Books are a great place to start your research. They contain useful summaries about what's happening in your field and can help you to establish the key theories and background of your research. As well as books specifically covering your subject, the Library also holds lots of titles to help you develop your study skills.
Books contain references to other resources that you can explore for more in-depth information when you have understood the basics.
Use YorSearch, the Library catalogue. Some books will be available as e-books that you can access online from anywhere; look for the View It link in YorSearch..
If you know the name of the journal you need, you can search for it in YorSearch. Most journals can be accessed online by logging in with your University username and password; look for the link. Some will also be available in print in the Library.
|Y||Medicine and Nursing||B||Psychology|
|Y 0.72||Medical research||B 7.2||Psychosis|
|Y 0.73||Nursing||B 7.5||Health psychology|
|Y 0.7301||Nursing theory/models||B 7.93||Psychotherapy|
|Y 0.730699||Nurse-patient relationship||B 7.933||Cognitive behavioural therapy|
|Y 0.7307||Nurse study & teaching||D||Social Sciences|
|Y 0.73072||Nurse research||D 0.18||Methodology|
|Y 0.7309||History of nursing||DA 2.068||Health services management|
|Y 1||Human anatomy||DA 2.0942||National Health Service|
|Y 2||Human physiology||DA 2.1||Medical sociology|
|Y 3||Health promotion||DA 2.1064||Nursing ethics|
|Y 4||Public health||DA 2.15||Maternity services|
|Y 6||Medicine (incl nurse specialties)||DA 2.199||Care of the dying|
|Y 6.025||Emergency care||DA 2.2||Mental health services|
|Y 6.029||Palliative care||DA 2.3||Learning disability services|
|Y 6.1||Cardiovascular disease||DA 2.6||Services for the elderly|
|Y 6.2||Respiratory disease||G||Economics|
|Y 6.46||Diabetes||G 0.19DA2||Health economics|
|Y 6.890231||Psychiatric nursing||G 5.8||Management|
|Y 6.994||Cancer care||J||Law|
|Y 7.1||Wound care||J 344.0414||Nursing law|
|Y 8.4||Childbirth||SF 1.Y||Medical statistics|
|Y 8.97||Geriatrics||Z 49.3||Infant feeding|
An open consortium of universities, companies and government research laboratories that create, collects and distribute speech and text databases, lexicons, and other resources for research and development purposes. The University of Pennsylvania is the LDC's host institution.
The university has access to corpora from the LDC on DVD/CD or via web downloads. The corpora on DVD/CD are held in the Departments of Computer Science and Language and Linguistic Science. To access the web downloads:
Before you use any of the corpora, please make sure that you have read all relevant licensing agreements: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Membership/Agreements/.
A reference tool for those studying Old and Middle English, it is an online database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or almost five times the collected works of Shakespeare.
A collection of Middle English texts was assembled from works contributed by University of Michigan faculty and from texts provided by the Oxford Text
Archive, as well as works created specifically for the Corpus by the HTI.
The Library has films in several foreign languages and these are housed in on the ground floor of the Library Harry Fairhurst building. The AV collection has DVDs, blu rays and VHS formats, as well as CDs and cassettes, but the vast majority of films here are currently in DVD format. You will also find a that small groups can use (bookable via the Library room booking pages).
Some of these are subscription services (use your UoY username and password) and some are freely available websites.
|Conferences are a place where experts in specialist areas will present on topical issues or first give details of new work before they ever publish a paper on the topic. The papers presented at conferences can be a useful source of information, and helpful when trying to find out who the current experts are in a particular area.
Many papers are freely available on the web whereas others are not made available in this way. If you are new to an area is not always easy to work out which conferences to look for.
The following sites give information about conferences and allow you to book onto them but via these links you can often also get papers from previous years' conferences.
See also 'Other sources of conference proccedings' below.
Databases such as the LLBA and the other Proquest databases all include some conference proceedings and you can limit your searching to conference proceedings only.
The British Library alerting service, Zetoc, also provides access to some conference papers.
To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.
Information about theses is available on the main Library website.
All University PhD and MPhil theses are available via YorSearch. Masters theses for some subjects are held in the Library for 6 years.
All York research students registered in or after October 2009 are required to upload their theses into White Rose eTheses Online , a shared online respository for doctoral level theses from the Universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.
You can also access theses from outside the University: