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This guide will help you discover how to find the information you need to successfully complete your assignments


Welcome to the subject guide for Nursing and Midwifery

Article Databases

A bibliographic database indexes the contents of academic journals and allows you to find out which journals have published articles about a particular topic.  You will find your key databases by selecting the journals tab which also includes evidence based medicine (EBM) resources e.g. Cochrane Library.

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NHS Athens Authentication

What is NHS Athens?
Students on NHS funded courses are able to access additional NHS databases and journals online. You should have received an email in your first year (pre. September 2017).

What are the benefits?

Some of the databases are the same as at SHU (e.g. CINAHL, MEDLINE) but there are some that may provide additional information e.g. EMBASE and the *BNF app (*see online resources tab on this guide).  When you login to NICE journals and databases you will see a list of what is on offer.

If you intend to work within the NHS, these resources will become your professional library.

What is my username?

Your NHS Athens username is nhsacshu followed by your Sheffield Hallam Unversity username, e.g. nhsacshub1234567.  If you don't know your password, go to the forgotten password page and enter your SHU email address (e.g. to be emailed a replacement password.  Contact if you have any problems. 

NB: Staff need to contact  to ask for an account to be created.

Royal College of Nursing on Twitter

News: BBC Health


Feeling Fiction Reading Group

If you like reading for pleasure and want to escape the academic texts for a little while, but still explore the themes of health and well being, then this group is for you. Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Library at Collegiate Campus to talk about the texts we read and meet new people. Find us on Facebook and the reading list can be found here

News: Nursing & Midwifery Council

NMC Revalidation

From 1 April 2016, revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives will need to go through in order to renew their registration with the NMC. 


You can find everything you need to know by visiting the revalidation site. Resources include presentations on CPD, feedback, reflective accounts, reflective discussion and confirmation. There is also guidance on how to store your completed reflective discussion and confirmation forms in either paper or electronic format.

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NMC Code for Nurses and Midwives

Health Education England (HEE) on Twitter

Spotlight on Meanwhile, Back in the Library: Health

The Library is very excited to announce that its next exhibition will be ‘Meanwhile, Back in the Library’ which will look at how comics, graphic novels, cartoons, newspaper strips, caricatures and picture books can be used within academia and how they connect with  subject areas such as science, game design, film, journalism, autobiography and art. 

Why not use a comic and academic text together to help get into a subject! Here are a selection of health related comics to get you started. Unsure about this approach...take a look at these articles!

Just to add, you may feel like some recreational reading...there is also a link to the first book in the The Sandman series. Whilst it may not help with your assignments, its a pretty amazing read! Even when studying, you need to take a break and you can take a look at the Meanwhile, Back in the Library Reading List Online here.