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About And Using This Guide

Welcome to the subject guide for the Allied Health Professions (AHP).

The guide includes resources and information for Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science. It also includes resources on Healthcare Management and Leadership.


Why use this guide?

The guide is intended to help you find books and journal articles and will give you some tips about using information resources. It brings together all the relevant resources for your subject area, to save you time looking for them yourself. It also contains information about Professional Bodies and other organisations relevant to the professions.


How to use the guide

Look to the left of this box: you will see the tabs indicating the sections, with a drop down menu underneath. Simply click on the relevant tab and this will give you the menu where you can choose your option.


The 'Journal Databases' tab contains links to the relevant databases for AHP research.

It is important to use these for your academic work as they contain the most up to date research for your field.


Depending on your topic of study, you may find these other guides useful too:

Getting Back into Study

Subject Librarian Support

Literature searching is a key skill for students on Health courses.

We know it can be daunting to remember all of the information you are told in the literature searching sessions and that you may need a little extra help.

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How to get help from the Library

Library Chat

  • Live text chat with library staff.
  • Available 24/7 for support with literature searching, referencing, and any issues or questions related to using the library.


Bookable appointments with librarians

  • You can book a 30 minute one-to-one with a librarian to discuss literature searching or referencing.
  • Remember to include plenty of information about what you would like support with.

If you think you may need support from your subject librarian, contact the library.


If you are taking Evidence and Enquiry for Practice or The Advancing Professional, remember that there are dedicated resources on literature searching in the Blackboard sites for these modules. 

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The Skills Centre is a team within the library offering academic skills development on topics such as assignment planning, critical writing, presentation skills, research planning, and time management. They offer: