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Health & Social Care

Welcome!

Books

To search for books and eBooks you can use Library Search. Library Search is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and other resources (e.g. journal or newspaper articles, reports) in one simple search.

Reading lists

Reading Lists for Health & Social Care are on the University’s Reading Lists system:

Reading Lists

There is also a Reading Lists Help Page.

If the library doesn't have a book you need, you can either:

Articles

A great starting point to find articles is Library Search. This is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and other resources (e.g. journal or newspaper articles, reports) in one simple search.

To start your search for articles start with the Articles search on Library Search.

If you need to explore the literature further and undertake a comprehensive search, the following key databases can be used to begin a comprehensive search of Health & Social Care literature.

Getting articles not held at Essex: our Inter-Library Loans service can get articles not held at Essex from other libraries for you. See: Inter-Library Loans

SportDiscus

SportDiscus

MEDLINE

MEDLINE

CINAHL

CINAHL

PsycARTICLES

PsycARTICLES

PsycINFO

PsycINFO

Web of Science

Web of Science


Don't forget to look at the full listing of databases.

Finding Full Text

Have you ever found an article you like but have been denied access to the full text (without paying for the article)? These options are designed to help find that article's full text for you.

1. How to find the full text of a journal article via Libray Search

Search for the journal title to discover whether the Library subscribes to the journal:



The following tutorial will guide you through this process:

2. Browser Extentions

These browser plugins can help you automatically check for free copies of articles you've found online and help you break through the paywall!

Note: these browser plugins are freely available tools that are not supported by University of Essex Library Services.


Unpaywall

Unpaywall

Kopernio

Kopernio

Lazy Scholar

Lazy Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Open Access

Open Access


3. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? You can request it for free through inter-library loan:

InterLibrary Loans

Anatomy & Physiology

Visible Body is an interactive 3D visualization and learning tool of human anatomy. The Library subscription includes web application and mobile app versions of two modules:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Anatomy Atlas

Have a look at the full resource record for more info.



Search Skills

No matter what stage of your studies you're in, you will need to do some research for your assignments.

We've got you covered, from simple search tips to advanced search skills we will guide you through creating a search strategy, carrying out a search and choosing the right resources.

Search Skills Moodle Course

Search Skills Moodle Course

An introduction to search strategies for Health and Social Care

Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions with Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods guide to health and guide to social work

Referencing

To find out about the referencing style used within the School of Health & Social Care, and for help with referencing, visit the referencing page and select HSC from the drop-down box.

See also: A beginners guide to Endnote Online for the Health & Social Care



Enquiries

Library
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Colchester
Essex
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+44 (0) 1206 873192
libline@essex.ac.uk