A class number (or class mark) is the series of numbers and letters found on the spine of a resource to indicate where to find it in the Library.
Books about the same subject have the same class number, so will be located in the same area of the Library - this means that once you know the class number for the topic you are looking for, you can use it to find a range of relevant resources.
As a starting point, here are some useful class numbers for Nursing:
|Class number||General subject|
|362.1||Public health policy|
|610-620||Medicine and Health|
|610.73||Nursing (including reflective practice)|
|613||Health promotion and personal health|
|615||Pharmacology and therapeutics|
If you know the title of an electronic journals that you require, search the Ejournals A-Z. Or search for print titles via the Library Catalogue, select 'Journal title' in the drop-down list of search options.
Although you should use the databases and Discover to search across a range of publications for relevant journal articles, the following publications have been of particular use to other students and professionals:
Request an ebook allows you to make suggestions of resources for the Library to purchase. It is your opportunity to influence the development of the Library's collections, and can be useful if you are looking for information on a very specific topic - for example, for a dissertation or other piece of independent research.