New E-Resource Trial: SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.

Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Your feedback on SAGE Research Methods Video trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 28/02/17. The trial is on-campus only.

New trial – Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)

The Library has access to a trial of the Henry Stewart Talks – Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

2000+ specially online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools & pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Topics include biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, pharmaceutical sciences and many more.

The trial can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.

The trials run until the end of February 2017 and is only available on-campus.

We would very much welcome your feedback on both products.  If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at

LHS Library team

New database trials – Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

We have arranged access to two trials:

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy – contains over 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center – available on the OVID platform, contains 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content.

Both trials can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.

The trials run until 19/11/16. The trial to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is only available on-campus. The trial to Amirsys Imaging Reference Center is available on and off-campus.

We would very much welcome your feedback on both products.  If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at

LHS Library team



Internurse currently unavailable off campus

The supplier and database Internurse is currently unavailable off campus. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and are working on restoring the full service.

The journals affected include:

  • British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
  • British Journal of Community Nursing
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
  • British Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • British Journal of Nursing
  • British Journal of School Nursing
  • British Journal of Wellbeing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Independent Nurse
  • International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice
  • International Journal of Palliative Nursing
  • Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
  • Journal of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing
  • Journal of Health Visiting
  • Journal of Kidney Care
  • Journal of Wound Care
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Nursing & Residential Care
  • Practice Nursing




many thanks

The Life and Health Sciences team


New E-Resource Trial: APA Style Central

New E-Resource Trial: APA Style Central

The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:


APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative and complete online environment for teaching, writing and publishing in American Psychological Association style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.

Four independent but integrated sections provide the expert resources necessary for teaching, learning, and applying the rules of APA Style, all while incorporating optimal habits of scholarship, research, and publishing into users’ academic and professional lives:

  • Learning Center: a rich assortment of learning and instructional objects that enable users to design their own approach to mastering APA Style.
  • Research Center: includes a one-of-a-kind electronic reference library along with interactive project planning tools and APA Style formatting tools.
  • Writing Center: users can select from an assortment of different paper templates reflecting the most common types of primary or original publications (empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, etc) or choose a basic framework compatible with any type of APA Style paper.
  • Publishing Center: for those looking to publish their paper in the scholarly literature, or looking to familiarize themselves with the current publishing landscape, the Publishing Center provides the information to take users to that final step in the process. Searches can be conducted on a number of attributes, including by journal, author, keyword, methodology, population, and more in order to locate relevant titles.

Your feedback on the APA Style CENTRAL trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 31/08/16 and is on-campus only.

For help and advice on using any of our Library resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team.



Trial Access to JAMA Cardiology

We now have on-campus trial access to the 2016 issues of JAMA Cardiology from the Library’s Electronic Journal Collection.

JAMA Cardiology focuses on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including:

  • Epidemiology and prevention
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics
  • Translational research
  • Health care policy and outcomes
  • Global health

The trial will run until the end of December 2016.  Contact a member of the Life and Health Sciences Library team for further information.

Ovid MEDLINE Update – Epub Ahead of Print citations

Ulster University library - Jordanstown. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Ulster University library – Jordanstown. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)

Ovid have introduced a new edition to its Medline database collection – Epub Ahead of print citations (articles that appear on the publisher’s website in advance of journal publication).

This new enhancement will bring Medline’s content into line with that of PubMed, so users will no longer need to search both resources in order to access the most up-to-date research.

For more information take a look at the Ovid press release here or contact the LHS Librarian’s at


Having trouble finding journal articles? Your librarian can help

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With Semester 2 well advanced, many of you will be engaged in research projects and assignments. Some of you will be considering your next move after graduation.

Getting the most out of Ulster’s subscribed Library resources can be daunting, but help is at hand.

Contact the Library Subject Team for help with any aspect of literature searching, referencing or critical analysis.

Ulster research on injuries in schoolboy rugby

Ulster Sports Academy lecturer Chris Bleakley was  part of the team publishing new research on schoolboy injury in rugby.

Read the full article here

RISUS study: Rugby Injury Surveillance in Ulster Schools
H A P Archbold, A T Rankin, M Webb, R Nicholas, N W A Eames, R K Wilson, L A Henderson, G J Heyes, C M . Bleakley.
British Journal  of  Sports  Medicine
Published Online First 23 December 2015