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Nursing: HSC staff

Library services for HSC staff

Library and information services are provided free of charge* to Health and Social Care (HSC) and Public Safety (PS) staff throughout Northern Ireland by Queen's University Medical & Healthcare Library, in partnership with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Services are provided from 6 main libraries in different parts of the province and through the honni website which is the primary gateway to electronic resources for local HSC professionals. Additionally, limited facilities are available at most Hospitals across the province.

How do I access services?

Simply register as a member of the Medical & Healthcare Library - all you need is proof of your HSC employment. You will be issued with a membership card, and a username and password to access electronic resources. You can then borrow from any of the libraries, log on to honni with the supplied username and password to access electronic resources, and avail of support and training. Ask for help at any time!


HONNI (Health on the Net Northern Ireland)

What can I use the services for?

  • Borrow books from any Medical & Healthcare Library site
  • Search the online catalogue for details of available resources, both print and electronic, held in the different locations
  • Search electronic journals (many e-journals which because of different license agreements, are not available in QUB)
  • Log on to search an extensive collection of databases
  • Place requests for books, and articles not available in full-text, either online or by filling in a form available from any of the libraries (* note that, while access to electronic resources is free, a small charge is payable for supply of photocopied or emailed articles)
  • Renew books and manage your library account online
  • Obtain training and support

What help is available?

Medical library staff can provide tailored advice on literature searching and training in the use of electronic resources. Help and advice is available in all libraries. Staff are there to assist users to make the best possible use of its resources. Healthcare Librarians and Subject Librarians can offer help in specific disciplines or areas of research.