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Nursing & Midwifery: Postgraduate Students

Information for Postgraduate Students

Information for Postgraduate Students 


If you are a postgraduate student, there is some information below that you may find useful: 


Training Sessions 

The library offers training sessions throughout the year.  These include literature searching and EndNote.  To view upcoming events, please check the training calendar on the following link: 

Training calendar  


Inter-Library Loans

Inter-Library Loans (ILL) is a service which allows the library to obtain material for QUB staff and students which is not available in any of our library branches.  More information including how to request items can be found on the following page: 

Inter-Library Loans 


Systematic Reviews 

Whilst studying at postgraduate level you may be required to conduct a systematic review.  A subject guide has been produced by QUB Subject Librarians that will help guide you through the systematic review process.  The guide can be accessed using the link below:  


QUB Dissertations and Theses 

Masters Dissertations 

The Biomedical Library in the MBC holds a selection of masters dissertations that were provided by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.  They have been made available for students to consult within the library.  If you wish to view any of the dissertations, please ask staff at the desk. 

PhD Theses 

You can search for Queen's University PhD theses using the library catalogue.  First search for a topic, then filter your search results by Source Types and select Dissertations/Theses.  

Print copies are held in the McClay Library Book Store.  Theses can be requested using the Place Request button in the library catalogue. Alternatively, you can complete a request form at one of the library's enquiry desks. Theses may not be borrowed but can be read in the library. 

To access an electronic thesis, click on the Full text through QConnect link below the title.  This will take you to the Queen's Research Portal where you can view the document online. 


Publishing an Article Open Access 

Gold open access means that the published version of the research article is freely available directly from the journal. The reader does not need to pay to read the article, therefore, it can be accessed by anyone. 

Some publishers charge a fee, called an article processing charge (APC), to make an article freely available online. The library has funds to support the cost of APCs. 

The library also has agreements with publishers that allow you to publish open access for free without needing to apply for an APC.   

If you are considering publishing an article open access, you may want to contact the Open Research Team before submission to enquire if the library has funds or a publisher agreement to suit you. More information, including contact details, can be found on the following page:  


Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland 

The Healthcare Library provides health and social care professionals with library and information services to support decision making, patient care, evidence-based practice and Continuous Professional Development by providing access to knowledge, evidence and research. 

If you are currently employed in Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland, you are eligible for Healthcare Library membership. 

The Healthcare Library has many benefits including free inter-library loans and access to a library service when you are no longer a student at Queen’s University.  For more information including online registration, click on the link below: