Health resources


It’s Health Information Week (#hiw17) this week, an annual, multi-sector event that aims to improve awareness of good quality health resources that are available to the public. We’ve a display in the library, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about a couple of our important health-related library resources.

One very important resource for health-related topics is CINAHL, a large database the provides access to over 600 health-related journal titles. This searchable database can be accessed from the library website, the relevant Subject Guide and of course articles included in CINAHL can be searched for within Discover@Bolton. Some of the content in CINAHL dates back to 1971, and includes articles on a comprehensive range of nursing and allied to nursing topics. Another important resource is the Cochrane Library, a collection of databases containing different types of evidence to inform decision-making in healthcare. Like CINAHL, this can also be accessed from the library website and the relevant Subject Guide.


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