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  • Gender politics Library and archive services Library and archive services 8 Mar 2019

    The Wandering Womb: Gender politics and women’s health

    For International Women's Day guest speaker Dr Anne Hanley writes about the history of gender politics in gynaecological and sexual health nursing in the early twentieth century.

  • Nursing and the history of emotions Sarah Chaney Sarah Chaney 15 Feb 2019

    Nursing and the History of the Emotions

    Did you know emotions have a history? Find out more about the way our expectations of emotion have changed over time, and why this is important to the history of nursing.

  • Screenshot of the RCN library search page with citation trail tool highlighted Library and archive services Library and archive services 12 Feb 2019

    Citation Trails

    We’ve recently added a new feature which will make it easier to explore topics and find material. 

  • RCN Library and Information Zone Northern Ireland Alan Chalkley Alan Chalkley 23 Jan 2019

    What's Library Search

    If you’re looking for articles and evidence for your research, the RCN Library and Archives website makes searching for information easy. Our ‘library search’ tool, which works a bit like google is a quick and simple way to find information resources on a topic.

  • Watercolour drawing of stained glass window at the RCN - by Rachel Mulligan Library and archive services Library and archive services 11 Jan 2019

    Who Cares? We do! Have a say in the RCN’s next exhibition

    Our next exhibition will explore emotions in nursing and healthcare. We are asking RCN members to share ideas and experiences, which will inspire the research and planning of the exhibition.

  • Nurse Cavell Dog Lover Caroline Lynch Caroline Lynch 14 Dec 2018

    Remembering Edith Cavell in our Library and Archive collections

    A look at a remarkable book from our collections: ‘Nurse Cavell, dog lover’.

  • Student recrutiment and the library Alan Chalkley Alan Chalkley 20 Nov 2018

    Student recruitment and the Library & Archive USP

    This year really does seem to be flying by and with Autumn comes student recruitment.

  • Nellie and Harry Carter Library and archive services Library and archive services 9 Nov 2018

    "If scribbling in albums remembrance insures, with the greatest of please I scribble in yours"

    Service Scrapbooks Volunteer Caroline Cowell-Robertson discusses the difficulties and joys of researching a nurse from the First World War.

  • Wandering Womb exhibition at RCN Libraries Frances Reed Frances Reed 29 Oct 2018

    The Wandering Womb

    The Wandering Womb explores the misconceptions about women’s health which flourished in a field historically dominated by male doctors. Frances Reed tells us more.

  • Customer Service Excellence Library and archive services Library and archive services 26 Oct 2018

    Customer Service Excellence assessment day

    The Library and Archive Service team have been preparing for the re-assessment of our Customer Service Excellence standard.