Getting started using the Library
We offer online information resources, four libraries, and library staff who can provide you with help. Use this guide for an introduction to our resources and services. Discover how you can find information and get the most from RCN library and archive services.
Library search tools
An easy to use search for journal articles, books and eBooks. Use the 'I'm looking for' box in the centre of the screen.
Open Library search
You can find our full range of video tutorials here. These offer guidance on using our website and searching for online journals.
Book subject searches
This online resource explains the sections commonly used in research articles. Understanding how research articles are organised can make reading and evaluating them easier.
A tool designed to help people understand and review health research and to decide how dependable and relevant it is. The tool will guide you through a series of questions which will help you to evaluate a research article.
MyStudyBar is free assistive software to help learners with literacy-related difficulties including dyslexia. It can offer potential benefits to all learners. It includes mind mapping software, a text to audio reader and screen colour overlays. My StudyBar only works on Windows PCs. It is free to download and can be used from a USB stick.
If you are looking for an example of Harvard referencing you may find our guidelines a useful example. You should always follow the referencing guidelines of your university or institution however. They will be different to these guidelines as there are many versions of Harvard referencing.
Editor of this guide
RCN Library and Archive Service
Page last updated - 01/06/2021