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Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

RCN staff

The RCN Library and Archive Service offers a wide array of resources to help you find information relevant to your search. This includes over 1000 full text journals, 30,000 eBooks and 12 databases covering nursing and healthcare topics on our Search Collections page.


PubMed comprises over 28 million citations from the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). See Pub Med Quick Start for details of how to carry out a search. There are some links to full-text items.

RCN Library YouTube channel

These quick tutorials will help you use some of our database resources.

Additional resources

Can be found on the intranet library resources page

Literature search request

Contact us if you would like a search carried out by our Literature Search Team. You can email us via this link.

Please let us know:

  • Your topic (any limitations eg date of publication, country)
  • Purpose of your search
  • Deadline 
  • Which resources you have already checked

We will contact you to discuss your topic, possible resources and how you would like the results presented.