Welcome to the subject guide for Health and Social Care
Use the tabs on the left to navigate to the information you need. If this is the first time you have visited this guide you might want to spend some time looking at "Finding Information" for tips on how to get the best out of our resources.
If you need any help with finding information or help with referencing, don't hesitate to contact me.
Watch the video for a quick introduction to the library.
Foundation, Level 4 & Level 5 students can borrow 15 items at any one time.
Group Study Rooms
You can book one of the group study rooms for blocks of two hours. Collect the key from the Mountbatten Information Point within 15 minutes of start of your booking any later and you may find someone else has been given your tab. Instructions for booking a room
Individual Study Rooms
You can book one of the individual study rooms for two hour periods. Remember to login into the computer to secure your booking Instructions for booking a room
Support for Assignments & Referencing
You can book an appointment if you are struggling to find information for your assignments or want guidance on referencing. You may want to get together a group and book some time. It is likely that your lecturer will book some time for me to deliver a workshop or other type of session sometime during your first year.
The library also runs regular referencing drop-in workshops. Please remember that we cannot check your references, but we will answer specific questions.
The library doesn't have the article I need- can you help?
If we don't have an article we will know a library that does! If you are a Level 5, Level 6, postgraduate student or member of staff, you can request an inter-library loan. Level 4 students need to contact me first. Books can also be requested. Follow the link to the form.
I can't access articles from home/work and I know the library has them.
If you have found the article on Google Scholar or Google try copying and pasting the title into the Articles tab on the library catalogue and following the instructions for off-campus access. This will normally work. If it doesn't work look for the journal title in the catalogue and search for the article that way. It is possible we have access to the journal, but your article may fall outside our subscription (too early or too late). If the article is old you may wish to consider if this useful for your research - is it older than you are or is it a classic piece of research that you would be expected to read?
I can't find anything on my topic
Finding information isn't always easy and can be frustrating. Have a look in Finding Information tab for more advice on selecting keywords for your search. Use the specialist databases in the databases tab and search those - they will give better results than Google. If you are still struggling, come and see me.
Can you check my references for me?
I'm sorry but I cannot check your references as this forms part of your assessment. What I can do is provide advice and guidance on how to reference and respond to specific queries. There is lots of advice and guidance on the library portal - see this link. You might also want to investigate using a tool such as RefWorks to manage your references for you. Again contact me for additional help
Can you proof read my essay?
I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to proof read work. You might want to get a trusted colleague, partner or parent to do it for you.
If you are new to studying or have been away from study for any length of time, then you may find Succeed@Solent helpful:
Click through to succeed@solent for tips and information on planning and writing your essay, managing your work and lots more.
The library also has a good collection of study skills books you may wish to borrow - just type "study skills" into the library catalogue.