Aileen Rohan from the INMO library team outlines the wide range of services and electronic resources provided to members
September brings with it new school bags and the return of traffic to the roads as children eagerly return to school. It also heralds the commencement of many academic nursing and midwifery courses, as well as courses for post-registration nurses and midwives seeking to up-skill and build on their education.
College life can be challenging after the experience of secondary school or after a break from studying. Unlike school, you are completely responsible for your own learning and for accessing the support services that are available, if you are having any difficulties.
It is worth attending all induction talks about IT support and library services to see what is available. Success in college requires you to keep on top of reading and course work and plan in advance for all assignment deadlines. College semesters are short and deadlines will be looming before you are properly established in the course. One tip is to look at reading lists and assignment requirements for your modules at the very beginning of the semester.
As members of the INMO, nurses and midwives have access to specialist services provided by the INMO library. The library aims to provide a tailored service to members and offers a wide range of resources to support members throughout their educational career. Whether you are looking for assistance in finding items from your reading list or would like a refresher course in basic skills such as IT, referencing or note-taking, the library staff is here for you and have years of experience working with healthcare, nursing and midwifery information.
The library stocks a broad range of healthcare material including print and electronic journals, books, directories, reports, reference materials and official publications. Located in INMO HQ in Dublin 7, the spacious learning environment with computer terminals and a quiet reading room, provides an optimal location for study and reflection.
All resources are reference only, which ensures that copies are available to you for study within our library at all times.
The library’s electronic resources are available at www.nurse2nurse.ie
This offers an excellent choice of handpicked articles and reference material on all aspects of nursing and midwifery. Our chief aim is to assist in the education and professional development of nurses and midwives by providing relevant, credible and current information seamlessly through one site.
To access this site, please contact the library for your login and password, Tel: 01 6640614/25.
If you have a query relating to clinical practice, if you are looking for the latest research to update policies or procedures in your workplace, or if you are undertaking a college assignment and feel overwhelmed, the INMO library staff can assist you by undertaking research on your behalf. Simply phone or email the library and the staff will discuss your needs with you.
We can supply articles directly to you, order difficult-to-find articles, and we can usually supply a list with 20-50 citations offering a broad overview of a particular area or topic of your choice. There is a small charge for this service, but we often run promotional offers on the Nurse2Nurse/ INMO Library Facebook pages.
Information retrieval training
INMO librarians offer one-to-one and small group training to all members who would like to learn how to improve their research skills. The training incorporates how to effectively search the internet and electronic databases in order to find the most relevant, reliable information.
These are extremely useful skills to acquire that you will employ throughout your career. To avail of this training as an individual or as a small group, please contact us to make an appointment.
For further information on any of the services at the library, Tel: 01 6640614/25, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook by searching ‘Nurse2Nurse’ or ‘INMO Library’.
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