Adding materials to the library collection

There are three routes to adding new materials to the library collection, depending on what the new item is for and who will be using it.

You can use these questions to work out the appropriate route to use. Are you a student? If yes, please see You want it, we get it.

• Are you a student? If yes, please see You want it, we get it.

• Are you a member of academic staff? If yes, please see the options below:
Is the item for a reading list for use by a cohort of students? If yes, please see Reading Lists Online.
Is the item for your personal research? If yes, please see You want it, we get it.

• Are you staff or a student looking for a fiction book or a personal development book? If yes, please see Fiction Collection Suggestions.

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PDF documents and accessibility

The regulations

Under The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, all Higher Education Institutions are required to make any content shared in Virtual Learning Environments and on websites accessible for as many users as possible.

Library & Learning Services have lots of information on how to make documents accessible on their wiki pages and accessibility training takes place throughout the year. Please contact [email protected] for information.

At Edge Hill the Ally tool is available to all staff and students within Blackboard course areas. Staff can use this to see how accessible a course area is and establish which changes should be made to course items to improve accessibility. For staff and students Ally enables course content to be downloaded in alternative formats to suit individuals’ needs.

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SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos from world-leading academics. The material is perfect for academic work, and is definitely worth using in your bibliography!

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ClinicalKey Student: Nursing, Medical and Midwifery Resources

ClinicalKey Student is a leading clinical-based resource that contains 106 nursing, 30 midwifery, and 310 medical titles as well as images and videos for many specialties providing trusted resources for students and their faculty.

You will need to create an account to use Clinical Key Student and its personalisation features, and there is even a handy video guide to help you get started. ClinicalKey is divided into following three collections:

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