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Advanced Breast Practice and Professional Practice in Mammography guide

Useful resources for students taking short courses on the Advanced Breast Practice and Professional Practice in Mammography programmes

Hunter and study skills

Use Hunter, the library's discovery tool,  to find books by title or author, journal articles or journal titles. This page gives you an overview to searching Hunter. There's more information in the subsequent tabs.

1. Find books

To find books in Hunter, enter your search terms, select Books and more. Sign in to find the book location and availability.

Some books are available as e-books, select View Online to view electronic versions. You will need to login with your university login to access these. 

2. Find journal articles

In Hunter, enter an article title or a few words from the title and select Articles and more. Select view online and follow the link to the full text. You will need to login with your SGUL login to access these off-site.  

3. Find journals

To find a specific journal in Hunter, type in the name of the journal and select Journal Titles results will include journal titles from the Library’s electronic and print journal collections. You will need to login with your university login to access electronic journals off-site.  

The library has a wide range of healthcare practice and allied health books including many specialist areas. If the book record has a Full text available link this means that you can access an e-book version. Login with your SGUL username and password to view books online. The following video guides you through accessing e-books.

When searching for a book in Hunter, take note of the call number to locate the book in the library.

The call number is the series of letters and numbers on the spine of the book that helps you to find it in the library.

A diagram titled "National Library of Medicine Classification Breakdown". The diagram splits an example NLM shelfmark (in this case, WK700 MAR) into three sections. The first section, "WK", is labelled as follows: "The first letters relate to the main subject of the book. In this example, the endocrine system." The second section, "700", is labelled as follows: "The numbers relate to a more specific aspect. In this example, adrenal glands." The third section, "MAR", is labelled as follows: "The last 3 letters relate to the authors surname."

To comprehensively search for a book in the library, use Hunter to search the library catalogue by selecting 'Books and more' from the drop-down menu. Click on Check availability of print copies to see where the book is located in the Library. 

This video shows you how to locate a book in the library using the call number.

We have also produced a short video on how to place a hold on a book that is on loan.

A photograph of rolling stacks in St. George's University Library. Together, the stacks read "JOURNALS".

To find journal articles using Hunter, select 'articles and more' from the drop-down menu. You should have full text access to articles found through Hunter. Most will be available online, although we do have a small collection of paper journals available in the library. You will find this collection in the silent study area of the library.

Select the 'Full text available' link to view the full text of an article. Sometimes there are different pathways to login to view full text articles that the library subscribes to when you are at home. Always double check the guidance given by the library when you select an article to view online to see if we recommend any extra steps to access the article that you want to view.


The following video shows you how to find journal articles in Hunter.

The video below shows you how to access electronic resources when you are away from St George's. You need your SGUL username and password. Your SGUL username begins with the letter 'm' followed by a number.

To save results in Hunter you first have to log in. At any time in Hunter, you can select 'Sign in' from the top right hand side of the page. Enter your you SGUL username and password to login.

Once you have signed in you can save results to your e-shelf. To save articles and book to your e-shelf just click on the pin icon next to the item.

A screenshot from Hunter, SGUL's library search tool. The screenshot shows how to save search results to your e-shelf by clicking on the pin that reads "Add to E-shelf", to the top-right of a search item.

You can also save searches and return to them when you need to. After you have run a search, select the pin at the top of the results page to save your search. It will automatically save under the name of your search terms.

A screenshot from Hunter, showing a search for "Advanced Clinical Practice". The screenshot shows how to save a search query by clicking on the pin reading "Save search", just below the search bar.

To view your saved results and searches, select the pin icon at the top of the page, next to the 'Sign in' link. This will take you to your e-shelf. You will need to be signed in to permanently save results and searches.

Study skills

The books below will give you an introduction to the study skills you will need to develop throughout your module or course. Select the title to access the e-book. You will find more advice on accessing books in the 'finding books' tab of this guide.

For books and other resources specific to your module, please view the link to My Reading List on the homepage of your module.

Study Skills