Health Sciences Subject Guide

Health Sciences Subject Guide

Welcome to the National University of Lesotho resource guide for the health sciences. This guide will assist you throughout the research process by helping you to locate, evaluate and cite information. The Guide was compiled by the Faculty of Health Sciences librarians.



Theses and Dissertations

You can find Masters and Doctoral theses at NUL institutional repository. Printed theses from other universities can be obtained through inter-library loan.


    • Science Direct
    • Oxford Medicine Online
    • EBSCOhostThis is a platform for a number of full-text research databases providing access to information in various disciplines such as business, medicine, nursing, education and psychology. It is possible to search across a number of databases at once. The following are the recommended databases for undergraduate students in the health sciences.
Provides journal coverage for most areas of study including medical sciences. Authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Database of the United States National Library of Medicine, containing 22 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles dating back to 1946.

Referencing is the process of acknowledging your sources when writing an essay or assignment.

You must acknowledge your sources by citing them in the text of your assignment (called in-text citations) and referencing them at the end of your assignment (called a reference list).

You must provide references whenever you quote (use the exact words), paraphrase (use the ideas of another person, in your own words) or summarize (use the main points of) another's opinions, theories or data.

There are various styles of referencing. You are required to follow the APA Referencing Style (6th ed.), the style of the American Psychological Association.

Harvard Referencing: Guide

Harvard is a style of referencing, primarily used by university students, to cite information sources. ... In-text citations are used when directly quoting or paraphrasing a source. They are located in the body of the work and contain a fragment of the full citation.

Due to copyright and plagiarism policy of NUL clients are accountable for respecting its requirements. Disciplinary actions will be taken to any one in violation of these terms.

Subject Librarians

Mapasane Lephoto
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Assistant Subject Librarian