Tuesday, June 19, 2018

eBooks on Library Search

You don’t need to take lots of books home with you this summer, you can read the ebook instead. Our ebook collection is available online via Library Search. Use Library Search to search for a book title or to search for books on a particular topic.

Once you have found a title you like, look for the “View Online” tab to see if it is available as an ebook. Click the tab and you’ll get the link you need to follow to access the book. Keele users will need their Keele computer login details to log on, whilst NHS staff will need their NHS Athens username and password.

Screen-shot of an ebook entry on Library Search

For more help on finding and using ebooks, see our help page.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Health Library Supports Digital Literacies

Last week we took part in the Keele Digital Festival (2018). We showcased our etutorials and demonstrated how we can support students to develop their digital literacy skills.

Thanks to everyone who attended; hope you all enjoyed the festival and found our presentation interesting.

Here is our video which highlights all the different opportunities that we offer, to help you to develop your digital skills.

If you would like to learn more, come and talk to us at the Health Library.

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Diabetes Awareness Week 11th - 17th June 2018

Diabetes is predicted to become a huge crisis for the future health of the U.K.’s population. It is a health condition that can have a major impact on one’s life and once at an advanced stage, diabetes can cause a host of other health complications. Knowledge of the causes of diabetes is a prerequisite to reducing the risk of becoming a diabetic.
Diabetes afflicts more people in the U.K. than any other serious health condition. There are 4.6 million Type 1 sufferers and an estimated 12.3 million people are potential type 2 diabetics.
2018’s campaign is seeing Diabetes UK try and create further  awareness of the condition and encouraging people to share their experiences of living with diabetes.
For more information surrounding diabetes please visit the NHS Choices and Diabetes UK websites:
For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from diabetes, the Health Libraries both at the Royal Stoke and County Hospitals offer numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
  • Handbook of diabetes /  Rudy W. Bilous and Richard Donnelly, 2010 4th edition [Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell]. Ebook also available.
  • ABC of diabetes /  Tim Holt and Sudhesh Kumar, 2010 6th edition, [Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell]
  • Textbook of diabetes / ed. By Richard I.G. Holt editor, 2017, 5th edition [Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell]

  • Journal of diabetes science and technology, Foster City, CA : Diabetes Technology Society. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2007 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards with 1 year embargo].
  • Journal of diabetes, Richmond, Vic. : Blackwell Publishing Asia Ltd. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards]
  • Primary care diabetes, Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
  • Journal of diabetes and its complications, New York, NY : Elsevier Science Pub. Co.. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2003 onwards].
  • Journal of diabetes research, Nasr City, Cairo : Hindawi Publishing Corporation. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2013 onwards]
  • Pediatric diabetes, Oxford : Blackwell. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards]
  • Clinical diabetes, New York : American Diabetes Association. [Available in print 1994 – 2016, as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards with 6 month embargo & as a NHS ejournal 2001 onwards]
  • The Lancet : Diabetes and Endocrinology, New York : Elsevier. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2013 onward].

Access more journals via our Journals webpage https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
  • Fisher, Lawrence ; Hessler, Danielle  and Polonsky, William et al, “Emotion regulation contributes to the development of diabetes distress among adults with type 1 diabetes”, Patient Education and Counseling, 2018, Vol.101(1), pp.124-131. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
  • Taylor, Robyn, “Diabetes”, Nursing standard, 2014, Vol.29(3), pp.61. [Available in print and via Keele & NHS ejournals].
  • Keene, Danya E. ; Guo, Monica and  Murillo, Sascha, "That wasn't really a place to worry about diabetes: Housing access and diabetes self-management among low-income adults”, Social Science & Medicine,  2018, Vol.197, pp.71-77. [Available via Keele ejournals].
  • Duignan, A ; Kenny, R. A and Savva, G. M et al, “Diabetes”, Age and Ageing, 2013, Vol. 42(suppl2), pp.ii17-ii17. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
  • Franks, PW and Mccarthy, MI; “Exposing the exposures responsible for type 2 diabetes and obesity”, Science, 2016 Oct 7, Vol.354(6308), pp.69-73. [Available via Keele ejournals].
  • Welch, Thomas R., “Diabetes and arthritis”, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2015, Vol.166(4), pp.783-787. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
  • Hendrieckx, C., Hagger, V. and Jenkins, A. et.al, “Severe hypoglycemia, impaired awareness of hypoglycemia, and self-monitoring in adults with type 1 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES-Australia”, Journal of diabetes and its complications, 2017, Vo.31(3), pp. 577-582. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].



Thursday, June 07, 2018

Keele Library Latest: New books

Keele Library Latest: New books: It may be the summer, and the exams may be over (for many, not all!), but the Library continues to add new books to stock all year round. Li...

IMPORTANT - IT Services Disruption (Disaster Recovery Day) Saturday 9th June 2018

Important message from Keele IT

For the past few years IT Services has run a disaster recovery exercise on the central IT service.
This year we will be conducting tests on two separate Saturdays: 9th June 2018 and 14th July 2018. Each day will commence at 07:00 and continue until the early evening.
This is our opportunity to measure the levels of disruption to key services in the event of building and/or network loss. ​
​Please see below the list of services which will be at out of action or affected during the day

Services which will be out of action on June 9th:
  • Staff and student printing
  • Lecture capture system administration and playback, scheduled recordings will still take place if scheduled before the 9th June
  • Some commercial and business systems
  • External access to Keele systems via the VPN
  • Some local S: drive and network filestore
    ​ (Directorates, Primary Care, 50% of taught students)​ 
  • Some disruption to PC logins in Labs or Offices
  • Eduroam Services at Newcastle Library

The following services may be affected 
​sometime ​
during the day

  • Google mail and associated GSuite features
  • KLE
  • SCIMS and eVision
  • Keele People
  • Enquiry management (Topdesk)
  • Eduroam and visitor wifi
  • University website
  • Campus telephones
  • Any externally hosted systems
  • Some local S: drive and network filestore
  • Printing
  • Topdesk - servicedesk.keele.ac.uk

There may be some temporary disruption during these days as services switch over
​during early evening when
 both the KLE and SCIMS will be at risk for a period of 20-30 minutes.

IT:Connect will be open in the [CAMPUS] Library on each day between 9 am - 12noon and 2 pm - 5 pm if there are any urgent enquiries please contact them on 01782 733636 or alternatively please email it.service@keele.ac.uk, you will also be able to contact them via twitter @KeeleUni_IT.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Have you improved?

Did you Check Your Skills when we asked you to?

Have you tried any of our etutorials yet? Check Your Skills again to see if you have improved and learnt something new.

Check Your Skills info card
You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Here’s a spot of revision

Ready to get started on your literature search plan – here’s a bit of revision of the steps involved.

Literature Searching Revision info card
You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Don’t get caught out

Make sure you understand what plagiarism is and how important it is to create a reference list – this is essential for every assignment you complete.

Learn more from our etutorial Introduction to Referencing and Plagiarism.

Introduction to Referencing info card
You can find all our etutorials online via our website.