Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Don't take books home - Access eBooks

You don't need to take a pile of books home with you for the xmas holidays - why not have a look on the catalogue to see if the ebook is available?

Remember to check what access is available for the title. You'll need your Keele computer login details or your NHS athens username in order to access the full-text.

Here's how to access an ebook on Library Search.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Please donate and support local people in crisis this Christmas time

From the last week of December onwards we will be running two important collection schemes:

The Food Bank Appeal for Newcastle Food Bank. The Food Bank welcomes all donations of non-perishable food but at present they really need the following : jam, rice, mashed potato, sugar, coffee, long-life juice, chocolate, crisps, sponge puddings and washing powder.
Donation points are located at both the Campus and Health Libraries

The Beauty Bank Appeal will be collecting donations of hygiene products for local people in need. Items required are shower gel, soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary products and shaving foam and razors.
Donation boxes are located in the Health Library, Rotunda

Please donate and support local people in crisis this Christmas time

Check the collection point in the Health Library

Using DynamedPlus – features and functions

DynamedPlus is an evidence-based, point-of-care tool to help you to find clinical answers quickly. It includes an easy search function to allow you find information on hundreds of diseases and conditions.

This resource is available to UHNM staff via their Athens username / password.

You can learn more about how to use DynamedPlus from blog posts here:

You can find more links to help options on our DynamedPlus help page.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 1st -7th December 2018

Crohn’s and Colitis are diseases of the gut that affect every part of the body. They're debilitating, widely misunderstood and there is no known cure.
Every day, Crohn’s and Colitis has a devastating impact on the lives of 300,000 people across the UK - the real number could be double that.
The gut is like your body’s second brain, so when it goes wrong, it can affect every aspect of your life - from your hormones and digestion, to your energy levels and mental health.
Stigma and misunderstanding around the conditions, means thousands are suffering in silence.
Therefore, the team at Crohn’s and Colitis UK are hoping that this awareness week, everyone will stand together in order to build a world free from Crohn’s and Colitis.
For more information surrounding Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week, please visit the Crohn’s and Colitis UK website:
For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of Crohn’s and Colitis and how we can support those who suffer from such conditions, 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.
  • Colorectal surgery, by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 2014, 5th edition, Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier.

  • Journal of Crohn's and colitis: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V. on behalf of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 2007 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards with 1 year embargo]
  • Gut, London : BMJ Pub. Group. [Available as a print journal 1994: vol. 35 – 2009 vol. 58 (4). Also available as a Keele ejournal 1960 - 2005, & NHS e-journal 1960 onwards]
  • International Journal of Colorectal Disease  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1997 onwards with 1 year embargo]
  • Seminars in inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Hamilton, Ont. : Decker for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 - 2005]
  • Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, London: Elsevier America [Available as a Keele ejournal 2003 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
  • Inflammatory bowel disease monitor, London : Remedica [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2010 - 2014]
  • The Lancet, London ; New York : Elsevier Science [Available as a print journal Health Library 1989 – 2015, LERC 1951 - 2015. Also available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1992 onwards]

Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
  • Schlussel, Andrew T et al. ‘Current challenges in the surgical management of Crohn's disease: a systematic review’, The American Journal of Surgery.  2016, Vol.212(2), pp.345-351. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Dettinger, Margaret et al. ‘Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis’, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  2008, Vol.39(4), pp.151-2. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Baumgart, Daniel C et al. ‘Crohn's disease’, The Lancet. 2012, Vol.380(9853), pp.1590-1605. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Shah, Natasha et al, ‘Sterile Seroma after Drainage of Purulent Muscle Abscess in Crohn’s Disease: Two Cases’, Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2016, vol. 2016, Article ID 1516364, p.1-4. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Rochelle, Tina L ; Fidler, Helen, “The importance of illness perceptions, quality of life and psychological status in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease”, Journal of Health Psychology, 2013, Vol.18(7), pp.972-983. [Available via Keele ejournals]
  • Souguir, A ; Hammami, A ; Dahmeni, W ; Jaziri, H et al, “Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome and Crohn's disease: an exceptional association”, Gastroenterology Report, 2018, Vol.6(1), pp.65-67. [Available via Keele ejournals]
  • Sophie Elizabeth Beese, S. E.; Harris, I.M.; Moore, D; Dretzke, J. “Body image dissatisfaction in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review protocol”, Systematic Reviews, 2018, Vol.7(184), doi:  [10.1186/s13643-018-0844-0] [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Xinghua, G. et al., “Chronic stress promotes colitis by disturbing the gut microbiota and triggering immune system response”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America., 2018, 115(13): E2960–E2969, doi:  [10.1073/pnas.1720696115] [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]


Monday, November 19, 2018

Health Library Reduced Opening Hours Xmas 2018

The Health Library will be open for reduced hours over the Christmas Period:

Opening Hours
Friday 21st Dec - Sunday 23rd Dec
 Normal opening hours
Monday 24th Dec
 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 25th Dec (Christmas Day)
Wednesday 26th Dec (Boxing Day)
Thursday 27th Dec - Friday 28th Dec
 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 29th Dec - Sunday 30th Dec
Monday 31st Dec 
 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 1st Jan 2018 (New Year's Day)
Wednesday 2nd Jan
 Return to normal opening hours

Remember that you can check your Library account online.
All online resources are available over the holiday period.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Update Your Information Skills Fast

Make sure you’ve got the skills to find the information you need quickly. One of the ways to keep your skills up-to-date is to follow our Information Skills for Health blog. Here you will find tips and hints, short learning opportunities, links to good healthcare resources, resource features and more. All designed to help you to find the best quality healthcare evidence.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Why do you need a Literature Search?

There are many reasons why you might want a literature search completed.

Our Outreach team support NHS staff who work with our community NHS organisations. They asked their enquirers why they wanted a literature search:

  • 20% wanted to share the latest research with colleagues
  • 12% wanted to use the information for patient advice
  • 11% used the information to support service development
  • 9% were looking at an audit or cost information
  • 9% wanted to use the information to support pathway development
Chart showing the reasons users ask for literature searches

You can ask for a literature search either online or by completing a form at the counter. For more help from the Outreach Service contact the team here.