Thursday, April 26, 2018

Check out what your academic staff research? #AcBookWeek 23rd April

It is Academic Book Week this week – “a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books”. You’ll find a taste of some books authored by members of staff on display by the Library entrance.

Here’s another highlight…

Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach.
Author: Frank Lally & Christine Roffe

Book cover for Geriatric Medicine
Both Frank and Christine work for the Institute of Science & Technology in Medicine, at Keele University. You can find more details of their research via their Keele Profile Pages – Frank and Christine

Another taster of what your academic staff write about? #AcBookWeek 23rd April

It is Academic Book Week this week – “a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books”. Have a look at our display in the Library.

Here is another highlight of a book title written by a member of staff…

An Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare.
Author: Dr Alison Pooler

Book cover of An Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Alison lectures at Keele University and is interested in research in respiratory medicine and chronic diseases. You can find more details of her current publications on her Keele Profile Page.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Maintenance of Eduroam WiFi at Royal Stoke University Hospital

At 07:30 on Thursday 26th April there will be some maintenance on the Eduroam WiFi at RSUH which will result in a 10 minute outage. 

Once the maintenance has been completed you may need to re-connect to Eduroam again on your devices to access the service.  

If you have any problems connecting to Eduroam on Thursday or have any questions please contact a member of the ICT Services Team who will be happy to assist. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What research do your academic staff conduct? #AcBookWeek 23rd April

It is Academic Book Week this week – “a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books”.

Why not check out what your academic staff write about, here is a taster…

Self-assessment in Paediatrics.
Author: Tom Lissauer & Will Carroll

Book cover of Self-Assessment in Paediatrics
Will Carroll is the Academic and Clinical Lead for Respiratory Paediatrics, UHNM. You can find more details of his research interests and publications on his Keele Profile Page.

What do your academic staff write about? #AcBookWeek 23rd April

It is Academic Book Week this week – “a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books”. So we thought we would highlight a few of the titles written by our healthcare-based academics here at Keele University.

You’ll find a taste of some books authored by members of staff on display by the Library entrance.

Why not check out what your academic staff write about, here is a taster…

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities.
Edited by Sue Read


Image of book cover for Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities


Sue is a Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at Keele University. You can find more details of her research interests and publications on her Keele Profile Page.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Search for an Author on Library Search #AcBookWeek

It is Academic Book Week this week – do you want to read books by our academic staff? Why not check whether we have their books in our collection?

Use Library Search to search for book titles by a particular author.

1. You’ll find a link to Library Search on the Health Library homepage. Click the Library Search option.
screen-shot of library homepage

2. Click the option "Search Books and more" to focus your search on book titles.

screen-shot of Library Search

3. You can just type the authors name into the search box.
screen-shot of an example author search
The results are presented in a list.
screen-shot of example search results

4. If you need to focus your search further, use the Advanced Search option. 
screen-shot showing the advanced search option

5. Select to search by author and enter the author’s name or part of their name. You can enter more than one name. Use the other filter options if you want to.
Advanced search options

6. Your search results are then presented and you can browse the items available. If needed you can use more filters to focus the results.
screen-shot of search results

Here I have selected to filter by subject.
Screen-shot of filter options
This will reduce the search results to only items indexed against these subjects.
screen-shot of filtered results

7. Don’t forget that you can submit a request if you would like the item saved for you.



Academic Book Week 23rd to 28th April 2018 #AcBookWeek

It is Academic Book Week this week – “a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books”. So we thought we would highlight a few of the titles written by our healthcare-based academics here at Keele University.

You’ll find a taste of some books authored by members of staff on display by the Library entrance.

Photo of book display
The Academic Book Week project is running a competition to find the top Books by Women that Changed the World. There is a selected list of 20 titles and you can vote for your favourite and most influential title.

Students on Electives (Medicine) - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on an elective or placement at the end of April or in May and June:
You are welcome to continue to loan items from the library, but please be aware that normal loan periods will still apply.
Items may be requested by another user and thus need to be returned. Late return of requested items will still incur fines.


Automatic renewals will run as normal, but if you wish to try to avoid having an item potentially due for return at a time when you really cannot come in, you can attempt to renew your books early via you account on Library Search.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Get Started with Library Resources

Make sure you know how to make the most of the resources we provide for you:

  • Healthcare focused
  • Full-text available
  • Search tools with helpful options

Try our Getting Started etutorials to learn more.

Watch the video to find out what’s on offer



Monday, April 16, 2018

Keele Library Latest: Hot Right Now!

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Keele Library Latest: More study space at Keele University Library

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Essential OpenAthens maintenance: Saturday 14 April 2018

On Saturday 14 April 2018 Athens/ Eduserv will be carrying out essential maintenance affecting all administrative functions and some end-user/patron services. More details around exact timing will be added to the status page in due course. 

OpenAthens administration and user functions:
  • The administration area will be unavailable for up to three hours.
  • OpenAthens users will be unable to:
    • register for a new account;
    • reset their password;
    • change their email address;
    • activate their account.
  • The sign-on service should not be affected but considered ‘at-risk’ for the duration of the maintenance period.
  • Access to the administration area will be re-enabled at the earliest opportunity but account list / search features will be unavailable for up to a further six hours.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.