Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Check Medicine Information via Medicines Complete

If you need to check information about medicines and drugs, then use Medicines Complete. This is an online reference tool, allowing you to search across a range of medicine reference books.

Keele users – log in via shibboleth using your Keele computer login details
NHS staff – log in via openathens, using your NHS Athens username / password

All users will be able to access the BNF and BNFc. We have purchased extra resources for Keele users as well as NHS staff at UHNM and North Staffs Combined Healthcare such as:

  • AHFS Drug Information
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • Kucer’s the Use of Antibiotics
  • Stockley’s Drug Interactions
  • And more…

The books available to you will depend on the subscription of your organisation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Request Books

You can request that an item be saved for you.
  • If the item is already out on loan a hold will be placed on the item and you will be added to the queue to receive it when it is returned to the library.
  • If the item is not on loan the item will be picked off the shelf for you the next time the request list is processed by staff.

You can request items
  • Via Library Search – you will need to log in, then when you view a book’s locations you will see an option to request the item. Complete the short form and click the request button
  • Asking a member of staff at the counter

Screen-shot of the Request page

You can also request that an item at the Campus Library be sent down to the Health Library for you to pick up here. Please speak to a member of staff at the Library.

You will be sent an email when the item is available for you to collect – so keep an eye on your emails.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books added to stock in September

New books added to stock in September: In September we added 340 new physical titles to library stock, often with multiple copies, as well as ebooks and other things. Lists of the...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Automatic Renewals

The majority of users (including Keele staff and students and our NHS users) will have their loaned items renewed automatically by the library system, unless an item has been requested or your library account is in debit by £10 or more.

This means that you don’t have to worry about logging on or ringing up to renew your books.

However, keep an eye on your Keele email account, if another user requests the book you have on loan you will be asked to return it. If you don’t return it on time you will be fined.

If you don’t need a book any more please return it so that it is available for other users.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Publish in the BMJ Case Reports

If you work at UHNM and have come across an unusual medical case then why not submit it to BMJ Case Reports?

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. The Health Library subscription includes the opportunity not only for you to access full-text of published content (using your Athens username) but also for you to submit your own cases.

You can find more information on our BMJ Case Reports support page. Contact Cheryl, the eResources Librarian, when you need the fellowship code.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

OCD Awareness Week 8th - 14th October 2017

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.
The illness affects as many as 12 in every 1000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender or social or cultural background. In fact, it can be so debilitating and disabling that the World Health Organisation (WHO) once ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling illnesses of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.
Therefore OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness and understanding about OCD, with the goal of educating people and working towards removing misunderstanding and stigma that can be caused by misrepresentation of OCD. Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation (a US based charity), OCD Awareness Week is now promoted by a number of organisations across the world, and OCD-UK are delighted to be taking the lead here in the UK.
For more information surrounding OCD, please visit the OCD UK website;
For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who have OCD, the Health Library offers 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.
·       What to do when your brain gets stuck: a kid's guide to overcoming OCD / by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews, 2007, Washington, D.C. : Magination Press.
·       Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Theory, Research and Treatment / by Ross G. Menzies & Padmal de Silva, 2003, New York : Wiley. [Ebook]
·       Obsessional thoughts and behaviour : help for obsessive-compulsive disorder / by Frederick M. Toates, 1990, London: Thorsons.
·       Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / by Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee, 2011, Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
·       The intelligent clinician's guide to the DSM-5 / by Joel Paris, 2013, New York : Oxford University Press
·       Obsessive-compulsive disorders : practical management / by Michael A Jenike; Lee Baer &William E Minichiello, 1998, 3rd edition, St. Louis, MO : Mosby.
·       Obsessive-compulsive disorder : current science and clinical practice / by Joseph Zohar & World Psychiatric Association, 2012, Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell.
·       Behavior therapy, Elsevier : Amsterdam. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Behaviour research and therapy, Pergamon : Oxford ; New York. [Available in print 1994 – 2001. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 1994 - 2001].
·       European child & adolescent psychiatry, Steinkopff : Darmstadt . [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards & NHS ejournal 1998 with a 1 year embargo].
·       Biology of mood & anxiety disorders, Biomed Central :London. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2011 onwards].
·       Journal of anxiety disorders, Pergamon : New York. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Journal of Abnormal Psychology, American Psychological Association  : Washington, D.C. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1905 onwards].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
·       Neeltje M Batelaan et a., “Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of relapse prevention trials”, BMJ, 2017, 13th Sept, Vol.385(j3927) doi: 10.1136/bmj.j3927 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Upasana Baruah  et al., “A randomized controlled study of brief family-based intervention in obsessive compulsive disorder”, Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018, Vol.225(1), pp. 137-146. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Tolin, David F and  Anna Villavicencio, “Inattention, but not OCD, predicts the core features of hoarding disorder”, Behaviour research and therapy, February 2011, Vol.49(2), pp.120-5. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Weidle, Bernhard et al., “Quality of life in children with OCD before and after treatment”, European child & adolescent psychiatry, September 2015, Vol.24(9), pp.1061-74. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Radomsky, Adam S et al., “When more is less: doubt, repetition, memory, metamemory, and compulsive checking in OCD” , Behaviour research and therapy, August 2014, Vol.59, pp.30-9. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       D├Ęttore, Davide and Kieron O’Connor, “OCD and Cognitive Illusions”, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2013, Vol.37(1), pp.109-121. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Comer, Jonathan S. et al., “Internet-Delivered, Family-Based Treatment for Early-Onset OCD: A Pilot Randomized Trial”, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2017, Vol. 85(2), pp.178 –186. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Pertusa, Alberto et al., “When hoarding is a symptom of OCD: a case series and implications for DSM-V”, Behaviour research and therapy, October 2010, Vol.48(10), pp.1012-20. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Obsessive compulsive disorder - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=ocd+or+obsessive+compulsive+disorder&sp=on
Patients support tab in the Health Library Mental Health subject links page:

Friday, October 06, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Study Space

Whether you need a quiet space to revise or want to work with friends and colleagues there are plenty of options at the Health Library:
  • Silent Study Room – individual study space and desk-top power for use with IT equipment
  • Individual Study Space – within the rotunda you can use our flexible study boards to give yourself privacy for studying
  • Group Study Space – use the group study pod to work with friends and colleagues or use the tables by the windows
  • Relaxed Study Space – if you want to relax while you read you can use our more relaxing furniture
  • Desk-top power – many of our desks have desk-top power plugs for use with IT equipment

Images of study areas in the Health Library

Please remember to be considerate of other users during your visit to the Health Library.