Friday, May 25, 2018

Find full-text articles from our NHS ejournal collection

All the journal titles in our NHS journal collection are listed in the NHS A-Z journal list. Here you can:

  • search for a journal title
  • find out whether you can access the full-text
  • view which holdings are covered in full-text
  • learn where you can access the full-text from

You need to make sure that you log on using your athens username, so that you see the list specific to your Trust.

Please remember that we don't always buy journals titles directly from the publisher, full-text may be available via the databases or packages that we buy. Any title where we have full-text will be listed on the A-Z list, and will include a link to the website, database or platform where you can access it from.

For more information about how to find an NHS-subscribed journal see:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Medicines Complete – cancellation of titles for UHNM and North Staffs Combined Healthcare

The Health Library has had to cancel the additional titles within Medicines Complete, available to NHS Athens users from UHNM and North Staffs Combined Healthcare.

This is because:
1. Pharmaceutical Press, the publishers, have severely restricted the number of users allowed access.
2. This means that the resource represents poor value for money.

Access to the additional titles within Medicines Complete will end 31st May 2018.

Staff in the UHNM pharmacy department should contact the Medicines Information Manager for alternate routes to drug / medicine texts.

Medicines Complete is still available to all NHS Athens users to access the BNF and BNFc.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Health Library closed for Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018

The Health Library will be closed for Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018.

Remember that online resources will still be available.

Have you done the CRAAP test?

When you find resources or information on the Internet that you want to use in your assignments or dissertation, how do you check that they are suitable to use?

Our etutorial Evaluating Information will take you through the quick CRAAP checklist.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Skin Cancer Awareness Month - May 2018

With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.
Changes to a mole or freckle can be a sign of skin cancer, which is why it's so important to see your doctor straight away. Early detection makes it easier to treat. Seeing your doctor could save your life.
For more information surrounding Skin Cancer please visit the NHS Choices and Skin Cancer Foundation websites:

For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of, and supporting those who suffer from Skin Cancer, 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.

  • Journal of skin cancer, New York, NY : Hindawi Publishing Corporation. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2011 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2009 onwards].
  • Clinical dermatology, London : Mediscript. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards].
  • Journal of dermatological case reports, Warsaw : Spejaliƛci Dermatolodzy. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2010 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
  • British journal of dermatology, Oxford, England : Blackwell Science. [Available in print 1994 – 2009 and as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards].
  • Clinical Skin Cancer, Elsavier: London. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2016 onwards].
  • Lancet Oncology, Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science. [Available as a Keele and NHS ejournal 2000 onwards].

Access more journals via our Journals webpage
  • Mcgrath, John M. ; Fisher, Valerie ; Krejci-Manwaring, Jennifer, “Skin Cancer Warnings and the Need for New Preventive Campaigns: A Pilot Study”, American Journal of Preventive Medicine”, 2016, Vol.50(2), pp.e62-e63 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]
  • Craythorne, Emma ; Al-Niami, Firas, “Skin cancer”, Medicine (UK version), 2017, Vol.45(7), pp.431-434. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]
  • Parsons, Bridget ; Gren, Lisa ; Simonsen, Sara et al, “Opportunities for Skin Cancer Prevention Education among Individuals Attending a Community Skin Cancer Screening in a High-Risk Catchment Area”, Journal of Community Health, 2018, Vol.43(2), pp.212-219. [Available via Keele ejournals.]
  • Jackson, Ian ; Patton, E, “Red alert about lipid’s role in skin cancer”, Nature, 2017, Vol.549(7672), pp.337-339. [Available via Keele ejournals.]
  • Finch, Linda ; Janda, Monika ; Loescher, Lois J. ; Hacker, Elke, “Can skin cancer prevention be improved through mobile technology interventions? A systematic review”, Preventive Medicine,  2016, Vol.90, pp.121-132. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]
  • Raphael, A. P. ; Soyer, H. P., “Automated diagnosis: shedding the light on skin cancer”, British Journal of Dermatology, 2018, Vol.178(2), pp.331-333. [Available via Keele ejournals.]
  • Seiverling, Elizabeth V.; Ahrns, Hadjh T.; Bacik, Lindsay C. and Usatine, Richard, “Biopsies for skin cancer detection: Dispelling the myths”, Journal of Family Practice, 2018, Vol.67(5), pp.270-274. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]
  • Rzepecki, A.K. et al, “Promoting early detection of melanoma during the mammography experience”, International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, 2017, Vol.3(4), pp.195-200. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]
  • Pleat, Jonathon, “Melanoma screening by non-health-care professionals”, Lancet Oncology, 2016, Vol.17(10), pp.1352-1353. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.]



Friday, May 18, 2018

Do you know your * from your #?

Learn how to use search techniques so that you can find the most relevant information quickly and effectively – try our etutorial Develop Your Search Skills.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Learn to frame a question

If you are looking for information around patient conditions and treatments, learning to frame a clinical question will help you to concentrate on the information you need.

PICO is a tool that can help you – learn more about the PICO tool and how to use it to frame a clinical question by completing our etutorial Using PICO.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Get the Good Stuff on the Internet

When you’re looking for information on the Internet make sure you get to the good stuff quickly and don’t waste time on irrelevant information. Our etutorial Finding Information on the Internet gives you some hints and tips as well as some examples of good quality resources.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Easy steps to finding articles for your project

If you’re getting ready for your dissertation or an assignment, then make sure you know the steps to follow to find information effectively.

Our etutorial Find Articles for a Project will take you through the steps and show you how you can access the full-text.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.

You’ve got access to full-text

Remember that the library purchases a wide range of journals and databases to help you to get straight to the full-text of the articles you need.

Our etutorial Access Keele eResources shows you how you access library online resources.

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You can find all our etutorials online via our website.