Thursday, January 18, 2018

NHS eJournals – updates pending

There have been a number of journal titles cancelled this year for our NHS users.

Due to some problems we have encountered with the new Ovid software used to produce the NHS journals A-Z list and the article links in HDAS, the application of the changes may take some time.

Apologies for the delay. If you encounter any problems getting in access to articles, please contact staff at the Health Library.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clinical Key available for 2018

Our subscription to Clinical Key has been renewed for 2018. It is available to staff at UHNM, via their Athens username.

Clinical Key is a clinical-specialist search engine with access to 1000s of online resources, such as ejournals, ebooks, guidelines, videos and patient education. Use the search engine to complete simple searches and find the latest evidence.

Clinical key includes lots of extra features:
  • Filter results
  • Save articles from your search results
  • Create and export presentations
  • Learn from videos
  • Subscribe to journal ToC updates
  • Use the Mobile App

You’ll find step-by-step instructions to the main features on our Information Skills for Health blog:
We have created some videos to help you get started or you can try our short etutorial. There is more help on our website.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Love Your Liver - January 2018

The British Liver Trust first launched the “Love your Liver” campaign back in 2012 as a way to raise awareness, promote good liver health and offer practical advice to the public on reducing risk factors. The campaign includes community-based Love Your Liver screening and scanning events, supported by liver doctors and nurses from local hospitals, an online liver health screening tool and media work to highlight the issues.

For more information surrounding Liver health and please visit The British Liver Trust and NHS Choices websites:

For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of, and supporting those who suffer from, a variety liver conditions - the health libraries 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.

·      Liver disorders / by Thomas Mahl John O'Grady (Abingdon: Health, 2006) Also available as an ebook.
·      Liver disorders in childhood / by Alex P. Mowat, 4th edition (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994).
·      Liver and pancreatobiliary surgery with liver transplantation / by Robert P. Sutcliffe Nigel Heaton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
·      Liver diseases : an essential guide for nurses and healthcare professionals / by Suzanne Sargent (Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) Also available as an ebook.
·      ABC of liver, pancreas and gall bladder / by I. J Beckingham (London: BMJ Books, 2001) Also available as an ebook.
·      Hepatology : clinical cases uncovered / by Kathryn Nash Indra Neil Guha (Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
·      Diseases of the liver and biliary system in children / by Deirdre A. Kelly, 3rd edition (Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 2008).
·      Liver and biliary disease / by Nicholas Joseph Talley; Keith D Lindor; Hugo E Vargas (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). Also available as an ebook.
·      Current diagnosis & treatment. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy / by Norton J Greenberger; R. S Blumberg; Robert Burakoff, 3rd edition (New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2016).

·      Liver International (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Munksgaard) [formally: ‘Liver’ up to 2002]. Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, and NHS ejournal 2000 onwards with 1 year embargo.
·      Hepatitis monthly (Tehran, Iran : Kowsar Medical Pub. Co.). Available as a Keele ejournal 2008 onwards, and NHS ejournal 2010 onwards.
·      Digestive and liver disease (Roma, Italy : Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana). Available as a Keele ejournal 2008 onwards, and NHS ejournal 2007 onwards.
·      American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology (Roma, Italy : Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana). Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1997 onwards with 1 year embargo.
·      Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences (Tokyo : Wiley Japan). Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards.
·      Hepatic medicine : evidence and research (Auckland, NZ : Dove Medical Press). Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards.
·      Gut and liver (Korea: Korean Society of Gastroenterology et al.)  Available as a NHS ejournal 2007 onwards.
Access more journals via our Journals webpage

·      Morisco, Filomena  and Paola Vitaglione et al, “Foods and liver health”, Molecular Aspects of Medicine, 2008, Vol. 29(1) pp.144-150. [Available via Keele ejournals].
·      Petta, Salvatore and Giulio Marchesini, “Coffee and tea breaks for liver health”, Journal of Hepatology, 2017, Vol.67(2) pp.221-223. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Fung, James and Cheuk-Kwong Lee et al, “High prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Chinese - results from the Hong Kong liver health census”, Liver international, February 2015, Vol. 35(2), pp.542-549. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Khiati, Salim and Simone A Baechler et al, “Lack of mitochondrial topoisomerase I (TOP1mt) impairs liver regeneration”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2015, Vol. 112(36) pp.11282-11287. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Gulyayev, A. and Z. Shulgau et al, “Cytisin Amidophosphate – Promising Role for The Liver Treatment”, Clinical Therapeutics, 2015, 37(8), p.66. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Cheng, K.C. et al, “Association of different types of liver disease with demographic and clinical factors.”, BioMedicine, 2016, Vol.6(3), pp.16-22. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Schonfeld, E.A. and R.S. Brown, “Genetic Testing in Liver Disease: What to Order, in Whom, and When.”, Clinics in Liver Disease, 2017, Vol,21(4), pp.673-689. [Available via NHS ejournals].
·      Cheung, A. and J. Levitsky, “Follow-up of the Post-Liver Transplantation Patient: A Primer for the Practicing Gastroenterologist.”, Clinics in Liver Disease, 2017, Vol.21(4), pp.793-813. [Available via NHS ejournals].

·      NHS Choices – Liver disease


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Book on one of our training courses to develop your Information Skills – New Dates!

Want to find information quickly? Need to brush up on your literature searching skills?

Health Library training courses are presented by qualified librarians, usually to small groups and offer you plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Our courses include opportunities to:

  • Get help finding the right information via the Internet
  • Learn how to conduct a literature search and use our databases to get information quickly
  • Find high-level good quality systematic reviews and evidence summaries using the Cochrane Library and similar resources
  • Start to develop your critical appraisal skills
  • Get to grips with Refworks

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with our Training Team or book online.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Do you want to publish an unusual clinical case, complication or diagnosis?

The Health Library subscribes to BMJ Case Reports for UHNM staff.

Here you will find:
  • Peer-reviewed articles
  • Unusual clinical cases
  • Common and rare conditions
  • Available in full-text to UHNM NHS Athens users
You can share your own cases by submitting your own case report. It is a great opportunity to get published, with high acceptance rates. For more information see our BMJ Case Reports guide page – ask me for the fellowship code.

To access the NHS subscription: Go to our Healthcare Resources web page and page down to the BMJ Case Reports link. You will need to log in using your NHS Athens username / password.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Keele Library Latest: Books added in December

Keele Library Latest: Books added in December: Despite the holiday, the Libraries continue to add new books to stock. Lists of the new books added in December are available below: Cam...