Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NHS eJournals – check for full-text access

We subscribe to a wide range of ejournal titles for our NHS members. To check whether you have full-text access please check the NHS A-Z List. You’ll need to log in with your NHS Athens username to see the titles specific for your organisation.

Then enter the Journal title that you are looking for and click the Search button.

Screen-shot of the journals search page

The search results may be confusing; there may be several entries for a single title. This indicates that the title is available from multiple sources but the availability covers a range of issues, volumes and years. This happens because we buy subscriptions from different providers in an effort to get the best deal for you.

In the example below I have searched for New England Journal of Medicine:

  • The results presented will depend on your NHS organisation - your results may be different from mine.
  • The entry from the Proquest Hospital Premium Collection has an embargo of 90 days. So you’ll not be able to get the most recent issues of the journal here but coverage goes back to 1980. Click the link to go to the journal page on the Proquest website.
  • The entry for the Ovid collection does not have an end date so this is our current subscription, where access starts from 1990. Click the link to go to the journal page on the Ovid website.
  • Note that we don’t subscribe to the publisher of the journal (the Massachusetts Medical Society) so you wouldn’t get access from the publisher’s site.
  • We then have 2 entries denoting that the journal is available in our print collections, at both LERC (Stafford, County) and the Health Library (Royal Stoke). The holdings available are listed.
Screen-shot of the Search Results page

Monday, September 10, 2018

Urology Awareness Month September 2018

Organised by The Urology Foundation, September’s campaign aims to raise awareness of urological diseases, whilst also raising money in order to fund vital research and training into the diseases.

It is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urology condition in our lifetime. Our urology health is vital to our quality of life. But diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and the male reproductive system are becoming more prevalent and devastating the lives of millions of men, women and children in the UK.

Therefore throughout the month, the main focus will be raising awareness in order to breakdown the stigma and encourage people to actively take care of their urology health.
For more information surrounding urology health  please visit The Urology Foundation website: 

For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from urology conditions and diseases, 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.


  • Urology, New York : Elsevier Science [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
  • Therapeutic advances in urology, London : Sage Publications [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards & NHS ejournal 2012 onwards].
  • Advances in urology, Cairo : Hindawi Pub. Corp. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2008 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
  • World journal of urology, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards & NHS ejournal 1997 onwards with 1 year embargo].
  • BJU International (formally British Journal of Urology), Oxford, England : Blackwell Science. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards & NHS ejournal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo].
  • Case reports in Urology, New York, NY : Hindawi Publishing Corporation. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2011 onwards].

Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

  • Chapple, Christopher and Ohlstein, Eliot H., “Urology”, Drug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies, Spring 2012, Vol.9(1), pp.e1-e3. [Available Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Fitzpatrick, John M, “Twittering urology away”, BJU International, 2011, Vol.107(8), pp.i. [Available Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Grimsby, Gwen M. and Wolter, Christopher E., “The Journey of Women in Urology: The Perspective of a Female Urology Resident”, Urology, 2013, Vol.81(1), pp.3-6. [Available Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Plandowski, Joseph W, “Changes in urology standard of care”, Health affairs (Project Hope), 2012, Vol.31(6), pp.1367; author reply 1367. [Available Keele ejournals]
  • Fillon, Mike,  “Urology Meeting Highlights Prostate, Bladder Cancers”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute,  2012, Vol. 104(18), pp.1348-1349. [Available in print and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Burgers, Rosa ; Visser, Marloes et al, “Functional Constipation Among Children With Urology Disorders”, Gastroenterology, 2011, Vol.140(5), pp.S-741-S-741. [Available in print and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Wildeman, S and Bani, L, “Urology oncology nurses take on the challenge”, European Journal of Cancer, 2013 Sep, Vol.49 Suppl 2, pp.S386-S386. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Bradway, C., “Caring for Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Parkinson's Disease: Coping Experiences Of Female Spouses.”, Urologic Nursing, May/Jun2018, Vol. 38(3), pp.113-120. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Jamnadass, E. et al. “The Role of Social Media and Internet Search Engines in Information Provision and Dissemination to Patients with Kidney Stone Disease: A Systematic Review from European Association of Urologists Young Academic Urologists”, Journal of Endourology, 2018, Vol. 32(8), ahead of print http://doi.org/10.1089/end.2018.0319, [Available via NHS ejournals]

NHS Website

Urology Foundation Website - ‘Urology Information’ page
- gives links to various posters and leaflets about various urological conditions or giving and health information https://www.theurologyfoundation.org/get-involved/urology-awareness-month/urology-information-leaflets

Urology* - NICE Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&pa=3&q=urology*


Thursday, September 06, 2018

Have you tried your #ZeroWasteWeek audit?

Have you tried your Zero Waste Week audit yet? 

Janet completing her audit
Here at the the library staff members Janet and Rachael collected some of the rubbish in the library...

Be prepared - pick up your audit sheet from the display in the library rotunda; you might need protective gloves if you are sorting through your rubbish bin.

Be prepared - get your audit sheet from the library

Here is what they found...

Photo of rubbish collected in the library
Here is their audit sheet - looks like there are areas for improvement. What would you change?

Example audit sheet

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Check Your Waste during #ZeroWasteWeek 2018

It is now day three of Zero Waste week and our display in the Health Library.  Using the zero waste check list we will be carrying out a waste audit to see how we can reduce the amount of waste generated in the library.

Check our poster display in the library rotunda
Check your bin and maybe you could reduce the amount or waste that goes in to land fill. Pick up a check list from our display and complete your own audit.

Please see the Zero Waste Week website for ideas on how to reduce your waste.

Pick up an audit checklist from our display

Monday, September 03, 2018

Health Library News: Keele Library Latest: PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO te...

This problem has now been resolved:

Health Library News: Keele Library Latest: PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO te...: This affects our Keele University members: Keele Library Latest: PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO temporarily unavailable : We have been made awar...

The Health Library is supporting Zero Waste Week 2018 #ZeroWasteWeek

What is Zero Waste Week?

This is an annual awareness campaign aimed at reducing landfill. The event runs from 3rd – 7th September 2018.

In the Health Library we are focusing on reducing the amount of plastic material that we throw away. During Zero Waste week we will be doing a waste audit to check what we are throwing out and how we could improve our recycling effort.

You can join in by visiting the Zero Waste website

Make a pledge and also please see our display in the Health Library and our handout on avoiding hidden plastics.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Keele Library Latest: PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO temporarily unavailable

This affects our Keele University members:

Keele Library Latest: PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO temporarily unavailable: We have been made aware that access to PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO via EBSCO is currently unavailable. We are working with the suppliers to ...

Friday, August 31, 2018

New Databases Page for Midwifery Students

The web page listing available resources for our Keele midwiferystudents has been updated. Resources have been split up into new sections:

Screen-shot of Midwifery Databases page

  • Core Databases – here you’ll find all the important midwifery-specific links to the databases you’ll need when searching for articles
  • Social Science Databases – use resources in this section if you are looking for topics on the social sciences and education
  • Other Healthcare Resources – here are some important freely available Internet resources
  • Books / eBooks – use Library Search to find books and ebooks
  • Journals / eJournals – go straight to the Keele Journals A-Z list to check whether you can access the full-text articles you find
  • Mobile Essentials for Keele – here you’ll find links to some important healthcare-related apps and websites
  • Training & Tools – in this section you’ll find links to the Health Library training courses and online etutorials as well as a link to the eLearning for Healthcare hub (e-LfH)
  • Help & Guidance – if you need more help go to this section