Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sir John Tooke calls for the creation of a new over-seeing body to standardise training and act as an interface between policy development and implementation. The report highlights eight areas of concern where action is required.
Visitng the website can provide you with free downloads of the lecture notes, presentations, reading lists and assignments.
The first of the changes to be introduced is the national purchase of the American Medical Association journals. This will provide Athens authenticated access to journals such as JAMA, Archives of Neurology and Archives of Ophthlmology.
Unlike Proquest titles, there will be no embargo to accessing the articles and provides stable full text access to past issues.
Please contact the Library for further details regarding NHS Athens or electronic journal access.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If the time is unsuitable, why not contact the training team on 01782 556583 to enquire about departmental or one to one training.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The service will shortly be available where by you can select the RSS icon or 'add to MyLibrary' to add the table of content feed direct to My Update section of My Library. Please contact the library for further information of accessing electronic journals or keeping up to date using RSS feeds.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Further developments on linking health information and searching the NLH will continue through to April next year.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Currently there is a problem with accessing journals through the Ebsco A-Z list. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. All journals should still be accessible by logging into MyAthens (http://auth.athensams.net/my/) and checking under the journal provider.
Most University journal subscriptions will be located under Science Direct and Blackwell Synergy.
Please contact the library if you have any queries or problems.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Current library-based courses will still focus around the Reference Manager service. Full training time table & online booking form is available from the Health Library website.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Please contact the library if you have any problems.
Friday, September 07, 2007
To help your orientation of the Health Library, we have compiled a short induction video available through the Library section of WebCT. This 7 minute induction is designed to give you the basic information regarding joining the Library, getting started with computers, and where to go for help.
This has been designed as a quick overview and reference tool to compliment the Library induction session as part of your teaching programme. Please let us know what you think of it, and what other guides you would find useful to get you started.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The changes now allow greater personalisation of the
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Click here to view the August issue.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Literature searching still remains split into two separate sections due to the differences in search interfaces for the two organisations (NHS- Dialog and Keele - Ebsco).
Please check our new joint training page for further information or to book a session.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The package has been subscribed to through a consortium, which provides improved purchasing power. The return around decision has been reached on the back of the consortium's decision to renew the subscription.
E-books are the ideal reference tool. Text is readily searched without the hassle of checking indexes and flicking through pages. It allows access to books whenever it suits you, and is an easy way of obtaining books under popular demand without the wait or the restricted loan period. Why not check out this resource to see how it can help you!
If you have problems viewing the split screen guide, you may need to enable your web browser to accept the cookies. Instruction will be given at the top of the screen on how to do this.
Monday, July 09, 2007
NetLibrary provided access to a wide range of e-books, but the University wishes to be more selective to improve the quality of books made available. It is hoped that a number of new electronic books will be purchased from Coutts iLibrary, to be made available for the new term.
For further information on e-books, please contact the Library.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Amongst the improvements is the new restructuring of Patient Resources area, for easier searching by topic, providing immediate access to patient information leaflets. Additional information is also now available to patients through the NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia.
For health professionals there is a new online medical dictionary, which accesses Black’s Medical Dictionary and The Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines. The tool section also provides a downloadable NLH toolbar to improve your searching and provide instruction on how to keep up to date with the latest research through RSS feeds.
Looking for pictures and diagrams to include in you presentations; then why not check out the new Images section. This incorporates the Images.MD database, but now you can browse or run an integrated search on many more resources including Gray’s Anatomy and the ECG Library. This will provide you with a series of thumbnail images for easier browsing, without the necessity of logging into the database.
To view the new changes please visit http://www.library.nhs.uk/. Please note that some services may require a NHS Athens login to access.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Designed to improve transparency in research, and keep you up to date with current research. It pulls together 50,000 clinical trials provided by three registers (Britain, Australia/New Zealand and the US), combining published and unpublished work. All trials are required to meet quality checks prior to recruitment phase.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Why not come along to one of the Library training sessions. A new timetable of events is now available. Many of the sessions are suitable for Keele staff/students and NHS employees alike. Please contact the Health Library for further information.