Thursday, December 27, 2012

Access to eBooks, eJournals and Databases Off-site

Don’t forget that we have 2 new etutorials to help you to get the right username and password to access our eresources:
  • Keele Access to eResources - for Keele users; learn how to use your Keele username and password to access eresources off-campus
  • NHS Athens Registration - for NHS users; learn how to register for an NHS Athens username and password to access NHS-based eresources

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Accessing Books Online

If you have trouble getting into the Health Library or that popular text you need is always on loan, then don’t forget that we have a range of ebooks available via the Internet.

To find an ebook just search on the library catalogue for the title or keywords that you need. Then click the relevant link available to go to the full-text. Watch the video below to see how:

You will need your Keele University computer login and password or your NHS Athens username and password to get access to the full-text.

We have gathered together some useful collections of ebooks on our website , such as Oxford Handbooks Online and Midwifery Online Reference . If you think that there are essential ebooks that everyone should know about then let me know and we can set up an easy to access ebook list.

You can find more help on using ebooks by checking out our short guide or completing our etutorial.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NHS eJournals Holdings Errors

Following the update of the software managing the NHS Evidence databases and ejournals interfaces there have been a number of data errors. This has resulted in errors in the holdings listed for our ejournals presented via the NHS Evidence My Journals list and the NHS Evidence HDAS databases.
I have been correcting the entries for the titles that the Health Library subscribe to. There are also errors in the NHS Core Content collection although NHS Evidence have informed us that it is unknown when these will be updated.

If you have any problems accessing our ejournal titles please report them to the eResources Librarian.
We apologise for any problems this may cause.

The Cochrane Library iPad edition

iPad edition just released by the Cochrane Library -
"The research you need, when you need it - from the world's leading experts in evidence-based healthcare."
You can:
  • access abstracts
  • read selected reviews
  • view full-page summary of findings tables
  • create a reading list tailored to your own interests
All content in the app is free, and new issues will be downloaded regularly to your Newsstand. 
For more information see the Cochrane website.
Download the app from iTunes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Online resources available over Christmas holidays

Just in case you want to continue studying over the Christmas break here is a reminder that our online resources are available 24/7.

If you work for the NHS you can access NHS-based resources such as ebooks, ejournals and databases from our healthcare resources page.

Our Keele users can access school specific databases:
You can search our ejournals lists online too.

We also have a number of online guides and etutorials to get you started with most of our main resources.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Health Inequalities Bulletin no. 35, October - November 2012

Click here to access the bulletin.


This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire.

It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on health inequalities which have been published in the previous two months. Sources covered include: NHS Evidence, Department of Health, Cochrane Library and King's Fund.

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin no. 70 November 2012

Click here to access the bulletin.

This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire.

It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on clinical effectiveness that have been published in the previous month. Sources covered include NHS Evidence, Department of Health, Cochrane Library and King's Fund.

Is there an app for that? The Essentials

We now have a short guide listing some of the most relevant mobile apps and mobile-friendly websites that will help you to get to the health-related information you need.
More information about mobile apps is available on our website.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Athens maintenance Saturday 5th January 2013

Athens / Eduserv will be carrying out a major upgrade during Saturday 5th January 2013. This will affect users’ access to databases and ejournals for short periods at some point during the day.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Reminder about Christmas opening hours

The Health Library opening times for the Christmas holidays are now available. Please check them before you visit over the Christmas period..
Remember that you can renew your books online and our electronic resources are always available online 24/7.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Check out the Road Map to Athens

Our trainers have developed a new training course to help our UHNS Athens users get to grips with NHS Athens resources - the Road Map to Athens.

You will be shown how to register for an NHS Athens username on the course or you can go prepared by following our etutorial

You will learn how to use our good quality resources that provide evidence-based information:
  • Databases and eJournals
  • Dynamed
  • Map of Medicine
  • Medicines Complete
  • Oxford Handbooks Online
  • BMJ Case Reports
Book online now or get in touch with Mariet or Rachael, our training librarian team, for more information.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New training dates for January to March 2013

Need more help finding the right good quality evidence? Try attending one of our training courses. Set yourself a new year’s resolution and book now for January through to March. Topics available include:
  • Health Essentials Online
  • Literature Searching
  • Rapid Critical Appraisal
  • Cochrane Library introduction and more
Find the right course to help you whether you work for the UHNS , work in the community with the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership or for North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare or are a Keele University student or member of staff .

Book online now or get in touch with Rachael or Mariet, our training librarian team, or Lindsay or Clare, our Outreach team.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Should you use social media to promote your research?

As social media such as Twitter, Blogs and YouTube become more popular is it worth considering whether these tools can help you in a more academic way to promote your research and develop a professional online persona?
 
I have gathered together a number of resources, both academic and personal where authors discuss what researchers are doing now and what might be helpful in the future. Why not browse through some of the literature to see what you could use?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Updates to Medicines Compete

A number of updates to the interface for Medicines Complete are planned over the few months. You can find more information here.
Medicines Complete is available to all our users using either your Keele computer username or your NHS Athens username to log on. The BNF and BNFC are both available via Medicines Complete.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

More copies of Get Ahead! The SJT

We have now got 10 more copies of the very popular book Get Ahead! The Situational Judgement Test. You can find them in the Health Library at shelfmark R834.5.M2 Exam.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Keele Library Latest: Saturday 8th December, some ebooks will be unavail...

Keele Library Latest: Saturday 8th December, some ebooks will be unavail...: One of our ebook suppliers, Dawsonera, has advised us that they will be upgrading their systems this Saturday (8 December 2012) between 10am...

New Books for November

You can browse all the latest titles added to the catalogue in the past month.

Titles include:
Check the catalogue for the full collection.
Like our Facebook page for the latest info about our popular titles.

Monday, December 03, 2012

NHS Athens login to ScienceDirect

Following the upgrade over the weekend Elsevier ScienceDirect have changed the way that Athens users login to their database and journal titles.
It is now more complicated:
  • When you click the login link (top right), select the Go to Athens option.
  • Then from the drop-down list select OpenAthens Federation and click Go.
  • From the list of institutions, click on NHS England.
  • Then enter your NHS Athens username and password.
  • Go and re-find the journal title you were looking for.

Important News for NHS Athens Users

It looks like a number of publishers are changing the way that Athens users login to their websites. When you attempt to login to a publisher or database website, you are advised to follow the Athens links until you are presented with an option to enter your NHS Athens username and password. This advice still holds. However at some point you may be presented with 2 Athens options; one of which is OpenAthens. If this occurs the OpenAthens option is the link you should click to then go on and enter your Athens username and password.

Eduserv / Athens offer various versions of their authentication system and the NHS uses the OpenAthens MD version.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Keele Card online top-ups

Keele students and staff can now top-up their Keele cards online via the Keele University website 

You can use your Keele card to pay for printing and photocopying at the Health Library. There are still re-loader machines in the photocopying room if you want to use cash or your credit / debit card.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ScienceDirect maintenance Sat 1st December 2012

Elsevier will be carrying out maintenance to its ScienceDirect platform during Saturday 1st December. There may be some temporary disruption to access to these ejournals during the day. You can find more details on the SciVerse blog.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Check our Christmas opening times

The Health Library opening times for the Christmas holidays are now available. Please check them before you visit.
Remember that you can renew your books online and our electronic resources are always available online 24/7.

You can find information about the Campus Library Christmas opening times here.

NHS Databases and Journals maintenance Monday 3rd December 2012

NHS Evidence will be carrying out essential maintenance on the NHS databases (HDAS) and journal systems during Monday 3rd December 2012. Thus the NHS healthcare databases advanced search (HDAS) and NHS My Journals list will be unavailable between 5:00 and 10:00 pm.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin no. 69 October 2012

Click here to access the bulletin.

This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire.

It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on clinical effectiveness that have been published in the previous month. Sources covered include NHS Evidence, Department of Health, Cochrane Library and King's Fund.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Access to JAMA update

We have been experiencing problems with our NHS Athens access to the Journal of the American Medical Association - JAMA - and associated "Archives of..." titles. This has now been corrected for NHS Athens users at the UHNS. We hope to have our other NHS Athens groups corrected soon.
Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.

NHS Athens access to Medline with full-text restored

Our suppliers have corrected the problem we were having with some access to Ebsco Medline with full-text. Our NHS Athens users should now be able to access ejournal titles within this database. This subscription covers our main 4 Athens groups which includes:
  • Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership: North
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire
Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this problem has been sorted out.

Update to access to the American Journal of Psychiatry

The publishers have updated our access details to the American Journal of Psychiatry for our NHS users. This journal is accessed via a username and password. The updated details are available via the NHS My Journals A-Z list. Please login to view the list with your NHS Athens username and password, then search for the journal title in order to obtain the new login details.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Mini Book Sale starts Tuesday 13th November

From Tuesday 13th November a new batch of recently withdrawn books will be available for sale on the Book Sales trolley in the rotunda of the Health Library. The books are available on a first come, first served basis and payment can be made either by cash or debit card.

Titles available include:
  • Chew, R: Crash Course: Gastrointestinal System (3rd Ed.), 2008, Mosby
  • Thomas, R: Crash Course: Renal & Urinary Systems (3rd Ed.), 2007, Mosby
  • Guyton, A: Textbook of Medical Physiology (11th Ed.), 2005, Saunders
  • Keshav, S: The Gastrointestinal System At A Glance, 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Dawson, C: ABC of Urology (2nd Ed.), 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Chew, F: Musculoskeletal Imaging: A Teaching File (2nd Ed.), 2005, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Cottrell, S: Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis & Argument, 2005, Palgrave
  • Wilkins, R: Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences, 2006, Oxford University Press
  • Carpenter, R: Neurophysiology (4th Ed.), 2003, Arnold
  • Lim, M: Crash Course: Metabolism & Nutrition (3rd Ed.), 2007, Mosby

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Have you tried our Current Awareness Service?

Check out the new video about our Current Awareness Service:
You can:
  • view topic-specific pages
  • browse the latest journal articles
  • read the latest news and headlines
  • subscribe by email

How to find the latest journal articles

The interface for our Current Awareness Service has been updated. The tabs for the different topics now run across the page in a single row. You need to click the arrows at the end, on the right-hand-side, to move along the row.
Example screen-shot of the Current Awareness Service

The Current Awareness service offers you the opportunity to browse the latest releases from a wide range of different journals. You can also sign up to receive updates in your email box.

You can find more information about keeping up-to-date on our website.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How to get access to eresources

There are now 2 new etutorials to help you to get the right username and password to access our eresources:
  • Keele Access to eResources - for Keele users; learn how to use your Keele username and password to access eresources off-campus
  • NHS Athens Registration - for NHS users; learn how to register for an NHS Athens username and password to access NHS-based eresources

Monday, November 05, 2012

New Books for October 2012

You can browse all the latest titles added to the catalogue in the past month. Check the catalogue for the full collection.
Like our Facebook page for the latest info about our popular titles.

Friday, November 02, 2012

NHS Databases and Journals maintenance Sunday 4th November

Message from NHS Evidence regarding access to the NHS databases and journals:
"The suppliers of our full text link resolver service are conducting essential maintenance between the hours of 2am and 8am EDT (5am and 11am UK time) on Sunday, 4th November. During this period collection administration and full text links in HDAS search results may not be available. We wish to apologise for any inconvenience.."

Friday, October 26, 2012

NHS My Journals Errors

Following the implementation of a software upgrade earlier this month we are experiencing a few problems with the NHS My Journals list. Unfortunately this is affecting the search options within the interface as well as our list of available journal titles.
We have reported the problems to our suppliers and hope to have the issues corrected soon. In the meantime if anyone has problems accessing our ejournal titles please can you report this to the eresources librarian.
Apologies for any problems this may be causing.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Even more books for the popular SJTs

We now have copies of the book Get Ahead! The Situational Judgement Test  (Mahesan, Choudhury and Rymer) available at the Library. Standard and 7-day loans are available. You can find them at shelfmark R834.5.M2

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More books for the popular SJTs

We now have copies of the book Situational Judgement Tests for Foundation Programme Entry (Shelmerdine and Verma) available at the Library. Standard and 7-day loans are available. They are going off the shelves fast.
 You can find them at shelfmark R834.5.S4

Athens maintenance Saturday 17th November 2012

Athens / Eduserv will be carrying out a major network upgrade on Saturday 17th November between 09:00 and 17:00 UK time. This will affect all Athens services for short periods throughout the day.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Latest news from Twitter

Latest news picked from Twitter…

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Are you looking for articles?

Are you looking for articles to use in your assignments? Our Finding Articles etutorial will help you to:
  • Learn what articles are
  • Learn about the bibliographic details you’ll need for your references
  • Find articles on your reading lists
  • Search for articles for a topic

Monday, October 22, 2012

Help for Researchers

Are you just starting out as a researcher or getting ready to start your dissertation?
We can help you. Check out our web page Information for Researchers.
Here you can find out how the library can help you whether you need…
  • An introduction to our facilities and services
  • Access to good quality books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and databases
  • Support and training to help with your literature searching
  • Guidance on how to begin and manage your research

Building Repairs at the Health Library

Building works will be carried out in the library Rotunda Mon 22nd Oct p.m. until Tue 23rd Oct. Some areas may be out of bounds.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Book Sales Coming Soon

Do you want another chance to buy withdrawn library books? 
Regular small scale monthly book sales will begin in early November. The sales will include withdrawn stock and older editions of popular textbooks.

More details to follow nearer the time.

Athens maintenance postponed

News release from Athens: "Please note that the planned undertaking of a major network upgrade on Saturday 27 October 2012 between 09:00 and 17:00 UK time has been postponed. A further update will be added once a rescheduled date/time has been confirmed."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Health Inequalities Bulletin no. 34, August-September 2012


Click here to access the bulletin.


This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire.

It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on health inequalities which have been published in the previous two months. Sources covered include: NHS Evidence, Department of Health, Cochrane Library and King's Fund.

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin no. 68, September 2012


Click here to access the bulletin.

This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire.

It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on clinical effectiveness that have been published in the previous month. Sources covered include NHS Evidence, Department of Health, Cochrane Library and King's Fund.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Welcome to the Health Library

I hope that everyone is settling into their new courses and new jobs. If you are still getting to grips with the Health Library we have a number of etutorials that can help you. You can find them on our Welcome page:
  • Browse through our Using the Health Library photo tour to find out about the facilities and services we have for you.
  • Step through our Finding Resources Introduction to learn all about our different resources: books, ebooks, journals, databases and more.
  • Watch a video of an interview with our Library Manager as he explains how we can help you.
You can also explore our interactive map – either step through the presentation or zoom and drag to find out where everything is. This includes links to videos as well.
Remember that you can always ask a member of staff or contact us if you have any queries or need a bit of help.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wifi Access at the Health Library

We have received a number of comments from students regarding the lack of wifi access at the Health Library. Our IT department are working on this issue and have released the following statement:

"Keele University Faculty of Health is very aware of the lack of Wi-fi at UHNS for our students and the potential inconvenience that might engender. We have been working very closely with our partners within the Trust to try and find a way that would allow relatively unrestricted Keele Wi-fi traffic to travel across what is, essentially, a NHS network at UHNS. As can be imagined this is a complex undertaking and not something that can be achieved without undergoing very significant due process. Please be assured that a workable solution is being considered and we would hope to see a test scenario within the next 12 months. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding." [12/10/2012]

New NHS My Journals List

The software that produces the NHS A-Z My Journals List has been upgraded. Although it is intended to work as before if anyone has any problems or cannot find or access any journal titles then please can you let the eResources Librarian know.
There will be a short period while the journal list is updated and users should use the online catalogue to check for the latest holdings for print journals.

Problems access JAMA journals for NHS Users

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing problems trying to access JAMA journal titles via our NHS Athens organisations. We are working with our subscription agents to correct the problem. Many apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Athens maintenance Saturday 27th October 2012

Athens / Eduserv will be completing a major upgrade during Saturday 27th October 2012. Athens services will be unavailable for periods throughout the day.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) books new in

We have recently acquired 10 copies of each of two new revision aids for SJTs which will be of interest to medical finalists:


Copies are going fast! More will be acquired in the near future.
250 SJTs for Foundation Year Entry

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Health Library Closure 5:30pm Friday 5th Oct to 1:00pm Sunday 7th Oct


Due to a major and unavoidable UHNS network upgrade the Health Library will be forced to close at 5:30pm Friday 5th October, all thru Saturday 6th October and will re-open at 1:00pm Sunday 7th October.
The upgrade will affect all IT systems including computers, phones, copiers, printers and door access.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Photocopying costs slashed by 40%

In a move which aligns us with recent reductions at the Campus, and also for the first time brings copying into line with printing, photocopying costs have been cut with immediate effect:

A4 - down from 5p to 3p per sheet
A3 - down from 10p to 6p per sheet

(These apply only to photocopying using funds loaded on Keele Cards or NHS library membership cards. Cash-only use of the coin box attached to one of the Canon copiers will still be charged at 5p and 10p).

Electives (Midwifery) - no change in library loan rules.



If you are embarking on an elective in the next few weeks, to ensure you do not incur any fines it is advisable to return your books to the library before starting your placement.
Students are welcome to continue to borrow items, but please be aware that normal requirements to renew items, and the possibility that items will be recalled or fines incurred for late return/renewal, will still apply.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BNF and BNFC available via mobile

NHS users can now access the British National Formulary (BNF) and BNF for Children via your mobile. Apps are available via the NICE website. You will need your NHS Athens username and password to access the full-text.

Latest BNF Available

You can now find edition 64 of the British National Formulary (BNF) in the Health Library. You can also find the latest edition of the BNF for Children as well.
Both titles are also available online via Medicines Complete - check on our catalogue for the link. You will need to login to access the full-text using either your Keele University computer login details or your NHS Athens username and password.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pick up a bargain at the Big Book Sale

We’re half-way through our big book sale. Come on down to the Health Library to pick up a bargain. Lots of previous editions of popular titles are still available at knock-down prices. Ends Saturday.
Bargains at the Book Sale
You can pay via cash or credit/debit card.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Athens Maintenance 28th - 30th September 2012

Athens will be carrying out maintenance to their systems during 28th to 30th September. Users may experience temporary delays for a short time during this period.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Follow us on Twitter

Are there any tweeters out there? You can follow @ceclibrary to get all the latest news from the Health Library. We’ll tell you all about our resources as well as pass on anything significant from a wide range of health organisations that we follow.
Follow @ceclibrary for the latest news

Friday, September 21, 2012

We're on Facebook

Why not like our Facebook page? You can then get all the latest news about the Health Library including information about new books, new resources, changes to facilities and services as well as photos and videos to help you to find your way around and use all our resources. We also pass on lots of news from Keele University and many health-related organisations.
Find us on Facebook
Add a comment to let us know what you think.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Dates for Training Courses

You can now book on our scheduled training courses for October through to December. Our training courses include:


We have a special full-day course Finding the Evidence for NHS users, which incorporates key aspects of many of the courses listed above.

You can book online or contact the training team to reserve a place.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dynamed – clinical reference tool for UHNS staff



Get up-to-date evaluated and validated evidence-based guidance for a wide range of conditions and diseases from DynaMed. Designed to use at point of care and updated daily.
DynaMed is available for UHNS staff, accessible via your NHS Athens username and password. See our Healthcare Resources page for links and more information, including guides, video demonstrations and how to get the smart phone app.
Use the simple search box to find information on a range of conditions and diseases