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.

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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.