Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Merck Index Online available to NHS Staff

You can now access information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals in the Merck Index, via RSC Publishing, as part of the “Finch” pilot to extend access of academic licensed content to NHS users.

You can only access this content via the NHS network (IP address). Access will continue until 31st March 2015.

To access the Merck Index Online go to the Healthcare Resources page on the Health Library website and click the relevant link.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Athens maintenance 22nd July 2014

The Athens system will be undergoing maintenance during Tuesday 22nd July. This will particularly affect administration functions but may also impact on user activities and access.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Health Library Survey results – so what did you think?

Did you take part in our survey? What did you think about us? Did other people agree?

You can read the executive summary or watch the slide show to find out what our users thought of the Health Library.
Results from Health Library Survey 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Keele Library Latest: Dawson e-books - more problems

Keele Library Latest: Dawson e-books - more problems: Dawsons have notified us that they are having intermittent connection problems with their Dawsonera e-books service. In most cases these sho...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Looking for books on mentoring nurses?

We are adding more stock to our very popular section on mentorship.

On the shelves now
Updated edition:

New books:

Extra copies:

For more help on accessing ebooks check out our etutorial Using eBooks.

New Books for June 2014

You can browse all the latest titles added to the catalogue in the past month. Here is a selection of new titles.

New books include:

New eBooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NHS Athens maintenance 8th, 10th and 15th July 2014

Athens services are scheduled for maintenance 8th, 10th, 15th July 2014. 
This will mainly affect admin functions but may also impact on user access to resources for short periods.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

New subject page – Leadership & Management

You can now try our new subject links page, Leadership & Management. Here you will find links to various resources available on the Internet to support this subject. We have also added links to books you can find on our catalogue.

You can also link to a current awareness page for Leadership & Management. Here you will find the latest research, news and headlines from a range of journals and online resources. You can sign-up to receive the latest news in your email inbox.

Subject links pages are a useful place to start if you are looking for information in a new subject.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

More Help Accessing NHS eJournals

You can now find more help available when accessing NHS ejournals. The NHS Journals help page has been revamped, you can now find:
If you would like anything else to be added here just get in touch with the eResources Librarian.

If you experience any problems accessing the NHS electronic online resources please report it to the eResources Librarian or complete the eResources Technical Support form.

New Training Dates: July – Sept 2014

Do you need some help finding the right information on the Internet, are you struggling with your literature search, do you want to get to grips with Refworks?

Then check out our training courses:
  • Get help finding the right information via the Internet
  • Learn how to conduct a literature search and use our databases to get information quickly
  • Try an introduction to the Cochrane Library
  • Brush up your critical appraisal skills
  • Get to grips with Refworks
All these sessions are:
  • Run at the Health Library:
  • Presented by qualified librarians
  • Delivered to small groups
  • Give you plenty of hands-on practice
Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with Mariet or Rachael or book online.