Friday, September 26, 2014

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Don't forget that you can follow the Health Library on Twitter.
Keep up-to-date with all the latest news at the library - new resources, changes to services and the latest health news.

More Opening Hours Starting Soon

We have increased our opening hours at the weekend. The Health Library will now be open 10am to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

New weekend opening hours start Saturday 4th October

You can:
  • Use the self-service facility to check out books, return items and pay fines
  • Use the photocopiers and printers
  • Use the IT suite
  • Staff support will be limited at certain times

 Remember that you enter the Health Library via the side-door during the weekend. You will need your Keele or Library card to use the swipe access.
Use the side-entrance at weekends

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Training Schedule Oct-Dec 2014

Do you want to fine tune your research skills or find more reliable sources of information?

Book yourself onto one of 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
  • Find high-level good quality systematic reviews and evidence summaries using the Cochrane Library and similar resources
  • Start to develop your critical appraisal skills
  • Get to grips with Refworks

We have 2 programmes, tailored for our different groups of users:

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.

Save your pennies for the Big Book Sale

The Big book Sale will be starting Saturday 4th October.
You can buy medical, midwifery and nursing textbooks at knock-down prices.

Starts Saturday 4th October :: Ends Sunday 12th October.

Sorry but we won’t take any reservations – first come first served.

Monday, September 15, 2014

World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As yet there is no known cure and its symptoms eventually lead to death. At this present time there are approximately 2.8 million people living with this life changing disease globally. September 2014 marks the third World Alzheimer’s Month and on 21st September it is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every year on 21st September, Alzheimer’s associations from across the world unite to recognise World Alzheimer’s day the aim of which is to raise awareness globally and challenge the stigma associated with it.

For further information please see:


For anyone interested in dementia and Alzheimer’s, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a selection of various books that are available in our collection and a number of periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

- Alzheimer's and other dementias / Julian C. Hughes

- Mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease; detections and diagnosis / Jeffrey M. Burns, John C. Morris

- Alzheimer's : caring for your loved one, caring for yourself / by Sharon Fish with Susan Cuthbert

- Dementia : from advanced disease to bereavement / edited by Victor Pace, Adrian Treloar and Sharon Scott

- Practical management of dementia : a multi-professional approach / edited by Stephen Curran and John P. Wattis

- Journal of Dementia Care. London: Hawker Publications [Available as a print journal 1993 onwards]

- International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Hindawi Publishing Corporation [Available as a Keele and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]

- Alzheimer's research & therapy, BioMed Central [Available as a Keele accessible ejournal 2010 onwards, and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]

More journals are available via


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ebola: Information Sources

With many thanks to Matt Holland, from the North West Ambulance Service Library & Knowledge Service, for compiling this list.

Related terms
Ebola virus disease,  Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, Viral Haemorrhagic Fever, Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.

Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance. Links to all guidelines.

UK Government

Public Health England

World Health Organisation [WHO]
WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières 

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]

Research / Searches
To search Medline use MeSH Term Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola.
PubMed / PubMed Central latest research alert

Free to access online sources
Oxford University Press resources for Ebola World Health Emergency
PLOS One. An Open Access journal
(No User Name or Passwords required. Just click through to see the full text.)
PLOS One Ebola Virus

Twitter Hashtag #ebola. This links to Twitter. Twitter may be blocked on some NHS networks.

New Books for August 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.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Updated and Improved Health Library Interactive Map

The Health Library interactive map has been updated and improved. You can now find a number of short videos that have been added. These tell you about the main facilities, services and resources that we have here at the Health Library.

You can follow the presentation step by step or use the zoom and drag functions to explore the library.

Screen-shot of our new interactive map

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 2014

Each year in the UK almost three hundred children die as a result of cancer and each week almost one hundred children are told they have cancer. Being diagnosed with cancer is a very frightening experience the result of which can have considerable emotional, practical and financial implications for the whole family. September 2014 is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and there will be a number of differing events across the UK that aim to raise awareness of childhood cancer, its impact and also highlight the benefits of helping children spend more time at home.

For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month please see the CLIC Sargent website:   


For anyone studying cancer and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a selection of our most popular items, 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.

- Cancer: the misguided cell/ by David M. Prescott et al.
The biology of cancer / by Robert Allan Weinberg
- Strong opioids and the relief of cancer pain: information for patients, families and friends / Palliative Care Formulary
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oxford University Press.  [Available as a print journal 1999 onwards, also available as a Keele and NHS accessible e-journal from 1996 onwards]
British Journal of Cancer, Nature Publishing Group [Available a:s a print journal 1979 - 2011, a NHS accessible ejournal from 1947 onwards, and a Keele accessible ejournal from 1999 onwards]

More journals are accessible via
‘Cancer’ current awareness page

‘Child health’ current awareness page