Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Freely available Internet Resources for Healthcare

Of course there is a lot of information available via the Internet – perhaps too much? Is it good quality?

If you feel a little overwhelmed we can start you off with a few good quality resources. Our Finding Information on the Internet etutorial will give you a few pointers to look out for and lists a number of resources that it is always worth checking.

Our Literature Searching Sites web page gives you a pretty comprehensive list of some good quality information sources that might be useful during your studies and career. Whether you are searching for articles, trying to find reviews or looking for guidelines this is a good place to start.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Problems Registering with NHS Athens?

We have been made aware that some users have encountered errors when self-registering with NHS Athens via the online form. It would appear that the error is linked to the optional box “I agree to be contacted occasionally by NICE for surveys and research to improve NICE products”.

To avoid the error and ensure a successful registration, please tick this option.

Please see our Athens page for more help registering with NHS Athens.

Please see our Journals Problems page for currently known issues accessing NHS resources.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Using Databases to Find Information

Databases hold bibliographic information about articles related to particular topics. They offer you a number of search tools to help you to find articles that match the topic you are looking for.

We subscribe to a number of health-specific databases that can help you to focus your search and find the information you need effectively.

Getting to grips with these resources can take a bit of time but it is worth it in the end.

To get you started we have a number of short etutorials that you can try:

These will give you step-by-step instructions and include links to video demonstrations.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

World COPD Day

19th November 2014
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD, is a term that encompasses a number of differing conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  It is one of the most common respiratory diseases and at present is thought there are as many as three million people living with the disease in the UK.
World COPD Day is annual event that is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).  Its goal is to raise awareness and care for those suffering from COPD.  This year’s theme is ‘It’s Not Too Late’
For further information please see: http://www.goldcopd.org/wcd-home.html
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in COPD, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a snapshot 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.

BOOKS

- Managing COPD / Richard E.K. Russell

- ABC of COPD / Graeme P. Currie. Also available as an e-book.

 COPD in Primary Care / Anita Sharma. Also available as an e-book.


JOURNALS

- European respiratory Journal, Sheffield: ERS [Available as a print journal 1988: vol 1-]

- Respiratory medicine, London: Elsevier [Available as a print journal 1988-2010, online from 2010]

- American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, New York: American Thoracic Society [Available as a print journal 1994: vol 149-]

More journals are available via our Journals webpage at http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Are you finding the articles you need?

Have you got to grips with journals and articles? Are you confused by volumes and issue numbers?

Well, we are here to help.

Start by having a look at our short etutorials:

You will learn what a journal is, what an article is, how to find them and what you will need for your references.

Journals at the Health Library

Friday, November 14, 2014

Making the most of our Book Collection

Are you making the most of our book collection to find the information you need?

We have a range of short etutorials to help you to get to the book you need quickly.

Start by learning to use the catalogue to help you to find books on your topic or to get the book on your reading list.

Our Find a Book on the Shelf etutorial helps you to use that shelfmark code to get to the book you want.

Make sure that you are using books effectively to avoid wasting time – our Using a Book etutorial points you to the sections of a book to check to get to information quickly.

And finally we know that many of our books are very popular and sometimes you have to wait until a copy becomes available; but why not try our online ebooks? Our etutorial Using eBooks shows you how to find ebooks and access them. eBooks are available 24/7 and you don’t incur any fines.
Bookshelves at the Health Library

World Diabetes Day

14th November 2014

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce insulin or the body has trouble processing the insulin the pancreas does produce.  Whilst the disease can be managed those that suffer from diabetes are at increased risk of developing a number of serious health issues.  It is estimated that the number of people living with diabetes will rise to 535 million.
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and the development of a cure.  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on the 14th November.  It brings together millions of people across the world in order to promote the core aims of the International Diabetes Federation and raise awareness.
For more information about World Diabetes Day please see the International Diabetes Federation Website: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in diabetes and the management of diabetes, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a snap shot of various books and periodicals that are available in our collection. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

DIABETES
- Handbook of diabetes / Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly. Also available as an e-book.
- Oxford textbook of endocrinology and diabetes / edited by John A.H. Wass and Paul M. Stewart
- Type 2 Diabetes / Anthony H Barnett

JOURNALS
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) -]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1978 onwards]
- Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989-2012. -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1952 onwards]
Clinical Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a Keele and NHS ejournal 2001 onwards]
More ejournals are available via our Journals webpage at http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS - Diabetes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

App of the Month – the Health Library

Here is our App of the Month for November.

Do you know that you can access your library account and search for books using your mobile devices?

It is a bit complicated – you start with the Keele University app which has a section for the libraries. This will then also direct you to the Library Anywhere app and the Catalogue.


You will be able to:

  • View the list of items you have borrowed
  • View any outstanding fines
  • Search the library catalogue for items
  • View information about the Health Library
  • Renew your borrowed items

Screen-shot of borrower information

Try our Bite-size eTutorials

If you need a little help getting to grips with our resources, just want a quick refresher or can’t quite remember how to get access to something then check out our eTutorials.

You’ll find a wide range of etutorials here to get you started with books, ebooks, journals, databases and ejournals; both NHS and Keele-based resources.

The tutorials include how to find, access and use some of our most popular resources. There are presentations, step-by-step guides and video demonstrations; each delivered in a quick bite-sized format.

Take a look and learn something new.
 
Screen-shot of the Getting Started page

Friday, November 07, 2014

New Books for October 2014

Here is a selection of new titles added to the catalogue this month. Browse all the latest titles here or check out the “New Books” display in the library.

New books include:
Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Remember, remember to renew your books

Remember to renew your books on time. It’s easy to do. You can renew any items you have by:

  • bringing the items and your Library Card to the counter
  • bringing just your Library Card to the counter
  • telephoning us - at the Health Library, have your Library Card with you, during opening hours
  • telephoning us - using the automated service, have your Library Card with you, available outside opening hours
  • online - login to view your Library Account and renew your items
You can renew your items as many times as you like, as long as no one else has requested it.

If someone else has requested an item you have borrowed you need to return it to the library by the due date.

Renew on time: avoid a fine.

Monday, November 03, 2014

UHNS-MidStaffs Merger Changes

The Health Library for North Staffordshire will be working with our Stafford colleagues at the Library, Education and Resource Centre to deliver a coherent library service for all staff members of the new University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

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