Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Need help accessing our resources?

Our online etutorials give you step-by-step instructions on how to access and use many of our most popular resources – catalogue, ebooks, databases and ejournals.

You can also try our Information Skills etutorials to help you to develop your research skills.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Do you need access to Keele eResources off-campus?

You can find out how to access Keele eresources such as ebooks, ejournals and databases, via the Campus Library website here.

They have also created a number of videos showing you how to log on to the various journal platforms.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Planning your dissertation or research project?

If you are developing your dissertation or planning a research project, then check out our Researchers Online Reference collection.

We’ve put together a list of ebooks that can help you to prepare and deliver your research projects:

  • Getting Started
  • Appraise the Evidence
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Using Statistics
  • Writing Up & Getting Published

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines.


Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Training Schedule for Jan-Mar 2015

Do you struggle to find reliable sources of information? Do you want to improve your literature searching skills?


  • 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, Joanna Briggs Database and similar resources
  • Start to develop 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 our Training Team or book online.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Are you waiting for an Oxford Handbooks title?

We know that our collection of Oxford Handbooks is very popular. But did you know that we have many of the texts available online as ebooks?

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines

You can see the list of Oxford Handbooks titles that we have via the Oxford Handbooks Online collection that we have put together.


Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

App of the Month – NICE Guidelines

The App of the month for December is NICE Guidelines. NICE provide evidence-based  guidance and advice for a wide range of conditions, diseases and public health issues.

You can access the NICE guidelines via your mobile device. Download the app and you will be able to refer to any guideline off-line – helpful in meetings or discussing the latest evidence with patients.


You will be able to:
  • Browse through the NICE guidelines
  • Search for a guideline
  • Read guidelines off-line
  • Bookmark sections that you need to refer to regularly
  • Receive the latest updates and new guidance from NICE


NICE Guidance App

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Anatomy Online Reference

Not surprisingly our collection of anatomy books at the library gets a lot of use. But we also have a number of anatomy ebooks available.

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines

We’ve put together a list of anatomy ebooks to get you started: Anatomy Online Reference.

Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Try our eBooks

If you can’t get into the library or find that you have to wait for a popular text, why not try our ebooks?

Our ebook collections are accessible online via the Internet and can be accessed 24/7. You can easily search them for the information you need and can often add your own notes.

To find an ebook search the catalogue and click the relevant link to login. You will need either your NHS Athens username / password or your Keele computer username / password.

We have gathered together a number of small collections to help you to get started:

Take a look at our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

New Books for November 2014

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

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