Monday, March 30, 2015

Reminder - Health Library Opening Hours over Easter

The Opening Hours for the Health Library will be reduced over the Easter holiday as follows:

Good Friday April 3rd         9 am - 5 pm
Saturday April 4th               9 am - 5 pm
Easter Sunday April 5th      **CLOSED**
Easter Monday April 6th     9 am - 5 pm

Online resources will be available 24/7 and you can renew your books online.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NHS eJournal Errors

We are currently experiencing a few errors with some of our NHS-subscribed ejournals.
  • Journals from the Royal College of PsychiatristsBJPsych Advances and British Journal of Psychiatry. These titles should be available to users registered with a North Staffs Combined Healthcare Athens username. They are currently not appearing on our A-Z journals list but you should be able to access full-text directly on the RCofPsych website.
  • British Journal of General Practice – we are experiencing problems with our access.
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research – we have current year online access to this title via Springer. There is currently a problem with our access. This is available in print at the Health Library.
  • Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Journal – there is currently a problem with our subscription to these titles. These titles are accessible using a UHNS-based email account. Any users experiencing a problem should get in touch with the eresources librarian.
  • The Laryngoscope and Pediatric Pulmonology – these titles are provided by Wiley and there is a problem with our access.
We have logged these issues with our suppliers as requiring urgent attention. We hope that they are resolved as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Care News – Current Awareness

We have revamped the Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Care News tab on our Current Awareness Service. You can now sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research:

  • BMC Oral Health
  • British Dental Journal (print)
  • British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • European Journal of Orthodontics
  • Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (print)
  • The Dental Elf

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Monday, March 16, 2015

ACT NOW! Saved Searches will be Lost – NHS Users

This is a reminder...

From the 1st of April the provision of the Medline and PsychInfo databases, as part of the NHS Core Content, will be delivered via ProQuest and not Ovid.

Changes will be made to the NHS HDAS interface to run searches on these 2 databases via ProQuest instead of Ovid.

As a consequence of these changes, any searches (and associated alerts) saved within HDAS by users, which use these databases or search across databases, will be lost.

You are advised to export your search information in order to retain it. You can then re-create the search, and alert, when the new interface is implemented.

Screen-shot of the HDAS Export optoins


You can find instructions on saving searches and alerts on our Journal Problems page here.

Note for users who use the Ovid interface directly.

If you use the Ovid interface directly to save searches, and set up alerts, on Medline or PsychInfo you will also lose access to your saved searches. Ovid are investigating whether searches can be exported to ProQuest but you are advised to export any saved searches and alerts as a precaution.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Physiotherapy News – Current Awareness

We have created a new page on our Current Awareness Service for the latest research and headlines from our Physiotherapy Journals.

You can now sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main physiotherapy-based journals:

  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Check the Physiotherpay News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

New Journal Titles from Oxford for NHS Users

The Health Library has subscribed to the Oxford Medicine Collection. NHS users from our main NHS partners can access the ejournals using their NHS Athens username / password.

Please check the NHS Journals list for a full list of all our titles.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

App of the Month – Ebsco Databases

The Ebsco databases include the main healthcare databases Cinahl, Medline and PsychInfo. Keele students can download the Ebsco databases app so that you can search on the go.

To get instructions and links relevant for the app:
  • Go to your subject page on the Health Library website, eg Nursing Databases, Midwifery Databases or Medical Databases
  • Click the link for the Ebsco database you usually use eg Medline or Cinahl (note that it doesn’t matter which and the app allows you to search multiple databases)
  • Login using the Shibboleth login option if prompted, entering your Keele University computer username and password when needed.
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click the link “iphone and android apps”
  • This asks you to enter your email address. Enter your Keele email address and instructions will be sent to you.

Then on your mobile device:
  • Go to your email and open the email. Follow the instructions it contains to:
  • Install the relevant app (iphone or android)
  • Click the link in the email to the authentication key (note that this will expire within 24hrs so plan to do all this at the same time).
Then you should be set up to go.

You can use the app to perform searches, save searches, save articles and read articles (where we have access to the full-text in Ebsco).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NHS HDAS Saved Searches will be Lost – instructions to save searches

From the 1st of April the provision of the Medline and PsychInfo databases, as part of the NHS Core Content, will be delivered via ProQuest and not Ovid.

Changes will be made to the NHS HDAS interface to run searches on these 2 databases via ProQuest instead of Ovid.

As a consequence of these changes, any searches (and associated alerts) saved within HDAS by users, which use these databases or search across databases, will be lost.

You can now find instructions on how to save your searches and alerts on our Journal Problems & Fixes page.

Surgery News – Current Awareness

We have created a new page on our Current Awareness Service for the latest research and headlines from our Surgery Journals.

You can now sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main surgery-based journals:
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Journal
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am Volume)
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Surgery (UK)

Check the Surgery News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Struggling to find the information you need? New Training Schedule for April-June 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.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

New Books for February 2015

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, March 04, 2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Access the Health Library via the UHNM website

You can now link to the Health Library online facilities, services and resources via the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) website. We have our own microsite. You can link to us via the Health Libraries option from the “Working Here” section.

On our microsite you find lots of information about the Health Library here at the Royal Stoke, as well as the Library, Education and Resources Centre (LERC) at Stafford. You will be able to:

  • Apply for an Athens Login
  • Access our online resources
  • Book Training
  • Request a literature search
  • Request an article

Monday, March 02, 2015

Adding Health Library eTutorials to the KLE

The Health Library etutorials aim to help students to get to grips with all our resources and develop their information skills, so learning to find good quality information efficiently.

We have 2 etutorial packages:

  • Getting Started - to help students to find and use our most popular resources such as books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and databases.
  • Information Skills - to help students to develop their information skills and learn the techniques to find information effectively.
The etutorials are short, bite-sized online tutorials; they include presentations, photo-tours, step-by-step video demonstrations, audio and interactive quizzes.

Adding an eTutorial to a KLE Module
Academic staff might want to consider where students might need more support in their studies to help them to find the right information they need.

eTutorials can be added to relevant sections of the KLE by adding the weblink or URL of either the individual etutorial or etutorial section.

You can find a list of available URLs to use on our new web page for academic staff.

Opening Hours Changes over Easter

The Opening Hours for the Health Library will be reduced over the Easter holiday as follows:

Good Friday April 3rd         9 am - 5 pm
Saturday April 4th               9 am - 5 pm
Easter Sunday April 5th      **CLOSED**
Easter Monday April 6th     9 am - 5 pm

Online resources will be available 24/7 and you can renew your books online.