Friday, May 29, 2015

Be More Info Savvy in the NHS

Come along to the CEC foyer Monday 1st June after 12 noon to find out more about the Library services and resources available within the NHS.

Whether you are a student preparing for your first NHS professional post, going on placement or work for our NHS partners, come along to browse our display and have a chat with one of our librarians – learn how we can support patient care and your professional development.

Keele Library Latest: MyiLibrary e-books unavailable Saturday 30th May

Keele Library Latest: MyiLibrary e-books unavailable Saturday 30th May: Please note that our MyiLibrary e-books will be unavailable between 1pm and 7pm on Saturday 30th May due to essential maintenance by the sys...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

App of the Month – NHS Choices Health Apps Library

Are you looking for apps to help patients keep track of healthy living activities or support with long-term conditions?

The NHS Choices health app library is a good place to start looking. Here you will find lists of apps reviewed by the NHS and rated by users.

Types of apps listed include:

  • Specific conditions
  • Healthy living support
  • Service providers
  • Social Care
Some apps are free, others are paid for or require in app purchases (ie for advanced features).
Please take care to read any terms and conditions, particularly regarding use of personal data.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Introduction to Literature Searching eTutorial

Make sure that you understand the basics of  how to carry out a literature search. Our bite-sized etutorial Introduction to Literature Searching takes you through the fundamental 7 steps.

Our website can help - library floor plan

Are you planning to visit the Health Library? Or are you not sure where everything is? You can go to our website where we have a printable plan of the library as well as an interactive map telling you all about the different facilities, services and resources that we have.
You can see our floor plan and interactive map on our website

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Social Care / Work News – Current Awareness

We have updated our Social Work Current Awareness page to include the new ejournal titles we have purchased from the Oxford Medicine Collection.

  • British Journal of Social Work
  • Health and Social Work
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Research

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from these journals. Check the Social Care / Work 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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our website can help - NHS Outreach Service

Can our NHS Outreach Librarians help you? Find our more about the NHS Outreach Service on our website.
Details about the NHS Outreach Service are on our website


Going on Placement or Electives - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on an elective or placement in the coming weeks, to ensure you do not incur any fines it is advisable to return your books to the library before starting your placement.
Students are welcome to continue to borrow items, but please be aware that normal requirements to renew items, normal loan periods, and the possibility that items will be recalled or fines incurred for late return/renewal, will still apply.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Borrow a Laptop at the Health Library

You can now borrow a laptop from the Health Library:

  • Work in the rotunda
  • Work in the silent study area
  • Take with you to a meeting
You will need your library card and a Keele IT login for wifi access; NHS users need to request a temporary login. All laptops need to be returned at least 1 hour before the library closing time.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Overview of Dynamed - video

Here is a pretty thorough overview of Dynamed from the Ebsco video channel: Dynamed WebEx presented by Brian Alper, including:

  • clinical examples
  • how evidence is selected
  • viewing updates
  • signing up for alerts


Dynamed is available to our UHNM users via NHS Athens. The Dynamed mobile app is also available.
You can get more help on using Dynamed by trying our Using Dynamed etutorial.

New Books for April 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:

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

Our website can help - Contact Us

You can find all our contact details on our website - including details about our team members, our address, phone numbers, email address and online form.
Example of our contact page

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

NEW! Royal Marsden Manual Online now available

The Royal Marsden Manual is now available online to UHNM staff. You can access it:


The Royal Marsden provides you with:

  • Support for Evidence-based Practice
  • Up-to-date Clinical Practice
  • Procedures and Guidelines
  • Easy to read format & illustrations

Monday, May 04, 2015

What's in the Library? Qualitative Data Analysis

You can find Qualitative Data Analysis: a methods source book by Miles et al at shelfmark H 62 M4. Check H 62 for more research support.

Friday, May 01, 2015