Monday, June 29, 2015

What's in the Library? Gray's Anatomy for Students

Of course, you'd expect there to be a lot of anatomy books - here is one of our popular titles.

Possible NHS Athens disruption Tuesday 30th June

Maintenance will be carried out Tuesday 30th June 7:00-9:00am by Eduserv / Athens. This may affect NHS Athens access during this time.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Our website can help - Online Guides and Support

You can find lots of help on our website to help you to get to grips with all the resources that we provide for you. Our Online Guides and Support pages provide links to:
** help pages ** online tutorials ** printable guides **

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Here you will find more help for:

  • Articles
  • BMJ Case Reports
  • Catalogue
  • Databases
  • Dynamed
  • Joanna Briggs Institute

and more...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Our website can help - Finding Articles

If you are not sure how to start to look for articles or are struggling to locate that recommended reference, then check on our Find Articles page for help:

  • How can I find articles for a particular subject?
  • How can I find a specific article?
  • Why can't I access the full-text of all the articles I find?

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We also have an etutorial "Finding Articles", that explains what articles are and takes you step-by-step through the process of finding articles.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Struggling to find the information you need? New Training Schedule for July-September 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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

What's in the Library? How to Research

We have many books that can help you to develop your research skills. You'll find How to Research by Blaxter et al at shelfmark Q.180.55.M4.B5

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Diabetes Awareness Week

14th June – 20th June 2015
By 2035 it is estimated that the number of people living with diabetes will rise to 535 million. Over the last two years it has led to the deaths of between 1.5 and 5.1 million people world-wide. Diabetes UK is the UK’s leading diabetes charity and aims to care for, connect with and campaign on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, reaching people with diabetes in local communities across the UK.  This year Diabetes Awareness Week falls between the 14th and 20th June, its goal is to raise awareness of the disease among the population of the UK in order to prevent its increase.
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 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.
- Handbook of diabetes / Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly, 2010, 4th ed., Wiley-Blackwell
- Oxford textbook of endocrinology and diabetes / edited by John A.H. Wass and Paul M. Stewart, 2011, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press.
- Care of people with diabetes: a manual of nursing practice / Trisha Dunning, 2014, 4th ed, Wiley.
- Psychosocial aspects of diabetes: children, adolescents and their families / edited by Deborah Christie and Clarissa Martin, 2012, Radcliffe.
- Diabetes care: a practical manual / Rowan Hillson, 2015, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press.
- ABC of diabetes / by Peter J. Watkins, 2003, 5th ed. BMJ Books/.
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) onwards. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards.]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association. [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 onwards. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 1995 onwards.]
- Clinical Medical Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes, Auckland: Libertas Academica. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 2008 onwards.]
- Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, BMC Journals. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2012 onwards.]
- Journal of Diabetes Research, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, [Available as a Keele ejournal 2013 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 2013 onwards.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Our website can help - Getting Started

We have a wide range of etutorials that can help you to get started with our many different types of resources - most only last a few minutes and you can jump to the bit you need help with.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

New Books for May 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:

You will always find a selection of new books out on display. Feel free to browse – you can borrow any of the items that are on display.

New ebooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Be More Info Savvy in the NHS

There is another chance for you to come along to the CEC foyer to find out more about the Library services and resources available within the NHS. We will have a display and a librarian will be on-hand to chat to on Monday 8th June 1-4 pm.

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 learn how we can support patient care and your professional development:

  • NHS Athens and online resources
  • NHS Outreach Service for community-based users
  • Support for Evidence-based decision making

Our website can help - Current Awareness

You can find help in keeping up-to-date with healthcare-related news and the latest research by checking our Current Awareness page.

Monday, June 01, 2015

What's in the Library? Medical Law and Ethics

You can find Medical Law and Ethics by Herring at K 3601 H3. Check the "K" section for more books relating to the law and healthcare.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month

June 2015
Motor Neurone Disease or MND is a progressive disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord.  As a result and as the disease progresses it can affect the way you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.  At the current time there is an estimated 5000 people suffering from MND in the UK, there is no known cure and it still remains a severely life shortening condition. The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is a UK based charity that focuses on care, research and campaigning.  Throughout the month of June 2015 there will be a series of events to raise awareness of MND and bring into the forefront of the public’s mind.  For further information please see:
For anyone interested in MND and its management, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find 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.
Neurology and Motor Neurone Disease
- Oxford handbook of neurology / Hadi Manji, Seán Connolly, Neil Kitchen, Christian Lambert, Amrish Mehta, 2014, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press.
- Motor neurone disease / by Ian Robinson and Maggie Hunter, 1998, Routledge.
- Upper motor neurone syndrome and spasticity: clinical management and neurophysiology. / edited by Michael P. Barnes and Garth R. Johnson, 2001, Cambridge University Press.
- Neurology (crash course) / Mahinda Yogarajah, 2013, 4th ed., Mosby.
- Neurological physiotherapy : a problem-solving approach / edited by Susan Edwards, 2002, 2nd ed., Churchill-Livingstone.
- Archives of neurology, Chicago: American Medical Association. [Available as a print 1994-2009: vol. 46-66(2). Also available a NHS ejournal 2008 - 2010.]
- Neurology, Hagerstown: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins [Available as a print journal 1989-2011]
- Journal of Neurology, Springer.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 1999 onwards.]
- The Spine Journal, Elsavier. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards.]
- Annals of Neurology, Mount Laurel: American Neurological Association . [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards.]
- Case reports in Neurology, Karger Publishers. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 2009 onwards.]