Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just started working in the NHS in North Staffordshire? Come and Join our Library

If you work for our partner NHS organisations in North Staffordshire you can join the Health Library.
We have lots of facilities, resources and services to help you with your professional development as well as support patient care.

Here is a short etutorial to give you the basics.

To join the library complete our application form and pop along with your NHS ID badge.

Our website can help - Follow us on Twitter

You can keep up-to-date with the news at library by following our Twitter account. We'll let you know about any changes to the service and updates to resources, as well as letting you know about the major health-related stories of the day.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What's in the library? Avoiding Errors in General Practice

Those of you preparing to go into general practice might like to read "Avoiding Errors in General Practice" (Barraclough et al). It includes examples of clinical cases. You can find it at shelf mark R729.8.B2.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Health News - from the Health Library updated

The Health News current awareness feed has now been updated.

If you are already subscribing to this email update there should be no need to change your subscription.

New subscribers can request an email update here.

Our website can help - Borrowing

Do you know what you can borrow and for how long? You'll find the info you need on our Borrowing web page.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Current Awareness Service Updates

Our Current Awareness Service uses Yahoo Pipes to help to create the email updates for our topic pages. Yahoo are withdrawing their YahooPipes service.

Over the next couple of months we will be switching our Current Awareness feed generator from Yahoo Pipes to Feed.Informer. This will allow us to continue to concatenate our topic feeds into one update email. Unfortunately we will lose some functionality as the features available in Feed-Informer are not as comprehensive as those in Yahoo Pipes.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Reminder: Keele IT disruption Saturday 18th July

Keele IT Services will be running a disaster recovery exercise on the central IT facilities on Saturday July 18th, starting at approximately 08:30 am and continuing until the early evening.

This will impact on Keele IT services within the Health Library and the IT suite. 

The library management system will not be available thus there will be a manual system in operation.

You can contact Keele IT here.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Our website can help - Find a Form

Whether you want to join the library, suggest a book or request a literature search, you'll find all our forms in the Find A Form section of our website. You can print off the form or, for many requests, you can submit the form online.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Keele IT disruption Saturday 18th July

Keele IT Services will be running a disaster recovery exercise on the central IT facilities on Saturday July 18th, starting at approximately 08:30 am and continuing until the early evening.

This will impact on Keele IT services within the Health Library and the IT suite. 

The library management system will not be available thus there will be a manual system in operation.

You can contact Keele IT here.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, July 13, 2015

What's in the library? Medicine Balls: consultations with the World's Greatest TV Doctor

Looking for a little light reading over summer? Try these musings from TV Doctor Phil Hammond. You can find it on the shelves at R705.H2.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Our website can help - Oxford Handbooks

Our collection of Oxford Handbooks are very popular and the texts can often be on loan. You can find out what titles we have as ebooks via our Oxford Handbooks Online collection. You'll be able to link through to the catalogue entry for each ebook.
For more help try our etutorial "Using eBooks".


Monday, July 06, 2015

What's in the library? How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

There are lots of books to help you to prepare your work for publication in the library. Try "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" (Day & Gastel) at classmark R119.D2. Look for similar titles at R119.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Our website can help - Midwifery Databases

If you are studying midwifery and are looking for good quality information sources, then have a look at our Midwifery Databases page. This lists of all the Keele-subscribed resources suitable for midwifery-based subjects, including:

  • Evidence-based Resources
  • Key Databases
  • Online Reference
  • Useful Websites

The links on this web page will also help you to login correctly when you are using a computer off-campus.
Screen-shot of the Midwifery Databases page


New Books for June 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.