Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Library System - expected live Friday 1st July

The installation of the new Library Search system (replacement for the Catalogue system) is expected to take place 1st July.

Over the implementation period 1st to 4th July please check the Keele Campus home page for details of where to search library resources and how to access your library account. We will update our pages as soon as possible.

Note: NHS users can still access NHS-subscribed resources via the Healthcare Resources page.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Message from HDAS:
We will be conducting essential service maintenance on Tuesday 28th June 2016 during the evening. Current HDAS will continue to be available, however any new saved searches created after 5pm may not be available after the work is complete.  Saved searches in current HDAS will be available again from Wednesday morning.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Changes to the library catalogue and your library account

The Health Library and Keele University are changing to a new library system and catalogue.

Our new catalogue ‘Library Search’ will be available for you to use from 4th July.

As part of the change – the way library loans are managed will change from 4th July onwards.

To keep track of your due dates, you will need to log into your library account online by:

  • Going to the library website
  • Click ‘Library Search’.
  • Click on ‘Sign in’ in the top right hand corner, and click ‘NHS users’ in the next screen.
  • The credentials you will need to sign in to your account will be the same as you currently use – your library card barcode is your User ID.
  • Once signed in click on ‘My Account’ and your list of current loans and due dates will display.

If you have any problems logging in please contact the library and we will look into it, tel: 01782 679500.

Beginning 4th July library loans should start to automatically renew if they have not been requested by another user, and there are no other issues with your account that would bar renewal. If they do not renew you will receive a communication indicating that the item(s) need to be returned.

If you wish you may also re-set your library account password. Please contact the library after 4th July for information.

Please be aware that whilst the new library systems are being implemented there will be  disruption to the provision of library services from 27th June to 3rd July.

The week commencing 4th July is likely to be very busy. Your patience whilst we work through this implementation is appreciated.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Information Skills for Health

Have you checked out our new blog yet?

The Information Skills for Health blog is here to help you to get to grips with our resources as well as support development of your information skills.

You’ll find lots of short learning opportunities, including:

  • Searching tips & tricks
  • Resource features
  • eTutorials
  • Revalidation support
  • And more…
Subscribe to Information Skills for Health by Email

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Telephone disruption over the weekend 18th & 19 June

We have been informed that there will be some disruption of the telephone system, 18th & 19th June, due to maintenance work.
You may experience some problems getting in touch. It should only be of short duration. If you have problems please try again later in the day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Complete Medicine Reference Resource: Medicines Complete

Have you tried one of our most popular resources? Medicines Complete gives you online access to a wide range of specialist drug reference ebooks, including:

  • the BNF & BNFc
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Martindale: the complete drug reference
  • Stockley’s Drug Interactions
  • Kucers The Use of Antibiotics
  • And others

You can browse the individual titles or search across all publications.

Access Medicines Complete using either your Keele computer username / password or your NHS Athens username / password. The list of ebooks available to you will depend on the organisation you belong to.

Find a link to Medicines Complete from our Healthcare Resources page or Medical Databases page.

For help, guidance and tutorials see here.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Diabetes Awareness Week

12th - 18th June 2016

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 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’s theme is Setting the Record Straight and it is seeking stories from individuals living with diabetes. In doing so its goal is to raise awareness of the disease among the population of the UK in order to prevent its increase.

For further information please see:

Health Library resources
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, 4th edition, 2010. Print & e-book.
- Oxford textbook of endocrinology and diabetes / edited by John A.H. Wass and Paul M. Stewart, 2nd edition, 2009. Print & e-book.
- Care of people with diabetes: a manual of nursing practice / Trisha Dunning, 4th edition, 2014
- Diabetes care: a practical manual / Rowan Hillson, 2015
- ABC of diabetes / Tim Holt, Sudhesh Kumar, 7th edition, 2015
- Evidence-based management of diabetes / by Jiten Vora & John Buse, 2012

- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as: print journal 2011 onwards and Keele e-journal 2000 onwards]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as: print journal 1989 onwards, Keele e-journal 2000 onwards with 6 month embargo and as a NHS e-journal 1978 onwards]
- Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989-2012, Keele e-journal 2000 onwards (6 months embargo) and as a NHS e-journal 2000 onwards (3 months embargo)]
- Clinical diabetes, American Diabetes Association [Available as: Keele e-journal 2000 onwards with 6 month embargo and as a NHS e-journal 1998 onwards]
- International Diabetes Nursing, Taylor & Francis [Available as: Keele e-journal 2015 onwards and as a NHS e-journal 2015 onwards (12 months embargo)]
- Journal of Diabetes Research, Hindawi Publishing Corporation [Keele e-journal 2013 onwards; also Open Access journal]

Access more journals via our Journals webpage:


Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Want to learn something new over the Summer? New Training Schedule for July-September 2016

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 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 06, 2016

NHS Staff – get started at the Health Library

Do you work for our NHS partners and need a bit of help at the library?

We have developed a number of etutorials to get you started:

  • Supporting NHS Staff – find out about the facilities and services we have to help you in your work
  • Using the Health Library – have you been too shy to visit? Explore the library online to help you to orientate yourself at the library
  • NHS Athens Registration – get an Athens username / password so that you can access the NHS online resources
  • Finding NHS Resources – want to know what resources you have access to? It might be more than you think. This etutorial will tell you all about our NHS resources.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Mobile Essentials for the NHS

Do you want to go mobile? Check out our Mobile Essentials for the NHS page to find out about the essential healthcare resources we offer you that you can access via your mobile devices:

  • Evidence-based support tools
  • Search for research
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile-friendly websites