Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Find Answers Fast on Clinical Key

Clinical Key is a clinical search engine. Use the simple search interface to search Medline and Clinical Key content for fast clinical answers.

You can access:

  • eJournals
  • eBooks
  • Evidence-based Topic Summaries
  • Images and Videos
  • Medline
Use the features to save items and create reading lists and presentations. You can find step-by-step demos on our Information Skills for Health blog.

Clinical Key is available to UHNM staff, via your NHS Athens username. Log in via our Healthcare Resources page.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Withdrawn versions of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine for sale

Copies of withdrawn versions of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine are now available for sale on the Sales Trolley in the Health Library.
Prices vary according to condition. Items sold on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the counter.
Book Sales Trolley

Friday, September 23, 2016

No Big Book Sale this year

There will NOT be a big book sale in the Health Library this year - we don't have sufficient stock to deliver it.
Note, however, that the red book sale trolley will still be available throughout the year, and will be populated with withdrawn stock when it is available.
The Books Sales Trolley

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finding NHS eJournals

The easiest way to check whether you can access an ejournal is to check via the NHS Journal List:

  1. Go to our Journals page
  2. Select the NHS Journals option
  3. Log in with your NHS Athens username / password
  4. Search for the Journal title
Screen-shot of example journal title search

You will be able to see

  • Where we subscribe to the title – it may be via a database collection, rather than directly from the publisher
  • What holdings you can access – check whether the year / volume you need is covered by our subscription
  • Link to the journal page – you can link to the location where we hold the subscription. Note that you may be required to login to the providers’ website

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Training Opportunities at the Health Library

You will find lots of help available at the Health Library:

Scheduled Training Programme
We run a scheduled training programme throughout the year. You can book on a number of different training courses to help you to develop your literature searching skills and use our resources effectively. You can book online or contact our trainers to reserve a place.

Training at Work
Our trainers can visit you at work to deliver bespoke sessions for you and your work colleagues whether as part of meetings, training events or on a one-to-one basis.

One-to-One Sessions
If you struggle to fit in a scheduled course our trainers will try to arrange to deliver you a one-to-one session at your convenience.

Online eTutorials
We have a number of short, bite-sized etutorials to help you get started using our resources or to help you to develop your information skills. Our etutorials include multimedia and interactive elements.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September 2016

Each year in the UK almost three hundred children die as a result of cancer and each week almost one hundred children are told they have cancer.  Being diagnosed with cancer is a very frightening experience the result of which can have considerable emotional, practical and financial implications for the whole family.  There will be a number of differing events across the UK that aim to raise awareness of childhood cancer, its impact and highlight the benefits of helping children spend more time at home.   
For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month please see the CLIC Sargent website: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/                    


For anyone studying cancer and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

- The biology of cancer / by Robert Allan Weinberg, 2014, 2nd ed., Garland Science.
- Cancer chemotherapy: a nursing process approach / by Margaret Barton-Burke, 2001, 3rd 
ed., Jones and Bartlett
- Cancer and the adolescent / edited by T.O.B. Eden ... [et al.], 2005, 2nd ed., Blackwell
- Cancer care for adolescents and young adults / editors, Daniel Kelly, Faith Gibson, 2008, Blackwell.
- Paediatric haematology and oncology / by Simon Bailey; Rod Skinner, 2009, Oxford University Press.
-  Cancer in children and young people: acute nursing care / by Faith Gibson Louise Sloanes, 2007, John Wiley
- Evidence-based pediatric oncology / by Ross Pinkerton; A. G Shankar; Katherine Matthay, 2007 2nd ed., Blackwell.
- The child with cancer: family-centred care in practice / by Helen Langton, 2000, Baillière Tindall 


- Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oxford University Press. [Available in print 1999-2013: vol. 91-105. Also available a Keele ejournal 1988 onwards & NHS ejournal 1996 onwards]
- British journal of cancer, Nature Publishing Group [Available in print 1994-2011: vol. 69-105. Also available a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo, & NHS ejournal 1947 onwards]
- Cancer, American Cancer Society [Available in print 1984-2015: vol. 52-121(3). Also available a Keele ejournal 1948 onwards, & NHS ejournal 1948 - 2015]
- Journal of cancer, Ivyspring International Publisher.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2010 onwards]
- Pediatric blood & cancer, John Wiley. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 onwards, & NHS ejournal 2012 - 2015]
- Journal of pediatric oncology nursing, Sage Publications. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards]

Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/


Use Dynamed to support Patient Care

Dynamed is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool you can use to support patient care.

Use the simple search interface or browse through the categories to find information about the diseases and conditions affecting your patients. You can find details regarding:

  • epidemiology
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • complications and prognosis
  • prevention and screening
  • guidelines and resources

Dynamed is available to our UHNM users via your NHS Athens username. Log in from our Healthcare Resources page.

Get Dynamed on the go by downloading the app – details of how here.

For more help try our short etutorial Using Dynamed or check our Dynamed help page.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Accessing IT Facilities via the Health Library

There are a range of IT facilities that you can access via the Health Library.

In the IT suite:

  • Keele networked PCs
  • NHS networked PCs
  • Printing – payment required on the Keele network; free on the NHS network
  • Scanner

In the Health Library:

  • Photocopying – pay for photocopying with cash or via your Library / Keele card
  • Desktop power plugs for IT equipment
  • Keele WIFI

NHS users can access the Keele network by requesting a temporary Keele login. You will need to be a library member; bring your card to the main library counter to make a request.
Photos of IT facilities

Friday, September 02, 2016

Come and study at the Health Library

Whether you need a quiet space to revise or want to work with friends and colleagues there are plenty of options at the Health Library:

  • Silent Study Room – individual study space and desk-top power for use with IT equipment
  • Individual Study Space – within the rotunda you can use our flexible study boards to give yourself privacy for studying
  • Group Study Space – use the group study pod to work with friends and colleagues or use the tables by the windows
  • Relaxed Study Space – if you want to relax while you read you can use our more relaxing furniture
  • Desk-top power – many of our desks now have desk-top power plugs for use with IT equipment

Photos of the Health Library