Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Information Skills for Heath Blog

Our Information Skills for Health blog can help you to develop your information skills. You’ll find tips and tricks, resource features and etutorials that will help you to use our resources to find the information you need.

Check out some of our recent blog items:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Students on Placement or Electives (Nursing & Midwifery) - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on a placement or elective in the coming weeks or during December / January:
You are welcome to continue to loan items from the library, but please be aware that normal loan periods will still apply.
Items may be requested by another user and recalled. Late return of requested items will still incur fines.

Automatic renewals will run as normal, but if you wish to try to avoid having an item potentially due for return at a time when you really cannot come in, you can attempt to renew your books early via you account on Library Search.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Self-care Week 14th - 20th November 2016

Self-Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations. More needs to be done to support people to better look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer. Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.

Self-Care Week provides people-facing organisations with a focus to hold a targeted campaign to support people to take care of their health and wellbeing and improve their understanding of doing so. Self-care messages have a greater impact when they are being repeated by many voices through different mediums at the same time, making a greater impact and reaching more of the population.

For more about Self-Care Week, please visit the Self Care Forum website: http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/

For anyone studying the importance of self-care 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.
- Supporting self-care in primary care / Ruth. Chambers, Gill Wakley and Alison Blenkinsopp, 2006, Abingdon : Radcliffe.
- Parkinson's disease: a self-care manual / R. K Griffiths and E. H Coene, 2000, Amsterdam: September Foundation.
- Your health, your way; a guide to long term conditions and self-care / Department of Health  [Online], 2009, London: Dept of Health.
- Nurses' guide to teaching diabetes self-management / Rita G. Mertig, 2012, 2nd editon, New York : Springer Pub.
- Self-management of long-term health conditions : a handbook for people with chronic disease / NHS Expert Patients Programme, 2007, Boulder, Colorado,: Bull Publishing Company.
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2011 - 2013]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards with a 6 month embargo, & NHS ejournal 2000 onwards with 1 year embargo]
- Self-Care, Dependent-Care & Nursing [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2003 onwards]
- Total Health [Available as a Keele ejournal 1992 – 2010 & NHS ejournal 1995 - 2009]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
More information and additional resources about self-care and long term conditions can be found on our current awareness page: http://www.netvibes.com/healthlibrary_northstaffs#Health_News

Thursday, November 10, 2016

e-Learning from the Health Library

You can find support and e-learning opportunities online from the Health Library.
If you want to get started quickly with our online resources or need to freshen up your literature search skills you can try our etutorials and videos:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Short bite-sized learning
  • Interactive
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile-friendly

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Oxford Handbooks Online

Many of our popular Oxford Handbooks are available online as ebooks. You can access them anytime. You’ll need your Keele computer login details or NHS Athens username for access the full-text.

You’ll find a list of available titles on our website. Look on Library Search for titles and links to the full-text.

Photo of Oxford Handbooks

If you need more help try our short etutorial Using eBooks.

Support for Academic Staff

The Health Library can offer support to Keele University academic staff based in the schools of nursing, midwifery and medicine.

You can:

  • Use our online learning materials to support your students’ development of digital literacy and information skills
  • Arrange training sessions with our training librarians either for your own CPD or to support your students development
  • Request a literature search if you need the latest evidence as background to a topic you are investigating
  • Suggest new stock to be purchased and held at the Health Library
  • Investigate further support offered by the Campus Library

Please check out our Academic Staff page for more information.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - November 2016

Normal healthy cells grow in a carefully controlled way. Pancreatic cancer develops when cells in the pancreas grow out of control, forming a tumour (a lump or growth). This can happen in the head, body or tail of the pancreas.
·       Just 4% of patients survive – it has the worst survival rate of all 22 common cancers
·       Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer – 26 people die each day
·       It receives just over 1% of overall cancer research funding
·       Pancreatic cancer affects men and women equally
·       For those diagnosed in time for surgery their chance of survival increases tenfold
·       In 2013, 9,389 people were newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
·       In 2013, 8,524 people died from pancreatic cancer in the UK 

For more information about Pancreatic Cancer please visit: http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/ or https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/ .


For anyone studying pancreatic 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.

- Cancer: the misguided cell / by David M. Prescott et al. , c.1982, Sinauer Associates.

- The biology of cancer / by Robert Allan Weinberg, 2014, 2nd edition, Garland Science.

- Cancer chemotherapy: a nursing process approach / by Margaret Barton-Burke, 2001, 3rd edition, Jones and Bartlett.

- Cancer and its management / by Jeffrey Tobias Daniel Hochhauser and Robert L Souhami, 2010, 6th edition, Wiley-Blackwell.

- AJCC cancer staging handbook : from the AJCC cancer staging manual / by Stephen B Edge, 2010, 7th edition, Springer

- Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oxford University Press. [Available as a print journal 1999 - 2013: vol 99- 105. Also available a Keele ejournal 1988 onwards & NHS ejournal 1996 onwards.]

- British journal of cancer, Nature Publishing Group [Available as a print journal 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 as a print journal 1984-2015: vol. 53-121(3). Also available a Keele ejournal 1948 onwards, & NHS ejournal 1948 - 2015]


See organisations mentioned in the 'Patient Advice' tab of our 'Cancer' subject links page http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/cancer/#tabs-3