Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Develop your Information Skills – get help from our etutorials

Develop your information skills and learn how to complete a literature search – our Information Skills etutorials can help

Our Information Skills etutorials are short, interactive tutorials that help you to develop the skills you need to find information effectively. Start with an Introduction to Literature Searching – complete the starter search plan for your project or assignment.

Then go on and complete more etutorials to improve your search skills.
You can learn:

  • How to identify your question clearly
  • Use the PICO tool
  • Find information effectively
  • Evaluate Information
  • How to find critical appraisal tools

You can complete and save our etutorial reflection document to keep a record for your eportfolio.

Here is a quick taster of the skills you can develop:

Monday, August 14, 2017

IT Suite closed for maintenance

The IT suite next to the library will be closed for maintenance from Monday 14th August. Hopefully it will be available again before Friday 18th August. This is so that painting can be completed.

The IT training room will be made available where possible to allow staff and students to access computers on the Keele network.

Note, however:

  • there will be NO access to the NHS network
  • there will be NO self-service printing, please add your documents to a memory stick and then bring this to the counter where staff can print out for you

Note that Keele students can use the IT facilities available at Campus.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Get Started with Library Resources – our eTutorials show you how

If you are not sure how to find or use our online resources, then try our Getting Started etutorials. You’ll learn how to get access, how to search and how to access full-text.

eTutorials are available for our most popular online resources, both Keele and NHS. Most are very short; you can jump to the section you need and most include either step-by-step instructions or video demonstrations.

You can learn how to:

  • Use Dynamed to find evidence-based information
  • Search Clinical Key and learn about all its different features
  • Find systematic reviews on the Cochrane Library
  • Find articles and journals
  • Search our popular bibliographic databases
  • Access ebooks

All our etutorials allow you to download and save our etutorial reflection document which you can add to your portfolio.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books lists

From the Campus Library Keele Library Latest: New books lists: When we migrated from our old library system to the new I stopped producing the monthly lists of new books for each library. I've had a ...

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 1st - 7th August 2017

Breastfeeding and breastfeeding awareness was first celebrated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action in 1992; and in recent years has continued to be celebrated in more than 120 countries by the UNICEF, WHO and their participants such as individuals, associations and governments. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action also worked hard to promote the comprehensive breastfeeding culture worldwide by providing the support deemed missing in order to raise the health benefits associated with breastfeeding for both the mother and infant.

2016 saw the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action begin their 15 year journey to achieve the sustainable development goals; which call for multi-sectorial collaboration between all services who come into contact with breastfeeding mothers and infants, in the hopes of one day demonstrating just how important breastfeeding is in tackling global problems such as hunger, inequality and poverty as it is argued by some that this natural act could potentially drive positive changes to concepts such as ecology, economy and equity. Therefore the World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year is about working together for the common good!

For more information about Breastfeeding, please visit the World Breastfeeding pages and

For anyone studying the importance of improving access, support and worldwide acknowledgement of breastfeeding, 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.

        Unlatched : the evolution of breastfeeding and the making of a controversy / by Jennifer Grayson, 2016, New York : Harper Paperbacks.
        Breastfeeding : a guide for the medical profession/ by Ruth A. Lawrence and Robert M Lawrence, 8th edition, 2016, Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier
       Pediatric primary care : practice guidelines for nurses / by Beth Richardson, 2nd edition, 2013, Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning.
        Breastfeeding and medication / by Wendy Jones, 2013, London : Routledge.
        Continuity of care in breastfeeding : best practices in the maternity setting / by Karin Cadwell Cindy Turner-Maffei, 2009, Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett.
        The anthropology of breast-feeding: natural law or social construct / by Vanessa Maher, 1992, Oxford: Berg.
        Feminism, breasts and breast feeding / by Pam Carter, 1995, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

        Protecting, promoting and supporting breast-feeding : the special role of maternity services / by World Health Organization. UNICEF, 1989, Geneva: World Health Organization.
         International Breastfeeding Journal , London : BioMed Central. Publications [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2006 onwards].
         Breastfeeding review: professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia, Nunawading, Vic. : The Association. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1982 onwards].
         Journal of human lactation, Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards].
         Maternal and child nutrition, Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards].
        Breastfeeding Medicine, Mary Ann Liebert : United States of America Inc. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2008 onwards with a 1 year embargo].
      RMC Midwives Journal, London: Redactive Publishing. [Available in print 1995 onwards. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2005 onwards & NHS ejournal 1998 – 2007].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
        Martinez-Brockman, J.L. ; Shebl, F.M. ; Harari, N. and PĂ©rez-Escamilla, R., “An assessment of the social cognitive predictors of exclusive breastfeeding behavior using the Health Action Process Approach”, Social Science & Medicine, June 2017, Vol.182, pp.106-116. [Available via Keele ejournals]
        Tomori, Cecilia ; Palmquist, Aunchalee E.L. and Dowling, Sally, “Contested moral landscapes: Negotiating breastfeeding stigma in breast milk sharing, nighttime breastfeeding, and long-term breastfeeding in the U.S. and the U.K.”, Social Science & Medicine, November 2016, Vol.168, pp.178-185  [Available via Keele ejournals].
         Entwistle, Francesca ; Renfrew, Mary ; Baum, Alison  et al., “Breastfeeding”, RCM Midwives Journal,  Aug 2011; 14(4): 28-31. [Available in print and via Keele ejournals].
·         Muirhead, P, “Breastfeeding”, The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, January 1997, Vol.47(414), pp.54. [Available in print and via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·         Brockway, Meredith  and Venturato, Lorraine, “Breastfeeding beyond infancy: a concept analysis”, Journal of Advanced Nursing, September 2016, Vol.72(9), pp.2003-2015. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
        Smith, E.R.; Hurt, L.; Chowdhury. R. et al., “Delayed breastfeeding initiation and infant survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”, PLoS One, 26th July 2017, Vol. 12 (7), published online. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
        Pang, W.W.; Bernard,  J.; Thavamani,  G. et al., “Direct vs. Expressed Breast Milk Feeding: Relation to Duration of Breastfeeding”, Nutrients, 2017 Vol. 9(6), E547. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
Breastfeeding – NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=Breastfeeding

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New improved BNF and BNFc app launched

Pharmaceutical Press have developed a new and improved app for the BNF (British National Formulary) and BNFc (British National Formulary for Children). It is a single app that allows you to switch between the BNF and BNFc.

Features are listed as:

  • Offline browsing and searching of content of the BNF and BNFC
  • The ability to switch between adult and child content
  • Autocomplete search with navigation panes for treatment summaries, drug monographs and medicinal products
  • Powerful interactions checker
  • Clinical content updated every month
  • Update notifications when a new update is available
  • Optimised for smart phones and tablets

You do not need an NHS Athens username in order to access the new app.

The existing NICE BNF & BNFc app will no longer be updated and is likely to be withdrawn by the end of the year.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Photocopier Changes

The photocopiers we have provided by our NHS partners will be replaced due to changes in supplier.

Coin Operated Photocopier
This is expected to be out of action from today (Friday 14th July). Please come to the counter if you need to pay for your photocopying with cash.

NHS-Supplied Photocopiers
These are located on the left-hand-side in the photocopying room. These will be removed at a future date and eventually replaced from new suppliers.

Keele-Supplied Photocopier
This is the photocopier on the right-hand-side in the photocopying room. There is no change to this machine. It will accept payment from both Keele cards and NHS library membership cards.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Saturday maintenance work 15 July 2017 (Keele University)

We have been made aware of the following Keele IT maintenance that may affect computer access:

"This note concerns the second set of tests to be conducted on Saturday July 15th. Some disruption will be experienced between 07:00 and the early evening.

On July 15th these systems should continue to function:

Google mail and associated GSuite features
SCIMS and eVision
Staff and student printing
Keele People
Eduroam and visitor wifi
University web site
Library systems including self-issue devices
Campus telephones
Any externally hosted systems
Some local S: drive and network filestore

Services which will be out of action on July 15th:

Some local S: drive and network filestore
Some commercial and business systems
Some disruption to PC logins

There may be some temporary disruption during these days as services switch over.

IT:Connect will be open in the [Campus] Library on the day if there are any enquiries. In addition we will use Twitter on the day using @keelesystems. If you wish to raise any issues either before or during the exercise please email "

Friday, July 07, 2017

EBL ebooks collection no longer available to SSoTP staff

Due to a change in the association between SSoTP and SSSFT Library and Knowledge Service, the EBL ebooks collection is no longer available to SSoTP Athens users.

eBooks are still available via the Health Library catalogue Library Search.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Finding eBooks Online

You can access the library’s extensive collection of ebooks online. We include many of our popular titles as ebooks.


  • are accessible 24/7
  • do not need to be requested
  • do not incur fines
  • are a good option if working away from the CEC

Most of our ebooks are accessible via the Library Search catalogue. Here’s how to find an ebook…

Find an ebook on Library Search
Go to Library Search and select the “Search Books and More” tab, enter your search terms and click the search button. Your search results will be presented below the search box. To limit the results to ebooks only, select the filter option “Full Text Online”.

Screen-shot of Library Search results

The results are now limited to ebooks only. To read a book online select the option “View Online”. Note that if we have more than 1 version of a book (ie more than 1 edition) you will need to click the option “View 2 versions” first.

Screen-shot of ebooks on Library Search

Access an ebook on Library Search
Once you have the online options you can select the appropriate link to go to the ebook platform to read the ebook. Note that you will need to log on as either a Keele user or NHS user in order to read the full-text.

Screen-shot of online links to access ebooks on Library Search

More eBooks…

Clinical Key eBooks for UHNM
UHNM staff can access the ebook collection on Clinical Key. Here you will find many popular clinical texts. You can access Clinical Key using your NHS Athens username. Make sure that you activate your account in Clinical Key so that you can download chapters.

EBL eBook for SSoTP
Staff at SSoTP can access the EBL collection provided by the SSSFT Library Service.

More Help using ebooks…

Monday, July 03, 2017

Update to Ebsco Medline Subscription for NHS Users

We have changed our subscription to the Ebsco Medline database from the "Complete" version to the "Full-Text" version.

  • You may now not be able to access the full-text of some ejournals you used before
  • The Full-text version does not mean that all journals it contains are available as current full-text journals

You can access all NHS subscribed resources from our healthcare Resources web page.

Keele Library Latest: Maintenance work on Proquest databases and RefWork...

Keele Library Latest: Maintenance work on Proquest databases and RefWork...: Our suppliers have notified us that they will be doing some maintenance work on the Proquest databases and RefWorks reference-management s...

Health Information Week 3rd - 9th July 2017

Health Information Week is an annual campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public. In most areas your local libraries and information centres will have extra health information available, leaflets for you to take away or sessions to show you how to use the computer to find good quality health information.
For more information about Health Information week, please visit the Knowledge for Healthcare Website:

For anyone studying the importance of improving access to health information, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to this 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.
       Vision and value in health information / by Michael Rigby; Nuffield Trust for Research and Policy Studies in Health Services, 2004, Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press.
     Better information, better choice, better health: putting information at the heart of health / by Great Britain. Department of Health, 2004, London: Department of Health
     Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses / by Jane Wills, 2nd edition, 2014, Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Effective communication skills for doctors : a practical guide to clear communication within a hospital environment / by Teresa Parrott Graham Crook, 2011, London: BPP Learning Media
     Policy and practice in promoting public health / by Cathy E. Lloyd Stephen Handsley; Jenny Douglas; Sarah Earle; Sue Spurr, 2007, London: SAGE Publications
     Health promotion in midwifery : principles and practice / by Jan Bowden; Vicky Manning, 3rd edition, 2017, Boca Raton : CRC Press . Previous edition also available as an e-book.
     Skills for communicating with patients / by Jonathan. Silverman Suzanne M Kurtz; Juliet Draper, 3rd edition, 2013, London : Radcliffe. Previous edition also available as an e-book.

       Health information management journal, Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2005 – 2016].
       Hospitals & health networks, Chicago, IL : American Hospital Pub.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1995 onwards].
       Journal of public health, Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press [Available in print 2004 – 2008. Also Available as a Keele ejournal 1979 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo.]
       Health information and libraries journal, Oxford, UK : Blackwell Science. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2000 onwards].
       Patient Education & Counseling, Ireland : Elsevier Ireland Ltd. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2007 onwards.]
       Patient education management, Publisher: Atlanta, GA : American Health Consultants [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 – 2011 5 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2008 - 2011.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
       Manierre, Matthew J. “Gaps in knowledge: Tracking and explaining gender differences in health information seeking”, Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Vol.128, pp.151-158. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Dean, Caress A. ; Geneus, Christian J. ; Rice, Shahida ; Johns, Marquisha ; Quasie-Woode, Delores ; Broom, Kevin ; Elder, Keith, “Assessing the significance of health information seeking in chronic condition management”, Patient Education and Counseling, August 2017, Vol.100(8), pp.1519-1526. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Wolff, Jennifer ; Darer, Jonathan ; Larsen, Kevin, “Family Caregivers and Consumer Health Information Technology”, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016, Vol.31(1), pp.117-121. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Richards, Nicola C ; Gouda, Hebe N ; Durham, Jo ; Rampatige, Rasika ; Rodney, Anna ; Whittaker, Maxine, “Disability, noncommunicable disease and health information”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1 March 2016, Vol.94(3), pp.230-232. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Shapiro, Jason S ; Mostashari, Farzad ; Hripcsak, George ; Soulakis, Nicholas ; Kuperman, Gilad, “Using health information exchange to improve public health”, American journal of public health, April 2011, Vol.101(4), pp.616-23. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Kher, A.; Johnson, S.; Griffith, R., “Readability Assessment of Online Patient Education Material on Congestive Heart Failure.”, Advances of Preventative Medicine, 2017, 6/1/2017, epub. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Graffigna G, Barello S, Bonanomi A, Riva G., “Factors affecting patients' online health information-seeking behaviours: The role of the Patient Health Engagement (PHE) Model.” Patient Education and Counseling. 2017 May 31., Epub ahead of print. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
NICE guidance for Patients and Public -
·        This website can be searched for information about NICE guidelines and has an Evidence search function. When viewing a NICE Guideline page – look out for the ‘Information for the public' tab.
·     Alternatively search for a condition using the NICE Evidence search and select the filter ‘Information for patients’ under Evidence Filters – Secondary evidence.
·      Results of a search for information about patient Information leaflets see:
Patient UK -
Health Library Website:
The library’s subject links pages cover a wide range of topics and areas of medicine, nursing and midwifery.
Look under: Find/ Subject Links or
·        These pages may include links to specific patient support organisations or other organisations that may offer assistance. Look for the ‘Patient Support’ tab within the subject links page.
There is also a ‘Patient Information’ subject links page. This is dedicated to:
·        information services for patients;
·        resources which can be used by practitioners to aid patients with decision making;
·        resources for providing patients with information about their condition and healthy living.
Within your Trust:
UHNM: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Royal Stoke site - contact details:
Telephone: 01782 676450 or 01782 676455
Location: The PALS office is situated to the right of reception in the hospital’s main entrance.
County Hospital site – contact details:
Telephone: 08000 40 70 60
Location: The PALs office is situated in the hospital’s main entrance, to the right before the main reception desk.
On the UHNM intranet:
PALS and Patient support groups: Go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Support Services’, ‘PALS and Patient Groups’.
UHNM’s own patient information leaflets: go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Clinical Guidance’, ‘Outpatients referrals and Patient Information’.
Combined Healthcare: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 01782 275031 or Freephone: 0800 389 9676
Text: 07718 971 123
SSOTP : PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 0800 783 2865
Text: 07970 732152