Thursday, January 26, 2017

Get to Grips with Library Resources – Getting Started eTutorials

If you are not sure how to find or use our online resources, then try our Getting Started etutorials.

You’ll find help in getting access, how to search and accessing 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 some include video demonstrations.

You can learn more about what the Health Library has to offer you from our online tours.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Learn how to literature search efficiently - Information Skills eTutorials

Learn how to complete a literature search by completing our Information Skills etutorials.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Advance Notice - disruption to printing services Saturday 21st January

Customers will not be able to print from the Keele University PCs, due to an IT systems upgrade on Saturday 21st January.

We anticipate printing services will resume later on Saturday, once IT confirm that the update is complete.

In the meantime: if you need to print – save items to a memory stick and bring it to the library counter. Library staff will print the items and take payment at the till.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Find Answers Fast on Clinical Key

Clinical Key is proving to be a popular resource for our UHNM users. We hope that you are finding it useful.

As well as using SmartSearch to find answers quickly, you can also look for journals, articles and books. Try the advanced features such as: Presentation Maker and Saving Articles

Our etutorial Using Clinical Key gives you an overview of the key features.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Information Skills for Health: TRIP Pro for NHS Users

Information Skills for Health: TRIP Pro for NHS Users: The NHS subscription to TRIP Pro has been renewed for 2017. All NHS staff can access the professional version of the TRIP databases via th...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BMJ Case Reports – read full-text and submit your own

Looking for unusual patient cases? Then you can search BMJ Case Reports and read the full-text.

Want to share an unusual case? Then you can submit your own BMJ Case Report.

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. You can view the full-text by logging in with your NHS Athens username. For details of how to submit your own report please see our BMJ Case Reports help page.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Dry January - 2017

Dry January is Alcohol Concern's flagship campaign. The campaign is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. 
Instead of talking about what fun (or not) you might have drinking, this sparks off lots of different conversations about the benefits of having a break from drinking. These are the sort of conversations that Alcohol Concern wants to have with people.
In January 2014 according to Alcohol Concern, over 17,000 Britons stopped drinking for that month. While there is controversy as to the efficacy and benefits of the practice, a 2014 survey by the University of Sussex found that six months following January 2014, out of 900 surveyed participants in the custom, 72% had "kept harmful drinking episodes down" and 4% were still not drinking.
For more about Dry January, please visit the Alcohol Concern website:

For anyone studying the importance of alcohol 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.
-          Alcohol and health : a guide for health-care professionals / by Marsha Y. Morgan and E. Bruce Ritson, 2010, 5th edition, London: Medical Council on Alcohol.
-          Drink; a cultural history of alcohol /  by Iain Gately, 2009, New York: Gotham Books.
-          Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guide for healthcare professionals / by The British Medical Association. Board of Science, 2007, London: BMA.
-          Identification and treatment of alcohol dependency / by Colin R. Martin, 2008, Keswick, Cumbria: M&K Update
-          Sobering Tales: narratives of alcoholism and recovery /  by Edmund B O'Reilly, 1997!, Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press
-          ABC of Alcohol / by Alex Paton and Robin Touquet, 2005, 4th edition, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing. E-book also available.
-          Young people and alcohol: impact, policy, prevention, treatment, by John B Saunders; Joseph Rey, 2011, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
-          Alcohol abuse and liver disease, by James Neuberger; Andrea F DiMartini, 2015, Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Inc. Available as a e-book.
-          The treatment of drinking problems : a guide for the helping professions, by E. Jane Marshall Keith Humphreys; David M Ball, 2010, 5th edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Also available as a e-book.
-          Alcohol : New York : ANKHO International Inc. / Elsevier Science
United States. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 2003 onwards] 
-            current reviews : Bethesda, Maryland : National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2012 onwards]
-          Alcohol and alcoholism : Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press [Available as a Keele ejournal 1963 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1996 onwards] 
-          alcohol abuse : Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1993 onwards with 18 month embargo] 
-            : Bethesda, Maryland : National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1999 - 2011] 
-          Drug and alcohol review : London : Wiley-Blackwell. [Available in print 2004 - 2010. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1998 onwards with 1 year embargo] 
-          Addiction : Abingdon, England : Blackwell Publishing [Available in print 1994 - 2006. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1993 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1993 onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
-          Delker, Erin; Brown, Qiana and Hasin, Deborah S. ‘Alcohol Consumption in Demographic Subpopulations An Epidemiologic Overview’, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 2016. Vol. 38 (1), p. 7-16. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Glass, J.E.; Grant, J.D.; Yoon, H.Y. and Bucholz, K.K. ‘Alcohol problem recognition and help seeking in adolescents and young adults at varying genetic and environmental risk’, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015. Vol. 153, pp. 250-258. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Mostofsky, Elizabeth et al. ‘Key Findings on Alcohol Consumption and a variety of Health Outcomes from the Nurses' Health Study’, American Journal of Public Health, 2016. Vol. 106 (9), pp. 1586-1592. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Noone, Peter. ‘Alcohol’, Occupational medicine, 2010. Vol. 60 (1), pp 83. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Alcohol – NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=alcohol
Alcoholism – NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=alcoholism

For further information please visit our current awareness pages at:

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

New Training Dates for Jan-Mar 2017

Why not start the new year by refreshing or updating your skills?

Check our training programmes for Jan-Mar 2017. You can sign-up to:

  • Health Essentials Online
  • Literature Searching with Databases
  • Evidence-based Databases
  • Rapid Critical Appraisal
  • Refworks (Keele only)

Training sessions are delivered at the Health Library by professional librarians. Sessions include lots of opportunity for hands-on learning.

You can book online or contact our training team.