Thursday, August 31, 2017

Need to brush up your skills? Book on one of our training courses

Want to find information quickly? Need to brush up on your literature searching skills?

Health Library training courses are presented by qualified librarians, usually to small groups and offer you plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Our courses include opportunities to:

·                  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

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with our Training Team or book online.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ovid maintenance

Ovid will be carrying out maintenance of their services over the next few days:

  • Thursday 24th August
  • Saturday 26th August
  • Monday 28th August

This may impact on access to our Ovid resources for short periods, in particular:

  • Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) database
  • eJournals hosted by Ovid

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

NHS Staff – have you joined the Health Library yet?

Here at the Health Library we support NHS staff working for our partner organisations:
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership (SSoTP)
  • Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North Staffs Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Stoke on Trent Public Health

We have more than just books to help support your work. With your library card you will be able to:
  • Borrow items from the library (we have DVDs as well as books)
  • Request Inter-Library Loans
  • Request a Literature Search
  • Book on a training course
  • Access the Keele network via walk-in access

Learn about what we do from our video

Why don’t you come along and join. Complete our application form and bring it with your NHS ID to the library counter.

For access to our online resources make sure that you register for an NHS Athens username.

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].
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