Friday, October 20, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Nursing Resources

You can find all our recommended resources for nursing students on the Nursing Databases page. Resources include books / ebooks, journals, databases and evidence-based resources. Resources may be freely available on the Internet or purchased for you by the Library.

How can it help you?
You will need to find information for your course work. Resources listed here are good quality, healthcare-focused, academic sources of evidence-based information.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

NICE HDAS and NHS A-Z Journals Problems

We have recently had an update to the software that produces the links for our journals and articles presented within NICE HDAS and NHS A-Z Journals. Unfortunately there appear to be a number of problems associated with the implementation that you should be aware of:

1. Some full-text links are repeating - so you may get 2-5 links that are all the same, this is occurring with a number of providers, although it is not consistent. This has been reported.

2. The links for print content from the Health Library print journals don’t seem to be coming through on HDAS, although the journal title are on the A-Z. So you may need to check the A-Z for print content. This has been reported.

3. Links from Ebsco Medline with full-text are working intermittently and I don't think the content is correct ie we seem to be getting links for journal titles which are not included as full-text within medline. This has been reported.

Do let me know if you come across anything looking funny or not working. Hopefully these are just teething problems that will be remedied quickly.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Check Medicine Information via Medicines Complete

If you need to check information about medicines and drugs, then use Medicines Complete. This is an online reference tool, allowing you to search across a range of medicine reference books.

Keele users – log in via shibboleth using your Keele computer login details
NHS staff – log in via openathens, using your NHS Athens username / password

All users will be able to access the BNF and BNFc. We have purchased extra resources for Keele users as well as NHS staff at UHNM and North Staffs Combined Healthcare such as:

  • AHFS Drug Information
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • Kucer’s the Use of Antibiotics
  • Stockley’s Drug Interactions
  • And more…

The books available to you will depend on the subscription of your organisation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Request Books

You can request that an item be saved for you.
  • If the item is already out on loan a hold will be placed on the item and you will be added to the queue to receive it when it is returned to the library.
  • If the item is not on loan the item will be picked off the shelf for you the next time the request list is processed by staff.

You can request items
  • Via Library Search – you will need to log in, then when you view a book’s locations you will see an option to request the item. Complete the short form and click the request button
  • Asking a member of staff at the counter

Screen-shot of the Request page

You can also request that an item at the Campus Library be sent down to the Health Library for you to pick up here. Please speak to a member of staff at the Library.

You will be sent an email when the item is available for you to collect – so keep an eye on your emails.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books added to stock in September

New books added to stock in September: In September we added 340 new physical titles to library stock, often with multiple copies, as well as ebooks and other things. Lists of the...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Automatic Renewals

The majority of users (including Keele staff and students and our NHS users) will have their loaned items renewed automatically by the library system, unless an item has been requested or your library account is in debit by £10 or more.

This means that you don’t have to worry about logging on or ringing up to renew your books.

However, keep an eye on your Keele email account, if another user requests the book you have on loan you will be asked to return it. If you don’t return it on time you will be fined.

If you don’t need a book any more please return it so that it is available for other users.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Publish in the BMJ Case Reports

If you work at UHNM and have come across an unusual medical case then why not submit it to BMJ Case Reports?

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. The Health Library subscription includes the opportunity not only for you to access full-text of published content (using your Athens username) but also for you to submit your own cases.

You can find more information on our BMJ Case Reports support page. Contact Cheryl, the eResources Librarian, when you need the fellowship code.