Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Need help accessing our resources?

Our online etutorials give you step-by-step instructions on how to access and use many of our most popular resources – catalogue, ebooks, databases and ejournals.

You can also try our Information Skills etutorials to help you to develop your research skills.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Do you need access to Keele eResources off-campus?

You can find out how to access Keele eresources such as ebooks, ejournals and databases, via the Campus Library website here.

They have also created a number of videos showing you how to log on to the various journal platforms.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Planning your dissertation or research project?

If you are developing your dissertation or planning a research project, then check out our Researchers Online Reference collection.

We’ve put together a list of ebooks that can help you to prepare and deliver your research projects:

  • Getting Started
  • Appraise the Evidence
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Using Statistics
  • Writing Up & Getting Published

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines.


Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Training Schedule for Jan-Mar 2015

Do you struggle to find reliable sources of information? Do you want to improve your literature searching skills?


  • 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, Joanna Briggs Database and similar resources
  • Start to develop your critical appraisal skills
  • Get to grips with Refworks

All these sessions are:

  • Run at the Health Library:
  • Presented by qualified librarians
  • Delivered to small groups
  • Give you plenty of hands-on practice

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Are you waiting for an Oxford Handbooks title?

We know that our collection of Oxford Handbooks is very popular. But did you know that we have many of the texts available online as ebooks?

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines

You can see the list of Oxford Handbooks titles that we have via the Oxford Handbooks Online collection that we have put together.


Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

App of the Month – NICE Guidelines

The App of the month for December is NICE Guidelines. NICE provide evidence-based  guidance and advice for a wide range of conditions, diseases and public health issues.

You can access the NICE guidelines via your mobile device. Download the app and you will be able to refer to any guideline off-line – helpful in meetings or discussing the latest evidence with patients.


You will be able to:
  • Browse through the NICE guidelines
  • Search for a guideline
  • Read guidelines off-line
  • Bookmark sections that you need to refer to regularly
  • Receive the latest updates and new guidance from NICE


NICE Guidance App

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Anatomy Online Reference

Not surprisingly our collection of anatomy books at the library gets a lot of use. But we also have a number of anatomy ebooks available.

You don’t have to come to library to pick one up, you don’t need to wait to take one out, you can access it at any time of day and you’ll never incur any fines

We’ve put together a list of anatomy ebooks to get you started: Anatomy Online Reference.

Try our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics of using ebooks.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Try our eBooks

If you can’t get into the library or find that you have to wait for a popular text, why not try our ebooks?

Our ebook collections are accessible online via the Internet and can be accessed 24/7. You can easily search them for the information you need and can often add your own notes.

To find an ebook search the catalogue and click the relevant link to login. You will need either your NHS Athens username / password or your Keele computer username / password.

We have gathered together a number of small collections to help you to get started:

Take a look at our quick Using eBooks etutorial for step-by-step instructions to the basics.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

New Books for November 2014

Here is a selection of new titles added to the catalogue this month. Browse all the latest titles here or check out “New Books” display in the library.

New books include:
Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Freely available Internet Resources for Healthcare

Of course there is a lot of information available via the Internet – perhaps too much? Is it good quality?

If you feel a little overwhelmed we can start you off with a few good quality resources. Our Finding Information on the Internet etutorial will give you a few pointers to look out for and lists a number of resources that it is always worth checking.

Our Literature Searching Sites web page gives you a pretty comprehensive list of some good quality information sources that might be useful during your studies and career. Whether you are searching for articles, trying to find reviews or looking for guidelines this is a good place to start.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Problems Registering with NHS Athens?

We have been made aware that some users have encountered errors when self-registering with NHS Athens via the online form. It would appear that the error is linked to the optional box “I agree to be contacted occasionally by NICE for surveys and research to improve NICE products”.

To avoid the error and ensure a successful registration, please tick this option.

Please see our Athens page for more help registering with NHS Athens.

Please see our Journals Problems page for currently known issues accessing NHS resources.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Using Databases to Find Information

Databases hold bibliographic information about articles related to particular topics. They offer you a number of search tools to help you to find articles that match the topic you are looking for.

We subscribe to a number of health-specific databases that can help you to focus your search and find the information you need effectively.

Getting to grips with these resources can take a bit of time but it is worth it in the end.

To get you started we have a number of short etutorials that you can try:

These will give you step-by-step instructions and include links to video demonstrations.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

World COPD Day

19th November 2014
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD, is a term that encompasses a number of differing conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  It is one of the most common respiratory diseases and at present is thought there are as many as three million people living with the disease in the UK.
World COPD Day is annual event that is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).  Its goal is to raise awareness and care for those suffering from COPD.  This year’s theme is ‘It’s Not Too Late’
For further information please see: http://www.goldcopd.org/wcd-home.html
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in COPD, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a snapshot of various books that are available in our collection and a number of periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

BOOKS

- Managing COPD / Richard E.K. Russell

- ABC of COPD / Graeme P. Currie. Also available as an e-book.

 COPD in Primary Care / Anita Sharma. Also available as an e-book.


JOURNALS

- European respiratory Journal, Sheffield: ERS [Available as a print journal 1988: vol 1-]

- Respiratory medicine, London: Elsevier [Available as a print journal 1988-2010, online from 2010]

- American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, New York: American Thoracic Society [Available as a print journal 1994: vol 149-]

More journals are available via our Journals webpage at http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Are you finding the articles you need?

Have you got to grips with journals and articles? Are you confused by volumes and issue numbers?

Well, we are here to help.

Start by having a look at our short etutorials:

You will learn what a journal is, what an article is, how to find them and what you will need for your references.

Journals at the Health Library

Friday, November 14, 2014

Making the most of our Book Collection

Are you making the most of our book collection to find the information you need?

We have a range of short etutorials to help you to get to the book you need quickly.

Start by learning to use the catalogue to help you to find books on your topic or to get the book on your reading list.

Our Find a Book on the Shelf etutorial helps you to use that shelfmark code to get to the book you want.

Make sure that you are using books effectively to avoid wasting time – our Using a Book etutorial points you to the sections of a book to check to get to information quickly.

And finally we know that many of our books are very popular and sometimes you have to wait until a copy becomes available; but why not try our online ebooks? Our etutorial Using eBooks shows you how to find ebooks and access them. eBooks are available 24/7 and you don’t incur any fines.
Bookshelves at the Health Library

World Diabetes Day

14th November 2014

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce insulin or the body has trouble processing the insulin the pancreas does produce.  Whilst the disease can be managed those that suffer from diabetes are at increased risk of developing a number of serious health issues.  It is estimated that the number of people living with diabetes will rise to 535 million.
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and the development of a cure.  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on the 14th November.  It brings together millions of people across the world in order to promote the core aims of the International Diabetes Federation and raise awareness.
For more information about World Diabetes Day please see the International Diabetes Federation Website: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in diabetes and the management of diabetes, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a snap shot of various books and periodicals that are available in our collection. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

DIABETES
- Handbook of diabetes / Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly. Also available as an e-book.
- Oxford textbook of endocrinology and diabetes / edited by John A.H. Wass and Paul M. Stewart
- Type 2 Diabetes / Anthony H Barnett

JOURNALS
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) -]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1978 onwards]
- Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989-2012. -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1952 onwards]
Clinical Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a Keele and NHS ejournal 2001 onwards]
More ejournals are available via our Journals webpage at http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS - Diabetes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

App of the Month – the Health Library

Here is our App of the Month for November.

Do you know that you can access your library account and search for books using your mobile devices?

It is a bit complicated – you start with the Keele University app which has a section for the libraries. This will then also direct you to the Library Anywhere app and the Catalogue.


You will be able to:

  • View the list of items you have borrowed
  • View any outstanding fines
  • Search the library catalogue for items
  • View information about the Health Library
  • Renew your borrowed items

Screen-shot of borrower information

Try our Bite-size eTutorials

If you need a little help getting to grips with our resources, just want a quick refresher or can’t quite remember how to get access to something then check out our eTutorials.

You’ll find a wide range of etutorials here to get you started with books, ebooks, journals, databases and ejournals; both NHS and Keele-based resources.

The tutorials include how to find, access and use some of our most popular resources. There are presentations, step-by-step guides and video demonstrations; each delivered in a quick bite-sized format.

Take a look and learn something new.
 
Screen-shot of the Getting Started page

Friday, November 07, 2014

New Books for October 2014

Here is a selection of new titles added to the catalogue this month. Browse all the latest titles here or check out the “New Books” display in the library.

New books include:
Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Remember, remember to renew your books

Remember to renew your books on time. It’s easy to do. You can renew any items you have by:

  • bringing the items and your Library Card to the counter
  • bringing just your Library Card to the counter
  • telephoning us - at the Health Library, have your Library Card with you, during opening hours
  • telephoning us - using the automated service, have your Library Card with you, available outside opening hours
  • online - login to view your Library Account and renew your items
You can renew your items as many times as you like, as long as no one else has requested it.

If someone else has requested an item you have borrowed you need to return it to the library by the due date.

Renew on time: avoid a fine.

Monday, November 03, 2014

UHNS-MidStaffs Merger Changes

The Health Library for North Staffordshire will be working with our Stafford colleagues at the Library, Education and Resource Centre to deliver a coherent library service for all staff members of the new University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Send us your Comments

Don’t forget that you can send us any comments you have about the Health Library via the Comments Box. This has now been re-located to the centre of the rotunda, on the enquiries desk, so you can find it easily.


Just complete the form and pop it in the box. It is always helpful to us if you include a date for the comment and your contact details, but if you prefer to remain anonymous then that is OK too.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Self-service Keele Card Fines Payment now available at the Health Library

You can now use your Keele card to pay for library fines using the self-service unit located in the photocopier room. Simply insert your card and follow the on-screen instructions.



To top up your Keele card use the card loader machines also located in the photocopier room or go online.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Copies from Stock – NHS staff only

The Health Library is offering a new service to our busy NHS members – you can now request copies of journal articles available in our print journal collection. We will photocopy the articles and send them out to you.

You can check our print journal collection via the NHS My Journals A-Z list.

For more information please view our web page here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Keele Network Issues Resolved at the Health Library

The network problems we have been experiencing have now been resolved - systems are coming online.
Please be patient while we update all the manual records taken during the downtime.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Cochrane Library and More – new training course for Keele Students

Learn how to find high-level, good quality evidence from the Cochrane Library and the Joanna Briggs Institute database.

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with Mariet or Rachael or book online.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Got a question about using the Health Library?

Take a look at our FAQs page for the most asked questions, along with the answers of course.

Anything else you’d like to know? You can…


Network problems

Due to a serious cabling problem, there are currently no network services to the Health Library. This means that there is no wi-fi, no printing, no photocopying, and the student PCs aren't working. The Library is currently working off-line, so limited issue and return facilities are available via the Library counter only. The catalogue remains available externally and renewals may be done online. We are awaiting word on when the problem will be fixed. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

App of the Month – the BNF and BNF for Children

Over the coming year we will be telling you about a number of apps that can help you to make the most of the resources we have on offer via mobile / tablet devices.

Let’s start with one of your essential resources: the British National Formulary (BNF).

You can access the BNF and BNF for children on your mobile phone or tablet. You can download the app for free but will need your NHS Athens username / password during the registration process.

The BNF and BNFc apps allow you to:

  • Browse and search drug reference information
  • Access details of medicines including their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects and doses
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest prescribing information
  • Access information without access to a network connection
  • Bookmark favourite pages
We have a short guide to the BNF app to help you get started.

Screen-shot of the BNF app home page
There is a known bug with the BNF – see our bugs page for the easy fix.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cochrane Library and Others – new training course for NHS staff

Our new course Cochrane Library and Others will help you to find high-level, good quality evidence such as systematic reviews and evidence summaries.

Learn how to search:

  • Cochrane Library
  • Trip database (Turning Research into Practice)
  • CKS (Clinical knowledge Summaries)

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with Mariet or Rachael or book online.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to New Students at the UHNS Site

Are you a Keele University student studying at the UHNS site?
Don’t forget that the Health Library is here for you. We’ve lots of resources as well as useful facilities and services to help you to make the most of your studies.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Big Book Sale at the Health Library

The book sale is continuing all this week.

Medical, midwifery and nursing texts no longer needed in our collection are up for sale; pop along and pick up a bargain

Book Sale Ends Sunday 12th October.

Sorry but we won’t take any reservations – first come first served.

You can pay by cash or credit/debit card. Check our new opening times before you visit.

What do you know about the Health Library?

Learn 15 facts about the Health Library in 5 minutes by watching our short videos.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

New Books for September 2014

Out with the old (check out our book sale) and in with the new.

Here is a selection of new titles added to the catalogue this month. Browse all the latest titles here or check out the “New Books” display in the library.

New books include:

Lots of titles in the Pocket Tutor series are now available.

New eBooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Big Book Sale has Started! Come on down to find a bargain!

It’s Started!
Lots of books available to buy - medical, midwifery and nursing texts no longer needed in our collection are up for sale.

Starts Saturday 4th October :: Ends Sunday 12th October.


Sorry but we won’t take any reservations – first come first served.

You can pay by cash or credit/debit card. Check our opening times and come down to pick up a bargain.

Friday, October 03, 2014

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Find Us on Facebook

Why not “like” our Facebook page?

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the Health Library – new resources and service updates. We also share news from other University pages and health-related organisations.

You can also get in touch with us here by posting comments. Let us know what else you would like to see on our page.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Big Book Sale is coming soon!

We’re getting everything ready for the Big Book Sale.
We're nearly ready

Medical, midwifery and nursing texts no longer needed in the Health Library collection will be available at bargain prices.

Starts Saturday 4th October :: Ends Sunday 12th October.


Sorry but we won’t take any reservations – first come first served.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Follow Us on Twitter

Don't forget that you can follow the Health Library on Twitter.
Keep up-to-date with all the latest news at the library - new resources, changes to services and the latest health news.

More Opening Hours Starting Soon

We have increased our opening hours at the weekend. The Health Library will now be open 10am to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

New weekend opening hours start Saturday 4th October

You can:
  • Use the self-service facility to check out books, return items and pay fines
  • Use the photocopiers and printers
  • Use the IT suite
  • Staff support will be limited at certain times

 Remember that you enter the Health Library via the side-door during the weekend. You will need your Keele or Library card to use the swipe access.
Use the side-entrance at weekends

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Training Schedule Oct-Dec 2014

Do you want to fine tune your research skills or find more reliable sources of information?

Book yourself onto one of our training courses:

  • 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

We have 2 programmes, tailored for our different groups of users:

All these sessions are:

  • Run at the Health Library:
  • Presented by qualified librarians
  • Delivered to small groups
  • Give you plenty of hands-on practice

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with Mariet or Rachael or book online.

Save your pennies for the Big Book Sale

The Big book Sale will be starting Saturday 4th October.
You can buy medical, midwifery and nursing textbooks at knock-down prices.

Starts Saturday 4th October :: Ends Sunday 12th October.


Sorry but we won’t take any reservations – first come first served.

Monday, September 15, 2014

World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September 2014


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As yet there is no known cure and its symptoms eventually lead to death. At this present time there are approximately 2.8 million people living with this life changing disease globally. September 2014 marks the third World Alzheimer’s Month and on 21st September it is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every year on 21st September, Alzheimer’s associations from across the world unite to recognise World Alzheimer’s day the aim of which is to raise awareness globally and challenge the stigma associated with it.

For further information please see: http://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES

For anyone interested in dementia and Alzheimer’s, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a selection of various books that are available in our collection and a number of periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.


ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
- Alzheimer's and other dementias / Julian C. Hughes

- Mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease; detections and diagnosis / Jeffrey M. Burns, John C. Morris

- Alzheimer's : caring for your loved one, caring for yourself / by Sharon Fish with Susan Cuthbert

DEMENTIA
- Dementia : from advanced disease to bereavement / edited by Victor Pace, Adrian Treloar and Sharon Scott

- Practical management of dementia : a multi-professional approach / edited by Stephen Curran and John P. Wattis

JOURNALS
- Journal of Dementia Care. London: Hawker Publications [Available as a print journal 1993 onwards]

- International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Hindawi Publishing Corporation [Available as a Keele and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]

- Alzheimer's research & therapy, BioMed Central [Available as a Keele accessible ejournal 2010 onwards, and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]


More journals are available via http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ebola: Information Sources

With many thanks to Matt Holland, from the North West Ambulance Service Library & Knowledge Service, for compiling this list.

Related terms
Ebola virus disease,  Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, Viral Haemorrhagic Fever, Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.

Guidelines
Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance. Links to all guidelines.



Websites
UK Government

Public Health England

World Health Organisation [WHO]
WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières 

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]

Research / Searches
To search Medline use MeSH Term Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola.
PubMed / PubMed Central latest research alert

Free to access online sources
Oxford University Press resources for Ebola World Health Emergency
PLOS One. An Open Access journal
(No User Name or Passwords required. Just click through to see the full text.)
PLOS One Ebola Virus

News
Twitter Hashtag #ebola. This links to Twitter. Twitter may be blocked on some NHS networks.