Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keele Library Latest: Science and Nature - new electronic titles

Keele Library Latest: Science and Nature - new electronic titles: The Library is pleased to announce that we have now converted our subscriptions for the journals 'Science' and 'Nature' fro...

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

Keele Library Latest: Dawson ebooks - download problems

Keele Library Latest: Dawson ebooks - download problems: Dawson have notified us that they are experiencing technical issues with the function for downloading ebooks to your computer or other devic...

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.