Thursday, December 31, 2015

Our website can help - Copies from Stock

If you work for one of our NHS partners and can't get into the library for one of our printed journals, we can get a photocopy of a particular article sent out to you. To find out more about this service and how to apply check our Copies from Stock page.

Monday, December 28, 2015

What's in the library? Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists: key concepts for the FRCA

Our exam collection is opposite the main entrance. Here you can find Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists: key concepts for the FRCA by Cross and Plunkett at RD 82 3 C7.

Our website can help - Nursing Databases

Our nursing students will find links to our recommended healthcare databases on our Nursing Databases page. There are also lots of other helpful resources. Start here when you are looking to complete your assignments.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Opening Hours Reminder

Remember that we will have reduced opening hours over the Christmas holidays:

  • Thursday 24th – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 25th to Monday 28th – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 1st January - CLOSED

Note that you can check your Library Account online and our online electronic resources are available 24/7.

What's in the library - Essentials of General Surgery

We have lots of copies of Lawrence's Essentials of General Surgery. You can find it in the surgery collection at shelfmark RD 31 L2.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Accessing Keele eResources Off-campus

Don’t forget that you can access many Keele online eresources off-campus. You will need your Keele computer login details.

Our etutorial Keele Access to eResources will explain why you need your login details and give you step by step instructions to some example resources.

Keele campus library have developed a series of videos Logging into eJournals Off-campus that show you how to log on to all the different resources.

For more information about using resources off-campus see the campus website.

Our website can help - Request an Article

Do we not have the full-text article that you need?

You can make an article request online. We'll try to get it from another library and contact you when it is ready for collection.

If your department has an account with us we might be able to email or post it out to you.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Waiting for an Oxford Handbook?

We know that our Oxford handbook series of books is very popular. Why wait when you can access many of the titles online as ebooks.
eBooks:
  • can be searched
  • often allow you to add notes
  • don’t incur fines
  • are available 24/7

You can see which titles we have online via our Oxford Handbooks Online collection. Get started with ebooks by completing out Using eBooks etutorial.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Opening Hours Changes over the Christmas Holidays

If you are planning to visit the Health Library over the Christmas holidays please check our Christmas opening hours:
  • Thursday 24th – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 25th to Monday 28th – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 1st January - CLOSED

Note that you can check your Library Account online and our online electronic resources are available 24/7.

What's in the library? ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine

We have a small collection of texts related to sports medicine - you can find the ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine by Whyte et al on the shelf at RC 1210 W4. This title is also available as an ebook.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our website can help - Literature Searching

Did you know that we can do a literature search for you? 

If you work for the NHS you can ask our librarians to complete a literature search for you. Complete the online form to let us know what information you are looking for. The librarian might need to have a chat with you to clarify your needs, then you will be sent a list of results that match your criteria.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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 to access the full-text.

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.

Monday, December 07, 2015

New Books for November 2015

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:

New eBooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

What's in the library? Geriatric Medicine

You can find Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach by Lally and Roffe at shelfmark RC 952 L2. You'll find more texts related to geriatric medicine at RC 952.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Our website can help - Training for Keele Staff and Students

Keele staff and students can find out about the training opportunities available to them, by checking out our training pages. You can get more information about the courses on offer and book online.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Opening Hours Changes over the Christmas Holidays

If you are planning to visit the Health Library over the Christmas holidays please check our Christmas opening hours:
  • Thursday 24th – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 25th to Monday 28th – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st – 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 1st January - CLOSED
Note that you can check your Library Account online and our online electronic resources are available 24/7.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NHS Athens for Students

The students based here at the Health Library can apply for an NHS trust-based Athens username. This is to support you when you are on placement – you will be able to access the same online resources as your NHS colleagues. These will often be different to the Keele resources that you access.

To apply for a trust-based NHS Athens accounts you need to complete the online form.
  • Make sure you use your Keele-based email address so that we can verify you quickly.
  • Select the NHS organisation where you will be on placement.
  • Please provide as much relevant information so that you can be identified and your application verified quickly.
  • Once you have submitted the form you will be sent an email from Athens / Eduserv. You need to action the instructions it contains to complete the registration. You will then have your username and password.
  • Your account will be active once the Athens administrator has verified it.

 You can find out more information about NHS Athens via our Athens web page.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Support for Clinical Practice using Dynamed

Dynamed is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool providing you with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of diseases and conditions. A simple and easy to use search tool helps you to find clinical summaries and guidelines as well as the latest practice-changing research. Use Dynamed to support you during clinics, ward rounds and case discussions.

Available via NHS Athens for UHNM users only.

Access Dynamed from our Healthcare Resources page or try our Using Dynamed etutorial to find out more.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Our website can help - Stock Suggestion form

If there is a book or journal or other resource that you think the library needs to include in its collection then you can make a suggestion to the management via our online form.

Please include as much information about the resource as you can and indicate why you think it is important and what sort of users are likely to use it.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BMJ Case Reports - fast facts




Your last chance to have your say!

Don’t forget to complete our Health Library survey to let us know how we can improve to help you find the online resources you need.

You can:



Complete our survey in the IT suite

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Our website can help - Information Skills

We have a range of etutorials to help you to develop your information skills and find the right information more effectively. They will take you through all the key elements you will need to perform literature searching.

Our etutorials are short and include multimedia content and interactivity.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Looking for unusual clinical cases, complications or diagnosis?

For peer-reviewed, clinically important cases, in common and rare conditions try BMJ Case Reports. Available in full-text to UHNM NHS Athens users.

Or join the conversation by submitting your own article – see how

What online resources are important to you?

Let us know what you think about our online resources and how we can help you to find the information you need.

Complete our survey to let us know. You can:


Complete the survey in the rotunda

Thursday, November 05, 2015

New Books for October 2015

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:


New eBooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Our website can help - Follow us on Facebook

You can follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all the news about the Health Library. Find out about:

  • new books
  • new online resources
  • changes to services
  • reminders about training opportunities


Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Do you use Athens resources?

Let us know what you think about our NHS Athens resources and what can we do to improve them?
Please complete our survey to help us to improve our service.

You can:
Pick up a print survey from the IT suite


Monday, November 02, 2015

Finding Information Online – how can we help?

Help us to improve the Health Library online resources by completing our survey. Let us know what information you need, how you find it and how we can help.

You can:

What's in the library? Mental Health Law in Nursing

Books covering specialist topics in nursing are also available at the Health Library. Murphy and Wales' Mental Health Law in Nursing is at shelfmark RC 440 M8.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Anatomy Online Reference

Our anatomy books are always very popular. Don’t forget that you can access some of the books online – try out our Anatomy Online Reference collection.

There are no renewal dates and you’ll not incur any fines.

If you want more help in using ebooks take our quick etutorial to get you started.

Our website can help - Inter-Library Loans

If you find that we don't provide access to the book or journal article that you need, then you can request an inter-library loan (ILL). We will then try to find a copy of the item and borrow it, or get a photocopy, from another library.
The relevant information and request forms for ILLs are available on our website.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Our website can help - Staff Publications

Are you interested in the research that local staff publish? We have gathered together some of the healthcare-based research published by staff at Keele University and our NHS partners.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dissertation Preparation

If you are a final year nursing student, are preparing for your dissertation and will be attending either a dissertation literature searching workshop or a one to one training session then please complete these activities first:

Start your Plan
Introduction to Literature Searching - complete this etutorial to make yourself aware of the key things that you need to think about.
HL_LiteratureSearchPlan_pdf - print out and start to fill out the literature search plan. This will help you to focus your search.

Clarify your Question
Identify your Question - this tutorial will help you to break your question down into its component parts.
Using PICO - if you have a patient-based clinical question the PICO tool can help you to identify the key elements that you will need to address.
Add your question to your search plan.

Identify Keywords
Develop your Search Skills - learn how to identify and combine keywords.
Using a Thesaurus - a thesaurus is a valuable tool to help you discover more keywords and locate articles.
Add your keywords and thesaurus suggestions to your search plan.

Start your Search
Finding Articles - learn about articles, journals and databases.
Using Cinahl - Cinahl is our most used nursing resource; this short etutorial will help you to get started.
Start your search using Cinahl. Bring any results to your workshop or training session.

More Help
See "The Final Chapter" from Leeds University, in the section Useful Websites and Resources.

You can find this list of resources on the Dissertation Workshops page.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What's in the library? Cancer and its Management

You can find specialist reading material in the Health Library, such as Cancer and its Management (Tobias and Hochhauser). This book is on the shelves at shelfmark RC 270 8 T6.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Researchers Online Reference

If you are starting your dissertation or looking to do your first research project. Then take a look at our Researchers Online Reference reading list.

Here you’ll find a number of easily accessible ebooks to help you to get started with your project.

  • Getting Started – learn how to plan your project
  • Appraise the Evidence – support for literature searching and critical appraisal
  • Evidence-based Medicine – the background to evidence-based medicine and how to carry it out
  • Using Statistics – support specifically for health-based students
  • Writing Up & Getting Published – help and guidance on writing up your dissertation

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Our website can help - Catalogue

You can link to our catalogues from the Health Library home page - check the Quick Links options.
You can use the catalogue to:
  • search for print books
  • search for print journals
  • access ebooks
  • renew your borrowed books


Monday, October 12, 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Books are going fast

Come and check out the book sale in the Health Library; lots of bargains still available.

Our website can help - Information for NHS Users

Our NHS staff can find out all about the different facilities, services and resources we have specifically for them by checking out our Information for NHS Staff page.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New Books for September 2015

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:


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

Monday, October 05, 2015

What's in the library? Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

You can find a number of the popular Oxford Handbook series in the library, including the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine by Ramrakha et al, at shelfmark RC 86 7 R2

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Our website can help - Library Reports

If you want to find out a bit more about who we are and what we do you can browse out About Us section. You'll find some of our regular reports listed in the Reports section.

Book Sale Starts Monday 5th October

The book sale at the Health Library starts this Monday 5th October.

We will have a wide range of medical, midwifery and nursing texts no longer needed in our collection. So pop along and pick up a bargain.

Items are sold on a first come first served basis; items will not be held for later payment.

BNF App Error and Work-round

We have noticed that some people have had problems using the BNF App, where despite having a workable NHS Athens username / password the app appears to indicate that you are not allowed access.

We have found a strange work-round that seems to work.

Once you have set up your NHS Athens username go to the NHS HDAS databases and log in. If you are able to login OK, select a database (any will do), then log out. Then repeat the process of logging in and out again.

Now go back to your BNF App; it should work OK and let you log in.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Our website can help - Mobile Access

If you are looking for library resources that you can use on your mobile devices, then check out our Mobile page. You can find out where to access mobile versions of some of our essential resources. There are also guides to get you started.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get your library card updated

If you have an NHS library card and have received a card renewal letter from us in July / August, please get in touch with the library to update your library card.
Library cards which have expired will be removed from the system shortly.

Your library card allows you to:

  • borrow books
  • photocopy items
  • request temporary logins to the Keele network and wifi
  • access the library automatically during evening and weekends

Friday, September 18, 2015

Problems with the phones - please email us

We are currently experiencing problems receiving in-coming telephone calls. If you need to get in touch please email us at health.library@keele.ac.uk

We hope the problem will be resolved soon.

Current Awareness Feeds Updates – Statistics


If you are already subscribing to this email update there should be no need to change your subscription.

The feeds are now combined using feed.informer rather than Yahoo.Pipes.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Our website can help - who are our NHS partners?

The Health Library for North Staffordshire is a joint NHS / HE library funded by Keele University and our NHS partners. You can find out who our partners are here.

Current Awareness Feeds Updates

The following current awareness feeds have now been updated:
If you are already subscribing to the email update there should be no need to change your subscription. You can subscribe on the relevant topic page.

The feeds are now combined using feed.informer rather than Yahoo.Pipes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Current Awareness Feeds Updates

The following current awareness feeds have now been updated:
If you are already subscribing to the email update there should be no need to change your subscription. You can subscribe on the relevant topic page.

The feeds are now combined using feed.informer rather than Yahoo.Pipes.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Current Awareness Feeds Updates – Mental Health News

The Mental Health current awareness feed has now been updated.

If you are already subscribing to this email update there should be no need to change your subscription.

The feeds are now combined using feed.informer rather than Yahoo.Pipes.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What would you like to see in the Silent Study Room?


Even we have to admit that the silent study room hardly looks… inspiring.

We are hoping to carry out some refurbishment of this room. What would like to see?

???
** new chairs  **  more study desks  **  more power points  **  bean bags (!)  **  inspiring posters  **  individual study space  **  green walls  **
???

Let us know what you would like to see here:

  • Add a comment to this blog entry
  • Fill out an ideas form in the library
  • Contact the Health Library

We won’t be able to carry out every idea but we’re open to suggestions.

Our website can help - IT Facilities

If you want to use a computer at the Health Library check out the facilities available via our IT facilities web page.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New Books for August 2015

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:

New ebooks include:

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Current Awareness Feeds Updates

The following current awareness feeds have now been updated:
If you are already subscribing to the email update there should be no need to change your subscription. You can subscribe on the relevant topic page.

The feeds are now combined using feed.informer rather than Yahoo.Pipes.

Monday, September 07, 2015

What would you like to see in the Rotunda?


We are hoping to refurbish the Rotunda. What would like to see?

???
** new chairs  **  group study space  **  more power points  **  self-service  **  casual seating  **  help point  **  individual study space  **
???

Let us know what you would like to see here:


We won’t be able to carry out every idea but we’re open to suggestions.