Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our website can help - Joining the Library

If you work for one of our NHS partners you can join the Health Library and make the most of all the resources we have on offer. You need to complete an application form - you can find a copy on our website.
You'll find help to join the library on our website

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Orthopaedics News – Current Awareness

We have created a new Orthopaedics Current Awareness page which lists the news feeds for a range of our NHS orthopaedic-based ejournals:

  • Bone & Joint Journal
  • Current Orthopaedic Practice
  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (American Volume)
  • Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main orthopaedic-based journals. Check the Orthopaedics News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Get the latest Elderly Care research

We have created a new current awareness page to help you to keep up-to-date with the latest research on elderly care, from our ejournal collection:

  • Age and Ageing
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • The Gerontologist
  • The Journals of Gerontology

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main elderly care based journals. Check the Elderly Care News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Library closed for May Day Bank Holiday 4th May

The Health Library will be closed for the May Day Bank Holiday 4th May.

Remember that you can still access electronic resources online.

What's in the Library? Communication Skills

The Handbook of Communication Skills by Hargie can be found at shelfmark BF 637 C45 H2

App of the Month – Patient.co.uk

Patient.co.uk have now developed a small range of apps designed to support patients.

screen-shot of Apps available from patient.co.uk
The main Patient.co.uk app provides access to patient-focused information leaflets on a wide range of conditions and diseases. You need to simply enter the search term you are looking for in the search box and you will be offered a number of results.

Results are organised into sections for Health Information, Drug Information and Professional. The Health Information section is free, however an additional purchase is required for the Drug Information and Professional sections.

Note: that there appears to be a small amount of advertising in the bottom corner.

Get Public Health Research Updates

Our Current Awareness page for Public Health has been updated to include the latest NHS-based ejournal subscriptions:

  • Health Education Research
  • Health Promotion International
  • Journal of Public Health
  • Public Health Ethics

You can also see a selection of what is held by the Public Health Information Service, Stoke on Trent. Check the Public Health News tab on our Current Awareness Service for more information or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alert: Health Library Opening Saturday 25th April at 11:00am

The Health Library will not open until 11:00am on Saturday 25th April. This is due to a power outage at Royal Stoke, UHNM.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Nursing News – Current Awareness

You can get the latest research and news headlines from a range of nursing-based ejournals by signing-up to our Nursing News bulletin:

  • British Journal of Nursing
  • American Journal of Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Evidence-based Nursing
  • Nursing Research

You’ll find all the resource feeds listed on our Nursing News Current Awareness page or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Our website can help - Journals

Do you need to find a journal article? It may be online or in print. You can find links to all our journal collections on our journal page.
Links to our journal collections

You'll also find links to our etutorials which will help you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Keele IT Conditions of Use

Keele University have revised their IT Conditions of Use. These apply to all Keele University staff and students as well as any of our NHS users who use the Walk-in Access at the Health Library – ie a temporary Keele network username / password.

There is also a set of guidelines which can help you.

All users of the Keele network should take the time to familiarise themselves with the new requirements.

Midwifery News – Current Awareness

You can keep up-to-date with recent midwifery news by signing up to our Midwifery News page. Here you will find news feeds from a number of midwifery-based resources, or you can sign-up to receive updates in your email inbox.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Get updates on Mental Health research

Our Current Awareness page for Mental Health has been updated to include our recent subscriptions:

  • BJPychAdvances
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Family Therapy
  • Journal of Mental Health
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main mental health based journals. Check the Mental Health News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Our website can help - FAQs

Are you shy? or too embarrassed to ask a question about the Health Library? Well, check out our FAQs web page - the answer might be there.
Selection of questions on the FAQ page

Infection Control News – Current Awareness

Our Current Awareness page for Infection Control has been updated with our latest ejournal subscriptions:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (open access)
  • BMC Infectious Diseases (open access)
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main infection control based journals. Check the Infection Control News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Books for March 2015

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.

Check the catalogue for the full collection.

Monday, April 13, 2015

What's in the Library? Bright Air, Brilliant Fire

You can read Edelman's Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: on the matter of the mind; find it at shelfmark BF 161 E2

Get the latest Anaesthetics News

Our Current Awareness page for Anaesthetics has been updated to ensure that news feeds are linked to our latest NHS subscriptions:
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
  • Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
  • Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main anaesthetics-based journals. Check the Anaesthetics News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Keele Library Latest: Resolved - articles search problem in Catalogue Pl...

Keele Library Latest: Resolved - articles search problem in Catalogue Pl...: The problem whereby Catalogue Plus wasn't pulling back journal articles in search results has now been fixed by our system suppliers. Ou...

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

No access to NHS Core Content eBooks

Our NHS users will no longer be able to access the NHS Core Content ebook collection. This collection was not being maintained and many of the titles are now quite old.

NHS users can access the ebook collection provided by the Health Library by searching for titles on the library catalogue. You will need to use your NHS Athens username / password to access the full-text - click the link provided on the catalogue.

We have set up a number of small collections to help you to get started with ebooks – you can find them on our ebooks page.

Our etutorial Using eBooks will help you to get to grips using ebooks.

Child Health News – Current Awareness

Our Current Awareness page for Child Health has been updated to remove ejournals that we no longer subscribe to and include our new titles.

You can sign-up to receive a selection of the latest headlines and research from our main child-health-based journals. Check the Child Health News tab on our Current Awareness Service or sign-up here to receive email updates.

Our Current Awareness Service is delivered via Netvibes; but you don’t need to join. Our email update service is delivered via Google Feedburner.

Monday, April 06, 2015

NHS HDAS Databases Switch- help using databases

The anticipated switch from Ovid to Proquest for Medline and PsychInfo has now occurred.

Using HDAS to search Medline and PsychInfo will now refer searches via Proquest and includes some limitations. See document “HDAS Database Changes – Fields available” on our Journal Problems & Fixes page.

To avoid these limitations you may wish to prefer to search via the Proquest interface. You can find a direct link to the Proquest database in our section “Direct Database Login”.
You can find help using the Proquest databases here:

You can also access Medline via Ebsco. This may be a more familiar interface for some of you who have used Ebsco databases before. You will also find direct links in our section “Direct Database Login”.
These is help using the Ebsco databases here:

What's in the Library? An Introduction to Psychology

You can find Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology at shelfmark BF 131 N6

Thursday, April 02, 2015