Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Opening Hours Reminder

Here is a quick reminder that we will have reduced opening hours over the Christmas holidays. Please check before you visit.

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Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at the Health Library.

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Information Stand

We've got a new information stand to hold our leaflets. You'll find information about the library as well as details of online resources, the latest training schedule and forms to apply for inter-library loans. Feel free to pick up a leaflet.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We can help - CASE STUDY AT SSOTP

The Health Library can help you in many different ways. Here is an example from our NHS Outreach Service.

Activity:
Carried out one to one training session tailored to the needs of an occupational therapist. Topics covered were search techniques, databases, and how to access and store results. Full handouts were provided and follow up support was offered by email. The training was arranged at a time and location to suit the occupational therapist.

Purpose
To enable the occupational therapist to have the skills to carry out a literature search and find evidence on the treatments available for asymmetric tonic neck reflex (ATNR). This was to increase the clinician’s knowledge of a condition and possible treatments. It may also form part of a future application to carry out a Masters in the subject.

For more help from the Outreach Service contact the team here.

If we can help… Let us know.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Take a moment to relax...

If you are feeling the stress of the festive season, just take a break - come along to the library and complete the mindfulness wall.
Photo of the library mindfulness wall

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Support from the Library for Nursing Revalidation

The Health Library is here to support nurses completing their revalidation – whether it’s a quiet spot to gather your thoughts or help finding online articles, there is lots that we can do for you.

You can find help on our support page. We are also promoting help that we find elsewhere on our Information Skills for Health blog.

Try our new etutorial – Supporting NHS Staff – to learn about all the different ways the library can help you.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 1-7 December 2016

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. The mission this Awareness Week to increase understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis and ensure the true impact of these debilitating conditions is visible.
Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine), or the colon. Crohn’s is a chronic condition. This means that it is ongoing and life-long, although there may beperiods of good health (remission), as well as times when symptoms are more active (relapses or flare-ups).
Ulcerative Colitis is a condition that causes inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the rectum and colon (the large bowel). Tiny ulcers develop on the surface of the lining and these may bleed and produce pus. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower colon, but it may affect the entire colon.
For more about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis , please visit the Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis website: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

BOOKS
-          Evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology, by John W. D McDonald, 2013, 3rd editon, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell [Print & e-book available]
-          How to cope successfully with colitis, by Tom Smit, 2003, Farnham : Wellhouse [Keele e-book]
-          Colorectal surgery, by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 2014, 5th edition, Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier
-          Current diagnosis & treatment. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy, by Norton J Greenberger; R. S Blumberg; Robert Burakoff, 2016, 3rd edition, New York : McGraw-Hill Education
-          Essentials of gastroenterology, by Shanthi V Sitaraman; Lawrence S Friedman, 2012, Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell [E-book]

JOURNALS
-          Journal of Crohn's and colitis: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V. on behalf of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
-          Gut, London : BMJ Pub. Group. [Available as a print journal 1994: vol. 35 – 2009 vol. 58 (4). Also available as a Keele ejournal 1960 - 2005, & NHS e-journal 1960 onwards]
-          International Journal of Colorectal Disease  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2001 onwards with 1 year embargo]
-          Seminars in inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Hamilton, Ont. : Decker for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 - 2005]
-          Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, London: Elsavier America [Available as a NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
-          Inflammatory bowel disease monitor, London : Remedica [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2010 - 2014]
-          The Lancet, London ; New York : Elsevier Science [Available as a print journal 1989 – 2015. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1992 onwards]

JOURNAL ARTICLES
-          Schlussel, Andrew T et al. ‘Current challenges in the surgical management of Crohn's disease: a systematic review’, The American Journal of Surgery.  2016, Vol.212(2), pp.345-351. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Dettinger, Margaret et al. ‘Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis’, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  2008, Vol.39(4), pp.151-2. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Baumgart, Daniel C et al. ‘Crohn's disease’, The Lancet. 2012, Vol.380(9853), pp.1590-1605. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Shah, Natasha et al, ‘Sterile Seroma after Drainage of Purulent Muscle Abscess in Crohn’s Disease: Two Cases’, Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2016, vol. 2016, Article ID 1516364, p.1-4. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
 PAITENT INFORMATION / PAITENT ADVICE
Crohn’s Disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=crohn%27s+disease
Colitis disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=colitis+disease

CURRENT AWARENESS

Thursday, December 01, 2016

World Aids Day - 1st December 2016

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
For more about World AIDS Day, please visit the World AIDS website: https://www.worldaidsday.org

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of aids awareness and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

BOOKS
-          EU research fighting the three major deadly diseases; HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis , by European Commission. Directorate-General for Research, 2010, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
-          ABC of HIV and AIDS, by Michael W Adler, 2012, 6th edition, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
-          HIV and AIDS; testing, screening and confidentiality, edited by Rebecca Bennett and Charles A Erin, 1999, Oxford: Oxford University Press
-          Women, motherhood and living with HIV/AIDS ; a cross-cultural perspective, by Pranee Liamputtong, 2013, Dordrecht : Springer [e-book]
-          HIV/AIDS : an atlas of investigation and management, by Alison J. Rodger et al, 2011, Oxford: Clinical Publishing
-          AIDS : science and society, by Hung Y. Fan et al, 2011, 6th edition, Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
-          HIV in primary care, by Sara Madge, 2011, 2nd edition, London: Medical Foundation for AIDs & Sexual Health

JOURNALS
-          HIV/AIDS (alternative title: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care), Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
-          Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services, Philadelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2002 onwards]
-          Journal of HIV/AIDS prevention & education for adolescents & children, Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 vol. 1 (2) until 2003 vol. 5 (3)]
-          Journal of the International AIDS Society: International AIDS Society [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
-          HIV and AIDS Review, Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
-      The open AIDS journal. Hilversum : Bentham Science Publishers [Open access journal, available 2007 onwards]
-         AIDS Care, Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Carfax International Publishers. [Available as a print journal 1998: vol. 10 – 2006 vol. 16. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1990 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1990 onwards with 18 months embargo]
-          AIDS Research and Therapy, London : BioMed Central. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
-         AIDS Patient Care & STDs, Larchmont, NY : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. [Available as a Keele & NHS 1998 onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
-          Cohen, Jon.  ‘HIV/AIDS. Cancer genes help HIV persist, complicating cure efforts’, Science, 2014. Vol.343(6176), pp.1188 [Available via Keele ejournals]
-          Chiodi, F. and Kaufmann, S. H. E. ‘Combined efforts in immunology and vaccinology will lead to effective vaccines against HIV , tuberculosis and malaria’, Journal of Internal Medicine, 2014. Vol.275(5), pp.442-443 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Stover, Gabriel N and Northridge, Mary E. ‘The social legacy of HIV/AIDS’, American journal of public health, 2013. Vol.103(2), pp.199 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]

CURRENT AWARENESS

Opening Hours Changes over the Christmas Holidays

There will be reduced opening hours over the Christmas holidays. Please see our web page for more details.

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Online resources will be available 24/7.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Information Skills for Heath Blog

Our Information Skills for Health blog can help you to develop your information skills. You’ll find tips and tricks, resource features and etutorials that will help you to use our resources to find the information you need.

Check out some of our recent blog items:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Students on Placement or Electives (Nursing & Midwifery) - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on a placement or elective in the coming weeks or during December / January:
You are welcome to continue to loan items from the library, but please be aware that normal loan periods will still apply.
Items may be requested by another user and recalled. Late return of requested items will still incur fines.

Automatic renewals will run as normal, but if you wish to try to avoid having an item potentially due for return at a time when you really cannot come in, you can attempt to renew your books early via you account on Library Search.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Self-care Week 14th - 20th November 2016

Self-Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations. More needs to be done to support people to better look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer. Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.

Self-Care Week provides people-facing organisations with a focus to hold a targeted campaign to support people to take care of their health and wellbeing and improve their understanding of doing so. Self-care messages have a greater impact when they are being repeated by many voices through different mediums at the same time, making a greater impact and reaching more of the population.

For more about Self-Care Week, please visit the Self Care Forum website: http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of self-care and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
BOOKS
- Supporting self-care in primary care / Ruth. Chambers, Gill Wakley and Alison Blenkinsopp, 2006, Abingdon : Radcliffe.
- Parkinson's disease: a self-care manual / R. K Griffiths and E. H Coene, 2000, Amsterdam: September Foundation.
- Your health, your way; a guide to long term conditions and self-care / Department of Health  [Online], 2009, London: Dept of Health.
- Nurses' guide to teaching diabetes self-management / Rita G. Mertig, 2012, 2nd editon, New York : Springer Pub.
- Self-management of long-term health conditions : a handbook for people with chronic disease / NHS Expert Patients Programme, 2007, Boulder, Colorado,: Bull Publishing Company.
JOURNALS
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2011 - 2013]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards with a 6 month embargo, & NHS ejournal 2000 onwards with 1 year embargo]
- Self-Care, Dependent-Care & Nursing [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2003 onwards]
- Total Health [Available as a Keele ejournal 1992 – 2010 & NHS ejournal 1995 - 2009]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
CURRENT AWARENESS
More information and additional resources about self-care and long term conditions can be found on our current awareness page: http://www.netvibes.com/healthlibrary_northstaffs#Health_News

Thursday, November 10, 2016

e-Learning from the Health Library

You can find support and e-learning opportunities online from the Health Library.
If you want to get started quickly with our online resources or need to freshen up your literature search skills you can try our etutorials and videos:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Short bite-sized learning
  • Interactive
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile-friendly

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Oxford Handbooks Online

Many of our popular Oxford Handbooks are available online as ebooks. You can access them anytime. You’ll need your Keele computer login details or NHS Athens username for access the full-text.

You’ll find a list of available titles on our website. Look on Library Search for titles and links to the full-text.

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If you need more help try our short etutorial Using eBooks.

Support for Academic Staff

The Health Library can offer support to Keele University academic staff based in the schools of nursing, midwifery and medicine.

You can:

  • Use our online learning materials to support your students’ development of digital literacy and information skills
  • Arrange training sessions with our training librarians either for your own CPD or to support your students development
  • Request a literature search if you need the latest evidence as background to a topic you are investigating
  • Suggest new stock to be purchased and held at the Health Library
  • Investigate further support offered by the Campus Library

Please check out our Academic Staff page for more information.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - November 2016

Normal healthy cells grow in a carefully controlled way. Pancreatic cancer develops when cells in the pancreas grow out of control, forming a tumour (a lump or growth). This can happen in the head, body or tail of the pancreas.
·       Just 4% of patients survive – it has the worst survival rate of all 22 common cancers
·       Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer – 26 people die each day
·       It receives just over 1% of overall cancer research funding
·       Pancreatic cancer affects men and women equally
·       For those diagnosed in time for surgery their chance of survival increases tenfold
·       In 2013, 9,389 people were newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
·       In 2013, 8,524 people died from pancreatic cancer in the UK 

For more information about Pancreatic Cancer please visit: http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/ or https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/ .

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  

For anyone studying pancreatic cancer and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

MOST POPULAR
- Cancer: the misguided cell / by David M. Prescott et al. , c.1982, Sinauer Associates.

- The biology of cancer / by Robert Allan Weinberg, 2014, 2nd edition, Garland Science.

- Cancer chemotherapy: a nursing process approach / by Margaret Barton-Burke, 2001, 3rd edition, Jones and Bartlett.

- Cancer and its management / by Jeffrey Tobias Daniel Hochhauser and Robert L Souhami, 2010, 6th edition, Wiley-Blackwell.

- AJCC cancer staging handbook : from the AJCC cancer staging manual / by Stephen B Edge, 2010, 7th edition, Springer


JOURNALS
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oxford University Press. [Available as a print journal 1999 - 2013: vol 99- 105. Also available a Keele ejournal 1988 onwards & NHS ejournal 1996 onwards.]

- British journal of cancer, Nature Publishing Group [Available as a print journal 1994-2011: vol. 69-105. Also available a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo, & NHS ejournal 1947 onwards]

- Cancer, American Cancer Society [Available as a print journal 1984-2015: vol. 53-121(3). Also available a Keele ejournal 1948 onwards, & NHS ejournal 1948 - 2015]

CURRENT AWARENESS


PATIENT INFORMATION / PATIENT ADVICE
See organisations mentioned in the 'Patient Advice' tab of our 'Cancer' subject links page http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/cancer/#tabs-3

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Students – have you found the Health Library yet?

The Health Library can really help students with your studies.

You can:

  • Borrow books
  • Access online resources such as articles, journals and ebooks
  • Use the facilities at the library such as printing, photocopying and scanning
  • Log on to the computers in the IT Suite
  • Use the study areas for silent, individual or group study
  • Complete our short online etutorials to get started with our resources
  • Attend training sessions arranged by your tutors to help you to develop your information skills and use our resources effectively

Please check out our web page for new students for more information.

Access the Royal Marsden Manual Online

Nursing staff at UHNM can access the Royal Marsden Manual Online. Here you will find:

  • Procedures & Guidelines
  • Images & Illustrations
  • Searchable content
  • Support for evidence-based practice
For step-by-step instructions on how to log on read our Information Skills for Health blog entry.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Disruption at the Health Library

There will be considerable disruption to Library Counter services from Monday 24th Oct - Wednesday 26th Oct, due to removal and installation of a new reception area.

Please use the Self-Service facility for loans and returns of books. Staff will be on hand to help with any other queries and issues you may have.

Apologies for any noise and disruption during this time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Replacement of NHS Library Cards

All Health Library cards with bar code number beginning 508 need to be replaced.

Keele University have updated a number of systems and you will need to replace your library card in order to continue using them. These include:

  • Door access at weekends and in the evenings – the swipe access system on the side-entrance has been updated and you will need a new library card to be able to use it
  • Photocopies and Keele printers – you will need a new card to use the photocopiers and Keele printers and pay for services

Next time you visit the library please pop along to the counter to request a library card replacement.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Medicine Reference Resources from Medicines Complete

Get medicine reference ebooks via Medicines Complete. All our users – Keele students and NHS staff- can access Medicines Complete.

  • 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.

You can search within each book or search across titles for drug information.

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