Friday, October 20, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Nursing Resources

You can find all our recommended resources for nursing students on the Nursing Databases page. Resources include books / ebooks, journals, databases and evidence-based resources. Resources may be freely available on the Internet or purchased for you by the Library.

How can it help you?
You will need to find information for your course work. Resources listed here are good quality, healthcare-focused, academic sources of evidence-based information.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

NICE HDAS and NHS A-Z Journals Problems

We have recently had an update to the software that produces the links for our journals and articles presented within NICE HDAS and NHS A-Z Journals. Unfortunately there appear to be a number of problems associated with the implementation that you should be aware of:

1. Some full-text links are repeating - so you may get 2-5 links that are all the same, this is occurring with a number of providers, although it is not consistent. This has been reported.

2. The links for print content from the Health Library print journals don’t seem to be coming through on HDAS, although the journal title are on the A-Z. So you may need to check the A-Z for print content. This has been reported.

3. Links from Ebsco Medline with full-text are working intermittently and I don't think the content is correct ie we seem to be getting links for journal titles which are not included as full-text within medline. This has been reported.

Do let me know if you come across anything looking funny or not working. Hopefully these are just teething problems that will be remedied quickly.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Check Medicine Information via Medicines Complete

If you need to check information about medicines and drugs, then use Medicines Complete. This is an online reference tool, allowing you to search across a range of medicine reference books.

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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Request Books

You can request that an item be saved for you.
  • If the item is already out on loan a hold will be placed on the item and you will be added to the queue to receive it when it is returned to the library.
  • If the item is not on loan the item will be picked off the shelf for you the next time the request list is processed by staff.

You can request items
  • Via Library Search – you will need to log in, then when you view a book’s locations you will see an option to request the item. Complete the short form and click the request button
  • Asking a member of staff at the counter

Screen-shot of the Request page

You can also request that an item at the Campus Library be sent down to the Health Library for you to pick up here. Please speak to a member of staff at the Library.

You will be sent an email when the item is available for you to collect – so keep an eye on your emails.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books added to stock in September

New books added to stock in September: In September we added 340 new physical titles to library stock, often with multiple copies, as well as ebooks and other things. Lists of the...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Automatic Renewals

The majority of users (including Keele staff and students and our NHS users) will have their loaned items renewed automatically by the library system, unless an item has been requested or your library account is in debit by £10 or more.

This means that you don’t have to worry about logging on or ringing up to renew your books.

However, keep an eye on your Keele email account, if another user requests the book you have on loan you will be asked to return it. If you don’t return it on time you will be fined.

If you don’t need a book any more please return it so that it is available for other users.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Publish in the BMJ Case Reports

If you work at UHNM and have come across an unusual medical case then why not submit it to BMJ Case Reports?

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. The Health Library subscription includes the opportunity not only for you to access full-text of published content (using your Athens username) but also for you to submit your own cases.

You can find more information on our BMJ Case Reports support page. Contact Cheryl, the eResources Librarian, when you need the fellowship code.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

OCD Awareness Week 8th - 14th October 2017

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.
The illness affects as many as 12 in every 1000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender or social or cultural background. In fact, it can be so debilitating and disabling that the World Health Organisation (WHO) once ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling illnesses of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.
Therefore OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness and understanding about OCD, with the goal of educating people and working towards removing misunderstanding and stigma that can be caused by misrepresentation of OCD. Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation (a US based charity), OCD Awareness Week is now promoted by a number of organisations across the world, and OCD-UK are delighted to be taking the lead here in the UK.
For more information surrounding OCD, please visit the OCD UK website; http://www.ocduk.org/
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who have OCD, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of  items as well as 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
·       What to do when your brain gets stuck: a kid's guide to overcoming OCD / by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews, 2007, Washington, D.C. : Magination Press.
·       Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Theory, Research and Treatment / by Ross G. Menzies & Padmal de Silva, 2003, New York : Wiley. [Ebook]
·       Obsessional thoughts and behaviour : help for obsessive-compulsive disorder / by Frederick M. Toates, 1990, London: Thorsons.
·       Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / by Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee, 2011, Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
·       The intelligent clinician's guide to the DSM-5 / by Joel Paris, 2013, New York : Oxford University Press
·       Obsessive-compulsive disorders : practical management / by Michael A Jenike; Lee Baer &William E Minichiello, 1998, 3rd edition, St. Louis, MO : Mosby.
·       Obsessive-compulsive disorder : current science and clinical practice / by Joseph Zohar & World Psychiatric Association, 2012, Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell.
JOURNALS
·       Behavior therapy, Elsevier : Amsterdam. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Behaviour research and therapy, Pergamon : Oxford ; New York. [Available in print 1994 – 2001. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 1994 - 2001].
·       European child & adolescent psychiatry, Steinkopff : Darmstadt . [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards & NHS ejournal 1998 with a 1 year embargo].
·       Biology of mood & anxiety disorders, Biomed Central :London. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2011 onwards].
·       Journal of anxiety disorders, Pergamon : New York. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Journal of Abnormal Psychology, American Psychological Association  : Washington, D.C. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1905 onwards].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
·       Neeltje M Batelaan et a., “Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of relapse prevention trials”, BMJ, 2017, 13th Sept, Vol.385(j3927) doi: 10.1136/bmj.j3927 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Upasana Baruah  et al., “A randomized controlled study of brief family-based intervention in obsessive compulsive disorder”, Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018, Vol.225(1), pp. 137-146. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Tolin, David F and  Anna Villavicencio, “Inattention, but not OCD, predicts the core features of hoarding disorder”, Behaviour research and therapy, February 2011, Vol.49(2), pp.120-5. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Weidle, Bernhard et al., “Quality of life in children with OCD before and after treatment”, European child & adolescent psychiatry, September 2015, Vol.24(9), pp.1061-74. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Radomsky, Adam S et al., “When more is less: doubt, repetition, memory, metamemory, and compulsive checking in OCD” , Behaviour research and therapy, August 2014, Vol.59, pp.30-9. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       D├Ęttore, Davide and Kieron O’Connor, “OCD and Cognitive Illusions”, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2013, Vol.37(1), pp.109-121. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Comer, Jonathan S. et al., “Internet-Delivered, Family-Based Treatment for Early-Onset OCD: A Pilot Randomized Trial”, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2017, Vol. 85(2), pp.178 –186. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Pertusa, Alberto et al., “When hoarding is a symptom of OCD: a case series and implications for DSM-V”, Behaviour research and therapy, October 2010, Vol.48(10), pp.1012-20. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
PAITENT INFORMATION / PAITENT ADVICE
Obsessive compulsive disorder - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=ocd+or+obsessive+compulsive+disorder&sp=on
Patients support tab in the Health Library Mental Health subject links page: https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/mentalhealth/#tabs-5
CURRENT AWARENESS

Friday, October 06, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Study Space

Whether you need a quiet space to revise or want to work with friends and colleagues there are plenty of options at the Health Library:
  • Silent Study Room – individual study space and desk-top power for use with IT equipment
  • Individual Study Space – within the rotunda you can use our flexible study boards to give yourself privacy for studying
  • Group Study Space – use the group study pod to work with friends and colleagues or use the tables by the windows
  • Relaxed Study Space – if you want to relax while you read you can use our more relaxing furniture
  • Desk-top power – many of our desks have desk-top power plugs for use with IT equipment


Images of study areas in the Health Library

Please remember to be considerate of other users during your visit to the Health Library.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Library Search

What is it?
Library Search is the library’s search engine that allows you to search across many of our collections, for books, journals and articles.

How can it help you?
You can use Library Search to:
  • Search for books and ebooks on your reading list
  • Search for references on your reading list
  • Search for information to support your course
Screen-shot of the Library Search home page

There is a simple search box for you to enter your search terms.You can then use the filter options on the left-hand-side to focus/refine your search. For example you can focus by:
  • Library
  • Material Type
  • Subject
  • Collection / Provider

How do you access it?
You can search on Library Search without logging in. The link to it is on the Health Library home page. However you will need to log in to online resources to access the full-text.

More Help?
Campus Library have produced a number of videos to help you to get started with Library Search.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Resource of the Week starting soon

We'll be giving you plenty of information about good quality healthcare resources over the next year. We're going to start a Resource of the Week feature this week. So head over to the Information Skills for Health blog and sign-up to get your weekly resource.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2nd - 8th October 2017

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.
It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.
It's estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.

This year the theme of Dyslexia Awareness Week is “Positive about dyslexia”, with the British Dyslexia Association taking on a different aim each day in order to reinforce the idea of bringing positivity when talking about dyslexia. These aims are as follows:

     Monday 2nd Oct –  Early Identification.
     Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision.
     Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments.
     Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments.
     Friday 6th Oct – To raise dyslexia awareness.

For more information surrounding dyslexia please visit the NHS Choices and British Dyslexia Association websites; http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Dyslexia/Pages/Introduction.aspx http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/fundraising/dyslexia-awareness-week

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who have dyslexia, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as 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
·        Dyslexia-friendly further and higher education / by Barbara Pavey Margaret Meehan; Alan Waugh, 2010, London : SAGE.
·        Dyslexia, learning, and the brain / by Rod. Nicolson Angela Fawcett, 2008, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
·        Dyslexia in the workplace : an introductory guide / by Diana Bartlett Sylvia Moody; Katherine Kindersley, 2001, 2nd edition, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. [Also available as a ebook]
·        Overcoming dyslexia : a straight-forward guide for families and teachers / by Bevé Hornsby, 1996, Revised edition, London: Vermilion.
·        Dyslexia what parents ought to know / by Quin, Vera Author MacAuslan, Alan Author, 2nd edition, 1988, Harmondsworth Penguin Books.

·        Study skills for dyslexic students / by Sandra Hargreaves, 2007, London : SAGE
·         Cognitive assessment for clinicians / by John R. Hodges, 2007, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
JOURNALS
·        Dyslexia, Chichester, UK : John Wiley & Sons . [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2000 with a 1 year embargo].
·        Annals of dyslexia, Berlin : Springer. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 1998 with a 1 year embargo].
·        Journal of Intellectual disabilities, London: SAGE Publications. [Available in print, and also as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards & NHS ejournal 2005 - 2011].
·        Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier Science  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
·        Taub, Marc, “DYSLEXIA”, Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 2011, Vol.22(2), pp.48-49. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        Schiff, Rachel and Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, “When diglossia meets dyslexia: The effect of diglossia on voweled and unvoweled word reading among native Arabic-speaking dyslexic children”, Reading and Writing, 2017, Vol.30(5), pp.1089-1113. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        Staels, Eva etal., “No Solid Empirical Evidence for the SOLID (Serial Order Learning Impairment) Hypothesis of Dyslexia”, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015, Vol.41(3), pp.650-669. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        DeBrew, Jacqueline, “Who Will Help My Son?: A Family's Journey with Dyslexia”, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services; Vol.55(8), pp.27-30. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        Peterson, Robin L ;and Bruce F.  Pennington,, “Developmental dyslexia”, Lancet, 26 May 2012, Vol.379(9830), pp.1997-2007. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        Sigurdardottir, Heida Maria et al., “Impaired Recognition of Faces and Objects in Dyslexia: Evidence for Ventral Stream Dysfunction?”, Neuropsychology, 2015, Vol.29(5), pp.739-750. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·        Sumner, Emma ; Connelly, Vincent ; Barnett, Anna L, “The Influence of Spelling Ability on Vocabulary Choices When Writing for Children With Dyslexia”, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016, Vol.49(3), pp.293-304. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·        Yule, W, “Dyslexia”, Psychological Medicine, 1976, Vol.6(2), pp.165-167. [Available via Keele ejournals]
PATIENT INFORMATION / PATIENT ADVICE
Dyslexia - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=dyslexia&sp=on
CURRENT AWARENESS

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Opening Hours

Have you checked our opening hours yet? We’re open 7 days a week, and most evenings we’re open until at least 9:45pm. So you have plenty of time for studying, dropping off books or looking for something new. The library counter is staffed during all opening hours.


Day
Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 7:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Book on one of our training courses to develop your Information Skills – New Dates!

Want to find information quickly? Need to brush up on your literature searching skills?


Health Library training courses are presented by qualified librarians, usually to small groups and offer you plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Our courses include opportunities to:

  • 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

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Library Inductions

Don’t miss out on your Library Induction; make sure you attend the sessions organised by your tutors.


Library inductions are a great way to get lots of information about the library service. Our trainers make sure that you understand the basics, can navigate around the book collection and get you started on literature searching – essential skills that you’ll need for your first assignment.