Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New books and journals added to Clinical Key

Elsevier have added some new electronic journals and books to Clinical Key this month, including:


Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Our subscription to Clinical Key this year was generously funded by the Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

September Eyes on Evidence from NICE

Eyes on Evidence is a free monthly bulletin from NICE Evidence Services which reviews significant new evidence as it emerges and what this might mean for current practice.

In the September issue
 you can find:
  • Mortality in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or venlafaxine in early pregnancy
  • Long-term outcomes for endovascular coiling after ruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • Silent cerebral infarctions after atrial fibrillation 
  • Neighbourhood fast foot outlets and type 2 diabetes
Evidence summaries from NICE's Medicines and Prescribing programme:
  • Type 2 diabetes: implementing NICE guidance on self-monitoring of plasma glucose 
  • Digoxin in atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure 
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea: effects of PPIs and H2 receptor antagonists on clinical response and recurrence
You can find subscribe to receive the bulletin by email on the NICE Evidence Services site.

Monday, 14 September 2015

The end of the journey

So…  7 library staff; 100 days; 3,532 miles; 8,880,969 steps; Tokyo to Andorra.

It’s the end of a 100 day journey for the Library Stampers who, with people from all round the world, have counted their steps, swimming and cycling and attempted to improve their activity. As an office based team we feel we have done well to keep our step average just above that of NHFT as a whole. For some of us it has been a reassuring confirmation that we already lead a healthy lifestyle, that can be built on just by doing extra steps on quiet days or choosing to walk rather than drive sometimes. Others have embraced the challenge of pushing themselves to improve their health and fitness, by taking up running or building walks into their daily routine.

We’ve been made more aware of our nutrition too and several people have made changes that, like those with our exercise,  are ones that hopefully will continue well beyond the GCC 100 days.

Although sometimes fitting the steps in has been a chore the discipline of entering your steps each day and not wanting to let the team down has helped us persevere. It has also been fun, watching the leaderboard, seeing new locations opening up and winning trophies along the way and most of us would like to repeat the experience next year.

Bring on GCC 2016!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Stay up-to-date with some of your favourite journals with the Ovid Today app

Did you know you can get access to all the electronic journals the library gets from Ovid through a single free iPad app?

Ovid Today lets you browse, read and save your favourite journals directly from your iPad. With Ovid Today you can:
  • Stay up to date with the very latest journal content (including publications ahead of print
  • Access 6 months worth of rolling content
  • Search for and select your favourite Ovid journals to follow
  • Browse specialisms and journal tables of contents
  • Read a PDF of any article
  • Create a personal reading list and add articles to review later
To get started with Ovid Today simply download the app from iTunes (it is not currently available for Android devices). If you are a registered member of library you will then need to contact us to obtain the OvidSP ID and password to gain access to our journals. If you are not registered with us you will need to come into the library.

Once your account is set up you will be ready to start adding the journal titles you are interested in to your carousel, and away you go...

The titles you can currently access via the app include:
  • A&A Case Reports 
  • AJN, American Journal of Nursing 
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia 
  • Anesthesiology 
  • Annals of Surgery 
  • Bone & Joint Journal 
  • BJS, British Journal of Surgery 
  • Cancer Nursing 
  • Case Connector 
  • Circulation 
  • Critical Care Medicine 
  • Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 
  • Essential Surgical Techniques 
  • European Eating Disorders Review 
  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Am) 
  • Journal of ECT 
  • Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 
  • Neurology 
  • Neurology Clinical Practice 
  • Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation 
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open 
  • Spine 
  • Stroke

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Help us to buy the books you want

Guillaume Bude,  Librarian to Francis I
 Courtesy of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
We want to be sure that the books we buy are the books you actually need to support your work and learning.

We review publisher's catalogues, scan reading lists and peruse different web sites, but what we like best is when you tell us what you need.

That is where our books on approval scheme comes in.

Every two months our supplier sends us a selection of new publications on relevant health topics which are available for you to review and suggest titles for us to purchase (or sometimes, not to purchase!).

Our current selections will be available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries until Friday the 16th of October. Topics covered include:
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Midwifery
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry & mental health
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Rheumatology
  • ...and many more
Of course we are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic.

You can also find a list of titles we have recently purchased (including previous On Approvals) on our web site and all of our stock via the library catalogue.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Web site of the month: Search Medica

Search Medica is a UK developed search engine aimed at health professionals. Powered by a customised Google search, it allows you to search the web and bring back results that are actually relevant to your work (unlike a more general search).

The site was originally intended for use by doctors, but since its launch in 2006, it has been further developed to include results relevant to nurses, pharmacists medical and other health professionals.

Search Medica is a great alternative to starting with Google if you are looking for clinical information.