Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas opening at the libraries

All of the libraries will be open up to Friday the 24th of December.



Berrywood Hospital Library will be staffed from Thursday the 27th until Monday the 31st of December as usual, and then will reopen on Wednesday the 2nd of January.

Isebrook Hospital Library will be closed after Friday the 31st of December for the Christmas period and will reopen on Wednesday the 2nd of January. Please contact one of the other libraries if you require any help during this period.

The Richmond Library at Northampton General Hospital will be staffed from Thursday the 27th until Monday the 31st of December as usual, and then will reopen on Wednesday the 2nd of January..

24 hour access will be available to registered users as normal throughout the Christmas period at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Friday, 14 December 2018

What's new on Clinical Key - new journal, clinical overviews and books added



Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in November:
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • HIV infection in children
  • Herpes encephalitis
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Leprosy
  • Lung cancer (small cell)
  • Normocytic anemia
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Paraphimosis
  • Pericarditis
  • Phimosis

Journal

Books

Elsevier have also added lots of new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Library training programme 2019- now with new venues!

Need to find information to support your clinical practice? Need to make a decision but can't find the supporting evidence? Starting a course but can't find the study material? Found the evidence but unsure what it means? Going through nursing re-validation? We can help.

All of our training programme dates for 2019 are now available on the Library's web page.

Our courses are free to access for staff and attached students from Northamptonshire Healthcare and Northampton General Hospital.

They are aimed at both clinicians and managers who want to be able to find, evaluate and use the best possible evidence to support their decision making.

We also added two new venues for 2019, so as well as Berrywood and Northampton General Hospitals, you will also be able to access our training at Danetre Hospital in Daventry and St Mary's Hospital in Kettering.

So what do we offer?

Tailored sessions

  • If you can't make one of our workshops we can arrange a one-to-one session with you, either at one of the libraries or in your place of work if it is suitable.
  • We can created a tailored session for your team or department and deliver it in any suitable location. From a 10 minute update on the library service to a full three hour training session, just let us know what you need.

Our scheduled workshops


  • The PreCourse Course
    If you are returning to study, or starting a formal academic programme for the first time, our PreCourse Course may be just what you need. This three hour workshop is designed to give you the information skills you need to make you studies that bit easier. The session cover things like finding the material on your reading lists, using databases and how to identify good quality information. It also covers searching for evidence and guidelines and how to access electronic journals. Everything you should need to get you started.
  • Literature Searching
    If you need to access primary research, our literature searching course may be the answer.  This will enable you to effectively search a number of databases such as Medline, HMIC (healthcare management) or the British Nursing Index through the NHS's HDAS interface. We'll show you how to search, save your results and even access full text journal articles, straight from the databases.
  • Critical Appraisal Skills
    Once you have found the evidence, you need to know what it means and if you can rely on it, and that is where our critical appraisal skills sessions come in.Our Introduction to Critical Appraisal workshop will take you through the statistics, terminology and process, while our highly interactive Critical Appraisal in Action session gives you the opportunity to appraise a research article in a group facilitated by one of our librarians.
  • Evidence into Practice
    If you are a nurse undergoing revalidation, try our Evidence into Practice course. It offers the opportunity to refresh (or learn) your skills in searching for the latest evidence, while finding information that is relevant to your day to day work.Come to the course with a question related to your scope of practice and go away not only with updated skills, but also with evidence to feed back in to your department. You will log 2 hours and 30 minutes of CPD time and at the end of the session will complete one of the 5 reflective accounts required by the NMC for revalidation, based on what you have learned.
If you have any questions or want to book a place on one of our workshops, you can find all the available dates and venues online or you can contact us for more information.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Leisure reading - what would you like to read for fun?

The Library Service has been very fortunate to have succeeded in a bid to Greenheart, the charitable fund for some funding to set up a leisure reading collection.

Although we already have a small collection of fiction titles (mainly donated by library staff), we would like to know what you would like to read.

What would make you want to borrow a book?

The latest Booker nominee? A thriller? Sci fi? Romance? The classics? Maybe gardening is more your thing? Hobbies and crafts? Military history?

Whatever it might be that takes your literary fancy, please take a few minutes to complete our short survey (just 6 questions) on what you would like to see in our new leisure collection.

You can find it here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M323L9T 

Don't be shy, give us a recommendation or two and you may well find them in the library and ready for you to borrow.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

What's new on Clinical Key - new journal, clinical overviews and books added




Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in November:
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bladder and urethral injury
  • Galactorrhea
  • Tinea infections

Books

Elsevier have also added lots of new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Richmond Library temporary closure 16th - 22nd of November

The Richmond Library at Northampton General Hospital will be closing at 1:00 pm on Friday the 16th of November until Thursday the 22nd.

This is to allow for the replacement of the carpet in a large section of the library.

During this time the library will be completely closed (including out of hours access) to all staff.

Requests for journal articles and other items can still be made during the closed period by email and we will do our best to provide them.

We apologise for the inevitable inconvenience, but parts of the flooring are getting very worn and will soon present a health and safety issue if they are not replaced now.

Both Berrywood and Isebrook libraries will remain open as normal during this period.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Disruption to computer access Tuesday the 6th & Wednesday 7th of November at the Richmond Library

We are having some essential maintenance carried out on our computers on Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of November at the Richmond Library.

There will inevitably be some disruption and it is possible we will be asking users to move computers from time to time as the work proceeds.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Web site(s) of the month: Medical terminology

Medical terminology can be highly confusing, with lots of technical terms, abbreviations and jargon (sometimes with the same term meaning different things).

Even for health professionals this can sometimes prove difficult.

To try and help to navigate through this maze, here are a selection of web sites to help explain what the terms mean.

Acronym Buster https://www.nhsconfed.org/acronym-buster
Produced by the NHS Confederation, this searchable A-Z list will give you the meaning of most of the acronyms used in the NHS

Care and Support Jargon Buster
www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/Browse/Informationandadvice/CareandSupportJargonBuster/
An A-Z directory of the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care translated into plain English by TLAP

An online dictionary of medical terms covering over 16000 items of medical terminology

Great Ormond Street Hospital Health Dictionary www.gosh.nhs.uk/children/about-your-condition/health-dictionary/health-dictionary
A simple A-Z list of medical terms

Mondofacto Medical Dictionary www.mondofacto.com/dictionary/medical.html
A UK based free online medical dictionary

Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial https://medlineplus.gov/medicalwords.html
A tutorial from the National Library of Medicine which teaches you about medical words. You'll learn about how to put together parts of medical words. You'll also find quizzes to see what you've learned.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Web site of the month: Stoptober


The Stoptober website is full of information and resources to aiming to give smokers the best possible chance of quitting.

By answering a few simple questions, the site will help you develop a personal quitting plan with tailored resources to help you succeed.

It also features information on aids to help you stop smoking, including nicotine replacement and electronic cigarettes as well as technological solutions like the Stoptober App, a Facebook community Messenger chat, daily support by email, and links to local face-to-face support.

The Stoptober site is a really useful site for anyone thinking of quitting. Given that if you stop smoking for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to stay a nonsmoker, Stoptober is the perfect opportunity to start stopping for good...

Health professionals can also find all the latest campaign materials for Stoptober on the Public Health England Campaign Resources site.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

What's new on Clinical Key - new clinical overviews and books added



Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in  September:
  • Alopecia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
  • Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Shoulder dystocia

Books

Elsevier have also added lots of new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Apps & electronic resources drop-in session, Tuesday 18th September

Did you know the library has a number of different free apps available to give you easy access to lots of our electronic content?

Do you want to know more about accessing electronic journals, books or databases? Have you had problems with registering for an OpenAthens password? We can help.

The library is holding an all day drop-in session on Tuesday the 18th of September, in the Library, Berrywood Hospital.

Come along and find out about:
One of our professional librarians will be available all day and you can also bring along any problems or questions you may have about anything to do with making the best use of our electronic resources (or indeed anything else library-related).

There will also be refreshments available and a few freebies for you to take away too.

If you have any questions please contact the Library. We'd be 'appy to see you on the 18th (sorry)...

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Web site(s) of the month - health events and awareness days

There are a lot of health related events, awareness days, weeks and even months and it can be difficult to keep up with all the campaigns and know what is happening when.

Here is a few sites that can help you keep up with all the things going on throughout the year.

Friday, 24 August 2018

New books available for review

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 21st of September. Topics covered include:
  • Autism & ADHD
  • CBT
  • Healthcare management
  • Medicine
  • Mental health, psychiatry and psychology
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • ...and 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.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Richmond Library headphones plea

If you have borrowed a set of headphones from the Richmond Library we would be really grateful if you would return them (no questions asked!). We are missing a number of pairs and we would really rather spend money on books and journals than replacing headphones.

Many thanks




Saturday, 18 August 2018

August bank holiday closure

The Libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 27th of August for the bank holiday.



Access will still be available for registered members via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries (just don't forget to bring your library card!), but Isebrook Library will be closed.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 28th at all of our sites.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Advance notice - apps and eResources day, Tuesday 18th of September

We'll be holding a drop in event at Berrywood Library on Tuesday the 18th of September looking at the apps available to Trust staff and the wide selection of electronic journals, books and other resources available.

There will also be refreshments available and the odd freebie too!

More details coming soon...


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

What's new on Clinical Key - new clinical overviews, journal and books added


Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in August:
  • Achalasia 
  • Autism spectrum disorder 
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy 
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Gastroesophageal varices 
  • Hallux valgus 
  • Hip dislocation 
  • Hordeolum and chalazion 
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome 
  • Melanoma 
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus infections (MRSA and MRSE) 
  • Omphalocele 
  • Postpartum depression 
  • Postpartum hemorrhage 
  • Varicella (chickenpox) infection
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Journal

Books

Elsevier have also added lots of new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Web site for the month: Critical Care Northampton

We have picked a site with a local connection this month, Critical Care Northampton. The site was founded by Northampton General Hospital consultant Jonny Wilkinson and is a great resource for anyone interested in FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education), emergency care, ITU, anaesthesia and POCUS (Point of Care Ultra Sound).

https://criticalcarenorthampton.com
With two other consultant colleagues acting as editors, the site features a variety of content and resources, practical advice, news and reviews including:
  • ICU emergencies
  • Guidelines
  • How to guides
  • Downloadable resources
  • Evidence and research articles
  •  Medical calculators
  • Mnemonics
  • And a lot more...
Critical Care Northampton is a great resource for consultants, junior doctors and medical students, designed to "keep you out of trouble" as the site says, it's well worth a visit.

Friday, 27 July 2018

We've updated some of our user guides

We know it isn't always easy to find the time to get to grips with electronic resources, which is why we have produced a number of handy guides to help you get the most out of them with the minimum of effort.

Our guide are practical with lots of screenshots to help you use our e-resources like a librarian!

We have recently updated three:
You can find all of our user guides on the Library web site. Just go to the Useful Information tab and click on User Guides.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Want to help us buy the books you want to read?

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 10th of August. Topics covered include:
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine
  • Mental health, psychiatry and psychology
  • Nursing 
  • Research
  • ...and 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, 10 July 2018

What's new on Clinical Key - new clinical overviews and books added




Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in July:
  • Food allergies
  • Knee injury (other than dislocation or fracture)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Books

Elsevier have also added lots of new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Web site of the month: The NHS on Film

To Celebrate the 70th anniversary, the British Film Institute have made available a large selection of films about the NHS for free.

With films going back to the NHS's foundation in 1948, there is a wide range of material covering a selection of health related topics.

From the creation of the NHS and the wider welfare state in the 1940s, this is a fascinating (and sometimes amusing) collection of films including historical snippets, instructional and training items, documentaries, animated items and the ever-popular public information film (sometimes featuring some "interesting" period hairstyles and clothes).

These are as much a document of their times as they are of the NHS and the NHS on Film collection is well worth a look.

NHS on Film free at the BFI

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The Social Prescribing and Self Care Wiki

https://wiki.healthylondon.org/Social_Prescribing_and_Self_Care_Wiki

Produced by the Health London Partnership, the Social Prescribing and Self Care Wiki contains an extensive library of resources around social prescribing (referring people to non-clinical services) and self care including:

  • policy and strategy
  • how to commission
  • monitoring and evaluating
  • research reports
  • examples of services 
  • videos
  • links to other useful resources
Although London based, the Wiki is a really useful resource for anyone interested in social prescribing or self care.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Web site of the month: That's Nonsense!

It has been a while since we last featured web sites that allow you check the facts of an internet news story (see our post from January 17), so we thought it was about time to feature another.

That's Nonsense is a UK based site that "deals with debunking Internet hoaxes, hearsay, rumours and fake news". The site promises unbiased reporting and links to reputable sources.

The site features different sections covering:

Of particular interest to social media users (and you can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter), That's Nonsense is a useful resource to help you spot the hoaxes, avoid the scams and stay safe on the Internet.

Monday, 28 May 2018

New selection of books available for review

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 29th of June. Topics covered include:
  • Dementia
  • Medicine
  • Mental health, psychiatry and psychology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Women's health
  • ...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.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New clinical overviews, journal and books added to Clinical Key



Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in May:
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Williams syndrome

Journal

Books

Elsevier have also added new electronic 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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Spring bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 28th of May for the bank holiday.



24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 29th at all of our sites.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

13th edition of the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry now available online

Access on Ebook Central
The newest edition of the popular Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry is now available online via the Ebook Central site.

The fully updated 13th edition features:
  • A guide to psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology
  • Which drugs to prescribe and the side effects to look for, how to augment them or swap them
  • Specific guidance on common psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar
  • Guidance on specific populations such as children, the elderly and pregnant women
To access the book you will need to go to the the Ebook Central site and log in with your OpenAthens account.

If you don't have an Athens account NHS staff and attached students can register for one online.

If you need more help in accessing this, or the many other electronic books available to you via your NHS OpenAthens account, we have produced a guide on how to use them which you can find on our web site, along with additional guides to e-journals, databases and more. Alternatively, you can always contact us.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Later opening at Isebrook Library, Tuesday 15th of May

Isebrook Library will be opening a little later than normal on Tuesday the 15th of May, at 10:00 am.

The Berrywood and Richmond Libraries are both open as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

BNF and BNFC added to Clinical Key



Elsevier have added data from both the BNF and the BNFC to Clinical Key, making it an even more useful resource for supporting clinical decision making.

BNF/C data will appear in your search results, or you can simply go to the Drug Monographs section in Clinical Key and search or browse for the information you want

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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Help us to buy the books you want to read

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 18th of May. Topics covered include:
  • Autism
  • CBT & counselling
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Medicine
  • Mental health, psychiatry and psychology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Paediatrics 
  • Surgery
  • ...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 May 2018

Web site of the month: MindEd for Families

MindEd is a free learning resource aimed at families and carers about the mental health of children and young people, and older adults.

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/


The young people section offers hints and tips on parenting, looks at child development and common problems as well as having information on all the services available to support child mental health.

The section on older adults has information on memory problems, sleep, as well as common mental health issues, medications and services that offer support.

MindEd was developed by Health Education England with funding from the Department for Education and NHS England.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

May Day bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 7th of May for the bank holiday



24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 8th at all of our sites.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Isebrook Library closed Monday the 30th April

Isebrook Library will be closed on Monday the 30th of April so the carpet that was damaged in the
flood in March can be replaced.

We should be reopening on Tuesday the 1st of May as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

New books and journals added to Clinical Key



Elsevier have added lots of new electronic content to Clinical Key this month, including:

Journals

Books
 
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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.