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:


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, 13 April 2018

New and improved nursing and allied health database available

As part of the review of the National Core Content (electronic resources provided to all NHS staff in England), Health Education England have upgraded access to one of our nursing databases for 2018-19.

Where NHS staff previously had access to CINAHL with Full Text, for the new financial year we now have CINAHL Plus with Full Text, supplied by EBSCO.

That means access to an additional 146 full text electronic journals, with CINAHL Plus offering full access to a total of 775 nursing and allied health titles with content going back to 1937.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is available to search through the NICE HDAS interface (along with all the other databases).

You can also access specific journal titles through the Journal A-Z list. You'll just need your OpenAthens password to access both (NHS staff and attached students can register here if they don't have one).

Monday, 9 April 2018

New Cochrane Library website preview

The Cochrane Library, home of the Database of Systematic Reviews is relaunching its website. In advance of the final version, a preview site is currently available for viewing.

The preview site is fully functional (although you will not be able to save any searches), so you can have a look at the new enhancements on the site and even give Wiley feedback on the changes or any problems you may encounter.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

TRIP Pro access extended for NHS staff in England

Health Education England have renewed the subscription for the premium version of TRIP until the end of March 2019.

If you aren't already familiar with it, TRIP is a UK clinical database designed to allow clinicians to find the best evidence to answer their clinical questions.

TRIP presents search results in a hierarchy based on the level of evidence, so you always see the highest quality information, for example, systematic reviews or metaanalysis, first (but you can sort the results by date or relevance too).

TRIP has an easy to use simple search, but TRIP Pro also offers two other ways to search in a more sophisticated way.

The advanced search option is very similar to the same feature in Google and allows you to combine search terms in different ways to find the information you want (including phrase searching, limiting by year and excluding words).

The PICO (Patient/Population Intervention Comparison Outcome) interface allows you easily break your search down into its most important elements which is really useful when answering a clinical question.

TRIP Pro is only accessible from an NHS computer (via its IP address). When accessing the site you should see the message about your account being provided by Health Education England as below.

TRIP is still accessible for free outside of the NHS, but with more limited search functionality.

A great resource for finding high quality health information, TRIP is a great starting point for any literature search...