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



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).
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.