Launch of MY Staff Research Publications repository

Knowvember is a NHS Health Education England campaign which is taking place throughout the month of November. The campaign aims to highlight and showcase the ways in which library and knowledge services mobilise evidence and organisational knowledge. You can find out more about the campaign here.

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We’re proud to be participating in the campaign and over the past few weeks we’ve been busy adding research publications, written wholly or in part by MY Staff, to our library catalogue.

So far we’ve added over 100 publications to our catalogue, but we’d like to add more! So if you are a member of Trust staff and you’ve published research (from 2012 onwards) please let us know so we can add it to the repository 😀

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

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Focus on: BMJ Case Reports trial

All healthcare professionals & students on placement within Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have trial access* to BMJ Case Reports.

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BMJ Case Reports helps you to easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. Since launching in 2008, there are more than 17,000 case reports that are currently available from authors in more than 70 countries.

Why not take a look at the cases and see whether you find something to use in your own studies or in practice?

*Trial access runs from 1st – 30th November 2018*. Access is via NHS OpenAthens.       If you’re not yet registered with NHS OpenAthens yet please register here.

The MY Staff Library Team would love to hear what you think of this resource. Please get in touch with any queries and/or feedback you may have 🙂

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

Focus on: electronic resources for GP’s, CCG and practice staff

Attention GP’s, practice staff & CCG staff in Wakefield, Calderdale & Kirklees! Please keep reading to find out more about the range of online resources which are available to you, via your NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens

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An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to access lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here. If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your log in details please click here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website here.

Databases

The following healthcare databases are included in NHS Health Education England’s National Core Content for 2018-19 :

  • AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine) *
  • Embase (Excerpta Medica database)*
  • HMIC (The Health Management Information Consortium) *
  • Medline *
  • BNI (British Nursing Index) *
  • PsycINFO *
  • PsycARTICLES
  • ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection From EBSCO
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text *
  • HBE (Health Business Elite) *

NB: The databases marked with * are searchable via HDAS.

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Libraries Week 2018

Libraries Week is an annual event to celebrate libraries (of all kinds)! This year the event takes place between 8th-13th October 2018 and will focus on wellbeing.

Libraries across the country will be showcasing how they help bring together communities, combat loneliness and support people with their mental health.

At The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library we have the following collections to support the wellbeing of Trust staff, volunteers & placement students:

MENTAL HEALTH - READING WELL RESOURCES

A study carried out by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society found that those who read for pleasure report fewer feelings of stress and depression. The study also found that people experience stronger feelings of relaxation from reading than from watching television or engaging with technology intensive activities.

Reasons to read for pleasure

With this in mind we have a leisure reading collection at MY Staff Library, which includes some titles from The Reading Agency’s Mood Boosting collections & The Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist. Our full leisure reads collection can be viewed here.

We’ll be posting about our various health & wellbeing collections on Twitter & Facebook throughout #LibrariesWeek.  We can’t wait to see what everyone else is up to too 🙂

Until next time…

Natasha (on behalf of The Library Team)

 

Focus on: Reminiscence Resources

This month is World Alzheimer’s month and in the library we have a variety of resources which can be borrowed by trust staff members to support people living with dementia.

There are three Reminiscence boxes which contain tactile items which can help people to remember happy moments in their life and give them something to talk about.

Handling the objects is a good way of stimulating conversation and engaging with the person.  There are also laminated cards with pictures and facts to further discussion. The boxes are easy to transport, having a long handle and wheels.

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We have worked together with Wakefield public library, initially loaning boxes from them prior to us producing our own using kind donations.

We have an entertainment and leisure box which has familiar objects from family life such as toys, records, books and old money.  They evoke  strong memories from different time periods.  For me it was the 70’s and 80’s,  I particularly remember trying and failing to master the Rubix cube.

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We are very fortunate to have objects in the mining box from the National Coal Mining Museum for England.  This box has proved to be very popular with former miners, you can still smell the coal dust on the objects.  People living with dementia can interact with the objects, wearing the helmet and handling the soap, which also has a distinctive smell.

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Reblog: Almost a Doctor?

This post was originally featured on the NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service blog.

Need help with revision? almostadoctor has free medical student revision notes, flashcards and more  It is a free encyclopaedia and resources for, medical students, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Lots of specialities, written by both professionals and students but always approved by doctors.

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Focus on: online journals (ScienceDirect – Elsevier)

This post is the first in a series of posts focusing on our online journal holdings. In this post we are shining the spotlight on ScienceDirect (Elsevier) journals.

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Available titles include:

Access information:

These journals are accessible for MY staff & students on placement at MY to access via NHS OpenAthens.

  • Click on the link(s) above to be directed to ScienceDirect.
  • Once you are on the ScienceDirect website click ‘sign in’ and under the ‘sign in via your institution’ menu click on the OpenAthens link.
  • You will then be redirected to the OpenAthens log in page. Here you will need to enter your OpenAthens log in details and press sign in. You should then be directed back to the journal you were viewing on ScienceDirect.

Not registered for NHS OpenAthens? Find registration information on MY staff library webpage.

For more information please get in touch with the MY staff library team who will be happy to help with your query 🙂

Until next time…

Natasha

Online resources for Junior Doctors (updated 2018)

Yesterday we had the pleasure of introducing the library service to the Trust’s new Foundation Year One Doctors. There was a lot of interest in our online resources so here’s some information/links to some of the key online resources, which can be accessed with an NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens

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An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to access lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here. If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your log in details please click here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.

Journals

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  • 1000’s of online journals are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account, including the Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection.
  • Details of all online journals the service has access to can be found here. You will need to be logged in with your NHS Athens account to see all content the service is subscribed to.

Online books

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  •  The Oxford Medicine online collection includes over 130 highly regarded titles including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme & the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, to name a few. View the full title list here [pdf] 110KB).
  • See our E-Books- OUP Handbooks & Textbooks blog for more information on accessing the eBooks.
  • You can access the collection here or find links to individual titles via the library catalogue.

Point of care tools

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  • BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. You can access it for free via the internet or via an App (an NHS OpenAthens account is required for both access methods). See our BMJ Best Practice blog for more information on this resource.

BNF & BNFC

  • The British National Formulary (BNF) includes advice of clinical experts and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide. BNF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.

If you’d like further information regarding any of the resources listed, or other services provided by the MY staff library, please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

All about JournalTOCS

Hello Blog readers, today I want to tell you all about JournalTOCS. It’s something that I as a librarian in the healthcare sector subscribe to and value as part of my daily information gathering routine.

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What is it?

It’s basically a current awareness service where once you sign up you can discover the newest research papers in your chosen field or in a particular subject area which might be of interest to you, so although I primarily use JournalTOCS for medical/healthcare related information I’m also interested in American literature so I get updates on any new papers in that subject area too! So….

Why should you use it?

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in a nutshell… because

  • it’s free to sign up! http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/
  • you can select from a wide range of journals to have information about the latest research papers emailed to you via RSS feeds. You can choose to receive emails daily,weekly or monthly (depending on your preference)
  • you can save articles and export/share details (max 100 articles in the free version)
  • you can link out to the journal web page
  • it covers 73 subject areas including
    • medical science
    • business and economics
    • health and safety
    • nutrition and dietetics
    • pharmacy and pharmacology AND
    • library and information science 
  • each of the subject areas are then subdivided so you can drill down and find exactly what you’re looking for, below is a snapshot of what happens when we open up the medical sciences subject area

medical sciences jtocsNB: As of May 2018 a maximum of 15 journals can be followed in the free version of JournalTOCs.

We like to help so…

If you want anymore information about JournalTOCS or would like some help getting set up, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or why not pop in and see us because we would love to see you 🙂

Focus on: online resources (2018 update)

From April 2018 there has been a couple of changes to our online resources. Below you’ll find a list of resources which are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens

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An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to access lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • All The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff and students on placement are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account.
  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here. If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your log in details please click here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • Find out more about what an NHS OpenAthens account can do for you in this blog post.

Journals

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  • 1000’s of online journals are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account, including the Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection.
  • Details of all online journals the service has access to can be found here. You will need to be logged in with your NHS Athens account to see all content the service is subscribed to.

Databases

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eBooks

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  • Our access to the Oxford Medicine online continues. Staff/students can access over 130 highly regarded titles including the the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics to name just a few. You can find a full list of titles in the collection here [pdf] 110KB).
  • New titles added to the Oxford Medicine online collection include Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies (2nd ed) & Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (3rd ed).
  • See our E-Books- OUP Handbooks & Textbooks blog post for more information onaccessing the eBooks.
  • You can access the collection here or via the library catalogue.

Point of care tools

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We no longer have access to Anatomy.TV. We do however continue to have access to:

  • BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. You can access it free via the internet or via an app (an NHS OpenAthens account is required for both access methods). See our BMJ Best Practice blog for more information on this resource.
  • The Royal Marsden Manual Online is a key Nursing resource which provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures, related to every aspect of a person’s care. This resource is also available in print from the Staff Library.
  • The British National Formulary (BNF) includes advice of clinical experts and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide. BNF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.

If you’d like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’