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 🙂

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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’

Focus on: resources for apprentices

This week is National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018). The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library has a range of resources & services available to Apprentices working within The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which we are going to focus on in this blog post.

Print Resources

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The library holds a selection of books to support apprentices, both clinical & non-clinical. Titles which may be of particular interest include:

  • ‘Cite them right : the essential referencing guide (10th ed)’ by Pears & Sheilds
  • ‘Great ways to learn anatomy and physiology (2nd ed) by McKissock
  • ‘The studyskills handbook (4th ed) by Cottrell
  • ‘NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Candidate Handbook’ by Nolan
  • Medical receptionists and secretaries handbook (4th ed) by Robbins

Amongst library stock you’ll also find a selection of books available on a range of other topics. You can view our full library catalogue online here.

Online Resources

For the latest information on our available online resources please visit the library webpage at www.midyorks.nhs.uk/library-resources.

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NHS OpenAthens

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

  • NHS, CCG & GP practice staff & placement students are eligible for a free NHS OpenAthens account.
  • If you need toregister for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • More information on NHS OpenAthens can be found in this blog post.

Journals

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  • Details of 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.

Other useful links

Further information

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

For further information regarding apprenticeships within the Trust please contact Debbie Swanston (Lead for Trust Induction & Apprenticeships).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

Focus on: Literature/Evidence Searching eLearning Modules

We’ve previously blogged about the many Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes NHS Healthcare  professionals are able to access for free.

In this blog post we’re focusing on the Literature Searching e-Learning programme.

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The Literature Searching e-Learning programme contains a number of modules, each of which are designed to help the healthcare workforce build confidence to search published literature for evidence relevant to their work, study & research. Each of the modules should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and can be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate.

You can access Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes with your NHS OpenAthens account. More information can be found in this blog post.

The current modules in the e-Learning programme are:

Building the foundations

Three modules to enable users to assess their current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available and how to get started with planning a search.

Developing the skills

Three modules to enable users to narrow/broaden their searches and use subject headings to find more relevant articles in less time.

Applying the skills

  • Module 7 How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS) (coming soon)

Focus On: Pictures to Share Books

As part of our ongoing partnership work with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Dementia Team we have recently added a selection of Pictures to Share books to stock at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library.

Pictures to Share books are designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia. They aim to prompt memories and enable discussion between those with dementia and their families, friends and carers. More information about the books can be found on the Pictures to Share website.

The collection may be of particular interest to our MY colleagues for use during reminiscence activities with patients.

Pictures to share books

The titles currently available from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library are:

  • A Sporting Life in Pictures
  • A World of Work in Pictures
  • Childhood Days in Pictures
  • Family Life in Pictures
  • A Funny Old World in Pictures (2nd ed)
  • In the Garden in Pictures
  • Pets in Pictures
  • Shopping in Pictures
  • Travelling in Pictures
  • Beside the Seaside in Pictures

Please feel free to pop in for a closer look at the books, which are currently on display in the staff library alongside our other dementia resources 😀

Natasha (on behalf of the library team)

Discover something new – Quick Reads 2017

We’ve previously blogged about the many benefits of reading for pleasure but despite this I often struggle to find the time to get stuck into a new read.

The Reading Agency have recognised that time is one of the reason’s why people don’t read and to tackle this each year they commission big name authors to write ‘Quick Reads‘ (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read).

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We have a selection of the 2017 Quick Reads available at MY Library, which have kindly been loaned to us by Wakefield Libraries for a short time.

I’ve started making my way through the collection and earlier this week I finished ‘One False Move’, although it’s not the type of fiction I’d normally choose to read it gripped me from the start & I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next (luckily I didn’t have to wait too long to find out!)

The Quick Reads 2017 are available for loan from MY Library to MY staff, students & volunteers. We have also recommended the titles to our colleagues in the Voluntary Services team as they may be useful for our Ward Befrienders to loan for patients they are working with.

Until next time.

Natasha 🙂

Reminiscence boxes – working in partnership with Wakefield Public Libraries and MY Dementia Team

‘Person first – dementia second’

Upon hearing the success of reminiscence boxes from our colleagues in other NHS libraries we decided to check out the idea.  The boxes are used to help people living with dementia and their families to evoke happy moments from the past and stimulate communication by handling objects and looking at pictures.  Our dementia lead nurse Anita Ruckledge turned out to be very keen for us to find out more.

As luck would have it as part of our health information week activities in July 2017 we had collaborated with Wakefield Public Libraries and discovered they had a small collection of reminiscence boxes for loan at Sandal Library.  They agreed to lend us a couple to try out.

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The Trust Communications Team has assisted us by putting out an appeal for kind donations of 60s memorabilia to enable us to create our own boxes – and so we wait with excitement – keep following to see what turns up!

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If you have any 60s memorabilia (anything from clothing to crockery) you would like to donate please contact Anita Ruckledge, Dementia Lead Nurse, Anita.Ruckledge@midyorks.nhs.uk or call 07780954892.

The library is now a ‘Dementia Champion’ and we have added a selection of Reading Agency reccomended titles to support those living with dementia & their families/carers. Anita has reviewed some of the books from the collection and says:

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“This book explores reactions from children when Grandma is forgetful. To assess the suitability of this book I read this with my 10 year old Granddaughter, who loved the book and said that she will be telling her teachers at school.”

Pop along to MY Library and check out our wonderful new resources to support those living with dementia and their families.

The MY Trust dementia team have also put together a ‘Dementia Champion Reference File’, a simple guide filled with useful explanations and help. MY Staff can access this via the Intranet & we will soon have paper copies available for loan from the library too.

Why not let us know what you think or have any other ideas to support staff and patients?

Thank you to our Trust Communications team for allowing us to use their photographs in our blog post 🙂 

Focus on: resources for newly qualified Nurses

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the ‘MY Freshers’ event, which was organised by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Practice Learning Facilitators Team to prepare the intake of newly qualified Nurses to join the Trust as Staff Nurses over the next few months.

There was a lot of interest in library resources, both in print and online, so here’s some more information on useful resources for newly qualified Nurses:

Print Resources

Print resources for newly qualified nurses

The library holds a selection of books aimed specifically at newly qualified Nurses with titles including;

  • ‘Newly qualified nurse’s handbook: a survival guide’ by Siviter
  • ‘Becoming a nurse: a textbook for professional practice (2nd ed)’ by Sellman & Snelling
  • ‘The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse’ by Peate.

In our Nursing section you’ll also find a selection of books available on Nursing ethics, clinical skills, communication and compassion amongst a range of other topics. You can view our full library catalogue online here.

We also hold titles from the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing Collection, which includes titles such as:

  • ‘Oxford handbook of adult nursing’ by Castledine
  • ‘Oxford handbook of children’s and young people’s nursing’ by Glasper
  • ‘Oxford handbook of emergency nursing’ by Crouch
  • ‘Oxford handbook of primary care and community nursing (2nd ed) by Drennan

Most of our Oxford Handbooks in Nursing are also available as eBooks, with an NHS OpenAthens account. You can find our step-by-step guide to accessing Oxford eBooks here.

Online Resources

NHS OpenAthens

An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to 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.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • More information on NHS OpenAthens can be found in this blog post.

Resources for Nurses - online resources

eBooks

We have already touched on this in the paragraph above, but…

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Journals

More resources

  • 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) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) provides practical up-to-date information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.
  • Social media can be a really useful tool for Nurses, it can help you stay up-to-date with all the latest news in healthcare and find helpful resources for revalidation and CPD. See our ‘Twitter for Nurses’ blog for more information.

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’

Focus on: BNF/BNFC app

The newly launched BNF Publications app brings together adult and child BNF content though a single mobile app, for the first time.

BNF & BNFC

The app has been designed to provide prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, working for the NHS in the UK, with easy access to information from the BNF & BNFC. The app is updated monthly with the latest clinical content, giving user’s easy access to the latest medicines information.

The app is fully portable and once downloaded users don’t need to be connected to the internet to access it; meaning that the latest BNF & BNFC guidance is readily available at the point of care.

OpenAthens authentication is not required to access content on the app (please see Terms and Conditions for more information on who can download the app)

Please note: The new BNF Publications app replaces the NICE BNF & NICE BNFC apps, which will no longer be updated & withdrawn later this year.

appsYou can download the app on iTunes & Google Play.

More information on the BNF Publications app can be found on the BNF website.

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

Online Resources for Foundation Doctors

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 at yesterday’s induction so here’s some information/links to some of the key online resources, which can be accessed with an NHS OpenAthens account.

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NHS OpenAthens

An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to 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.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.

Journals

  • Details of 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.
  • You may find the Foundation Years Journal to be of particular interest. You can access it  here.

eBooks

  •  The Oxford Medicine online eBook 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 via the library catalogue.

Point of care tools

  • 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.
  • 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.

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’