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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What’s New? March 2018

What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

This edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during February 2018) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

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)

What’s New? February 2018

What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

This edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during January 2018) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

To help you to navigate your way around the bulletin more easily please use the find function (found within the PDF reader) to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest:

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What’s New? January 2018

‘What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

This edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during December 2017) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

To help you to navigate your way around the bulletin more easily please use the find function (found within the PDF reader) to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest:

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whats new help

What’s New? October 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

Following feedback regarding ‘navigating the content’ please use the find function within the PDF to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest.

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As always feedback is both welcome and useful and if possible we will try to act upon it – so please do get in touch if you have any comments, suggestions of ideas for improvement 😀

What’s New? August 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

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.

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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’

What’s New? July 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

Focus On: Reading Well for Long Term Conditions Collection

This week The Reading Agency launched a new strand of their popular Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, Reading Well for Long Term Conditions.

Reading Well for Long Term conditions focuses on supporting those living with long term conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. More information on Reading Well for Long Term conditions can be found on The Reading Agency website.

Long Term Conditions Books

We have a selection of titles from the Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection available at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Staff Library for loan to Trust staff and students on placement. You can find a full list of Reading Well for Long Term Conditions titles held in library stock in our library resources for long term conditions guide. We hold a selection of other self-help, mindfulness & mood boosting books in our library stock too.

You can also find the Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection, amongst other strands of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, in your local public library.

Wakefield Public Libraries have a large range of self help books that are available to loan free of charge with a library membership, you can view their catalogue here. For information on how to join Wakefield public libraries you can visit any Wakefield Library or you can join online using this link 

As part of Health Information Week 2017  Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be in the atrium at Pinderfields Hospital  with staff from Wakefield Public Libraries on Friday 7th July, where they will be showcasing their new Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection alongside a range of resources and services provided through Wakefield Public Libraries. More information can be found here