NICE have advised that they are aware of an issue with citation fields in Health Business Elite (HBE) database not showing the journal name. The issue is logged with the NICE developer team for investigation. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during this time.
There is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.
This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.
The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in 2015’s Learning at Work week:
Are you interested in learning how to use computers from scratch? Amanda Gardner will be providing computer skills training for those who want to start from the beginning, as well as something for those who are a little more advanced.
Do you want to know how to use Athens resources? Carole Keeling will be helping people set up accounts and running basic training sessions.
Do you want to use social media in your job, but aren’t sure how it all works? Steve Collman will be running drop-in sessions Friday 15th May and Monday 18th May to show the basics, plus a little bit more for those who are interested.
Why not drop in and learn something new?
The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in Learning at Work week next month, with a variety of free training available!
- All through May at lunchtime you can request training on basic computer skills from Amanda Gardner, our E-Resources Librarian
- You can learn how to register for an NHS Athens account and how to perform basic searches with Carole Keeling, our Outreach Librarian
- You can learn how to use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others with Steve Collman, our Community Outreach Librarian, on 15th and 18th May, 12-1pm.
Why not ask us for more information in any of these and other areas? Call 01625 661362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today and find out what you could learn!
Monday 12 January 2015
If anyone at East Cheshire Trust or community is having difficulty self-registering for NHS Athens which provides access to online resources, please let me know by emailing me at email@example.com
Technicians are working to correct the problem and we hope full service will be resumed shortly.
We now subscribe to this journal providing full text access from Jan 1996. To open an article, click on http://tinyurl.com/o6psw2b. Full-text of these articles is available by using the link above.
Please remember that you will need to use your NHS Athens username and password.
Latest issue: Volume 165, Issue 2 Pages 161 – 268, April 2014
A reminder to check out this excellent resource from BMJ Best Practice. In this module looking at Labyrinthitis which if you weren’t aware is an:
- Inflammatory condition affecting the labyrinth in the cochlea and vestibular system of the inner ear.
- Viral infections are the most common cause of labyrinthitis. Bacterial labyrinthitis is a complication of otitis media or meningitis.
- Typical presentation includes vertigo, imbalance, and hearing loss.
- Diagnosis is supported by history, physical examination, and audiometry.
- Treatment is typically symptomatic and primarily involves the use of vestibular suppressants and anti-emetics.
Best Practice is very helpful and provides further information on basics, diagnosis, treatments, follow up and recommended resources. Remember to register for an Athens account in order to gain full access to all the BMJ sites.
If you haven’t yet registered for an Athens account, then you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s quick, free and easy to register, just CLICK HERE where you will be given a username and invited to set up a password. Once you have these, simply by visiting NICE Evidence at https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/ you will have access to all these online resources. Brilliant!
123Doc: ebooks and online courses_ 123Doc provides ebooks in all fields of medicine as well as online courses for the postgraduate exams such as MRCP, MRCPCH, MRCS, GPST…. ebooks are from major medical publishers such as OUP, Blackwell, Radcliffe, Manson Publishing…
Best Practice Best Practice provides the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. It provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking
BMJ Journals Collection BMJ Journals Collection comprises of 22 leading medical titles on specialist clinical areas, public health and evidence-based medicine. Available in print and online.
BMJ Learning BMJ Learning is an interactive website designed for all healthcare professionals to support their personal development, learning and CME (Continuing Medical Education) needs.
BNF and BNF for children – from Medicines Complete Guidance on the actions and uses of drugs prescribed in the UK
British National Formulary The official website of the British National Formulary, providing UK Healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
EBSCOhost databases EBSCO offers the largest scholarly full text collections in the world covering virtually every area of academic study, as well as linking technology integrating library resources, essentially creating a one-stop research environment for researchers.
Informa Healthcare Publisher of over 170 pharmaceutical, life science and medical journals, Informa Healthcare provides a wealth of high impact research and review journals
internurse.com Online archive of 9000+ peer-reviewed nursing and midwifery articles from MA Healthcare Ltd publications
JAMA Network Journals JAMA Network Journals publish original high quality, high impact clinical and research articles on a diverse range of medical topics.
Map of Medicine The Map of Medicine is an online knowledge resource that visually organises the latest medical research evidence and best patient practice guidelines.
Micromedex (Health Care Series, Martindale) Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit Unbiased, authoritative drug, acute care, toxicology, patient, education and alternative medicine databases providing trusted clinical decision support.
MyiLibrary MyiLibrary provides a faster and easier way to access collections of books, reports, journals, bulletins and other documents published by inter-governmental organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and International Labour Organisation.
NHS Evidence Journals and Databases The NHS Evidence Journals and Databases service brings together all NHS library and information services, and working with other service providers, this aims to deliver the best health library service to all NHS staff, students, patients and carers.
NICE BNF and BNFC Mobile Applications Mobile Application access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC)
Ovid Online Access to databases and full text for the HealthCare and Academic communities. Such as AMED, British Nursing Index, Cinahl, Embase, IBSS, Inspec, Medline, PsycInfo & Journals@Ovid.
Oxfordonline.com: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit and some NW NHS Trusts Products hosted on the oxfordonline.com domain including Oxford Medical Handbooks Online
Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world.
ProQuest New Platform ProQuest Online Databases.
Royal Marsden Manual Online: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online Edition. Complete clinical procedure management online!
SAGE Journals Journal content JUST ADDED (PDFs, html abstracts) delivery platform.
ScienceDirect Access over 1500 scientific, technical & medical peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science and other publishers. Search over 40 million abstracts from scientific articles. Link out to articles from over 80 other publishers.
UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicine Guide The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide Online provides online access to key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines.
Wiley Online Library Access an extensive range of quality journals, reference works and Current Protocols online, covering a range of scientific, medical, technical and professional disciplines.
Your RSM Press Journals Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
With the all the usernames and passwords each of us needs to remember today, it’s very common to suddenly discover we’ve mislaid or forgotten the odd one, especially if you haven’t used them for a while. If this should happen to you with your Athens password, its easy to remedy. Simply go to: http://www.openathens.net/nhs_users.php
To reset your password, enter your OpenAthens username and the email address you used to register the account in the boxes provided. If you have forgotten this information then contact the Athens administrator for the Trust, firstname.lastname@example.org
OpenAthens, formerly NHS Athens, is an access management system provided by Eduserv, which enables eligible users to access the online content (see below). Registration for OpenAthens is free by going online and completing a simple form at https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/ It is best to register from an NHS computer and you will need to quote your NHS email address. Once this is done you will receive an activation email together with your username.
Your personal username and password will provide access to NICE Evidence Services (a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice) formerly known as NHS Evidence. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence. Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence based decisions. NICE Evidence Services consists of the following 6 resources
- Evidence Search which provides free open access to a unique index of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information.
- Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS), which provides access to an extensive set of journals and bibliographic databases. These are purchased by NICE on behalf of the NHS.
- Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) which provide primary care practitioners with access to evidence-based guidance on over 300 key conditions presenting in primary care.
- BNF microsite which provides open access to BNF content across the UK.
- UK DUETS, a database of Evidence Uncertainties which provides research funders and researchers access to the ‘known unknowns’ in the evidence base.
- Bulletins, Alerts and Evidence Awareness service which helps busy professionals keep up to date with important new evidence.
If you need any assistance signing up for OpenAthens or using any of the NICE Evidence Services, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Library staff.
01625661362 or email email@example.com
Published in the form of an update, Carole is hoping to:
- bring together a range of recently-published research reports, articles and electronic resources to help OTs keep up-to-date with developments.
- remind readers of OT Update of the services available from the Staff Library Service – we can supply you with 1:1 or small group training in literature searching skills; obtain full-text articles for you; or provide services in literature searching to help you with your research tasks.
- respond to your information needs – if you have any suggestions on the type of information sources you would find helpful in future editions of OT Update, then please let us know.
Carole also offers similar updates for Dietetics staff and Speech and Language Therapists. If you haven’t received your ‘update’ via email already you can always request one by contacting Carole direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help with Athens
The Athens portal allows you to download the full text of articles, where the Trust has a subscription to the appropriate publisher. These are noted at the end of an abstract. You will need an Athens username and password to use the system, to register please log on to: https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/
If you are new to Athens and would like help in registering and starting to use Athens, please contact Carole Keeling (Outreach Librarian) who can come to your workplace and help you get started.
Please email email@example.com, or phone ext. 1547 to make an appointment – a 30 minute slot will get you up and running!
Type this web address in to your browser: http://search.proquest.com/
then ignoring the username and password section shown in the diagram above, click on the Athens login and complete your details on the next page.
It’s a good time to remind everyone who has registered for an Athens account, of all the electronic resources it provides access to via NHS Evidence.
Clicking on this link will take you to a complete list of nationally purchased databases and journals (correct as at Nov 2012).
If you haven’t registered for Athens yet, then follow this link – it only takes a couple of minutes and all you need is your NHS Mail address. If you would like a refresher about getting the best from your Athens account, please call 01625 66 1362.
Analysis of the Staff Library Services shows a growing interest in evidenced based health information.
Whilst collating the Annual Report, some interesting data confirmed our impressions that the Library had been busier than ever! In fact we (the Staff Library) processed a total of 746 requests for journal articles and books in the 12 months, an average of 63 per month. Of these only 79 were not able to be satisfied either by us or our wide network of suppliers. “This is almost double the volume of requests placed in the previous 12 months”, said Angela.
Books lent: 8,105 items of stock were circulated to borrowers from both Trust staff and our North West regional network. This is an increase of 2,000 items over the previous 12 months.
New members: Library membership grew as 590 new members of staff and students were welcomed to the Staff Library over the last 12 months.
NHS Athens Use: 254 new Athens accounts were registered during the 12 months, bringing the total to 589 accounts. The increase came largely from community staff who signed up in order to access the electronic books. Monthly usage reports indicate a steady average of around 560 hits of Athens resources per month. This has increased from an average of just 330 previously and reflects not only increased awareness but the interest and relevance our increased collection has to our membership.
Training: Following poor uptake of regular scheduled training sessions while at the same time seeing an increase in demand for ad hoc or customized group sessions, we replaced our advertised sessions with a flexible program. This meant we were able to run 125 sessions in total and were able to deliver these to staff at a time and place that suited them. This has proved to be more satisfactory for both library staff and users.
The newly redesigned NHS Evidence Healthcare Databases search (HDAS) will be launched later this week. Look out for more news about the improvements and differences from 31 May when it goes live.
Your existing NHS Athens usernames and passwords will enable you to access not just the regular databases (BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE etc) and The Cochrane Library but ejournals and ebooks too.
*** If you do not yet have an Athens account then please follow this link and sign up today for free. Make sure you quote your NHSnet email address for instant access. If you experience any difficulty please email Jan Read or contact the Staff Library on 01625 661362
Several new ebook titles have been added to the Community page – please make sure you have your Athens account details before following the links.
If you haven’t yet registered for Athens, please follow the link below to https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/ and complete the online form. Registration is free but you will need your NHSNet email address.
Ebsco Publishing is offering free one hour online training sessions to NHS Athens users on NHS Evidence.
Please see the attached flyer which provides full details of session dates, times, requirements and how to book.
Using the Health Business Elite database which contains full text content from over 600 journals, this course is suitable for anyone working in hospital/healthcare management, administration, marketing and human resources.
If you would like to take part in one of the training sessions but don’t yet have an Athens account, simply complete the online registration form at https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/ quoting your nhs.net email address.