Athens opens door to a wealth of information

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

Health Business Elite online training sessions – free for Athens users

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.

FREE 1HOUR online HDAS training for healthcare managers and administrators

Health Business Elite training on Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

EBSCO Publishing is offering free online training sessions to NHS England users through the HDAS interface on NHS Evidence. These sessions are open to anyone within NHS England.

Health Business™ Elite contains full-text content for nearly 600 journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Harvard Business Review, Health Facilities Management, Health Management Technology, Healthcare Financial Management, Marketing Health Services, Materials Management in Health Care, Modern Healthcare, and more.

This database provides comprehensive journal content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance.

Session outline

By the end of the session you will have seen how to:

· Identify different search modes e.g. phrase searching, searching with AND, OR, NOT

· Utilise specific field codes to refine a search e.g. title, abstract, geography

· Use truncation to search for words with multiple endings e.g. hospital, hospitals, hospitalisation, hospitalization

· Combine searches to refine your search

· Apply limits to retrieve those pertinent to your search e.g. in a specific age group

· Manage your results including number of articles to display and sorting

· Link to the full text of the articles

This training will last up to 1 hour. There will be opportunity to ask questions throughout and at the end of the session. Your trainer for these sessions will be Richard Crookes [rcrookes@ebsco.com] previously a healthcare librarian in NHS England, now a Training Specialist for EBSCO in the UK and Ireland.

Session Dates and Booking information

You will need a PC with internet access to take part in the session and either a telephone or headphones to listen to the audio. HEADPHONES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STAFF LIBRARY. The available sessions are listed below. Please click on the date of your choice and you will be directed to a self registration page.

Tuesday 17 January 2012 2.00pm

Wednesday 8 February 2012 10.30am

Thursday 8 March 2012 11.00am

You will be registered automatically. If you haven’t received your confirmation after 2 hours please check your junk / spam email folder.