Archive for August, 2008

New, improved, shiny computers

Over the summer new high-spec computers were installed in our computers rooms. One major improvement is that USB sticks can now automatically be recognized, making downloading or saving your work much smoother and trouble-free.
NHS staff are given network logins to access the library computers once they have joined the library-just show your card at our computer room helpdesk next time you are in to pick-up your login.

August 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

“Our (NHS) survey said…..”

St. George’s Library staff would like to say many thanks to the 250+ NHS staff who gave us your views on the quality of library services during our online survey in July. The good news is that nearly 90% of you are overall satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of our services.
However there were lots of constructive ideas about how we can improve our services, which we aim to address over the next few months. If you were one of the people who asked us to ‘tell you more’ about one of our services then you should receive an email soon. A more detailed survey report will be published on our website in September.
Finally, congratulations go to Amal Kaur, WPCT dental officer, who won our prize draw of a £150 donation to her charity of choice, Wandsworth’s Disability and Social Care Advice Service.

August 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Hot off the press- new books

You may have noticed our new new books stand near the self-issue machines featuring books and reports recently added to the collection. An extensive list of new stock bought in June and July can also be found here

Titles include Anatomy questions for the MRCS, NCEPOD’s report, A Sickle Cell Crisis, Cancer nursing: care in context, Advanced dental nursing, a new edition of Tidy’s Physiotherapy, The invisible man: a self-help guide for men with eating disorders, compulsive exercise and bigorexia, Governing the NHS and the intriguingly titled How not to be a doctor.

To find these and other books search the library catalogue at http://unicorn.sgul.ac.uk

August 29, 2008 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

NHS E-books

More than 400 e-book titles are available using an NHS Athens password, including several of the ‘Oxford Handbook…’ series such as the

Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oxford Handbook of General Practice

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine

Go to: http://www.library.nhs.uk/booksandjournals/ebooks to search or browse  for these and other titles.  NHS Athens  password required for access.

August 29, 2008 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment


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