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Please note printing and photocopying services will be unavailable on Wednesday 19th September from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

The external support company which provides the infrastructure for SGUL Central Secure Printing will be upgrading our CPS systems, this will require closing our servers for an estimated 3 hours.

CPS apologises for this break in service but this is a essential upgrade.  Please ensure you have printed all your requirements for that day by 6.00pm.

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September 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Changes to the Cochrane Library

On September 15 2012, The Cochrane Library will be updating its search interfaces. It is the first of a series of phased implementations.

There will be major changes to the layout of the search page and new search features including:

  • Auto-suggest features within both basic and MeSH search functions
  • Updated display of search results and filtering options
  • Ability to view search terms and results on the same page
  • Ability to insert lines and add one search to one another
  • Improved MeSH look-up feature
  • Hover-over Tool Tips giving a brief explanation of the functions

Note: 24 hours prior to the update, users will not be able to save new searches or edit previous searches.  The ability to view articles and run saved searches will not be affected.

For a PowerPoint demonstration outlining the new features, or to see the FAQ and any additional information as they become available visit this site

September 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

September 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

“The National Elf service” new evidence based information resources

These little helpers make up a new set of freely available resources designed to allow healthcare professionals to keep up to date with the latest evidence in their field through bite sized pieces of information posted on daily blogs.

The Elves already up and running are listed below.

In addition The Mental Elf  App is now available from the iTunes store, you can get it here: http://ow.ly/djR00 (App costs £2.99)

“The newly launched Mental Elf app sends one ‘golden nugget’ of mental health information directly to your smartphone  each day making it easier than ever before for mental health  practitioners to keep up-­‐to-­‐date with the very latest, pertinent research.”

September 14, 2012 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Free online training in using Health Business Elite database

As part of the contract with the NHS, 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 know more about the scope of Health Business Elite, when to use Health Business Elite and will have seen how to:

 

  • Access Health Business Elite™
  • Perform keyword searches
  • Use specific field codes to focus a search
  • Use truncation to search for words with multiple endings
  • Combine search terms
  • Apply limits to refine searches
  • Manage your results including number of articles to display and sort

 

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.  The available sessions are listed below.  Please click on the date of your choice and you will be directed to a self registration page.

Thursday 11th October 10.30am

Thursday 8th November 2.00pm

You will be registered automatically.  If you haven’t received your confirmation after 2 hours please check your junk / spam email folder.  If you have any questions please get in touch with Richard at the email address above.

September 14, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Free Online training in using CINAHL Database

As part of the contract with the NHS, EBSCO Publishing is offering free online basic and advanced training sessions to NHS England users through the HDAS interface on NHS Evidence.  These sessions are open to anyone within NHS England.

CINAHL® with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. 

This database also provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.3 million records. Subject coverage includes: nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

Session outline

By the end of these sessions you will know more about the scope of CINAHL with full-text, when to use CINAHL with full-text and will have seen how to:

 

Basic sessions

  • Perform keyword and subject headings searches
  • Use specific field codes to refine a search
  • Use truncation to search for words with multiple endings
  • Combine searches to focus your search
  • Apply limits to refine your results e.g. publication dates, age, gender etc.
  • Manage your results including number of articles to display and sort

 

Advanced sessions

  • Re-run saved searches across the databases
  • Search across multiple databases
  • Remove duplicate search results
  • Search for authors and journal titles
  • Change the results’ page and export options
  • Create search alerts to keep up-to-date

 

Training sessions 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.  The available sessions are listed below.  Please click on the date of your choice and you will be directed to a self registration page.

 

Basic Advanced
 

Tuesday 2nd October 10.00am

Thursday 1st November 2.00pm

 

Thursday 20th September 10.00am

Tuesday 16th October 2.00pm

Wednesday 14th November 10.00am

 

   

You will be registered automatically.  If you haven’t received your confirmation after 2 hours please check your junk / spam email folder.  If you have any questions please get in touch with Richard at the email address above.

September 14, 2012 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Library Induction for NHS Staff

Wednesday 12th September 10.00-10.30,

Library Training Room, Library, 1st Floor Hunter Wing

This session is available to all new staff members based at St. George’s or  the community as well as current staff  wishing to refresh their knowledge of how the library can support their evidence based practice, teaching and learning.

The session incorporates a tour of the Library, an introduction to the resources and services available to NHS users, the basics of using the Library catalogue and regsitering to use the Library and online Athens resources.

Guides to resources and services are available to take away. A tailored programme of further training can be arranged.

To book email liblearn@sgul.ac.uk or just turn up.

September 10, 2012 at 11:12 am Leave a comment


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