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New Books!

November 29, 2013

The Library has received a selection of new books now available for loan. Titles include a selection of Oxford Handbooks, The ABC series, Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Neuroanatomy, Vaughan & Asbuy’s General Ophthalmology and many many more!

Please remember, the UHSM Academy Library is for ALL staff and students and the expansion of the above collections now means we have something for everyone! Contact the UHSM Academy Library for more information.


September 22, 2013

Anatomy TV is an Interactive online anatomy resource and is now available to you via your Athens login. The two areas available are:

1. Human Anatomy Regional Series
Featuring the following 9 regional titles with interactive anatomy and MRI section as well as clinical slides, text and videos:
* Head & Neck
* Spine
* Shoulder
* Hand
* Thorax & Abdomen
* Pelvis
* Hip
* Knee
* Foot & Ankle

2. Interactive Functional Anatomy
* Covers the whole body with over 80 muscle function animations.

To access this resource go to:
The Athens login prompt appears in the centre and on the right side of the screen.
For a guide on how to use, click here.

To access this resource go to:
The Athens login prompt appears in the centre and on the right side of the screen.
For a guide on how to use, click here.

We also have a special temporary trial for other specialties:

  • MSK Ultrasound: Upper Limb
  • Audiology
  • Anatomy for Otolaryngology
  • Dentistry
  • Radiology
  • Speech language pathology
  • Interactive Learning Activates for SLP
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Anatomy for Urology

Please contact the library to access these sections.

Academy Library Book Sale

August 28, 2013

Grab yourself a bargain at the Academy Library book sale beginning on the 2nd of September! We are selling a range of books withdrawn from stock which include older editions of popular medical textbooks. All books are priced at £1.00 or 5 for £4.

Research Scan

July 21, 2013

The Research Scan is a free service offered by the Health Foundation, an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK, that provides you with a monthly email summary of the top 60 articles about improving quality in healthcare.

Every month they scan thousands of journals then select and summarise the most interesting healthcare improvement studies.

The articles are grouped into four categories: person-centred care, patient safety, value for money and approaches for improvement.

Each month the articles are also added to the searchable Research Scan archive on the Health Foundation’s website, which is also free to use.

Signing up for the Research Scan is quick, free and will save you time getting the latest evidence.

For more information and to register for the email service or to search the database, visit:

Literature search training and services

July 21, 2013

One to one literature search training is provided by professionally qualified librarians and is available to all staff and students based at UHSM and MMHSCT.  Sessions usually last one hour and take place at the Library or in your place of work if required. Book a session from our webpage, or speak with a member of staff for more information.  We can also provide tailored training for groups.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss and arrange this.

We also provide a literature search service if you wish us to perform the search for you.  You can fill in a Literature Search Request Form online which is available from our homepage, or if you prefer you can fill in a print form at the Library.

New Library catalogue

July 21, 2013

We are please to announce that we now have a new online catalogue. The catalogue page also has a log in link which, if you have an account, will allow you to renew your loans, make reservations, update your own details and much more.
Please contact us if you wish to activate your account or if you need any help searching the catalogue.

Summer books!

July 21, 2013

Going away on holiday?  Need something to read other than ‘Kidney at a Glance’ or ‘Kumar and Clark’? Then check out our fantastic collection of Health and Wellbeing titles which include a wide variety of fiction, Books to Inspire, self-help, biographies and travel.

Come in and have a look today!

New UHSM Academy Library Online Accounts

May 28, 2013

The UHSM Academy Library now has a new online library system that allows you to access your own account. Having a library account will enable you to do the following online:

• Check on your current loans
• Renew your loans
• Make reservations
• Check on your reservations
• View recommended titles based on your borrower history
• View search results you have previously saved
• Change your password and personal details
• View any fines owing

How to set up your account: if you haven’t received an email with your log in details, please contact us and we will activate it for you.  If you require any help or further information, please contact the library team on 5778/5780 or email

The UHSM Academy Library now subscribes to Medical Masterclass online

May 28, 2013

Medical Masterclass is distance learning resource developed by Royal College of Physicians of London and aims to help candidates prepare for the MRCP(UK) exam (all parts). It is also an invaluable tool for continuing professional development.

Key features of Medical Masterclass:

  • Take mock MRCP(UK) part 1 and part 2 written exams online
  • A question bank consisting of approximately 3,000 MRCP(UK) part 1 and part 2 written exam type questions
  • A series of 30 question, 60 minute timed exams

See how your score compares to other users and how you perform in each of the different specialties that comprise the MRCP(UK) exams. Screencasts describing the format and stations of the PACES exam, giving examples of common scenarios and cases faced by candidates and most importantly explaining what PACES examiners are really looking for. Print editions of all 12 Medical Masterclass modules are also available from the Library.

If you would like access to the online Medical Masterclass, please contact the UHSM Academy Library.

Access will be for a three week period but renewals may be possible depending on demand.

NHS Athens now called OpenAthens

May 28, 2013

“NHS Athens” will now be referred to as “OpenAthens”. If you currently have an Athens password it will still be valid. When logging on to an electronic resource from the library website look for the OpenAthens login link. If you have trouble logging in please speak to a member of staff and we will gladly assist you.

Accessing Science Direct and Wiley journals from the Academy library online catalogue

May 28, 2013

To access Science Direct journals from our catalogue choose the NHS England Login link at the top right hand side of the journal webpage.

If you don’t see the NHS England link then click the Athens/Other Institution login link, choose OpenAthens Federation (Eduserve) from the drop down menu and click on the NHS England link from the list.

For Wiley ejournals click on Institutional login on the top right hand corner of the journal webpage. In the Institution Name field type in Wythenshawe Hospital or South Manchester and click the selection from the drop down menu. This will then direct you to the OpenAthens login page where you will login as normal.

If you have any questions please ask a member of library staff.

2013 Library Survey coming soon

May 28, 2013

The 2013 Library user survey will be sent out in June by email and the Daily Bulletin.  We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your comments and suggestions will ensure that the future development of our services and resources are based on your needs.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.

Library refurbishment update

May 28, 2013

We are currently refurbishing parts of the library; this should be completed in the next week or two. The new area will provide a bright comfortable seating space in which to, relax, work, and or study. It is an excellent space for you to connect to both UHSM and University of Manchester Wi-Fi using your mobile devices and laptops.  University of Manchester staff and students can also take advantage of the recently extended university . Both Wi-Fi connections cover the entire library.

If you have trouble locating any stock during this refurbishment period, please ask a member of library staff for assistance.

Upcoming Training Courses

May 28, 2013

We have updated the Course Calendar on the website to include all the training we will be offering until September. Sessions include Critical Appraisal and Bitesize Session 3: Searching for health Information. Please click on the following link to see all the courses available:

Library and Multimedia Room closure

April 12, 2013

The library & Multimedia will be closed for staff training from 8:30am to 1:00pm on the 24th of April and the 15th of May. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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