Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

The Academy Library book sale is now on!

March 7, 2017


Resource of the month: HDAS

November 21, 2016

Resource of the month for November in the Academy Library is HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search) This is now available with printed guides and short videos to help you with the new format. For more details please contact  us: or call 291 5778 or simply drop in to the Academy Library, ground floor, ERC .image1

More new books!

February 3, 2015

The library has received another large shipment of books. Titles include:
ABC of hypertension
Key notes on plastic surgery
Symptom sorter
The nurse mentor‘s companion
Williams obstetrics: study guide
Critical care medicine at a glance
100 cases in obstetrics and gynaecology
Writing skills in nursing and healthcare : a guide to completing successful dissertations and theses
Cardiac pacemakers and resynchronization step by step : an illustrated guide
Practical gynaecological ultrasound
Beginning reflective practice
Quinn’s principles and practice of nurse education
Leadership: a critical text
Medical statistics made easy
Johns Hopkins textbook of cardiothoracic surgery
The biology of cancer
Essential revision notes for MRCP
MRCS A: essential revision notes
Numeracy and clinical calculations for nurses

Plus many  more! Contact the library for more information.


Medical Masterclass online

April 12, 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.

Google and Beyond! – how to safely search the Internet

August 31, 2012

We will be running a “Google and Beyond! – how to safely search the Internet” training course on September 25th 12:30 – 2:00.  The course will demonstrate how to identify reliable websites and accredited sources, perform more successful web searches, use Google advance search tools, Google Scholar and Google alerts.  For more information or to book a place contact Olivia Schaff on 291 5780.

Christmas opening times

December 1, 2011

The ERC Library will be closed from Monday 26th to 30th December. We will re-open Tuesday 3rd January 2012. The last day to submit inter-library loan requests will be Friday 16th December. You will still be able to access the Multimedia Room outside of Library opening hours. You will need your UHSM ID badge to enter the ERC and to swipe into the multimedia room. The out of hours entrance is the next door along from the Library main entrance in the atrium. To return books during this period you can use the book drop box located outside the library entrance.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

Would you like to borrow an iPad for a week?

December 1, 2011

An iPad in a clinical setting provides instant mobile access to current information. The iPad will make it easy to collaborate with colleagues remotely and access important information wherever your work takes you without having to look for a workstation. Check drug interactions, medical images, access medical databases, access ebooks and ejournals (Athens password required), show patients illustrations/pictures and information, use online training packages. Carrying an iPad gives you the Internet and its wealth of resources and information at your fingertips.

Please contact the library for more information.

Health & Wellbeing DVDs

December 1, 2011

We are please to announce that we have again been successful in bidding for external funding to develop our Health & Wellbeing collection.  We have purchased nearly 100 DVDs to help you keep fit, healthy and happy!  Please click here to see a full list of titles available.  DVDs can be borrowed by all staff free of charge for our normal loan period of three weeks.   All titles are also on our catalogue and on loan DVDs can be reserved online.

Literature searching training and services

December 1, 2011

One to one literature search training is provided by professionally qualified librarians and is available to all staff and students based at UHSM as well as MMHSCT staff.  Sessions usually last one hour and take place at the ERC Library or at your place of work if required.

You can book a one to one training session from our webpage, or speak with a member of staff for more information.

We also provide a Literature Search service if you wish for us to perform the search for you. You can fill out a literature search form online or in the library.

Too busy too get to the library?

December 1, 2011

We are happy to visit you at your place of work or attend one of your team meetings to find out more about your information needs and to keep you informed with the following:

· Accessing the latest e-resources
· How to effectively search health resources to find the latest evidence
· Accessing journals relating to your own specialist area
· The range of ways that you can keep up-to-date
· Services available to you such as literature searches, document supply and research support

To book a visit or to find out more, please call Stephen Woods on 291 5780.

Forthcoming training

September 28, 2011

Critical appraisal – an introduction
We are running two Critical Appraisal sessions over the forthcoming months. All staff are welcome.
17th October, 1:30 pm – 3.30 pm
11th November, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Seminar room 4 in the ERC.

Bitesize training sessions for personal assistants, secretaries, admin and clerical staff – Session two: “Searching For A Book or Journal Online”
18th October, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
19th October 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: ERC Library.

Library Resources and Literature Searching Skills for Management
We are running two literature searching skills training sessions specifically designed for anyone working in management.
26th October 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
27th October 2:00 pm –   3:30 pm
Location: ERC Library.

iPhone apps

September 28, 2011

Are you looking for some useful health related apps for your iPhone?  If the answer is yes, please CLICK HERE  to see a list of apps that you may find useful.

Health information web links

September 28, 2011

A large number of useful health related web links are available via the Databases and the web link on our homepage.  As well as links to clinical databases there are also numerous links to other websites covering subjects such as health statistics, literature searching, critical appraisal, web evaluation, medical images, patient information, official publications and referencing tools.  To see the full extent of these resources, CLICK HERE

The Six Book Challenge – your comments!

September 28, 2011

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Six Book Challenge.  Many of the participants have graciously allowed us to use their comments about some of the books they read.  We have used these in a book display which will allow you a chance to read people’s opinions about some of the books in our Fiction and Health and Wellbeing collection.  Come in today and take a look!

Royal Marsden 8th edition now available

September 28, 2011

The online version of the Royal Marsden 8th edition is now available.  You can access it from the Trust home page using your Athens password, via the link in our library catalogue or by clicking here.   There are also three hard copies available at the library.

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