Academy Library Specialist Book Display – this month reflective practice

April 1, 2016 by

The Academy Library will have a monthly book display dedicated to a specialist topic. This month’s display is reflective practice.

Visit the library to view the collection, or click on this link for a detailed list.

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Library Event!

March 29, 2016 by

Win a  £10  Amazon voucher or free book worth £40! Simply attend our ClinicalKey open day April 4th 11am to 3pm in the Library where specialist training will be on hand.

Contact the Library for more information.

Library Newsletter March / April 2016

March 2, 2016 by

The March / April edition of the Library Newsletter is now available to view from our webpage.

Print copies are also available in the library.

Academy Library Specialist Book Display – this month fiction

March 1, 2016 by

The Academy Library will have a monthly book display dedicated to a specialist topic. This month’s display is fiction.

Visit the library to view the collection, or click on the Book/Resources link for a detailed list.


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DynaMed Plus® trial

March 1, 2016 by

We currently have a trial access to DynaMed Plus. This is an improved and enhanced version of DynaMed and is the next-generation clinical information resource that decreases time to answer for the busy clinician. DynaMed Plus provides evidence-based content written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis to help clinicians in their daily practice.

To access DynaMed Plus, click here. An OpenAthens login is required

You can also access DynaMed Plus from within the Trust without needing to login.

To find out more about DynaMed Plus click here

To find out how to download the DynaMed Plus app for your mobile device click here

Nursing and Midwifery Journals

January 25, 2016 by

We are pleased to announce that you now have online access to the following collection of quality nursing and midwifery journals on our webpage including:

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
British Journal of Community Nursing
British Journal of Healthcare Management
British Journal of Hospital Medicine
British Journal of Midwifery
Independent Nurse select
International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
Journal of Health Visiting
Journal of Paramedic Practice
Journal of Wound Care
Nurse Prescribing
Nursing & Residential Care
Practice Nursing

And many more! All titles can be accessed via the Academy Library Catalogue at All titles can be accessed via our catalogue or you  can login using OpenAthens at to search across 25 titles and over 45,000 articles.

For more information and to see the complete list of titles available, click here.

Literature searching service available from the Academy Library

December 7, 2015 by

Do you need a literature search?
The Academy Library will do your literature search for you within 48 hours of receipt. The service is free and is available to all clinical and non-clinical staff at UHSM.
You can request a search using the online form available form the library webpage or intranet page, or by clicking here.

Academy Library Book Sale!

December 2, 2015 by

Grab yourself a bargain at the Academy Library book sale on now! 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.

New library app now available!

November 10, 2015 by

The library app is now available for Apple and Android!

Get started by downloading Library Link from your mobile App store, then:

  • go to a computer and login in to your library account here
  • go to My Library Account, then Details
  • scroll to the bottom of the page to find your QR code
  • open the App on your mobile device and click on the Scan Setup Code button and scan your QR code
  • you will see your information automatically scanned into your device
  • enter the password you normally use to login to your library account and tap Save
  • you are now registered to use the App

 Contact the library team if you need a library login account

 You can use the Library Link App to:

  • Search for available resources
  • View and place a renewal for your loaned items.
  • Check your alert messages
  • View library information
  • Scan ISBNs or barcodes to automatically retrieve resources from the system
  • View the library’s latest resources

New management e-books

October 26, 2015 by

The library has a selection of pocketbooks ideal for management and human resources staff. These are available as e-books accessible with your OpenAthens login from any computer.

Topics include:
Emotional intelligence
Managing change
And others. To view the complete list click here.

Information about obtaining an OpenAthens login can be found here.

New medical books!

October 20, 2015 by

We have just received the first shipment of new undergraduate medical books. These are already flying off the shelf so be quick if you don’t want to miss out!

Pass the PSA
ECG made simple
Macleod’s clinical examination
History taking
Essential examination
and more!

New books for LEAD courses

October 19, 2015 by

The library has updated its collection to incorporate books for the LEAD reading lists. There is now a wide range of titles available for the following courses:

Business Case Development
Thinking Resiliently
Communicating with Others
Coaching Skills
Customer Service Skills
Effective Appraisals
Effective Meetings
Emotional Intelligence
Influencing Skills
Leadership Behaviours
Managing Change
Managing Difficult Conversations
Mentally Healthy Workplaces
Networking Skills
Prevention & Management of Stress in the Workplace
Time Management
Training Skills
Presenting with Confidence
Emotional Intelligence
Recruitment Process Training
Understanding Stress
Managing Sickness Absence

To see a complete list of books click here

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Free book loans!

September 2, 2015 by

It is now free of charge to request a book from North West regional libraries! If you would like a book not available from the library you can request it through the Inter Library Loan service. You can also check for your book on the North West Health Libraries Online Catalogue (NWOPAC), accessible from our webpage.

All other Inter Library Loan / Document Supply charges remain unchanged. Speak with a member of staff for more details.

Click here to view the full price list.

New Books!

September 2, 2015 by

The library has received a large selection of new books on subjects such as radiology, patient-centered care, portfolios, medical interviews, cardiology, physiology, pathology and histopathology, geriatrics, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, physical examination, DROCG and OSCE revision, non-medical prescribing and many more!

The entire collection can be viewed here.

For more information please speak with a member of staff.

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Library News August / September 2015

August 17, 2015 by
The August / September Library newsletter is now available to view from our website, or access it here.

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