ClinicalKey App unavailable from the App store

The Elsevier ClinicalKey Apple App is currently unavailable.  It  has been removed from the App store due to some changes Apple have introduced. Elsevier are currently working to resolve the problem.

The Android App is still available, and if users have already installed the Apple App it should not be affected.

ClinicalKey Content Updates: May 14, 2018

New Clinical Overviews – CK Global
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Williams syndrome
Journal Added
Journals Removed
  • Digestive and Liver Disease Supplement; ISSN: 1594-5804; Package/Collection: Gastroenterology-Hepatology; Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Digestive and Liver Disease
  • European Journal of Radiology Extra; ISSN: 1571-4675; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; Discontinued. Recommended alternative – European Journal of Radiology
Books Added – CK Global
Books Removed – CK Global
  • Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery (Frantzides, Constantine) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416041085; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Vernon: Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques.
  • Cell and Tissue Based Molecular Pathology: A Volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series (Tubbs, Raymond) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780443069017; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Kierszenbaum: Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology, 4e.
  • Dermatologic Surgery (Vidimos, Allison) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030499; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Usatine: Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice.
  • General Dermatology (Schwarzenberger, Kathryn) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030932; Package/Collection: Dermatology. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Bolognia: Dermatology, 4e.
  • Physiology and Medicine of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Neuman, Tom) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416034063; Package/Collection: Pulmonary Disease. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Weinberger: Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, 7e.
  • Practical Guide to Neurogenetics (Warner, Thomas) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780750654104; Package/Collection: Neurology. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Daroff: Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, 7e.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Hochberg, Marc) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323054751; Package/Collection: Rheumatology. Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Hochberg: Rheumatology, 7e.

Keele A-Z eJournal List: Resource of the week #33

What is it?
The Keele A-Z eJournals List details all the online journal titles that Keele University subscribes to.

Key Features
You can use the list to:
  • Browse for a title using the A-Z links
  • Search for a journal title
  • View the holdings available
  • Use the online link to go to the journal page and access the full-text
How can it help you?
The Keele A-Z journal list helps you to find the full-text of articles. Full-text may not always be via the publisher page, thus it is always important to check the A-Z to see if the title is available elsewhere eg a database or other platform.

NHS library members may have access to Keele networked resources via the Keele network. Ask for a temporary login at the counter.

How to access it?
The Keele journals A-Z list is available on the Internet via Library Search. You do not need a log in to see what is available on the list. However you will need a Keele computer login to access the full-text of any articles.

Video demo
This video shows you how to find a journal on the Keele journals A-Z.

We have an etutorial Finding Keele eJournals, that explains Keele ejournals.

There is also a short step-by-step demo on our blog

More help?

ClinicalKey users in UK now have access to local drug information - BNF and BNFc

Elsevier has added British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) content to ClinicalKey. As of the 30th of April 2018, the new content is available within Clinical Key to users within the UK and Ireland.

Screen-shot of Clinical Key drug titles

Clinical Key is available to UHNM athens users. For more help see our website.

Current Awareness Pages Updates

The Current Awareness pages and RSS feeds have been updated to remove journals no longer available via our subscriptions.

For more help on keeping up-to-date check the Current Awareness section on the website.

Library and Knowledge Service for NHS Ambulance Services in England

A new Library and Knowledge Service is available for staff working for Ambulance services in England. 

Here you can:

  • find support for athens accounts
  • apply for an inter-library loan for articles
  • request a literature search
  • sign-up for current awareness bulletins
  • access links to resources
  • browse guides to help you

Screen-shot of LKS for ambulance staff

CASP Checklists: Resource of the week #32

What is it?
CASP is the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. This is a skills programme devised by a training and consultancy firm to help users to learn about and understand the critical appraisal of healthcare–related studies.

Part of the programme provides checklists to help users to systematically critically appraise studies. These checklists are available online.

Key Features
Checklists are available for a range of study types:
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Qualitative Studies
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Case Control Studies
  • Cohort Studies
You can either print off the checklist or fill it in online and then download and save it.

How can it help you?
The CASP checklists prompt you to think about various aspects of a study in order to help you to decide whether the study is valid, the results make sense and it is relevant to your question.

How to access it?
The checklists are freely available online.

Our etutorial Critical Appraisal Tools will help you to discover other tools that can help you to critically appraise studies.

Did you know?
CASP also have a Glossary of useful terms relating to healthcare research and studies.

More help?
The Health Library also runs Critical Appraisal courses for beginners. Here you can practice appraising a paper along with a librarian and other attendees. To attend the course book online or talk to one of our trainers.