Resource of the week #17: Cinahl

What is it?
The Cinahl database is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. It is a key database allowing you to search across a range of nursing and allied health focused publications, so that you can find articles for your search.

Key Features
We provide access to the Cinahl database via 2 routes:
  1. Ebsco databases – for Keele staff and students
  2. HDAS databases – for NHS staff
Both these routes allow you to use the following functionality:
  • Perform simple and advanced searching
  • Use thesaurus searching
  • Save searches
  • Export results
  • Access some full-text articles
How can it help you?
The Cinahl database allows you to search a wide range of nursing and allied health focused publications, to find the research you need for your assignments, dissertations and research.

How to access it?
Cinahl is available on the Internet via the Ebsco databases, to both our Keele and NHS users.
You will need to log on:
Video demo
We have created a video showing Keele students how to log on to Cinahl from the Health Library website.

Try our Using Cinahl etutorial to get started using the Ebsco Cinahl database. This includes short video demonstrations from ebsco of how to use Cinahl.

More help?
For more help check our online guides section:

Finding NHS Resources

Want to know what NHS-based resources you can access?
Complete our etutorial Finding NHS Resources to learn about the book, journals and databases that are bought for NHS staff.

How can the Health Library support NHS staff?

The Health Library is here to support NHS staff as well as Keele University students. We have a number of services especially to support NHS staff. Learn more about how we can help you by completing our online tutorial Supporting NHS Staff.

You'll find out about our:

  • Facilities
  • Services
  • NHS Resources

Resource of the week #16: PEDro

What is it?
PEDro is a physiotherapy evidence database. It provides a searchable database of hundreds of thousands of high-level research papers such as:
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical practice guidelines
Where possible a link to the full-text is given, however you may need to check our (Keele and NHS) databases for access or request an inter-library loan.

Key Features
You can use the simple search interface or the advanced search interface to search for publications. The advanced search function allows you to select from a range of drop-down lists for:
  • Therapy
  • Problem
  • Body Part
  • Subdiscipline
  • Topic

This can help you to focus your search.

Here is an example of a search item.
Screen-shot of an article on the PEDro database

You can also sign-up for the “Evidence in your Inbox” bulletin. You will then receive the latest additions to the database directly in your inbox.

How can it help you?
This is a really useful database if you are studying or researching treatments related to the physical therapies.

How to access it?
The PEDro website is freely available on the Internet where you can search it. You may need to check the subscriptions at your institution to be able to access the full-text of the articles.

More Help
You can find more information about the PEDro website from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the website. This includes information about how articles are selected to be added to the database.

You can find help on how to use the search tools on the PEDro website from the Search Help section.

The PEDro website also includes a tutorials section where you can find help relating to:
  • How to ask a clinical question
  • Is the trial valid?
  • Is the therapy clinically useful?
  • PEDro scale training program

Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, 9e, has been temporarily removed from all ClinicalKey products due to the discovery of several drug dosage errors

Alert: On January 12, 2018, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice9e, was temporarily removed from all ClinicalKey products due to the discovery of several drug dosage errors.
The title will be reposted to ClinicalKey products upon correction of the dosage errors.

Get Started at the Health Library

Have you visited the Health Library yet? Try our online virtual tour Using the Health Library to find out how we can support you.

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants Renewed for UHNM

The British Journal of Healthcare Assistants has been renewed for another year. This is available online, accessible for staff at UHNM via your NHS Athens username.

This journal publishes a range of articles to support healthcare assistants, providing examples of good practice and supporting CPD.