Ethos: Resource of the week #30

What is it?
EthOS is an e-theses online service provided by the British Library. Participating institutions can deposit a digital copy of the theses of their researchers so that they can be accessed by a wider audience.

Key Features
You can search the database of theses using a simple search box.
You can download a copy of a thesis – note that you will need to register in order to do this. Not all documents can be downloaded.

How can it help you?
You can use this database to check whether someone has produced a thesis in the topic area you are looking at.
You can view a copy of a thesis to see how they are laid out and constructed before you complete your own.

How to access it?
The Ethos database is freely available online. You will need to register and log in to download a copy of a thesis.

Here's how we help - 211 Article Requests Supplied

We help students, academics, researchers and NHS staff to access the articles that we don't subscribe to. Our library staff delivered 211 inter-library loan article requests.

If you are struggling to get full-text access to the articles you need, apply for an inter-library loan. You can find the details on our website.

211 ILL Supplied

Register with Athens - 136 of our users did this quarter

We help NHS users to access online resources - 136 staff members registered for an athens username in Jan-Mar 2018.

You can register by completing the online form; you'll then be able to access ejournals, ebooks and databases.

136 new athens users

BNF / BNFc: Resource of the week #29

What is it?
The BNF and BNFc are the British National Formulary and British National Formulary for Children. They are drug references, providing authoritative and practical information on the prescribing, monitoring and administration of drugs and medicines.

Key Features
The BNf and BNFc are available in a range of formats:

Print – a print cope of each text is always kept in the library; search our catalogue Library Search to find copies.

eBook - you can access the BNF & BNFc online via Medicines Complete. You will need either an NHS Athens account or Keele University computer login details. Search Library Search for the link or go directly to Medicines Complete.

On the Internet – the BNF and BNFc are available as part of NICE Evidence. You can access the content without logging in.

Mobile App – there is also an app version of the BNF / BNFc, see here for more details

You will find information about the drug, including:
  • Indications & dose
  • Cautions
  • Side-effects
  • Contra-indications
  • Interactions
  • And more
How can it help you?
The BNF and BNFc are essential tools for finding information about drugs and medicines.

ClinicalKey Content Updates: April 16, 2018

Journals Added – CK Global