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Resource of the week #3: NICE Guidelines

What is it?
NICE is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. They provide evidence-based guidance and advice to the health, public health and social care sectors.

Key Features
They provide guidance on a wide range of topics and service areas:

  • Conditions and diseases
  • Health Protection
  • Lifestyle and wellbeing
  • Population Groups
  • Service delivery, organisation and staffing
  • Settings
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How can it help you?
NICE guidelines include recommendations of care and treatment. Some can provide tools to help you to implement the guidelines. NICE provide references of the evidence that has been used to compile the guideline.

How to access it?
NICE Guidelines are freely available on the Internet. You can browse through the sections or complete a simple search.

NICE have their own YouTube channel where you can find more information about them as well as more information about specific guidelines.

Did you know?
You can get the latest news and guidance releases by following NICE on Twitter or signing up to receive the newsletters and alerts.

ClinicalKey Content Update: October 12, 2017 - new titles for plastic surgery

Books Added – CK Global
Please note that the following titles are now live on CK Global. They replace the 3rd edition of Neligan: Plastic Surgery, which was ISBN 9781437717334.

How can you find good quality information on the Internet?

Try our new etutorial Finding Information on the Internet to help you to get good quality information for your work and studies.

You'll learn:

  • what is good quality information
  • how the CRAAP test can help you
  • where to find library resources on the Internet
  • examples of free, good quality, healthcare-focused, online resources

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ClinicalKey Content Updates: October 9, 2017

Journal Added – CK Global

Pediatric Dental Journal; Years of Coverage: 2014 to present; ISSN: 0917-2394; Package/Collection: Dentistry;

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • AIDS Therapy (Dolin, Raphael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067525; Package/Collection: Infectious Disease; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Volberding: Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine, 2e.
  • Kline & Hudson’s Nerve Injuries: Operative Results for Major Nerve Injuries, Entrapments, and Tumors (Kim, Daniel) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780721695372; Package/Collection: Neurosurgery; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Kim: Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 2e.
  • Levin and O’Neal’s The Diabetic Foot (Bowker, John) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780323041454; Package/Collection: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Azar: Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, 13e.
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Applications and Pathophysiology (Papadakos, Peter) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780721601861; Package/Collection: Critical Care Medicine; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine.
  • Ophthalmic Clinical Procedures (Eperjesi, Frank) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780080449784; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Elliott: Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care, 4e.
  • Practical Guide to the Care of the Gynecologic/Obstetric Patient (Danakas, George) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323047081; Package/Collection: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Hacker: Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6e.
  • Putterman’s Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery (Fagien, Steven) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780721602547; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Long: Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Oculoplastic Surgery.
  • Roy and Fraunfelder’s Current Ocular Therapy (Roy, F. Hampton) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781416024477; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Yanoff & Duker: Ophthalmology, 4e.
  • Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon (Keighley, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780702027239; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Fleshman: Atlas of Surgical Techniques for Colon, Rectum and Anus.

Resource of the week #2: Journals List

What is it?

We have a number of journals lists which allow you to search for our subscribed journal titles. The journals that you have full-text access to will depend on the organisation that you work for / study with.

Our journals include scholarly articles that report on research, reviews and reflection of practice. These are essential for your studies and provide evidence for healthcare decisions.

Key Features
  • You can search the journals list for a particular journal title.
  • You can also browse through the NHS list using the A-Z links.
  • The entry for the journal title will include a link where you can access the full-text.
  • Note that the link may go to a database, where we have a subscription, rather than the publisher’s site.
  • You will need to log in to access the full-text; use either your Keele computer login or your NHS Athens username.

How can it help you?

You may come across references for articles, either via a reading list, a database search or just recommended reading from a colleague. If you need to access a particular article like this, always check whether it is available via our journals lists.

How to access it?

To view your NHS-subscribed journals you will need to log in to the list with your NHS Athens username.
The Keele University list of journal titles can be viewed from Library Search, no log in required. However you will need to log in to actually view any full-text.
The list print journals is also available to view via Library Search.

Video demo

Here is a demo of how to find a Keele ejournal:


Our online etutorials can help you to find journals:

Did you know?

We subscribe to BMJ Case Reports where you can also publish your own case reports.

More help?

You can find more help about accessing journals from the online guides section of our website.

Introduction to Referencing and Plagiarism

Why is referencing so important?
How can you avoid plagiarism?

Find out by completing our new etutorial: Introduction to Referencing and Plagiarism

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