Can you find an article from the reference?

When you are given an article reference do you know where to start looking?

Our new etutorial - Find an Article from a Reference - will take you through the steps to follow to find the full-text for an article.

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Resource of the week #7: e-Learning for Healthcare

What is it?
e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is an online learning hub provided by Health Education England (HEE). Here you can find a wide range of learning modules created in partnership with HEE.

Key Features
The e-Learning modules available:
  • Cover a wide range of healthcare-related topics, both clinical and non-clinical; you can find a list of some of the programmes available here
  • Include interactivity
  • Include multi-media elements such as video, audio and animations
  • Are available via the Internet 24/7

Screen-shot of the e-Learning for Healthcare homepage

How can it help you?
You may be directed to take certain modules by your tutors, supervisors or managers.
You can take modules to complete continuous professional development (CPD) activities.

How to access it?
The e-Learning for Healthcare hub is available via the Internet. You can log in with your NHS Athens username. Note that the first time that you log in you will be prompted to complete a registration form. This resource is available to all NHS users.


More help?
For more help and support please see the e-Learning for Healthcare website.

Don't you forget about us...

As the new term is well underway, here are a few resources to remind returning students that the library is here to support them.
  • Health Library Introduction – short video giving you the basics of who we are and what we do.
  • Using the Health Library – students can try our interactive map to learn more about the services and facilities at the Health Library.
  • Getting Started – students can refresh their memory about our major resources.
  • Check Your Skills – our new etutorial can help students to assess their own information searching skills. It includes an action plan at the end to help students to develop their skills.
  • Information Skills – students can refresh their information and literature searching skills by completing our etutorials.

How do you find articles for your projects?

If you have a project - be it an assignment, dissertation, report or review - then you'll need to find articles based on a similar topic.

Try our etutorial - Find an Article for a Project - to learn about the steps you need to take to find articles effectively.

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ClinicalKey Content Updates: November 8, 2017

New Clinical Overviews (past 30 days) – CK Global
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Digoxin, digitoxin, and other cardiac glycoside toxicity
  • Ethylene glycol toxicity
  • Lung cancer (non-small cell)
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Viral meningitis
Books Added – CK Global
Books Removed – CK Global
  • Adolescent Medicine (Slap, Gail) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323040730; Package/Collection: Pediatrics; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Kliegman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.
  • Albert & Jakobiec’s Principles & Practice of Ophthalmology (Albert, Daniel) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416000167; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Yanoff & Duker: Ophthalmology.
  • Chest X-Ray: A Survival Guide (de Lacey, Gerald) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030468; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Silva: The Teaching Files: Chest.
  • Chou’s Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice (Surawicz, Borys) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781416037743; Package/Collection: Cardiovascular Disease Extended; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Goldberger: Goldberger’s Clinical Electrocardiography.
  • Complications in Dermatologic Surgery (Nouri, Keyvan) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323045469; Package/Collection: Dermatology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Vidimos: Dermatologic Surgery.
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics (Ratcliffe, Stephen) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323043069; Package/Collection: Family Medicine; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Hacker: Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Human Biochemistry and Disease (Litwack, Gerald) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780124528154; Package/Collection: Advanced Basic Science; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Gaw: Clinical Biochemistry: An Illustrated Colour Text.
  • Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Mettler, Fred) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780721602004; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Dieterich: Practical Radiation Oncology Physics.
  • Medical Management of the Surgical Patient (Merli, Geno) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416023852; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Nguyen: Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient.
  • Sports Medicine Resource Manual, The (Seidenberg, Peter) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416031970; Package/Collection: Sports Medicine; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Miller: DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Resource of the week #6: Cochrane Library

What is it?
The Cochrane Library publishes analysis and reviews of research studies that look at the same problem. The aim is to combine research and develop a consensus view of the problem involved, based on the evidence.

The Cochrane Library also provides a database which allows you to complete searches against the systematic review collection as well as other collections. You can also browse through the topic list of systematic reviews.

Key Features
  • Systematic reviews are developed by completing systematic, detailed literature searches and critical appraisal to identify the relevant evidence.
  • Reviewers often perform meta-analysis to combine results.
  • Conclusions are drawn based on the overall evidence.
You can find details of the search within the full-text of the complete review.

Whilst reviews can be very detailed, technical and long, there is often a plain language summary.

How can it help you?
Cochrane Library systematic reviews can help you to:
  • Determine what the latest research about a topic says
  • Assess whether there is evidence already available for the topic you are looking at
  • Find existing articles on a topic, by checking the reference list
How to access it?
The Cochrane Library is freely available on the Internet. You can run searches and view the full-text of the Cochrane systematic reviews. However some of the articles returned via the search facility will not be available in full-text. You should check your Journal A-Z list to see if you have access.

Cochrane Library Video
What is a Cochrane Systematic Review?

Cochrane Library: Finding Systematic Reviews - here is an introduction to the Cochrane Library and demonstration of how to find a systematic review
Cochrane Library: Advanced Search - use the advanced search options to find systematic reviews and clinical trials

Did you know?
Cochrane produce a number of blogs, Evidently Cochrane, that discuss review findings and how they apply to practice.

More help?
Check our Cochrane Library help page for more help.

Do you know what academic articles are?

Do you know what academic articles are?

Try our new etutorial - What is an article? - to find out how to recognise and look for academic articles.

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