ClinicalKey Mobile App

You can now install the Clinical Key app and access evidence on the go.

You must have activated your account on Clinical Key. You can then go to your mobile store and download the app. You will be prompted to login – follow the openathens option and use your Athens username / password.

Features include:
  • Intuitive search, including keyword search with filtering, auto suggest and search history
  • Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, images, videos and more
  • Ability to bookmark and save items, synced with web application
  • Persistent login, enabling quick and easy access

ClinicalKey eBooks with Videos

Some of the ebooks within ClinicalKey now have accompanying videos. These are linked to the general content of the ebooks and include body part examination techniques.

To read ebooks and access the videos you need to have activated your account. On the ebook page you will see a new link if videos are available.

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Clicking the link will allow you to browse the index of videos associated with the book.

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You can then select the video title to view it. Use the video controls to play, pause, rewind or stop the video. Close the video page to go back to the ebook.
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ClinicalKey Content Updates: August 7, 2017

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • Facial Rejuvenation Surgery (Jones, Barry) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323048309; Package/Collection: Dermatology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Azizzadeh: Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation.
  • Handbook of Dialysis Therapy (Nissenson, Allen) 4th ed; ISBN: 9781416041979; Package/Collection: Nephrology; Title phased out of ClinicalKey. Recommended alternative – Himmelfarb: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation, 3e.
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology (Liacouras, Chris) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323032803; Package/Collection: Pediatrics; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Wyllie: Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 5e.
  • Rapid Diagnosis in Ophthalmology: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus(Strominger, Mitchell) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323051682; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Lambert: Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 5e.
  • Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy (Slutsky, David) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780443066979; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; Title phased out of ClinicalKey. Recommended alternative – Miller: Primer of Arthroscopy.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow the Health Library on twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest news about the library, services and resources. Including:

  • Training opportunities
  • eTutorials
  • Resource features
  • Skills development
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Videos
  • Tips and Tricks

Need to access Healthcare Info on the Go?

If you want to access our major resources via mobile devices, then check the Mobile Essentials for NHS page on our website.

Here you’ll find links and details about a range of information sources suitable for mobile devices – both apps and mobile-friendly websites.

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Access NHS-based Online Resources

Need to access journals, databases and ebooks? For all the links to our NHS-subscribed resources go to our Healthcare Resources page. There might be more there than you think.

You can try our etutorial “Finding NHS Resources” to learn more about our major resources.

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Have you registered for an NHS Athens account yet?

Still not sure if you should register for an NHS Athens username? Don’t miss out on access to online resources such as journals, databases and ebooks.

Our etutorial “NHS Athens Registration” shows you how to register – it’s really easy. Over 3,000 NHS staff across North Staffordshire have already done so.

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Join the Library

Are you just starting in the NHS in North Staffordshire? Did you know that you can join the Health Library?

NHS staff from our NHS partners can join the library. We have more than just books to help support your work. With your library card you will be able to:
  • Borrow items from the library (we have DVDs as well as books)
  • Request Inter-Library Loans
  • Request a Literature Search
  • Book on a training course
  • Access the Keele network via walk-in access
  • Pay for photocopying and printing
  • Access the library during evenings and weekends
Why don’t you come along and join. Complete our application form and bring it with your NHS ID to the library counter.

For access to our online resources make sure that you register for an NHS Athens username.

ClinicalKey Content Update: July 13, 2017

Book Added – CK Global

Please note that the following title is now live on CK Global.
Robotics and Digital Guidance in ENT–H&N Surgery (Lombard, Bertrand) 1e; ISBN: 9782294760129; Package/Collection:  Otolaryngology; New to CK; https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20170002653

ClinicalKey Content Updates: July 12, 2017

Journal Added – CK Global
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition (Endocrinolog√≠a, Diabetes y Nutrici√≥n, English Edition); formerly known as Endocrinology and Nutrition; Years of Coverage: 2017 to present; ISSN: 2530-0180; Package/Collection: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/journalIssue/25300180

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Orthopaedic Anesthesia (Boezaart, Andre) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416039419; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia.
  • Breast Core Biopsy (Bleiweiss, Ira) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416000266; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Image-Guided Interventions.
  • Clinical Men’s Health (Heidelbaugh, Joel) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416030003; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Extended; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Conn’s Current Therapy.
  • Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach (Slipman, Curtis) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780721628721; Package/Collection: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Imaging Painful Spine Disorders.
  • Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care, The (Conte, John) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323018104; Package/Collection: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques.
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Baren, Jill) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416000877; Package/Collection: Emergency Medicine; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets.
  • Primary Care of the Premature Infant (Brodsky, Dara) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416000396; Package/Collection: Pediatrics; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
  • Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Photodynamic Therapy(Goldman, Mitchel) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9781416042112; Package/Collection: Dermatology; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • Rapid Diagnosis in Ophthalmology: Lens and Glaucoma (Schuman, Joel) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323044431; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Becker-Shaffer’s Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas.
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Refractive Surgery (Roy, F. Hampton) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416030225; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no new edition. Recommended alternative – Ophthalmology.

We’re here to Support NHS Staff

If you are new to the NHS in North Staffordshire you may not realise that here at the Health Library we support NHS staff too. We are a joint funded library between Keele University and our partner NHS organisations.

We have lots of services and resources specifically for NHS staff, to support patient care and cpd. Try our short etutorial “Support for NHS Staff” to learn more.

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Have a go and let us know what you think – complete the feedback form at the end of the tutorial.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Library

If you haven’t had time to visit the library yet, then take a virtual tour to find out how we can help you. Try our interactive map via the etutorial “Using the Library”.

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Have a go! There is an opportunity at the end of the tutorial to complete a feedback form, so let us know what you think.

Current Awareness Dashboard Updated

The updates to the Current Awareness Dashboard have been completed. Here you will find links to the latest research and news based on a range of healthcare topics.
Health Library Current Awareness Dashboard

Register for Access to HSJ & HSJ Solutions (UHNM only)

HSJ (Health Service Journal) and the HSJ Solutions database are now both available to UHNM members of staff.

You can find full-text articles for:
  • News and insight across the healthcare sector
  • Specialist topic news
  • Case Studies
  • Award-winning projects
  • Evidence-based practice

Sign-up to a range of newsletters to receive the news you are interested in, as frequently as you prefer.

To Access:

Please note that this resource is NOT available via your NHS Athens username. You will need to register for an individual username / password specific to HSJ. You are advised to use the Chrome internet browser when using HSJ.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow the Health Library on twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest news about the library, services and resources. Including:

  • Training opportunities
  • eTutorials
  • Resource features
  • Skills development
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Videos
  • Tips and Tricks

Current Awareness Topic Pages Removed

Due to lack of available subscribed resources and changes in availability of RSS feeds, 3 of our current awareness topics have been deleted:

  • Public Health
  • Social Care
  • Statistics

You can access all our other topic pages from the Current Awareness dashboard.

ClinicalKey Content Update: June 19, 2017

Book Added – CK Global
Please note that the following title is now live on CK Global.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Fonseca, Raymond) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323414999; Package/Collection: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery; New edition (replaces 9781416043898); https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20141001032

ClinicalKey Content Updates: June 15, 2017

Journal Added – CK Global
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN (formerly e-SPEN Journal); Years of Coverage: 2015 to present; ISSN: 2405-4577; Package/Collection: Gastroenterology-Hepatology; https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/journalIssue/24054577

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • Atlas of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: Surgical and Radiologic Correlations (Oxorn, Donald) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780721653563; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology; Out of print. Recommended alternative – Sidebotham: Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2e.
  • Cardiothoracic Critical Care (Sidebotham, David) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780750675727; Package/Collection: Critical Care Medicine; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Vincent: Textbook of Critical Care, 7e.
  • Comprehensive Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach (Williams, Mark) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416002239; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Essentials; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Hospital Medicine Clinics.
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Zaoutis, Lisa) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323030045; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Extended; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Hospital Medicine Clinics.
  • Diagnostic Atlas of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Chandrasoma, Parakrama T) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780123736055; Package/Collection: Gastroenterology-Hepatology; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease.
  • Easy Injections (Weiss, Lyn) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780750675277; Package/Collection: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Saunders: Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 4e.
  • Electromyography in Clinical Practice (Katirji, Bashar) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323028998; Package/Collection: Neurology; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Preston: Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders, 3e.
  • Pathology of the Placenta (Fox, Harold) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416025924; Package/Collection: Pathology Extended; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Crum: Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, 1e.
  • Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient (Wachtel, Tom) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323036719; Package/Collection: Family Medicine; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8e.

Remember the steps you need for literature searching?

Try our new Literature Searching Flashcard Revision etutorial to remind yourself of the steps you need to take to complete a literature search. Following these steps can make your searching easier.

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Download the literature search plan at the end.

What is the CRAAP checklist?

Not sure whether you should use that bit of information you have found? Can you tell if it is good quality?

Learn how to use the CRAAP checklist to evaluate the information you find - try our new Evaluating Information etutorial.

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ClinicalKey Content Update: June 5, 2017

Book Added – CK Global
Please note that the following title is now live on CK Global.
Essence of Anesthesia Practice (Fleisher, Lee) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780323394970; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology; New edition (replaces 9781437717204); https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20130006706

Updated Physiotherapy Current Awareness Page

The Physiotherapy current awareness page has been updated to include library ejournal subscriptions from Clinical Key.

You’ll receive a selection of the latest headlines from:
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise
  • PM&R
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Of North America

All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Latest research from our Nutrition journals

You can keep up-to-date with the news and research published via some of our nutrition-based  ejournals. This page has now been updated to reflect our recent subscriptions.

eJournals include:
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Nutrition Journal
  • Nutrition Reviews

All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Check out the Nutrition news page or sign-up here.

Orthopaedics Current Awareness Updates

The Orthopaedics current awareness page has been updated to include library ejournal subscriptions from Clinical Key.

You’ll receive a selection of the latest headlines from:

  • Bone & Joint Journal
  • Current Orthopaedic Practice
  • Injury
  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma

All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Check out the Orthopaedics news page or sign-up here.

Updated Ophthalmology Current Awareness Page

You can keep up-to-date with the news and research published via some of our ophthalmology ejournals. This page has now been updated to reflect our recent subscriptions.

eJournals include:

  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • BMC Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • European Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Survey of Ophthalmology

All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Check out the Ophthalmology news page or sign-up here.

Check Your Skills – help us to pilot test our new etutorial

You can check your literaturesearching skills to see if you need more help to find the right information effectively.

We have created a new etutorial and we’d like your feedback on it. This etutorial is aimed at new Keele students to help them assess their skills and give them an action plan to improve them.

Why don’t you have a go

  • Check your literature searching skills
  • Get an action plan to improve your skills
and let us know...
  • Complete the feedback form at the end of the tutorial
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News and Research in Infection Control

We have updated our current awareness page for infection control to include our recent subscriptions.

eJournals include:

  • American Journal of Infection Control
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Disease Clinical of North America
  • Journal of Hospital Infections
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Lancet Infectious Diseases

All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Check out the Infection Control news page or sign-up here.

ClinicalKey Content Updates: May 8, 2017

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • Cell Biology (Pollard, Thomas) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9781416022558; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Kierszenbaum: Histology and Cell Biology, 4e.
  • Evidence-Based Medical Consultation (Steinberg, Daniel) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416022138; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – McGee: Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis, 4e.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Secrets (O’Young, Bryan) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416032052; Package/Collection: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Frontera: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3e.
  • Rapid Diagnosis in Ophthalmology: Retina (Rogers, Adam) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323049597; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Sadda: Ryan’s Retinal Imaging and Diagnostics, 1e.
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Glaucoma Surgery (Chen, Teresa) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416030218; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Becker-Shaffer’s Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas, 8e.
  • Textbook of Clinical Neurology (Goetz, Christopher) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416036180; Package/Collection: Neurology; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Aminoff’s Neurology and General Medicine, 5e.
  • Thoracic Surgery Atlas (Ferguson, Mark) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780721603254; Package/Collection: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Out of print; no revision. Recommended alternative – Zwischenberger: Atlas of Thoracic Surgical Techniques, 1e.

News and Research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

We have updated our current awareness page for obstetrics and gynaecology to include our recent subscriptions.

eJournals include:
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Best Practice and Research : Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • BJOG
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • European Journals of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles

Check out the Obstetrics and Gynaecology news page or sign-up here.

Get the latest updates from our Diabetes and Endocrinology journals

You can sign-up to keep up-to-date with the news and research published via some of our diabetes-based ejournals. This page has now been updated to reflect our recent subscriptions.

eJournals include:
  • Best Practice and Research : Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics
  • Journals of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Journal of Endocrinology
  • Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

 All these titles are available in full-text to UHNM members of staff via NHS Athens; other users should check your Journals A-Z list  to see whether you have full-text access to all these titles


Check out the Diabetes news page or sign-up here.