Database trial: UpToDate


Wolters Kluwer

The Library has set up a trial for the decision-making tool UpToDate.

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians can use to make point-of-care decisions. Recent medical information is used to author trusted, evidence-based recommendations proven to improve patient care & quality.

The trial runs until 30th June 2017 and can be accessed via the A-Z Databases list on the Library & ICT tab. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please note that access to UpToDate during the trial period is limited to on-campus only.

For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

Th Library Subject Team

The Lady with the Lamp visits Magee College

A new exhibition has been unveiled in Magee to mark the 150th anniversary of a visit by the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Known widely throughout her lifetime as a proponent of nursing care reform and an outspoken promoter of the value of women to the healthcare community, Florence was also an accomplished statistician. Her innovative use of graphical data to show the scale of hospital-borne infection in the Crimean war was the principal influence on government reform of primary health care, in particular the design and administration of hospitals.

Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Florence Nightingale’s signature in Magee College Visitor’s Book is testament to Magee’s position at the heart of 19th Century society. The book is on special loan from PRONI and can be viewed in the Main Entrance Reception area (Block MD) until Thursday 1st June.

This exhibition is curated by the Library.

Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Adaptations manual 2nd ed

Muscular Dystrophy UK’s second edition of their Adaptations manual: for children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions has just been published.

From the Muscular Dystrophy website;

“Revised by occupational therapists who work closely with families living with muscle-wasting conditions, our updated guide includes examples and practical information about what is available to families as well as an outline of the process of making adaptations to your home. The College of Occupational Therapists has reviewed and endorsed the guide, assuring its quality.”

Copies can be downloaded from the website here or they can be emailed at  for a print copy.

New trial to BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is designed to support clinical decision making. It collects together the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

The Library trial can be accessed from the BMJ Best Practice website here .

Take a look at a video example of a search here

If you want to use the additional personalisation features you will need to register and create an account. This short video will explain the process.

The trial runs until the 15th June 2017 and is only available on-campus.

We would very much welcome your feedback.  If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at

New E-Resource Trial: SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.

Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Your feedback on SAGE Research Methods Video trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 28/02/17. The trial is on-campus only.

New trial – Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)

The Library has access to a trial of the Henry Stewart Talks – Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

2000+ specially online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools & pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Topics include biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, pharmaceutical sciences and many more.

The trial can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.

The trials run until the end of February 2017 and is only available on-campus.

We would very much welcome your feedback on both products.  If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at

LHS Library team

New database trials – Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

We have arranged access to two trials:

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy – contains over 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center – available on the OVID platform, contains 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content.

Both trials can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.

The trials run until 19/11/16. The trial to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is only available on-campus. The trial to Amirsys Imaging Reference Center is available on and off-campus.

We would very much welcome your feedback on both products.  If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at

LHS Library team



Internurse currently unavailable off campus

The supplier and database Internurse is currently unavailable off campus. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and are working on restoring the full service.

The journals affected include:

  • British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
  • British Journal of Community Nursing
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
  • British Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • British Journal of Nursing
  • British Journal of School Nursing
  • British Journal of Wellbeing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Independent Nurse
  • International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice
  • International Journal of Palliative Nursing
  • Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
  • Journal of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing
  • Journal of Health Visiting
  • Journal of Kidney Care
  • Journal of Wound Care
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Nursing & Residential Care
  • Practice Nursing




many thanks

The Life and Health Sciences team


New E-Resource Trial: APA Style Central

New E-Resource Trial: APA Style Central

The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:


APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative and complete online environment for teaching, writing and publishing in American Psychological Association style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.

Four independent but integrated sections provide the expert resources necessary for teaching, learning, and applying the rules of APA Style, all while incorporating optimal habits of scholarship, research, and publishing into users’ academic and professional lives:

  • Learning Center: a rich assortment of learning and instructional objects that enable users to design their own approach to mastering APA Style.
  • Research Center: includes a one-of-a-kind electronic reference library along with interactive project planning tools and APA Style formatting tools.
  • Writing Center: users can select from an assortment of different paper templates reflecting the most common types of primary or original publications (empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, etc) or choose a basic framework compatible with any type of APA Style paper.
  • Publishing Center: for those looking to publish their paper in the scholarly literature, or looking to familiarize themselves with the current publishing landscape, the Publishing Center provides the information to take users to that final step in the process. Searches can be conducted on a number of attributes, including by journal, author, keyword, methodology, population, and more in order to locate relevant titles.

Your feedback on the APA Style CENTRAL trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 31/08/16 and is on-campus only.

For help and advice on using any of our Library resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team.