Launch of Ulster University Institute of Mental Health Sciences

The launch of the Institute of Mental Health Sciences, an exciting new multidisciplinary institute that will provide a holistic approach to mental health, will take place on Thursday 16 November 2017 in the Bannview Suite, Ulster University, Coleraine campus.  






The new institute will bring together Ulster’s world-leading research and teaching expertise in mental health from a range of disciplines, to deliver innovate, outward facing, multidisciplinary research that will make a step-change to inform mental health prevention and care in Northern Ireland.  At the launch you will hear about the institute, several new appointments, and plans for new educational provision in the field of Mental Health Sciences.

Speakers will include: Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, John Conaghan from Inspire NI, Dr James Nesbitt, Chancellor and Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor.

For more information and to register for this event click here

The Life and Health Sciences Subject Team

Refworks – Harvard Ulster LHS guide

For All Returning Students 

The Harvard Ulster LHS referencing output style has been updated. This means it will have been removed from your Favourites and will need to be added again. To do this within RefWorks:

1. Go to Bibliography and Output Style Manager
2. Scroll down to your Output style and click on the green arrow to bring it over to Favourites

To make it available in Write n Cite on the Refworks tab in Word:
1. Click on Sync My Database
2. Select Style and then Select other Style


If you have any questions/queries or would like any help please contact the Life and Health Sciences Team here



New research paper. Cancer: Northern Ireland

A new research paper, Cancer: Northern Ireland, has been published by the Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe). Read the full report here

It includes information about;

  • cancer statistics;
  • policy developments;
  • service commissioning;
  • screening, care pathways and types of treatment;
  • accessibility to hospital treatment across Northern Ireland, and,
  • overall performance of Health and Social Care Trusts against Ministerial waiting time targets for cancer.

Changes to Ovid Medline and Embase

Ovid have simplified the way we access the Medline and Embase databases.

The new “Ovid Medline All” collects together all Medline content (including; the main database, Epub before print, daily update, articles not yet fully indexed and all date ranges) under one easy link.

All Embase date ranges have also now been collected under one link.

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

New Ovid links





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