Engineering Village has launched an updated user interface. It provides a modern interface experience while keeping all the current navigation and high quality functionality that users rely upon for managing engineering research. This interface refresh project has being completed with user input via focus groups and interviews which are driving the enhancements. Engineering Village is the host for Compendex and Inspec, and much more. It is the essential engineering research database, providing a searchable index of the most comprehensive engineering literature and patent information available.
The Library is pleased to announce that all of our MEDLINE versions have been combined into one menu option. When accessing via the parent Ovid interface, you will no longer have to choose from several options to search the most complete form of MEDLINE:
The option for Embase has also been simplified and you can now tell exactly what is covered by the description:
If you would like help with any of our databases, contact your Subject Librarian.
The Library Subject Team
Wednesday 13th September is the sixth annual World Sepsis Day.
“Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide.”
Sepsis kills around 44,000 people each year in the UK – more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. It is caused by an immune reaction to infection.
Try this fun game by Focus Educational games to test your knowledge of this often deadly condition.
Want to do more to raise awareness and influence governments in the fight against sepsis? Sign the World Sepsis Declaration, launched by the Global Sepsis Alliance to put sepsis on the agendas of governments worldwide and develop an international standard for dealing with cases.
From the Library Subject Team
 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2016) Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. (NICE Guideline NG51). London: NICE.
A trial has been set up 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
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.
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.
If you are interested in Big Data or Data Analysis, this is a great place to start! The UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social, economic and population data. Funded by ESRC, the UK Data Service has datasets covering a number of areas:
- Census data
- International macrodata
- Longitudinal studies
- UK surveys
- Qualitative/mixed methods
The international datasets include some high-quality information, including:
- The World Bank Indicators
- OECD Statistics
- IMF Statistics
- United Nations data
- International Energy Agency datasets
- Human Rights Atlas
The information comes with lots of help and guides, including video tutorials, and the information is being updated all the time. Keep up-to-date by following them on Twitter.
The service requires registration, and some of the datasets require additional agreements to Special Conditions before access becomes available. For further help, please contact your Subject Librarian
Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.
The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April 2017.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:
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.
For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarians.
From the Library Subject Team.
The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library. The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk. Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.
For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.