Ovid MEDLINE and Embase: new simplified access points launched

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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:

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The option for Embase has also been simplified and you can now tell exactly what is covered by the description:

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If you would like help with any of our databases, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

Could you spot sepsis before it kills?

Wednesday 13th September is the sixth annual World Sepsis Day.

“Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide.”[1]

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.[2]

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.

World sepsis declaration
World Sepsis Declaration

From the Library Subject Team

References

[1] Global Sepsis Alliance (2017) About World Sepsis Day. Available at: https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/about/ [Accessed 8 September 2017].

[2] National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2016) Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. (NICE Guideline NG51). London: NICE.

Database trial: UpToDate

UpToDate

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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

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) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/
Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/

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.

New E-Resource Trial: SAGE Research Methods Video

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

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.

Trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

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The Library has set up trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 2,000 specially prepared, animated, seminar-style, online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools and pharmaceutical/biotech companies.

Included:

  • Course modules
  • Supporting material: suggestions for projects, workshops and tutorials
  • Recommended reading: research papers, review articles and book chapters
  • MCQs and suggested exam questions
  • Accredited tests: US Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and UK Continuing Professional Development (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom)
  • 90,000+ slides

All of these are compatible with BlackBoard.

Access to the collection is limited to on-campus users. The trial runs until 28th February 2017.

For help and support with any of the Library’s resources, contact your librarian.

The Library Subject Team.

Library trials: Acland’s Video Atlas and Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

The Library is pleased to announce trial access to two databases:

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.

Access to Acland’s during the trial is limited to on-campus users.

The trials run until 19th November 2016. Please contact your Librarian if you would like to comment on these databases or any aspect of Library resources.

The Library Subject Team

 

 

 

Trial access to PsycBOOKS

Ulster Library has arranged a free trial to PsycBOOKS for one month.

“PsycBOOKS contains full text (PDF) of scholarly book titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The service offers over 900 titles, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950-2002, approximately 300 archival resources in psychology, and the exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology with over 1,500 authored entries. PsycBOOKS is updated with new releases of APA books and books originally produced by other publishers on a monthly basis”.

You can access the PsycBooks from the A-Z Databases listing on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal and off-campus access is available.  The database is hosted by OVID and so is on the same platform as PsycInfo and Medline.

We would be very keen to gather your feedback on this resource and so have made a feedback form available at http://library.ulster.ac.uk/electronic/trialfeedbk.php?eisno=771

The trial ends on 10/11/16.

If you have any queries please contact your campus Life and Health Sciences librarian on science@library.ulster.ac.uk

The Library Subject Team

 

Complimentary Zika Virus Resource Portal from WK Health launched

Wolters Kluwer Health has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer Health, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In conjunction with the portal, Wolters Kluwer is launching a multifaceted digital educational campaign featuring Zika experts sharing the latest findings in a variety of formats, including podcasts, journal articles, blogs, interactive videos and Twitter Talks. The portal and campaign will also feature information for consumers, including symptoms to look for and preventive measures to protect against contracting the virus.

The campaign centrepiece is a question and answer-style video debuting August 19 featuring Betsy Todd, RN, MPH, CIC, clinical editor of the American Journal of Nursing and an infectious disease expert. She will address the current state of the Zika virus and answer questions submitted by August 16 via Twitter and Facebook using the #WKZikaResources hashtag. Questions that are submitted using that hashtag may also be answered during an upcoming Twitter Talk.

“Wolters Kluwer is proud to provide these digital resources to help combat the spread of the Zika virus,” said Diana Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health.

“The public fear and anxiety that churn in the wake of a global health crisis are often the result of the unknown. Unlike Ebola, which has been studied exhaustively for decades, Zika is still largely a mystery, although medical professionals and researchers are continuously uncovering new aspects of the virus. By sharing our expertise and premium clinical guidance, we provide the public and healthcare community with relevant, trusted on-demand information during this rapidly evolving situation.”

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

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.