Launch of Ulster University Institute of Mental Health Sciences

Institute of mental health

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 Library Subject Team

Updated LHS Harvard now on RefWorks

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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

For more help on using RefWorks, visit our RefWorks Library Guide

The Life & Health Sciences Subject Team.

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:

Blog Medline simplified route

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

Blog Embase simplified route

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

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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