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.

Effective Use of the Library for Doctoral Students

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A warm welcome to our new Doctoral Students! It’s an exciting time to be starting research, and with so much happening a visit to the Library, real or virtual, is recommended! Get started by signing up to one of our introductory “Effective Use of the Library” sessions. They are a great way to get an overview of the best resources and services in your subject area, meet your subject librarians, and find out some useful shortcuts to making your research more efficient. Sign up to the workshops in the Researcher Development Programme, or contact your subject librarian directly – details are in the PDF below.

Library Classes for Researcher Development Programme 2017

Engineering Village has a new interface

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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. 

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.

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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.

UK Data Service – A Wealth of Information

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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

1916 and Me, 2016 and Us.

The even1916 and mets that occurred during 1916 can have many different meanings for people. By asking, ‘what does 1916 mean to you?’, this exciting new collection explores the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south.

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ consists of 43 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast throughout 2016, with individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago and also on the meaning of commemoration. Those interviewed include Heather Humphreys (Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), Colin McCusker (Councillor, Ulster Unionist Party), David Norris (Independent Senator), John Concannon (Director, Ireland 2016), David Ford (MLA Alliance Party, and former Northern Ireland Minister of Justice), Catriona Crowe (National Archives of Ireland), and Professor Mary Daly (UCD historian, and President, Royal Irish Academy).

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and HistoryHub.ie, UCD’s public history website. The project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund and produced by Real Smart Media for History Hub.

View the collection at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:46732.

The UCD Digital Library is an institutionally supported, preservation-oriented digital repository that holds a heterogeneous collection of resources from UCD’s cultural heritage repositories and an increasing number of data assets captured or produced by UCD research activities. It is accessible at http://digital.ucd.ie.