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

Trial Access to JAMA Cardiology

We now have on-campus trial access to the 2016 issues of JAMA Cardiology from the Library’s Electronic Journal Collection.

JAMA Cardiology focuses on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including:

  • Epidemiology and prevention
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics
  • Translational research
  • Health care policy and outcomes
  • Global health

The trial will run until the end of December 2016.  Contact a member of the Life and Health Sciences Library team for further information.

Has your invention got legs?

Invent 2016

INVENT 2016 awards are now open. Mission: to find Northern Ireland’s inventions with the greatest commercial potential.

INVENT challenges inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists and start-ups with proof-of-concepts and prototypes in science and technology to discover the commercial potential of their idea.  Entrants compete through rounds of pitching to win a share of the £33,000 prize fund, access to a global network and a place on the NI Tech Mission to California.

The competition categories include Creative Media & Consumer Internet; Engineering; Agri-Science; Life & Health; Electronics; and Enterprise Software.

The closing date for applications is 8 APRIL 2016


Invent will be holding a series briefing sessions across the campuses.

Register your place at:

7th March – Coleraine

8th March – Jordanstown

9th March – Belfast

10th March – Magee

Visit the INVENT 2016 website:

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OTDBase is unavailable to users due to external technical problems.

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Always log in to Portal to ensure access to subscribed material. If you need help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team.

Passionate about science? FameLab needs you!


FameLab is an exciting competition to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world.  The competition is now open and is looking for budding science communicators who think they can explain a science concept in three minutes. Entrants should be working in or studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths in the UK.  To apply entrants must submit a three minute video.  Deadline for video entries is 31 December 2014.

The British Council with the Northern Ireland Science Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival, will host the final of Northern Ireland’s FameLab competition at The Black Box, Belfast on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015.

Full information can be found on the British Council Northern Ireland website:

Good luck to all those who apply from the Library Subject Team.

Southern Trust Quality Improvement Event


Wednesday 18 June 2014

9:30am – 2:00pm Seagoe Parish Centre, Portadown

Southern Health and Social Care Trust, sponsored by Lean Healthcare Academy, are holding a Quality Improvement Event. It is designed specifically for health and social care managers and professionals with an interest in or responsibility for service improvement and transforming care, the event will showcase improvements to patient experience, safety and care as well as systems and processes.

To reserve a place at the event please email

The Life & Health Sciences Subject Team

British Pharmacopoeia now available off-campus

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We are pleased to announce that British Pharmacopoeia Online is now available off-campus. Users will be able to avail of this excellent resource without the need for a trip to one of our campus Libraries.

For access, click on the Library & ICT tab in Portal and look for the Databases link under Key Services.

From the Life & Health Sciences Subject Team

Primal Pictures training event

Sunita Patmanathan from Primal Pictures will be delivering a training session on Primal Pictures to all interested staff and students on Wednesday 10th July at 10.00am in the Library Information Skills Training Room (13C37) on the Jordanstown Campus.  There is still time to book a place – please send an email expressing your interest to a member of the Life and Health Sciences Library Team