Monday, April 28, 2008

Library opening prior to exams

The Medical Library will be open on all the Sundays leading up to the Clinical Student exam period in June:

Sunday 4th May - Sunday 8th June inclusive, from 2pm till 6pm.

Best of luck to all the Clinical Students with exams coming up!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Journals Consultation - Library response

The results are in, and your comments have been noted. The response to the Journals Consultation are now available at

Work on removing, redistributing and re-arranging the journals in the Medical Library is due to start on Monday 28th April 2008.

Many thanks again to everyone who contributed.

May Bank Holidays

On the 2 May Bank Holiday Mondays, 5th and 26th, the Library will be open from 9am - 6pm.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Hurrah - the computers in the Wolfson Room are being upgraded on Friday 18th April 2008.

However, this means that there will be no access to computing or printing facilities from 8.00am till 5.00pm on Friday 18th April.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but hope the improved facilities will make it all worth while.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

So many new journals via NHS ATHENS

NHS ATHENS just got better - as well as a new way to search across databases such as Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO and HMIC, there are hundreds of new e-journals.

To see if your favourite journal is available now, go to and login with your NHS ATHENS password.

If you need help getting to grips with searching for e-journals or searching for literature - we can help! Call 01223 336750 or email

American Medical Association Journals

  • including:
    JAMA / Archives of Dermatology / Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery / Archives of General Psychiatry / Archives of Internal Medicine / Archives of Neurology / Archives of Opthalmology / Archives of Otolaryngology / Archives of Pediatrics / Archives of Surgery

BMJ and the BMJ collection

  • Includes SPECIALIST titles
    Heart / Gut / Thorax / Journal of Clinical Pathology / Journal of Medical Ethics / Journal of Medical Genetics / Postgraduate Medical Journal / Quality and Safety in Health Care / Sexually Transmitted Infections / Archives of Disease in Childhood / Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases / British Journal of Ophthalmology / British Journal of Sports Medicine / Emergency Medicine Journal / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry /


  • Evidence -Based Medicine / Evidence-Based Mental Health / Evidence-Based Nursing


  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine / Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health / Injury Prevention / Tobacco Control

CINAHL with full text (EBSCO) - links to 559 titles.

Health Business Elite (EBSCO) - links to 500 health management journal titles.

New Journals in the Medical Library

  • Advances in pediatrics - v. 53 (2005)-
  • AJGC:American journal of geriatric cardiology - v.16 no. 1 (2007 Jan-Feb)-
  • Annual review of eating disorders - no. 2 (2006)-
  • Biomedical materials - v.1. no.1 (2006 March)-
  • British journal of healthcare assistants - v.1 no.1 (2007 Jan)-
  • British journal of transplantation - v.1 no. 1 (2006)-
  • Congestive heart failure - v. 13 no.1 (2007 Jan-Feb)-
  • Horizons in medicine - v.18 (2006)-
  • European journal of public health - v. 18 no. 1 (2008 Feb)-
  • Innovations - v.1 no.3 (2006:Spring)-
  • Journal of children’s and young people’s nursing - v. 1 no. 1 (2007 May)-
  • NDT plus - v.1 suppl.1 (2008 Jan)-
  • Orthodontic update - (2008 Jan)-
  • Research in sports medicine - v. 13 no. 1 (2005 Jan-March)-
  • Skinmed : Dermatology for the clinician. -v.6 no. 1 (2007 Jan-Feb)-
  • The year in heart failure - 2005-
  • The year in respiratory medicine - 2004-
  • The year in therapeutics - 2005-

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

NHS databases - they've changed!

Changes to NHS Databases

From April 1, 2008 you will be able to search these databases using the new NLH (National Library for Health) “Search 2.0” interface

You will still need to sign in with your NHS - ATHENS password

Go to:

These same databases will continue to be available via Dialog/Datastar until May 31

Please note: if you have any Dialog saved searches or alerts, you will need to print them out and then type them into Search 2 again as unfortunately we cannot transfer them from one system to the other.
For more information and support, please contact the library.