Thursday, June 25, 2009

Printing and Photocopying - all change!

This summer will see a change in the Medical Library’s printing and photocopying services.
  • self-service printing

  • double-sided printing (with the environment in mind)

  • better quality photocopying

  • scanners which send images straight to email

Starting 6th July all printing will be self-service!

check posters in the library for more details

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2008 Journal Impact Factors and H-index

The new Journal Impact Factors published by ISI Web of Knowledge are available now.

"Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. "
  • Go to RAVEN login if not using University computer)
  • click on "additional resources" tab
  • open "journal citation reports"
  • search for "specific journal" or browse by subject category
Find your "H-index" by using Web of Science
The h-index is based on a list of publications ranked in descending order by the Times Cited. The value of h is equal to the number of papers (N) in the list that have N or more citations.

  • Go to RAVEN login if not using University computer)
  • click on "Web of Science" tab
  • search for the authors name ( eg O'Brian C*)
  • click on the "create citation report" option
If you need any help with citation reports, h-indexes, or any thing else to do with articles or literature searching, contact Isla.

Friday, June 19, 2009

NHS Evidence - have you tried it yet?

NHS Evidence was launched is April to replace the National Library for Health - giving access to :

The search engine on the front page of NHS Evidence is particularly powerful - giving high quality results from specific, reliable sources.

The HSJ (Health Service Journal) has reviewed NHS Evidence - why don't you give it a try today?

For support in getting the best from NHS Evidence contact the Library to arrange a training session with Isla.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New e-Books available via NHS ATHENS

We are pleased to announce that the following new eBooks from Coutts MyiLibrary are now available from the NHS Evidence portal at:

  • Clinician's Guide to Think Good-Feel Good: Using CBT with children and young people. Wiley, 2005.

  • Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009

  • Clinical Interviewing. Wiley,2009.

  • Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management. Humana Press, 2009.

  • Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals. Wiley, 2008.

    or go to login with your NHS ATHENS password, and search /browse for the book you need.

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Medicine in the Age of Twitter"

" I blog, I tweet and I use Facebook. And as I recently told a medical colleague, social media has been an enormously useful tool in my work. “I can barely keep up with e-mail,” he snorted back. “I’m not about to open up that black box.” "

Which camp do you fall into? Read more of this article from the New York Times

The BMJ is also talking about it - how twitter can be used by medics to keep up to date, to keep patients updated , and novel approaches to using this microblogging tool, such as live updates to surgical operations.

Contact the library if you want to have a helping hand through some of the new Web 2.0 tools available - look for the training sessions on Keeping up to date: RSS, Blogs, Twitter etc (EE05) on the training calendar.
Or contact Isla, to arrange a session tailored to your needs.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Future of scientific publishing hangs in the balance

Anyone who has published, or intends to in the future, must surely be interested in the outcome of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) v Singh case currently going to appeal in the House of Lords.

Read about the background to the case. Perhaps a refresher on English libel law might be useful?

Sense About Science - an independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates campaigning on behalf of Simon Singh.

British Chiropractic Association's latest news contains statements on the case:

Book Sale

Another book sale is underway of withdrawn library stock. First come, first served - so hurry down while the sale lasts!