From Monday 13th July 2020 Exeter Health Library will be staffed on a daily basis, and we are looking forward to being able to offer support to library users in person again.
Things to note:
We will be staffing on a rota basis, with most of the team continuing to work remotely, so email is still the best way to get in touch.
As for the rest of the site, face masks should be worn when using the library, which unfortunately means that for the foreseeable future library users will not be able to eat in the library.
Access to the RILD is now by swipe card only – if you need access to the library but can’t currently access the RILD building please let us know.
We are adhering to social distancing measures, which means that there are a reduced number of PCs and study spaces available for use in the Library.
Library skills training will continue to be offered virtually, using MS Teams.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The Library Team
Health Literacy and Patient Information in BMJ Best Practice – Health Information Week Webinar, 12:00-12:30, 6 July 2020
This lunch-time webinar, delivered jointly by HEE and BMJ for Health Information Week 2020, will highlight some of the health literacy challenges that lead to poor outcomes and demonstrate ways that clinicians can use BMJ Best Practice to support shared decision-making. Join live by Webex:
When prompted, please enter your name and email address to connect to the meeting
Meeting number (access code): 163 673 6696
Meeting password: 4xePSmwy5V5
A recording will be available after the event.
Tomorrow, Friday 3rd July, the drop-in computers in Exeter Health Library will not be available until the afternoon.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Library Team.
In line with current Trust policy, access to the Library in the RILD Building is now by swipe card only.
Let us know by email email@example.com if there are any problems as the Library is still open to all staff.
Remember to always wear a face mask when you come into the Library and if needing to change it, please dispose of it correctly.
Future Medicine / Future Science
We have been given free access to these collections until 31 Dec 2020.
They can be accessed via the Hub –
Non-Clinical Systems page: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/
- Future Medicine: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/future-medicine/
- Future Science: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/future-science/
NHS OpenAthens has also been enabled – https://openathens.nice.org.uk
Select Exeter Health Library as the institution.
Use these URLs –
The Future Science Group is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research.
There are over 40 peer reviewed journals all within medical science as well as various digital platforms to support a handful of the journals.
You can view a list of the journals here:
We are happy to announce that we now have access once again to BMJ Case Reports.
There is also a direct link on the Non-Clinical Systems page on HUB for use when onsite.
Attached is the user guide for ease of reference.
Authors will need to use the RD&E Fellowship Code when submitting their cases – please contact us to request it.
Various publishers have been kind enough to give free access to their resources until 31 May 2020.
Oxford Medicine Online (over 1000 handbooks + textbooks),
To access, login with an NHS OpenAthens account, click Sign in via your institution – select NHS in England.
HSJ Covid-19 articles – https://hsj.co.uk
EBSCO ebooks – Nursing, Psychology and Clinical Medicine (Topic areas include Dermatology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Medicine (General), Nursing, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Surgery).
All accessed via NHS OpenAthens – https://openathens.nice.org.uk
eBook Clinical Collection – https://tinyurl.com/EBSCO-clinical-ebooks
Please check our COVID-19 topic guide too for more updated resources – http://exeterhealth.libguides.com/COVID-19
This collates information on local library resources and services, as well as links to further general information, evidence and research in the area.
For Trust/Clinical guidance, information and advice, please use the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info Hub, which is available on the Trust intranet. RD&E IT login is required for access off-site.
If you have any suggestions for resources you’d like to see added to the Topic Guide, please contact the Library: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While our print books are temporarily reference only, Exeter Health Library does have access to over 100+ e-books, which are available to you 24/7.
All you’ll need is an NHS OpenAthens username and password, which is quick and easy to register for. All our e-books are available to both Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and Devon Partnership Trust staff.
Our e-books can either be read online, and have search and browse functionality, or some can be downloaded to your PC for a limited time period, for offline use. Full instructions on how to download ProQuest e-books to your own device can be found here. You don’t need a Kindle or e-reader, books can be downloaded to PCs, laptops, tablets and even phones!
There are a number of ways you can find out what e-books we have access to:
- Via the Library Catalogue
All of our e-books are catalogued on the Library Catalogue. If we have online access to a title, there will be a link on the page which says ‘Available online to NHS staff and eligible College of Medicine and Health users only’. Click on the link and log in with your NHS OpenAthens login when prompted.
Please note: we share a library system with the University of Exeter, but we do not have access to their e-book collections. Their links will ask for an Exeter IT login, which you won’t have.
- Via our Topic Guides
If you visit the Topic Guide for your clinical area/discipline, you will find links to relevant e-books in the ‘Books’ section of each guide – click on the E-books tab for a list of books, and then follow the links through to the e-book, logging in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.
- Via our E-books page
Visit our E-Books page on the website, to browse a list of available titles by collection, which include the ‘Rapid’ and ‘Hands On’ series, the ‘Nursing made incredibly easy’ collection and a wide range of titles on a variety of subjects from our ProQuest EBL Library.
If you’d like access to a particular book, please complete our online Book/chapter request form. We’ll do our best to provide you with access to what you need, although our resources are limited.
If you have any questions, or problems accessing the e-books please email us:
With immediate effect, following advice from the hospital’s Infection, Prevention and Control team, we are no longer issuing print books from Exeter Health Library. The self-service machine will be switched off, and the library will be for reference use only.
If you are already have some library books out, please keep hold of them until further notice.
Now might be the perfect time to check out our e-book resources, we have many titles available online, and all you need is an NHS OpenAthens login to access them. Watch this space for more detailed information about our e-book collections, and how to access them…
We currently investigating how we can expand our e-book provision, but in the meantime, if there is a particular title you need, please email the library team email@example.com, and we’ll see what we can do.
Stay safe and well,
The Library team