Please see below our Christmas opening hours over the festive period:
24/7 access is available to registered members of the Library, with an authorised RD&E staff badge, or Exeter Health Library proximity card. If you need access over the holidays, please check with Library staff before 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Don’t forget – you also have access to a wealth of health information such as journals, databases and e-books via NHS OpenAthens.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Library Team
Trust Journal Club – Community services pilot
Launching in November 2018 will be an online Facebook journal club to support staff with participatory continued professional development as part of the revalidation requirements by enabling online discussion and reflection; this is a pilot within community services but will be rolled out to other areas if successful.
The Facebook page is a closed group which you will have to request to join; using this format allows staff to access discussion and content whenever convenient.
Each month an article will be posted, staff can read this article either contributing to existing conversations or start their own by adding comment below as they would on any other Facebook post.
A reflective template has also been created with staff can download to use as evidence is their revalidation portfolio.
To find the group search for ‘RD&E Online Journal Club’ in the Groups category, request to join and you will be asked two questions, your job role and place of work.
If there is a particular subject or article that you would like to be posted you can message the Facebook page with your suggestion.
For more information, contact Emma Watson, Clinical Skills Facilitator.
The Cochrane Library has been redesigned to enhance user experience – it consistently provides the dependable, high standard evidence which informs healthcare decision-making. It will launch on Tuesday 7th August 2018.
They do warn – “To ensure the transition from old to new site runs smoothly, we strongly recommend not using the saved search function from 00:01 GMT on Monday 6th August 2018 until 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 7th August. We cannot guarantee that any searches saved during this period will be transferred to the new site. All other search functions in the Cochrane Library will remain available during this time. The transfer of all saved searches will take place between 6-7th August, with no action required on the part of users. If you have any problems contact firstname.lastname@example.org and specify that you are a saved search user.”
From 1st August, our document supply charge will be rising to £15 per item.
This is in line with price increases from the British Library, and more locally, the University of Exeter.
Please note that document supply is FREE for Trust or clinical related work.
Charges only apply if the items are required for funded research projects, or educational courses.
For more information, and a copy of our policy, see our Document Supply web page.
BMJ Case Reports will not be renewed for 2018/19 – the subscription officially ended yesterday.
Please contact me at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any queries.
Usage has been very low and it was therefore considered not cost effective to renew.
Exeter Health Library is running a usability study in conjunction with the healthcare library at Weston Super-Mare, looking at the usability of our Topic Guides: http://exeterhealth.libguides.com.
If you haven’t already come across them, we have a wide range of Topic Guides covering a number of different subjects, from clinical topics, to guides on the Care Certificate, Research, Leadership & Management and more. Each guide pulls together information on library resources and services available for that topic.
Both Weston and ourselves use the same software (LibGuides) and we’d like to make sure that our Topic Guides are fit for purpose and actually useful! Results will be anonymised and presented as a poster at the national CILIP Health Libraries Group conference this summer.
Are you able to spare 15 mins to pop over to the Library to help us? Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided. There will be a short set of simple tasks to complete, and some follow up questions, if there is time.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Cate Newell (Reader Services Librarian) on x6726, or email email@example.com. The deadline is Friday 18th May.
We have been made aware there may be some problems with access to journals and databases and account renewals.
If you are affected, please let us know – ring us on 01392 406800 or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate.
The Library will be unstaffed from
Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April.
24/7 access and self-service book issue/return is available to registered members of the Library.
You can also access a wealth of resources such as journals, databases and e-books online via NHS OpenAthens.
Help and advice is available via our website, Help section.
Wishing you a Happy Easter.
The Library Team
The Library has recently purchased 10 new e-books on a variety of topics.
E-books can either be read online, or downloaded to your desktop (for a maximum of 7 days).
To access our 10 new titles, click on the title from the list below, and log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.
- Acute & Critical Care Nursing at a glance
- Children & Young People’s Nursing Skills at a glance
- Clinical Investigations at a glance
- Midwifery Skills at a glance
- Minor Surgery at a glance
- MRI at a glance
- Nursing Older People at a glance
- Physical Examination of the Newborn at a glance
- Surgery at a glance
- Trauma & Orthopaedics at a glance.
For more information about e-books, please visit our E-Books page.
If you have any problems accessing and using the e-books, please contact us.
The Library Team