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Update of electronic resources available

Various publishers have been kind enough to give free access to their resources until 31 May 2020.

These include:-

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

NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) can be accessed directly via the Hub (non-Clinical) and also via NHS OpenAthens. – https://openathens.nice.org.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

eBook Nursing Collection –  https://tinyurl.com/EBSCO-nursing-ebooks

eBook Subscription Psychology Collection – https://tinyurl.com/EBSCO-psychology-ebooks

Please check our COVID-19 topic guide too for more updated resources – http://exeterhealth.libguides.com/COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Topic Guide

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Today we published added a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Topic Guide to our growing collection of Topic Guides.

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: rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

 

Accessing e-books

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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:
rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

Remote access to BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is available to all RD&E staff via Non-Clinical Systems on Hub, without a login.

If you want to access BMJ Best Practice off-site or at home, you’ll need to log in with NHS OpenAthens, and the way you do this has changed slightly.

  1. Visit bestpractice.bmj.com and click ‘Log in‘.
  2. You will be presented with an ‘Access through your institution‘ button.

 

 

 

 

3. When selected, you will be asked to search for your institution. Please type and select ‘NHS in England’, and then log in using your OpenAthens username and password.

4. Click ‘continue‘ to link your OpenAthens account with your BMJ Best Practice personal account. You can use these personal account details to log in and access BMJ Best Practice anywhere.

If you have any problems, please contact the Library team.

Open Access Week 2019

Open Access is the practice of making research outputs such as peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters/monographs, freely available online for everyone to read, use and re-use.

Open Access Week runs from 21-27 October, and the theme this year is ‘Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge’.

Exeter Health Library supports researchers at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust with Open Access through the RD&E Research Repository. Researchers can upload full-text versions of their peer-reviewed journal articles to the repository and make them freely accessible (where publisher permissions allow), as well as other research outputs they want to share, such as conference posters.

If you’ve recently had an article accepted for publication, and you’d like to add it to the RD&E Research Repository, please complete the online form, or drop an email to rde-tr.ResearchRepository@nhs.net.

For more information about Open Access, and the research repository, please visit Exeter Health Library Research Hub.

Changes to national core NHS e-resources from 1st April

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From 1st April, there will be a number of changes to the national core e-resources content which is available to all NHS staff, funded by HEE.

What’s going?

CINAHL Plus with full-text
This will be replaced by CINAHL index database, which will be searchable via HDAS or the native EBSCO interface.

Any searches you’ve saved in HDAS that used this database will automatically be changed on the 01 April so that they use the CINAHL index.

For saved searches in the EBSCO native interface you will need to manually migrate any searches you want to re-use to the CINAHL index database. This can be done by editing the search from your folder in the native interface, selecting the CINAHL Index database and saving the search.

Please don’t forget, we now have access to a number of core nursing journals via MAG Online Library, including British Journal of Nursing. For more details, see our previous post.

Health Business Elite (being decommissioned Friday 29th March)

Any searches you’ve saved in HDAS that used this database will automatically be changed on the 01 April so that they use the CINAHL index.

For saved searches in the EBCO native interface you will need to manually migrate any searches you want to re-use to the CINAHL index database. This can be done by editing the search from your folder in the native interface, selecting the CINAHL Index database and saving the search.

Links to full text articles from CINAHL Plus with Full Text and HBE

Full text journal content that was accessible within these databases will not be available. Links in HDAS saved results won’t show, and where links have been exported from HDAS – for example into current awareness bulletins – these will result in an error unless you have another route of access to the journal, such as a local subscription to the relevant journal title, the title is available in an alternative NCC full text collection or is Open Access.

What’s new?

There will be a number of resources available to you from 1st April:

BMJ Best Practice
Point of care tool guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention using evidence-based methodology and expert opinion.

EBSCO’s Psychology & Behavioral Sciences full-text collection
Database for psychologists, counsellors, researchers and students, plus full-text access to hundreds of psychology journals.

Emcare
Nursing and allied health database – will be searchable via HDAS and Ovid interfaces.

MEDLINE with Full Text
The renowned MEDLINE database, with the addition of access to approx. 2,000 full-text journals.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Library.

 

New e-books from Wiley

We now have access to over 25 titles from Wiley’s popular ‘Rapid’ and ‘Hands On’ series online.

 

Click here to browse the list of titles available:

http://bit.ly/EHLWileyOBooks

Log in with your NHS OpenAthens login when prompted.

Titles have been added to the Library Catalogue and the relevant Library Topic Guides.

We hope you enjoy accessing these books 24/7!

The Library Team

New nursing journal collection – MAH Complete

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We now have access to 26 nursing journal titles via MAH Complete  – all accessible via your NHS Open Athens login.

Log in, and then select ‘MAG Online Library’ from My Resources. Or, you can access all the titles via our Journals A-Z site.

This includes some firm favourites – British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Midwifery, Practice Nursing and many more – go and take a look!

For a full list of the titles available, see below, or visit the website.

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Exeter Health Library Topic Guides – can you help?

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 cnewell1@nhs.net. The deadline is Friday 18th May.

New e-books!

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).

Links to e-books can be found from the Library Catalogue, or our selection of Topic Guides.

To access our 10 new titles, click on the title from the list below, and log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.

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