Exeter Health Library

News

New Cochrane Library website – launch on Tuesday 07August

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.

Do take a look and visit the new site – cochranelibrary.com to view the changes and new features. Access is via NHS Open Athens – so sign up if you haven’t already – https://openathens.nice.org.uk

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 cs-cochrane@wiley.com and specify that you are a saved search user.”

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Document supply price increase

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

BMJ Case Reports will not be renewed for 2018/19 – the subscription officially ended yesterday.

Please contact me at either pamela.geldenhuys@nhs.net or p.r.geldenhuys@exeter.ac.uk if there are any queries.

Usage has been very low and it was therefore considered not cost effective to renew.

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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.

NHS Open Athens problems

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

rde-tr.library@nhs.net and we will investigate.

Thank you.

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NICE News – March 2018

Now available at https://bit.ly/2IczeyZ

Easter Bank Holiday opening hours

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

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

Journal news – new title – Journal of Neonatal Nursing

We are pleased to announce we now have electronic access to the Journal of Neonatal Nursing from Jan 2014 onwards – https://bit.ly/2Gaukpx

It is also available in print from January 2018.

Please feel free to contact the library if you have any issues accessing this title.

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DPT Library collection to remain permanently at Exeter Health Library

23 March 2018

The contents of the DPT Library at Wonford House Hospital will now remain permanently in Exeter Health Library.

Book items will still show as ‘Wonford House Hosp Library (NHS)’ in the Library Catalogue, but they are currently in Exeter Health Library.

The collection is shelved at the end of the Exeter Health Library book and journal collection, it is clearly signposted.

Exeter Health Library is staffed Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with 24/7 access available to registered users. Books can be borrowed either with an Exeter Health Library library card (if you have one), or by writing your name on the book card inside the book, and posting it in the red box on the wall by the library enquiries desk.

If you have any problems accessing the DPT Library collection, or would like to have books posted out to your department, please contact Library staff.

All other library services, such as literature searching and document supply, continue as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Library Team