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COVID-19 plans in the event of library closure

The Library remains open at the moment, albeit with reduced staffing and some staff remote working.

In the event that the library has to be closed due to COVID-19, we will be offering a virtual service.

If that is the case, there are a number of resources and services which will be available to you both at home or in the workplace:

  • UpToDate and BMJ Best Practice
    These point of care tools are both available via Hub>Non-Clinical Systems if you are working on site, or with an NHS OpenAthens account if you are working from home.
  • Journals and Databases
    You can access a wealth of information, research and journal articles from the Journals and Databases section of NHS Evidence. You will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access the databases and journals.
  • Document supply
    If your NHS OpenAthens account doesn’t give you access to an article you need, please complete our journal article request form, and we’ll try and obtain a copy for you. This may take slightly longer than usual, but we’ll do our best to get you what you need.
  • E-books
    If the library is closed, you won’t be able to borrow or return our print books – if you have some out already, just hold onto them for now. We have a growing collection of e-books you can access with your NHS OpenAthens account, to browse the collections, see our E-Books page. If there is a particular book you need, use our book/chapter request form and we can try and source electronic access for you, where possible.
  • Training
    While we won’t be able to offer face-to-face training, if you need any help with learning how to access the journals, or search the databases, we have a Searching Help guide, and library staff who will be able to help you remotely. We’re looking into video conferencing and remote training tools.
  • Literature search service
    We will be offering a remote literature search service for Trust/clinical related evidence searches (not for academic purposes). Please complete a literature search request form and one of the team will complete a search for you, although this may take a little longer than it usually does, so please give as much notice as you can.
  • Evidence updates
    If you want to stay up to date with the latest articles and evidence in your area, you can sign up for our KnowledgeShare evidence update service. Complete our KnowledgeShare registration form and we’ll set up a profile for you, and you will start receiving regular evidence updates by email.
  • Topic Guides
    Did you know about our Topic guides, which provide information resources for a whole host of specialties? If you’d like one for your specialty or clinical area, please get in touch and we can set one up for you.

There are also lots of resources and Help on our library website.

If there is anything you need, library staff will be available via email rde-tr.library@nhs.net or Twitter.

Stay safe and well.

 

Library service update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The library is currently open. We are monitoring updates on coronavirus closely, along with Trust advice and guidelines.

For more information and FAQs about impact to library services, please see our Coronavirus Service Updates page.

We will keep you informed of any service changes here on the website, on social media and via the service update page mentioned above.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library 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.

Randomised Coffee Trial

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Do you ever wish you knew more about the work of other teams in the Trust?

Why don’t you join in with Exeter Health Library’s randomised coffee trial? All it takes is 15 minutes of your time.

Randomised coffee trials are simple way of connecting people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to meet and have a conversation. You will be randomly paired with another member of staff and you will both be supplied with each other’s contact details and asked to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet for your coffee and chat.

These types of meetings are proven to encourage people to work collaboratively and break down silos. You could gain an insight into parts of the RD&E you didn’t even know existed, and have the chance to discuss some of the successes or challenges facing you at work. All are welcome.

To find out more, contact Charlotte Greaves on x6729 or charlotte.greaves@nhs.net. To register for the trial, please email rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

The registration deadline is Friday 27 September, and the conversations will be held during October and November.

Why should you get involved?

  • Frontline staff tell us they are experiencing less and less real-life, face-to-face interactions with other staff
  • This can break down silos and get people connecting and learning from each other
  • Conversation is a seriously underestimated tool for learning and change

Further information is available on this poster.

August Bank Holiday weekend

The library will be unstaffed over the Bank Holiday weekendreading_nature, we’ll be back in on Tuesday 27th August.

24/7 access is available to registered library members on request, with either an activated RD&E staff badge, or an Exeter Health Library proximity card.

Don’t forget – many resources such as e-books, databases, journals & evidence-based resources are all available online with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

The Library team

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

Welcome to our new library manager

Meet Charlotte Greaves, who will be the library manager while Carol Giles takes a sabbatical year.

Charlotte has worked with us for the last few years as library assistant, so is familiar with the library and the hospital, and we’re looking forward to working with her in her new role.

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.

mah complete title list