Friday, 4 January 2013

Dun bloggin

This blog has now been replaced by the new Barts Health NHS Trust Knowledge and Library Services blog - please transfer your reading there for all the latest news.

We also have replaced NewhamCat with the Barts Health Catalogue.  This retains the useful links but brings together the details for the books held in the Knowledge and Library Services at both Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital.  You can login as before and request items from either library be sent for pickup from your local service.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The New Books List for November is now ready with titles ranging across a wide spectrum. We have purchased the new edition of the Oxford handbook of nutrition and dietetics as well as the 18th edition of Smith and Tanagho's general urology. We have also acquired titles on radiology such as Chest x-rays for medical students and Primer of diagnostic imaging.

Surgical titles include Handbook of surgical consent by R Nair and How to operate: for MRCS candidates and other surgical trainees by M Stephenson which contains three DVDs covering 10 hours of introduction to each procedure. Nurses will be interested in Becoming a registered nurse: making the transition to practice by J Temple and An introduction to evidence-based practise in nursing and healthcare by A Poole.

Feel free to recommend titles for us to add to our stock and if all you need is a novel, don't forget our General Reads shelves.

(c) Image Creative Commons a.drian

Monday, 3 December 2012

Change to Athens Login on Science Direct

Science Direct is the journal platform from the publisher Elsevier.  We use this to access The Lancet across the Trust (more titles to come in the new year).

A change has been made to how you login using NHS Athens.

Click on "Login"

Click on "Go to Athens / Institution Login"

Choose "OpenAthens Federation (Eduserv)" from the drop down list under "Please choose your institution's region or group"

You will be presented with a long list.  Fortunately this is arranged in alphabetical order - scroll down and click on "NHS England"

You will now be prompted for your regular NHS Athens login.

Fortunately when you next login on that machine you will see a new option when you click "Login" of "NHS England Login" so it will not be such a lot of clicks.

Friday, 16 November 2012

UpToDate now available anywhere

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We are happy to report that UpToDate is now available without a login and password via links on the Intranet.

You will find it linked from the bottom right hand corner of the Barts Health Intranet and all of the intranet links you may previously have used are now up and running again.

The very good news is that we have also been able to Athens enable UpToDate.

For those not already familiar with UpToDate it is a point of care tool to help you answer clinical questions quickly. It has a straightforward search box and offers topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, recent evidence and specific recommendations for patient care.

Athens access means you can use at the location of your convience.  While not mobile optimised it is also possible to open the system on the device of your choice.

You can self register for Athens from any Barts Health PC and once registered you can use it from any PC.  The same login will give you access to all our electronic resources (more announcements to come on these).  If you already have an Athens login but have forgotten your details or just need some help contact the teams at and  

Monday, 12 November 2012

Making the most of Athens and the Library

Do you need information about how to access articles online from home or at work? Would you like to know more about what the Library gives you access to? Then join one of these sessions and learn quick ways to find out what is available to you.

 Monday 19 November 2012

Tuesday 11 December 2012

These events will be held in the Cyber Room. Book on ESR or contact the Library on x8016 or

We can also organize a session at a time to suit your group.

There are similar training sessions available at Whipps Cross University Hospital. Contact

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Power to Google

Searching on Google needn't be tedious or frustrating. Join a session for tips to improve your Google searching skills. Come along and learn easier ways to make web searching more defined.

The session will show you how to
-   use search techniques to solve real, everyday problems
-   use Google features to focus your searches
-   use hints and tips to generate better results
-   dispel popular Google myths

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Thursday 13 December 2012

These sessions will take place in the Cyber Room. Book on ESR or contact the Library on x8016 or

We can also organize a session to suit your group

There are similar training opportunities available at Whipps Cross University Hospital. Contact

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Friday, 2 November 2012

New Books List for October 2012

The New Books List for October 2012 is now here with over 100 items. We have purchased the new editions of Kumar & Clark's clinical medicine and Mim's medical microbiology.

Medical students will be interested in Foundation programme: 250 SJTs (Situational Judgement Test questions) for Foundation Year entry and Doctor's guide to critical appraisal. We also have several new titles on Anaesthetics including AAGBI core topics in anaesthesia 2012.

There are several new titles on Nursing such as Mentoring in nursing and healthcare: a practical approach by K Kilgallon and the new edition of Essentials of pharmacology for nurses by P Barber.

You can check in NewhamCat to see what else we have and if what you want is out on loan, we can always reserve them for you. If all you need is a novel, browse our Newham General Reads shelves.

Image (c) Creative Commons - Walt Stoneburner