Tuesday, May 24, 2011

York University Library – access to Medical books

Between the 6th and 9th June the University of York Library will be operating a retrieval service for books held in the Y section (Medicine). The Library is aware that this is scheduled during the revision period and is thus providing an on-demand retrieval service to minimise the impact on users. Students may, however, also wish to consider taking any texts they feel they may need for their revision in advance of the 6th. Please see below for further details:

First Floor Book Stock Moves – 6 to 10 June 2010

The Library is preparing to move the book stock on the first floor to enable the next stage of the refurbishment to start. From 6 June books will be moved from their current location on the North side of the first floor to the newly refurbished South side. The South side will remain closed to Library users until the stock move is complete; access to books will be via an instant on-demand retrieval service run from the Lending Services desk on the ground floor. The estimated completion date is 10 June. A detailed schedule of each day’s moves will be published nearer the time. The subjects affected by the moves are:

B Psychology

D Sociology

DA Social Policy & Social Work

E-EE Anthropology

G Management

G-GA Economics

H-HB Politics

J Law

K Education

N Geography

O General Studies

Y Medicine and Nursing
We are making every effort to minimise disruption for students in those subjects with examinations during the period of the moves.
Please note that this move will put in place stock arrangements for the remainder of the summer term and the summer vacation. The fully refurbished first floor with the final layout of book stock will be in place for the start of the Autumn term.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New NHS Evidence website

A new version of NHS Evidence has been launched. Features include:

• Browsable A-Z pages for medicines and for selected clinical areas. The A-Z medicines pages are based on BNF entries and include prescribing information, best practice guidance and information for the public. The A-Z clinical topics include information on guidance and ongoing research.

• New NICE pathways which bring together different types of NICE guidance on a topic.

• Links to the original journals and databases pages.

Take a look at the new site (click on the title of this post) and see what you think.

Case histories: the poetry of medicine

This weekend saw the announcement of the winners of the 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. An extract from Mark Lawson, in the Guardian (7/05/11), comments:

The single procedure most commonly described was open brain surgery with the patient conscious and responding, perhaps because, visually and spiritually, this is medicine at its most cutting-edge. However, ominously for readers from any perspective, the most recurrent subject was the experience of feeding or cleaning a terminally ill patient, with Alzheimer's being the most featured disease.

Copies for both the university libraries will be purchased.