Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BNF: re-registration required

As of 13th March 2012, BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) will be delivered via a new platform. Access to these resources should not be affected, but you may be asked to re-register when you visit these sites in order to accept new terms and conditions.

More information about the forthcoming changes can be found here: http://bnf.org/bnf/changes.htm

Available on iPlayer: 'The man who put evidence back into medicine': an interview with Iain Chalmers

"Jim Al-Khalili talks to the pioneering health services researcher, Iain Chalmers, who was one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration".  Broadcast on Radio 4 on the 28th Feb 2012 and available on the iPlayer for the next 7 days via http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cjwtd 

"Once described by one writer as 'The Maverick Master of Medical Evidence'. Iain Chalmers trained as a doctor, eventually specialising in obstetrics. But early in his career, he started to question the basis of everything he was trained to do and this set him on a very different path: to champion treatments based on the best available evidence, first in his own field and then across healthcare. It's a journey that has at times challenged the foundations of medical practice.

In 1992, he was appointed Director of the Cochrane Centre, which led to the foundation of the Cochrane Collaboration, dedicated to ensuring that patients, doctors and researchers have access to unbiased information about the effectiveness of healthcare interventions, across the world.

Iain wants to reduce uncertainty in medicine so that patients can make sensible choices about their care. There are now 30,000 Cochrane members world wide, from Brazil to Belgium, Spain to South Africa. He's been hugely influential both within medicine but across all areas of social policy and the inspiration for a generation of evidence-based, sceptical enquirers such as Ben Goldacre. A frequent irritant of the medical establishment Iain become one of them when he was knighted for services to healthcare in 2000.

Having spent his career trying to change the mindset of the medical community from the inside, he's now pushing from the outside, arguing that patients' concerns should drive the medical research agenda."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New University of York Library Cafe now open

Come and try the Costa coffees, hot food, sandwiches, cakes and soft drinks at the refurbished and extended Library Cafe on the ground floor of the J B Morrell Library.

This week the cafe is open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Starting next week, opening hours will be extended into the evenings and weekends.

The opening of the Library Cafe marks the very final stages of the Library refurbishment. To keep up to date with the latest news, visit the UoY Library refurbishment blog: http://uoylibrary.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More resources on our HYMS Library webpages!

We have added some new resource links to our HYMS Library webpages. Click on the 'Find articles and more' tab and you'll see a list of resources under 'Images and videos'. Here you'll find links to lots of medical images and videos. Some are free, and some require you to log in using your Hull or NHS Athens accounts, or your York e-account.

If there are any resources you'd like us to add to this list, or if you have any feedback about this or any of our Library webpages, please contact us at library@hyms.ac.uk.

How to remove your Google web history

Ahead of the March 1, 2012 Google privacy policy changes, users of Google accounts may want to consult the article on how to remove your Google web history at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-google-search-history-googles-new-privacy-policy-takes-effect, though it is worth noting that you may find that the instructions do not work quite as the article suggests.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oxford Medicine Online: Free Trial for HEY NHS staff.

A brief trial access period to Oxford Medicine Online has been arranged for HEY NHS staff. Please see the instructions below for help with accessing the resource, and email any feedback you have to TERM1.ERMECLibrary@hey.nhs.uk with 'Feedback' in the subject line.

How to access Oxford Medicine Online

First open your web browser and go to http://www.oxfordmedicine.com

When you reach the ‘Oxford Medicine Online’ homepage, click the ‘Sign in’ option at the top right hand corner of the page.

Next you will find yourself at the login page. Here you must ignore the initial ‘Sign in’ option and instead choose the option to ‘Login via Athens or your institution’…

On the next page click on the ‘Sign in via Athens’ option.

Now you should find yourself at the Athens Authentication Point. Enter your NHS Athens username and password and click ‘Login’.

And now you should find yourself logged into Oxford Medicine Online with access to all of the materials and resources here…

Don't forget to click the ‘Sign out’ option when you have finished using the site.

SMART Imagebase trial access until 9th March 2012

The Scientific and Medical Art Imagebase from Ebsco is currently available for trial access until 9th March 2012.  The database includes thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics.

To access, you will need a Hull Athens account.  Then go to http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,athens&profile=scitrial and enter your details when prompted.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UoY Library 24/7 coming soon!

[The following information is taken from York Extra:]
In response to student feedback we're pleased to announce that from Monday 16th April until Monday 2 July 8am the Library will be running a pilot of 24/7 opening.
Whether you need space for independent study, research, or group work the Library will now be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a trial period from Monday 16th April until Monday 2nd July, including bank holidays.
The University has agreed to fund this trial 24/7 service in response to student feedback. We hope that the trial will help to address the diversity of needs among the University community, such as students on placement and those with dependents or work commitments who may need to access library resources and facilities outside the standard working day.

After the trial period 24/7 opening all year round will begin from Monday 3 September 2012.