Tuesday, January 29, 2013

eBooks available for over 40% of HYMS reading list titles

Out of a total of 251 book titles on HYMS Block readings lists 104 (41%) are available as eBooks. Access them using the cross-search facility at http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/FindBooks.

Use eBooks in your studies? Win a £50 voucher by completing our ultra quick survey at http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/HYMSLibrarysurvey.

Want to feedback your thoughts and experiences of using the new UoY Library Flexible Loan systems? Sign up to take part in a focus group on the 8th Feb. Lunch provided and a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher.

Monday, January 28, 2013

UoY Flexible Loans Consultation for HYMS

The Library at The Universty of York introduced Flexible Loans on 1st October 2012 and as part of our commitment to continuous improvement we are now seeking feedback on specific aspects of the service.

As Library users who are frequently away from the University campus, the Library would like to consult with members of HYMS on your experience of the new loans service. In particular we would like to hear your views on the issue of returning requested items to the Library. As a request can be placed at any time throughout the year, we recognise that problems may arise when users are away from campus for an extended period of time e.g. during research leave, while on field work or placement, whilst attending conferences, and during vacations.
A group consultation will allow us to discuss the issues and to explore views on how best the library might balance the needs of both borrower and requestor. The Library would like to invite any staff and students within the School to attend the following session:

HYMS Flexible Loans Consultation
Friday 8th February at 12.15pm - 1.15pm
HYMS Conference Room (107)
University of York

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate your interest in attending this forum via the following Doodle poll. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher.

'MoreBooks' initiative at UoY this February

MoreBooks in February

Throughout February the Library at The University of York will be running a MoreBooks scheme, encouraging our users to request we buy more copies of the books they want. A MoreBooks button (image attached) will appear alongside book titles in YorSearch and all users need to do is click it and enter their details in the form. We will then purchase an additional copy of the book - we’ll try and buy e-books wherever possible to improve availability.

The button will only appear beside non e-book titles we currently have in stock, but the form will include a link to the Suggest items for purchase page if users wish to request a new title.

MoreBooks will initially be available throughout February but we hope to repeat the scheme again later this year. Material requested via the MoreBooks scheme will be purchased using the Information Bundle money (ie not from departmental funds).

For further information see: www.york.ac.uk/library/services/morebooks. If you have any questions, please contact lib-orders@york.ac.uk.

There is still time to enter the HYMS eResource feedback competition - open to all HYMS students - all the details can be found here http://hymslibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/feedback-and-win-50-voucher.html 

Friday, January 25, 2013

University of Hull: Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment update

What’s going on?

·         Work is progressing in the basement of the tower and the demolition contractors are now starting to strip out the area for the mechanical plant for the new lifts and the service risers

·         Library staff have continued the work to clear the basement and to ensure the contractors have a clear area to work in and to make sure the book stock is protected.  The microfilms which were housed in the basement will be moved to the Hull History Centre and until further notice will be available through Document Supply at no charge 

·         The ground floor of the south wing is being painted and as soon as a shelving company is appointed the order for the decant shelving will be placed.  The decoration in this area will be minimal as the space will be fully refurbished once the decant area is no longer required.  It is expected that this area will be ready in mid March when the move of stock will start from the 3rd and 4th floors.

·         Work will start on Monday 28 January to erect hoardings and scaffolding around the staircase adjacent to the lifts which leads to the first floor.  Demolition of the staircase will commence on Monday 4 February and will be done out of hours as the work will be very noisy

·         Follow the redevelopment on twitter @HullUni_Library #bjlredevelopment

When’s it happening?

·         Demolition work has already started in the basement
·         The microfilms will be moved to the Hull History Centre on Monday 28 January
·         Work to demolish the staircase to the first floor will commence on Monday 28 January

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ovid Medline Database reload notification

We have received the following information regarding a recent Ovid Medline database reload:

After the recent 2013 MEDLINE reload, an issue was found where links between the MeSH® terms for the drug classes and the specific narrower drug terms in the pharmacologic actions tree were disconnected during the global reload. Customers utilizing the pharmacologic actions limit may need to run their saved searches again once this issue has been resolved.

We are currently working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will notify users when this has been corrected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you and your patrons. If you should have any questions, please contact us at support@ovid.com.


Timothy Curran
Vice President, Customer Support
Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research - Ovid

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BJL Redevelopment - New Year update

What’s going on?

·         LLI staff have commenced the book moves which will enable the work to start on creating the new service risers on the floors in the tower.  The risers will contain the infrastructure for the new heating and ventilation systems and also the enhanced wiring for power and network upgrade.

·         Some shelving will be dismantled  and removed from the areas in front of the lifts and on the east and west side of the tower to allow for the contractors, BAM, to start breaking through to build the risers.

·         Work is continuing on the temporary book decant area on the ground floor of the south wing
·         Some stock has already been relocated as shown below – Library staff will be pleased to assist users to find what they need :

Floor number
Relocated to
3rd Floor
Stack 4 (middle)
4th Floor
DA 25

Stack 9 (middle)
Stack 10 (middle)
5th Floor
Stack 1 (west)
Stack 2/3 (west)
6th Floor
Stack 7/8 (west)
Stack 31/32 (middle)
7th Floor
Stack 4 (middle)

·         Follow the redevelopment on twitter @HullUni_Library #bjlredevelopment

Monday, January 14, 2013

UoY Flexible Loans Open Forum

The University of York Library introduced Flexible Loans on 1 October 2012 and as part of their commitment to continuous improvement they are seeking general feedback on the service. The Library is holding an open forum to gather feedback from Library users on how the service is working and suggestions for improvements.

The open forum will allow us to answer any questions that users may have and explore suggestions for improvements to the service. The Library would like to invite any interested staff and students to the following session:

  • Flexible Loans Open Forum
    Monday 21 January at 12.15pm - 1.15pm
    LFA 204/5 (Library, Harry Fairhurst Building)

Refreshments will be provided. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher. Keep an eye of the University of York Library pages http://www.york.ac.uk/library/ for further information.

There will be a HYMS specific consultation held later in this term - but HYMS students are welcome to attend this open forum too.

More eBooks available via York

There are now 20 more eBooks in the HYMS Library collection:

100 Cases in Psychiatry - B. Wright
Atlas of Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy - R. Shiloh
Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology - K.W. Woodhouse
Elementary Economic Evaluation in Health Care - T. Jefferson
Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics - P. D. Turnpenny
Fatigue in Cancer - J. Armes
Giving a lecture - K. Exley
Hacker and Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology - C. J. Hobel
Handbook of Diabetes - R. W. Bilous
Human Anatomy - J. A. Gosling
Medical Biochemistry - J. W. Baynes
Opthalmology - J. J. Augsburger
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology - M. M. Dale
Rheumatology - M. C. Hochberg
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology - J. E. Hall
Western Diseases - T. M. Pollard
Wheater's Functional Histology - B. Young
Health Psychology - J. Ogden
Medicine as Culture - D. Lupton
Psychiatry as a Glance - C. Katona

Notes have been added to reading lists where eBooks are available.

You will need your York account details to be able to view these. Forgotten your York details? Use the York Identity Manager to retrieve them - located in the Account Reminder box in the eResource Access Information tab on the HYMS Library pages (http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/eResourceAccessInfo).

Remember there is still time to feedback on how you are using HYMS Library resources - you could win £50 Amazon vouchers - more information here http://hymslibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/feedback-and-win-50-voucher.html.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Issues with NICE BNF and BNFC Apps for Smartphones

Healthcare professionals can register for smartphone apps to use the BNF and BNFC for free with their NHS Athens username and passwords. Full details are available at http://www.nice.org.uk/aboutnice/nicewebsitedevelopment/NICEApps.jsp

Some users who have already downloaded the apps have recently been experiencing issues due to changes and upgrades in the software. If you are experiencing any issues using the apps, the current advice is to try removing the app and then reinstalling.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rang & Dale, Baynes & Guyton: new ebooks available

  • Baynes (2009) Medical biochemistry.
  • Rang & Dale (2011) Rang and Dale's pharmacology.
  • Hall & Guyton (2011) Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology

The above titles are now available as ebooks via the University of York. To access them use the eBook cross-search facility at http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/Findbooks. You may need your University of York account details to access full text.

These and further titles (including Wheater, Emery and Brocklehurst amonst others which will be available soon) will be added to relevant online reading lists on the HYMS Blackboard.

All of these titles have been  made available due to the University of York Student Fees Investment Funds, used last term to purchase eversions of Kumar &Clark's Clinical Medicine and Epstein & Cookson's Clinical Examination.

If you have any feedback about these ebooks and/or how you use library resources please take the opportunity to win a £50 Blackwells/Waterstones voucher by completing our ultra brief survey at http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/HYMSLibrarysurvey. You can also take the opportunity in the survey to register interest in focus groups we will be running on eBook provision for HYMS. Alternately, you can feedback or contact us at anytime at library@hyms.ac.uk.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Feedback and win £50 voucher

We want to hear!
about how you're using HYMS Library resources to help you with your studies.

Go to
the HYMS Blackboard Library tab

> eResource Competition

and answer any or all of the 3 questions
and you could win
a  £50 voucher for Blackwells or Waterstones.

Note that this survey is open until 15th February 2013 and to HYMS students only.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Access Medline, Embase and many more via York

If you access Medline or Embase via York (as opposed to Hull) you can also access many other databases to help with your studies and broaden your medical horizons including:

  • AMED (Allied and Contemporary Health Medicine)
  •  HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
  • PsycINFO (useful for mental health topics)
Simply log into Medline and Embase using your York Account details via the Find Articles & More tab on the HYMS Library pages to view the list of databases available to you.

As they are all provided by the same company (OvidSP) you can transfer your knowledge of and skills using Medline and Embase to the other databses.

Want a refresher on using Medline and Embase? Helpful materials can be found on the VLE:

HYMS For All 2012/3 > Information Literacy > Information Skills > Information Skills 2: Medline and Embase

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DynaMed - now available to HYMS students


After receiving positive feedback on a trial of DynaMed in August 2012 - the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have purchased DynaMed and it is available to all HYMS students.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. It is updated daily and summarizes the most current information on over 3,200 topics, it is ideal for answering most clinical questions during practice.

DynaMed is available via the HYMS Library webpages Find Articles & More > Key Databases & EBD resources

You will need to log in using your NHS Athens details.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New year - NEW ejournal tutorial

 Studying/researching away from the university campuses? Why not access the ejournal resources?
Refresh your ejournal search skills with the NEW 'searching for ejournals' tutorial on the VLE.
Remember as a HYMS student you have access to the ejournals held by Hull and York universities as well as the NHS ejournals!
There is also a tutorial on how to access eBooks. Check them both out at:

HYMS For All 2012/13 > Information Literacy > Information Skills 1: Resources from the two university libraries via HYMS Blackboard
Advance notice: we are aiming to run a consultation with HYMS students to assess the various eBook interfaces available; to establish the preferred provider. More information to come soon.