Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hull Needs Your Help

The University of Hull Library need your help! They are currently looking at improving their website. If you have used the library website at Hull and thought it could be improved, well, speak now or forever hold your peace! It took us about 8 minutes to complete at: bit.ly/2iQEFd3. Go on, be part of the solution!

We know surveys aren’t that fun (according to most people we surveyed in the office this morning) so we thought we’d point out something a little more interesting too. BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast two episodes looking at the NHS; the first looks at how the NHS is responding to increased demand and decreased resources - the second, explores recruitment in the NHS and the role that overseas trained professionals play in the NHS. Both episodes are very pertinent and well worth a listen. They are available from BBC iplayer or you can download the BBC radio app, if you are so inclined.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Key Resources for HYMS students

Get your head around key resources available to you at HYMS. Whether you just need a reminder of what’s available or you’re  unsure what we have, the best place to start is the library website. The finding resources tab has all the usual suspects here: Medline from Ovid which is  pretty much the Grandmaster Flash of medical databases (if medicine was hip hop). We’ve also got the Cochrane Library and while we’re bragging Embase too. But we’ve got so many great resources it would just be too cluttered to have them all there on the website. So, you need to use the cross search to get to the other good stuff like Acland’s Anatomy, New England Journal of Medicine or BMJ Journals. Remember that at HYMS you benefit from the resources of both the University of York and the University of Hull so make sure you are checking both catalogues with cross search.  If there’s something that you think we should have but can’t find, let us know about it by emailing library@hyms.ac.uk  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Web Page for HYMS Researchers

HYMS Research PageWe know that the research landscape can seem like an over complicated place. As if just doing the research and writing up isn’t hard enough, there’s: RDM, OA, ORCID, REF and no doubt a whole host more acronyms out there, and they are important! But getting your head around what they all mean, what’s best for your publication, or just getting to grips with how an ORCID can help you, or how to make your research REF-ready is not always easy. We also appreciate that our parent institutions use different pieces of kit to help manage the scholarly communication process, does PURE or Hydra mean anything to you? With all that in mind, and from some of our conversations with you, we thought we would set up a page that contains key guidance on the entire research process, linking out to relevant training, guidance, or contacts from either York or Hull as relevant. We hope you find this page useful, let us know if you love it, or would like to suggest how we can improve it by emailing library@hyms.ac.uk.  

In the meantime best of luck with your research!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year

We hope you have all had a good break over the Christmas and New Year period. If you want to brush up on your search skills after all that festive downtime, don’t forget that you can access HYMS Library training materials from the library webpages including our handy guide to systematic reviews.

If that’s a bit too much for the first week in January see our last post to get in on Hull’s City of Culture Lines of Thought  Exhibition which lasts until the end of February.  

Best of luck with your studies and research over the coming year.

If you need to get in touch with us you contact the HYMS Library Team by emailing library@hyms.ac.uk.