Friday, 10 February 2017

Cancelled: Shibboleth (Single Sign-on) outage, 14th February

The planned outage of the Single Sign-on service next Tuesday will no longer go ahead.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Single Sign-on maintenance will affect e-resource access on Tuesday, 14th February

Please note that the UCL Single Sign-on, which is used to login to a number of our services and electronic resources, will be unavailable on Tuesday 14th February between 09:00 - 13:00. 
Areas which will be affected by the outage include:
  • All off-site access to electronic resources
  • On-site access to some electronic resources including Dawsonera, EBL/E-Book Central, Digimap, Westlaw and BBC Monitoring
  • Login to certain services such as Metalib and Digital Collections
Unfortunately, as this is part of a large-scale datacentre migration project in ISD, a term-time outage is unavoidable but we do a

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

OVID MEDLINE available via OpenAthens

GOSH staff can now once again use OVID to search the MEDLINE database.

Users can access the database by logging into NHS Athens, selecting My Resources and then OVID Online.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Trial access to Ovid Emcare

UCL has trial access to Ovid Emcare until 10th December 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere
Ovid Emcare is a nursing database that provides:
  • 3,700+ international journals indexed – more than any other nursing database – More scholarly, peer-reviewed and indexed journals than any other nursing database
  • 1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databases
  • Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
  • Up to 250,000 records/citations added each year
  • Broadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.
  • 70% of records have online abstracts
  • More than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH.
Please send any feedback on this resource to ich.library@ucl.ac.uk 

Health Apps, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Importance of information

We though this article might be of interest-

Health Apps, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Importance of information

New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an e-learning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

The e-learning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice.  The e-learning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.  

There are eight sessions of e-learning that cover:
·        Evidence-based medicine
·        Principles of decision making in healthcare
·        Changing clinical practice
·        Audit and feedback.

The e-learning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals. 

The e-learning will help users to follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine, make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way, understand, identify and overcome barriers to change as well as conduct an audit and provide feedback.

To access the e-learning for free, visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Change in loan limit for UCL staff

We regularly review our library service provision to staff, students and external visitors. One aspect of the service which was reviewed via a benchmarking exercise during the latter part of last year was the loan allowance for all library users.

UCL Library Committee agreed in December 2015 that the loan limit for staff at UCL will be set at 40 items from 1 September 2016. This change maintains a generous limit for staff, whilst balancing this against the need to manage the Library’s print stock and ensure that it is available for users at the point of need.