Showing posts from February, 2009

ChildData available again

ChilldData available again now via OvidSP Social Policy and Practice -

ChildData gives you access to the Library’s four databases covering policy, legislation, practice and research, from current thinking to background and historical work; together with information about national and international child care organisations; press coverage of issues affecting children and young people; and details of all the major child care conferences and events. Updated monthly/quarterly.

Catalogue - books, reports and journal articles (over 68,000 entries), all with abstracts, covering the literature on children and young people. Includes full text of the Highlight series, and all articles from Children & Society, NCB’s academic journal published jointly with Wiley.

Organisations – a unique database of over 3,000 organisations, national and international, fully keyworded, and with website and e-mail links.

Children in the News – abstracted summaries (more than 23,00…

Training in Evidence-Based Practice 2009

'How to Practice Evidence-Based Child Health'

20th - 22nd May 2009

This introductory course aims to help practitioners become more efficient at using the best available evidence in their clinical and policy decisions.

The course consists of plenary seminars, small group problem-solving and appraisal sessions and practicals on searching the literature to support evidence-based practice. Key features include learning based on small multi-professional groups, a pre-course study pack, a high tutor-student ratio and opportunities for hands on searching of a variety of electronic evidence-based resources with tutor support.

Who Should Come?

The concepts taught apply to all areas of health and social
care and therefore the course is suitable for any health or
social care practitioner. Examples relevant to the care of children will be used throughout the course.
Previous experience in using research evidence to inform decisions is an advantage but not essential.

Cost: £450. Course materia…

New Source Books

A selection of recent additions to the Source Collection:

A selection of electronic resources added to the Source Website:

A full list of New Books added to the Source Collection and Library is available through the Library Catalogue (use the link to the right hand side of the opening screen).

You can also view a list of information resources that have recently been added to the Source Website.

State of the World's Children 2009

You can view the full text of The State of the World's Children 2009: maternal and newborn health on the UNICEF website.

The State of the World's Children 2009 was launched on 15th January. The report focuses on the extreme risks for pregnant mothers and newborn babies in developing countries.

Circulation journals and MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

UCL now has access to six circulation-related journals from the American Heart Association, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins:

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Circulation: Heart Failure

UCL now also has access to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest.
All of these titles are accessible via the ejournals list.