Thursday, 27 September 2012

UCL Main and Science Libraries 24 hours opening

The UCL Main and Science Library will be open 24 hours from 24 September to 21 December 2012.

Access to UpToDate is now available on UCL networked PCs

UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care.

Content is continually updated and is based on the latest evidence; it undergoes a rigorous editorial process & is written by a global community of 5,100 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.

UpToDate also includes basic patient information for c.150 medical conditions.



BNF app for NHS Athens users

An official BNF app has been launched by NICE and is now available as a free download for anyone with an NHS Athens account who uses Android and iPhone smartphones or iPod touch. Users can download the app for free but will need to enter their NHS Athens details to activate the content. More information, including technical requirements is available in a NICE news bulletin.

The BNF app offers access to the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the British National Formulary (BNF) at the touch of a button and allows for browsing and searching BNF content. An app for British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) is expected soon.



BMJ Case Reports

UCL Library Services has purchased access to BMJ Case Reports. This online journal has published over 3,500 case reports (including medical image and video cases) since its inception in 2008. All medical specialties are covered.
The content of BMJ Case Reports can be accessed via the UCL ejournals list by UCL staff & students and Great Ormond Street staff.



BMJ Learning: new animated modules available

As part of the NHS subscription to BMJ Learning, new animated learning modules are now available. The 26 Foundation Skills modules are suitable for doctors completing the foundation programme, core and specialty trainees and other members of the clinical workforce. The 35 Surgical Skills modules cover surgical techniques and procedures for ST 1 & 2 level surgical trainees. As well as detailed modules on surgical procedures, the product also includes sections on anaesthesia, suture techniques, instrument handling and guides on patient consent.

BMJ Learning is an online learning resource for professionals in primary care and hospital medicine. Learning resources are based on BMJ Clinical Evidence. BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool from BMJ Evidence Centre designed to support clinicians in their decision making from diagnosis to treatment.
For UCL users - BMJ Learning and BMJ Best Practice - a UCL account is required to login and then additional (free) registration on your first visit to the site.

For NHS users - BMJ Learning and BMJ Best Practice - an NHS Athens account is required to log in and then additional (free) registration on your first visit to the site.


OvidSP users get access to OvidOpenAccess

OvidSP databases, including Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, etc., now include access to OvidOpenAccess. This contains over 70,000 articles from about 200 peer-reviewed clinical and research journals published by Medknow Publications, as well as bibliographic citations of articles from over 1,000 journals accessible through PMC (formerly PubMed Central).

This content is available free of charge via OvidSP's Basic Search screen only. OvidOpenAccess results are displayed alongside your regular OvidSP results. Further information about the new tool can be found on the Ovid website.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Global Health Archive


UCL Library Services has purchased the Global Health database archive. Global Health is a specialist international public health database for academics, researchers, public health practitioners, NGOs, policy makers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and students. The archive covers the years 1910-1972.

UCL staff and students can access this database onsite, or use a UCL computer account for offsite access. GOSH staff can access the database via computers in the ICH Library.