Friday, 2 December 2011

NEW Library catalogue!

Have a look at our new Library Catalogue, StarPlus.
You can search for books and other items in our libraries, as well as electronic and digital material, all from one place.
Log in using your University login and password for direct access to full text where it is available and other features such as saved searches.

Use the ‘University Collections’ tab for electronic and print books, journals, maps, theses, databases and more.
Use the ‘Articles and more’ tab for journal articles from multiple databases using the Quick Set for your department.
For full database functionality such as personalisation, use the native search interface.

So check it out and tell us what you think. We’d love your feedback to help us develop the service so please email with your comments. And don’t worry, Star won’t be going anywhere just yet.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Do you need legal information for your course?

Of course you do if you’re a student in the Law School, but other subject disciplines use legal information as well. Areas of law such as employment, health, media, planning and safety are often of interest to students and staff in a variety of faculties and departments, including Medicine, Dentistry and Health.

There are two legal databases, Lexis and Westlaw that are widely used by law students and by law firms. Both employ friendly, helpful student associates on campus, and you can contact them for help in using the databases. The associate for Lexis is Emmi Wilson and the associate for Westlaw is Trish Hughes

Check out the subject guide for law on the library web if you’d like to find out more about legal databases and websites. If you need more information about resources for legal research, contact the Library subject specialist for law, Maria Mawson .

Friday, 16 September 2011

Library and CiCS Induction Drop-Ins

Throughout Intro Week and Week 1 the University Library and CiCS are running drop-in sessions in the Information Commons for new users to learn more about our services. There is no need to book and each session lasts about 20-30 minutes. See the timetable below for more information:

Intro week (19 September - 25 September 2011)

Collaboratory 1Monday- Friday11.00




Week 1 (26 September - 30 September 2011)

Collaboratory 1Monday13.00
Classroom 3Monday15.00
Classroom 4Tuesday15.00

Thursday, 2 June 2011

End of Year Approaching

Hi. Just a quick reminder to keep your loans up-to-date as we approach the end of the semester and you head off for the summer vacation. For final year students especially it's important that all loans must be returned and any outstanding fines paid by the end of service hours on Saturday 11th June.

Contact us if you need advice or have any problems with your account, don't forget we are here to help.

Hope you have a brilliant summer and to those moving on to pastures new, best wishes for your future, it's been great to know you.

Maggie Hague

Health Sciences Library Services Manager

Thursday, 19 May 2011

New Books

Check out some of the latest books to be added to the library's collections this month;

Click on the titles for full details or to access the ebooks.


Medicine for medical students : the complete guide to both OSCE & written exams / Marc A. Crutchley - 2nd ed.

  Introduction to global health / Kathryn H. Jacobsen  Influenza : human and avian in practice / Roy Jennings - 2nd ed.  Developing language and literacy : effective intervention in the early years / by Julia M. Carroll


 Dual language development and disorders : a handbook on bilingualism and second language learning / edited by Johanne Paradis - 2nd ed.  Young hope : the broken road / Tracy Mobley   MCQ companion to the eye : basic sciences in practice / Peter H. Galloway    The Palgrave handbook of gender and health care / edited by Ellen Kuhlmann


 Learning to listen, learning to teach : the power of dialogue in educating adults / Jane Vella   Overcoming depression and low mood : a five areas approach / Chris Williams - 3rd ed.   * New Edition * In-vitro fertilization / by Kay Elder and Brian Dale - 3rd ed.  * New Edition * Manual of perioperative care in adult cardiac surgery / Robert M. Bojar - 5th ed.




  Motherhood, absence and transition [electronic resource] : when adult children leave home / Trish Green   Children, food and identity in everyday life [electronic resource] / edited by Allison James   Families in society [electronic resource] : boundaries and relationships / edited by Linda McKie    Management and organisational behaviour [electronic resource] / Laurie J. Mullins


For a full list of new books, ordered by site, visit the library catalogue.



Monday, 9 May 2011

What’s happening in the NHS?

What’s happening in the NHS?
An invitation to ALL Students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
When: Monday 16 May 2011, 5.30 – 7.30pm,
Where: Mappin Hall, Sir Frederick Mappin Building

At a recent Focus Group involving students from the Faculty, student representatives asked if we could organise a discussion about the current changes in the NHS, and moreover, take some time to talk about what this will mean for us.
The event will feature a panel made up of local health professionals who will each give their perspective on the plans for change in the NHS. Students will also have the opportunity to ask the panel questions. The event will finish with a buffet meal and time for attendees to chat with other students from across the Faculty and discover more about how they will be working together, in NHS settings.
The event is being hosted by Margaret Freeman, the Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching, as part of a range of Interprofessional Education activities.
The Panel speakers include:
Professor Tony Weetman – Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor
Professor Liddy Goyder – ScHARR (Public Health expert), NHS Specialist training provider
Ms Kirsten Major – Director of Service Development, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Dr Andrew Lee – Practising GP, Clinical Lecturer in ScHARR
To register, please fill in the form at:

Thursday, 31 March 2011

New Books

Here are some of the latest books that have been added to the library's collections this month. Click on each title for more details.

For a full list of new books, ordered by library site, click on the link below;


 book12     book22     book3    book421


 bookx    book62    book7      book8



These book are available both online and in print copies. Check star for print holdings.

  book11     bookx1      book31     book41


Remember you can also recommend a book for the library to purchase. We can't guarantee that every item will be bought, but fill in the form below and we will consider each recommendation and let you know our decision as soon as possible. 



Thursday, 24 March 2011

New Trial to Oxford Medicine Online

We currently have a free trial to Oxford Medicine Online, a portal for medical resources from Oxford University Press. Use the database to search and browse across a wide range of content including;

Medical Handbooks
Nursing Handbooks
Emergencies in - Series
Oxford Textbooks for Medicine
ESC Textbooks

The trial is open to all registered staff and students of the University of Sheffield and will run until 14th April 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Click on the link below to let us know what you think about this resource;

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The numbers on the books – what do you think?

We are running a survey to find out about your views on the shelfmarks on Library stock, with the aim of making things easier to find on the shelves. It is a short survey, taking about 5 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful for your help. You can find it at