Monday, 25 February 2013

New resources in the RHH & NGH

We have added some new items to the Library’s collection.  Click on the cover and go straight to the Library record in StarPlus.

Beauchamp, T.L - Principles of biomedical ethics - 7th ed

Beauchamp, T. L - Principles of biomedical ethics - 7th ed. - New York: Oxford University Press, 2013

Collier, J. A. B. - Oxford handbook of clinical specialties

Collier, J. A. B. - Oxford handbook of clinical specialties - Oxford: oxford University Press

Lockhart, P.B (ed.) - Oral medicine and medically complex patients - 6th ed. - Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell, 2013

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

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Need help with referencing?

Citing your sources correctly is an essential academic skill, but it can often be quite daunting.  The library has lots of help and advice on how to avoid plagiarism, and how to reference correctly.  Check out the Information Skills Resource for tutorials of the referencing style for your department.

There are a number of referencing management programmes that can help you to organise and format your references.

The Library supports the use of Endnote Web.  Endnote Web allows you to import references from online databases such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus, access them from any computer, and add them to your word documents as you write.   Endnote Web is free for all University of Sheffield students - find out more on the Information Skills Resource.

An alternative Reference managent software is Mendeley.  This is a free web-based programme that offers similar features to Endnote Web.  Have a look at the video tutorials available on their website.

Friday, 15 February 2013

10 of the Best: 8# Healthtalk Online

This month on ’10 of the Best’ we’re looking at one of our favourite patient information sites – the award winning, healthtalk online

Working closely with the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford University, healthtalk online  provides support for over 60 medical conditions by engaging with real patient experiences. With videos, audio clips and interviews, over 2,000 patient stories are presented, from the first symptoms through to diagnosis, treatment and long-term care.
Here's a couple of examples from healthtalk online's section on Parkinson's disease;      

Together these stories provide a fantastic resource for patients, carers or anyone wanting to find out more about the reality of living with a particular condition. However it can also be an invaluable resource for students and medical practitioners. As well as patient stories the site provides information on some of the latest medical research and health care trends. If you click through to the condition you’re interested in there are also extra pages full of links to other reliable resources including books and online publications. So take a look!

(You can also check out some other top patient information sites by following our links in the right hand column...)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Look Resource Lists

In semester 2 we are changing the look of myResource Lists, the service that allows you to select your course readings online. 

You can still access the service via the Library tab in MUSE, from your MOLE2 courses or from the Library website, but it will look different.

The Library is updating the service, making it even easier for you to find the resources you need. The transition is underway and we welcome your feedback during this period, so please tell us what you think.

We will be launching the new look service fully in September 2013, but in the meantime if you have any queries or problems, please contact

Check out a video on using the new-look service here. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bite-Size Sessions at the Information Commons

Introducing Bite-Size: a series of short, informal sessions on a range of topics, aiming to teach you the skills you need to succeed in your studies. 

The sessions are held at 12pm every Wednesday, in Collabatory 2 on level 1 of the Information Commons. 

This week; 'Getting Stuff Done by Dan Courtney'. Presenting some simple tools and techniques to plan your work, or private projects. 

See the IC Blog for a full list of upcoming sessions.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Search the Library's Special Collections Online

You can now access lots of material, from both the Library's Special Collections and also the National Fairground Archive, through the University of Sheffield Library Digital Collections

There are excellent digital images from the archives displaying a huge variety of material; including, photographs, plans, books and maps, as well as video and audio clips. 

Have a look... simply search or browse here.

Items in the collection can also be found through StarPlus, and new material is being digitised and added all the time.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Group Study Rooms

We now have whiteboards set up in the two group study rooms at the Health Sciences Library. They can also be used as flip charts. Please keep all the pens and erasers together so everyone can make use of them. Remember you can book either of the rooms by logging into MUSE and clicking on the 'MyRooms and Resources' link.