Thursday, 27 February 2014

February new items and editions

New editions and new items for the Health Sciences Library in February.

New items for the Health Sciences Library:

Schwarz, S.H.  (2010). Visual Perception: a clinical orientation,   4th ed. [electronic resource].

Coward, K., & Wells, D. (2013) Textbook of clinical embryology [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Carton, J.  (2012). Oxford Handbook of clinical pathology.  [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Ramrakha, P., & Hill, J.  (2012). Oxford Handbook of cardiology. 2nd ed. [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Wilkins, R. (ed.) (2011). Oxford handbook of medical sciences.  (2nd ed.) [electronic resource].
Also available as a hard copy.

Marwick, K.  (2013).  Psychiatry.  4th ed. [electronic resource]
Also available as a hard copy.

New editions for the Health Sciences Library:

Chambers, E., Brown, E.A., & Germain, M.  (2010).  Supportive care for the renal patient.  2nd ed.  [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Read, A.F. (2011). New clinical genetics.  2nd ed.

Hampton, J.R. (2013).  The ECG made easy.  8th ed. [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Hollins, C. (2013). Levison's textbook for dental nurses.  11th ed. [electronic resource].
Also available in hard copy.

Clarke, R.  (2013). Diseases of the ear, nose and throat.  11th ed.

Schneider, Z., & Whitehead, D. (2013).  Nursing and midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice.  4th ed.

Holland, A.L., & Nelson, R. (2014). Counselling in communication disorders: a wellness perspective. 2nd ed.

Norwitz, E.R. (2013). Obstetrics and gynaecology at a glance.  4th ed.

Lo-Biondo-Wood, G. (2013). Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence based practice. 8th ed.

Allgood, M.R. (ed.). (2013). Nursing theory: utilization & application.  5th ed.

Jackson, E.  (2013).  Medical law: text, cases and materials.  3rd ed.

Preston, C.L. (ed.) (2014).  Stockley's drug interactions pocket companion 2014. 

Monday, 24 February 2014

To fine or not to fine...

Have you ever requested a library book? Was the item returned late?
Come along and give us your views;
Information Commons Level 1, Room 126 Wednesday 26 February
12:00 - 13:00
At this session, Lynn Sykes, Head of Customer Services, will be talking to our students about the pros and cons of fining or blocking customers that do not return requested books on time. Her presentation will last about 15 minutes and then we will ask you to decide which of 3 available options you prefer.

If you are unable to attend, please complete our online survey at

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

7 Steps to Producing a Literature Review

Are you planning a literature review? Remember we have an online tutorial to guide you through the process!

7 Steps to Producing a Literature Review
You can also use our Information Skills Resource for advice on referencing, database searching, using Endnote and much more.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The University of Sheffield Research Data Management Survey

The University is undertaking a survey of research data management practices within its research community.  If you undertake research in any faculty at the University of Sheffield, the Research Data Management Service Delivery Group would like to gather feedback on how you manage your research data.

For the purpose of this survey, research data refers to any type of data created, collected, or generated in a digital or non-digital form that is analysed to produce original research results.

The questionnaire is designed to:

  • Assist in the understanding the types of research data held by researchers
  • discover the influences and barriers to managing research data
  • establish what advice and support you require
  • identify current levels of research data management practice in faculties
We will use the information you provide to:
  • inform the RDM user requirements gathering
  • assess what research data we are seeking to manage
  • deliver tools, infrastructure, and policies to facilitate good research data management practice at The University of Sheffield
The survey should take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and it can be completed anonymously. If you would like further information on research data management or would be willing to participate in a follow-up interview, then please enter your name and email address at the start of the survey.

This survey is conducted by the University Research Data Management Service Delivery Group, which is exploring issues around a research data management infrastructure (technical and human) to support the research data lifecycle, acknowledging and responding to different practices across subject disciplines.

Take the survey

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

*Trial electronic resource* - BrowZine

The University Library has a trial subscription to BrowZine, a new tablet application (iOS & Android) that allows you to browse, read and follow scholarly journals in a format optimised for your iPad or Android tablet.

If you’d like to try this resource, then visit this page and remember to leave us some feedback on what you think to this resource! 

The trial to BrowZine will end on 1 March 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014

*New Resource* - BoB

The University has recently purchased a subscription to Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service that allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are due to be broadcast over the next seven days.  As well as this, you also have access to programmes broadcast over the previous week.  You can also create video clips and access transcripts of the programmes.
BoB has excellent video tutorials that take you through the basics of searching and recording, through to creating video and audio clips and searching transcripts.

BoB is produced by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), Cambridge Imaging Systems and Bournemouth University

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Keep track of your WRRO stats

Sheffield's shared open access repository White Rose Research Online (WRRO) has recently unveiled its new statistics page where you can find out all the latest download stats.

The repository has had a fantastic 2,048,419 downloads overall for the full-text articles it holds with the most downloaded research paper getting a whopping 32,289 alone. 

Here are the top downloaded research papers from Sheffield;

Clark, C.D.Evans, D.J.A.Khatwa, A.Bradwell, T.Jordan, C.J.Marsh, S.H.Mitchell, W.A. and Bateman, M.D. (2004) Map and GIS database of glacial landforms and features related to the last British Ice Sheet. Boreas, 33 (4). pp. 359-375. ISSN 0300-9483

Baxter, S. and Brumfitt, S.M. (2008) Professional differences in interprofessional working. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22 (3). pp. 239-251. ISSN 1469-9567

Wang, J.B., Wang, W.Y., Jewell, G.W. and Howe, D. (2005) Design of a miniature permanent-magnet generator and energy storage system. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 52 (5). pp. 1383-1390. ISSN 0278-0046              

To find the stats you want simply use the 'filter items' option at the top of the page. From here you can find out exactly how many downloads each individual article, author or department has had for any given period. To look up a particular article all you need to search for is the EPrint id number which you can find at the end of every record's URL. 

We're developing the repository' statistic capabilities all the time so if there's further information that you think we should include just let us know. Contact us on