Friday, 28 November 2014

Global Data - new database trial

We currently have trial access to the database Global Data - Power and Medical modules.

You can use Global Data to view information on the healthcare industry, including statistics and market intelligence reports, with trends and analysis forecasting. You can also find specific company information and news including business descriptions, history, key contacts and location.

Connect to the database from the library web page below. Follow the quick links on the right side of the page to choose the Global Data Medical Module

The feedback form is available from the web page above or click here

Trial access is available until 12th December. You may be prompted to log into MUSE if you are not already logged in. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

MBChB Phase 1 SSC Critical Analysis Library Practical

Firstly, we hope that you enjoyed the library practical sessions last Tuesday and Wednesday.  Here's a reminder of what we went through in the sessions.

The Library Practical

Finding the adverts

Find the adverts from MUSE - My services - StarPlus-
MyResource Lists - Seatrch 'Me
We started the session by navigating to the adverts that have been chosen for this module.  In order to do this, you will need to log into MUSE and select StarPlus - The Library Catalogue from the 'My services' menu.

Once you are on the StarPlus landing page, go to the box at the bottom of the page called 'Reading Lists' and follow the link for 'MyResource Lists'.  In the 'Search Reading Lists' box type MED111, follow the search result for 'MED111 - Critical Analysis - Drug Advertisements'

Once you have found your advert from the list, click on the 'View web link' icon, your selected advert will open in PDF format.

Looking at the references in the drug adverts.

Most of the adverts have some references included which aim to support the claims made within the advert.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Searching for Researching workshops

Do you need to find literature for an independent research project? Not sure where to start? Tried searching but retrieving too many or too few results? 

Then come along to a Searching for Researching workshop at 301: Student Skills and Development Centre.

Run by the University Library, the workshop will show you how to find the best resources for your research project. You will learn about different information sources and how to create an effective search strategy to produce a manageable set of relevant results. You will also consider evaluating information, referencing and plagiarism - making sure you use your own ideas and reference the work of others properly.

Places are still available on the workshop for the following dates:

Thursday 20 November 18.30-19.30
Tuesday 2 December 12.00-13.00 
For further information and to book your place: 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Information Skills Advisory Service

Want advice on carrying out a literature search for your assignment or project?
Do you want some support with referencing, database searching or identifying reliable information?

Then come along to the Information Skills Advisory Service at the IC.

Every afternoon there will be a librarian on hand to offer advice and guidance. No need to book just drop-in!

Information Skills Advisory Service
Level 1
Information Commons
13:00 - 17:00
Monday to Friday 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

BrowZine now available for Android Phone

The BrowZine app is now available for Android smartphones!

BrowZine is an app which enables you to browse, read and monitor current scholarly journal content on your tablet or iPhone. BrowZine works by bringing together articles in Open Access and subscription databases into a single place. 

You can save your favourite journals, view the tables of contents, and read articles as new issues are released. BrowZine is for current awareness and browsing, not focused research or searching. It complements StarPlus which should be used for focused research or searching.

The BrowZine app is available in the iPad, iPhone, Android and Amazon App Stores and is free to download, or you can download it from the Quick link opposite. After downloading, find University of Sheffield in the list and enter your University of Sheffield username and password when prompted.