Farewell Archana!

This month we bid farewell to Archana Deshmukh, our Assistant Librarian who has taken on an exciting new post as Health Education England Librarian. Archana was based predominantly at PRH and was known to many of our members for her excellent work in teaching information skills, administering OpenAthens accounts and carrying out evidence searches. We have enjoyed working with Archana …

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“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you”

We couldn’t agree more with B. B. King so we’re delighted to release our Teaching programme for this autumn. Here are just some of the skills we would love to share with you: Find quality health information to support your work and research Access online journals with your OpenAthens password Use EndNote to manage your references for research and assignments …

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Hope to see all our educators at the BSUH Inter-Professional Conference!

Look out for the Library and Knowledge Service team who will be sharing best practice and tips for educators at the 4th BSUH Inter-Professional Conference. Read about a selection of the rich resources we offer to support educators on Library Matters, or explore the full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/

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BMA book awards winners

The winners of the 2017 BMA book awards were announced yesterday evening at an event at BMA House on Monday 11 September 2017. Professor Sir John Temple, BMA President, was the guest of honour. We have copies of many of the winning titles in stock, some as e-books, some as print. See our Library Matters post for full details.

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Top tip: how do I find journal abbreviations?

When submitting journal articles or academic work, a frequent requirement is that the list of references should present journal titles in a standard abbreviated form. How can I find these abbreviations? There’s a standard for these: ISO 4 (Information and documentation – Rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications). Usually, especially when Vancouver format  is specified, …

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How did we make a difference in 2016-17? Read our latest annual report

The Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service Annual Report for 2016-17 has been published.  It briefly illustrates some of the ways our work has made an impact on patient care, service improvement, study, research and clinical teaching over the last year. The report shows how our services were used in comparison to previous years, with many areas showing increased activity …

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Improve your skills as an educator at the BSUH Inter-professional Research, Education and Knowledge Conference 2017

Do you teach or supervise medical trainees, nursing students, or staff in any profession at BSUH?  Every year the Trust runs a one-day conference aimed at educators – this year it’s coming up on the 15th September in the Audrey Emerton Building.  These events always receive excellent feedback thanks to the wide range of topics covered, which are useful for …

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Working in public health and need help finding evidence-based information?

Remember your Library service gives you access to two Social Science databases: SocIndex Coverage includes social and health related topics including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, religion, racial studies and social work Social Policy and Practice UK literature covering applied research, policy and practice in areas including public and social policy, public health, homelessness, housing, crime, law and order, families, children and …

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