New journal: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Library is pleased to offer access to the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, as requested by the QUB Centre for Public Health.

Access the journal via the Library Catalogue:

https://encore.qub.ac.uk/iii/encore_qub/record/C__Rb1638590

(It will also be listed in the Library’s E-Journals A-Z.)

All issues from the year 2014 to present are available.

If you have any questions about this journal, please contact Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

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Medical Library Videos

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has teamed up with Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for those subjects, to produce a series of short videos, covering everything from getting to the Medical Library at the Royal Victoria Hospital, to running a literature search in the MEDLINE database.

QUB medical students can access the videos by logging into the Medical Education Portal and clicking the ‘Library video tutorials’ link:

https://www.med.qub.ac.uk/portal/support/academicLib.aspx

Students and staff from other subject areas can view the videos on YouTube.

If you have any questions about the videos, or suggestions for additional video content relating to the Library, please contact Richard Fallis.

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New journal: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

The Library is pleased to offer access to the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, as requested by the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Screenshot of journal

Access the journal via the Library Catalogue:

https://encore.qub.ac.uk/iii/encore_qub/record/C__Rb1486218

(It will also be listed in the Library’s E-Journals A-Z.)

All issues from the year 2000 to present are available.

If you have any questions about this journal, please contact Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

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Library Systems – Scheduled Maintenance 16/01/19

maintenance

Library Systems will be carrying out some essential maintenance on our catalogue search on 16th January 2019.

The catalogue will be unavailable from 10:00 pm (GMT) on 16th January for approximately 4 hours. My Account will be unavailable and it will not be possible to borrow or renew books during this time.

During this time our article search will continue to be available from the library home page.

Databases can still be accessed from our A – Z list.

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – January 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates planned for the 2018-19 academic year which will keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.

The project is progressing well with most of the work currently concentrated in the area which is being extended outside Short Loan and in the courtyard area behind Borrower Services.

The Language Teaching Room has now relocated from the bottom of the atrium to the old Auditorium, Room 0G 028 (turn left after lifts/toilet block on entering the ground floor). The Language Resource Room remains in its former location.

No particularly disruptive work in the main Library area is anticipated over the next few weeks and anything likely to cause a disturbance will be carried out as early in the morning as possible. However, due to the major works that are being undertaken there may be some background noise.

If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact: library@qub.ac.uk.

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Research Data Survey

Academic and research staff at Queen’s have been emailed the link to an online survey about research data, which is being conducted by Information Services.  This Questback survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous.

The aim is to help Information Services investigate research data practices at Queen’s. This will enable us to meet the needs of researchers by quantifying the scale of the technical infrastructure that is required, identifying any training needs, and determining the level of advice and support that should be provided.

Research data is defined as “that which is collected, observed, or created in a digital form, for purposes of analysing to produce original research results”.  Even if you do not consider that you hold research data we would still appreciate your input.

Information Services will donate £1 to Macmillan Cancer Support each time a member of staff completes the survey.

The survey will close on Thursday 31 January 2019. Please contact Dan Holden (d.holden@qub.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

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Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works, Volume1 and Volume 2.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works, Volume1 and Volume 2.

This is a “searchable collection containing real transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. The database contains more than 2,000 session transcripts, 44,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material.”

At present the volumes are accessed via different platforms so the links are unique for each volume as follows. 

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume 1 

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume 2

This trial runs until February 7th 2019. It is available both on and off campus during this time. While the Library is not in a position to establish a subscription at present, your feedback welcome in order to gain clarity on the value of the database to research / teaching and of exploring future funding options. Please email feedback to Norma Menabney (n.menabney@qub.ac.uk), cc’ing your respective Subject Librarian.

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Library Help Drop-In Sessions – Biological Sciences

Library Help Drop in sessions are running throughout January and February for students from the School of Biological Sciences. No need to book, just come along if you need help with literature searching, finding articles, using databases or reference management.

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If you have a query relating to accessing electronic resources

If you have a query relating to accessing electronic resources, please refer to the eresources help guide or search on Library Help for information which you may find helpful.

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UpToDate Anywhere now available to QUB students and staff

UpToDate Anywhere is now available to QUB students and staff. This will be of particular interest to the School of Medicine.

UpToDate clinical decision support helps you to get evidence-based answers to your clinical questions at the point of care.

Access via the Library website:

Go to www.qub.ac.uk/lib and search the Library Catalogue for UpToDate – click the Resource link for access.

Alternatively, go directly to UpToDate’s catalogue record https://encore.qub.ac.uk/iii/encore_qub/record/C__Re1000887 and click the Resource link there.

You can also access UpToDate via the Library’s Databases A-Z: http://libguides.qub.ac.uk/az.php?a=u

Get the mobile app now — it’s easy:

  1. While on the QUB network, go to http://queens.ezp1.qub.ac.uk/login?url=https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search and click the register link on the top right to create your username and password.
  2. Download and install the free mobile app through app store
  3. With the username and password you can also use UpToDate on any internet-enabled computer, even outside the University network.

This account is linked to Queen’s University Belfast. To keep your account active, simply login on a QUB computer every 90 days to maintain benefits.

Here’s what you get with UpToDate Anywhere:

  • Easy access to UpToDate remotely (outside of the University’s network),
  • Free continuing education credits (CME) when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or remotely – including on your mobile device
  • More than 10500 topic reviews from 25 specialties
  • More than 1500 Patient Education materials
  • More than 30000 graphics for presentations
  • What’s new section with the most important updates from your own specialty

If you have any questions about UpToDate, please contact your Subject Librarian.

If you are experiencing technical problems with UpToDate, please email:  customerservice@uptodate.com

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