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The Trust Library and Knowledge Service produces a growing series of Library helpsheets to guide you through NHS resources. If there is a resource that you would like us to create a helpsheet for, please contact us via the ‘Ask a Librarian’ enquiry service.

This page contains links to helpsheets in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view these files you need Adobe Reader. 

Library Helpsheet No. 1: Creating and using an Open Athens account
To access any of the free NHS electronic resources, you will require an Open Athens username and password. This helpsheet guides you through registering for an Open Athens account via the NICE Evidence website and shows you how to log in to your free NHS resources. 

Library Helpsheet No. 2: How do I obtain the full text of a journal article?
Do you have a reference for an article you would like to read but aren’t sure where to go to get a full text copy of the article? This helpsheet will show you how to locate the journal you require using the print and electronic journals available to you. 

Library Helpsheet No. 3: Using the Library Catalogue
This helpsheet offers tips on searching the book and journals collections held on the Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) online library catalogue.

Library Helpsheet No. 4: Evaluating web resources

When searching for health information on the internet, evaluating the web resources you encounter is vital.  This helpsheet offers tips on evaluating the relevance, authority, objectivity and accuracy of web resources.  It also contains a quick guide to URLs and can point you towards further online resources.

Library Helpsheet No. 5: How to access e-books

Library Helpsheet No. 6: Resources for critical appraisal
Critical appraisal is the process of accessing and interpreting research evidence by systematically considering its validity, reliability and relevance before using it to inform a decision. This helpsheet provides an introduction to critical appraisal and guides you towards some useful resources.

Library Helpsheet No. 7: Accessing Electronic Journals via Science Direct
This helpsheet shows you how to access and login to electronic journals available via ScienceDirect

Library Helpsheet No. 8: Statistics in healthcare
This helpsheet provides a list of library books and online resources to guide in compiling statistics for your audit or research.

Library Helpsheet No. 9: UpToDate
This helpsheet shows you how to access UpToDate  and how to install the UpToDate app for your mobile device.

Library Helpsheet No. 10: Dynamed
This helpsheet shows you how to access DynaMed and use its major functions as well as providing instructions on how the install the DynaMed app on your mobile device.

Library Helpsheet No. 11: Anatomy TV
This helpsheet shows how to access Primal Pictures Anatomy TV and make use of the various features including the interactive 3-D atlas, MRI slides and the animations in the Functional Anatomy section.

Library Helpsheet No. 12: Postgraduate Medical Examination Resources
This helpsheet provides a list of online resources to guide in compiling statistics for doctors undertaking medical examinations.

Library Helpsheet No. 13: Proquest Hospital PremiumCollection
A quick gude to using the functionality to search the for full text articles in the Proquest Hospital Premium Collection

Library Helpsheet No. 14: Oxford Medicine Online
Step-by-step instructions on how to access Oxford Medicine Online via NICE Evidence and via the Library catalogue. This resource contains the full text of over 200 titles from  the Oxford Handbooks, Oxford Specialist handbooks, Oxford Textbooks and the ‘Emergencies in’ series.

Library Helpsheet No. 15: How to access journals purchased by CCC from home or work
This helpsheet is specifically for accessing specialist oncology and radiology journals which have been subscribed to by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for use by CCC staff and students on placement at CCC.

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