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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Helpsheets

Your Library and Knowledge Service produces a growing series of Library helpsheets to guide you through NHS resources.

 

Please see the documents at the bottom of the page. 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.

 

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: Emerald Research Pass

Emerald journals and eBooks cover a broad spectrum of content, including; mental health, nutrition and health service leadership and organisation.
Our Research Pass subscription provides access to over 200,000 eJournal articles and chapters from over 2,900 ebooks.

 

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: Accessing the new Kortext ebooks collection

This helpsheet show you how to access the Kortext ebooks collection.

 

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. 13: Proquest Hospital Premium Collection

A quick guide 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 15: BMJ Best Practice

Takes you to the latest evidence based information, whenever and wherever you need it. It provides step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

 

Library Helpsheet 16: Knowledge and Library Hub (WUTH staff)

A guide to locating and using the Knowledge and Library hub, with explanations on features and navigating results.  

 

Library Helpsheet 16: Knowledge and Library Hub (WCHCT staff)

A guide to locating and using the Knowledge and Library hub, with explanations on features and navigating results.  

 

Library Helpsheet 17: Setting up a desktop icon for the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Instructions on how to install a desktop icon to link directly to the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

 

Library Helpsheet 18: Ovid Platform User Guide

A guide to using databases hosted by Ovid.

 

Library Helpsheet 19: Ebsco Platform User Guide

A guide to using databases hosted by Ebsco.

 

Library Helpsheet 19: Proquest Platform User Guide

A guide to using databases hosted by Proquest.

 

Here are also the links for Help Guides for Nice Evidence Search and Help Guides for Healthcare Databases Advanced Search

Useful tutorials on the features of Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS), produced by NICE

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRbwbc3dfXUO3IYIun-5ICK-Q059JXtgk are also available.

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    • Helpsheet 1 Creating and Using Your Open Athens Account Modified: 02/03/2022 12:53PM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 2 How Do I Obtain the Full Text of a Journal Article? Modified: 10/12/2021 9:59AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 3 Using the Library Modified: 10/12/2021 10:00AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 4 Evaluating Web Resources Modified: 10/12/2021 10:00AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 5 Emerald Research Pass Modified: 10/12/2021 10:00AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 6 Resources for Critical Appraisal Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 7 Accessing Electronic Journals via Science Direct Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 8 Statistics in Health Care Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 9 UpToDate Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 10 Accessing the new Kortext ebooks collection Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 11 Anatomy TV Modified: 10/12/2021 10:01AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 13 Proquest Hospital Premium Collection Modified: 10/12/2021 10:02AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 14 Oxford Handbooks Online Modified: 10/12/2021 10:02AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 15 BMJ Best Practice Modified: 10/12/2021 10:02AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 16 Knowledge and Library Hub (WUTH staff) Modified: 10/12/2021 10:02AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 16 Knowledge And Library Hub (WCHCT staff) Modified: 10/12/2021 10:07AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 17 Knowledge Hub Icon Installation Modified: 24/02/2022 9:42AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 18 Ovid Platform User Guide Modified: 27/05/2022 9:17AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 19 Ebsco Platform User Guide Modified: 27/05/2022 9:18AM | Download:
    • Helpsheet 20 Proquest Platform User Guide Modified: 27/05/2022 9:18AM | Download: