Information Skills Training Sessions Jan – Mar 2017

The Library offers a range of free training sessions to meet your needs, from how to use databases to find the resources you need, preparing you for a systematic review, to helping you create a professional social media presence.

Dates are below, see our information skills training page for full details. Please contact liaison@sgul.ac.uk to book.

*New* Using Twitter for Promotions

You will learn how to use Twitter for promotional purposes, find out about useful Twitter functions and tools such as Hootsuite and Storify.
Recommended for: Useful for anyone involved in a team or department Twitter account, or thinking of creating one.
Requirements: Users should be familiar with Twitter, as there will be a hands on element to the session.
Mon 13th Feb 12.00 – 13.30

Finding the evidence: databases and search skills

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Wed 25th Jan 12.00 – 13.00
Tues 7th Mar 12.00 – 13.00

Searching databases using OvidSP
Mon 23rd Jan – 10.00 – 11.30
Mon 20th Feb – 11.00 – 12.30
Tues 21st Mar – 14.00 – 15.30

Evidence based healthcare resources
Tues 24th Jan 11.00 – 12.30
Tues 21st Feb 11.00 – 12.30
Mon 20th Mar 11.00 – 12.30

Searching NHS databases
Tues 17th Jan 14.00-15.30
Thurs 9th Feb 11.00-12.30
Thurs 23rd Feb 10.00-11.30
Tues 7th Mar 10.00 – 11.30
Thurs 23rd Mar 14.00 – 15.30

Managing information and critical appraisal

Introduction to critical appraisal
Thurs 16th Mar 10.30 – 12.00

Keeping up to date
Weds 15th Feb 12.30 – 14.00

Citation metrics – an overview
Thurs 23rd Feb 12.00-13.00

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Weds 18th Jan 13.00-16.00
Tues 21st Feb 13.00-16.00
Thurs 23rd Mar 10.00- 13.00

Refworks
Email: liaison@sgul.ac.uk to arrange a time

Getting Started with Twitter
Fri 27th Jan 12.00 – 13.30

Personalized training

If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk

 

Information Skills Training Sessions Oct – Dec 2016

The Library offers a range of free training sessions to meet your needs, from how to use databases to find the resources you need, preparing you for a systematic review, to helping you create a professional social media presence.

Dates are below, see our information skills training page for full details. Please contact liaison@sgul.ac.uk to book.

Personalized training
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk

*New* Using Twitter for Promotions
Mon 12th Dec 12.00 – 13:30
A follow up to our Getting Started with Twitter workshop, you will learn how to use Twitter for promotional purposes. Centred around a case study, you will find out about useful Twitter functions and relevant third party tools such as Vines, Hootsuite and Storify.

Evidence based healthcare resources
Tues 25th Oct 10.00 – 11.30
Tues 29th Nov 14.00 – 15.30
Mon 19th Dec 11.00 – 12.30

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Thurs 1st Dec 12.00 – 13.00

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tues 8th Nov 10.00 – 11.00
Weds 7th Dec 13.00 – 17.00

You can also email liaison@sgul.ac.uk to arrange the following session:

  • Searching NHS databases

Managing information and critical appraisal

Introduction to critical appraisal
Tues 8th Nov 15.00 – 16.30

Keeping up to date
Tues 15th Nov 12.00 – 13.30

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Tues 18th Oct 10.00 – 13.00
Thurs 24th Nov 10.00 – 13.00
Weds 14th Dec 13.00 – 16.00

Getting started with Twitter
Thursday 17 Nov 12-1.30pm

You can also email liaison@sgul.ac.uk to arrange the following sessions:

  • Citation metrics – an overview
  • Refworks

Library inductions

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information for NHS staff
Weds 19th Oct 11.00-12.00
Weds 16th Nov 11.00-12.00
Weds 14th Dec 11.00-12.00

 

Sexual Health Week 12th-18th September 2016

This year’s Sexual Health Week is taking a back to basics look at sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The campaign run by the Family Planning Association aims to bust common myths about STIs and raise awareness about where to get tested.

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To support this year’s campaign, we’ve put together a collection of resources available from St George’s Library including books, articles and websites where you can get further advice and support.

Click the image below to view the collection:

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You can also explore all of our other curated collections of resources here: https://wakelet.com/@sgullibrary

World Physiotherapy Day

This September 8th is World Physiotherapy Day, a global event that aims to celebrate the role that Physiotherapists play in keeping us well, mobile and independent.

Building on the findings of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Report on Ageing and Health, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Add life to years’. As our ageing population continues to grow, (with an expected 2 billion people over the age of 60 by the year 2050) the focus of the campaign is the contribution and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy in healthy ageing.

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To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a collection of resources available from St George’s Library to our support our students and Physiotherapists in practice. We’ve also highlighted some other useful links, including websites, tweet chats and other social media tools that may be useful in supporting Physiotherapists throughout their career.

Click the image below to view the collection:

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You can also explore all of our other curated collections of resources here: https://wakelet.com/@sgullibrary

Library ♥ Nursing

Continuing the Library’s new series of monthly promotions – Library Loves – this May we are taking a closer look at our Nursing Resources – in particular those that will support our Nurses and Midwives through revalidation.

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Content:
Key Websites
Books
Journals
Apps
Other Key Resources
Further information

From April 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) now requires that nurses and midwives undertake a process of revalidation every 3 years to maintain their registration with the NMC. This process has been introduced to encourage a sharing and reflective culture, to promote good practice and raise awareness of the professional standards expected of nurses and midwives and to strengthen public confidence in these professions.

We’ve put together this brief guide to essential revalidation information resources, including those available through St George’s Library, to support you through the revalidation process. Many of the resources will also be helpful to students or other healthcare professionals who are looking to develop their reflective writing skills, or those about to qualify who are looking to get a head start.

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Key Websites:

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): Revalidation
http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/
The NMC microsite covers all the essential information and guidance to the Revalidation process. You can find out more about the requirements, download the NMC guidance booklet, forms and templates and learn from fellow professionals who have already been through the revalidation process.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN): Revalidation
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/revalidation
The RCN has professional development pages dedicated to the revalidation process, including guidance on the requirements, case studies of a variety of professionals and advice on developing and keeping a portfolio of evidence.

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Books available from St George’s Library

We have a great collection of texts to support you in your professional development and reflective practice. We’ve picked a handful of these below, but don’t forget you can also search Hunter for further inspiration and similar titles.

Click on the images below to view the catalogue record for the book, where you’ll be able to check and see if there is a copy available on the shelves. If the title is available as an eBook, follow the links beneath the image to view them online.

Access Instructions:

If you are using a library computer or laptop, you should click the onsite link to view the book (there’s no login required).

If you are offsite:

  • SGUL students/staff should click the SGUL offsite link and log in with their SGUL username and password.
  • NHS staff should use the NHS offsite link and log in with their OpenAthens login details. If you don’t have an OpenAthens login, you can self-register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/

reflective practice in nursing     51zRsx8aTtL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_
Click here for onsite access                   Click here for onsite access
Offsite : SGUL users log in here            Offsite : SGUL users log in here
Offsite : NHS users log in here              Offsite : NHS users log in here

mentoringlearning     becoming
Click here for onsite access                      Click here for onsite access
Offsite : SGUL users log in here               Offsite : SGUL users log in here
Offsite : NHS users log in here                 Offsite : NHS users log in here

http://unicorn.sgul.ac.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5/3?searchdata1=116682{CKEY}&searchfield1=GENERAL^SUBJECT^GENERAL^^&user_id=WEBSERVER     continuing

writingyournursing     lawethicsnursing

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Journals

You might also be interested in keeping up-to-date with more recent discussion on Revalidation.

Take a look at some of the Hunter searches below to see some of the most recent articles for the following topics:

To access full-text articles in these searches offsite, please be aware you’ll need to login with your SGUL login details. NHS staff are only able to view these using a Library computer. If you are an NHS user and would like a login for the Library PCs, please see a member of staff at the Library helpdesk.

NHS users have access to thousands of electronic journals via their OpenAthens login; you can browse the titles by visiting the A-Z list hosted by NICE. Make sure you have logged in before searching to ensure you see the full content you have access to.

Some key titles we recommend keeping up-to-date with include:

Nursing Standard
Nursing Management
British Journal of Nursing
British Journal of Midwifery

These are all available via the University and the NHS OpenAthens routes.

If you don’t have the time to search online and would rather browse a journal/magazine by hand you can always check out our limited print collection of journals. These are held in the silent study section of the Library and a selection are on display next to the Research Enquiries Desk. Our nursing print journals include:

Nursing Standard
Nursing Times
Pediatric Nursing
Nursing Management
Midwives

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Apps

St George’s Library regularly explores and reviews mobile applications and resources that our users may find useful. A few that you may be interested in are:

Shift Calendar Apps –  time management apps to help those with shift based roles keep track of their complex work schedules.

Forest: Stay Focused  –  An app to help you keep focused on your task if you are easily distracted
Dynamed Plus – A Point of Care resource app – full content available to St George’s  NHS staff.
NICE BNF and BNFc – available with an NHS OpenAthens

Baby Buddy – An app for expectant and new mothers, and healthcare workers assisting them.

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Other Key Resources

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, London: NMC.
View The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses – PDF

Royal College of Nursing (2015) NMC revalidation: next steps: an update from the RCN on NMC revalidation, plus frequently asked questions, London: RCN.
View  RCN document on NMC revalidation – website

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Further information:

For help in viewing or downloading eBooks or online journals, pop along to the Research Enquiries Desk in the Quiet Study Area of the Library, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.

If you are an NHS user and are having problems with your OpenAthens account, please contact your OpenAthens administrator:
Beth Jackson
eljackso@sgul.ac.uk
020 8725 5433

We’ll be hosting another Pop-Up Library where we’ll be happy to help with your enquiries about any of the Library’s services and resources:

Tuesday 24th May – 12-2pm outside Ingredients restaurant, 1st floor Lanesborough Wing.

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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May, between 13:00-17:00 in the Hyde Park room, and handing out awards for nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care.

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Information Skills Training Sessions Jan – Mar 2016

The Library offers a range of free training sessions to meet your needs, from how to use databases to find the resources you need, preparing you for a systematic review, to helping you create a professional social media presence.

Dates are below, see our information skills training page for full details. Please contact liblearn@sgul.ac.uk to book.

Personalized training
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at liblearn@sgul.ac.uk

Finding the evidence: databases and search skills

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Tuesday 9 Feb 12-1pm
Friday 26 Feb 12-1pm
Friday 11 Mar 12-1pm

Searching databases using OvidSP
Thursday 14 Jan 1-2pm
Thursday 18 Feb 1-2pm
Thursday 17 Mar 1-2pm

Evidence based healthcare resources
Tuesday 23 Feb  3-4.30pm
Wednesday 16 Mar 3-4.30pm

Searching NHS databases
Tuesday 19 Jan 11am-12pm
Thursday 11 Feb 10-11am
Thursday 17 Mar 10-1am

Managing information and critical appraisal

Introduction to critical appraisal
Tuesday 9 Feb 3-4.30pm
Wednesday 23 Mar 3-4.30pm

Keeping up to date
Wednesday 27 Jan 11am-12.30pm
Tuesday 22 Mar  1-2.30pm

Citation metrics – an overview
Thursday 11 Feb 12-1pm

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Wednesday 20 Jan 1pm-4.30pm
Thursday 10 Mar 10am-1pm

Refworks
Friday 22 Jan 12-1pm
Monday 22 Feb 1-2pm
Wednesday 23 Mar 12-1pm

*New *  Twitter for Beginners
Wednesday 17 Feb 12-1.30pm
Monday 14 Mar 12-1.30pm

Library inductions

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information for NHS staff
Wednesday 20 Jan 10am
Wednesday 24 Feb 10am
Wednesday 16 Mar 10am

Information Skills Training Sessions: October – December 2015

Feel like you are out of practice with literature searching? Looking for new ways to keep up-to-date? Or perhaps you want to know more about critical appraisal? Why not sign up for one of our free training sessions held in the library. We have a wide range of sessions, which are free for anyone to attend regardless of if you are a St George’s or joint Faculty student, researcher, staff or an NHS trust member.

Dates are below. Please see our information skills workshop page for full session outlines. You can contact liblearn@sgul.ac.uk to book.

Personalized training
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individuals or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at liblearn@sgul.ac.uk

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Tuesday 20th Oct 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 19th Nov 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 17th Dec 13.00 -14.00

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tuesday 13th Oct 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 12th Nov 13.00 – 14.00
Tuesday 8th Dec 12.00 – 13.00

Introduction to critical appraisal
Thursday 22nd Oct 15.30 – 17.00
Thursday 26th Nov 10.30 – 12.00

Keeping up to date
Tuesday 10th Nov 11.30 – 13.00

Citation metrics – an overview
Friday 13th Nov 12.00 -13.00

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Tuesday 13th Oct 14.00 -17.00
Thursday 5th Nov 13.00 – 16.00
Wednesday 2nd Dec 10.00 – 13.00

Online tools and tips for the digital researcher
This session will provide an overview of online tools, including social media, to collaborate, share information and raise your research profile.

Tuesday 15th Dec 14.00 – 15.00

*New* Getting Started with Twitter
This session is aimed at those new to, or considering using, Twitter but want to know more first. We will give you an overview of how Twitter works, discuss why you might want to use it and offer a hands-on practical workshop to explore this growing social media platform. The session will particularly focus on how Twitter can be used in a professional context.

Monday 26th Oct 12.00 – 13.30
Monday 16th Nov 12.00 – 13.30

Evidence based healthcare resources
Thursday 15th Oct 15.00 – 16.30
Tuesday 24th Nov 15.00 – 16.30
Thursday 17th Dec 10.30 – 12.00

Searching NHS databases
Friday 9th Oct 15.00 – 16.30
Wednesday 21st Oct 10.00 – 11.30
Wednesday 4th Nov 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesday 17th Nov 14.00 – 15.30
Monday 30th Nov 15.00 – 16.30
Tuesday 15th Dec 11.00 – 12.30

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information for NHS staff
Wednesday 28th October 10am
Wednesday 25th November 10am
Wednesday 16th December 10am