PathCAL – A pathology and pathophysiology e-resource

PathCAL is a Library subscribed resource with a wide range of tutorials on Pathology and Pathophysiology topics. Each tutorial within the resource outlines its target audience, who has written the content, when it was last updated and the objectives of the tutorial so you can assess if it’s right for your studies. PathCAL covers a wide range of topics from diagnostic techniques through to specific diseases.


The tutorials themselves guide you through the topic, though wider reading around the subject is essential, and has regular quizzes to test your knowledge. The quizzes vary between multiple-choice and short, written statements that you can benchmark against appropriate answers. Additionally, PathCAL has a range of images and photographs embedded in its tutorials to aid with understanding concepts and topics.

To access PathCAL you should go through the Library’s databases list and look for PathCAL. If you are onsite you can click through to get direct access to the resource, if you are offsite you will need to login using your University username and password. NHS staff also have access to this resource but only onsite using the computer rooms adjacent to the Library.

New Cochrane Library learning tutorial now available

A brand new learning video to support the new search interface for is now available and free to use.  It supports the existing introduction to Cochrane video, both tutorials can be accessed by following the below links:

The Cochrane Library – an introduction:

The Cochrane Library – Advanced and MeSH Searching:

These videos have also been added to the Library website’s How to… guides pages.  Please don’t forget to look here for help and support in finding and accessing resources.

New on the SGUL Library website – short help videos for NHS staff

Are you having problems accessing NHS journals?  Unsure how to search the NHS Healthcare databases?  Do you need an Athens password but are unsure how to get one?  Find out how to do all these things and more by going to the How do I section of the website and selecting one of our short tutorials to guide you through.  Alternatively to go straight through to these tutorials click on the links below.

How do I register for an NHS Athens account?

How do I access NHS Athens resources?

How do I access the NHS Healthcare Databases?

How do I search using the NHS Healthcare databases?

How do I access NHS journals?

Please note these tutorials are for NHS resources only.  However there are is also a range of tutorials for SGUL resources available on this same page. Please go to the How do I… pages  to browse the full range of topics.

New image search tutorial from Intute and TASI

“Internet for Image Searching” is a new, free online tutorial to help staff and students in education to find digital images for their learning and teaching:

The emphasis of the tutorial is on finding copyright cleared images which are available free; facilitating quick, hassle-free access to a vast range of online photographs and other visual resources.

This tutorial has been created by TASI – the JISC Advisory Service for digital media, and Intute as part of the Virtual Training Suite.

Information provided by Emma Place, Intute Training and Outreach Manager, Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol.