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Health Information Week 2018 at GEH

Health Information Week (HIW2018) is a national initiative to raise awareness of health information for patients and those who care for them. The Library Team supported by PALS held a stall at the Crossroads on Friday 6th July t0 highlight key websites and promote the work of the PALS service. With invaluable help from PALS volunteer Geoff, we chatted […]

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Donated Time Out Books

We recently acquired a large donation of Time Out Books for our collection.  Amongst them were some classics like The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  There was also a smattering of Shakespeare too.  There was a good variety of books […]

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New Clinical Librarian

Hi, I’m Lisa Mason the new Clinical Librarian at George Eliot. I joined the William Harvey library team at the start of June, and I’m excited to be part of the #teameliot family. I have a background in Higher Education librarianship, having spent the past 24 years at the University of Wolverhampton in various librarian […]

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New Time Out Books

This month saw a good number of new donated Time Out Books.  They are mostly romance but with one or two general interest and crime and thriller thrown in. Interestingly among the romance and family saga novels is one written by Victor Pemberton called Flying with the Angels.  Victor is an author and playwright and […]

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Incurably curious? We have the perfect reading shortlist for you.

Why not borrow one of the books shortlisted for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize? The library has purchased 5 of the books shortlisted for this prestigious award celebrating new books about medicine, illness and health. The titles on this year’s shortlist range from the development of vaccines to the grisly world of Victorian surgery, palliative medicine, families dealing […]

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New year, new skills?

January is an ideal time to reassess your “soft” skills and develop new ways of working. Plenty of inspiration is available at the library with a collection of books available to borrow from publishers Kogan Page, who specialise in business, management and professional development. There’s something for students and staff working at all levels. Topics […]

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New and improved BMJ Best Practice

This trusted clinical decision making tool has been upgraded following user feedback meaning it’s now even easier to find the information you need. The​ ​new​ ​BMJ​ ​Best​ ​Practice​ ​includes:  Differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms More than 250 integrated medical calculators Videos covering the most common clinical procedures Patient discussions and nearly 400 patient leaflets Access […]

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Elearning for literature searching

Health Education England have developed some elearning modules for literature searching. They are are now available from https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/ Module 1 Introduction to searching  http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/479951 Module 2 Where do I start searching? http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/479954 Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy? http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/479963 The next three modules on ‘Developing the Skills’ will be launched later this year […]

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