Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Borrowing and opening hours over the Easter vacation

Borrowing and requesting items over the Easter vacation
Over the Easter vacation your books will continue to be renewed by us.  From Monday 31 March, if a book is requested by someone else we will send you an email to let you know and to ask that you return the book by 28th April.  Requested books will not be renewed beyond this date.

You can still request books over the Easter vacation, however the person who has the book out on loan over the vacation will not have to return it until Monday 28 April.

Opening hours over the Easter vacation
The University Library will have revised opening hours over the Easter Vacation.

Health Sciences Library - Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be open as follows:
Thursday 17 April: 09:00-17:00 (Staffed 09:00 - 17:00)
Friday 18 April: Closed
Saturday 19 April: 14:00-18:00 (Self-service only)
Sunday 20 April: Closed
Monday 21 April: Closed

Health Sciences Library - Northern General Hospital will close at 17:00 on Thursday 17 April and reopen on Tuesday 22 April at 09:00.

The Information Commons will be open 24/7 with staffed hours as follows:
Thursday 17 April: Staffed 09:00-17:00
Friday 18 April: Staffed 09:00-17:00
Saturday 19 April: Staffed 12:00-18:00
Sunday 20 April: Self-service only
Monday 21 April: Staffed 09:00-17:00
Please note some services may not be available during the Easter vacation.

Western Bank Library opening hours over Easter vacation can be found here.
St George's Library opening hours over the Easter vacation can be found here.

For more information, visit the Library News

Monday, 10 March 2014

Spotlight on.... the Trip Database

Trip is a free search engine used to find clinical evidence and  research in the fields of medicine, dentistry and health.

Used by health professionals and members of the public alike the interface is easy to use and incorporates some useful tools, such as a PICO search option where you can easily apply your PICO analysis to generate your search results, and the still developing 'Trip Rapid Review' search option which allows you to analyse multiple research articles at once.

From the simple and advanced search options it's also easy to find a whole range of different types of material. Using the tabs along the top of your search results you can limit your search to resources such as clinical evidence, images, videos, educational tools or patient information sites. The options on the right-hand side of your search results also allows you to further limit the clinical evidence results to resource types such as systematic reviews, case reports or guidelines etc. 

With results including evidence from pubmed, the cochrane database and NICE the quality of the search results seems to be high but remember to always use your own judgement and appraise the evidence for yourself. 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Open Access Made Easy

Making your research open access has never been easier now that the link between myPublications and White Rose Research Online is live. White Rose Research Online is Sheffield's open access institutional repository, and all staff are welcome to deposit an author version of their peer-reviewed articles, plus any other research outputs, including conference proceedings, posters, monographs and more. 

Please watch our short video to see how simple it is to deposit your research in WRRO.

As ever, the Library's open access team are happy to provide more tailored information to departments, research centres, and research groups across the University, regardless of funding sources or levels. Please contact us at OAEnquiries@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a meeting. If you would like more information on WRRO, please email eprints@whiterose.ac.uk.