Book of the Month: Prosthetic treatment of the edentulous patient

Book cover prosthetic treatment of the edentulous patientOur featured book this month is Prosthetic treatment of the edentulous patient (5th ed.) by R. M. Basker, J.C. Davenport, J.M. Thomason, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

This popular book has been written primarily for students in the undergraduate and immediate postgraduate years. The 5th edition has been revised and updated and now includes a section on implant overdentures and over 100 colour illustrations.

This is one of several new books on dentistry that have been recently added to the Medical Library collection. To see all of our new acquisitions, go to the Medical Library’s New Aquisitions web page.

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Featured Book of the Month: the Top 100 Drugs

The Top 100 Drugs, Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma BakerThe featured book this month is The top 100 drugs: Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, and Emma Baker, published by Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014.

Here is an excerpt from the publisher’s description:

Prescribing for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Of all the tasks performed by new doctors, it is probably the one with greatest direct impact on the wellbeing of patients. Safe and effective practice rests on a good understanding of both clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing. Acquiring this is not easy, particularly when faced with reams of information about hundreds of unfamiliar drugs, often presented in a way that appears detached from clinical reality. This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS.’

Click on the book title to read more on the publisher’s web site. Our recently purchased books are listed on the Medical Library New Acquisitions page which includes links to the book entries on the library catalogue. From there you can check availability, request books that are out on loan, and reserve Heavy Demand items.

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Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical LibraryFrom the 1st May 2016 the National NHS Education for Scotland Cochrane Provision will include access to Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Cochrane Clinical Answers covers 32 Clinical Specialties and provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from the Cochrane Review. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers. Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library.

Access: via Wiley Online Library or via

You can download a navigational PowerPoint about how to use Cochrane Clinical Answers by clicking on this link. An electronic user guide is also included. If you would like additional guides in print please contact Rachel Wilkinson – email

If you are interested in a webinar covering the features of CCA then please email Tony Aburrow – at

For support and access queries please contact the Wiley Customer Care Team – email :

Scheduled maintenance 19th March : impact on the Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library logoWiley Online Library will be undergoing scheduled downtime, for maintenance, with direct impact on Cochrane Library users on 19th March starting at 11.00 am, UK time.

The downtime is expected to last for around 3 hours  (11:00 to 14:00).

Users of the Cochrane Library site may experience performance deterioration, with intermittent access issues for opening the search results and browse functionality.
A user may have one of three possible journeys during this maintenance period:

  1. A correctly resolved page return
  2.  A maintenance message
  3. A failed to load message

The maintenance is needed for various Wiley Online Library aspects of a Access & Licence Management project.

OvidToday™ app for Android™ and iPad®

OvidToday is an easy-to-use app, available for iPad® and Android™ devices. The app offers instant access to browse through our Ovid-subscribed journals.

  • Browse Ovid® Journal Holdings – search by journal name, A-Z or by category to find journals that best fit any specialty area
  • Intuitive Interface and Navigation –  makes reading journal articles a simple experience
  • Personal Reading List – you can create a list of journals to follow, even offline, that is most relevant to your research, practice and education
  • Stay Up-To-Date – the latest content from our subscribed journals is instantly available on the app once on Ovid – including Publish Ahead of Print
  • Read Articles Anywhere – Access up to 6 months-worth of rolling content and PDF articles while on-the-go – on campus or at home with remote authentication

Watch the OvidToday Brainshark webinar online to find of more about OvidToday, then download the app here:

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Book of the month

Front Cover Recognise yourself in the title? This book gives practical guidance on applying ethics in the clinical years, how to approach all types of examinations and gain confidence in the moral aspects of medicine. More from Google Books

Look it up in the catalogue by clicking on the picture :)

Pop into the Medical Library to borrow a copy of this recent addition to our bookshelves.  Our opening hours are :

Term and Vacations
Monday 09:00 – 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 22:00
Thursday 09:00 – 22:00
Friday 09:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 22:00
Sunday 13:00 – 22:00

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Book of the Month

Principles of DevelopmentFeatured book this month:

Principles of Development, Fifth Edition, by Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, and Alfonso Martinez Arias

Here is a portion of the publisher’s description:

‘How does a single cell develop into myriad different specialised cell types, control the organization of these different cells into tissues and organs, and ultimately form an unimaginably complex living organism such as a human? Furthermore, how is it possible for some adult animals, but not others, to regenerate fully functioning limbs?

Principles of Development opens up the fascinating field of developmental biology to those wanting to understand the answers to questions such as these. Cutting edge science is explained clearly and succinctly and is richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and links to online movies that show development happening in real time.

The emphasis throughout the text is always on the key principles of development – the underlying processes shared by diverse groups of organisms. This focus on principles provides a framework on which a richer understanding of specific topics can be built. Moreover, extensive pedagogical support is provided, both in the book and online, making this text the complete package for those studying developmental biology.’

Head to the publisher’s website to find out more or just pop in to the Medical Library and have a look!

All recently acquired books received at the Medical Library are listed on the Medical Library New Acquisitions page (updated at the beginning of every month) which includes links to the book entries on the Library Catalogue. From there you can check availability, request books that are out on loan, and reserve Heavy Demand items.

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