RefWorks Downtime 13.00 Saturday 22nd September

RefWorks logo and laptopRefWorks have scheduled downtime of about 12 hours from 13.00 UTC on Saturday, September 22nd. This downtime will be used for preventative maintenance of the legacy RefWorks infrastructure.

During this maintenance window the legacy RefWorks accounts will be inaccessible. The RefWorks writing tools – RefWorks Citation Manager, the RefWorks Google Docs plug-in and Write-N-Cite will also be unavailable.

At the end of the maintenance your references and citations will be maintained and available to you.

Updates to the status of the maintenance outage will be provided on the ExLibris status page: in the Legacy RefWorks rows.

If you have questions or issues contact RefWorks at

  • Maintenance  Start:  Saturday 22 September 13:00 UTC
  • Maintenance  Completion:  Sunday 23 September  1:00 UTC 



Books reduced to 50p in Medical Library sale

We are reducing our remaining books for sale to 50p from today. The sale is continuing on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library on the Foresterhill Campus. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required.

Happy browsing!

Medical Library Team

Medical Library book sale starts today

We are holding a book sale on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library starting today. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required. Hundreds of books are included and all the books are priced at only £1 each. Come and visit us soon to make sure you have the pick of the best ones.

All topics are covered and the sale includes these popular titles as well as many others – we looking forward to seeing you!

Clinical Medicine Kumar and Clark
General and Systematic Pathology Underwood
Pharmacology Rang and Dale
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry Champe, Harvey et al
Essential Surgery Burkitt, Quick et al
Human Physiology Silverthorn
Health and Illness in the Community Taylor, Smith et al

Medical Library Team

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.

Medical Library Team

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.

Medical Library Team

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.