The Cochrane Library has changed

Cochrane Library logoThe Cochrane Library has recently been updated. The user experience has been improved and information can now be found with greater speed, accuracy and confidence.

The redesign includes:

  • A new URL www.cochranelibrary.com
  • All pages optimised for smaller device screen sizes – 768 portrait tablet and 320 mobile
  • Open or Free Access Highlighted Reviews are indicated by the icons next to the reviews. Plus, if a review has been used as a Cochrane Clinical Answer (CCA) the Related clinical summary is displayed
  • Editorials now have the image, the title, the date published and a link to all previous editorials
  • Special collections now indicate whether they are Free, via Evidence Aid or complimentary. Plus, when they were last updated and published
  • Within the Collection, icons indicate free access and whether a link is directing to another site
  • The right side of the website is now populated with links to products or web pages that are of interest
  • A new Browse by Topic layout allows users to narrow a search while displaying results on the right of the page

For a comparison of the old and new design and advice on how to find the information you are searching for, read the Cochrane Library 2015 guide – a downloadable pdf file.

The Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

The RefWorks Community for tips, guides and video tutorials

Welcome to RefWorksGo to the RefWorks Community website for the latest news, updates and tips for RefWorks users and also resource guides and excellent video tutorials to help you get the best from your RefWorks account.

The site has been designed to not only offer additional resources but to connect directly with users through the blog, events and webinars. There is no need to sign up or register, the content on the site is open to everyone – that means all new users, dedicated users, as well as those who just want to learn more about RefWorks. Follow these links for:

This video introduction to using RefWorks is one of the video tutorials available on the site.


If you would like more help with RefWorks, or with searching online databases, writing a bibliography or using our library, come to our Enquiry Desk. We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Borrow our skeleton!

Claire and Joe with our skeleton

Did you know that we have model of a human half skeleton in the Medical Library?

The skull and the foot are on view in the display cabinet as you come into the library but the complete half skeleton may be borrowed as Heavy Demand 3 Hour Reference loan for use in the library. Come to the Issue Desk to find out more.

The photo shows Senior Information Assistants Claire Carolan and Joe Johnston assembling parts of the skeleton.

The Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

Come and visit our Enquiry Desk!

Enquiry DeskWould you like some help with finding information, writing a bibliography or using our library?

Whether you are stuck, and don’t know where to start your search for your next assignment, would like advice on referencing your essay, or maybe need help with setting up a RefWorks account, we have time for you at the Medical Library Enquiry Desk here on the Foresterhill campus. Navigating online journals and databases can be easy…if you know how! We’re here to help.

We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

The Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

RefWorks Write-N-Cite 4 – Inserting Citations and Creating Bibliographies

Go to the  RefWorks Community website for resource guides, videos, news, updates and tips for RefWorks users or ask at the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library. We are always happy to help!

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Write and Cite 4 on the Classroom PCs

RefWorks logoThe classroom PCs in the Medical Library now have Write and Cite 4 installed. The features of this new updated version include:

  • Integration into the MS Word ribbon as a separate ‘RefWorks’ tab
  • Seamless online and offline experience as Write and Cite 4 synchronises with your Refworks account when you are connected to the internet
  • The ability to share across platforms (PC and Mac)
  • The insertion of fully formatted citations, footnotes and bibliography while you type your document
  • For advanced needs – optional bibliography formatting modifications within Write and Cite 4 (modifying a style’s line spacing, indentation and more)

Go to the RefWorks Community website for resource guides, videos, news, updates and tips for RefWorks users. The platform has been designed to offer additional resources that will not only enhance the user’s RefWorks experience, but will also help the RefWorks team connect directly with their users in an effort to identify what’s important to them.

There is no need to sign up or register, the content on the site is open to everyone – that means all new users, dedicated users, as well as those who just want to learn more about RefWorks. Alternatively, visit the Medical Library’s Enquiry Desk for more information.

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

The NHS Knowledge Network

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The NHS Knowledge Network is a major online electronic library with over 5000 online journals, over 80 major databases, more than 5000 electronic books and much more. It is available to all NHS staff in Scotland and to a range of NHS partners, including all undergraduate and postgraduate students who undergo placements or training with the NHS and social services, those providing education and training to NHS and social services staff, and students and researchers working in partnership with the NHS. Most Medical Library students are eligible for access!

It is a valuable resource for students as it provides access to many major journals which the University of Aberdeen does not subscribe to.  We receive many Inter-Library Loan requests for articles which are available through the NHS Knowledge Network. Some of their journals are freely available, but to get the full benefit of the service you will need to apply for an Athens username and password.

Register for access here:

http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/helpandtraining/help-and-training/how-to-/register/why-register.aspx

If you already have an Academic/University/College Athens account you will still need to register separately for a Knowledge Network Athens account, as it provides access to a different collection of resources. Your application for a username and password may take 1-3 working days to process, as your application needs to be reviewed and approved.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk