Web Resource of the Month – October

A Guide for Early Researchers The League of European Research Universities (LERU) with University of Edinburgh produced this online guide. It was developed with the help of researchers, to help support researchers early in their careers, with tips and advise for successful collaboration. The guide covers the following topics: ~ Motivations for Collaborations ~ Opening […]

Web Resource of the Month – September

E-learning The Library has created a package of e-learning modules. So if you don’t have time to attend training sessions, or just want to brush up on your skills/knowledge, then these are ideal for you. Visit the e-learning page for more details. Academic Writing This session covers; assignment planning, how to write in an academic style, […]

Web Resource of the Month – August

HealthTalk A website you may not have heard of, which is a great resource for patients. Healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people’s real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.  www.healthtalk.org

Health Information Week – NHS Apps Library

NHS Apps Library helps you find safe and secure apps that could benefit your health and wellbeing. They are tested for clinical safety, data protection, security and usability. www.nhs.uk/apps It is recommended that you speak with your GP or healthcare professional if you have any worries about your health.  

Health Information Week – Charity Websites

Charity websites specific to your condition can be a useful place to look. They often contain information on your condition, tests and treatments, other people’s experiences and support. Here is a couple of charity websites that offer something a little bit different. Health Talk you can watch people sharing their stories about health conditions and […]

Health Information Week – Useful Websites

The NHS website is the official website for NHS England. Find out about conditions, symptoms, treatments, medicines, the “truth” (research) behind health headlines or locate health services local to you. www.nhs.uk Patient is an independent health platform. Over 4000 health leaflets, with evidence-based information edited by medical professionals. You can also search for symptoms and […]

Health Information Week – Evaluating Information

Consider these 5 questions when searching online. Who? Who runs the website? Can you trust them? What? What does it say? Is it too good to be true? When? When was it posted? Is it up-to-date? Where? Where has the information come from? Is it based on research? Why? Why does the site exist? Is […]

Health Information Week – Searching Online

Anyone can post anything online so it is important to make sure information is trustworthy. Lots of people are trying to sell products or make money, so the information they provide may be biased. When you search online you will find pages of results, perhaps feel overwhelmed and click the first thing you see. Instead look […]

Web Resource of the Month – July

Finding Health Information Online You can find out more information about where to access health information online for patients and or the public, by accessing our online leaflet. It provides key websites for accessing good quality health information, highlights good places to look for additional information, and a guide on how to appraise/evaluate any information […]

Web Resource of the Month – June

NICE Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) HDAS has recently changed and includes access to a new database Emcare, which is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals. The available content for journals has also changed, this means you may have access to journal content that you previously couldn’t access. To access HDAS visit hdas.nice.org.uk and […]