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We’ve been busy!

Over the last year we’ve been very busy providing library and knowledge services to the organisations that we serve, and our users have been busy making use of the knowledge base of healthcare. Download our poster to see more about

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Keeping up to date with your professional interests

Keeping track of new evidence and publications can be difficult, but the library’s KnowledgeShare service can make it much easier. As well as clinical topics, KnowledgeShare also includes recent publications on topics such as: Leadership Education Health care finance Research

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UpToDate as a source of teaching images

Are you looking for high-quality images for use in teaching? SaTH’s subscription to UpToDate includes over 33,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms, and videos to help you discuss and answer clinical questions with your colleagues and patients. Additionally, these

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Ebooks available for instant download

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries offer access to thousands of e-Books covering a whole range of topics – ideal for reading on the go! Trusted content from authoritative scholarly sources and on a wide range of health related subjects.  Search

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UpToDate clinical decision support tool

To help towards Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s goal of providing the safest, kindest care in the NHS, the Library, with the support of the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education teams has started a subscription to the UpToDate clinical decision

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SaTH Staff Publications Report for 2017

We’ve just finished compiling a report of the staff publications and presentations during 2017, containing 96 entries this year. As part of our support for research and innovation within SaTH we keep a database of the published work that involves

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Quick Reads

Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries have a range of Quick Reads as part of their Leisure Reading stock.  Idea for busy people, these short sharp reads  are ideal to pop in your pocket and fill in a few spare minutes

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Pop-Up Library at the Princess Royal Hospital

Look out for the Pop-Up Library near the Apley Restaurant, Princess Royal Hospital,  this spring.  We will be there to keep you up to date with our services and news, latest promotions and to remind you that Telford Health Library

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Sources of bias in health research

The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford has developed a catalogue of sources of bias that may affect health care evidence, and may need to be taken into account when performing a critical appraisal on a

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E-learning modules on literature search skills available

Health librarians, in collaboration with Health Education England have produced a set of e-learning modules on how to search the literature effectively. These look at the principles behind searching, so the skills are applicable to any database you may use

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