The LibKey Nomad browser extension makes locating full-text easier

LibKey Nomad is a Chrome browser extension that links to our BrowZine account and makes it easier to see which articles you have full-text access to when using sites like PubMed, Wikipedia and some scholarly publisher websites. The extension is available for staff and students of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

To install the extension, visit the Chrome Web Store and follow the instructions to add it to your Chrome browser. The extension is only currently available for Chrome.

Once installed, select ‘Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’ as your institution.

If you then visit PubMed, Wikipedia or any of the other sites that are supported (see the list of publishers supported for more information) links to the PDF or full-text copy will shortly appear where we have a subscription to that journal.

This is a very new service, and does seem to have a few drawbacks. For one thing, it can be very slow for full-text links to appear. It also doesn’t seem to work on all the scholarly publishing sites it’s supposed to. Once you’ve accessed the site that holds the full-text, you may still need to go through a few step to login with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Hopefully these issues will be ironed out, and it will prove to be an increasingly useful tool for locating full-text articles.

Note that LibKey Nomad doesn’t provide links in Google Scholar, but we have set up the ability for you to add links by using the Library Links feature.

 

 

 

 

Trial of new journal package

From now until the end of December, we’re trialling a package of journals published by Mark Allen Group. These include:

Together, these contain over 65,000 journal articles! All of these journals can be accessed with an NHS OpenAthens account, and are available to staff and students of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, along with general practice staff in Shropshire.

Please do make use of these titles and help us decide whether to subscribe after the trial ends.

The British Journal of Healthcare Assistants which is also published by Mark Allen Group is a separate subscription and we will continue to make this available to staff and students of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Read by QxMD helps you keep up to date with new articles

Read by QxMD is an app and website that allows you to discover and read relevant new healthcare journal articles. It does this by enabling you to specify journals, collections, keywords or topics to follow, and suggests relevant new articles that match your criteria. This way, you can build your own personalised alerting service.

It’s free to create an account, and you can link your account to the journal holdings of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Staffordshire University or Keele University to make downloading PDF copies of articles easier.

On the mobile version, you can store your OpenAthens account so that when you view a paper, the app will attempt to download the PDF version if we subscribe to the journal or if it is available, an open access copy. If you find an interesting paper and it’s not available as a PDF, we can still order a copy for you – you just need to complete an article request form available on our website.

You can add papers to your own virtual collections, recommend papers, and discuss articles.

Read by QxMD covers a wide range of healthcare journals, so you’ll see more than just the ones we subscribe to. This is different to BrowZine, that just covers the journals we have full access to.

We also suggest that you also sign up to KnowledgeShare If you want to keep up to date with new guidance, reports, UpToDate Practice Changing Updates, and other high-level evidence as these materials are not all covered by Read by QxMD.

OmniSearch does it all!

That may be a slight exaggeration, but OmniSearch can do a lot! From a single search box you can search many of the resources available to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Shropshire CCG, Keele University and Staffordshire University.

Simply select the type of resource you want to search, use the dropdown to select your library service if necessary, and type your keyword(s). Once you’ve searched one type of resource, simply switch to another and click search again – no need to re-type your search!

Did you also know that under the Evidence tab you have access to  NICE Evidence, the TRIP Database and the Cochrane Library?

The Article tab searches two key databases at once – Medline and CINAHL – covering most areas of medicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health topics.

OmniSearch makes searching quick and easy, but more advanced searching is possible using different search tools, such as HDAS for articles. If you need more help, contact us and we’ll be able to provide assistance or training on how to search effectively. We also have the Knowledge Navigator to help you identify the best search tools for different types of material, from clinical practice guidelines to observational studies.

 

 

BrowZine now available for SaTH staff and students

We have a new subscription to the BrowZine journal tool for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff. Feedback and usage were both positive in our trial, so we felt we should go ahead and purchase it.

BrowZine allows you to browse journals by subject, browse contents pages, bookmark your favourite journals and articles, and in many cases access the full-text with one-click. The mobile App also allows you to download PDF copies of articles for offline reading, and get notifications when new issues of your favourite journals are published.

Visit our BrowZine page to access our journals on your desktop. If you want to bookmark journals or articles, simply create a free BrowZine account. Alternatively, download the BrowZine app for Android and iOS devices (to use the app, you’ll need an NHS OpenAthens account to authenticate it). The app makes access even easier – as it is NHS OpenAthens authenticated, you won’t have to log in again to get access to articles in most cases, making access literally one-click.

Both the desktop and mobile app versions allow you to add journals to virtual bookshelves, which you can name, and you can also create collections of articles. Both bookshelves and collections are synchronised across desktop and mobile app.

For more information, download our brief guide to BrowZine.

For anyone that is not affiliated to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, you can still check which journals you have access to by using the ‘Journals’ tab on OmniSearch and selecting your organisation from the dropdown menu.

Making access to journals easier

Until the end of March, Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries are trialing a service called BrowZine, to make access to our journal collections easier.

BrowZine allows you to browse journals by subject, browse contents pages, bookmark your favourite journals and articles, and in many cases access the full-text with one-click. The mobile App also allows you to download PDF copies of articles for offline reading, and get notifications when new issues of your favourite journals are published.

Visit our BrowZine page to access our journals on your desktop. If you want to bookmark journals or articles, simply create a free BrowZine account. Alternatively, download the BrowZine app for mobile devices (to use the app, you’ll need an NHS OpenAthens account).

For more information, download our brief guide to BrowZine.

If you have any feedback on BrowZine, please do let Jason Curtis, Site Librarian at Shrewsbury (jason.curtis1@nhs.net or 2511) know so we can decide whether to purchase it.

New for 2018, Wiley Medicine and Nursing journal collection

We’ve added a new collection of journals to our holdings, consisting of over 400 titles from Wiley.

Highlights include:

  • Arthritis and Rheumatology
  • Birth
  • Cancer
  • International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Nursing in Critical Care
  • Research in Nursing and Health

These are included in Article or Journal title searches using OmniSearch, and will also be included in article searches using the advanced search interface provided by NICE.

They are available to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire CCGs and General Practice and public health staff. Other eligible members can request copies of articles from the collection but may not be able to access the journals themselves.

What is ‘green open access’?

Green open access (sometimes also called self-archiving) is where a copy of an article is deposited by an author in a repository, with the permission of the publisher. Repositories can be institutional (most universities have one, along with small number of NHS Trusts) or discipline based.

Institutional repositories are a good way of demonstrating the research work being carried out in an organisation, and of making that research available to others.

Many publishers support the idea of green open access, but what is allowed to be deposited is usually not the final published version, but may be a preprint, or the peer-reviewed postprint.

Finding out which journals allow green open access can be carried out by searching for the journal in the SHERPA/RoMEO database. If the journal is listed, it should give the policies of the publisher towards depositing a copy, and which version of the article can be used.

Locating open access articles held in institutional repositories is a little more tricky. Many will be found by carrying out a search in Google Scolar, but along with non-open access articles. There are however, a number of specialist search engines that cover institutional repositories, such as BASE and CORE.

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries already collate details of articles and other publications produced by staff in the Trust in our Library Research Hub, and nationally work is being carried out as part of the Knowledge for Healthcare programme to look at creating an NHS institutional repository to make open access articles more widely available.