The Library and Knowledge Service offers a variety of services to help implement evidence in practice.
- We find evidence to answer your specific clinical or managerial questions.
- We run teaching to refresh your skills in finding, evaluating and managing healthcare research.
- We send you short updates on the latest publications in your field.
Now all of these services can be accessed more easily via our KnowledgeShare website.
Logging in allows you to update your professional interests and receive email updates on the latest research, request an evidence search, see previous search requests, book onto or cancel attendance at teaching, and download certificates of attendance.
You can also connect with other members of KnowledgeShare across the country to collaborate and share knowledge.
Log in at www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk with an NHS OpenAthens password (register first if you don’t have one already) or contact us to find out more.
We couldn’t agree more with B. B. King so we’re delighted to release our teaching programme for this autumn.
Here are just some of the skills we would love to share with you:
See our website for details, dates and booking, or contact us for more information.
The Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service Annual Report for 2016-17 has been published. It briefly illustrates some of the ways our work has made an impact on patient care, service improvement, study, research and clinical teaching over the last year.
The report shows how our services were used in comparison to previous years, with many areas showing increased activity in 2016-17. In particular, the number of evidence search requests received, the number of teaching sessions run and the number of articles provided on request at short notice all went up this year.
Usage of the online journals and databases that we purchase remained high, with only books (both print and electronic) showing a significant dip in usage. Full details of activity and resource usage can be found in the report, along with case studies of how we made a difference to local staff and students, and updates on our changing team.
You can also read more about how our two clinical librarians are are contributing to Trust polices, guidelines and workforce planning in an earlier post.
EndNote, the reference management software package, is available for use on computers in all our libraries. We have upgraded to the latest version, X8.
EndNote allows you to collect, organise and export your references and is invauable for anyone writing essays, dissertations, theses or journal articles. If the Library and Knowledge Service’s expert searching team run an evidence search for you, they can supply references in a format you can import into EndNote, if you ask.
EndNote will work with Microsoft Word, so you can prepare a manuscript in Word, and import and format references in any one of over 6,000 citation styles.
EndNote also offer EndNote Basic, a free web-only service, which has most of the features of the desktop version, and will sync with the full version, so if you create an account, then changes you make when using the full version in the library will sync with the online version, which you can use anywhere.
If you need support in using the package, book onto our popular Using EndNote course.
The Library & Knowledge Service Learning Technologists are introducing a three part series looking at using technologies before, during and after a face-to-face teaching session.
The course is suitable for anyone who teaches staff, trainees or students and aims to enhance teaching using learning technologies.
Each session lasts only 90 minutes and is stand-alone but would be complemented by the other sessions.
Follow the links below for more details and to book your place.
Session 1: Flipped classroom: getting ready to learn – introduces and identifies advantages and challenges to this approach.
Session 2: Active learning: getting engagement in the classroom – identifies strategies for engaging learners and how to apply them to your teaching
Session 3: After the classroom: maximise the learning – identifies strategies for learners to reflect on their learning and creates resources for this.
Explore all our courses at https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/
The quieter summer months are ideal for updating your information skills before the busier autumn months rush in.
Whether you’re preparing for academic courses, presenting at a journal club or researching patient care, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:
We offer expert instruction and guidance in our dedicated teaching rooms at our libraries at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.
Book onto one of our scheduled courses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, or to arrange teaching at Mill View Hospital: http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/
Just released: our April – June 2017 teaching programme!
Whether you’re returning to study, revalidating your qualifications, researching patient care or setting up a Twitter presence for your team, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of courses to support you.
Book onto one now at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital: