EndNote X8 is here

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.

New course for teachers, educators and facilitators!

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.

Thenew course 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/

 

Develop your skills this summer

The quieter summer months are ideal for updating your information skills before the busier autumn months rush in.

Whethesunflower 1r 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/

Make the most of the longer days and refresh your skills

Just released: our April – June 2017 teaching programme!

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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:

http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/

Using KnowledgeShare to improve your access to evidence

The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to help inform your  improvement work, teaching, or research.  We can find the latest evidence to answer a specific clinical or managerial question. We’ll refresh your skills in finding and evaluating research. And we can keep you up-to-date in your field with regular evidence updates.

knowledgeshare-imageNow, all of these services can be accessed through our new KnowledgeShare system.

All you need to log in is an NHS OpenAthens password (available from www.athens.nhs.uk) and if you have used us in the past you may find that you’re already signed up!

Once logged in you can request a search for evidence, view previous search requests, book onto forthcoming teaching, download certificates of attendance, and tell us your professional interests so we can keep you informed.

Find KnowledgeShare at www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk or watch a video explaining more.

Contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, at ben.skinner@bsuh.nhs.uk for more information.

New Year, new you: refresh your skills in 2017

Just released: our January to March 2017 teaching dates!

Whether you’re returning to study, updating your CPD or researching patient care, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:

  • Find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently to support patient care, service improvement, research, professional development and coursework
  • Critically read research papers in order to evaluate and understand the evidence
  • Learn how to use Twitter effectively for professional networking
  • Use Endnote reference software to store and manage your references
  • Critically appraise qualitative research to identify validity and bias
  • Use reflective writing in your nurse revalidation NMC form

We offer scheduled sessions in our dedicated teaching rooms at our libraries at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Teaching at the library at the Mill View Hospital, Hove is carried out by the Mental Health Librarian who will arrange a session on request.

Book onto one of our scheduled courses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, or arrange teaching at Mill View Hospital: http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/

 

 

Do you want to access full-text journal articles quickly?

Whether you’re writing assignments, researching best patient care or reading around your speciality,  our one-hour course is for you.  Accessing journals with OpenAthens gives an overview of all the e-resources provided by the library and shows you how to access full-text articles with your OpenAthens account. Book yourself a place now: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/overview-of-information-resources/