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.

Improved British National Formulary mobile app launched

The publishers of the British National Formulary (BNF), the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, have published a new and improved mobile app.

BNF app

The new app combines both the adult and child BNF. As well as being faster and more accessible, it saves space on devices.

It has been purpose built for both major mobile platforms iOS and Android, with enhanced features around search and interactions checking and updating mechanisms. It is fully portable and does not require internet access to use it.

To download go to:
for iOS devices
for Android devices

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has confirmed that its BNF and BNFC mobile apps are no longer updated and will be withdrawn later this year.

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/


Supporting #amilliondecisions

Using the hashtag #amilliondecisions, librarians are disseminating examples of the impact their work has on the things that matter to senior leaders in the NHS.

Here at BSUH our clinical librarians Igor Brbre and Tom Roper support a series of projects that contribute to high-level organisation objectives.

Accurate, up-to-date evidence of what works elsewhere is critical to the success of improvement projects, and Igor supports the Innovation Forum, a regular meeting at which any member of BSUH staff can bring forward ideas for improvement; ideas are then honed in discussion and information and support offered to take them forward.

Igor also sits on the Clinical Policy Steering Group, to bring the latest evidence to bear when policies and guidelines are updated, and the Product Selection Group, to help ensure that procurement decisions are evidence-based.

Tom supports the work of nineteen Workforce Transformation projects within the trust, providing external evidence and examples of good practice elsewhere, so our workforce planning can meet the challenges of the 3Ts project and demographic and social changes.

To learn more about how we support decision-making, see our Annual Report, or contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services.

Fast answers anytime, anywhere

Fast answers anytime, anywhere with the ClinicalKey Mobile App


You can now access online journals, books, clinical videos and images in 30+ medical specialities on your Apple® or Android™ device.

  • Open the App Store on your mobile device
  • Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge
  • Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey
  • Enter your *NHS OpenAthens username and password and start using the ClinicalKey App

*Register for your NHS OpenAthens account at http://openathens.nice.org.uk/

ClinicalKey is made available for you by the Library and Knowledge Service; contact us for more information.

Health Information Week


Health Information Week (3-9 July) is a national multi-sector campaign to promote the good quality health resources that are available to the public.

This year, our Public Health and Patient Information Specialist Librarians will be manning a stall in the foyer of the Jubilee Public Library in Brighton on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July.

The theme will be on cancer screening and knowing the signs of cancer. We will be raising awareness through our leaflets and posters of the benefits of screening to prevent cancer, and also the importance of knowing the signs of cancer which means a visit to the doctor is needed. Drop in and see us there or contact us.

Follow the week’s events and join the campaign via Twitter: #HIW2017


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/