Ever needed a haematology journal article from the 1950s?


Library Services have purchased the full archives of the British Journal of Haematology dating from volume one in 1955.

Available with a BSUH OpenAthens password.



Yet another Bank Holiday!

Remember all our libraries will be unstaffed on Monday 28 May but 24/7 access is available at the RSCH and PRH sites for library members.  Just pop in with your ID badge during staffed hours and we’ll sort you out.

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Or use your laptop and ipad to access our range of information tools and resources from the comfort of your own home …or garden!

Fake journals: think, check, submit!

Sometimes library members approach the library for advice about unsolicited e-mail messages asking for manuscripts, inviting the recipient to join a journal’s editorial board, or to submit and abstract or poster to a conference. How can one tell which are legitimate and which are from fake, so-called ‘predatory’ journals and conferences?

Fake journals have sprung up in the wake of the open access movement. Sometimes they can be easy to spot. Few established journals need to tout for manuscripts; further, e-mails and websites will contain spelling and grammatical errors, and over-effusive compliments to the author. Claims about peer review, editorial board membership and indexing may be misleading, or outright lies.

A campaign supported by leading publishers and open access organisations offers a list of checks would-be authors are advised to carry out before submitting, under the three headings, think, check, submit. Follow their checklists, or ask us, if you’re unsure about the bona fides of a journal or conference.

Are you studying for work or exams? We’re here to help!

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources we have to help you develop your study skills. Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/

Web and other resources

Clinical Skills.net  (NHS OpenAthens password required BSUH only)ClinicalSkills

An online educational resource in the UK to support training and best practice in clinical skills and patient care.

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Royal Marsden Manual  (NHS OpenAthens password required BSUH only)

Evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a patient’s care.


Anatomy.TV by Primal Pictures (NHS OpenAthens password required)


Anatomy and physiology online, including interactive 3D models and narrated animations.



critical thinking

Cottrell S. Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection. 3rd ed. 2017





Talbert R. Flipped learning: a guide for higher education faculty. 2017





Hargreaves S. Study skills for students with dyslexia: support for specific learning differences (SpLDs). 3rd ed. 2016



for nurses

Boyd C.  Study skills for nurses. 2014





Bethell E. Pocket study skills: posters and presentations. 2014



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Godgrey J. Pocket study skills: reading and making notes. 2nd ed. 2014



getting critical

Williams K. Getting critical: pocket study skills. 2nd ed. 2014



study skills handbook

Cottrell S. The study skills handbook. 4th ed. 2013



foundation degrees

Bedford D.  Study skills for foundation degrees. 2nd ed. 2013




jnl interprof


Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)


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Medical Education  (NHS OpenAthens password required)


jnl nursJournal of Nursing Education (NHS OpenAthens password required)




Evidence searches carried out on educating and training

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Is the cascading method of training an effective way to learn

Effective ways of delivering training

What makes good simulation teaching for medical students


It’s #learningatworkweek 14 –18 May 2018!


Develop your skills while you work, using the learning opportunities offered by your Library and Knowledge Service.


Join us in learning brand new skills or refreshing your existing ones…from finding quality health information and critically appraising the findings to getting the most out of social media and using technologies in your own teaching.

Sessions take place in our libraries on all sites – book your place at https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/ and bring your colleagues!

Save yourselKnowledgeSharef time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments in health care by signing up to KnowledgeShare, our current awareness service which is tailored to your interests and emailed to you at intervals of your choosing. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice.

Register for an NHS OpenAthens password to benefit from the online information tools we provide, ranging from point of care decision support, medicines information, health journals and statistics to clinical images, exam preparation and information to give to your patients.

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Explore the full range on our website.

Remember we offer great opportunities throughout the year to help you enrich your knowledge.  Contact us for more information.

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BNF and BNFC now on ClinicalKey


In response to customer demand, Elsevier has added drug information from the BNF and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC).

The new content was made available through ClinicalKey from May 8, 2018.



BNF Publications are published jointly by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


“The BNF and BNFC provide clinical evidence from diverse sources, validated by a network of experts and published under authority of a Joint Formulary Committee,” said Nic Potter, Global Sales Director, Royal Pharmaceutical Society. “Hence, intertwining this with a trusted clinical search engine such as ClinicalKey ensures that clinicians are able to deliver best practice through use of clinically validated drug information.”

Clinical Key is available with an NHS OpenAthens password

Contact us for more information.