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Health resources

July 3, 2017

It’s Health Information Week (#hiw17) this week, an annual, multi-sector event that aims to improve awareness of good quality health resources that are available to the public. We’ve a display in the library, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about a couple of our important health-related library resources.

One very important resource for health-related topics is CINAHL, a large database the provides access to over 600 health-related journal titles. This searchable database can be accessed from the library website, the relevant Subject Guide and of course articles included in CINAHL can be searched for within Discover@Bolton. Some of the content in CINAHL dates back to 1971, and includes articles on a comprehensive range of nursing and allied to nursing topics. Another important resource is the Cochrane Library, a collection of databases containing different types of evidence to inform decision-making in healthcare. Like CINAHL, this can also be accessed from the library website and the relevant Subject Guide.

Remembering Robert Acland

February 25, 2016

A meeting with a representative from Ovid, a leader in the provision of health and medical resources, has left me feeling somewhat reflective today, so I thought I’d share. Back in October, I brought the exciting news that the library now had access to Acland Anatomy: read the original blog entry here.

Today I learned that the man behind this fascinating resource died in January this year. It’s amazing that the ingenuity of this man – and his students, who were the driving force behind the concept of Acland Anatomy – led to the creation of a vital and most unique electronic resource. He was a pioneer, and it’s great that we have access to the resource that was the result of his work.

Guest post: Studying Nursing or Health and Social Care? This could be the resource for you!

November 2, 2015

In the second of our guest posts, Dawn Grundy, Subject Librarian for Health and Human Sciences, tells us about Royal College of Nursing Journals, and how they could be of benefit if you are studying with this area:

As part of your studies at University it’s expected that you will have to research subjects for your assignments. This involves using a search tool such as Discover@Bolton.

Keeping up to date with the latest information in your sector is essential whether you need to revalidate or maintain awareness of latest best practice in your specialist field.

The Royal College of Nursing journals package contains 10 publications designed to meet the needs of today’s nursing professional. Titles include:

  • Nursing Standard
  • Cancer Nursing Practice
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Learning Disability Practice
  • Mental Health Practice
  • Nursing Children and Young People
  • Nursing Management
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nursing Older People
  • Primary Health Care

Access is available from January 2015 to onwards via Discover@Bolton, the link to the RCN package on the Health Subject Resources page or directly by title via the eJournals portal. It’s also listed as a recommended resource on the vast majority of Reading Lists Online for Nursing and Health and Social Care. You may also be able to access full-text articles from the archive prior to January 2015, search for the individual journal title on the eJournals portal for details.

For further information, speak to the staff at the Help Desk in the Library or contact the Health Librarian Dawn Grundy.

New! Acland Anatomy now available

October 19, 2015

Some good news to share… We now have access to Acland Anatomy (Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy), which is a truly unique resource that presents videos and images of three-dimensional specimens of parts of the human body. Providing an “appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement”, the specimens photographed and videoed are presented in their ‘natural’ colours. Access the resource via the A to Z list of electronic resources on the Library webpages, and if you’re off-campus, make sure you take a look at the access notes.

The story behind this resource is actually quite interested. It began life in 1993, after one of Robert Acland’s students mused that it would be great to be able to see moving versions of the anatomy slides that were presented in lectures. At the time, Acland was working as a reconstructive microsurgeon but was transitioning to a second career as clinical anatomist. Within two weeks, Acland had resolved to turn his student’s suggestion into reality and thus the Video Atlas project was born.