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Library search, requesting items and automatic renewals Article rated 3.4/5.0
Library search gives you access to search for all items available here at the Library, Education and Resource Centre and at the Health library for North Staffordshire. You can access 'library search' ...
Literature Searches Article rated 2.8/5.0
To request a literature search, use the Literature Search form
ebooks Article rated 3.2/5.0
Access to ebooks is available through library search if you see a book with online access select the title, then use the link for NHS users. Clinical key also has Elsevier ebooks available. Use an...
I have a project to bind, can you help me? Article rated 3.2/5.0
The library has a comb binder, and can bind documents for you in a attractive plastic cover. Ask a staff member for assistance as there is a charge for this service.
Can I bring food and drink into the library? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Yes, you are allowed to bring food and drink into the Library, we also have coffee and snack machines. Please have consideration for other Library users, do not eat hot food in the library, and k...
Can I use my own laptop/mobile/web device on the library wifi? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Yes. We have our own dedicated wireless internet connection, and allow the connection of all wifi devices to it. The access details can be requested from any library staff member. Please note that alt...
Printing or scanning in the library Article rated 3.3/5.0
Printing and scanning in the library is available  Print from NHS networked PCs at the library using your NHS printing account using your print login. Scan, photocopy, or email your docu...
I am looking for electronic resources I can read away from the library, as I am unable to come in. Article rated 3.5/5.0
The library subscribes to a wide range of electronic resources, however the first thing you will want to do is sign up for an Athens account (Signup Page). NHS Evidence is the primary source where yo...
I am looking for training on electronic resources, or help with using IT systems. Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library runs regular training and one-to-one sessions where you can ask for specific training on any of the electronic resources. Information can be found on the Training Page. If you require hel...
I have forgotten or lost my Athens Password. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Contact the library for help phone on 01785 236113 or use ext 2913 or email library@uhnm.nhs.uk. You can also reset your own password at www.openathens.nice.org.uk/Auth/Login using the 'forgot ...
I am using the NHS network, and multiple websites are being blocked on a subject. How can I view those sites? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Often websites are blocked on NHS networks, however the blocking is automatic and we have no control over it. Sometime websites with certain words are automatically blocked. The library has an unblock...
I am a student, all my course books are either reserved or on loan. I need a book urgently, can you help? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library can only keep a certain number of copies in stock and sometimes you will discover that all the books are reserved or on loan at the same time. We try to keep a reference copy of most of o...
I would like a particular book, but you do not have it in the library. Article rated 2.8/5.0
Please tell us! We can then order it in for you and ensure that you are the first to borrow it when it comes in. Contact the library
Is it true the Library has a ghost and was part of an asylum? Has anybody seen the ghost? Article rated 3.2/5.0
The library is haunted by the ghost of a nurse, who is sometimes seen late at night peering out of the windows at passing doctors. No medical staff have as of yet been eaten, or po...
What is 'The Cochrane Library?' Article rated 3.2/5.0
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides info...
Library opening hours Article rated 3.2/5.0
We are staffed during the following hours: Monday -Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm evening opening until 7pm on Monday and Wednesday We are unstaffed on Saturday and Sunday however we do have 24/7 access a...
Vending machine problems Article rated 3.2/5.0
Sometimes the vending machines either fail to dispense a product or keep your change. Please tell a staff member who can organise a refund or alternative product. If is out of hours, send us an email ...
Library Website Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library website can be found at http://www.midstaffs-pgmc.nhs.uk/library.htm or by googling 'Library County Hospital Stafford'
Downloading BNF and BNFc App Article rated 3.3/5.0
Go to www.bnf.org/products/bnfbnfcapp/ where you will be able to download the app. You won't need an OpenAthens account to download this app. BNF and BNF for Children content in a single...
Lendable Devices Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library can lend the following devices, for use in the library. Laptops iPad Headphones Mice Lendable devices can be collected from the library help desk, and you can email library@u...
Late or lost books or DVDS Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you have lost a book or DVD or it was stolen, please contact us as soon as you can. You will have to pay for the item. If you lose a book and then purchase a good quality replacement for ...
Referencing help Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library has a helpsheet that discusses Harvard Referencing, we also have a number of copies of the book 'Cite Them Right' which can assist you in accurately citing resources. Many searc...
I need a medical image for a Powerpoint presentation Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library has three locations where photographic images, or 3d models of the human body can be downloaded/generated. The Essential Anatomy app on the library iPads can create a high quality 3D...
Contacting the Library Article rated 3.0/5.0
To contact the library, please access the Library Website
Browsing the latest journal releases Article rated 3.0/5.0
Many of our journals are now electronic only, so you cannot come into the library and pick up the latest version of your favorite journal! The library instead has set up a protopage current awareness...
Forgotten NHS PC password and other Trust IT problems. Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you have problems logging in to the Trust NHS PC's or have other IT issues, such as e-mail or software problems, ring the IT helpdesk on 72666 from any internal phone or log a job using the IM...
How do I enable full-text searching in Trip? Article rated 3.0/5.0
We have a helpsheet that discusses enabling full-text searching in Trip on the Library Website
I need to make an internal phone call, I am being bleeped! Article rated 3.0/5.0
The library internal phone can be found just behind the old library entrance (The large church door). The library does not have the facility for outgoing calls, due to cost.
Trouble accessing the library with my ID card or no ID card. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Sometimes you may find you cannot access the library with your ID card, usually in the evenings or weekends. Or you may not have an ID card, as you are not based locally (but are still permitted to us...
Can I pay my fines or buy printing credit with a Debit or Credit card. Article rated 2.8/5.0
The library does not have the machine required for payment by Credit or Debit card, so you will have to bring cash. There is a cash machine available at the hospital reception area. On the p...
Where can I find help when writing my Resume / Curriculum Vitae / C.V? Article rated 3.2/5.0
The library has a number of resources that can help you produce an excellent CV. If you need help, come to the library and ask us or email library@uhnm.nhs.uk      
 

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