Hunter is a search tool customised to search our collections, so you can use it to find articles, books and more... Use these FAQS to find out more. 

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a book?
an e-journal article?
a print journal?

 


What is Hunter?

Hunter allows you to search across all of SGUL's information resources including books, journal articles, dissertations, and SORA, our institutional repository. You can also view your loans and renew your books via My Account (top right of screen).

NHS staff can also manage their library account and search using Hunter, but please be aware full-text access to some SGUL content may be restricted to onsite access at SGUL only.

 

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What am I searching on Hunter?

The default search is All Resources. This searches the library catalogue, e-journal articles and content in the SORA Repository.

Click the Expand beyond SGUL Library collection to include records outside of SGUL's Library Collection and for which we have no full-text availability.


Books and more
searches books, e-books, CDs, DVDs, dissertations and theses held by the Library


Articles and more...
searches for electronic journal articles, book chapters, conference papers etc.


Journal Titles
searches for both print and electronic journal titles (e.g. BMJ; The Lancet)


SORA Repository
searches the SORA Repository to find articles and papers by SGUL staff and students.


What's the difference between 'All Resources' and 'Articles and more'?
'All Resources' searches the whole Hunter index. This includes SGUL's Library Catalogue, e-journal articles, and content in the SORA Repository. 'Articles and more' searches all the SGUL resources and collections except the Library Catalogue and the SORA repository. You can, for example, use 'Articles and more' to search for electronic journal articles that we subscribe to on your behalf.

On the Hunter page banner: Databases A-Z
This will take you to the SGUL Library’s databases page when you can select a particular database to search (e.g. Ovid Medline; AMED).

On the Hunter page banner: E-journals A-Z
Search, browse, discover and visit the electronic journals that SGUL subscribes to on your behalf, plus a range of high-quality, freely available online journals.

 

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Can NHS staff use Hunter?

NHS staff can also manage their library account and search using Hunter, but please be aware full-text access to some SGUL content may be restricted to onsite access at SGUL only.

 

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  How do I find:

a book?

  • In the Hunter search box enter two or three key words of the book you are looking for, e.g. for ‘Essentials of Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine’ by Kumar & Clark, your search could be: clinical medicine kumar
  • Select the Library Catalogue option from the drop-down menu next to the Hunter search box
     
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  • Click the search button
  • Check that the search result matches yours i.e. the author, title and year of publication are correct.

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One or more of these links are displayed under each result

  • View Online - this book is available as an e-book
  • Locations - this book is available in print
  • To check if the book is currently available on the shelves in the Library, click on the Locations link and select St George's Library

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an e-journal article?

  • In the Hunter search box enter two or three key words of the article you are looking for, e.g. for the article titled ‘Modifiable risk factors for schizophrenia and autism’ by Hamlyn, Duhig, Mcgrath, & Scott your search terms could be: modifiable risk factors for schizophrenia
  • Click the Search button
  • When the search results appear you can choose to click Articles in the Resource Type menu on the left to display just results for journal articles.

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  •  Check that the search result matches yours i.e. the author, titles and year of publication is correct.

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  •  One or more of these tabs are displayed under each result:

View Online- click this link to see if the article is available online.

SFX@SGUL - you can also click this link to see if the article is available online.

  • When you click on one of the tabs you will see a window display like this:

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  • Click on the Go button to access the full-text

 

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a print journal?

  • In the Hunter search box enter the title words for the journal you are looking for e.g. the Lancet.
  • Select the Journal Titles option from the drop down menu next to the Hunter search box.

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  • You should see the Lancet displayed in your results. The print version will display like this:

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  • Click on the Locations tab to find what print copies are available in the SGUL LibraryHFAQx07

 

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What can I find in E-journals A-Z?

E-journals A-Z contains the electronic journals which SGUL subscribes to on your behalf - plus high-quality, freely-available online journals. Journal articles provide in-depth and up-to-date research about specific areas of study, keeping you up-to-date in your subject.

Find and open E-journals A-Z

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  • Click on the E-journals A-Z on the top right and the following pop up window will appear

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You can find electronic journals by

  • browsing the A-Z
  • searching by a keyword in the title of the journal. Then click Search

When the search results are displayed

  • click on the name of the journal you want to visit

and find

  • a list of online providers of the journal available to SGUL
  • the date range available from each provider. If there is no end date this means we are currently taking the journal and we should have the latest date available
  • specific advice on how to access the journal offsite (where relevant)

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To visit the journal

  • click on the GO button

 

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What can I find in Databases?

This will take you to the SGUL Library's Databases page where you can select a particular database to search (e.g Medline; AMED).

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How do I access e-resources offsite?

When you are offsite you may need to log in with your SGUL username and password before you get access to any full text content. A helpsheet on accessing SGUL electronic resources offsite is available on our Help webpage under the 'SGUL electronic journals, books & databases' section.

For information about NHS offsite access see 'Library Services for NHS staff - PDF booklet' on our Help webpage under the NHS Library services section.

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How do I log into Hunter?

In the top right hand corner of the Hunter home page click Institutional login*

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Enter your SGUL username and password and click Login

By signing in you will be able to add records to e-Shelf and also save your searches.

*Please note that this is for SGUL users; NHS Athens accounts do not apply here.

 

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What can I do in 'e-Shelf'?

 

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e-Shelf allows you to keep the details of any useful articles or books you found in Hunter. You first need to log in (see How do I sign into Hunter?)

After doing a search you can add the details of the articles or books you find by clicking once on  the small star icon HFAQ15 next to each result.

If you now click on the e-Shelf link you will see each result listed. You can email these results, print them, save them to RefWorks etc.

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How do I save my searches?

To save searches you first need to sign into Hunter (see how do I log into Hunter?).

After doing a search you will see a Save search link in the bottom left of the screen * you may need to scroll down to see it).

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Click on Save search.

A small box will pop up prompting you to name the search you want to save.

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After naming your search, click Save.

You now need to click on the Searches tab see your saved search.

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To run the search again, click on the link to e-Shelf, and select the Searches tab. Your search will be listed. Click on the name of your search to run it again.

If you have logged out of Hunter, you will need to sign in again to see your e-Shelf and run your saved searches.

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Instructional six second Vines and videos are available.

Vines list

 

Youtube videos list  (all videos are subtitled/includes captions)

 

Six second Vine videos

 

How to find the Printer/Photocopiers in the Library

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How to take out books on the self-service machines

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How to return a book

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How to find the Research Enquiries Desk

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Youtube Videos 

Below are videos on how to use Hunter to find articles, e-books and books.  These are taken from Library StART - St George's Assignment Resources Toolkit  where we have more information on how to get started with your assignments.

 

 How to find articles

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How to find e-books

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How to find print books

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How to find a book on the shelf

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How to access e-resources offsite

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How to register for an OpenAthens account

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How to find NHS e-journals

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We provide a range of helpsheets guides and leaflets for your learning and teaching needs.

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See our Library Services Alert page for information on known disruptions to Library services.


 New to the Library? See our Library Essentials guide for all the need to know information.

Helpsheets, guides and leaflets are arranged under the following headings:

  1. Referencing and reference management
  2. Using Hunter to find resources eg books, journals or articles
  3. SGUL electronic journals, books & databases
  4. NHS Library services, electronic journals, books & databases
  5. Information for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE)
  6. Finding information, including statistics, on the Web
  7. Accessing information via your Mobile
  8. Social Media Guidelines

 

Aside from helpsheets we also have:

 


 

Referencing and reference management

How to reference

Harvard (FHSCE) student - PDF

Guide to using the Harvard system of referencing produced by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education for the academic year 2017-2018. 


Harvard: Cite Them Right onsite access
Harvard: Cite Them Right offsite access

Online guide for Harvard referencing style based on Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 10th edn. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cite Them Right - YouTube video

A brief introduction video to Cite Them Right online.

Vancouver - PDF

Guide to using the Vancouver system of referencing.

Reference management software

RefWorks 2.0 - PDF

Workbook for using RefWorks 2.0, a web-based application for storing and managing bibliographic references. Only available to SGUL staff and students.

For a more detailed guide see the RefWorks2.0 online help.

Refworks YouTube Channel

Official RefWorks YouTube Channel with video tutorials from general orientations to more advanced technical feature overviews and grouped into playlists.  Produced by ProQuest RefWorks.

Using RefGrab-it from RefWorks - video tutorial

Short online tutorial demonstrating how to use the RefGrab-It tool to quickly capture citation data from websites.  This tutorial was produced by LSU Health Sciences Center Library, New Orleans.

Reference Manager YouTube Channel

Offical Reference Manager YouTube Channel with video tutorials on how to use Cite While You Write and other features of the software.  Produced by Thomson Reuters.

EndNote YouTube Channel

Official EndNote YouTube Channel with video tutorials from general orientations to more advanced technical feature overviews and grouped into playlists.  Produced by Thomson Reuters.

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Using Hunter

Using Hunter search tool - PDF

Also see Hunter FAQs

How to search across all of SGUL's information resources including books, journals and articles

How to renew or reserve items - Libguide

See our Library Essentials online guide for help on how to renew or reserve items

Understanding your reading list - Libguide

A guide to understanding references on your reading list and how to find them using SGUL resources.

 

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SGUL electronic journals, books & databases

Help with offsite access

Accessing SGUL electronic resources offsite - PDF

Step-by-step instructions on how to access e-journals, e-books and databases offsite with your SGUL login.

E-books and e-journals

SGUL e-journals and SFX FAQs

See our Journals and SFX FAQs to find out how to find, access and navigate e-journals.

SGUL e-books - PDF

An introduction to electronic books available at SGUL including how to find, access and use.

Finding research on a topic

Searching databases using Ovid - PDF

Ovid is a specialist search tool that allows you to search for journal articles on a topic in databases such as Medline and Embase.

Searching databases using EBSCOhost - PDF

EBSCOhost is a specialist search tool that allows you to search for journal articles on a topic in databases such as CINAHLPlus or Medline.

Cochrane Library - PDF

[Introduction to The Cochrane Library - video tutorial]

[Search and MeSH - video tutorial]

The Cochrane Library is a database of systematic reviews and other good quality evidence based healthcare information.

Pubmed Tutorial

PubMed is a free search tool for MEDLINE, provided by the US National Library of Medicine. It also includes special tools such as Clinical Queries, Journals Database and Single Citation Matcher.

Searching ASSIA using ProQuest (libguide)

YouTube tutorial

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

Searching BNI using ProQuest (libguide)

BNI (British Nursing Index) indexes mainly UK articles, with selected international journals, of interest to nurses, midwives and health visitors.

Finding citing articles, citations and journal metrics

Web of Science

A guide to the Web of Science platform. Find information here about Citation Reports and the h-index.

Cited Reference Searching

A guide to running a Cited reference search ie find journal articles that have cited a particular article.

Essential Science Indicators

How to use Essential Science Indicators, an analytical tool that helps you quickly identify highly-cited research in your field.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

How to use JCR to generate various citation metric reports including the Journal Impact Factor.

Current awareness

Keeping up to date - handbook [PDF]

Keeping up to date - slides [PDF]

Covers various tools available to help you stay up-to-date. Includes alerting services, bulletins, blogs, wikis and RSS feeds.

Zetoc - produced by Mimas

Zetoc training materials. Zetoc provides access to the British Library's table of contents of journal articles and conference proceedings. Allows you to search, set up alerts and RSS.

Accessing information via mobiles

Mobile Resources Blog

A guide to accessing information via your mobile phone and other moblie devices.

 

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NHS Library services, electronic journals, books & databases

Information about Library services

Library Services for NHS staff - PDF booklet

A brief NHS guide to library services and e-resources.

Guide to Nursing Resources for NHS staff - PDF booklet

A guide to key resources for nurses.

E-books, e-journals and databases

Finding NHS electronic journals - PDF

How to find and access a wide range of electronic journals using your NHS Athens login and the My Journals service.

Finding NHS E-books - PDF

How to find and access e-books using your NHS Athens login.

NHS HDAS video tutorials

A series of short video tutorials on how to use the new NICE Healthcare Advanced Database Search (HDAS) site.

10 Step Guide to NHS healthcare databases - PDF

Quick guide to searching NHS healthcare databases, including Medline, Embase, CINAHL, BNI, AMED, PsycInfo, HMIC and Health Business Elite.

Searching NHS Healthcare Databases - PDF

Detailed guide to searching the NHS healthcare databases, including Medline, Embase, CINAHL, BNI, AMED, PsycInfo, HMIC and Health Business Elite.

Cochrane Library - PDF

[Introduction to The Cochrane Library - video tutorial]

[Search and MeSH - video tutorial]

The Cochrane Library is a database of systematic reviews and other good quality evidence based healthcare information.

PubMed Tutorial

PubMed is a free search tool for MEDLINE, provided by the US National Library of Medicine. It also includes special tools such as Clinical Queries, Journals Database and Single Citation Matcher.

Accessing NHS OpenAthens journals in Google Scholar [PDF]

Quick Guide to accessing NHS OpenAthens journals in Google Scholar.

Accessing NHS OpenAthens journals in PubMed [PDF]

Quick Guide to accessing NHS OpenAthens journals in PubMed.

Current awareness

Keeping up to date - handbook [PDF]

Keeping up to date - slides [PDF]

Covers various tools available to help you stay up-to-date. Includes alerting services, bulletins, blogs, wikis and RSS feeds.

Zetoc produced by Mimas

Zetoc training materials. Zetoc provides access to the British Library's table of contents of journal articles and conference proceedings. Allows you to search, set up alerts and RSS.

Evidence based healthcare

DynaMed Plus tutorial - video tutorial

A flash video tutorial on how to use DynaMed Plus.

DynaMed Plus User Guide

The basics of searching and finding results on the DynaMed Plus interface. Provided by Ebsco.

Evidence Based Healthcare Resources - PDF

A guide outlining the what, why, how and where of evidence based healthcare, and introducing the resources available.

Patient information

Patient Information Leaflet - PDF

List of websites for finding information for patients.

Accessing information via mobiles

Mobile Resources blog

A guide to resources you can access on your mobile device.

 

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Information for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Information about libraries

Information for FHSCE - PDF

A brief student guide to Library and Information Services. Includes useful web addresses and key contacts for both universities.

Guides to clinical placements - website

Information about libraries that students may be able to use while on placement.

How to reference

Harvard (FHSCE) student - PDF

 

Guide to using the Harvard system of referencing produced by the FHSCE for academic year 2017-2018.

Finding research on a topic

Searching databases using EBSCOhost - PDF

EBSCOhost is a specialist search tool that allows you to search for journal articles on a topic in databases such as CINAHLPlus or Medline.

 

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Finding Information on the Web

Where to find statistics - PDF

Lists various websites where statistics can be found.

Finding Quality Information on the Web

A guide to finding quality information on the Web. Introduces a number of different search engines, quality websites, tools, directories and gateways. Includes tips for searching with Google and covers how to evaluate a website.

 

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Accessing Information via your Mobile

Mobile Resources blog

A guide to resources you can access on your mobile device, with reviews of useful apps.

Setting up University e-mail on your mobile device - SGUL login required

Guides on synchronising University email, contacts and calendars on your mobile device.

WiFi set-up- SGUL login required

Guides to connecting to eduroam - the WiFI network on mobile devices.

Connecting to Eduroam via mobile devices - PDF

Instructions for connecting to the Eduroam wireless network via Android mobile devices or iPhones and iPods. (Please note that NHS staff do not have access to the Eduroam wireless network).

Introduction to QR codes - PDF

A quick quide to using QR (Quick Reference) codes to access information on mobile devices.

NHS Evidence Mobile - PDF

Information on accessing the NHS Evidence search engine on mobile devices.

Dynamed Plus App - PDF

Information on accessing Dynamed Plus on mobile devices.

BMJ Best Practice App - PDF

Information on accessing BMJ Best Practice on mobile devices.

PubMed Mobile - PDF

A quick introduction to PubMed for mobile devices. PubMed is a free online interface that allows you to search the Medline database.

EBSCO Host Mobile - PDF

Information flyer produced by EBSCOhost about their mobile site and apps.
SGUL has access to the CINAHL Plus, AMED, and Medline databases via EBSCOhost. SGUL/FHSCE staff and students can therefore access these databases via EBSCO Host Mobile.

 

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Social Media Guidelines

 Social Media Guidelines for Students - PDF

Advice and guidance on using social media for health care professional trainees

 Social Media Guidelines for Staff - SGUL login required

Guidance on using social media for St George's, University of London staff

 

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