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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

 

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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 2016-2017. 


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 Citation Indexes 

A link to the Web of Science training and support pages. Materials include Tutorial, Workbook, Glossary and quick reference cards. Find information here about Citation Reports and the h-index.

Cited Reference Searching - PDF

How to use Web of Science Citation Indexes to find journal articles that have cited a particular article (i.e. reference).

Essential Science Indicators

A link to the Essential Science Indicators tutorials.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Support materials for the new version of JCR (available only onsite) can be found on the JCR training and support page.

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.

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 2013-2014.

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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Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2017 17:14

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