Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Additional databases and indexes on Web of Science

The Irish Research Electronic Library IReL has expanded the range of databases available through the Web of Science service with additional indexes to chemistry, patents, animal studies and data repositories.

• Science Citation Index Expanded --1945-
• Social Sciences Citation Index --1956-
• Arts & Humanities Citation Index --1975-
• Conference Proceedings Citation Index--1990-
• Book Citation Index - 2005-

• Current Chemical Reactions --1985-
• Index Chemicus --1993-

• Current Contents Connect  -- 1998-
• Data Citation Index -- 1900-
• Derwent Innovations Index -- 1963-
• MEDLINE -- 1950-
• SciELO Citation Index -- 1997-
• Zoological Record -- 1864-

Connect via our databases page. You can adjust search settings to search all indexes together or to make your own selection. Further information from Paul Murphy.

RCSI Library on YouTube

The RCSI Library is on YouTube.

Need some help exploring library resources?

We have a number of instructional videos, looking at topics including Searching the Library Catalogue, Finding a Full text Journal Article on our e-journal portal, using Clinical Summaries, exploring the CINAHL database, accessing and navigating e-books and more.

Watch them here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guides to health statistics

The US National Library of Medicine have compiled a series of subject guides, including a guide to health statistics and numerical data. The guide is principally US orientated, but includes some international sources as well. 

Click on image to see it in full size.

Other useful sources of statistics are:

Check out the Library's subject pages on Global Health and Irish Resources for more links.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Trial of the Health Business Elite database

Ebsco's Health Business Elite database is on trial until the 11th April.

Health Business Elite contains full-text content for over 600 journals in all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. Topics covered include Hospital Management, Hospital Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Computer Technology, Facilities Management and Insurance.

Please email library@rcsi.ie if you have any feedback about Health Business Elite or you think we should have a subscription.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Digital Commons Network - an institutional repository network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

The RCSI institutional repository, e-publications@RCSI, is part of the Digital Commons Network, so aiding the dissemination of RCSI and related research work to a worldwide audience.
For further information on submitting material to the RCSI repository, please see the repository web pages or contact epubs@rcsi.ie

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RCSI Library Guide to Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews

Are you carrying out a systematic review?  Or a literature review for a thesis or paper?

Then check out the Library's Guide to Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews. 

The guide covers:
  • Searching databases
  • Searching grey literature
  • Scoping your topic
  • Identifying search terms
  • Testing your strategies
  • Documenting your strategies
  • ....and more.

Go to Moodle (vle.rcsi.ie), to the Information Seeking & Library Skills Module and scroll down to the Evidence-based Healthcare Reviews section.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Irish healthcare information

Tracing Irish healthcare information on the web can be difficult and RCSI Library has a dedicated web guide to Irish resources and agencies.

A new Irish resource is the online library and research service of the Oireachtas  This service captures all documentation and reports available to the Irish houses of parliament with coverage of Irish public healthcare material from many official organizations.