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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Seasonal Flu National Knowledge Week


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The National electronic Library for Infection (NeLI) are running a National Knowledge Week on Seasonal Flu this week (29th Oct-2nd Nov). The week is a collaboration with the National Resource for Infection Control and the Health Protection Agency, and aims to provide health professionals with up-to-date knowledge on Seasonal Influenza. The resources include, information on circulating influenza virus strains, their impact on different population groups, the flu vaccine uptake programme and guidance on the use of antiviral therapy. Visit the NeLI for more information.

Heart Failure National Knowledge Week



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The National Library for Health Cardiovascular Diseases Specialist Library is holding a National Knowledge Week on Heart Failure this week (29th Oct-2nd Nov). The aim of the week is to update health professionals and patients on significant advances in knowledge about heart failure. Please visit the Cardiovascular Diseases Specialist Library for more details.

Friday, 19 October 2007

NEW Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

Are you looking for funding for a new project or programme?

Then have a look through the new edition of

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes



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The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

e-Learning for Health Librarians



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Some of you may not know that IR run a programme of e-learning courses for health information professionals, under the name FOLIO (Facilitated Online Learning as an Interactive Opportunity)! We have just started delivering our 19th course to UK librarians providing information to the NHS. The course is called "Machiavel" and is all about making your case successfully, covering topics such as advocacy, stakeholders and presentation skills. For more information on Machiavel and the other FOLIO courses, please visit our FOLIO Wiki at: http://cpdfolio.pbwiki.com/.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Full Free Text


Here's an old one, but a good one for all students and staff carrying out their research. The Free Full Text website contains links direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free of charge (though some may require free registration).
The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists - go fish!

Monday, 8 October 2007

Public Health Lecture - Born in Bradford: A birth cohort study

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Born in Bradford: A birth cohort study
Public Health Lecture

by

Professor Neil Small, Bradford University

12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 16th October 2007
St George’s Lecture Theatre 2, Frederick Mappin Building,
University of Sheffield

Born in Bradford is recruiting 10000 babies and their parents. Recruitment began in March 2007 and we have 3000 mothers, 1000 fathers and nearly 1000 babies already recruited. Half of births in Bradford are to parents of Pakistani origin. This presentation will identify the public health context in which the study was developed - it will summarise steps taken to establish the cohort and will identify main research aims. The future plans for the cohort will be summarised including thoughts regarding studies on infant growth, diabetes, neurological illness and on the relationship between ethnicity, deprivation, social capital and early child development.(see http://www.borninbradford.nhs.uk/)
Neil Small is Professor of Health Research in Bradford University and is the academic lead for Born in Bradford. He is a sociologist by background and, prior to discovering how life can be easily be taken over by setting up big cohort studies, he studied chronic and life limiting illness.

National Knowledge Week on Ethnic Health

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The Ethnicity and Health Specialist Library, part of the National Library for Health, has launched 'National Knowledge Week on Ethnic Health: 8-14 October 2007'. Each day during the week, a different sub-topic will be covered, under the overall theme of "Cultural Competence in Health Care service delivery". Themes to be covered include diabetic care and obesity, interpretation and language support, supporting people in mental health, screening for disease, end of life care and patient choices.


Friday, 5 October 2007

World Mental Health Day




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The World Mental Health Day is due to take place on 10 October 2007 - for more information go to:

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

NEW Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Are you looking for funding for a Fellowship or Studentship? Then have a look through the new edition of the Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships.

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The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

National Knowledge Weeks



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The National Library for Health has launched three National KnowledgeWeeks this week:-

National Knowledge Week on Antenatal Care: 1-7 October 2007 http://www.library.nhs.uk/womenshealth/Page.aspx?pagename=ANCNKWHOME

National Knowledge Week on Complementary and Alternative Medicine forLow Back Pain: 1-5 October 2007

National Knowledge Week on Osteoarthritis: 1-8 October 2007 http://www.library.nhs.uk/trauma_orthopaedics/Page.aspx?

Take Five October

Take Five October 2007 is out now.

It is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.


Take Five is the Trent RDSU’s monthly update. To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Mind the Map

While trawling around the good old Internet we came across this great, free tool to help you mind-map your ideas at the touch of a cursor.
We think this site could not only save you a few headaches but a load of paper, plus it's a fun way to create ideas for essay, academic paper or even shopping list. Just go to:
You can create visual structures of essay plans, project plans etc which are easy to edit - you can add, move, edit or delete the bubbles really easily. You can also print them or export them as jpegs for emailing.

We'd like to get to know you better


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We're a nosy bunch at The Trent RDSU Information Service, if our library had curtains we'd be twitching them right now. So until The Trent RDSU or University of Sheffield put their hand in the pocket to buy some we're going to have to ustilise modern methods to find out something about you all, and to achieve this we've added a small poll at the bottom of this page so that you can quickly tell us who you are....well what you do.