Friday, 28 November 2008

NEW Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

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Post by Anna
NEW Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

For more information about the funding service available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Head Over Heels: Literal Video Version

Posted by Andy

I bet we all wished we worked in a library like this one ;-). I don't know about you, but seeing a good, slightly blurred video from back in the 80s makes me feel quite happy....happy and old.

Friday, 14 November 2008

NEW: Research Funding Update Studentships and Fellowships

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Photo by Anna

For more information about the funding service available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

November Take Five

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Post by Anna

The November edition of Take Five is out now

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

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell on 0114 2220894 or by email

Latest Current Awareness Bulletins

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Posted by Andy

The latest current awareness bulletins (for staff only) can be found through our intranet by clicking here
Clicking here will take you to the NICE Research Methodology Bulletin
King's Fund Current Awareness Bulletin, NICE Health Economics Bulletin, TAKE Five Newsletter, NICE Information Services Bulletin, and our Research Funding Update. Have fun!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Recommended Website of the Month

Posted by Andy

As Keith Barrett AKA Rob Brydon would say; "This is just a bit of fun", this month's interesting website probably won't add anything life-changing to your working day, but will lighten it for a few moments at least. The Catalog Card Generator hosted on allows you to fill in the kind of information for a library user before the advent of the pc, although I'm sure there's still a few libraries out there doing this. You can save the results as a bmp or png file. Mine is above, why not have a go yourself and if you're pleased with the results email them to me at and I'll post them on our blog.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Information Resources Join HEDS

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Posted by Andy

As part of a University-wide reorganisation, Information Resources (that's us) have merged into our fellow ScHARR section of HEDS (Health Economics and Decision Science). You'll still find us doing the same work and in the usual places, as well as a few new ones over the next few months. It's very exciting times for us as we take the good ship IR and head off to a few fresh waters with a whole new bunch of wonderful people. Rumours that there was a transfer fee involved have not yet been clarified, although I'm still hoping for a sponsorship deal with CILIP.

For those of you unaware of who Information Resources and HEDS are, here's the lowdown.

Information Resources

Since 1994, Information Resources has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to health technology assessment and health services research. This has been complemented by our regional role in delivering information skills training to NHS staff and health librarians through the RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR Library.


The purpose of HEDS is to promote excellence in national and international health care resource allocation decisions, through applied and theoretical research funded by the public and private sector; and supporting the effective implementation of the results of such research through education, training and management interventions.With a broad portfolio of specialities, HEDS makes major contributions in many areas, including the valuation of health, the analysis of health policy, welfare and equity, technology appraisal, trial-based economic evaluation, and econometrics.