Thursday, 30 September 2010

CASP Checklists have moved

 Photo by mykpwedding
Posted by Anthea

Looking for the CASP critical appraisal checklists? They now reside on the Solutions for Public Health NHS website at:

A day in the life of New York City, in miniature

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Posted by Andy

Truly, truly amazing - take a few minutes out of your working day for this amazing video, that makes you feel really, really small - in a good way, that is.

A day in the life of New York City, in miniature. 

Winner: Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction 2010

Original Music: composed by Human (, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong. 

Please view in HD and full screen for best effect. For a description of the shoot, camera, lenses and workflow, please see here:​aFmaPZ

Friday, 24 September 2010

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning returns to ScHARR!

                                           Photo © Claire Beecroft

This morning the Macmillan 'Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning', organised by Kirsty Woodhead, returned to the 2nd Floor common room at ScHARR. Cakes on offer included Chocolate Cherry Muffins, Guinness® Gingerbread, Rose Cliff's sensational Coffee and Walnut Cake and Jon Tosh's infamous Walnut Brownies. As you can see from our picture, the staff ate through them like a plague of locusts, leaving nothing but a trail of sticky crumbs in their wake and returning to their offices, content and sleepy. Here's to next year!

Posted by Claire

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Two million filters can't be wrong...

A study recently published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases has developed optimal search filters for retrieving renal-related information from EMBASE. The research team tested nearly two million unique filters in their search for perfection- phew! You can read more at the American Journal of Kidney Disease Website.

Posted by Claire, with thanks to Andrew Booth for drawing this study to our attention!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

Photo ©   fishbone1
Posted by Andy 

You can download the latest Research Funding update by going to our Research Funding page or you can view it directly here

For more information please feel free to contact The Information Service @ ScHARR Library on 0114 2225420 or by email

Monday, 6 September 2010

September Edition of Take Five

Photo ©  By sacks08
Posted by Andy

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

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Andy Tattersall by email or phone 0114 2220702

You can view it here

Whilst an archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Friday, 3 September 2010

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes, 3rd September 2010

Photo by - luz -
Posted by Andy 

The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link.

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Claire Beecroft has re-entered the building

Posted by Claire
Well here I am, just 10 short months after turning my back on all things ScHARR-related to produce earth's cutest baby (TM),  I'm back at the pulsating heart of ScHARR (a.k.a the IR group). Having expected to find the place on its knees after such a long time without my majesterial presence, I find, in fact, that like poor old Murray Hewitt, I've barely been missed... good to be blogging again though.