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About ScHARR Library

  1. 1. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/index.html Welcome to ScHARR library Our opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 10am – 5pm For general enquiries and book renewals please telephone: 01142 225420 Email – scharrlib@sheffield.ac.uk
  2. 3. Student entitlements <ul><li>ScHARR Masters students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are entitled to join the library and borrow 10 books from the MSc collection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your inter-library loans allocation is 14 per academic year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have access to one-to-one training and general enquiries from library staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use the library PCs. Photocopying and printing costs 5p per A4 sheet . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/students.html </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Student entitlements <ul><li>PhD students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are entitled to join the library and borrow 10 books from our main book collection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have access to inter-library loans. The amount per year must be agreed through your supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have access to one-to-one training and general enquiries from library staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use the library PCs. Photocopying and printing costs 5p per A4 sheet . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/students.html </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Subject areas <ul><li>The library at ScHARR has a collection of books, journals </li></ul><ul><li>and electronic resources covering the following subject </li></ul><ul><li>areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence based practice </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Research methods </li></ul><ul><li>Health economics </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical governance </li></ul><ul><li>Critical appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/enquirydesk2.html </li></ul>
  5. 8. Services <ul><li>We provide the following services: </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on systematic reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry service Literature searches Reference management Advice on research funding Information skills training One to one database training </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/enquirydesk2.html </li></ul>
  6. 9. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/ills Document Supply Service If you are studying a Masters Degree or PhD or work at ScHARR you are entitled to use our document supply service. East Midlands RDS staff are also entitled to use this service. There are several ways you can order a photocopy or loan through us. In person: By fax to: 0114 272 4095 By mail to: Inter-Library Loans, East Midlands RDS Information Service@ ScHARR Library, Information Resources, ScHARR, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA Our photocopy and loan forms are available from the library or from our website @ http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/ills
  7. 11. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/staff Information Resources - Staff Andrew Booth Director of Information Resources and Reader In Evidence Based Information Practice email :  [email_address] Claire Beecroft Information Specialist (Research Support) email :  c.beecroft@shef.ac.uk
  8. 12. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/staff Information Resources - Staff Louise Guillaume Information Specialist (Public Health) email :   [email_address] Anna Cantrell Information Specialist (Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Transfer) email :  a. [email_address]
  9. 13. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/staff Information Resources - Staff Diana Papaioannou Information Specialist email :  [email_address] Tony Mead Information Assistant (Document Supply) Email: a.mead@sheffield.ac.uk
  10. 14. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/staff Information Resources - Staff Sonia Rizzo Information Officer (Reader Services) email :  [email_address] Angie Rees Information Specialist (Systematic Reviews) email :   [email_address]
  11. 15. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/staff Information Resources - Staff Anthea Sutton Information Specialist (Reviews and Special Projects) email :  [email_address] Andy Tattersall Information Specialist (Electronic Networks) email :   [email_address]
  12. 17. http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/currentawareness2.html Current Awareness This is our daily e-mail news service for members of ScHARR staff. The e-mail bulletins not only contain information about our library but also have news and information in the world of health-related research, including: New issues of journals in the library @ ScHARR. New books in the library @ ScHARR. Events, conferences and seminars that are of interest to the school. Health-related news stories - with a focus to ScHARR's research interests. Links to new Department of Health reports. You can sign up for our current awareness email service by contacting   [email_address]
  13. 19. http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/ SSiD – Student Services One Stop Information Shop The Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) is an important point of contact for you throughout your time at the University. SSiD's staff are trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries and the office is a key central point for general information on many University services. Located on the ground floor of The Union of Students building
  14. 21. http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/intro/ Electronic Resources The University has a wide range of e-resources including: Databases Ejournals Ebooks Bibliographic reference management Trial eResources Eoffprints Current awareness Visit the University's library pages for more information
  15. 22. http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/ Please remember to… Tidy up when you leave Save your work onto your U Drive Do not download any programs onto these PCs Respect your fellow students – take your phone calls outside Have a nice day!
  16. 23. Literature Searches <ul><li>ScHARR, NHS and social care staff within the former Trent Region (Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham) can request small-scale literature searches. </li></ul><ul><li>For literature search requests, please contact the enquiry desk either in person, by phone (0114 222 5420), or by email ( [email_address] ). </li></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/litsearches2.html
  17. 25. Reference Management <ul><li>ScHARR Library can provide practical advice and support with regard to reference management . In particular, we provide the following services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-one training in the use of Reference Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trent Institute 'Managing References for Your Research Project' half-day course (ScHARR and 'Trent' NHS and social care staff only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on setting up a Reference Manager database and assigning appropriate keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on Reference Manager import filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on using the mail merge feature within MS Word to generate inter-library loan requests from Reference Manager (ScHARR staff only) </li></ul></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/refmgt2.html
  18. 26. Systematic Reviews <ul><li>Information Resources supports ScHARR's work on systematic reviews for NICE and the HTA programme as well as other projects based at ScHARR. We offer not only literature searching support but are also involved in critically appraising the literature, data extraction and data synthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>There are links to electronic resources available to support the systematic reviewer on the ScHARR Library website at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/sysrevs2.html . </li></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/sysrevs2.html
  19. 28. Research Funding <ul><li>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, please contact Anna Cantrell by email at: [email_address] or telephone 0114 222 0894. </li></ul><ul><li>A bespoke funding search service is also available to ScHARR and 'Trent' NHS and social care staff. if you would like us to search for specific funding to suit your current needs, please also contact Anna Cantrell at the details above. </li></ul><ul><li>For further information on current funding opportunities, please see our website at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/funding.html . </li></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/funding.html
  20. 29. Our Library Blog <ul><li>The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR has its own weblog – for more information go to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://scharrlibrary.blogspot.com / </li></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/funding.html
  21. 31. One-to-One Training <ul><li>We offer one-to-one training sessions in literature searching and reference management to ScHARR Masters and PhD students, ScHARR staff, and ‘Trent’ NHS & Social Care staff. </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one training sessions last around 1 hour and take place in the library during standard opening hours (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, and 10am-5pm on Fridays). </li></ul><ul><li>To book a time and date convenient for you, please ask at the enquiry desk, or telephone us on 0114 222 5420, or email: [email_address] . </li></ul>http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ir/library/121.html
  22. 33. Information Skills Training <ul><li>Are you confident that you can find information to support all your essays and report assignments? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know which are the most important data sources to support your Masters course? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you able to carry out a competent search on the key literature databases? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you find the current journal articles that you need? </li></ul><ul><li>If the answer to any of these questions is NO… </li></ul>
  23. 34. Information Skills Training <ul><li>… then why not attend on of our Information Skills Training Clinics for Masters students? </li></ul><ul><li>These interactive workshops run on a monthly basis during the academic year and consist of literature search refresher training and hands-on sessions using exercises adapted to your particular topic area . </li></ul><ul><li>To book a place, please ask at the enquiry desk, or email: [email_address] or telephone 0114 222 5420. </li></ul>
  24. 35. Information Skills Training Dates to be announced
  25. 36. Study Skills <ul><li>Need help developing your study skills? ScHARR library’s specialist collection contains books on general study skills techniques and specific advice on areas such as dissertation writing, citing references, studying for your exams, guides specifically for mature and international students, managing your research project and searching the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>All students have access to these study aides and are entitled to borrow them for four weeks. Please visit us on the 1st floor of Regent Court to register . </li></ul>
  26. 37. Health Services Research Seminars 2009 ( Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, ScHARR, 12.30pm) <ul><li>20 th January – Therapist effects in randomised controlled trials – what to do about them by Stephen Walters </li></ul><ul><li>27 th January – The future bathroom – a study of design with and for older people with age related disability by Professor Gail Martin </li></ul>
  27. 38. Health Services Research Seminars 2009 ( Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, ScHARR, 12.30pm) <ul><li>3 rd February – Evaluation of physical activity levels among adolescents in the South West and North West: consideration of health issues by Spencer Boyle. </li></ul><ul><li>10 th February – The new coordinated system for gaining NHS permissions for research (CSP) by Dr Caroline Pickstone and John Griffiths </li></ul><ul><li>(Please note that this seminar will be held in the John Pemberton Lecture Theatre, 2 nd Floor) </li></ul>
  28. 39. Health Services Research Seminars 2009 (Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, ScHARR, 12.30pm) <ul><li>17 th February – Evaluation of supplementary prescribing in nursing and pharmacy by Dr Richard Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>24 th February – Towards an advanced lifestyle monitoring system for aged and vulnerable people by Fabian Cardineux </li></ul><ul><li>(Please note this seminar will be held in the Trent Institute Room, 2 nd Floor) </li></ul>
  29. 40. Health Services Research Seminars 2009 (Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, ScHARR, 12.30pm) <ul><li>3rd March – How the Bayesian methods can be used to assist decision making for clinical purposes by Melody Zhigang </li></ul><ul><li>10 th March – School-linked sexual health services for young people: what happens in the UK, and how does it compare with experience in other countries? Interim findings from a survey and systematic review by Dr Jenny Owen and colleagues </li></ul>
  30. 41. Health Economics and Decision Science Seminar Programme 2009 <ul><li>Thursday 12 th February (12.30 – 1.30pm) TBA –by Sean Sullivan, Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 19 th March (12.30 – 1.30pm) DGHPSim: smart simulation approaches for investigating healthcare policy as well as developing better practice by Michael Pidd, Venue – Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul>
  31. 42. Health Economics and Decision Science Seminar Programme 2009 <ul><li>Thursday 23 rd April (12.30 – 1.30pm) Searching electronic databases for publications on health-related values by Mila Petrova, Venue - Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 21 st May (12.30 – 1.30pm) TBA by Ruth Garside, Venue - Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul>
  32. 43. Health Economics and Decision Science Seminar Programme 2009 <ul><li>Thursday 18 th June (12.30 – 1.30pm) TBA by Andrew Jones, Venue - Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 16 th July (12.30 – 1.30pm) The ethics of prioritisation in HTA by Amanda Burls, Venue - Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Regent Court </li></ul>

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