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1 Delivering Knowledge for Health NHS eLibrary for Further Education Libraries This presentation is aimed at the staff of Further Education libraries and is focussed upon how the NHS Scotland eLibrary can help you in finding Health Information. It will give you a guided tour around the eLibrary, pointing out some of the major features and explaining what each of them does. It will also provide some examples of how eLibrary could be used in the context of a Further Education library. Click your mouse to move to the next slide.

2 Delivering Knowledge for Health Navigating this demonstration Once you’ve finished reading each slide, please click your mouse to move to the next slide.

3 Delivering Knowledge for Health NHS eLibrary is designed for use by healthcare professionals and library staff. eLibrary is not designed for public use, although members of the public are very welcome to access the free content. If a library user asks about eLibrary, you may want to guide them toward the public-orientated Health Information Plus website instead. The main use for NHS eLibrary in Further Education libraries is probably at the enquiry or reference desk. eLibrary use in FE libraries

4 Delivering Knowledge for Health How to access You can find NHS eLibrary through Google. Alternatively, you can enter the URL directly into your browser: A lot of the eLibrary’s content is free and will not require a password. However, some content will require an NHS Athens password in order to access it. (Note that this password is entirely separate to any Athens password students might have through the college).

5 Delivering Knowledge for Health The homepage The eLibrary homepage looks like this. The next slide will begin an eLibrary guided tour by pointing out the main features of this homepage.

6 Delivering Knowledge for Health Keeping up to date – Media news Quicklinks Athens log in (for fulltext journal articles and advanced features) Shared Space tool to help communities Customis e homepag e eLibrary Announcements Informatio n literacy course Search – all e- Library OR - Clinical practice support Browse buttons Specialist e-Libraries such as ‘Cancer’ or ‘Diabetes’ can be accessed from this menu or from the drop- down menu in the top-right.

7 Delivering Knowledge for Health Searching eLibrary eLibrary can be searched from the Google-style search box on the homepage (pictured right). As an example, let’s employ ‘insulin’ as a search term. The next three slides will demonstrate the search process.

8 Delivering Knowledge for Health The number of results is displayed on the left in a “Results Tree”. Selecting the information category most relevant to your search (e.g. “Guidelines and Standards” or “Evidence Summaries”) will bring up a list of relevant links here on the right. View the next slide to see what this looks like.

9 Delivering Knowledge for Health Results tree Link to a useful resource. There will be many more as you scroll down.

10 Delivering Knowledge for Health Sometimes there will be a filter box to further limit your results.

11 Delivering Knowledge for Health You have reached the end of this slideshow. Press the escape key to exit.


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