Journal Database Alerts

What are they?

Regular alerts that can be set up from within the healthcare databases such as Medline or CINAHL.

Why use them?

If you are working on a particular project or have a very specific interest, setting up a database alert ensures you receive the details of any new articles at regular intervals.

How they work

When you search one of the healthcare databases choose 'Save and create alert' to create automatic updates to your search results at regular intervals.  You will receive an email with any new results since the search was last run.


eTOCs or Electronic Table of Contents

What are they?

Electronic lists of the articles published within a specific journal issue

Why use it?

If you have a favourite journal, but don't want to subscribe, you can sign up for the eTOC and receive abstracts of the articles as they are published.  Any that you need to see in full can be requested from the library.

How they work

eTOCs are created by the journal publisher and sent to your email box as each new issue is released.

If you would like us to set up eTOCs for you, please speak to the Library team.


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What is KnowledgeShare?

KnowledgeShare allows registered members to find colleagues with shared interests, helping to spread innovation and collaborate on service improvement. 

KnowledgeShare members can:

  • Request evidence searches, these will be carried out by the library team on your behalf.
  • Find searches requested by colleagues elsewhere (where permission has been given).
  • Sign up for highly targeted updates based on their professional interests.
  • Book a one:one or small group information skills training session with a member of the library team.
  • Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests.

What are targeted updates?

This is a targeted current awareness service.  Whenever we find high impact documents in your area, we'll let you know.

Why use it?

To see the latest high-level evidence in your field.

How it works

You (or the library team on your behalf) create your own KnowledgeShare profile as broad or as specific as you need.  For example if you work in the area of obstetrics, you could receive everything published on obstetrics or just items related to gestational diabetes. 

What is included?

We add guidelines, policy documents and a wide range of summarised evidence so that you will not be inundated with primary research articles.

Need some help signing up?

Please speak to the Library team.

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