UHB Podcasts

Welcome to the UHB Library Podcasts page!

Here you will find podcasts covering a variety of library resources and services.

A new episode will be released on the third Wednesday of each month (some episodes may be published earlier if connected to an event).

Visit our intranet page: http://uhbhome/library-podcast.htm or contact qelibrary@uhb.nhs.uk if you require transcripts of any of our episodes.

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UHB Library Podcast – Mini Editions

Here you can find our collection of mini editions of our Podcast which gives you the all the latest news and announcements from our four libraries.

If you have any questions about the topics discussed in our podcast, you can find our contact details here

Wednesday 19th January 2022

UHB Library Podcast Mini Edition 19-01-22

Wednesday 15th December 2021:

Wednesday 17th November 2021:

Wednesday 20th October 2021:

Wednesday 15th September 2021:


Wednesday 18th August 2021:


Wednesday 21st July 2021:

Wednesday 16th June 2021:

Wednesday 19th May 2021:

Library Podcast mini episode transcript


UHB Library Podcast – Full Episodes

Episode 18: eBooks – published Wednesday 28th April 2021

UHB Libraries are not just your source for print books – we also have access to hundreds of electronic books!

Find out more about our eBook collections in April’s Podcast episode including eBook Central, Wellbeing@Work and the Neurology Collection. 

To access any of our electronic resources, you will need to register for a free OpenAthens account

Episode 17: Course Support – published Wednesday 17th March 2021

Are you about to start a course or revising for an exam? Find out how the library can support you from start to finish in our latest episode!

Article requests: BASEDoc (all sites).

Literature search requests: BASEDoc (QE). HGS staff use the form on the website.

Episode 16: OpenAthens – published Wednesday 17th February 2021

February is about all things OpenAthens! Join us as we answer your most frequently asked questions and discuss online resources available for you to access.

  1. Athens support: 00:57
  2. Registration: 03:44
  3. How to renew account: 09:45
  4. Transferring accounts from another Trust: 14:09
  5. Athens eResources: 15:44

OpenAthens registration available here.

Episode 15: ASK Discovery Tool – published Wednesday 20th January 2021

Did you know UHB libraries have a discovery tool? ASK is your one-stop shop to search UHB Libraries books, journals, eResources and repository records all in one place.

In this month’s episode, we discuss how ASK can support you with finding quality, evidence-based information as well as where to access it and how it began.

Episode 14: Winter competition, book reviews and Trust Staff Networks books – published Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Following on from our first episode on the launch of our Well-being Zone, we give an update on how we have expanded the collection in the last year including books recommended by our Staff Networks.

We also provides details of our winter competition and give reviews of some of our favourite books.

You can view our book collection by searching the catalogue on the BASE website. Contact your site library with book suggestions or submit through the form on your BASE account.

Find out more about the Staff Networks here: http://uhbhome/staff-networks.htm

Episode 13: ClinicalKey – published Wednesday 18th November 2020 (Teams recording) 

This month we interview Gladys Lopez from ClinicalKey to find out more about how this resource can support you in your work, research and education.

ClinicalKey is available to access 24/7 with an OpenAthens account.

If you would like training on ClinicalKey or any of our other OpenAthens resources, contact your site library

Episode 12: Library Outreach Team – published Wednesday 21st October 2020 (Teams recording)

Want to know more about our Outreach team? Listen to October’s episode to find out!

Find out how we can support you as an individual or your department with patient care, research and education through our outreach activities.

Contact your site library to invite a member of the library team to your next virtual meeting or induction.

We want to know your views on our training courses – please give us your feedback through our short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5KCK9HV

Episode 11: Nutrition Game – published Wednesday 16th September 2020

This episode was recorded and edited in January, release was delayed due to lock down.

We have our first sequel episode! Following on from our Communications Game episode, we have a go at the Nutrition Game, another educational board games available from UHB Libraries.

This time it’s QE vs Solihull to see who knows more about nutrition!

Contact your site library for more information or reserve the game from the BASE catalogue here (BASE card required): Nutrition Game

Episode 10: KnowledgeShare – published Wednesday 19th August 2020 (recorded via Microsoft Teams)

Want to get the latest, evidence-based information on topics of your choice send to straight to you email? Then KnowledgeShare is the service for you.

Join us for August’s episode where we discuss the current awareness service from UHB Libraries. This service is open to all staff and students on placement.

We also look at how we use KnowledgeShare as part of literature searching.

Use the links below to register for this service:

QE: KnowledgeShare Form

HGS: KnowledgeShare Form

Episode 9: Health Information Week – published Wednesday 1st July 2020 (recorded via Webex)

In July’s episode, Jenny, Semanti and Caroline discuss plans for this year’s Health Information Week (6th-12th July).

We also look back on previous years and plans for the future.

Stay up-to-date on HIW on our website: Health Information Week page or contact your site library for more information.

QE staff can also view our intranet page.

Social Media: Twitter and Instagram.

Episode 8: Literature Searching and Document Supply – published Wednesday 17th June 2020 (recorded via Zoom)

Join Beth, Gareth and Jenny for a discussion about all things literature searching!

Available at all sites, we provide details on using our literature searching service plus further support on searching through document supply and training.

QE staff (literature searching and document supply): BASEDoc

HGS staff: Literature Search form and Article Request form

Episode 7: DynaMed – published Wednesday 20th May 2020 (recorded virtually)

In May’s episode we take a look at DynaMed, a clinical decision tool from EBSCO, and go through what features it has to help answer your clinical questions. DynaMed also has a free app you can download on Apple and Android devices.

We offer training on DynaMed – contact your site library to arrange a session for you or your department or visit our Moodle page for our training videos.

Register here for your OpenAthens account: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

Episode 6: BMJ Best Practice and Case Reports – published 8th April 2020

In this month’s episode we talk to BMJ Trainer Ali about BMJ Best Practice and Case Reports, both of which can be accessed with a UHB Open Athens account.

Want to publish in BMJ Case Reports? Ask library staff for the fellowship code.

We offer training on how to use BMJ Best Practice. Contact your site library or visit our Moodle page for our training videos.

Episode 5: Audiobook Service for Patients – published 18th March 2020

To help with patient wellbeing, we have set-up an Audiobook Service staff can borrow on behalf of patients.

In March’s episode, we provide more information about this service, kindly supported by QEHB Charity, and give a review of the book ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ (also available to staff as a print book in our Wellbeing Zone).

Forms for QE are available from: http://uhbeducation/Education/audiobook-service.htm  This service will be available at all UHB sites soon.

Episode 4: Living Library Event – published 19th February 2020

For February’s episode, we chat to the Heartlands Library Team about their highly successful Living Library Event!

This event is the first of its kind for the libraries – keep an eye out for more coming soon.

Episode 3: The Communications Game – published 15th January 2020

Join us for January’s episode of the UHB Library Podcast where we discuss our collection of Educational Board Games and two members of our team will go head-to-head to see who is the better communicator!

As of 2020 The Communications Game is one of six Education Board Games we have available to borrow with a BASE Library Card and are ideal for team meetings and training. Please speak to a member of the team if you would like more information or to borrow a game.

Contact your site library for more information or reserve the game from the BASE catalogue here: Communication Game

Episode 2: CINAHL/MEDLINE databases – Published 18th December 2019

For December’s episode, we interview Richard Crookes from EBSCO about CINAHL and MEDLINE databases.

Both these databases can be accessed by all UHB Staff and Students via an OpenAthens account. Don’t have an account? Register here: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

Want help with literature searching? The library is here for you! We provide training on literature searching, both group and one-to-one, and also offer literature searching and document supply services. Contact your site library for more details or visit our Moodle page for our training videos.

Episode 1: QE Staff Wellbeing Zone – published 20th November 2019.

Your hosts Jenny and Semanti discuss the creation of the Wellbeing Zone at QE Library, what Trust staff and students can enjoy in the zone and review one of the DVDs available to borrow.

DID YOU KNOW: Good Hope and Solihull Libraries opened Wellbeing Zones in 2020

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