Thursday, April 30, 2015

Study spaces available to HYMS students over the exam period

There are a number of spaces available to HYMS students for study in and you may not be aware of all of them, so here's a quick guide to what's out there for the exam period.

University of York:
The University of York library operates 24/7 and has a handy guide to where seating is available and what sort of study spaces are available at There are also a variety of general study spaces available around the University of York and these are detailed at

University of Hull:
The University of Hull library operates 24/7 until 1 July after which it is open 7 days a week but for vacation hours of 8.00-5.30.
There are also spaces available at the Foss and Larkin 24 hour PC centres and there are other open rooms at Hull, though some of these may occasionally be unavailable as they may be used for teaching or examinations. More details at

If you are based at Scarborough on a placement you may also try the Keith Donaldson Library at the University of Hull's Scarborough campus but remember to bring your Hull student card. Opening hours are available at

Spaces are also available at the NHS libraries, you can find the opening times at
At Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital there are around 30 spaces across both libraries.
At Scarborough Hospital there are 6 study spaces in the library.
At York there are 9 study spaces in the NHS library, which is located in Fountains Learning Centre at York St John University.
At Scunthorpe General Hospital there are 16 study spaces in the NHS library.
At Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, there are 12 study spaces in the NHS library but it is advisable to use the Reading Room which has 6 spaces.

HYMS student's Day in the Life

HYMS student Alan Gopal has been published in the METRIC journal, describing a day in his life. You can read the article at

Friday, April 24, 2015

AnatomyTV via NHS Athens - technical issues

Access to AnatomyTV via NHS Athens is currently exhibiting technical issues. When users log in they are told no current subscription exists. The issue is being investigated by NHS staff but there is currently no projected timescale for resolution.

In the meantime, you can use Aclands Anatomy instead. This is currently available via HYMS network/Remote desktop or the University of Hull proxy server only. The Video Atlas is productive and time efficient as a preview, as an adjunct to dissection, and as a review tool. It is also helpful for students who need to re-learn clinically relevant anatomy for their surgical rotations.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gormley at Scunthorpe

We're feeling slightly envious of HYMS students based at Scunthorpe this term as Gormley's Field for the British Isles has come to town. Well worth a visit.

See for more details.

Friday, April 17, 2015

New reference management program available: Paperpile

HYMS students and staff can now get free access to the Paperpile reference management program via the University of York.
Paperpile is a simple but powerful web-based reference management tool, with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar. It allows you to organise your research papers, sync PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs (it does not currently have direct integration with Microsoft Word).
To make full use of its functions you will need to access Paperpile via the Google Chrome browser (available on HYMS, Hull and York desktops), but the app is intuitive to use, and has particular strengths in the collation and organisation of references. It also has sharing capabilities for collaborative research. Paperpile is already being used by several academic staff at York, and the University is the first UK Higher Education institution to buy a site licence, making it freely available to all staff and students.
In addition to Paperpile, the University of York continues to offer access, training and support for EndNote and EndNote Online, and the University of Hull provides the same for RefWorks.
Information on how to access Paperpile, EndNote and RefWorks can be found in the Bibliographic management software box on our Research page: 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Researcher Development sessions at the University of York

The University of York Library’s Research Support Team and Academic Liaison Librarians are delivering Searching the Literature sessions as part of the Researcher Development training programme.
The following session should be of particular relevance to HYMS researchers:
The session is specifically created for PhD students - particularly new PhD students who have just started undertaking their literature reviews - and for research staff. It includes opportunities for practical work using your own topics.

The Research Support Team is also delivering workshops providing an introduction to Research Data Management, covering best practice for the successful organisation, storage, documentation and archiving / sharing of research data. The course is aimed at PhD students but staff are also welcome to register.
The workshops will be held on:
  • Monday 27th April, 09:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 19th May, 14:00 - 16:30
  • Monday 1st June, 13:00 - 15:30
To find out more and to register for a place, please visit the Researcher Development web page for Research Data Management.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Accessing eBooks and eJournal articles

To access eBooks and electronic journal articles, you will need your University of York and Hull IT account details.

Electronic journals and eBooks are usually only available at one University so the easiest way to find the resources is to use HYENA, the HYMS cross search engine. HYENA will open search results in two tabs, so you will need to have pop-ups enabled in your browser.

If accessing a University of York resource, electronic access will be listed under the View It tab of YorSearch if available. There may be more than one link (often for different date ranges if an eJournal). Choose the appropriate link. The York EZproxy service may prompt you for your York login details.

If accessing a University of Hull resource, when you follow the link from the library catalogue you may be asked to login via the Hull portal. If you are taken straight through to the resource, you will need to look for the login and then for the institutional or organisational login, choose United Kingdom Access Management Federation, and then University of Hull and login.

If you are logged in and cannot access the resource you have selected, check the following:

Is the article you want to access within the date range subscribed to by the library in question?

Are you signed in with the correct University?

If the answer is yes, contact with the details of the article or ebook you are trying to access and we will look into it for you. See also

More information:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BMJ Best Practice now available

BMJ Best Practice is now available via your University of Hull login. 

It's a decision-support tool designed for use at the point of care. Structured around the patient consultation, it aims to present the required information just as it's needed. 

There's fully referenced information on thousands of diagnoses and diagnostic tests, links to drug formularies, over 4,000 treatment guidelines, and hundreds of plain-language patient information leaflets.

To get started, follow the link to BMJ Best Practice. Once there, click Sign in and choose Shibboleth users go here. Select UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research (UK) and then choose University of Hull as the organisation you would like to sign in with. Enter your University of Hull login details if prompted. You should then have full access to the resource (and "Subscription provided by University of Hull" should appear at the top of the page).

You can access further personalisation features, such as bookmarking, annotation and alerts, by creating a My BMJ Best Practice account.

Brynmor Jones Library at University of Hull closed Midnight 1 April - 6am 2 April 2015

The Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull will be closed 1 April Midnight to 2 April 6am. During this time the Foss and Larkin 24 hour centres will be open as alternative study spaces.