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Introduction to Library Resources within SVHG. September 2009. Outline. General Information Physical Resources Electronic Resources Using the AtoZ List Using the Online Catalogue Other LIS services/Intranet. SMH Library: Ground Floor, Annexe 1 qualified librarian 0 admin staff

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  • General Information
  • Physical Resources
  • Electronic Resources
  • Using the AtoZ List
  • Using the Online Catalogue
  • Other LIS services/Intranet
library really basics
SMH Library:

Ground Floor, Annexe

1 qualified librarian

0 admin staff

9am to 5pm (closed 1.30-2.30)

SVUH Library:

First Floor, ERC

2 qualified librarians

1 part-time admin staff

9.30am to 5.30pm

3 late openings Oct-June til 9pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Library Really Basics…
library basics
Library Basics
  • There are Libraries on two sites – SMH & SVUH
  • Both available to staff/students in SVHG
  • Each has its own print collection, searchable via one combined catalogue. Items can be loaned from either site by registered members
  • Electronic collection is combined
svuh library
SVUH Library
  • SVUH Library is networked to UCD so access to UCD electronic resources are available in the Library via the site:
    • For anyone with a laptop, there is also a WiFi connection to UCD
who are our members
Who are our members
  • All SVHG staff and
  • All students on placement in SVHG
physical resources smh
Physical Resources – SMH
  • Books = 1755, many titles held on both sites
  • Print Journals = 74
  • A/V Material = 81
  • Members = 474
  • Study spaces = 30 approx
  • PCs on SVHG network = 7
  • Photocopier, printer, fax machine, binding machine
physical resources svuh
Physical Resources – SVUH
  • Books = 3000, many titles held on both sites
  • Print Journals = 140 currently received
  • A/V Material = 206
  • Members = 2200
  • Study spaces = 50
  • PCs on UCD network = 16
  • PCs on SVHG network = 1
  • Standalone PC = 1
  • Photocopier/printer, colour printer, scanner
e resources including
E-resources – including…..
  • 1,000 (approx) e-journals
  • 10 Databases:
    • BMJ Clinical Evidence
    • UpToDate
    • British National Formulary
    • British Nursing Index
    • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    • Cochrane Library
    • MD Consult
    • PsycINFO
    • PubMed (with SVHG fulltext)
    • Trip Database
a to z

One-stop-shop for access to all our:

  • Electronic journals
  • Databases
  • Electronic books

You need to remember only ONE website

accessing svhg e resources in the hospital
Accessing SVHG e-resources in the Hospital
  • Click on Login button (no username/password required)
  • Access is via the Hospital’s IP range.
accessing svhg e resources everywhere else
Accessing SVHG e-resources everywhere else

Requires SVHG Athens account (only

available to staff - temporary or permanent)

  • Click on Athens login and enter your own username and password.
what is athens
What is Athens?
  • An electronic access management system – provides a “back door” to subscribed resources from a remote location
  • Allows librarian to control who uses their resources
  • Protects publishers from unauthorised use of their products
  • Only provides access to the content your library has subscribed to
  • Not every publisher has signed up to it (e.g. UpToDate)
using a to z
Using A-to-Z


  • Search by typing in full name or
  • Browse alphabetically
  • Link to full text by clicking on blue link
  • Note embargoes
  • Note any additional log-ins (enable pop-ups)
  • Note multiple links
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Using A-to-Z


  • Scroll down through list
  • Click on link
  • Note any additional log-ins, will NOT pop up automatically
  • Note link to PubMed, which will filter your search to full text held in SVHG (only works when in SVHG – within SVHG IP range)
online catalogue
Online catalogue
  • Search books, journals etc held in SVH and SMH libraries
  • Print and electronic collections
  • Login to review your loans, renew and reserve books, and to contact Library
  • Username and password: svuh
registering for online catalogue
Registering for Online Catalogue

Have you borrowed a book from us in the last 5 years?

Contact us and we’ll email you your Reader Code and PIN

Never borrowed?

  • Complete Borrower Registration Form
  • We will email you with Reader Code and PIN

If you lose PIN, we’ll generate a new one

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Other Services
  • Loans
  • Training – structured sessions or 1-on-1
  • Information services
    • General assistance with information queries
    • Current awareness services
    • Selection and provision of appropriate information resources to support patient care
  • Document supply, interlibrary loans
svhg intranet
SVHG Intranet
  • Library link on homepage
  • Point of access for all our services
  • All forms available here
  • Link to all electronic resources – AtoZ, Online Catalogue etc
  • Training handouts, links, guides, etc
  • Library Updates, Blog, etc.
  • Can link to our page from your department page

Please contact us for help whenever you need information…

  • for patient care
  • for clinical audit
  • for journal club
  • for continuing education
  • for professional development
  • for research or report writing
  • for training/teaching
we can
We can…
  • help you structure a focused information question
  • help you search for the right information
  • help you appraise the information you find
  • help you obtain the information you need (article, chapter, book, report….)
  • subscribe to or purchase the resources you need

Breda Bennett


Ground Floor, Annexe

Tel: 663 9850


Niamh Lucey

Anne Madden

Gerry McManus (evenings)

Tel 221 4921