Tag Archives: E-Resources

Open Access and the African Journal Partnership Project

Neil Pakenham -Walsh of HIFA has written : ” For some time now I have been applauding on HIFA the fact that so many medical journals published in Africa are now available open access. This really is a remarkable shift … Continue reading

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Open Repository

As of 28th July 2016 Open Repository has been acquired from BioMed Central / Springer-Nature by Atmire NV, a leading open access repository specialist headquartered in Belgium and the USA. Nigel Palmer                 … Continue reading

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Undertaking an Information Needs Assessment- a Guide

This guide was produced by the UK Health Forum, Research and Information Services Team with support from Public Health England. Public Health practitioners require data on the information channels used by the population, which can be difficult to find. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Guide to Training Resources

This guide to training resources in health care, social work, medicine  and related fields on the internet ( free or low cost ) is produced annually by the American International Health Alliance and compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, Library and Information … Continue reading

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Library consortium formed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC) was launched in 2015 after two years of  consultation with EIFL. This gives them access to a wide range of hight-quality, commercial electronic resources – such as databases, e-books and e-journals – which are … Continue reading

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FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course ). It is a company wholly owned by the Open University in the UK. It contains hundreds of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations, including several on health … Continue reading

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BMJ launches Research to Publication

A new British Medical Journal ( BMJ ) programme has been launched which aims to build capabilities for trustworthy, publishable and usable health research. See the website.  This is a comprehensive e-learning programme focused on developing skills in clinical and … Continue reading

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Simple health downloads for tablets and smart phones

These suggestions have come to Phi via Laura Wright via HIFA with our grateful thanks. Scientific Animations Without Borders – Health video library. These can be downloaded on to tablets and cover such public health issues such as the prevention … Continue reading

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Free Access to Evidence Based Point of Care Summaries

An article by J.Hellman ” Open access to a high quality, impartial point of care medical summary would save lives: why does it not exist ? ” in PLoS Med highlights the lack of reliable, high quality medical information available … Continue reading

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Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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