ALL library books and audiovisual items (Cds/ Dvds) can now be borrowed for a TWO WEEK LOAN period with TWO RENEWALS allowed, providing no one has a reservation/ hold on the item(s).
Standard borrowing terms and conditions apply.

Due to NH Library eliminating the Reserve status (Two Day Loan period), clients are now encouraged to place a reservation if the book you are wanting is currently out on loan via our book catalogue.

If you are not sure how to reserve an item, please see the library staff on the desk.


To return library books on weeknights and weekends please use our

'Out of Hours Returns Box'.

It is located just outside the door of the Junior Doctors Lounge (on the way to the Psychiatry Units).

Sep 1, 2014

New Library Books- Neonatology

Examination of the newborn : a practical guide / Helen Baston and Heather Durward. 2nd ed. Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2010
This latest edition provides a step by step guide in examining a newborn infant. There are eight detailed chapters covering everything from fetal development, congenital abnormalities, risks during labour and much more. Chapter six provides the reader with an easy to follow guidelines with examination of the newborn. Pictures and diagrams aids the information presented. This source is highly recommended for practitioners, midwives as well nursing staff assisting the delivery of a baby.

Avery's diseases of the newborn / Christine A. Gleason, Sherin U. Devaskar. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, 2012
An informative, thick textbook which has been revised and updated accordingly with knowledgeable clinicians within their specialist areas. This latest edition contains 21 chapters with realistic photographs, tables, charts, diagrams and an extensive index at the end. As new research into genetics and pathophysiology of  newborn is constantly evolving, keeping in line with advances in technology within the area, this has resulted in continued growth in all chapters. This well know source is highly recommended reading for junior doctors, midwives and nurses who cares for pregnant mothers and their babies.     

To place a reservation on any of these titles please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 25, 2014

Let's do audit: a practical guide to improving the quality of medical care through criterion-based audit / Andrew Weeks, Katie Lightly and Sam Ononge. London : RCOG Press, 2010
This book is an essential text for any health professional wishing to improve the quality of the medical care they provide. Using a criterion-based audit this book will show you how to identify problems, set standards and establish criteria, measure your current practice, analyse and compare your data with agreed criteria, and implement change and re-audit. This simple and effective process will ensure a better quality of medical care for your patients.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 22, 2014

New Library Books- Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records : strategies for long-term success

Both of these books discusses the changing face of hard copies to electronic copies and storage solutions with advances in technology. There are now plenty of options with regards to hardware, software design, implementation, staff training, management, privacy issues and safety of documents in electronic formats. Both lists probable questions and answers with solutions of what can happen or expected of the migration to e-formats. There are numerous graphs, charts and other analytical tools used to present this research data which entails the ease of use. Highly recommended reading for health care professionals, particularly HIM, HIT, corporate compliance, physicians, nurses and much more.

To place a reservation on any of these titles please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 15, 2014

New Library Book- Surgery

Examination surgery : a guide to passing the fellowship examination in general surgery / Christopher J, Young and Marc A Gladman. Chatswood Dc, N.S.W. : Elsevier Australia, 2014
This book is a wonderful revision tool for anyone who is intending to sit for the general surgery fellowship examinations of the RACOS. It contains four main headings which are collecting and preparing information, written papers, clinical examinations, and viva voce examination. Each chapter features questions and answers, with detailed explanations and some also has realistic pictures to aid. This book is compiled with the past ten years best answers to specific questions thought of by previous test candidates. It also provides successful study strategies and recommended techniques to use.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Medical Physiology

This brand new edition is a long running favourite for all the clinicians and medical students in the health sector. This edition features updated information with regards to new research and knowledge in the world of medical physiology, chronic pain and acid base homoeostasis. It also includes plenty of clinical cases examples with more detailed explanations for each area. There are numerous colourful diagrams, charts and tables aiding each chapter which are really fantastic. A must read book for all the clinicians, junior doctors and medical students alike.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 7, 2014

New Library Book- Anatomy

Clinical anatomy made ridiculously simple / Stephen Goldberg, Hugue Ouellette. 4th ed. Miami, FL : MedMaster, 2011
This text is highly recommended for medical student as it is organised by systems with a reference to regional contents. It is to be used as a companion reference as its easy to understand and clinical oriented with fantastic, detailed diagrams and aided explanations. It consists of 17 chapters in total and allows the reader to memorized each critical part of the anatomical structures for exam preparation/ revision. This book also comes with a CD atlas for Normal Radiographic Anatomy for windows and mac.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology : the biologic basis for disease in adults and children / edited by Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether. Seventh edition. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, 2014
This extensive and concise text provides the latest information based on medical research and knowledge in terms of diseases and their behaviours. Soundly organized into two main parts, starting off with cells and tissues, then completing it with organs and systems. This book discusses in detail all parts of the anatomy including aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation and treatment recommendations. Contents are organised sequentially and there are 49 chapters in total, comprises of realistic pictures, detailed diagrams and charts to make it more pleasing to the eye. Highly recommended for nursing and health sciences students alike.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Intensive care

Oh's intensive care manual / edited by Andrew D. Bersten, Neil Soni. Seventh edition. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014
An excellent well known reference text now in its seventh edition. This new edition comprises of the updated information and technological advances with regards to the intensive care units operation to date. It includes ten brand new chapters such as preparing for examinations in ICU, palliative care, health care teams in ICU to name a few. This extensive book comprises of 17 main headings with various sub-division relating to the areas/ organs. It also contains highlighted summary boxes, clear photos, charts and diagrams. Highly recommended for doctors, nurses and medical students working within the intensive care/ critical care units.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.349(7970), 9 August, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7971), 16 August, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7972), 30 August, 2014
JAMA, v.312(4), 23-30 July, 2014
JAMA, v.312(5), 6 August, 2014
JAMA, v.312(6), 13 August, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9943), 16-22 August, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9944), 23-29 August, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9945), 30 August - 5 September, 2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, v.2(8), August 2014
Lancet Respiratory Medicine, v.2(8), August 2014
MJA, v.201(4), 18 August, 2014
MJA, v.201(5), 1 September, 2014
Pediatrics v.134(2), August 2014