Keeping Up To Date

The Library service can help you keep up to date with news and changes in your field – from bulletins on different topics to alerts letting you know when new articles appear in your favourite journals or new books arrive in a number of specialties.

What is it?

KnowledgeShare is an online system providing targeted updates on your professional interests. It searches for high impact articles and documents in your area, and sends them to you in a regular bulletin by email.

Why use it?

It gives you the latest high-level evidence in your field.

How does it work?

We create a KnowledgeShare profile for you and it will be as broad or as specific as you need. For example, you could receive everything published on obstetrics or limit your interests to items related to gestational diabetes, or any of a whole range of other topics – as many or as few as you like.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for Knowledgeshare or any of the bulletins on this page, you can fill in this form and email it to us at,

or print off this form, fill it in and drop it in at DRI or Bassetlaw Hospital libraries.

Alternatively, email us and tell us which bulletin/s you’d like to subscribe to.

Current Awareness Bulletins

These bulletins collate key evidence, reports and articles from a wide range of sources, and are regularly e-mailed out to subscribers.

They’re aimed at trust staff and students – be aware that we are unable to answer questions related to them from the general public.

Current topics covered are listed below, further bulletins may be available soon.

The Big Four – A weekly bulletin containing the titles and abstracts of research papers from BMJ, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA.

A range of innovations and new ideas from around the NHS.

Link to latest issue here

Quarterly update of articles specific to issues relevant to NMPs.

Link to the latest issue here

Journal Tables Of Contents:

If you want to keep up with new articles published in particular journals that you’re interested in, try Knowledgeshare (see top of this page).

If you’re interested in the few journals that aren’t covered by Knowledgeshare, JournalTOCs can help:

This free service contains Tables Of Contents for over 33000 journals from over 3500 publishers. Sign up for free and:
– follow your favourite journals (up to 30 titles)
– be alerted when new issues of your favourite journals are published
– save and export articles
– save your searches

To set up a JournalTOC, click the logo or this link

Need any help?  Just contact Sarah or Dave – see base of page.

e-TOC Alerts:

Alternatively, we are happy to set up Electronic Tables Of Contents (eTOC) alerts for you on a wide range of subjects and topics – see below for examples:

Emergency Medicine e-TOC Alert

Contents pages of 12 of the main journals covering emergency medicine.

Link to the latest issue here

Paediatrics e-TOC Alert

Contents of 7 of the best journals in paediatric medicine.

Link to latest issue here

Rehab e-TOC bulletin

Contents of 9 of the best journals focusing on rehabilitation.

Link to the latest issue here

SaLT Speech Current Awareness Bulletin

Monthly summary of all of the most relevant journal articles in speech and language therapy relating to speech.

Link to the latest issue here

SaLT Swallowing Current Awareness Bulletin

Monthly round up of the journal articles in speech and language therapy relating to swallowing.

Link to the latest issue here

New Book Alerts:

From Anaesthesia to Obstetrics, Emergency medicine to Paediatrics, would you like to receive details of new books added to library stock in a subject area(s) that you’re interested in?

Just email us stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know what sort of areas you’d like to receive notifications about, such as emergency medicine, dementia, reflective practice, general medicine, medical ethics, oncology, or anything else.

Alternatively, fill in this form and return to the library at either DRI or Bassetlaw, or email to

Library Newsletter

We produce a semi-regular newsletter to keep you up to date with changes in the library service, new resources, training and anything else we think you might need to know about us and what we have for you.

Download the latest issues below:

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 7 Spring 2021

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 6 Autumn 2019

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 5 Winter 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 4 Spring 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 3 Autumn 2017

For further information or assistance on any of these current awareness services, please contact one of the staff members below:

Sarah Gardner
Clinical/Outreach Librarian
Tel: 01909 572950, or BAS. ext 572950


Dave Ashbey
Knowledge and Information Officer
Tel: 01302 642892, or DRI. ext 642892

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