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New issue of HEAR – Delirium

The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland.

This month, the focus is on Delirium. Delirium is a brain disorder that causes people to be confused. People with delirium often have:HEAR Delirium

  • Trouble paying attention, or switching attention from one thing to another
  • Memory, language, or other thinking problems
  • Trouble knowing where they are, when it is, or who the people around them are.

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HINT – EAHIL special issue

eahil 2017

Click here  to view the latest issue of HINT. In this bumper issue we have a number of reports from our bursary winners on the recent ICML/EAHIL conference that took place in June in Dublin Castle. We have a very interesting report from Grace Hillis on her visit to the National Library as part of the LAI’s Library Ireland Week Library Staff Exchange Scheme and information on how to get involved with the #EvidenceInformedHealthcare campaign. This issue also includes regular features such as our fantastic ‘Handy Hints’ column brought to you by Niamh O’Sullivan and information on upcoming library related conferences and training events. On behalf of the HSLG committee team we hope you enjoy our latest issue of HINT.

HINT 15(2) Summer 2017

Marie and Mary, Communication Officers, HSLG.

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New issue of HEAR- Health Literacy

health literacyThe latest issue of HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) has finally arrived. This issue focuses on Health Literacy and is jam packed with useful links to help you improve your understanding of health information. This issue is also very relevant to healthcare professionals, offering links to resources e.g. guidelines, books, videos and blogs etc that will help you communicate health information to patients more effectively.

HEAR is brought to you by members of the Health Science Library Group.

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HEAR newsletter: Focus on dyslexia

The latest issue of HEAR, Health Evidence Awareness Report is now available on Lenus, the Irish health repository.

In this issue, we focus on Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty deemed to impact approximately 10% of the population to a greater or lesser extent. This issue contains systematic reviews and journal articles for health professionals, with subjects ranging from education of students with dyslexia, through to the strategies used by  clinicians who have dyslexia. Also included are key dates for your diary, information regarding education supports, information leaflets and books about dyslexia.




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HINT, volume 14, issue 3 now available

Included in this issue:

  • HSLG research workshop reports by Fiona Lawlor and by Grace Hillis
  • Open Access seminar reports by Bennery Rickard and by Louise Bradley
  • Conference report – Health Libraries Group 2016 by Mary Dunne
  • Evidence based practice: C-EBLIP Knowledge Café by Aoife Lawton; and Brief commentary and HEAR diabetes;
  • Handy hints by Niamh O’Sullivan and Useful resources by Louise Farragher


If you would like the opportunity to publish a conference report, review a book, share a Day in Your Life, highlight a library project , or open a discussion on a Health Science Library topic… Contact the Editorial Team at the HSLG.

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HEAR bulletin: Focus on diabetes

In this issue (2(5)) of HEAR the authors provide useful information (i.e. links to reliable websites, blogs, organisations) for patients, families and carers affected by diabetes. We’ve also included links to recent, high evidence research e.g. current guidelines, systematic reviews and Irish research. Where possible, we provide links to freely available resources. 

The purpose of HEAR newsletter is to provide specialised information to health professionals and patients about specific health topics.  HEAR is now in its second year and is a result of collaboration between librarians from a variety of Irish health organisations. 

Find this issue of HEAR on LENUS: The Irish Health Repository courtesy of the HSE Library, Dr. Steevens Hospital at 

All previous issues of HEAR can also be found on LENUS at


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HEAR bulletin: Focus on medical resources. 2(4), August 2016

This is a new look HEAR Bulletin for August 2016. It should be of interest to you and your colleagues as it focuses on Online Medical Resources for all.  HEAR stands for Health Evidence Awareness Report and is a collaboration between librarians from a variety of Irish health organisations. This HEAR bulletin is our 10th and we are now in our second year providing both specialised information to health professionals and quality resources to health consumers on specific health topics.

This issue focuses on quality online medical resources, including Irish and international websites, guidelines and standards, blogs and podcasts as well as search tips on how to find reliable health & medical information and how to evaluate what you do find.   It’s a useful starting point for anyone new to researching in the health sciences or it can be used as a reference & refresher tool for the more experienced user. Included also are quality resources for patients and non-health professionals on a variety of health topics. Where possible, we include links to freely available resources.

Find this issue of HEAR on LENUS: The Irish Health Repository courtesy of the HSE Library, Dr. Steevens Hospital at All previous issues of HEAR can also be found on LENUS at

Please share and circulate these HEAR links and feel free to tweet using #HEARbulletin. We welcome all feedback.

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New issue of HINT now available

The summer issue of HINT is now available. In this issue are reports from a range of conferences and seminars such as:

  • HSLG 2016 conference by Jane Burns, Geraldine Walsh, Anne O’Byrne  and Grace Hillis
  • EAHIL 2016 in Saville by Aoife Lawton
  • EvidenceLive from Oxford by Anne Madden
  • Library as Place; Place as Library by Grace Hillis

We also have a report on HSLG activities during the last year from the Chair, Michael Doheny, a poster on the HEAR Newsletter by Caroline Rowan, a book review on altmetrics by Michelle Dalton and a Day in the Life by Bennery Rickard.

So much to get through and you can get your hands on it here.