Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
As well as new subjects such as Influenza A Virus, H1N2 Subtype, new terms have been introduced for Insecticide-Treated Bednets, Mosquito Nets, Climate Change, Travel Medicine, Medical Tourism and Alcoholics. These are among the 422 new MeSH Headings which have been added.
The National Library of Medicine who compile the Medline database do not retrospectively re-index articles, therefore these MeSH terms will only be applied to new items. Check the Scope Note for each new MeSH term to see the Previous Indexing terms most likely used before the new MeSH Heading was introduced.
Some of the 2009 MeSH terms have been changed or deleted. The major changes of interest to School staff include:
- The new heading Eukaryota has been created and added to the MeSH vocabulary. The Protozoa tree was disassembled and the vast majority of newly created taxonomic headings and headings previously listed under Protozoa are now listed under various groups under Eukaryota.
- Hepatitis, Toxic is replaced by Drug-Induced Liver Injury and Hepatitis, Chronic, Drug Induced is replaced by Drug-Induced Liver Injury, Chronic.
- Food Poisoning is replaced by Foodborne Diseases.
- Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn is replaced by Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding.
- Antibiotics, Antifungal is replaced by Antifungal Agents.
- Cyclones is replaced by Cyclonic Storms.
- Cytology is replaced by Cell Biology.
- Mass Immunization is replaced by Mass Vaccination.
More information on the changes to 2010 MeSH is available via the National Library of Medicine.
It is freely available to download on the WHO website at www.who.int/malaria/world_malaria_report_2009/en/index.html and can also be purchased from the WHO bookshop. A copy will be available in the Library once it has been received and processed.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Further information for staff and grant funded research students
Staff and grant-funded research students requesting journal articles or book chapters should be aware that these may be sent to your email address on any day up to and including 22 December. It is your responsibility to ensure that requested items are downloaded and printed within 14 days of the email send date. Any items which expire will need to be requested again, incurring another charge.
NHS Evidence - Quality and Productivity joins the family of 34 Specialist Collections, providing easy access to high quality evidence on a range of health problems and services.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
The Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection includes a wealth of visual and textual material concerning the first 20 years of AIDS prevention and awareness in Europe. The collection's 700 posters and ephemera, as well as evaluation and campaign material, serve as a valuable resource for those studying the early impact of HIV/AIDS and global pandemics as well as public health propaganda.
The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were intended to prevent the spread of the disease by informing the public of how AIDS can be transmitted. They serve as a fascinating visual record of how the world was beginning to come to terms with such a widespread threat over twenty years ago
Monday, 30 November 2009
Annual Evidence Updates aim to bring together all high quality evidence on a specific subject published over the previous 12 months.
The NHS Evidence Specialist Collections act as a portal of high quality evidence on a variety of clinical specialties and interest areas. Each Specialist Collection is compiled by an editorial team made up of clinicians and representatives of other interested parties. They are continually updated to provide a comprehensive listing of evidence-based sources of information of interest to health professionals working within the NHS.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
BIOSIS Previews contains bibliographic information on all aspects of the life sciences, including botany, zoology, microbiology, agriculture, pharmacology, ecology, biomedicine, biochemistry and bioengineering.
The current deal gives access to all information produced from 1969.
Contact Jane Falconer if you would like further details.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
online reading lists (does your module have an ORC?)
images (via PhotoLibrary)
online reference works
help and user-guides
Come along to the drop-in session in the e-library where Library & Archives Service staff will be on hand to provide advice, answer queries and demonstrate the wide range of e-resources which are now available.
The e-resources session will take place on Friday 13th November from 12-2pm in the e-library (ground floor of the South Courtyard, next to the Manson Lecture Theatre).
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
To access PhotoLibrary go to: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives/photolibrary.html. Please note that you cannot use your School username and password but the login details which are on the passwords page of the Library website at : http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/library/passwords.html.
Friday, 30 October 2009
Staff and students of the School are invited to take a closer look at items from the fascinating historical collections held by the Library & Archives Service.
On Monday 9th November, between 1pm and 2pm in the e-library (opposite the Manson Lecture Theatre on the ground floor of the South Courtyard), the Library & Archives Service is holding a ‘Gems from the Collections’ session where staff will be available to show you some of the rare and unique documents, artefacts and books that are held in the collections.
There is no need to make an appointment, just drop in and see us in the e-library and find out more about the School’s historical collections. For further information please contact Victoria Cranna, Archivist & Records Manager.
Material on show will include:
The notebook where Sir Ronald Ross recorded his discovery of the mosquito transmission of malaria.
A first edition of Edward Jenner’s controversial "An Inquiry Into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ" from 1798.
Richard Doll and Austin Bradford Hill's initial 1950 paper on smoking and carcinoma of the lung from the BMJ online.
The box used to transport malaria infected mosquitoes from Italy to London for an experiment by Sir Patrick Manson in 1901.
"A Collection of the Yearly Bills of Mortality from 1657 to 1758 inclusive" (1759), covering the plague and the great fire of London.
Photographs of staff and students from the 1900s, giving an insight into the early days of the School.
John Snow's original pamphlet "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" (1849) setting out his ideas regarding the transmission of the disease, which were to be confirmed by the Soho outbreak of 1854. Snow's much expanded work of 1855, which includes his map of the 1854 outbreak, will also be on show.
The joint diary of the entomologist Geoffrey Douglas Hale Carpenter and his wife Amy Frances Carpenter, recording their travels and experiences, including entries from their trips to Uganda for his research on sleeping sickness between 1913 and 1930.
The first edition of Sir Patrick Manson's "Tropical Diseases : a Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates" (1898).
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
The Library uses this information to buy more copies of the most demanded titles and to purchase the latest editions of key texts. We also welcome your recommendations of books to buy, you can suggest a title by completing the suggestion form.
Monday, 26 October 2009
When the e-library isn't being used for training you are free to use the PCs. There is no need to book, just walk in.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Remember to search the catalogue first to see if the item is available in the Library before you go off trying to find it.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Introduction to Information Skills
Are you new to finding academic information?
Has it been a few years since you last used an academic library?
Are you unsure how to find the information you need for your studies?
Do you need a refresher course covering the basics of information skills?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'YES', then come along to the Introduction to Information Skills training sessions taking place in the Library during week 1 and week 2.
Sessions will take place twice per day Monday to Friday from 5 - 16 October. You can come along at lunchtime from 13.00-14.00 or after your studies from 17.30-18.30.
There is no need to book a place, just turn up. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Places are limited to 30 per session.
Introduction to information skills 1: finding an item on a reading list and citing it in an assignment
Dates: 05 Oct | 06 Oct | 07 Oct | 08 Oct | 09 Oct
Time: Sessions run two times per day at 13.00-14.00 and 17.30-18.30
Location: Library Reading Room
Download the handout (pdf)
Introduction to information skills 2: searching for information on a topic and assessing the quality of what you have found
Dates: 12 Oct | 13 Oct | 14 Oct | 15 Oct | 16 Oct
Time: Sessions run two times per day at 13.00-14.00 and 17.30-18.30
Location: Library Reading Room
A handout will be available to donwload shortly
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
The Library is still open during this period, but as the Reading Room will no longer be as quiet as usual, you may want to put off your visit during these Induction sessions. Please see the Library web page for more details. www.lshtm.ac.uk/library
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
If you have any suggestions for books not currently in the library please let us know.
Friday, 14 August 2009
To find out more go to opening hours.
As it is the summer and a bit more quieter there are lots more PC's and Laptops available in the Library. So if you need a PC head for the Library