Monday, 30 November 2009

Just published: Annual Evidence Update on HIV/AIDS behaviour change in high-risk populations

The NHS Evidence Specialist Collection for Public Health has just published the second Annual Evidence Update on HIV/AIDS behaviour change in high-risk populations, giving information on a number of related guidance and 32 systematic and literature reviews on the topic.

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 database now available

The BIOSIS Previews database is now available to all School staff and students via the Web of Knowledge. Login with your network username and password when prompted. A link to BIOSIS Previews is available under the Select A Database tab.
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

Past MSc Exam Papers

Past MSc Exam Papers are now held on Moodle, the School's VLE. You can no longer access these resources through the Library webpages. To access the exam papers, go to the MSc pages on Moodle and open up the paper you wish to view. Any problems, please contact the Teaching Support Office.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

e-resources presentation

The amount of academic information available electronically is increasing each year. It's not just databases and journals which are available online, the Library now provides other types of information in electronic format, such as:
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


PhotoLibrary, the School’s image database now has over 10,000 images for staff and students to search. These include photos of the building, events, insects and people and new images are added regularly. Why not search PhotoLibrary if you need an image for a presentation, a report or a leaflet. Also please contact the Archives team at if you have a set of images that you would like to be included.

To access PhotoLibrary go to: 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 :