Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
In the blog post, Taylor discusses the role of data sharing in the biological sciences and considers how scientists can be encouraged and supported to share their data.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
- Healthcare expenditure by worldwide governments today
- Number of people with no access to safe drinking water
- Deaths caused by communicable diseases this year
- Number of HIV/AIDS infected people
This year the back of the card features shots of the new Tavistock Place building as well as a festive scene on the front.
These changes will take effect on updates published from January 2011 onwards. The changes are not made retrospectively.
If you have saved searches in Medline or PubMed, I recommend that you check the changes to ensure your searches continue to include the most up to date MeSH terms.
MeSH is updated annually to ensure it incorporates new areas of research and reflects changing terminology.
Get in touch with the Library if you have any questions about the update and how this may impact on you.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Firstly, yesterday Google launched its Google Earth Engine at the International Climate Change Conference in Cancun. It provides access to satellite imagery and data. More information is available on the Google Blog.
Second, the Ordinance Survey has released access to many of it's data via the OS OpenData service. From here you can view or download maps of the UK or use the API to create your own web applications.
The Ordinance Survey data has been used by Edina to create additional resources.
- Use the Digimap OpenStream to use the data in conjunction with other mapping and online services.
- Use the Unlock service to convert postcodes and grid references to coordinates, locate place names and extract place names from text.
- Use ShareGeo to search and share geospacial datasets with other UK Higher Education institutions.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Further information for users receiving their requests by email
Staff, grant-funded research students and remote users 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 23 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.
Friday, 26 November 2010
The items on display are just a selection from a large collection of AIDS awareness material that was originally collected by the School’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health and is now held in the School Archives. For more information on the exhibition or the Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection please contact the archives team at: email@example.com
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
No data is lost during the reload process, the first update after the reload will just be larger than normal. Therefore if you have any auto-alerts set up, you will notice a break in provision, followed by an abnormally large alert.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Records on display include a range of diaries, photographs and research data from global nutrition studies undertaken by the School and other organisations, Ministry of Food recipe leaflets and booklets and records concerning malnutrition in internment camps during the Second World War. The exhibition will be on display until the end of the month so do come and visit the Library to take a look.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Follow an Archive Day is an international event, following on from similar successful events for libraries and museums earlier this year. The hope is that it will increase public awareness of the work that archives do, and increase the number of followers for individual archives. For more information about the day, see http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=1699
If you are on Twitter, there are three things you can do to help:
1) Please follow us at @LSHTMarchives
2) Please give us a #followfriday / #ff mention on the 12th
3) Please tweet about the Follow an Archive event using the hash tag #followanarchive. ('Hash tags' are used to identify and search on key subject terms in Twitter posts)
Library staff will be available to answer any questions you have on e-books, including how to access and use them. If you are responsible for reading lists, we can also discuss how to recommend e-books and add them to your module's ORC.
Online tutorials will be available for you to view and we will also have brief guides available for you to take away.
There is no need for you to book a timeslot for the workshop, just turn up.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
· A range of educational leaflets, pamphlets and posters that have been used to promote healthy eating across the world from the 1930s to 1970s
· Original papers and published articles of former Department of Human Nutrition staff, including Professor Benjamin Platt, Erica Wheeler and Mary Griffiths
· Records from our unique collection of material from Stanley Civilian Internment Camp, Hong Kong, which were created and collected by Dr Dean Smith during his role as Camp nutrition officer, 1942-1945
· Photographs, maps and diaries from nutrition surveys undertaken in Nyasaland, 1938-1943 and The Gambia, 1946-1950
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 Emma Golding, Assistant Archivist.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Look out for more videos showing the five steps to an effective literature search, using the MyiLibrary ebooks and about URLs which will be available soon.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
You can only print or download a maximum of 10 pages from e-books held on the myilibrary website. This is due to publisher restrictions. Please do not try to download or print more than this amount, or access to the book will be blocked.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Foundation 1 – finding an item on a reading list in the Library
This session will cover the following:
- Dealing with references: differentiating between a journal article, book, book chapter or report from a reading list.
- Finding items on a reading list in the Library, either in print or electronic.
- Reserving and renewing books.
- Citing references in assignments and avoiding plagiarism.
Foundation 2 – searching for information on a topic: the basics
This session will cover the following:
- Defining your search topic
- Choosing the resources to search
- Choosing your search terms
Compiling your search strategy and running your search
- Finding the full text
This class will run two times per day during week 2 of term (11 -15 October inclusive).
Both classes will be held from 13.00 – 14.00 and 17.30 – 18.30 and will take place in the Library Reading Room.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
You will not be able to book a place in advance.
There will be a maximum of 30 places on each class.
You need only attend each class once.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
- Tuesday 21, 10.00 - 13.00
- Thursday 23, 10.00 - 17.00
- Friday 24, 10.00 - 17.00
- Saturday 25, 10.00 - 17.00
- Sunday 26, 10.00 - 17.00
The guidelines aim to help scientists and translators meet the requirements of renowned journals, therefore their manuscripts will be more likely to be accepted for publication. Using the guidelines may also make the editorial process faster, so authors, translators, reviewers and editors will save time.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Last year over 400 people visited the School and were taken on a historical tour of the building which started outside in the sunshine looking at the features on the exterior of the building, visitors were then led round the ground floor to the North Courtyard building and then upstairs to the Library. The tour ended at an exhibition of historical photographs and documents in the foyer of Keppel St where visitors could pick up postcards, bookmarks, leaflets and publications relating to the School's history as well as to its current work.
For information on the Open House London initiative, please see the Open House London website.
Photos from past events:
|Tour group viewing the exterior of the building||Exhibition in reception||Visitors in the Library|
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Those of you who use an installation of EndNote on your own computer will need to update the OvidSP MEDLINE filter. Updated filters can be downloaded from the EndNote website at www.endnote.com/support/enfilters.asp. Please contact the IT helpdesk or your departmental IT support for further help.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
As these activities are taking place on this day, you will not be able to use the Library between 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Monday, 9 August 2010
The Library & Archives Service invites staff and students of the School to take part in our Annual Journal Consultation, which will determine our journal subscriptions for 2011. The consultation runs from 9th August until 5th September, and can be found at
The link will also shortly be available via the Library & Archives Service home page and the Library tab on Blackboard. Please do take the time to participate - your input is important.
Friday, 6 August 2010
Claire Davies, who is leading the study, will be visiting the School on 23rd August and would like to meet with a group of staff and students to discuss their research methods, information needs and use/non-use of LSHTM Library resources.
The meeting will be from 1pm to 2.30pm and a sandwich lunch will be provided.
The meeting is limited to 10 participants, if you would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
RIN/RLUK study: an investigation into the value of libraries to researchers in UK institutions
Qualitative data will be gathered through focus groups with researchers and one to one interviews with key staff such Directors of Research and Directors of Planning. These will be carried out at 10 research-lead UK universities.
The qualitative aspects will complement a quantitative analysis being undertaken by HESA, the project partners. HESA is investigating correlations between research performance and library characteristics (from nationally available statistics). The study will then investigate possible causation behind correlations.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Visitors will also be able to view an exhibition on the history of the Keppel Street building. A leaflet on the history of the building has also been produced for visitors to take away.
For information on the Open House London initiative, please see the Open City website
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Access to Senate House Library's online resources is available to all University of London students and staff who hold current SHL cards. To access JSTOR and these other SHL resources members of the School should take their School ID card to the admissions desk at Senate House Library and join the library. You will receive a Senate House Library card with a membership number, which can be used to access the physical library, its printed collections and its electronic resources.
A direct link to JSTOR via Senate House Library, plus a link to SHL's catalogue of online resources, can be found on the LSHTM Library & Archives web pages at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/ejournals.html. Alternatively, search the Senate House Library e-resources via their catalogue at http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/search~S22.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Please note that the Library will be closed completely on Tuesday 6th July.
Friday, 18 June 2010
These are available via the Web of Knowledge interface (sign in with your School network username and password).
Further Information about the Journal Citation Reports is available at the Web of Knowledge website at: http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
These sessions will run from 14:00-17:00 every Wednesday afternoon from 23 June to 28 July in the e-library (the glass computer room next to the Manson Lecture Theatre). Each session will be staffed by a member of the Library training team.
Just come down to the eLibrary at any time during the afternoon to ask your queries.
If you have a number of queries or if your queries are complex, we may recommend you arrange a one-to-one appointment with a member of Library staff instead. These can be arranged during the drop-in sessions.
Could you benefit from increased access to Library services whilst working remotely?
Would you find it useful to have journal articles and book chapters delivered to you directly?
If yes, then the Library’s new Document Delivery Service is the answer.
From Monday 21st of June the service will be available to all students and overseas staff. We can make life easier by sending you journal articles and book chapters directly, wherever you are in the world. If you need a book chapter or journal article that is not part of Library collections, we can send this to you direct. Students and staff working overseas can also order photocopies of material from the Library’s print collections. If you are a UK-based student we cannot send you photocopies of Library resources. However, you will be able to use academic libraries local to you by joining the SCONUL Access Scheme.
There are a number of direct delivery options for you to choose from including email, post or fax.
We will invoice students for the items they have been sent in September 2010. Each item will cost £2.00 for students.
Staff requests will be charged at full cost to a departmental or grant code, with authorised signature.
The service will be available from 21st June and you will need to register to make requests.
All the relevant forms and information is on the inter-loans web pages
Please contact us with any questions email@example.com
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Now, as well as being available in print and via the web, there's an app for it too. See www.oecd.org/site/0,3407,en_21571361_34374092_1_1_1_1_1,00.html for details.
The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.
Monday, 24 May 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
National Library for Public Health launches Annual Evidence Update on childhood obesity from 19 April 2010
The National Library for Public Health has launched the 2010 Annual Evidence Update on childhood obesity today, focusing on childhood obesity surveillance and preventative public health interventions. The Evidence Update includes a number of key policy documents and guest editorials written by experts, which provide a snapshot summary of preventative interventions for childhood obesity and international surveillance activities. Find out more at http://www.library.nhs.uk/publichealth/ or http://bit.ly/d85AwF.
Annual Evidence Updates aim to compile the best evidence on a specific topic published in the last 12 months.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
This notebook, which belonged to Ronald Ross, was kept during the years 1895-1897 whilst he was working in India. The page we have displayed here shows the working notes made by Ross on 20th August 1897 in his office in Secunderabad. During the dissection of the stomach tissue of an anopheline mosquito fed four days previously on a malarious patient, Ross found the malaria parasite, from which he proved the role of Anopheles mosquitoes in the transmission of malaria parasites in humans.
Ross took ten days' leave to write a paper, 'On some peculiar pigmented cells found in two mosquitoes fed on malarial blood', and was cautious enough to have his work verified by a colleague, Surgeon-Major John Smyth. He sent this off immediately to the British Medical Journal, which took three months to publish it.
In recognition of his work, Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902. The notebook is part of the Ross collection and is available to researchers. Please contact the Archives for further enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: 2010 Global Report on Surveillance and Response
Hannah has previously worked for Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield University and the Kings Fund.
I'm sure you will all make her feel very welcome at the School.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
The following is from Jon Brassey (jon.brassey@TRIPDATABASE.COM).
"The idea is that TRIP (along with other search engines) has a high proportion of content focussed on resource-rich settings (e.g. new diagnostic tests, new drugs). This content is typically unsuitable for poorer settings. Therefore, we're trying to harness the users of TRIP to indicate which articles are suitable for such settings - thereby making it easier for clinicians to identify suitable evidence.
Jon welcomes comments and feedback on this project.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Being a member of the Library allows you to use materials that are not at LSHTM.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
We are sorry for any disruption to your study.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Submission guidelines are available at: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives/competition_submission_guidelines.html
The closing date for entries is 31st May 2010.
To see last year's entries, go to PhotoLibrary (please note that you will need the login and password which are available on the intranet at: http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/library/passwords.html, these are different from your School login and password) and search under the competition entries category, 2009.
Monday, 1 March 2010
This travel diary gives a day-by-day account of life in the tropics and serves as a rare and fascinating insight into the social aspects of living and working abroad in the late Colonial era. The diary was kept from 1913 to 1930 by Geoffrey Carpenter and his fiancée Amy Frances. There are photographs, pressed flowers, postcards, concert programmes and even their wedding invitation. Geoffrey Carpenter was appointed by the Royal Society to the Sleeping Sickness Commission and carried out much work in Uganda. A few years previously he had passed the certificate at the London School of Tropical Medicine in 1910 under Patrick Manson. His specialist as an entomologist included the phenomena of mimicry, polymorphism and matters of evolutionary interest.
One of the more memorable entries features the Carpenters’ description of HRH Prince Edward of Wales’ dancing at a dinner they attended as ‘weird and wonderful’. The diary is available to researchers in the archives by appointment.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Levy, Steven. How Google's algorithm rules the web. Wired 2010, March. Published online 22 Feb 2010. The article is available online at www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_google_algorithm/all/1.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
All entries are anonymous and this will help us plan our services for now and for the future.
Friday, 19 February 2010
In order to ensure a steady rotation of fully-charged laptops throughout the day, laptops will be loaned out to registered users for use within the Library in fixed two-hour time slots. Laptops may be taken out at any time during the time slot, but must be returned by the end of the current session. Library staff will advise you what time the laptop is due for return when they loan it to you.
The new system should guarantee that 7 fully-charged laptops are available for loan at the start of each two-hour time slot. As before, laptops are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to the ISI Web of Knowledge, EndNote Web and Researcher ID this coming Sunday, February 21st, 2010 beginning 14.00 GMT (9:00 AM EST). During this time, there will be disruption of service and access to these products. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
The material looks at wartime diets at home and abroad, focusing on Ministry of Food literature and surveys and prisoner of war diets in the Far East.
Monday, 15 February 2010
- online reading lists (does your module have an ORC?)
- images (via PhotoLibrary)
- online reference works
- help and user-guides
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
· The notebook where Sir Ronald Ross made his discovery of the mosquito transmission of malaria
· The box used to transport malaria infected mosquitoes from Italy to London for an experiment by Sir Patrick Manson in 1901
· Material from an expedition to East Africa by School staff to study malaria in the 1930s
· Material from the collections of School staff who worked on malaria including Draper, Garnham, Gillett, Leeson, Lumsden, MacDonald, Macfie, Marshall, Shute, Watson and Wilcocks
· Maps relating to the study of malaria
We will also be displaying some of our rare books and journal articles on all aspects of malaria, including
- Torti, F. Therapeutice specialis ad febres quasdam perniciosas,[Special treatment for certain harmful fevers] Modena, 1712.
- de Blegny, Nicolas. Le remede anglois pour la guerison des fievres [The English remedy for the curing of fevers] 1682.
- Laveran, A. Traite des fievres palustres avec la description des microbes du paludisme. 1884
- Grassi, GB Studi di uno zoologo sulla malaria. Roma, V.Salviucci, 1900.
- Ross, R. On some peculiar pigmented cells found in two mosquitos fed on malarial blood. BMJ 1897; 2: 1786-8.
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.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
If you experience this, change your School IT passsword to re-activate your Shibboleth log in. This will work within 24 hours of changing your password.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Grey Literature Report contains details of reports published by non-commercial organisations such as government agencies, non-profit non-governmental organizations, universities, independent research centers, and international organizations. The subject scope includes health and science policy, public health, health of minorities and special populations and those areas of general medicine and disease in which the Academy has research interests. The focus is on research material, not consumer health material. More details of the content and collection development can be found at www.nyam.org/library/greycolldev.shtml.
Grey literature was defined at the Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL '99) in Washington, DC, in October 1999 as "That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers."
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
You can access the reading list by clicking on the Library button on the module page.
If your module does not currently have a reading list on Blackboard you can contact your module organiser or the Teaching Support Office to suggest adding one.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
From 1942-1945 British medical officers who specialised in nutrition spent their time monitoring and alleviating the worsening situation in prison camps. A wealth of material was amassed and was later used in the publication 'Deficiency diseases in Japanese prison camps, MRC Special Report 274' by Dean Smith and AW Woodruff.
Woodruff was held in the notorious Changi internment camp for three years and over that time carried out medical inspections on patients suffering from malnutrition. Dean Smith, who was in the Stanley camp in Hong Kong, was chief medical officer for nutrition and brought back with him patient records, nutrition reports, rationing plans and statistics. All of this material reflects the duress under which the work was carried out since the officers only had primitive means of recording data and we are very fortunate that it has survived.
The papers are catalogued and can be searched through on the online catalogue: http://220.127.116.11/DServe/dServe.exe?dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Index.tcl
Monday, 4 January 2010
This week we are still running vacation opening times, this means the Library is open 8:30 am to 8:25 pm Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.
Further details are available on the Library opening hours page.