Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Access to JSTOR

A reminder that the JSTOR e-journal archive continues to be available to all staff and students of the School from their desktop, both within the School or remotely, via Senate House Library.

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 Alternatively, search the Senate House Library e-resources via their catalogue at

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Estates work in the Library, 5th July -23rd July 2010

Estates will be carrying out some work in the Library from 5th July until 23rd July. The Library will remain open as usual, but there will inevitably be some noise disruption during this period.

Please note that the Library will be closed completely on Tuesday 6th July.

Friday, 18 June 2010

2009 Impact Factors now available!

The 2009 data for Journal Citation Reports is now available. There are approximately 700 additional Journal titles with their first Journal Impact Factor.

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:

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Preparing for your summer project - drop in Library help in the eLibrary

Now that exams are over, work can begin in earnest on your summer project. To help you with the literature searching and retrieval process, the Library will be running a series of drop-in sessions.

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.

NEW - Document Delivery service - Let the Library come to you

Are you a student or member of overseas staff?

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

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

OECD Factbook available on iPhone and other smart phones

The OECD Factbook provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators and is updated annually.

Now, as well as being available in print and via the web, there's an app for it too. See,3407,en_21571361_34374092_1_1_1_1_1,00.html for details.

The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.