Thursday, 30 June 2011

2010 Journal Citation Reports released

Thomson Reuters have just released the 2010 Journal Citation Reports which provide a variety of journal bibliometrics, including the Impact Factor.

To access the JCR, click on the link on the Library website and logon using your network username and password (DL students can logon using your UoL Portal username and password). Once logged into the Web of Knowledge, click the Additional Resources tab at the top of the screen and choose the Journal Citation Reports.

The JCR now includes over 10,000 journal titles, and the 2010 edition provides metrics for over 1000 new titles. Remember, as the 2010 impact factor is derived from citations received in 2010 to articles published in 2008 and 2009, any journals included will have to have been published since the start of 2008.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Preparing for your summer project: Library drop-in sessions

The exams are over and now work on your summer project can really begin.

To help you find the information you need for your research, the Library is holding a series of drop-in sessions. Library staff will be on hand to give help and advice on all aspects of the literature search process.

Sessions will be held in the e-Library between 14.00 and 17.00, each Wednesday from 29 June to 27 July. Just come down at any time during the afternoon to ask a question or get feedback on your search strategy. For example:
  • Why can't I find any material on my topic?
  • How do I use MeSH terms?
  • Have I put my strategy together correctly?
  • How can I access the full text of this elusive paper?
If your question is complex, a one-to-one appointment may be more appropriate. These can be arranged at the drop-in, or contact Hannah Wood

Friday, 10 June 2011

Brief Library closure on Tuesday 14th June.

The Library will be closed for 1 hour between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 14th June.

This is to allow the Library & Archives Service team to attend the Director's termly meeting with staff.

Ask Archivists Day

Yesterday (9 June) was Ask Archivists Day where archivists from all over the world were on hand to answer questions about their collections and the archives profession in general.

LSHTM Archives took part in answering questions about our Sir Ronald Ross and Second World War Ministry of Food information leaflets as well as general questions about our archives. As a result of the day @LSHTMarchives has gained a number of new followers and now follows archives and archivists from all over the world.

Why not follow us on Twitter @LSHTMarchives

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Collection of the month

This month we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sir Ronald Ross' knighthood. Ross was awarded the Knight Commandership of the Bath (KCB) in the HRH King George V coronation honours in June 1911 for his services to preventative medicine, most notably for his discovery of the transmission of malaria parasites in man by Anopheles mosquitoes. He was invested on 6 July 1911 at St James's Palace by the King.

News of Ross' award was reported widely in local and national newspapers and medical journals in the United Kingdom, India and Africa. Ross also received over 250 letters and telegrams of congratulations from his family, friends, colleagues and Members of Parliament including the Home Secretary, William Churchill and Prime Minister, Henry Asquith.

The Ross Archive, held here at LSHTM, contains over 300 press cuttings, letters and telegrams sent to Ross on being awarded the KCB and correspondence and ephemera relating to his investiture. For further information please see the archive catalogue at: