Friday, 29 July 2011

New e-book

The popular title, Essential Medical Statistics by Betty Kirkwood is now available as an e-book. You can access this from anywhere over the web using your username and password. More e-books can be located on the Library catalogue.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Web of Science problems

We are currently experiencing problems with access to the Web of Science (Science Citation index etc...) and are working with the provider to rectify these.

In the meantime you can access Web of Science from any School computer or via Remote Desktop by going directly to

New E-Journal Trial

You can try out the Journal of Visual Experiments, Jove. This is a video journal for biological, medical, chemical and physical research indexed in PubMed. The trial ends at the end of July and we would welcome your feedback. Please send comments to the journal consulation survey or direct to the library by email.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Journal Consultation Survey

This is your chance to tell us which journals you need. Every year we review the journals we hold in the Library to make sure we are providing the right titles for your research or teaching. We look to buy in new titles if they are needed and remove ones which are no longer used. Please select your journals now, the survey ends 31st July.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Forthcoming Library & Archives Service Closures

The Library & Archives Service will be closed all day on Tuesday 12th July to enable staff to take part in a training and planning event.

The Library & Archives Service will close at 5pm on Friday 15th July.

Monday, 4 July 2011

2011 PhotoLibrary Competition Winner

The winner of the 2011 PhotoLibrary Competition is the photo entitled 'Pinned specimens awaiting a name' by Seth Irish.

The judges were impressed by the high standard of photos entered into the competition and would like to thank all those who participated.

To view all of the competition entries go PhotoLibrary and search under the Competition entries/2011 category. Entries will also be on display in the Library for the next couple of weeks.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Collection of the month - visit from HRH The Prince of Wales, 18 July 1929

With much talk of royal weddings, birthdays and visits in the media at the moment we have been thinking about some of our own royal visitors to the School. In particular, the visit by HRH Prince of Wales to officially open the School’s new Keppel Street building on 18 July 1929.

The School’s archives have a remarkable set of records from the visit of the future King Edward VIII, including photographs, invitations, tickets, music programmes, order of proceedings and menus. From these documents we know that the Prince gave a speech in the library and then was taken on a complete tour of the building which included visiting the museum, laboratories and finally visiting the workmen in a marquee in the south-west courtyard. Music from the Cold Stream Guards was played at intervals throughout the visit and the Chairman of the Board of Management, Lord Melchett hosted a luncheon which included cantaloupe melon, portions of salmon, chicken in b├ęchamel sauce, lamb chops with Russian salad and raspberry marquise.

Other members of the royal family to have visited the School since its foundation include: HM King George V; HM King George VI (patron of LSHTM 1937-1952); HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (patron of LSHTM, 1952-present); HRH The Princess Royal; HRH Princess Alexandra; and HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

If you would like to find out more about the history of the School or the archive collections visit our webpage at or contact us at