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Mendeley on Desktop@UCL

By Francine Wood, on 5 January 2015

Are you getting organised for the year ahead?  Did you know that reference management software Mendeley is now available on Desktop@UCL?  For more information about Mendeley, see my colleague’s post on the Cruciform Library iSkills Blog, E-resource of the month: Mendeley“.  A web account and desktop software can be downloaded for use on personal computers, for free. http://www.mendeley.com/

Induction Course for SLMS PhD students

By Francine Wood, on 25 July 2014

*Posted on behalf of Dr. Morgana Vianna. Course details are also available via the Doctoral Skills Development Programme course list.* 

PhD Induction Course for School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS)

This course is for research students in the School of Life and Medical Sciences. This two and a half day training programme (Mon 06th – Wed 08th October 2014) is intended to introduce the research student to the basic skills and research culture essential for a successful pathway to a PhD. It will also bring together researchers and students from many disciplines. The course includes a variety of sessions including: keeping lab notebooks, Health and Safety, Ethical research, submission of papers for publications, presentation of research, stress and time management, strategies to survive your PhD and a workshop on literature searches and the use of EndNote.

You also will have the opportunity to listen to students who have embarked on the PhD journey and their views from the faculty.

Teas, coffee and sandwich will be provided. There will be two receptions on the Mon 06th – Tue 07th October for participants to interact with speakers in a more informal environment.

For specific information please check the scheduled timetable (PhD Induction Programme 2014)

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 1st Year Research Students
  • Students in Life Sciences
  • Students in Medical Sciences

Course Organisers

  • Organisers – Dr Morgana Eli Vianna and Dr Adam Roberts (UCL Eastman Dental Institute)
  • Administrator – Ms Kasia Bronk – (Graduate School)

 

Researching over the summer?

By Francine Wood, on 13 June 2014

Library opening hours

It may be the last day of term, but I’m pleased to say that the Science Library’s 24 hour opening schedule will continue through June, July, August and September.

UCL staff and students may also visit a number of other university libraries over the summer, but please check local policy and  our access arrangements in advance. In particular, UCL staff and Ph.D. / Mphil students may like to register for a SCONUL Band A card before leaving London.

Literature searching support available

If you have any queries about literature searching or using reference management software,  please don’t hesitate to contact me.

WISE

You may also find our Moodle module WISE for Life and Medical Sciences helpful.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Francine 

Open access update for UCL authors

By Francine Wood, on 14 April 2014

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Since HEFCE announced their open access policy in the post-2014 REF, UCL’s  Open Access web pages have been updated with advice for authors.

Please get in touch with any queries.

The open access team: open-access@ucl.ac.uk

Francine Wood: f.wood@ucl.ac.uk  (Subject Librarian for Biosciences & Psychology)