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Library information for the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences, Division of Bioscience


Archive for June, 2008


Anna Di Iorio24 June 2008

EBSCOhost Research Databases (Copyright © 2008 EBSCO Industries, Inc.; EBSCO Publishing/EBSCOhost is the registered trademark of EBSCO Publishing)UCL Library Services is pleased to let you know that our subscription to CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has been upgraded to CINAHL Plus.

CINAHL Plus is an authoritative source of information for the professional literature of nursing, allied health, biomedicine and healthcare. It provides indexing for 3,279 journals, and  spans from 1937 to the present.  

CINAHL Plus also offers various special features, including cited author searching.

NESLi2 deals

Anna Di Iorio16 June 2008

NESLi2 (Copyright © NESLi2)UCL Library Services is considering subscribing to NESLi2 deals for purchasing e-only journal packages (Elsevier, Springer, Nature, Project MUSE).

NESLi2 is the UK’s national initiative for the licensing of electronic journals on behalf of the higher and further education and research communities. 

It is hoped that we can subscribe to NESLi2 deals for 2009 and this would mean cancelling print subscriptions in order to pay for them. 

A list of UCL Medical Sciences and Biological Sciences periodicals which would be part of the NESLi2 deals is now available.

Please email me if there are any titles where you would wish to keep the print copy, and if you have any concerns, comments or suggestions.

Call for online reading lists

Anna Di Iorio11 June 2008

Reading list itemsThe UCL Library Services Teaching & Learning Support Section (TLSS) provides a digital course reading service, comprising online reading lists and digital readings.

We are keen to expand this service for new and existing users for the next academic year (2008-2009).  

1. Reading lists

Division of Bioscience teaching staff are invited to email me with copies of reading lists, or to send them directly to TLSS.

Prompt submission of reading lists before the deadline (8 weeks before the start of term) will enable us to process and identify any new or additional stock that needs to be purchased, and add your list to the online system.


12th June closure

Anna Di Iorio4 June 2008

12th June closure

All UCL libraries will close on the 12th June for the annual Staff Conference with the exception of the following libraries:

– UCL Ophthalmology Library: 09:00-17:00
– UCL Institute of Child Health Library: 09:00-18:00
– UCL Institute of Neurology Library: 09:00-13:00
– UCL Institute of Laryngology & Otology & RNID Library: 09:00-17:30
– UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library: 09:00-17:30
– Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, UCL Library Services: 09:00-22:00

Library developments this summer

Anna Di Iorio4 June 2008

UCL Science Library, DMS Watson building1.  Science Library

UCL Library Services will be undertaking extensive refurbishment of the ground floor of the Science Library (DMS Watson building) from June to September 2008.

With the generous support of the Wolfson Foundation, UCL Library Services will create a UCL Learning Laboratory.

– The entrance lobby will be widened and improved with a new membership desk and a separate security office.
– To facilitate group study, the Learning Lab will accommodate 11 new soft seating clusters and a group study area, enabled with RoamNet wireless network, for up to 44 users.
– The computer cluster will be extended by 30 new postgraduate cluster computers, in collaboration with UCL Information Systems.
– Wheelchair users will benefit from a new gate to access the library.
– From the entrance lobby, two sets of glazed double doors will invite users into the Learning Lab.
– 5 self-service terminals will be installed for book issue and return.
– New issue and enquiry desks.

Impact of construction work during summer 2008

– The main entrance will be closed for the duration of the works. Access will be through an alternative door on Malet Place.
– The computer cluster area (including the Teaching Cluster) will be closed for 4 weeks. UCL Library Services and Information Systems will temporarily provide 20 cluster machines on the ground floor.
– The Science Issue Desk will be relocated to the 2nd floor for the duration of the works.


– Preparatory work commences 27/05/2008.
– Building work commences 06/2008.
– The area will re-open for the start of the new academic session (September 2008).