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


Archive for October, 2009

New in Metalib – ONIX

Lisa K Flint22 October 2009


The NCRI Oncology Information Exchange (ONIX) was created to provide the cancer research community with a mechanism to easily discover and share information on the latest developments in the field. Its a free resource, and you will need to register to get full access to all the features which includes a cancer-related interactive resource catalogue that makes it easy to find what information exists, what data analysis tools have been developed and who is working on what and where.

To see how UCL Medical School is using ONIX, go to http://www.cancerinformatics.org.uk/news.html to find out more.

Need any help using library resources?

Lisa K Flint22 October 2009

Do you know your SFX from your Metalib? Your Medline from your PubMed? Or your e-books from your e-prints? Do you have trouble keeping up to date with the literature or just don’t know where to start?

Do you know how to filter your PubMed results to get articles available from UCL?

Do you know how to cross search Medline and Embase?

We can offer training on any of the resources above at a time or place convenient to you. Please do get in touch and let me know what you’re interested in!

A new term… and a big welcome (back) to everyone …

Lisa K Flint5 October 2009

A new term… and welcome to everyone who is new at UCL. A big hello also to returning staff and students.

The Bioscience blog is here to keep you up to date with developments in Library services relating to the Biosciences. New products, trials, and any other related news items will be posted here regularly. If you have any comments of would like to see anything different here please do let me know.

More information about any of the Library resources can be found on our Library homepage. You can also contact me Lisa Flint (l.flint@ucl.ac.uk) for any information regarding resources for your subject areas.

The new PubMed…

Lisa K Flint5 October 2009

New PubMed

Its time for a change again..  this time PubMed has revealed a new design. The new page has been ‘simplified’ to make it easier to use. Changes include The Limits, Preview/Index, History and Details tabs’ features have been consolidated in ‘Advanced search’, the ‘Display settings’ have been changed and can be reset to show options such as the Abstract and ‘Find related data’ has replaced the database ‘Links’ selections previously available. A full list of changes is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so09/so09_pm_redesign.html.

You can still access the articles which are available from our UCL subscriptions if you logon to PubMed through the Library homepage, and use the ‘Filter your results’ section. You will need to alter the Display settings to see the SFX links.

If you need any help using any of the databases available for Biosciences, please do contact me.