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


Archive for July, 2011

Library update – 4th August

Lisa K Flint27 July 2011

The UCL Library Services staff conference takes place on Thursday 4th August this year. Most UCL libraries will be CLOSED for the day. Access to library electronic resources will remain available, with services running unattended throughout the day.

The ground floor of the Science Library will be open 10am to 5pm on the day. This will be for access to the large cluster in the Learning Lab there, plus access to the ISD Service Desk: – no other services or access to library collections will be available.

Several of our biomedical libraries will remain open, including:

UCL Ear Institute and RNID Libraries
UCL Institute of Child Health Library
UCL Institute of Neurology Library
UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library
Royal Free Hospital Medical Library

Please refer to our web pages for more details.

Explore the British Library

Lisa K Flint20 July 2011

If you use the British Library regularly you’ll have noticed a new look to their website and catalogue. The new service http://explore.bl.uk/ is still being tweaked but offers the ability to search the main catalogue or the Library’s website from one search box and improvements to the view/order options in the ‘I want this’ tab.

So what do you think? Is it easier to use the previous one? Any comments always welcome!



ResearchGate – have you signed up?

Lisa K Flint8 July 2011

ResearchGate is the world’s largest professional network for scientists and researchers. It  provides researchers with access to around 40 million abstracts and tens of thousands of Full texts, uploaded by the authors themselves. Researchers can search through 7 of the largest databases simultaneously, such as PubMED, IEEE & CiteSeer; by using the literature search: http://www.researchgate.net/literature

Over 1,000,000 researchers are using the platform to create professional profiles, form groups, upload & download papers, hunt for jobs, find out about conferences and network with each other.

Have you signed up? Any comments about the service would be welcome!