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Archive for February, 2012

Reading lists.. some recent musings..

Lisa K Flint23 February 2012

A recent article written in the Times Higher. It highlights a few common issues surrounding the validity of lists and availability of books and journals as a consequence. If you have a reading list and would like to make it more accessible, come along and talk to us and we’ll see what we can do! 



New additions to the library…

Lisa K Flint17 February 2012

We have been reviewing some of our collections and are pleased to announce the inclusion of the following journals:

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Dissertations & Theses Full Text

Expert Reviews journals collection:  http://www.expert-reviews.com/

Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Nature journals collection (complete), including all Nature, Nature Reviews and “academic and society” titles 

Dissertations & Theses Full Text

OUP journals collection http://www.oxfordjournals.org/for_librarians/collection_titles_2012.pdf

 You can find the full information on these titles by following the links from the Library homepages (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/eresources.shtml).


Group study spaces – where are they?

Lisa K Flint8 February 2012

Group Study Rooms? Where are they?

There are currently 8 study rooms available for students to book. Six can be found in the Science Library and two more can be found in the basement of Foster Court. The rooms can be booked by undergraduate and postgraduate students (please note that after 19.00 and over the weekend the rooms are not bookable and are available on a first come first served basis).

The rooms are:-

Ramsay (Ground Floor, Science Library)
Galton (Ground Floor, Science Library)
Fleming (Ground Floor, Science Library)
Carswell (Ground Floor, Science Library)
De Morgan (Third Floor, Science Library)
Massey (Third Floor, Science Library)
Foster Court B24 (Basement, Foster Court)
Foster court B25 (Basement, Foster Court)
The rooms can be booked for groups of 3-9 people. Most rooms have a screen for projection of laptop of Myriad PC, whiteboard/writable wall with pens and erasers. Please check the room’s description whilst booking for the size and facilities provided in that particular room.

You can book the study room through the Group Study Room page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/rm_intro.shtml or via the library catalogue. Your bookings will show on your library record under “Short Loan Reservations”

Further details

You can book a group study room for 1 session per day, up to 3 weeks in advance.
If you have not pre-booked, you may use any vacant room but will be required to vacate it promptly in favour of users with a booking.
You can book a vacant room for immediate use if there is no prior booking for the current period.
The rooms are not soundproofed and you cannot lock them.
Please do not leave any personal or valuable items in the rooms; unattended property will be removed by Security.
Please leave all rooms clear and tidy at the end of your session, and remember to take all your belongings with you.
To find our more details or to book a study room please go to the Library Services booking page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/rm_intro.shtml

Darwin’s Birthday Party!

Lisa K Flint2 February 2012

Darwin’s Birthday Party 2012
22 February 2012 at 4pm
‘How Ageing Evolves: Reconciling mechanistic and evolutionary theories’

We are delighted to announce the following speakers:

David Gems (Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL): ‘New perspectives on the evolution of aging: the bloated soma theory’


Daryl Shanley (Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle): ‘Systems development of the disposable soma’

Venue: The Natural History Museum, Flett Lecture Theatre

Please remember the early start at 4pm and enter the NHM to get to the Flett Theatre via the Exhibition Road entrance –come through the tunnel as the road is blocked on top!!
(After you leave the turnstiles at South Kensington, turn sharply right and go under the streets through the tunnel, leave at the exit marked Natural History Museum and at street level turn left and go north (towards the park) until you come to the big flag with a letter N on it which marks the Exhibition Road entrance – staff there can direct you to the Flett Theatre). Further details attached.

All are welcome to this annual CEE event at the Natural History Museum.

CEE:  http://www.ceevol.co.uk/