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Archive for October, 2012

Students – Would you like an electronic reading list for your course?

Lisa K Flint31 October 2012

Are you interested in an electronic reading list for any of your course or any of your modules? Check the following to see if one is already available..


If there isn’t one there why not ask your tutor to create one? Its easy to put together and gives you quick access to the books and journals we have, wherever you are. Subject librarians can help as well, so let us know if you are missing out!!

Open Access week – what’s that??

Lisa K Flint19 October 2012

To celebrate Open Access Week, UCL Library Services is hosting a series of Information Sessions across UCL. Library staff will be on hand to discuss Open Access publishing and making your research available on an Open Access basis via UCL Discovery. There is no need to book in advance; just stop by during the times listed below.  So, if you would like to have 1:1 guidance on Open Access publishing or on how to deposit your research into UCL Discovery (via RPS), please come along and see us.

Monday 22nd October 1-2pm North cloisters, Wilkins Building 

Tuesday 23rd October 1-2pm Roberts 103, Roberts Building

Wednesday 24th October 1-2pm Chadwick G01 Meeting Room, Chadwick Building

Thursday 25th October 12-1pm Cruciform Library – Hub Pilot Room, Cruciform Building

Friday 26th October 12-1pm South Wing Council Room, South Wing

Training for PhD students – course next week

Lisa K Flint5 October 2012

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

This course is for research students in the School of Life and Medical Sciences only.

This two and a half day training programme (staring Mon 8 Oct 2012) 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 in UCL. The programme includes a variety of sessions on the following topics:

1.What a PhD Entails
3.Health and Safety
4.Time Management

5.Log Book and Role of Tutors and Supervisors
6.Library Techniques
7.Research Tools
8.Ethics and Use of Human Tissue and Animal Models

For more details see http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=363

New trials – MIMS, Scriver’s OMMBID and Future Medicine collection

Lisa K Flint1 October 2012

UCL has a few new trials for new products, please send any feedback on any of these resources to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk

1) UCL has a trial of MIMS until 30 November 2012.

This trial will give users access to the MIMS drug database.  The database includes information on indications, doses, side effects, interactions, contraindications and warnings, and can be searched or browsed.

If you are already registered on GPonline/MIMS, log out and log back in again for access to the drug database.  Otherwise, create an account.

2) UCL has a 30-day trial of Scriver’s OMMBID – The Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease – starting on 1 October 2012. 

The trial is accessible on-site, or off-site using remote WTS.

Scriver’s OMMBID focuses on the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of a growing list of inherited diseases, as well as pathophysiology and treatment.

3) UCL also has a trial of the Future Medicine collection of journals until 31 December 2012. (see below for full list)

The titles included have been added to the ejournals list. They include:

Aging Health
Biomarkers in Medicine
Breast Cancer Management
Clinical Lipidology
Clinical Practice
CNS Oncology
Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes Management
Future Cardiology
Future Microbiology
Future Neurology
Future Oncology
Future Virology
HIV Therapy
Imaging in Medicine
International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
International Journal of Hematologic Oncology
Interventional Cardiology
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Lung Cancer Management
Neurodegenerative Disease Management
Pain Management
Pediatric Health
Personalized Medicine
Women’s Health