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Archive for January, 2013

Introducing Rich Pictures from Macmillan Cancer Support

Lisa K Flint23 January 2013

Introducing a new free resource from Macmillan Cancer Support. They have produced a set of 15 ‘Rich Pictures’ which summarise the numbers, needs and experiences of people affected by cancer. Each Rich Picture document summarises cancer data and evidence and brings it to life with real quotes and case studies as well as looking at media perceptions.
They will be useful for students of medicine, nursing, social work, health management and others.
There are 11 Rich Pictures by cancer type:
• Breast cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Malignant melanoma
• Bladder cancer
• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Cancer of the uterus
• Head and neck cancer
• Lung cancer
• Cervical cancer
• Rarer cancers
There are also Rich Pictures on:
• Older people with cancer
• People of working age living with cancer
• Carers of people with cancer
• People at the end of life
They are available as pdfs and can be freely downloaded from Macmillan’s website for inclusion in library catalogues, LMSs or VLEs:

Happy new year.. happy new reading list?

Lisa K Flint17 January 2013

As term gets into full swing I just thought I would highlight our online reading lists, available from Library Services. We can set up any lists online, and I am happy for both students and staff to let me know if there is a list which you would like to be made available.

The lists available for Biosciences include http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/divisions/biosc_lif.html

Likewise if there are any new texts, or not enough copies of existing ones, please let me know!