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Archive for January, 2015

New Subject Librarian contact for Psychology & Biosciences

Francine C Wood9 January 2015

The new year sees a temporary change of library contact for the Faculty of Biosciences and the Department of Psychology.

I have recently moved to the UCL Language & Speech Science Library as Acting Site Librarian on a temporary basis.  I am pleased to introduce Jacqui Smith, who has joined the UCL Library Biomedical Team as Subject Librarian for Psychology & Biosciences in the interim.

Jacqui may be contacted using the details below and, as always, general queries may be sent to library@ucl.ac.uk.

Please join me in welcoming Jacqui to UCL Library Services!


Mendeley on Desktop@UCL

Francine C Wood5 January 2015

Are you getting organised for the year ahead?  Did you know that reference management software Mendeley is now available on Desktop@UCL?  For more information about Mendeley, see my colleague’s post on the Cruciform Library iSkills Blog, E-resource of the month: Mendeley“.  A web account and desktop software can be downloaded for use on personal computers, for free. http://www.mendeley.com/

Accessing UCL and IOE libraries for UCL and IOE students

Francine C Wood2 January 2015

IoE Library

The exciting news that the Institute of Education (IOE) became part of UCL in December, means that UCL and IOE students may use library services of both institutions.

To visit IOE’s Newsam Library and Archives

UCL students will need to present their UCL ID card at IOE Library and register. As announced in our November news bulletin, electronic resources previously provided by IOE are now available through our library catalogue and search tool, Explore.

To visit UCL Libraries

IOE students will first need to collect their UCL ID card.  The card has a barcode on the back that is connected to a UCL Library account. See information and FAQs for IOE students. Students will also need  a UCL computer username and password to access electronic resources including online journals and databases.  (Search Explore for the resource required and click the “view online” or SFX links where available.  For access to material behind subscription, enter your UCL username and password when prompted.) Please contact the UCL ISD helpdesk with queries about UCL userids.  New UCL library members may find our  Getting Started, Subject Guides and Training pages useful.

Please don’t hesitate to email library@ucl.ac.uk with any library related queries.

I hope that everyone finds this change beneficial and I’m looking forward to getting to know IOE library and colleagues myself!


Happy New Year! Opening times on 3rd & 4th Jan 2015

Francine C Wood2 January 2015


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had a relaxing vacation.

We’ll be opening the Science Library this weekend for the following times:


Saturday 3rd January Library open 11:00-21:00
(Assistance Desk 11:00-17:45)
Sunday 4th January Library open 11:00-21:00
(Assistance Desk closed)

Opening dates and hours vary for other sites (smaller sites may not be open this weekend), so if you’re hoping to visit other UCL libraries please check www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening for details first.  Normal opening hours resume on Monday the 5th.

All the best for 2015!