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Researching over the summer?

By Francine C Wood, on 13 June 2014

Library opening hours

It may be the last day of term, but I’m pleased to say that the Science Library’s 24 hour opening schedule will continue through June, July, August and September.

UCL staff and students may also visit a number of other university libraries over the summer, but please check local policy and  our access arrangements in advance. In particular, UCL staff and Ph.D. / Mphil students may like to register for a SCONUL Band A card before leaving London.

Literature searching support available

If you have any queries about literature searching or using reference management software,  please don’t hesitate to contact me.

WISE

You may also find our Moodle module WISE for Life and Medical Sciences helpful.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Francine 

Happy last day of term!

By Francine C Wood, on 13 June 2014

Happy day – it’s the last day of term and the sun is shining.

If you’ve finished for the summer now, congratulations!

Before you disappear though, please don’t forget to return any library books and pay any outstanding fines.  If you have any queries  or would like to make a payment over the phone,  give the Science Library Assistance Desk team a call on 020 7679 7795.

If you’re graduating, your library card will expire  before the date on the front of your student ID card, but don’t fret  – you’ll soon be entitled to Alumni Membership.  Our membership team will be able to advise:  lib-membership@ucl.ac.uk

Enjoy your summer!

Francine

 

 

Open Access for REF2020 – UCL policy applies immediately

By Francine C Wood, on 13 June 2014

A new open access policy for the next REF has been introduced and UCL’s Open Access guidance has been updated in response.  Please take a look at our new guidance, and follow the simple steps to make your papers eligible for REF submission.  Queries can be addressed to open-access@ucl.ac.uk, or to me.

Extra study space available on selected weekends in May…

By Francine C Wood, on 12 May 2014

Please see Library news article for details.

Extra study space

Spotlight on Cruciform Library iSkills Blog

By Francine C Wood, on 12 May 2014

Knowledge Awareness Week 2014The Cruciform Library iSkills Blog highlights information and sessions offered by some of UCL Library Information Skills trainers over the academic year.   There’s tips and advice on a range of topics; from Accessing Desktop@UCL Anywhere to writing a Biomedical Systematic Review.

The latest post announces a series of 15 minute drop-in lunch time events for Knowledge Awareness Week 2014 next week, 19-24th of May, which should be useful for anyone needing to search biomedical resources for literature reviews later in the term.  Why not pop in?

 

P.S. Don’t forget you can also follow us on twitter! @UCLsciencelib and @ucl_crucitwit

The SFX outage scheduled for Sunday 11th May has now been cancelled

By Francine C Wood, on 8 May 2014

Students and staff will have received an email this week from the UCL Explore Team regarding an pending SFX outage.   Please be advised that the SFX outage which was scheduled for this Sunday 11th May, has now been cancelled.

You can email me with any questions at  f.wood@ucl.ac.uk.

New Copyright Support Officer

By Francine C Wood, on 16 April 2014

Chris Holland has recently joined UCL Library Services as Copyright Support Officer, and will be posting news and answers to frequently asked questions on the Copyright Queries blog.

Welcome Chris!

The team can be reached by emailing copyright@ucl.ac.uk.

Open access update for UCL authors

By Francine C Wood, on 14 April 2014

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Since HEFCE announced their open access policy in the post-2014 REF, UCL’s  Open Access web pages have been updated with advice for authors.

Please get in touch with any queries.

The open access team: open-access@ucl.ac.uk

Francine Wood: f.wood@ucl.ac.uk  (Subject Librarian for Biosciences & Psychology)

New electronic resources

By Francine C Wood, on 11 April 2014

Regular updates about new ejournals, ebooks and databases are published on our electronic resources blog; these recent announcements may be of particular interest.

New resources:

  • UCL now has access to a number of Thieme journal backfiles from Volume 1. For a list of titles please see the Thieme backfiles blog post.

Trial access:

Please email me at f.wood@ucl.ac.uk to share your feedback.

Hello!

By Francine C Wood, on 4 April 2014

Francine's profile pictureMy name’s Francine Wood and I’ve just started as the new Subject Librarian for Biosciences and Psychology.  Just a quick virtual wave while I settle in to room 109 in the Science Library, and work out how to record a voicemail message…. (020 7679 2868 to hear how I get on!)

This blog was designed to keep students and staff from the School of Life and Medical Sciences up to date with library developments, and I hope to update it regularly with news and articles that you might find useful or interesting.  If you have any questions, ideas or requests for things you would like to be included here, please get in touch.  My email’s f.wood@ucl.ac.uk.

News and information to follow soon…

Francine

P.S. I’ll also be tweeting @UCLScienceLib