News & features from LAS

Five ways to find open access research

You find a citation for an article in a little-known journal that is just right for your dissertation. Unfortunately, the library doesn’t subscribe and you haven’t time to wait for an interlibrary loan.  You are looking for grey literature (such as conference reports and dissertations) but Google…

Read more

The BookSwap shelves are located just inside the LAS foyer

Library & Archives Service BookSwap

Fancy reading something non-academic this summer? Looking to refresh your own collection at home? Why not try the Library & Archives Service BookSwap scheme. Running for several years now, BookSwap continues to be extremely popular among LAS users.
Located just inside the foyer, our growing selection accommodates all sorts…

Read more

newmain2

Request-a-Copy Button and Copyright Law

‘Request-a-copy’ Button
The School’s repository, Research Online, includes items that are open access, meaning they are freely available online, or closed access, meaning that they are not freely available online for a certain period of time or forever. If the article you wish to consult is one…

Read more

mansonship

Sir Patrick Manson in Hong Kong

To commemorate the Hong Kong Europe Business Council visit to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Monday May 22nd, it seemed appropriate to offer insight on the life of Sir Patrick Manson who spent time in Hong Kong in the later 1800s.

Sir Patrick Manson, (October 3rd…

Read more

Everything you wanted to know about literature searching and were afraid to ask !!

Stop press, stop press !!! Everything you wanted to know about literature searching and were afraid to ask !!
Fear no more, lunch time help is now available in the Library for MSc students throughout most of May, June and July.
These sessions will help you with constructing a search strategy for…

Read more

Macdonald 03

Collection of the Month for April – George Macdonald

April 25th is Malaria Day, and as a result, the collection of the month here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives is the Macdonald Collection. George Macdonald was born in 1903 in Sheffield, the son of J Smyth Macdonald (Professor of physiology). George Macdonald went on…

Read more

The hobbies of 1960s male middle aged civil servants

The Whitehall Study questionnaire’s main purpose was to measure cardiovascular and respiratory health and other associated risk factors, namely smoking habits. The questionnaire was also designed to capture associated risk factors including existing medical conditions, signs of diabetes and physical activity, which initially focused on the volunteer’s commute…

Read more

Pedometer challenge meets male middle aged civil servants from 1970s

 

The belief that ’10,000’ steps is good for you is relatively ingrained fitness lore worldwide. The belief has spread through high profile global step fitness challenges and the prevalence of relatively cheap, accurate digital step counters. However, before we all became fixated with collecting our own personal health…

Read more

Duncan

Collection of the Month – James T. Duncan (1884-1958)

 

It may surprise you to learn that the collection of the month for March consists of only one file, notes made by mycologist James T. Duncan on the ‘Principles of standardisation of agglutinable cultures’.

Who was James T. Duncan?

James T. Duncan was born in Dublin in 1884 and…

Read more

Ross' ear plugs

WHO: World Hearing Day – Sir Ronald Ross’ Earplugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates ‘World Hearing Day’. This year’s theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” with the aim to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.

To celebrate this day, here at the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine (LSHTM…

Read more