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The Library Dungeon

Lurking in the bowels of the School, hidden to all but library and archives staff, is this place.

The Basement.

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What lies behind this cage? What fiendish creatures fester beyond the wire?

These monsters!

  • PhD Theses published in the years 2000 to the current year
  • Print journals published in the years 2010 to 2014
  • Books published in the years 1900 to 1969

But how do mere mortals know what titles are held prisoner here?

By casting a spell while using the library’s magical search engine: “Discover”.

Recommended spell:

Once in Discover, click on “Advance search” and play around with the drop down boxes marked “Any” then click on “Publication year” to narrow your publication years then click on “Material type” to narrow your choices or just use the “Search everything” box  and watch out for locations called “Basement” and “Theses”.

To request our basement material, you’ll have to sell your soul or complete this form:

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/basementform.html

Warning: Although there are two fixed collections per day (Mon – Fri), please allow for unexplained staff disappearances. In the Basement no one can hear anyone scream…

Happy All Hallow’s Eve! Have a safe trick or treating time.

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