News & features from LAS

All posts by Eloise Carpenter

Assistant Librarian (Serials)

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is 10 October 2019. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to advocate against social stigma. World Mental Health Day is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health, and supported this year by the World Health Organization, the International…

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World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day (WHD2019) is an annual international awareness day held on the 17 April for haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The day celebrates advances in treatment, and raises awareness of the issues relating to diagnosis and care to the wider public.  There is currently a display in the Library…

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Access to USP-NF and Food Chemicals Codex

Do you need information on the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods?  The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is a compendium of drug information published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (also known as the USP).  The USP is published in a combined volume with the National Formulary as…

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Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.  Mental health can affect anyone, and statistically 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in any given year.  However, many people with mental health…

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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day (WMHD).  WMHD seeks to promote global mental health education, increase awareness of mental health issues, and advocate against stigma.  The Day also enables those involved in mental health to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to ensure…

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On-demand access to eBooks

The Library is currently providing access to thousands of eBooks from ProQuest, using a ‘demand driven acquisition’ (DDA) model. Subjects covered include health, economics, nursing, pharmacy, biology, botany, zoology, social sciences, and many more.  Readers can run a search as usual in Discover, and if you click on one of…

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World Sickle Cell Day

To coincide with World Sickle Cell Day (19 June) the Library currently has a display of books in the Reading Room on sickle cell disease (SCD) and other blood diseases. SCD affects millions of people worldwide and is a lifelong condition that can be fatal. SCD mainly affects people of…

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World AIDS Day 2017

This Friday (1st December) is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for everyone to unite in the fight against HIV.  The day seeks to end isolation, stigma, and HIV transmission.

More information on World AIDS Day is available here and by following the Twitter hashtag #LetsEndIt

The Library has an extensive…

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Bibliotherapy

From the 30 Oct – 5 November there will be a Bibliotherapy display in the Library’s Reading Room, under the watchful eyes of Sir Richard Doll. Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy which uses reading to support good mental health.

From time to time, the Student Advice & Counselling Service select…

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Ebook Central DDA trial comes to an end

Over the last couple of months the Library has been running a trial of ‘Demand-driven Acquisition’ (DDA) on ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform.  This has enabled users to search for ebooks in Ebook Central via the Library’s Discover search tool, and make requests for the Library to purchase…

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