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Capturing the Open Access status of some of the year’s research from LSHTM

In the name of Open Access Week 2017, we have had a look at some of the research produced by LSHTM researchers over the past year to see whether the content of research that is featured in blog posts and news articles is available to everyone and anyone to read…

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Books for World Sight Day

Last Thursday marked the 18th annual World Sight Day, with ‘Make Vision Count’ as its call to action. The event is organised by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, that works ‘to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities’, and has strong links with the School’s International…

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LSHTM mental health books

Books for World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day.   LSHTM Library has items on mental health classified at UJ – currently shelved in the front left corner of the Barnard Room.

Some books from the collection:

Global Mental Health : Principles and Practice, edited by Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, Martin J. Prince…

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Constructing a literature search for a systematic review: part 2, choosing search terms

This is the second in a series of posts looking at how to put together a literature search for a systematic review. Part 1 looked at the preparation required before you start putting the search together and gives some background to the project. This post looks at how to put…

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Sir Philip Henry Manson-Bahr (1881-1966) : artist-scientist in Fiji 1909-1911

 Sir Philip Henry Manson-Bahr was an eminent physician and senior staff member at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1919-1947) where he specialised in tropical medicine. He was also a gifted artist.

Philip Bahr c1915. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Middle…

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Energy and fatigue

Feeling alert?

As my colleague Chris said in this blog a couple of weeks ago, we are in the process of cataloguing 3000 pamphlets that were locked away in a vault for many years.

Here’s one: “On Being Tired”, by a Scottish physician named Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton, published in 1909…

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2017 Updates to MeSH released

The 2017 update to the Medline thesaurus (MeSH) has been released. This adds new terminology, edits obsolete terminology and reorganises subject trees to keep the thesaurus current. References added to Medline from now on will be indexed using the updated terminology. Please note that changes are not retrospectively applied.
New…

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Dan Brown is in the Library!

Along with Forsyth, Mankell, Sting :-) and a few of your favourite fiction and other genre authors.
Why not pop over to our Bookswap area in the Library foyer and have a gander?
Take any book labelled “Bookswap” for as long as you want.
You can even donate any excess fiction…

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Senate House Library Reminder

Senate House Library (SHL) membership is available to current LSHTM staff and students. You can access their ejournal collections, databases including EBSCOhost, and resources like JSTOR.

SHL starts on the 4th floor of Senate House, just across Malet Street. To use SHL, you’ll need to register. All you need…

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Major updates and new features on Embase

Ovid have announced a number of major updates and new features for the Embase database. These will go live on 19 September 2016.

The most important updates are:

The thesaurus/Emtree display will change to include full History Notes and other information provided by Elsevier.
16 new fields will be…

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