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British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island.

By Mia Annesen-Wood

Although having recently discovered National Insect Week happens rather disappointingly once every two years, I would still like to bring awareness to National Insect Week (at least for next year anyway). I have done some research using the archives here into the British Mosquito Control Institute…

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InfoSkills: Literature Searching – Lunchtime Sessions

1 hour InfoSkills Lunchtime sessions – book now!
From May 14th to May 31st on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (more sessions to be announced for June and July).

Book a place on any session at http://bit.do/infoskills

The ‘Constructing a Literature Search Strategy Part 1 & Part 2…

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World Health Day. Sunday 7th April 2019.

When I first arrived at the School, the World Health Organization (WHO)  theme “Health for all by the year 2000” was highly topical, with an emphasis on access to primary health care.

We are now into the nineteenth year of the new century, and one which has seen its fair…

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Library peer-review service

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies: a new service from your Library and Archives Service

Introducing a new service for researchers, staff and MSc students working on MSc Projects

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies
You can now have your systematic review search strategy peer-reviewed by a Librarian. The peer-review is based on the Peer-Review for Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) guidance…

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International Women’s Day 2019

On Friday 8th March, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day!

The roots of International Women’s Day (IWD) lie in the New York garment workers’ strike of 1908, when 15’000, predominantly Jewish, members of the Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union downed tools and marched through New York’s…

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World AIDS Day: the Red Ribbon

The Red Ribbon is synonymous with raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, and those living with the disease. The ribbon was designed by the New York based Visual AIDS Artists’ Caucus in 1991 as a symbol to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. It was not trademarked and was not designed to…

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Senate House Library Membership Event

All School staff and students are entitled to free membership of Senate House Library. This is an excellent resource which gives you access to thousands of online resources. It also entitles you to use their study space and borrow library items.

On Tuesday 4th December, from 13:00-15:00…

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Sir Ronald Ross and malaria in the First World War

Today is World Malaria Day, to mark this day the Archives service will be posting blogs that look at malaria from its collections.

The LSHTM Archives Service holds the records of Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria and the first Briton to be awarded the Nobel…

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FORCE2018: Post-conference Reflections

Keywords: DORA, Responsible metrics, data sharing, mental health, bibliometrics, Creative Commons
Introduction
Further to my post Planning to get the most out of FORCE2018, written before the conference, I have been back from Montreal for over a fortnight now and have had time to reflect on the key points I…

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History in the Making: Ross’s Slides Explored & Explained

 

In 2016, students from the History & Health M.Sc. module suggested that the Archives should put Sir Ronald Ross’s malarial slides, dating from 1900, under the microscope.

 

 

Due to the age and rarity of these slides, you can imagine I was a little nervous but also…

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