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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

To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Archives Service will be posting a number of war related blogs over the next few days.

The LSHTM Archives Service holds the records of Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria and the first…

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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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Library Information Skills Training for new students

A warm welcome to all our new students – we look forward to supporting in your studies this year!

There is a lot of information for new arrivals to take in during orientation week.  When you have had a chance to catch your breath, come along to the Library any time…

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Library floor restoration

From 25th August, for one month, the floor of the Library is being restored. The Library will remain open throughout this time, however there will be some disruption to study spaces and accessing the book collection.

During the restoration the floors will be sanded back to the original cork tiles…

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EAHIL 2018 – Take away messages

I attended the EAHIL Conference held in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama from 11-13 July. EAHIL is the European Association for Health Information and Libraries and it was great to meet and learn from health librarians from across Europe and further afield.

I was presenting in…

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Mental Health Awareness

I first became consciously aware of mental health when I was in my 20s, when a friend of mine was admitted to a psychiatric ward under the Mental Health Act (aka “sectioned”). This happened on two occasions, but I only witnessed the behaviour that led to this action once, when…

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Guinea Worm…and other things

By Lara Salha

As part of my Masters in Archives and Records Management at UCL,  I had the pleasure of being assigned my 3 week part-time placement at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives and was given the opportunity to join the team and see how…

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Infoskills a bit rusty ?

… then help is at hand, to see you through your summer project. ONE hour info skills sessions will be held during the summer months just for  YOU  !

Everything you wanted to know (and more) ….about constructing a search strategy will be explained, including :

Searching databases and using operators such as…

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