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Rural hygiene – snapshot from the collections

 

There are a number of works on rural health in our collections, including general works from dating the late 19th century when the public health movement gathered momentum.

The examples I have chosen below are on the open shelves in the gallery. Please ask library staff for directions if…

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Sir Ronald Ross’s Slides Explored & Explained

 

Students from the History & Health MSc module have often suggested that we put Sir Ronald Ross’s collection of malarial slides under the microscope. This collection, dating from the 1890s, in its beautiful wooden box, is one of my favourite items in the archive, so I have to…

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Open access roundup – October 2017

Each month, the Research Publications Team will aim to provide a roundup of open access and scholarly communications news. In addition, we’ll highlight any tips, tricks and tools we’ve come across that help to make disseminating, finding and using open access content easier. Here’s our roundup for…

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The Open Access Team’s Virtual Bookshelf

To showcase the wide array of Open Access books freely available online, and in the spirit of International Open Access Week, LSHTM’s team in the Library have put together, in true Waterstone’s style, a shelf each of their favourite selections of Open Access books and materials. These are…

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Books for orientation

Books for orientation

 

In a previous blog* I extolled the virtues of walking in London. Here are a couple of books to set local walks in an historical  public health and tropical medicine context.

 

Black, Nick. Walking London’s medical history. London : Hodder Arnold, 2012.

Library location: DX…

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Gain new insight into your health research using text mining

An abundance of scholarly resources are available to the researcher, easily discoverable through use of a few search terms. However, this opulence comes at a price: there is too much literature for a researcher to find and read themselves. Text and Data Mining (TDM) offer a solution for health researchers wishing to analyse a large corpus of resources, including research papers, medical records, and other material, even when the information is held in an unstructured form. The resultant output may be used to identify hidden patterns that emerge over time and across geographic regions, predict and address gaps within the data, and convert content into a form better suited to modern research. Read more

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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CILIP HLG INTERNATIONAL BUSARYAWARD TRAINING SESSION AT LSHTM (Library & Archives Service)

As the recipient of CILIP HLG International Bursary Award, I was privileged to have a professional training placement at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.

On the first day, I was warmly welcome to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Library & Archives Service…

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Five ways to find open access research

You find a citation for an article in a little-known journal that is just right for your dissertation. Unfortunately, the library doesn’t subscribe and you haven’t time to wait for an interlibrary loan.  You are looking for grey literature (such as conference reports and dissertations) but Google…

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Library & Archives Service BookSwap

Fancy reading something non-academic this summer? Looking to refresh your own collection at home? Why not try the Library & Archives Service BookSwap scheme. Running for several years now, BookSwap continues to be extremely popular among LAS users.
Located just inside the foyer, our growing selection accommodates all sorts…

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