News & features from LAS

Ebola research articles freely available in Science

Science and Science Translational Medicine have made all current and past content research articles concerning the Ebola virus freely accessible to all at

In their web statement AAAS state: “Given the current outbreak, unprecedented in terms of the number of people killed and…

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Hurry! Journal Consultation 2014 closes 31st August

The Journal Consultation closes on 31st August 2014, and we want to hear from you whilst there’s still time. There are 3 different questionnaires, one for each Faculty:



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Beep, beep, beep… Library stocktake in process

If you’ve been into the Library this week, you may have heard a beeping noise. No need to worry, we’re just doing a stocktake of our books.

This means that the location information on the Library Catalogue may not be correct at the moment. If you are looking…

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LSHTM Library & Archives Service are now on Facebook

 It is now possible to follow the latest news and developments in the Library on Facebook. The Library has created a fan page on the popular social media site ( that provides regular updated information on…

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Library Laptop Lockers

Ever been tied to your desk all day because you couldn’t face hauling your laptop around with you? Well LSHTM library have just the thing for you! We are very excited to announce the arrival of 13 laptop lockers to free you (for a short time at least!) from…

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Library Opening Hours Friday 15th August 2014

The Library will be closing at 12pm on Friday 15th August in preparation for the Mosquito Day Event. The Library will re-open as usual at 9am on Saturday 16th August…

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Ross’s War

The Library & Archives Service holds a collection of over 20,000 items relating to Sir Ronald Ross, the discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria and the first Briton to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902.

The collection spans the whole of his career from his…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – July 2014


Image caption: Mathematics photo by Robert Scarth on Flickr. License: CC-BY-SA 2.0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had another month of high downloads with over 19,000  full text papers being downloaded. This month the top three downloading countries were again Germany, US and UK.  Below…

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Sir Ronald Ross’ poem to mark the start of the First World War, ‘Black August, 1914’


On 14th August 1914, Britain officially entered the conflict that became known as the First World War. Sir Ronald Ross marked the occasion by writing a poem about the event which resonates with the spirit of the eve-of-war remarks of the British foreign secretary at the time…

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Introducing Altmetrics

You may have noticed the recently installed Altmetrics plug-in on the School’s online repository of research – LSHTM Research Online as well as on the Schools’ Publications Database. Below each paper now appears a doughnut or polo with different colours and a number  to quickly convey information about each…

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