News & features from LAS

HIV/AIDS archive student session in the Wellcome Gallery

Today, the LSHTM Library & Archives service hosted a short HIV/AIDS gems of the collection session for some visiting American students from Oklahoma State University. As the students were attending a summer school based at the University of Cambridge on HIV/AIDS in the United States and Transnational Politics…

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Journal Consultation 2014 launched today!

Searching for online journals and articles for your learning, teaching, or researching?  Want to let the Library know which titles are relevant to your needs?  Now’s your chance!  The Journal Consultation launches today, and will run until 31st August 2014.  There are 3 different questionnaires, one for each Faculty…

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Annual Journal Consultation 2014

It’s that time of year again!  Every year the Library carries out a Journal Consultation in which we ask for your opinions on potential new journal subscriptions and possible journal cancellations.  This year we are trying a slightly different approach.  In previous years we have sent the same questionnaire…

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5 days at the Archives

Author: Emma Fullerton-Frost

This week I have been doing year 12 work experience at the LSHTM archives. I have had the chance to learn more about both archives and the history of the school. For this blog I have completed some research based on what’s in the Ross…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – June 2014

Image caption: Counting cubes cube table football counter by Hans. License: Public Domain CC0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 18,863 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month remained Germany, US and UK.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for June:

 Pathai, S…

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Wellcome to digitise the Library’s 19th Century literature

The School Library has been selected to contribute to the UK Medical Heritage Library digitisation project, joint funded by the Wellcome Library and JISC. The project aims to create high quality digital scans of 19th century medical books and pamphlets which will be available for everyone to use under a…

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The varied life of an archive volunteer

Author: Helen Winning

Helen is currently on a voluntary placement in the archives.

I am sadly coming to the end of my time volunteering here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine archives, but thankfully I have been privileged enough to have been given a wide and varied…

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Access to Research at Public Libraries

If you are away from the Internet or if the School does not subscribe to a particular journal students and researchers are able to benefit from an initiative to provide walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Following a…

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Roll up, roll up…Book Stands now available

Are you tired of the perpetual fight to keep pages open while you take notes? Have you had enough of having to read at an awkward angle? A solution is at hand in the form of ten gorgeous new wooden book stands that have been generously donated by the SRC…

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Beware the predatory publishers

Taking a stand against predatory publishers

As ‘Open Access’ has become an integral part of scholarly communication there have been a number of new entrants to the scholarly publishing market who have been deemed ‘predatory’. It is likely that researchers will have received e-mails from these predators offering to…

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