News & features from LAS

Books on aspects of stress

National Stress Awareness Day

November 1st 2017 was National Stress Awareness Day.  The Library has books on managing stress, on the effects of stress upon human health,  and on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You’ll find them shelved near the main Reading Room doors with Barnard classification FD to FE.

Managing stress

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LSHTM and The Great War

This Saturday is Armistice Day, a day where we remember those who fought and died in the First World War. Many of the staff and students of the School joined the war effort and to commemorate their efforts, the Library & Archives Service has created an exhibition – on display in…

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The Great War Bake Off 2017

Are your baking skills the best thing since sliced bread? Do you knead a reason to bake? Well doughnut stress the Great War Bake Off wants you!

As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs nationally November 18th – 26th, the Archives have delved into their Nutrition Collection and selected…

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Bibliotherapy

From the 30 Oct – 5 November there will be a Bibliotherapy display in the Library’s Reading Room, under the watchful eyes of Sir Richard Doll. Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy which uses reading to support good mental health.

From time to time, the Student Advice & Counselling Service select…

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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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The growth of open access at LSHTM: not all open access is equal

LSHTM authors are increasingly choosing to publish their work open access. Looking at the open access profile of the School’s publications, almost 40% of research articles are published in fully open access journals, with the percentage of open access articles published in hybrid journals not increasing substantially since 2001. Costs, however, have increased and hybrid articles in 2017 on average around £700 more expensive than articles in fully open access journals. These costs may not be sustainable and in terms of immediate “value for money” at least, hybrid journals may not be the best option. Read more

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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Be selfish — let people read your work for free!

How publishing open access raises the profile of your research
We all know that we should be publishing open access. Sharing scientific information is good for science and good for humanity, facilitating progress and helping to distribute its fruits more widely and equitably. And if that doesn’t persuade you…

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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

Capturing the Open Access status of some of the year’s research from LSHTM

In the name of Open Access Week 2017, we have had a look at some of the research produced by LSHTM researchers over the past year to see whether the content of research that is featured in blog posts and news articles is available to everyone and anyone to read…

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