News & features from LAS

The Gilded Vectors of Disease: Sculptures at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Decorating the exterior of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a frieze in the Art Deco style of gilded bronze figures of ten different animals. The figures are sculpted into the iron balconies on the first floor overlooking the front and sides of the building. All…

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LSHTM Historic Theses to be Digitised

LSHTM Library has reached an agreement with the British Library to produce digital copies of 148 doctoral theses completed between 1973 and 2007 currently held by them on microfilm.

Although all PhD candidates have had to provide a PDF of their thesis since 2014, in addition to the hard copy…

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British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island.

By Mia Annesen-Wood

Although having recently discovered National Insect Week happens rather disappointingly once every two years, I would still like to bring awareness to National Insect Week (at least for next year anyway). I have done some research using the archives here into the British Mosquito Control Institute…

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Work Experience in LSHTM Library and Archives

By Mia Annesen-Wood

Firstly, I would just like to thank the whole LSHTM Library and Archives team for being so welcoming and friendly. It has been a wonderful experience to both observe and play a small role in the work they do here, I am so grateful for the…

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RCUK Open Access Funding – Now Available for OA Journals

As announced last month, we are now in receipt of our new grant to help pay for open access fees for publications emerging from Research Councils UK funded research (with a grant end date of March 2020 or when funds are fully allocated).

As was the case last year, to…

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InfoSkills: Literature Searching – Lunchtime Sessions

1 hour InfoSkills Lunchtime sessions – book now!
From May 14th to May 31st on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (more sessions to be announced for June and July).

Book a place on any session at http://bit.do/infoskills

The ‘Constructing a Literature Search Strategy Part 1 & Part 2…

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World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day (WHD2019) is an annual international awareness day held on the 17 April for haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The day celebrates advances in treatment, and raises awareness of the issues relating to diagnosis and care to the wider public.  There is currently a display in the Library…

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Access to USP-NF and Food Chemicals Codex

Do you need information on the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods?  The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is a compendium of drug information published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (also known as the USP).  The USP is published in a combined volume with the National Formulary as…

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World Health Day. Sunday 7th April 2019.

When I first arrived at the School, the World Health Organization (WHO)  theme “Health for all by the year 2000” was highly topical, with an emphasis on access to primary health care.

We are now into the nineteenth year of the new century, and one which has seen its fair…

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Library peer-review service

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies: a new service from your Library and Archives Service

Introducing a new service for researchers, staff and MSc students working on MSc Projects

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies
You can now have your systematic review search strategy peer-reviewed by a Librarian. The peer-review is based on the Peer-Review for Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) guidance…

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