News & features from LAS

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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Improving Health in Wartime Exhibition

August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. To commemorate this event, the Library & Archives Service has created an exhibition to show how tropical medicine and public health professionals have worked to improve health in areas of conflict since the First World War…

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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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