News & features from LAS

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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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – May 2014

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Last month LSHTM Research Online had its second highest ever month of downloads with over 19, 50 full text papers being downloaded. This month the…

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Library Opening Hours 16th & 17th June 2014

The Library will close at 5pm on Monday 16th June for an External Relations event, and will remain closed all day on Tuesday 17th June for the LAS Planning Day.

The Library will reopen as usual at 8.30am on Wednesday 18th June…

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Find eJournals – a new service for finding and accessing electronic journal content

On the 16 June 2014 the Library will be replacing their current electronic journals management system, TDNet, with an OpenURL link resolver (SFX) from Ex Libris.  This new service will be called Find eJournals.

 

 

 

 

 

SFX will already be familiar to many Library users from database…

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Bubbles and kittens and puppies, oh my. Or exam worries and woes

Some innovative ways universities have introduced or are thinking of introducing to help relieve the stress of exams include: bubble wrap popping stations (University of Leicester student union),petting zoos (University of Bath) and even bouncy castles and massages (PETA’s alternatives to petting zoos).
Here at LSHTM library, we…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – April 2014

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Last month we had over 16, 500 downloads of full text papers from LSHTM Research Online with Germany, China and the US the top three countries downloading. Below are the top five downloaded…

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First digitally-born e-thesis at LSHTM

A milestone has been reached with the School’s first ‘e-born’ thesis now available via LSHTM Research Online!

The thesis by Dr Alex Cook and entitled ‘Control of Salmonella infection in pigs at the farm level in Great Britain’ joins the many that have been digitised from paper copies…

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Malaria in the UK

 

To mark World Malaria Day, here is a short blog about the history of malaria in the UK and the work of John Frederick Marshall (1874-1949), parasitologist, whom devoted much of his life in studying and controlling mosquitoes in the UK and whose archives are stored here.

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Happy Easter from the Archives!

Major Ronald Ross received this Easter greeting sent by Dr F Genovese in 1910 from the province of Caulonia, Calabria, Italy .

The postcard shows a group waiting to receive quinine treatment for malaria.

 

A second postcard from Genovese to Ross, shows  a bullock cart transporting Genovese and Professor Bartholemew…

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