News & features from LAS

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

Image caption: Count and Spell Color Recognition Beanbags – NUMBERS by Cheryl. License: some rights reserved_CC_BY_SA 2.0

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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Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) in 1976. Then, international medical authorities such as…

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How do I search Medline before 1946?

I was recently asked this question by a student who was rather surprised by my answer. I took the student up to the Library’s Wellcome Gallery where we looked at print copies of Index Medicus, going back to volume one, printed in 1879.

Index Medicus was published every month…

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Winner of Photo Competition

We are pleased to announced that the winner of the Photo Competion is Andrew Bastawrous with his photo entitled: Cataract diagnosis in rural Kenya using a smartphone.

There were 76 entries this year and the judging panel was very impressed by the quality and range of images. We would like…

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