News & features from LAS

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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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – June 2014

Image caption: Counting cubes cube table football counter by Hans. License: Public Domain CC0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 18,863 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month remained Germany, US and UK.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for June:

 Pathai, S…

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Wellcome to digitise the Library’s 19th Century literature

The School Library has been selected to contribute to the UK Medical Heritage Library digitisation project, joint funded by the Wellcome Library and JISC. The project aims to create high quality digital scans of 19th century medical books and pamphlets which will be available for everyone to use under a…

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The varied life of an archive volunteer

Author: Helen Winning

Helen is currently on a voluntary placement in the archives.

I am sadly coming to the end of my time volunteering here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine archives, but thankfully I have been privileged enough to have been given a wide and varied…

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Access to Research at Public Libraries

If you are away from the Internet or if the School does not subscribe to a particular journal students and researchers are able to benefit from an initiative to provide walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Following a…

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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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