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Everything you wanted to know about literature searching and were afraid to ask !!

Stop press, stop press !!! Everything you wanted to know about literature searching and were afraid to ask !!
Fear no more, lunch time help is now available in the Library for MSc students throughout most of May, June and July.
These sessions will help you with constructing a search strategy for…

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Even more on literature searching

“Which database should I use for my topic ? “ is an all too familiar question. Luckily, help is at hand – http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/resources/databases/index.html – is a useful list of databases by subject, and for big topics such as “Public Health”, it lists the most useful…

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Help with Literature searching

Confused about AND, OR, NOT, and those pesky wildcards, then don’t be. The Library can help you understand the mysteries of these Boolean Operators and assist you with conducting Efficient and Effective literature searches and systematic reviews. These can be held on a one-to-one basis, or even…

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More help with literature searching

 

Do you know your Medline from your Pubmed or even your Cochrane from your Scopus ?  If you do, well done, but if not all can be revealed when you book an information skills session in the Library.  Library staff can show you how to search different databases relevant to…

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2017 Updates to MeSH released

The 2017 update to the Medline thesaurus (MeSH) has been released. This adds new terminology, edits obsolete terminology and reorganises subject trees to keep the thesaurus current. References added to Medline from now on will be indexed using the updated terminology. Please note that changes are not retrospectively applied.
New…

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core-recommender results

Finding similar articles via LSHTM Research Online

Read it, loved it, but want more similar works? Researchers can now find related articles to the one they are reading but also ones held in the School’s Open Access research repository– the CORE Recommender is here.

CORE is a service that facilitates the access and navigation to millions…

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Welcome

Library Information Skills Training for new students

A warm welcome to all our new students – we look forward to supporting in your studies this year!

There is a lot of information for new arrivals to take in during orientation week.  When you have had a chance to catch your breath, please come along to the Library any…

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Major updates and new features on Embase

Ovid have announced a number of major updates and new features for the Embase database. These will go live on 19 September 2016.

The most important updates are:

The thesaurus/Emtree display will change to include full History Notes and other information provided by Elsevier.
16 new fields will be…

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2014 update to Expert Searches in Ovid Medline

Those of you who save searches in Ovid Medline may have noticed that there are lots of searches already saved. These are added as ‘Expert Searches’ and are available to everyone who logs in via a School username and password. The Expert Searches give you a quick way to search…

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2014 changes to Embase index terms

Each year, Medline and Embase update their indexing terms. The Embase update is due to take place next week. If you use indexing terms in your saved searches (often also called subject headings or MeSH terms), you may have to update your searches.

The main change for 2014 is the…

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