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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Finis: Open Access Publishing with BioMed Central (BMC)

UPDATE (January 2015)
The School has decided not to renew its Supporter Membership with BMC which means the 15% discount and instant payment option for researchers is no longer available.

If you wish to pay for an APC for Open Access with BMC please follow the instructions on our OA…

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Open Access articles on the Ebola virus

With the help of crowd-sourcing a dataset of nearly 500 scientific articles covering Ebola has been created which identifies those that can be freely accessed, read and re-used in the fight against the virus outbreak.

Members of LSHTM Library (John Murtagh @LSHTMOpenAccess and Merinne Whitton @LSHTMLibrary) along with…

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Resource Discovery Systems Trial

WE NEED YOU!   

The Library and Archives Service is providing trial access to three Resource Discovery Systems (EDS, Primo, and Summon) from 17 November 2014 – 19 December 2014. We would like as many staff and students as possible to explore the Systems, and then let us know how they find…

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Ross and colleagues in Alexandria, 1915

Dysentery in WW1

Last week, an article was published in the Lancet by a team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, regarding using a bacterial sample from a World War I soldier to uncover useful new information about dysentery, a disease that kills hundreds…

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Discover a new way to search and access content

  Resource Discovery Systems: Trial Access

The Library and Archives Service will be providing trial access to three Resource Discovery Systems (EDS, Primo, and Summon) from 17 November 2014 – 19 December 2014.

We would like as many staff and students as possible to explore the Systems, and then let us know…

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Anzac Biscuits

In preparation for the Great War Bake Off, I have made Anzac Biscuits. These biscuits were popular with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). It was said that wives and girlfriends sent these cookies to their husbands and boyfriends as the ingredients didn’t spoil and would therefore…

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Library Opening Hours Tuesday 11th November

The Library will be closing at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11th November for a staff event. The Library will re-open as usual at 8.30 am on Wednesday 12th November. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Photo: Some rights reserved by Bryan Mills…

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Remembrance Day : The louse bowed to neither Kaiser nor King

We commemorate this First World War centenary and Remembrance Day with Justin Hopper’s prose poem to this tiny but virulent scourge of the trenches, one of the gilded vectors on the School’s Keppel Street facade.

Others took their place their place : with extracts from the journals of servicemen…

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New journal acquisitions for 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Journal Consultation during the summer.  The new Faculty-based approach this year resulted in an increased response rate, with each Faculty being well represented.  Now the responses have been analysed, the Library is in a position to place new orders for the…

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