SIGMA Research collection catalogue is now available

The archives of SIGMA Research have now been catalogued and the collection can be viewed online on the LSHTM archives catalogue. This is the fourth collection to be catalogued as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project to catalogue and preserve the School’s HIV/AIDS archive collections. The collection…

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25% discount on APC in BMJ Journals

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VGN Fall Into Health Autumn Sale
All staff and students who publish in a BMJ journal and wish to make their article immediately ‘Open Access’ now qualify for a 25% discount on the fee. This discount will be applied after…

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Library Services for Distance Learning Students

After Distance Learning students and staff partied it on down in the library at the annual DL reception hosted by LSHTM alumni earlier this month, I thought it the opportune moment to outline the library services we offer distance learning students.
The basics (i.e. the numbers and whatnot)


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The Bar Code


“Mr Bojangles was NOT a tap dancer, he was soft shoe. It is not the same!”

And with this remark, Mr Soft Shoe walked away with a bonus point for his team.

It was pub quiz night at the LSHTM Bar circa 1999 and Andre, Jonathan and Mark were trying…

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Wellcome Trust & Open Access monographs and book chapters

Image caption: Monograph of the West Indian Beetles of the Family Strphylinidae by bionicteaching. License: some rights reserved_CC_BY_SA

Monographs and book chapters are a key part of academic publishing. This has been reflected in recent developments by bodies such as Wellcome Trust, JISC, HEFCE to tackle the issues surrounding making…

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Gems of the Collection: Women in Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Gems of the Collection celebrates International Women’s Day with a display of items from the Library & Archives celebrating women in public health and tropical medicine.

12 March 2014
South Courtyard (next to the Manson LT)

Library and archives staff will be available to show…

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Library Opening Hours Friday 7th March 2014

The Library will be closing at 2pm on Friday 7th March as it is the venue for
the DL Reception. The Library will re-open as usual at 9am on Saturday 8th

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – February 2014

Image: page 218 of ‘Map Modeling in Geography, including the use of sand, clay, putty, paper pulp, plaster of Paris … Also Chalk Modeling in its adaptation to purposes of illustration. Fully illustrated’ by MALTBY, Albert Elias. From The British Library shelfmark: British Library HMNTS 10004.d.28. Copyright: No known…

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Rubber snakes

One of the most common indoor potted plants is the rubber plant (Ficus elastica). There are two rubber plants in the Library, one at each end of the main Reading Room. They have been here for about ten years, and during that time, have been pruned on several occasions. Cuttings…

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Library & Archives Service F2F Student Survey 2014

Studying at The School? Tell us how we’re doing.

The Library & Archives Service F2F Student Survey 2014, which takes just 7 to 10 minutes to complete, is now live online at and will be open until Thursday 17th April. All participants…

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