Author Archives: Jane Falconer

Instruction to Students in the Use of the Library from 1947

In 1947, the then Librarian, Cyril C. Barnard, wrote a history of the School’s Library. In it, he included a section on the information skills training offered to students over the years. As you can see from the transcript below, … Continue reading

Beep, beep, beep… Library stocktake in process

If you’ve been into the Library this week, you may have heard a beeping noise. No need to worry, we’re just doing a stocktake of our books. This means that the location information on the Library Catalogue may not be … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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‚Äôs Wellcome Gallery where we looked at print copies of Index Medicus, going back to volume one, … Continue reading

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 12.00-2.00pm South Courtyard (next to the Manson LT) Library and archives … Continue reading

SciELO now available in the Web of Science

Thomson Reuters announced today that SciELO is now available via the Web of Science. SciELO is an open access database, providing links to articles from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. These cover a range of health, … Continue reading