Thursday, 16 April 2015

International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences 2nd edition now available online


UCL now has online access to the newly-released 2nd edition of Elsevier’s International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences

Please see below link:



Tuesday, 31 March 2015

NHS Athens National Core Content from April 2015

Please see below for details of the databases and journals available using your NHS Athens Account from 1st April 2015.

A more comprehensive range of journals and databases, including Medline and PsychInfo via OVID, is still available onsite via UCL explore access points.




































Thursday, 19 March 2015

Update: How to buy Endnote at a discounted price with the Educational Licence for GOSH staff

The process for purchasing EndNote with a discounted Educational License has recently changed for GOSH staff.

Follow the below link and purchase the discounted license, entering a GOSH email address when prompted.


EndNote is available as a Download (£72) or a CD (£75)


Monday, 16 March 2015

Update to ‘New Library Food and Drink Regulations’

We have updated our food and drink regulations. The regulations remain essentially unchanged, but a clear explanation of what is meant by ‘snacks’ has been added. Our library notices will be altered to reflect this.

This clarification was thought necessary because some of our readers were misinterpreting the word ‘snack’ and were eating what can more accurately be described as meals in the library.

According to our updated policy:
‘Snacks are taken to be a small amount of food consumed between meals. Library staff reserve the right to interpret this rule and have the final say on whether food is a meal or snack. As a general guide, however: if eating it requires a fork, spoon or chopsticks, the item being consumed is not a snack’.

Readers are also reminded that no food or drink, apart from water, is allowed in the quiet reading room.

Comments on this and other matters can be sent to ich.library@ucl.ac.uk.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

EndNote - student discount

A student discount for purchasing a personal EndNote licence is now available again.

If you are a student and would like to purchase EndNote software to install on your personal computer, the discount is available from http://www.bilaney-consultants.co.uk/endnote-chest 

The price for students is currently £75 for a CD, or £72 for a direct download. You will need to enter your UCL email address when prompted.


Students who do not wish to pay for their own personal copy of EndNote can still get onsite access via the Desktop@UCL machines and offsite access to Endnote via Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Changes to the DynaMed App installation process

DynaMed have simplified the process for downloading and installing the DynaMed App. Please follow the below instructions: 

1.   Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

2.   Open a browser and Log in to DynaMed at https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/user/login using your NHS Athens account. Alternatively login to Athens directly and navigate to DynaMed via ‘My Resources’.

3.   Once you are logged into DynaMed, click on the mobile link and enter your email address. The link is located in the top toolbar.  An authentication key will be emailed to you.

4.   Open the DynaMed email from the device on which you wish to install the app.

5.   Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.
Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.

6.      Dynamed is ready to use!

Feel free to contact the library if you require any help.

New Colour Printer

We are pleased to announce that the library has a new colour printer that replaces the black and white machine in the main cluster area.

The new printer, which also functions as a scanner and copier, promises to be faster, greener and more reliable than the previous device.