Monday, 17 August 2015

Remote access to UCL e-resources by GOSH staff

Remote access to UCL electronic resources by GOSH staff is possible if you have (or are entitled to) a UCL honorary contract. All GOSH Consultants are entitled to a UCL honorary contract and we have posted further guidance on this here.

GOSH staff who either don’t want or cannot get an honorary contract can access all the UCL electronic resources from the Library as we have five computers where people can access all the UCL paid resources

The reason for these procedures is that the access to UCL  electronic resources is determined by the legally binding contracts that UCL, as a University, signs when entering into an agreement with a publisher or provider. Most UCL contracts have educational arrangements, agreed on a national basis with such bodies as Eduserv Chest and JISC. Further information on this is posted on the UCL Library Services webpages at

Monday, 10 August 2015

live@UCL Login Rename for UCL users

During Summer 2015 the way UCL  users  log into  email and other Office365 services will change. At the moment, the username is in the format, but after the change, it will be

For more information please visit

Monday, 20 July 2015

Noise in the Reading Room this week

As part of the UCL Library project to introduce self-issuing of books across all sites, staff from 3M will be working on our book and journal collections from today. This will cause some disturbance for our readers. Work has started in the Reading Room and we anticipate that 3M staff will have completed this area by the end of the week, after which they will move into the main part of the library.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause, but it has necessarily been timed to take place over the summer, when the library is less busy. We will post further updates as the work progresses.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Changes to the Inter Library Loan procedure

Due to changes in copyright law it is no longer necessary to complete a Copyright Declaration form when collecting your Inter Library Loan.

Users are now able to acknowledged copyright compliance by clicking the appropriate button on the online Inter Library Loan request form.

We will only be able to process a request if the copyright declaration has been accepted . If you reject the declaration, a member of staff will contact you to discuss the request further.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Latest journal impact factors released

Thomson Reuters have released the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), listing over 11,000 peer reviewed journals from 237 disciplines and 82 countries, with 272 journals receiving an impact factor for the first time. JCR uses citation counts to evaluate the impact of journals, aiming to present a systematic, objective review.

Monday, 22 June 2015

The unofficial guide to medical research, audit and teaching

We are pleased to report that Heather Chesters is a joint author of two book chapters on getting involved in research and on literature searching. The book is the sixth in the Unofficial Guides to Medicine series. It aims to prepare and equip junior doctors for their inevitable roles in research, audit and teaching.

Qureshi, Z; Tang, C-M and Fischbacher, C. 2015. The unofficial guide to medical research, audit and teaching (Unofficial guides to medicine). London, Zeshan Qureshi.

Selections from the book can be previewed via Amazon

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

DynaMed Plus

We are pleased to announce that members of staff at GOSH with a valid NHS Athens account can now access DynaMed Plus.

DynaMed Plus is a leading clinical decision support tool that includes frequently updated evidence-based content, supplemented with full colour images. The resource helps medical professionals quickly find evidence-based answers to make the best treatment decisions. Clinicians will benefit from:
  • Concise, accurate overviews and recommendations
  • Comprehensive image library
  • Rigorous editorial process
  • Access to speciality content
  • Anywhere, any-time access
How to access:
Access DynaMed Plus on any desktop machine by following the below link. You will be asked to log in with your NHS Athens password:

DynaMed Plus App:
DynaMed Plus can be used on iOS and Android mobile devices, making access fast and easy, and providing clinicians with an intuitive and elegant mobile experience. The app provides offline access as well as the ability to bookmark favourites, email topics, and create and save notes.

To use the app please follow the below link.

If you need any help or guidance in using DynaMed Plus, please ask a member of library staff.