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.


Friday, 29 May 2015

Accessing UCL e-resources offsite

UCL staff and students can access electronic resources from any computer. To do this you need a UCL user-id and password.

Links to ejournals, databases and UCL’s Explore catalogue service can be found on the ICH Library homepage.


For offsite access, the links in Explore, MetaLib, individual databases and the ejournals list will direct you to UCL’s single sign-on screen each time you start a new session. Having logged in with your UCL userid and password, you will be able to access eresources and only need to login once. This remains the case until you close your web browser.



Accessing ejournals through Explore


Journals, including ejournals, can be found by limiting your search to ‘UCL Journals’.  To see the dates which are covered by an online subscription, click on the ‘SFX’ link.





When you click on ‘Go’ on the SFX link page you will be directed to UCL’s single sign-on screen. After signing in you will be transferred to the journal publisher’s page where you will be able to find, view, print and save full text articles.

Accessing ejournals through PubMed
To ensure that the UCL SFX links to full text articles are displayed, access PubMed by clicking on the icon on the ICH Library homepage.

After conducting your search, click the SFX link to discover whether UCL has a valid subscription. Follow the links and single sign on to obtain the journal.

Accessing ejournals via MetaLib or ejournals list
You can also find articles by using MetaLib or the ejournals list, which is accessible from the Explore Homepage. You will need to click the sign in link to use offsite.

Accessing ejournals and databases directly
It is often, though not always, possible to access resources by navigating to a publisher's website or database directly.  To do this you will need to find an Institutional Login or Shibboleth Login button on the website. Clicking these links should take you to the UCL Single Sign On page. However we would always recommend using one of the above outlined routes rather than going direct to the source, as we cannot guarantee the reliability of the publisher's login process.

Monday, 18 May 2015