UCL and Great Ormond Street hospital now have access to Emcare (Ovid)

UCL and Great Ormond Street hospital now have  access to Emcare (Ovid)

Emcare (Ovid) covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions.  The database includes international coverage and unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases, including more than a thousand journals not covered by Embase.

Features include:

3,700+ international journals indexed1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databasesNearly 5 million records dating back to 1995Up to 250,000 records/citations added each yearBroadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.70% of records have online abstractsMore than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH

Great Ormond Street staff can access it via th…

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library refurbishment

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library will be having a complete makeover this summer. To carry out this work we will be closing from the 19 June until mid-August. What services will available while the library is shut? ·library staff will be available to help students and staff in the Wolfson Centre: ·scheduled training sessions will carry on as advertised: ·staff will also be available for one to one support - email: Where else can I study? You can use any of UCL’s libraries: The closest one is the School of Pharmacy What about borrowing books & using the MSc. dissertations held in the library?What about returning books? Unfortunately, the library will be a building site and entry will not be permitted for library staff or users.Borrowing will not b…

Windows in the reading room

We are happy to announce that all the windows in  the reading room have now been unsealed so lots of fresh air is coming through the  reading room. The reading room will be now much more comfortable.

General Election Websites - views from UCL

UCL Public Policy is coordinating a dedicated UCL site for the period of the election, bringing together all of the relevant news, analysis and events from across UCL

24/7 library opening

The UCL  Main and Science libraries and the Cruciform Hub have extended their opening hours over weekends, so that students  can use the study spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

British Library support for postgraduate students and researchers

British Library Reference EnquiryService staff now offer free Discovery and 1-2-1 sessions for researchers and postgraduate students who have recently acquired a British Library Readers Pass. The sessions aim to introduce particular areas of the British Library’s collections and to provide general guidance on how to search their catalogues, find and order material and make the most of the resources available.
Further information about the sessions and how to book a place is available on the British Library’s Reader Sessions webpage at

32 e-books on the Elsevier eLibrary platform

Library Services has subscribed to 32 e-books on the Elsevier eLibrary platform ( These are textbooks in high demand by medical students and the service allows them to be downloaded for 7 days at a time.