Thursday, 29 May 2008

ICH and GOSH staff publications database

We are testing a web-based version of our holdings of papers published by staff of the Institute and Great Ormond Street Hospital. This covers the period c1900-1990, after which the Research & Development Office maintains the record of staff publications.

Currently there are 3,000 references listed. The database may be accessed through the Library's intranet page at

After entering a search term, select an appropriate field to search from the drop-dwon menu on the right hand side of the screen, then click on the "Search" button.

We hope to update the database at least every quarter. This will allow us to add further references and also update links to the full-text articles, where these are available. Feedback on the database is welcome at any time. The content is based on our bound paper copies of these articles, which are located in the Librariian's office. Please ask library staff if you wish to consult them.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Mary Ann Liebert journals

UCL now has electronic access to all journals published by Mary Ann Liebert. Subjects covered include biotechnology, biomedical research and life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, environmental science and sustainability. List of journals. (log in with your UCL Athens passoword)
All the journals in these packages have been added to UCL Library Services' ejournals list and the UCL Library catalogue.

NHS Medical Search tool now available to NHS users

Problematic, inefficient web searches for credible medical information are a thing of the past for medical professionals in the NHS, as Microsoft’s new NHS Medical Search tool is now being rolled-out to users.

The Medical Search tool, developed through support from the National Library for Health and Connecting for Health, utilises a vast knowledge bank of credible sources such as the National Library of Health evidence based medicine, guidance, medical dictionary and specialist libraries, British National Formulary and The search tool sits in existing popular software and can provide NHS users with easy access to reliable medical information that is completely up-to-date. The NHS Medical Search project has developed three tools to do this:

The Office Research pane

The first uses a feature of Microsoft Office called the research task pane. An augmented version has been developed for the NHS that allows people to use it to search the library and formularies while using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word.

The Medical Search Deskbar

The second tool that has been developed is a deskbar application that can be downloaded onto a Windows desktop (the start up screen for any computer running an operating system such as Windows XP or Windows Vista).

The SharePoint feature

The newest tool to be developed is a feature for SharePoint, which is Microsoft’s web-based collaboration platform. This is increasingly being used in the NHS to allow trust staff or particular teams to share information and exchange documents securely.

More information/download link

For further information about NHS Medical Search, please visit: NOTE - To access this link, users must be connected to the NHS N3 network.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

New Member of Staff

Hannah Shotton is covering for Sui Jing Ly maternity leave. Hannah will be with us for 6 months or more. Hannah is about to submit her PHD in Anatomy from UCL. We hope Hannah enjoys her time with us.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Dialog Datastar extended till 30th June 2008

The National Library for Health is announces that an extension to the contract with Dialog Datastar has been agreed until 30th June 2008 and covers all the current databases including CINAHL.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

How to Practise Evidence-Based Child Health: Focus on Paediatric Infectious Diseases

3 day short course, 11-13 June 2008

Centre for Evidence-based Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London

This evidence based course is for health care professionals and others who want to improve their clinical or research skills and learn more about using best available evidence in their every day practice. The theme of the course this year is paediatric infectious diseases and we will examine evidence underpinning recent guidelines relevant to this topic.

Participants will examine some of the evidence underpinning guidelines and debate their interpretation. They will also consider how to incorporate the best available evidence on interventions and diagnosis into their clinical decisions and the information they give to patients.

The course involves a mix of interactive plenary and facilitated small group sessions, combined with training in searching and support for self-directed searching.

Tutors for the course include:Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Child Health, UCL Institute of Child HealthPeter Fowlie, Consultant Paediatrician and Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee Sourabh Dutta, Assistant Professor, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Venue: Institute of Child Health, LondonCost: £450

For more details please contact: Melissa Harden
tel: 020 7905 2606