Tuesday, 30 September 2008
The ebooks are hosted on the MyiLibrary platform, where you can browse and search the titles that are part of the project.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Whether you’re a new student or an experienced researcher, WISE can help you to discover the most valuable information for your topic, and help you make the best use of it!
Previous users will notice that with the move to Moodle existing WISE modules have been given a new look, with simplified navigation and the introduction of interactive tutorials. More interactive elements will be added soon, including opportunities to test your skills and log your progress.
Use WISE for Biomedical and Life Sciences to:
Understand which online resources are best for your subject.
Learn how to search for biomedical and life sciences information effectively.
Understand how to assess the quality of information
Learn how to cite references correctly.
Learn how to manage your references using Reference Manager.
Understand how to avoid plagiarism.
To access WISE:
Go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle
Log in with your UCL userid
From the list of All courses…, select WISE – Information Skills from UCL Library Services.
Then select WISE for Biomedical and Life Sciences.
For more information see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/wise
Thursday, 18 September 2008
We no longer keep the disks in the library. The software can also be downloaded from the UCL website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/fsecure/
In order to download the program people will need to enter their UCL username and password
Monday, 15 September 2008
The solution is to make sure that the addresses metalib-a.lib.ucl.ac.uk:9003 and metalib-a.lib.ucl.ac.uk:8331 are explicitly permitted for traffic through your (or your organisation’s) firewall. If the problem is to do with your firewall at home, you’ll need to consult the documentation for whichever package you use (F-Secure, Norton, ZoneAlarm etc.) The section will probably be called “Firewall”. There should be something like a set of “Rules” or a “Trusted Zone” that allows you to specify sites and port numbers that should be allowed through the firewall.
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Many key biomedical databases for UCL staff and students are now available through a new interface called OvidSP. OvidSP has replaced Silverplatter / WebSPIRS, to provide more up to date references and new search features. From 1st October databases will no longer be available through the Silverplatter / WebSPIRS interface and all saved searches will be lost.
Databases now available through OvidSP include:
HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)
HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
Other resources accessible through OvidSP include a selection of ejournals and ebooks, including PsycBOOKS.
To access databases through OvidSP, link through the Library webpages:
Users are advised to update any personal bookmarks they may have for these databases, as the old access routes will be switched off on 30 September. Saved searches will not be transferred automatically - they must be recreated on the new platform. To view your saved searches in the old interface, go to http://erl-server.ucl.ac.uk/ for all except PsycInfo, which can be found at the ARC2 service.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Vol. 1, 1972-
Journal of Health Psychology Vol. 1, 1996-
Neuroscientist, The Vol. 1, 1995-
American Journal of Hematology Vol. 1, 1976-
Diagnostic Cytopathology Vol. 1, 1985-
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis (first published as Environmental Mutagenesis) Vol. 1, 1979-
Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer Vol. 1, 1989-
Head & Neck Surgery (currently known as Head & Neck) Vol. 1, 1978-
Hematological Oncology Vol. 1, 1983-
International Journal of Cancer Vol. 1, 1966-
Journal of Clinical Apheresis Vol. 1, 1982-
Journal of Surgical Oncology Vol. 1, 1969-
Molecular Carcinogenesis Vol. 1, 1988-
Medical and Pediatric Oncology (currently known as Pediatric Blood and Cancer) Vol. 1, 1975-
Psycho-oncology Vol. 1, 1992-
Radiation Oncology Investigations (merged into International Journal of Cancer in 2000) Vol. 1, 1993-Vol. 7, 1999
Seminars in Surgical Oncology (merged into Journal of Surgical Oncology in 2004) Vol. 1, 1985-Vol. 21, 2003
Prostate, The Vol. 1, 1980-
This includes the pre-1996 content of the following journals in psychology, infant, child and adolescent development, psychoanalysis and psychiatry:
Aggressive Behavior Vol. 1, 1974-
Applied Cognitive Psychology Vol. 1, 1987-
Behavioral Interventions Vol. 1, 1986-
Behavioral Sciences & the Law Vol. 1, 1983-
Child Abuse Review Vol. 1, 1992-
European Eating Disorders Review Vol. 1, 1993-
European Journal of Personality Vol. 1, 1987-
European Journal of Social Psychology Vol. 1, 1971-
Early Development and Parenting (now known as Infant & Child Development) Vol. 1, 1992-
Infant Mental Health Journal Vol. 1, 1980-
International Journal of Eating Disorders Vol. 1, 1981-
Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol. 1 1945-
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology Vol. 1, 1991-
Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 1, 1973-
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences Vol. 1, 1965-
Journal of Traumatic Stress Vol. 1, 1988-
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development Issue 1, 1978-
New Directions for Mental Health Services (now known as New Directions for Youth Development) Issue 1, 1979-
Psychology in the Schools Vol. 1, 1964-
Stress Medicine (now known as Stress and Health) Vol. 1, 1985-
Users who like browsing for a title can click to go to a particular start letter and its subsets. Alternatively, select the "starts with" radio button and enter the first word(s) of the title (Nature, for example) to narrow your browsing.
You can add journals to your list of favourites, using the plus button next to titles: this makes it easy to find journals that you use frequently.
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
The Commission, launched in March 2005, brings together leading scientists and practitioners to provide evidence on policies that improve health by addressing the social conditions which people live and work. It collaborates with countries to support policy change and monitor results.