Wednesday, 6 May 2009

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)

EThOS is a new British Library service aimed at providing digital copies of UK PhD theses direct to the researcher, over the web.

It is a database containing over 250,000 UK theses with the added functionality to enable the requesting of digital copies of selected theses.Researchers do not need to be registered with the system to search the database, but will need to register if they wish to request a digital copy of a thesis.

Many of the participating UK institutions support Open Access to their theses, so downloads of these digital and digitised theses are free to the researcher. UCL is an Open Access sponsor.

Where a thesis must be digitised before supply, there will be a short delay before it is accessible. However, the requester will be informed when the thesis is available and can then log on to the system and download the thesis. The theses are supplied as zipped pdfs.

Alternative formats (CD or paper) are also available for purchase.EThOS can only offer the theses of participating institutions. Whilst it is expected that a large number of institutions will participate, the British Library cannot supply from an institution which chooses not to. In this case, it may be possible to obtain a copy via UCL Library Services' Inter Library Loan Service.

A list of participating institutions is available at

There is an FAQs page and if you have any other queries about the service, contact the ILDS office at

EThOS was launched in January 2009 and is currently in Beta phase. Over the coming months you will see enhancements to the service.

PsycARTICLES available for GOSH staff

PsycARTICLES® is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

The database includes all substantive material from the print journals but does not include nonarticle content such as ads, covers, editorial board lists, and the like.

PsycARTICLES is recognized worldwide as a leading full text source for academic, research and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines.

It is avaliable to GOSH staff via their NHS Athens password. To access it go to:

  • click on MyAthens
  • enter your NHS Athens password
  • click on local resources, then on Ovid and the link to PsycARTICLES is there.

    Titles currently available include:

    APA Journals
    American Psychologist
    Behavioral Neuroscience
    Developmental Psychology
    Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
    Health Psychology
    Journal of Abnormal Psychology
    Journal of Applied Psychology
    Journal of Comparative Psychology
    Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
    Journal of Counseling Psychology
    Journal of Educational Psychology
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
    Journal of Family Psychology
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
    Psychological Assessment
    Psychological Bulletin
    Psychological Methods
    Psychological Review
    Psychology and Aging
    Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
    Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
    Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
    Rehabilitation Psychology
    Training and Education in Professional Psychology

    APA Specialty Journals
    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
    Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
    Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
    Families, Systems, and Health
    Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
    History of Psychology
    International Journal of Play Therapy
    International Journal of Stress Management
    Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
    Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
    Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
    Psychoanalytic Psychology
    Psychological Services
    Psychology of Men and Masculinity
    Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training
    Review of General Psychology
    School Psychology Quarterly

    Canadian Psychological Association
    Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
    Canadian Psychology
    Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

    Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
    Crisis:The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
    European Journal of Psychological Assessment
    European Psychologist
    Experimental Psychology
    Journal of Psychophysiology
    Journal of Individual Differences
    Journal of Media Psychology
    Methodology: European
    Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
    Swiss Journal of Psychology
    Zeitschrift für Psychologie/Journal of Psychology

    To see a list of coverage dates for each journal, please click here

    * Cover to cover searching of each article, including every graphic and every caption; tables of contents; errata; and letters to the editor
    * In-depth subject treatment, from general psychology to more specialized topics, as well as basic, clinical and applied research
    * Direct links to PsycARTICLES from your Ovid and SilverPlatter platform databases, such as PsycINFO®, CINAHL® and MEDLINE®
    * One-click linking between full text articles
    * PsycARTICLES search limit for Ovid PsycINFO subscribers

    Collections for PsycARTICLES (OVJ3-37-37):

    * PsycARTICLES - database display of journals

    Broad Subjects:
    Clinical Medicine; Behavioral & Social Sciences; Life Sciences

    Specific Subjects:
    Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Behavioral Science

Friday, 1 May 2009

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is live as from today, the National Library for Health (NLH) has become part of NHS Evidence.

After today the majority of the National Library for Health website functions will continue as people currently know them – however the website has been rebranded in both colour (blue) and in name – NHS Evidence information resources. The NLH URL will still reroute people to the site for the time being and also be able to be redirected from the NHS Evidence portal to the information resources website.