Monday, 17 August 2009

How to request an inter-library loan

Inter-library loans should be requested online.

You can fill in an online form via the UCL online catalogue at http://library.ucl.ac.uk

Click on the "ILL" option at the top of the library catalogue page. You will need to sign in with your libary barcode (on the back of your ID badge) and PIN number (ask at the library issue desk if you don't know your PIN).

Once you have signed in, choose the material type you want to request, either

  • book
  • conference proceeding
  • report
  • thesis
  • journal or journal article

Please complete a separate request form for each item:

  • multi-volume books - one form per volume required
  • journal articles - one form per article
  • multi-articles in a journal issue/conference proceedings - one form per issue/conference

Please note: UK copyright law does not allow more than one article to be photocopied from the same bound issue or volume.

Please remember to read and sign the copyright declaration if requesting a photocopy. To comply with UK copyright law the details and signature must be of the person who requires the photocopied material.

The cost remains at £3.00. If you are planning to pay with a grant, please state this in the box marked "extra information". The £3.00 ILL charge has to be paid on collection.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

How to reserve a book online

  • You can reserve books online only if ALL copies or all those copies with the same loan period are on loan in a particular library site.
  • You can request standard and one week loans, but NOT overnight or reference copies.
  • If a book is on loan to somebody else, a due date is shown on the eUCLid catalogue and a Request link is displayed. You are limited to three reservations at any one time.

To place the request via eUCLId:

1) From the eUCLid catalogue record select a copy of the book from the library site and with the loan period you want

2) Click on the Request link on the left-hand side of the screen

3) You will be prompted to enter the following
  • Barcode (= the number on the back of your library/UCL ID card)
  • PIN code = the four figure/letter code unique to you (ask at the library issue desk if you don't know yours)
  • Click Go
4) You will receive an email when the book is ready for you to collect from the issue desk. You have one week to collect an item, after which it will be returned to the shelves.
5) To cancel a request
  • To cancel a reservation, select Reservations to display your reequests.
  • Click on the blue number next to the book title
  • Click on the Delete Reservation button

When you have finished looking at your record, click Reset (at the top of the screen).

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

RefWorks available for NHS staff

RefWorks is now available for trialling for all staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital from 1st August to 31st October 2009.

RefWorks is a web based reference management software

In order to access it please follow this link https://www.refworks.com/RWSingle/login.asp?T=1
click on Athens users and enter your NHS Athens password

With RefWorks you can:
create your own personal database
import references from your institution's databases
automatically format your papers and bibliographies

For further information and training guides for RefWorks please visit http://www.refworks.com/content/webinars/default.asp