Thursday, 28 January 2010

Reminder: How to obtain a UCL badge

In order to borrow the CDs from the library you will need a UCL ID card. Please follow this link to see the format of the UCL ID cards:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/efd/security/systems/identity-cards/

Cards are issued by Security Systems in the Andrew Huxley Building. Directions to the office can be seen by clicking on the link to a map below: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/efd/about/maps/125.gif

The office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm.

You need bring one form of personal identification (e.g. bank card, driving licence, your ICH/GOSH card) You do not need to bring a photo.

Security Systems will take your photograph before your card is issued.

Please see the following link for more information:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/efd/security/systems/identity-cards/

New Software Available for UCL Owned PC's

The following site licensed software titles are now available to borrow from the ICH Library. To borrow a software title please call in to the ISU to complete a software licence agreement form. Take the completed form to the Library to borrow the software. Please note you will need a UCL ID badge to borrow software from the Library, the ICH ID badge cannot be used for this purpose. To obtain a UCL ID badge please see the instructions at the end of this email.

Software available includes:

MS Project 2007 for Windows

MS Office 2007 for Windows

MS Office 2003 for Windows

Reference Manager 12 for Windows

End Note X3 for Windows

SPSS 18 for Windows

SPSS 17 for Windows

MS Office 2008 for Mac 10.4.9 or later

MS Office 2004 for Mac 10.2.8 or later

End Note X3 for Mac 10.5.6 or later

End Note X2 for Mac 10.4 to 10.5 Only

SPSS 18 for Mac 10.6 or later (Intel Only)

SPSS 17 for Mac 10.4 to 10.5 (Intel Only)

SPSS 16 for Mac 10.4 to 10.5 (Power PC and Intel)

Please note the following titles can ONLY be installed on UCL-owned computers. The software titles cannot be installed on any personal computers or home computers with the exception of SPSS. If you require any of the software above for your personal or home computer see the details for purchasing software at the following link. Click on the appropriate link on this page based on if you are staff or student.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/purchasing/software/howto

Friday, 15 January 2010

UK PubMed Central Open Beta service now live

The UK PubMed Central Open Beta service is now live at http://beta.ukpmc.ac.uk

Recently lauched in London it provides a unique, free information resource for biomedical and health researchers. The updated site has additional functionality, features and content. It includes grant reporting and manuscript submission tools presented through a re-designed interface.

Feedback is welcomed and you are encouraged to use the feedback feature which appears on every page of the new site.

New list of training dates for GOSH staff

A new comprehensive training program for GOSH staff is available. It includes:

-using Reference Manager
-searching for evidence-based literature to support clinical audit or clinical governance
-using databases like Medline and CINAHL to support clinical decision making
-setting up current awareness alerts to help you keep up to date with the best evidence in your area
-critically appraising the literature

Follow this link for a list of dates:
http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/services_and_facilities/internal/library/services/training/Training%20dates%20Jan-Jun%202010.pdf

Training sessions are held in one of the training or seminar rooms in Weston House. The exact location will be confirmed when you book your place. Please make a booking by contacting the library on x2424 or by email library@ich.ucl.ac.uk

For any questions about training please contact
Grazia Manzotti, Deputy Librarian and Nursing and Allied Health Liason
x2424, g.manzotti@ich.ucl.ac.uk

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Upgrades to the Trip database

A quick update on some new features of the TRIP database(www.tripdatabase.com):

The TRIP Database is a clinical search engine designed to allow clinicians to quickly find answers to their clinical questions using the best available evidence.

Search history - allows the easy creation of combination searches

Related articles - Under each search result is a 'Related' link that works in a similar way to PubMed's related articles. Basically, you find an article you like and pressing 'Related' returns results that are semantically similar.

Labs (http://www.tripdatabase.com/labs) - Two features in this:

1) Search wizard (http://www.tripdatabase.com/search/wizard) - a search based on the PICO model.
2) Related articles (http://www.tripdatabase.com/search/related) - using the same technology as the related articles mentioned above.