Thursday, 30 September 2010

New UCL Institute of Child Health Library website

The Institute of Child Health library website has been completely revised and re-launched in order to follow the style of the new institute of Child Health website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich. The new Institute of Child Health homepage fits with the UCL brand template that ICH had been asked to adopt by the faculty and it provides access to the information which academic and research staff were asked to complete on research interest and publications which is available via the "people" tab.

The link of the new library website is the following: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/services/library.

The website is based on UCL's Silva Content Management System. Silva is a CMS for organizations that manage multiple or complex websites and it is fairly easy to use.

The changeover gave us the opportunity to update all our pages and also to create new pages.

We are still working on some of the content and on some pictures. We do welcome comments and feedback. Please email your comments and feedback to Grazia Manzotti at g.manzotti@ucl.ac.uk

Changes to UCL Library Services website

The UCL Library Services homepage has been redesigned for the start of the 2010-2011 academic session.

Now with a cleaner look and feel, the new page allows you to perform an instant search within a chosen resource and an 'In focus' section highlights items which we think might be of particular interest.

In addition, the four main categories of information have been renamed Libraries and collections, Using the library, Electronic resources and About us and hover menus provide quick access to key pages under each heading.

Library Services hope you like the changes they have made. Please note that if you are unable to find a page or piece of information which you have used previously you can e-mail them at: library [AT] ucl.ac.uk

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

BMJ Best Practice -Trial for GOSH

Best Practice - http://bestpractice.bmj.com as well as being available for ICH users is now available to Great Ormond Street staff on a trial basis till 31 December 2010.

Best Practice combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in healthcare, taking a patient-focused approach that covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. To access it within the Institute you just need to click on the link above and to access it off-site you would need your UCL username and password.

Great Ormond Street staff have access to it on a trial basis till 31 December. In order to access it from GOSH or off-site an NHS Athens password is required.

To access it please click on the following link: http://bestpractice.bmj.com

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Metalib new features

MetaLib has been upgraded and new features including a new QuickSearch module, an ExpertSearch for tailored subject searches and new search results options have been introduced.

For more information about the new features, please visit the MetaLib information page: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/metalib.shtml

Eduroam- the new UCL wireless service

Connect to UCL's wireless service using eduroam, accessible across the UCL campus and UCL buildings located throughout London.

RoamNet, the old wireless system will continue to run until September 2011, but it no longer supported. The advice of ISD if you have problems is to switch to eduroam.

For more information on Eudoram please see the following webpage:

BMJ Best Practice - UCL access

Following a successful trial, UCL now has access to BMJ Best Practice - http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice

Best Practice combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in healthcare, taking a patient-focused approach that covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.