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Merry Christmas

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The  ICH Library staff would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all our library users

New EndNote FAQs on our library webpage

We have added a new  FAQs page on our library webpage in order to answer the most common EndNote queries we get in the library. Please see the following link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/services/library/services_and_facilities/training/endnote-faqs

Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations is a way for authors to track their citation metrics. Authors can identify their articles by selecting one or more groups of articles that are computed statistically. Please see the official Google Scholar Blog for more information: http://googlescholar.blogspot.com/2011/11/google-scholar-citations-open-to-all.html.

Adding details of UCL's electronic journal holdings to your results in PubMed

You can now link directly from your results in PubMed to the UCL Library Services journal holdings. To activate this, follow the instructions below.

1. Go to PubMed: http://www.pubmed.gov

2. Register for a My NCBI account if you have not already done so. To do this, click on the link on the My NCBI link at the top right of the screen and follow the instructions. If you already have a My NCBI account, sign in.

3. Once you are logged in (your username will appear on the top right of the screen), click the My NCBI link on the top right of the screen

4. Scroll down to Filters and click on “manage filters” at the bottom of the page

5. Where it says “select category” select the linkout radio button

6. Type UCL in the search box (where it says “search with term” )

7. UCL Library services will come up

8. Tick both boxes (Filter and Link Icon)

9. Once you start searching you will find a link to the full-text UCL resources on the right hand side of your search.

For this to work on subsequent occasions, y…

The Lancet Global Health Portal

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The Lancet has launched a new portal providing access to all of its material on global health.

The site is free to access at www.thelancet.com/global-health

How to Practice Evidence-Based Child Health course 19th – 21st October 2011

This 3 day introductory course aims to help practitioners become more efficient at using the best available evidence in their clinical and policy decisions.

The course consists of plenary seminars, small group problem-solving and appraisal sessions and practical training sessions on searching the literature to support evidence-based practice.

Key features are an emphasis on multi-professional groups and a high tutor-participant ratio, with tutors such as Professor Ruth Gilbert, Director, Centre of Evidence-Based Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London.

Who Should Come?
The concepts taught apply to all areas of health and social care and therefore the course is suitable for any health or social care practitioner. Examples relevant to the care of children will be used throughout the course.
Previous experience in using research evidence to inform decisions is an advantage but not essential.

Cost: £450. Course materials and catering included.

For further details and how to…

New version of the Web of Knowledge and Web of Science

http://wok.mimas.ac.uk

The Web of Knowledge has been upgraded and includes the following new features:

• Automatic searching for spelling variations and name variants, e.g. singular and plural forms of words, English and American spellings.
• The ability to search for records using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
• Access to Researcher ID from within Web of Science, so that your published works can be directly added to Researcher ID.
• Free access to Endnote Web from Web of Science.
• A “Related Records” feature viewable in All Databases search results.
• A mobile site so that you can use Web of Knowledge from your phone: m.webofknowledge.com
• The citation report now includes an “Average Citation Count per Paper” column and a “Sum of the Times Cited without Self-Citations” count.

More information about the changes can be found at: http://wokinfo.com/wok5/faq/

Latest version of the TRIP Database

A new version of TRIP has just been released - http://www.tripdatabase.com

There are some new features, including:
• Translate introduced, allowing users to translate the search results and subsequent links into one of six languages (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Welsh).
• DOI (Digital object identifier) is displayed, this is to facilitate the identification of full-text articles.
• Clinical trials are now highlighted via a link to clinicaltrials.gov. The search term used on the site is sent to guidelines.gov and the results returned to TRIP.
• Clinical calculators related to the search terms are now displayed.
• The ability to restrict the results to new research only.
• The site is significantly faster
• New results page design
• Incorporating new content including medical education, and patient decision aids as well as enhanced content from social media and videos (now over 6,100)

eUCLid and eBooks now on eAccess service

eUCLid (the library catalogue) has been added to the list of library catalogues on the eAccess machines this means that users will be able to browse the catalogue from the machines without having to search separately on another PC.

Also there is now an Electronic Books option on the eAccess service (below Electronic Journals) which allows access to UCL's eBooks through eUCLid.

How to report problems with the UCL ejournals

UCL ejournals problems can now be reported using the following problem report form: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/e-res_prob.php

This form is linked to the SFX menus and ejournals pages as well as being linked to our ejournals page:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/services/library/journals

The form automatically provides the ejournal team with information about the user's location and status, and is sent to members of the IS group as well as the ejournals team, both making for a more streamlined response.

Pilot project extends access to electronic resources across UCL Partners to end of 2011

A pilot programme has been jointly established between Academic Health Science Centres (including UCL Partners) and key science, technology and medicine publishers, co-ordinated by JISC Collections (the UK academic community e-content procurement and negotiation service).
The pilot allows universities at the centre of AHSCs to extend access to selected subscribed content for their partner NHS organisations. The pilot is running until the end of 2011 in the first instance.

Access is available for all staff of Great Ormond Street to the following UCL subscribed resources to the end of 2011 in the first instance:

• ca. 60 Nature Publishing Group journals
• ca. 250 Adis and Lippincott journals via OVID Online
• Several hundred journals and the Scopus database from Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
• ca. 1,900 SpringerLink journals
• Thomson-Reuters Web of Knowledge databases, including Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and BIOSIS Previews, as well as EndNote Web

NHS Athens accounts are req…

Where are UCL colour printers available?

Please follow the link below to find where colour printers for UCL students and staff are available:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/students/workrooms/printing/colour

Available Now: 2010 Journal Citation Reports

2010 JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS is now available through the Web of Knowledge.

JCR has even more regional content than the previous editions and provides a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science.

The 2010 JCR includes:
•More than 10,000 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 238 disciplines
•Nearly 2,500 publishers and 84 countries represented
•Over 1,300 regional journals
•1,075 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor

UCL Software available now from UCL website

Software can be downloaded from the UCL software page at the link below:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/common/software (Staff Link)

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/students/windows/software (Students)

Please note the terms and conditions regarding the licensing of the software. The majority of the software is for use on UCL owned computers only. You will need a UCL used ID and password to access the software.

All software CD’s have now been removed from the library

Water fountain available in the corridor outside the library

A water fountain is now available in the corridor outside the library on the second floor.
Please Remember that no other food or drink is allowed in the library, only bottled water.

How to use the GOSH encrypted stick on the e-access machines

1-Before you do anything, insert your encrypted stick in the USB slot.

2-Wait till you get the USB Locked Icon, then click where it says USB Locked, click here.

3-Now log in and enter your password to unlock the device.

4-Minimize the MXI software window and click launch journals to access the e-resources as normal.

5-To save your articles click on:
USB drive # 1 (X:)
if you have an old GOSH encrypted stick

USB drive # 2 (Y:)
if you have a new GOSH encrypted stick

6-When you are finished, log out of the electronic resources,
then click on the USB icon to log out of MXI access as well and lock your device.

Both GOSH encrypted sticks now working on the e-access machines

Both GOSH encrypted sticks are now working on the library e-access machines. We recently had problems as the e-access machines wouldn’t recognize the new GOSH encrypted stick. The problem has now been resolved by UCL ISD and GOSH staff can use both encrypted sticks in order to download UCL ejournals articles

Access to other libraries - for UCL staff and students

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Details of how to access non-UCL libraries can be found on the UCL Library Services website at
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/otheraccess.shtml

UCL Research Publications Service (RPS)

The UCL Research Publications Service (RPS) is the new way for UCL researchers to manage their publications, available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/publications. It helps you to keep an up-to-date and complete list of your publications with the minimum of effort, and use it for personal profiles, H-index calculations, grant submissions, promotion applications, research assessments, etc. It also allows you to easily upload the full text of your publications to UCL Discovery (formerly UCL E-Prints).

UCL Discovery

UCL Eprints has been transformed into UCL Discovery, which showcases UCL's research publications, giving access to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, digital web resources, theses and much more, from all UCL disciplines.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments now available to GOSH staff

Great Ormond Street staff can now access Health and Psychosocial Instruments with a GOSH NHS Athens username and password.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences and organizational behaviour.

To access Health and Psychosocial Instruments go to http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens/redirect.cgi, log in with your Athens username and password and select Health and Psychosocial Instruments from the list.

From this list you can also access the following resources in addition to the healthcare databases available through NHS Evidence:
Maternity and infant careSocial policy and practiceUCL staff and students can access all these resources via the library's website. (Off-site access requires a UCL userid and password).

How to Practise Evidence based Child Health course, 16-18 May 2011

This 3 day introductory course aims to help practitioners become more efficient at using the best available evidence in their clinical and policy decisions.

The course consists of plenary seminars, small group problem-solving and appraisal sessions and practical training sessions on searching the literature to support evidence-based practice. Key features are an emphasis on multi professional groups and a high tutor-participant ratio, with tutors such as Professor Ruth Gilbert, Director, Centre of Evidence-Based Child Health, UCL-Institute of Child Health, London.

Who Should Come? The concepts taught apply to all areas of health and social care and therefore the course is suitable for any health or social care practitioner. Examples relevant to the care of children will be used throughout the course. Previous experience in using research evidence to inform decisions is an advantage but not essential.

Cost: £450.Course materials and catering included.

For Further Details and How to Apply,…

24 hour opening at the UCL Main and Science Libraries

24 hour opening for the 2011 exam period will run from Wednesday 27th April to Friday 10th June 2011 inclusive, in the UCL Main and Science Libraries.

Details will appear shortly on posters and at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening.shtml.