Showing posts from August, 2011

The Lancet Global Health Portal

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

The site is free to access at

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

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:
• 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:

Latest version of the TRIP Database

A new version of TRIP has just been released -

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 The search term used on the site is sent to 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:

This form is linked to the SFX menus and ejournals pages as well as being linked to our ejournals page:

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.