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Scanner available in the Library for Great Ormond Street staff

Scanning is now available in the library for Great Ormond Street staff as well as UCL users. The scanner is attached to one of the GOSH PCs.

World Bank eLibrary Trial

The Library has a trial to World Bank eLibrary until 31st December 2013. The eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete back-list of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s.

The eLibrary can be found at

Please try out this resource and feedback any comments to the Library.

How to access EndNote X7 via Desktop@UCL

Desktop@UCL is the new Desktop Service that is available on public computers at UCL.
Information about remote access to Desktop@UCL can be found at The Desktop can be accessed remotely by staff and students with a UCL computer account. Access is either by logging in through the Web, or by installing software on your own computer.
Once you have logged into Desktop@UCL:
·click on the white + sign (at the left of the screen) ·click on Applications E-L ·Click on EndNote – APP (beneath the EndNote 7 heading) ·Double click on the EndNote icon that appears on your desktop to start using EndNote
Other applications can be accessed in the same way. If you wish to use Microsoft Word with EndNote, you will need to use it within Desktop@UCL. If you wish to import references from online resources into EndNote, you will need to use a browser within Desktop@UCL.
Work saved to the “N” drive, can be accessed, both onsite at UCL and offsite.

How to Redirect UCL Emails to Another Address

We are posting this information which may be of particular interest to colleagues in GOSH who normally access their NHS email account. To ensure you don't miss important emails from UCL (eg reminders to renew your UCL computer account), you can redirect your UCL emails to your NHS account (or any other email account) by following these steps.

1. Login to your live@UCL account in Outlook Web.
2. Click on Settings [the gearwheel icon] > Options > Organize Email > Inbox Rules
3. On the Inbox Rules tab, click on the + sign
4. Under When the message arrives, select Apply to all messages
5. Under Do the following, select Redirect the message to
6. Select the email address you want your email to be sent to by double-clicking it in the address book view. If the email address you want to redirect to isn't listed in the address book, you can enter the email address in the To line at the top of the window.
7. Click OK to save your selections and return to the New rule window.

Britannia Image Quest

UCL has purchased  access to Britannia Image Quest -
Britannica Image Quest is an online image library which contains images from over 40 of the world’s best providers including National Geographic, Getty Images, National History Museum and many more. All the images are rights-cleared so that users can easily search and use the images within an academic environment. •Over 2.45 million high resolution images, from 46 of the worlds leading sources worldwide. •All comprehensively categorised according to subjects •Images are all rights-cleared so they can be incorporated in any academic work or within power point presentations.
Please see the flier at additional information

British Cartoon Archive

What students really do in libraries

There is an interesting paper published in The Reference Librarian which investigates what American College students spend their time doing when in the library. The findings include: reading print material (18.8%), perusing social media (11.4%), visiting non-educational websites (9.3%), viewing online library materials (5.9%), working collaboratively (5.6%), texting (4.1%), reading news websites (2.6%), watching YouTube videos (2.1%), shopping online (1.1%), and sleeping (0.7%).

Since this is an observational study, the authors seem unable to determine whether all (or most) of these activities are related to course assignments.

Lancet Global Health journal launched

The Lancet Global Health is a new online gold open access journal.

The journal will publish high-quality original research, commentary and correspondence with direct relevance to practitioners and communities in low- and middle-income countries.

An associated Global Health Blog is available. The blog aims to encourage discussion of a wide range of relevant and practical global health topics.

2012 Journal Citation Reports Data Release available now

Please be advised of the release of the latest issue of Journal Citation Reports which provides 2012 data and is now available.
Further information about this 2013 release cab be found here:
Get the facts about Journal Citation Reports at:
To access it please follow this link:

Child health app (for iPhone and iPad)

Public Health England have released a new app that allows you to access Child health profiles via your iPhone or iPad. Child Health Profiles  give a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England, using key health indicators. Users can compare this information to local, regional and national data.  (Click on the link above to access the full website and see more details about the service.) The app will help people working in health and social care improve the health and wellbeing of children and reduce inequalities, by giving clear and simple information about the current picture in a local area. Data in the app covers a wide range of issues affecting child health, from levels of childhood obesity, teenage pregnancy and underage drinking, to hospital admissions, educational performance and youth crime- The app is free to download and can be obtained directly from iTunes or go t…

UCL full-text links from the Trip Database

The Trip Database ( is a freely available clinical search engine. It is designed to find high-quality research evidence to support clinical practice and/or care.

UCL staff and students can now link directly from search results to full-text publications subscribed to by UCL.

To enable UCL full-text links:
Go to the Trip Database homepage and click on Sign up to create a free Trip account.Once you are logged in, click on Settings in the top right corner of the screen.Scroll down to the heading Your institutions (optional).Select University College London from the first Select an institution drop-down menu.Click on Save changes. A UCL link will then appear beneath each of your search results:

Secondary double glazing

Secondary double glazing has been installed inside the metal windows along the Guilford Street and Lamb's Conduit Street elevations to the main part of the library. This is part of an ongoing programme to improve temperature levels in this part of the library, following on from the problems experienced last winter. The new glazing incorporates sliding panels so that when (or if) we get a hot summer, the external windows may still be opened.

The radiators will be replaced in due course, and it is planned to add similar glazing to the wooden framed windows near the photocopiers in due course.

Global Health Database - Trial

UCL has set up a trial of the online Global Health database. It can be accessed onsite from

The database is a specialist database focusing on public health research and practice. It indexes journals, reports, books and conferences and contains over 2 million records. It includes unique records that are not covered by PubMed (approximately 40%).

Please contact the library if you need any assistance with searching this database.

The trial will be running until 12th June.

UCL guidance on the RCUK Policy on Open Access to Research

From 1 April 2013, new requirements come into force for research papers funded by the Research Councils, following the introduction of the RCUK Policy on Open Access.

UCL guidelines on the implementation of the RCUK policy are now available to UCL researchers. The guidelines were drawn up by UCL Library Services in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) and explain how the RCUK policy will be implemented at UCL.

UCL Library Services has also produced a Publishing Guide for UCL authors, which includes guidance and tools to assist RCUK-funded authors.

Photocopying and scanning in the ICH Library

Multi-functional devices (MFDs) which allow UCL staff and students to print, scan (to a UCL email only) and photocopy will be rolled out at the Institute of Child Health Library this summer as part of the University wide print@ucl project. These devices are activated using the UCL ID card, and the free £12 print credit currently provided to all UCL students for their printing requirements, will now also be usable for photocopying - scanning will be free. UCL staff will have no restrictions on their printing, scanning and photocopying.
UCL students wishing to top up their balance, will either be able to do this online – as is currently the case with printing – or via a cash loader device which will be installed in the library.
Replacing the Institute of Child Health Library’s photocopiers with MFDs will benefit the UCL community by providing:

A single point of delivery for all print servicesContinuity in provision across most UCL LibrariesNewer and better equipment (includi…

Growing up in the UK

The BMA's latest major report Growing up in the UK builds on a report it published in 1999 called Growing Up in Britain. The BMA acknowledges that some progress has been made but is concerned these improvements are likely to be reversed. This link takes you to a page that reviews the key recommendations, where you can read the detailed analysis, and links to the full report.

The earlier report is held by the library and is shelved at WS 100 BRI.

Endnote for iPad

The EndNote for iPad app enables users to  view, edit, organize, and share bibliographic research material and PDFs on iPad. Using the app's "EndNoteSync" functionality with your EndNote Web and Desktop versions allows access to your EndNote library from multiple devices and platforms. More information, including frequently asked questions about the app, is available at EndNote for iPad includes: EndNoteSync to synchronize data to EndNote on other platformsWeb browser to search Web of Knowledge, Pubmed, and other sitesImporting capabilities for .ris, .nbib and other popular reference file formatsPDF viewer with freehand annotation capabilitiesViewing and editing options for references and file attachmentsSorting, searching, and grouping options for references and file attachmentsDropbox account integration (Dropbox account available separately)If you require training on  the Endnote app please contact  Grazia Manzotti. Training can be arranged on a…

Green Impact Award for the Library

We are pleased to announce that the Library was awarded a Bronze at the UCL Green Impact Awards Ceremony which took place on 24 April.

The programme encourages teams to undertake a number of actions to reduce their environmental impacts, thereby contributing to UCL's overall environmental sustainability programme. In 2011/12, 19 UCL teams signed up and completed actions as part of Green Impact. In 2012/13, 29 teams got involved in the programme and undertook actions ranging from the purchase of sustainable food to the use of UCL's waste reuse scheme, WarpIt. 
The photo shows the certificate and plaque held by Grazia Manzotti and Sui Jing Ly respectively at the awards ceremony. The certificate and plaque are currently on display at the entrance to the Library.

New online Web of Science tutorial

A new online Web of Science tutorial is available on the library website.  The tutorial is freely available  and it provides an introduction  to literature searching using Web of Science. It can also be viewed on iPads and on Android tablets. 

Please access the tutorial via our library webpage:
Additional tutorials will be available soon.

NICE Evidence Search replaces NHS Evidence

GOSH computers - Citrix printing

New Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service now live

The new Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is now live. The CKS service will provide regular updates to all topics and up to 10 new primary care topics each year.
CKS will be available to all users in the UK and can be found at