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Explore Problem Report Form

For questions or problems relating to using Explore, accessing electronic resources or logging in via the UCL e-resources login screen, please use the form located here:

New Library Food and Drink Regulations

The library’s food and drink rules are as follows: In all areas of the library, apart from the quiet reading room:  water, lidded drinks, cold snacks and sweets, are all allowed.Hot, messy or smelly food is not allowed.In the Quiet Reading Roomonly water is allowed and a fine of £5 will be imposed for violations.Library users are asked to clean up after themselves and to act with consideration for other people.A fine of £5 will be imposed for violations.Fines are donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. These regulations were introduced in August 2014 and they represent a significant liberalisation of our rules.Previously no food or drink, apart from water, was allowed anywhere in the library. We would like to ask our users to respect the rules and to act in consideration of their fellow library users. Many Thanks.

Title Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review

The full text is freely available here:
The authors identified 25 studies, all of which were conducted in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the UK, and USA. There is clearly a need for similar research in low- and middle-income countries ABSTRACT
Objective: To assess the effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes.

Materials: and methods Medline, CINAHL, ERIC, LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception to June 2013. Studies involving librarian-provided services for patients encountering the healthcare system, healthcare providers, or researchers were eligible for inclusion. All librarian-provided services in healthcare settings were considered as an intervention, including hospitals, primary care settings, or public hea…

New Library Chairs!

We are pleased to announce that we have replaced all of the old computer chairs in the library.

We hope you find the new chairs comfortable!

Child Health Booster - an Endnote case study

Endnote has published a case study on our successful implementation of a site licence for colleagues at GOSH. Called "Child Health Booster", it describes the new site-wide licence giving medical staff at GOSH the same access to class-leading bibliography software as their academic colleagues. The full case study can be read here.

DynaMed App

DynaMed can now be accessed using an iOS or Android device.

The app is available to NHS staff who have a valid NHS Athens Account and provides all of the functionality of the desktop based software in a handy mobile form.

Instructions on how to download and install DynaMed to your smartphone can be found here:

You will need a serial number in order to complete your registration. Please visit us at the library to obtain one.

DynaMed now available

We are pleased to announce that NHS users now have access to DynaMed, the most current evidence-based clinical information solution, via the NHS Athens account.

DynaMed provides clinicians with current, unbiased and relevant clinical information allowing physicians to make the best possible decisions for their patients.

For more information or to access the resource follow the below link and login using your NHS Athens password:
DynaMed is also available as an app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Click below to find out more information:

NHS trial access to medical research

A pilot trial  lasting for a year will allow staff working across the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland free trial access to some of the most respected medical and scientific journals.
Information about  the launch of the pilot has been released by JISC and by NICE.
The publishers who have agreed to take part include: AAAS, Annual Reviews, Elsevier, IOP Publishing, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Press, Royal Society of Chemistry and Springer.
For more information please contact

Library App

We are pleased to announce the launch this week of the ICH Medical App Library; a free app for smartphones and tablets that delivers an up to date and growing list of trusted and relevant medical apps and mobile resources right at your fingertips.

Browse, discover and download the best apps in the following categories:
Medical Database Apps Medical Journal Apps Clinical Apps BMJ Apps NICE Apps General Library Apps
Paediatrics Apps
Currently only available on Android devices. Click below to download from Google Play or speak to a member of staff.


The library is no longer available to offer binding facilities.
Please see the following links for alternatives:


SILVER Green Impact Award for the Library

We are pleased to announce that the Library was awarded a SILVER at the UCL Green Impact Awards Ceremony which took place on 10th June.
Green Impact is an annual programme that empowers staff and students to improve their departments’ environmental performance and boost the sustainability literacy of peers and colleagues. 32 teams received awards at the ceremony at the Grant Museum of Zoology.

Google search tips

You may find the following tips helpful when searching Google:

Finding up-to-date information
If you’re researching a topic and want to check the most up-to-date information available, click the News tab at the top of the results page. This will show recent news articles featuring your search term.

Search a site
Some websites’ own search functions are poor, but you can also search them direct from the Google home page. Type your search term followed by "site:" and then the address of the website you want to search, for example "MMR". Then only results from the website you include will display.

Search by file type
Did you know you can search by the type of file you’re looking for, which is perfect if you’re searching for a PowerPoint presentation or a PDF file. Just type your search term followed by "filetype:" and then the document’s extension, so "ppt" for PowerPoint, eg "asthma filetype:ppt".

Searching for images

The Besser Collection

Due to the relocation of the Hospital Museum & Archive to York House, we have accepted this collection of material so that it remains accessible to staff of the Hospital, the Institute, and to interested visitors. The collection was donated to the Hospital some years ago by the late Dr Felix Besser, former dermatologist and Hon. Archivist to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The collection covers material on paediatrics, medicine, midwifery, nursing, and the history of medicine. Therefore a new designation is being added to our catalogue which will refer to the Besser collection. These items are for reference use only and the majority of the books from this collection have distinctive yellow bookplates. 
Any queries about this collection should be referred to John Clarke in the first instance.
For enquiries about the relocated Archives, please contact the Archivist, Nick Baldwin direct on 020 7405 9200 ext. 5920.

Mobile Apps and Resources

The ICH Library website now contains details of a wide range of mobile apps and resources that are available to NHS and UCL users.
The list covers a range of important mobile resources including Medical Databases, Medical Journals, Clinical information, NICE/BMJ guidance and General Library Apps. Details of each app are provided along with price, availability and links to downloads and further information.
This resource can be found at:

Indiastat datasets available to UCL staff and students

Indiastat ( is a gateway to comprehensive and authentic socio-economic information related to India. This is the mother site of a cluster of 57 websites delivering socio-economic data about India and its states, covering various sectors.

A username and password are required to access Indiastat. UCL staff and students can use their UCL computer account to access this username and password from:

ClinicalKey - trial

ClinicalKey trial (giving access to over 1,000 e-books and other e-resources)
UCL has a trial to ClinicalKey until 1st August 2014
ClinicalKey brings together much of Elsevier's published medical and surgical content in one resource, giving access to over 1000 e-books, treatment monographs, systematic reviews, and over 13,000 videos and millions of images. ClinicalKey also includes over 500 e-journals, although most e-journals are already accessible via UCL’s subscriptions. Content is updated daily.
The ClinicalKey content can be searched alongside Medline and records through a simple Google-like interface. Many searches produce thousands of results in text, image or video format. Guidelines, procedures videos, point-of-care information or systematic reviews are often brought to the top of the results. The resource allows users to search a large number of quality sources for research and teaching purposes.
Select ClinicalKey (under C) at…

Past MSc dissertation abstracts available online

Abstracts of past MSc dissertations held by the Library are now available online via our website:

The Library holds past dissertations from the following course programmes:
MSc Advanced Cardiorespiratory PhysiotherapyMSc Advanced Paediatric PhysiotherapyMSc Applied and Clinical Paediatric NeuropsychologyMSc Child and Adolescent Mental HealthMSc Global Health and DevelopmentMSc International Child Health MRes in Biomedicine The full text copies of all the dissertations listed on the website are available for reference use in the Library.

BoB - the online TV and Radio resource

UCL now has a full subscription to BoB, the online TV and Radio resource: UCL students and staff can record and share broadcast material; they can also create clips to use in teaching.  The programmes are saved indefinitely on BoB and you can access the archived clips and programmes from other users.*
 It covers several  subject areas.  Serious legal issues (; Radio starring a well known Anthropology Professor
There are some video tutorials on the BoB homepage

Small collection of education ebooks for GOSH staff

GOSH staff have now have access to a small collection of education ebooks via ebrary:
ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (2nd Edition)  Coaching Skills : A Handbook Understanding Medical Education : Evidence, Theory and Practice  Effective Interprofessional Education : Development, Delivery, and EvaluationClinical Supervision In The Medical Profession : Structured Reflective PracticeCareer CounsellingImproving Workplace LearningRoutledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision : Fundamental International Themes
These are available via an NHS Athens password. This collection also forms part of the Faculty Development Virtual Collection:

How to buy Endnote at a discounted price with the Educational Licence for UCL

Go to on Academic Discount - Adept4Education LoginFind and select - University College LondonEnter your UCL username and password You can either download the software straight away for £60 or buy the disk to install at £62.50

How to buy Endnote at a discounted price with the Educational Licence for GOSH staff

Go to on Academic Discount - Adept4Education LoginFind and select Great Ormond Street Hospital Enter your NHS Athens password You can either download the software straight away for £60 or buy the disk to install at £62.50

Guidance for GOSH consultants: honorary contracts and UCL passwords

Any queries about Honorary Contracts should be addressed to ICH HR: 020 7905 2630 
If you already have an honorary contract you should contact the ICH Information Systems Unit to a UCL username and password; 020 7905 2624
You will also need to collect a UCL ID card (you need this to use the library and for access to UCL premises). This can be collected from:
UCL Security Systems
Andrew Huxley Building

An alternative guide to the new NHS in England

An easy to understand alternative guide to the new NHS in England by The King's fund:  
This captures the complexity  of the new health system but it is presented in a simple and informative way. 

Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in NHS Library & Knowledge Services

We are very pleased to announce that  during the recent judging of the Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in NHS Library and Knowledge Services 2013-14, two of our LQAF submissions were commended for good/best practice. Our successful submissions, entered by Grazia Manzotti, were:

(1) our self-guided smartphone tour of the library and
(2) making Endnote software available to all GOSH staff

The judging panel comprises a number of SHA Library Leads and Library Service Managers, and competition for these awards is very high. Further details of all the submissions can be seen here.

Our Certificates of Commendation are on display in the Library.

Last year we also won a commendation for good/best practice, details of which can be seen here.

WiFi available to Great Ormond Street Library members

WiFi is now available to Great Ormond Street members of the ICH Library. The log in is via UCL Guest  available from the Library Enquiry Desk.  For more information on UCL Guest please see the following webpage: GOSH staff need to register with the Library before being issued with log in.

Endnote X7 Software is now available for GOSH staff

Endnote X7 Software is now available on GOSH-owned PCs EndNote is a program that works with Microsoft Word to automatically format in-text citations and end-of-paper reference lists with your chosen Style (Vancouver, Harvard, etc.). Endnote can also be used to download and store citations records from different sources such as PubMed. By storing citations in an EndNote Library you can: Automatically insert well-formatted citations into your paper Automatically reformat citation style in one click Search live within your EndNote Library Sort yourlibrary by author, title or date Why not book yourself onto one of the Library Endnote training course to get up and running with the software in no time Follow the link below for a list of courses: To access EndNote from your GOSH computer please log a call with the ICT Service desk: For more information on Endnote please contact Grazia Manzott…