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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.