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Free e-journal access for UCL Alumni

In  partnership with UCL Library Services, the Development and Alumni Relations Office can now offer UCL alumni free access to thousands of online academic journals. To start using the digital libraries, please click on the links below and enter your Alumni Web Community (AWC) log-in and password when prompted.  Information about the terms and conditions of use can be found online, together with the answers to frequently asked questions.

JSTOR hosts back issues of more than 2,000 academic journals from the social sciences, humanities and sciences. Back issues are defined by JSTOR as those published more than five years ago.
Sage's portfolio contains more than 750 journals spanning the humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.
Project Muse
  Project Muse provides access to 500 journals across the
  humanities and social sciences.

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Merry Christmas

The UCL ICH Library staff wish all our Library users a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

UCL Institute of Child Health Library self-issue official opening

Our new Self-Issue terminal was officially opened on Friday 20th November The system has been in operation since September, and has been very successful so far, so we thought this achievement was worthy of an official launch and celebration. Anastasia  Bow-Bertrand, MSc student, was recruited to  cut the red ribbon of  our new self-issue terminal which enables all staff and students to borrow and return books when the library is open. We would like to thank everybody who contributed to the system’s introduction and who made the launch such a success.

Self-issue terminal now live at ICH

The Library's Platinum Green Impact Award


Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

UCL now has a subscription to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy. This has been added to the list of UCL databases

Remote access to UCL e-resources by GOSH staff

live@UCL Login Rename for UCL users

During Summer 2015 the way UCL  users  log into  email and other Office365 services will change. At the moment, the username is in the format, but after the change, it will be

Noise in the Reading Room this week

As part of the UCL Library project to introduce self-issuing of books across all sites, staff from 3M will be working on our book and journal collections from today. This will cause some disturbance for our readers. Work has started in the Reading Room and we anticipate that 3M staff will have completed this area by the end of the week, after which they will move into the main part of the library.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause, but it has necessarily been timed to take place over the summer, when the library is less busy. We will post further updates as the work progresses.

Changes to the Inter Library Loan procedure

Due to changes in copyright law it is no longer necessary to complete a Copyright Declaration form when collecting your Inter Library Loan.

Users are now able to acknowledged copyright compliance by clicking the appropriate button on the online Inter Library Loan request form.

We will only be able to process a request if the copyright declaration has been accepted . If you reject the declaration, a member of staff will contact you to discuss the request further.

Latest journal impact factors released

Thomson Reuters have released the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), listing over 11,000 peer reviewed journals from 237 disciplines and 82 countries, with 272 journals receiving an impact factor for the first time. JCR uses citation counts to evaluate the impact of journals, aiming to present a systematic, objective review.

The unofficial guide to medical research, audit and teaching

We are pleased to report that Heather Chesters is a joint author of two book chapters on getting involved in research and on literature searching. The book is the sixth in the Unofficial Guides to Medicine series. It aims to prepare and equip junior doctors for their inevitable roles in research, audit and teaching.
Qureshi, Z; Tang, C-M and Fischbacher, C. 2015. The unofficial guide to medical research, audit and teaching (Unofficial guides to medicine). London, Zeshan Qureshi.