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EndNote - student discount

A student discount for purchasing a personal EndNote licence is now available again.
If you are a student and would like to purchase EndNote software to install on your personal computer, the discount is available from http://www.bilaney-consultants.co.uk/endnote-chest
The price for students is currently £75 for a CD, or £72 for a direct download. You will need to enter your UCL email address when prompted.

Changes to the DynaMed App installation process

DynaMed have simplified the process for downloading and installing the DynaMed App. Please follow the below instructions: 
1.Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
2.Open a browser and Log in to DynaMed at https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/user/login using your NHS Athens account. Alternatively login to Athens directly and navigate to DynaMed via ‘My Resources’.
3.Once you are logged into DynaMed, click on the mobile link and enter your email address. The link is located in the top toolbar.  An authentication key will be emailed to you.
4.Open the DynaMed email from the device on which you wish to install the app.
5.Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app. Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.
6.Dynamed is ready to use!
Feel free to contact the library if you require any help.

New Colour Printer

We are pleased to announce that the library has a new colour printer that replaces the black and white machine in the main cluster area.

The new printer, which also functions as a scanner and copier, promises to be faster, greener and more reliable than the previous device.

Wellcome Medical Heritage Library Project

Beall's List of Questionable, Scholarly Open-Access Publishers

Beall's List is a website compiled and updated byJeffrey Beall, who is a librarian based at the University of Colorado. His website lists "questionable, scholarly open-access publishers", often referred to as "predatory publishers" since they require up-front fees for "publishing" scholarly articles. The purpose of Beall's List is to draw attention to these titles so that authors can "decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards".

Beall's List also describes the criteria for determining predatory publishers, and may be viewed here (pdf document).

The list emphasizes that journal publishers (and journals) change their business and editorial practices over time. Therefore the list is kept up-to-date but may not reflect "sudden, unreported, or unknown enhancements".