Keep up to date with your library news. The Library provides information support and informations skills training for staff and students at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and the staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Windows in the reading room
We are happy to announce that all the windows in the reading room have now been unsealed so lots of fresh air is coming through the reading room. The reading room will be now much more comfortable.
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library will be having a complete makeover this summer. To carry out this work we will be closing from the 19 June until mid-August.
What services will available while the library is shut?library staff will be available to help students and staff in the Wolfson Centrescheduled training sessions will carry on as advertisedstaff will also be available for one to one support
Where else can I study?
You can use any of UCL’s libraries. The closest one is the School of Pharmacy Library
What about borrowing books & using the MSc. dissertations held in the library? What about returning books?
Unfortunately, the library will be a building site and entry will not be permitted for library staff or users. Borrowing will not be possible and we regret that we cannot operate a fetching service.
Please borrow all the books you need before the 19th June, they won’t be due before 25th September. If you need to return your books before the li…
UCL and Great Ormond Street hospital now have access to Emcare (Ovid)
Emcare (Ovid) covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions. The database includes international coverage and unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases, including more than a thousand journals not covered by Embase.
3,700+ international journals indexed1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databasesNearly 5 million records dating back to 1995Up to 250,000 records/citations added each yearBroadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.70% of records have online abstractsMore than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH
We regularly review our library service provision to
staff, students and external visitors. One aspect of the service which was
reviewed via a benchmarking exercise during the latter part of last year was
the loan allowance for all library users. UCL Library Committee agreed
in December 2015 that the loan limit for staff at UCL will be set at 40 items
from 1 September 2016. This change maintains a generous limit for staff,
whilst balancing this against the need to manage the Library’s print stock and
ensure that it is available for users at the point of need.