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Our mini Christmas tree

Our very mini Christmas tree is now topped with a star, a boy and a fairy. The last two: Peter Pan & Tinker Bell. (Author of Peter Pan statue image: CDP-GOSH, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

Trial access to Global Health (CABI)

UCL has trial access to Global Health until 5th November 2018. Global Health is a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research.

Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to the present.Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated.The database’s open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included.Global Health has a growing number of full text articles (over 90,000) from journals, conferences, and reports. Please send feedback on this resource to

Green sustainability gold award for the UCL Great Ormond Street institute of Child health Library

The UCL  Great Ormond Street institute of Child health Library got gold at the UCL Sustainability award 2018.   The award is a Blue Planet 2 inspired Sustainability Awards trophy. Artist Joanna Atherton created these sculptures out of plastics found during beach cleans. This can been admired in our glass cabinet at the entrance of our library. 

Changes to eShelf/Favourites in Explore

Please note: eShelf/Favourites functionality in Explore ( will be changing over the summer, due to an upgrade, and current lists will be reset. 

If you wish to keep your eShelf/Favourites records, please export them from Explore by Friday 17 August by following the steps outlined here

If you have any questions, please contact

MetaLib replacement, August 2018

The MetaLib service will be replaced at the end of August 2018. More information is provided below. ‘Find Resource’ will be replaced by a new service at the same location, the Databases page.‘Find e-Journal’ will be replaced by a new service within Explore.‘QuickSearch’/’ExpertSearch’ will not be part of the new service, as this technology has been superseded. Library Services' advice is either to use Explore, for searching across a range of data sources with relevance ranking, or to consult subject guides or your Subject Liaison Librarian named there, for relevant data sources for your needs.‘MyMetaLib’ will not be replaced. Please make a note of any resources you have bookmarked, in order to locate them through the new service in August. If you have scheduled searches, you may be able to replicate such alerting in individual databases.

ILL requests unavailable, 10th - 30th August

Please note that due to our library system migration there will be no new ILL requests possible from the 10th August until 30th August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Donate your Foreign and British stamp to RNIB

STAMPS FOR CHARITY Donate your Foreign and British stamp to RNIB