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New PubMed interface

When you visit PubMed, you will notice that a ‘New PubMed’ banner has appeared at the top of the screen.
This updated version of the PubMed interface will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version. The new interface is compatible with any size of screen and so provides better support for accessing content via mobile phones or tablets.
If you already have saved searches or alerts in legacy PubMed, you do not need to do anything. They will automatically transfer to the new interface.
Improvements to the new search interface include: Improved term mapping (to synonyms, British-American spelling, etc.).Unlimited truncation.Results are sorted by ‘best match’ as a default.The ‘Results by Year’ graph shows trends in literature over time.Better display and navigation options for search results.Export up to 10,000 references at once to EndNote or other reference management software.
More information can be found in November’s NLM TechnicalBulletin

UCL staff and students - download EndNote software to your own personal computer

Exciting news! It is now possible for UCL staff and students to download EndNote software onto a home personal computer (PC or Mac) from the UCL Software Database.

By doing so you are agreeing to the terms and conditions for home use of software. You will receive an email once you have downloaded it to inform you of this, which includes that you have to remove it from your computer when you leave UCL.
EndNote will also continue to be available on Desktop@UCL computers and on the UCL Remote Desktop.
A couple of things to note: When you download the software it is version X9 that is downloaded and when you open it you are then prompted to do update to X9.2, which is the latest version.If you normally use the Find Full Text option to automatically attach PDFs to references in your EndNote Library, the settings for searching for UCL-subscribed papers are not included in the download. You will need to add them themselves following the instructions in our guide.  
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New Library courses booking system

We have a brand new training booking system. Please see  our new training page  to check dates and book onto courses.

Dynamed mobile access

Access via the, sign in now and use your OpenAthens details. Access via the mobile app: you must now create a Personal User Account:

New Dynamed

DynaMed Plus has undergone some exciting changes in August 2019, it has been rebranded under the name Dynamed. 
The next generation of DynaMed continues to offer the highest quality evidence-based information with a user-friendly, personalised experience that delivers accurate answers fast.
To access  Dynamedyou need to first register for a GOSH  NHS Athens account, click on sign in  and then on the OpenAthens link and then use your NHS Athens password.
What do I need to know? Your evidence-based, point-of-care tool will simply be called DynaMed.You’ll be able to personalise your DynaMed experience with improved topic and evidence alerts and a seamless mobile app integration. These personalisation features require you to create a Personal User Account (PUA).  If you signed up for email alerts without creating a PUA these alerts will not be carried over into the new system.For instructions on how to create a PUA in DynaMed Plus watch instruct…

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.

UCL Library Services recently acquired access to The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.  Off campus access is available viaExplore.  Simply search our library catalogue for the title and click the option to “View Full Text” to see a prompt to sign on.

Access to the GOISH portal from a computer connected to the UCL network

GOSH member of staff can now access the GOSH portal from  a computer connected to the UCL network. A UCL computer or a laptop connected to UCL with EDUROAM or via   UCL guest access. If you require UCL guest access please ask at the enquiry desk.
Instructions are on the library webpage.

Certificate of appreciation for Heather Chesters

Congratulations to Heather Chesters, the Deputy Librarian, who has been awarded a Certificate of appreciation for her contribution to to the iBSc Paediatrics and Child Health Programme.

Videos for teaching purposes

A useful resource for UCL staff who wish to use TV broadcasts as part of their teaching is:  Box of Broadcasts (BoB): This academically focused system allows staff and students to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. They can provide students with a link to a full programme, a clip, or to whole playlists. At UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, for instance, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health team wish to make use of a recently broadcast BBC documentary: ‘David Harewood: Psychosis and Me’. By using BoB, they will be able to do and give their students access via their online reading list:

Exam papers

Past exam papers can be found through Explore (limit your search to just ‘UCL Exam Papers’ for best results) – or the Exam papers home page: to the Academic Module Project in summer 2018 (when all module codes changed), exam papers from 2014-2017 have the old module code; the 2018 papers have the old AND new module code.  The best way to search therefore is by module title.The archive is a rolling 5 years as default, though some departments have chosen to limit this to only 3 years.  A list of these is in the Exams FAQThe archive is incomplete as papers are sometimes withheld by departments.  If students wish to report a missing paper, please encourage them to use the Missing Paper Form.If the department wishes, we can add or remove papers retrospectively.

Help Bentham switch off this Easter, he's no spring chicken!

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BMJ Best Practice – an award winning clinical support tool now freely available to GOSH staff

BMJ Best Practice is a ‘point-of-care’ resource giving healthcare professionals quick and easy access to authoritative information to underpin diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.  
All NHS staff can now access BMJ Best Practice online and offline via an app, please see:

For further information please visit