30 November 2011

Christmas opening hours

Please note our modified opening hours over the Christmas period, as follows:

Saturday 17th December0900-1700
Sunday 18th DecemberCLOSED
Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd December0900-2200
Friday 23rd December0900-1700
Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th DecemberCLOSED
Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th December0900-1600
Friday 30th December – Monday 2nd JanuaryCLOSED

We are open as normal from Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our users!

19 September 2011

Library now fully open

The Medical Library is now fully open again after the summer refurbishment work. We would like to thank all our users for bearing with us patiently while work was going on.

05 August 2011

Temporary library closure from 6 August 2011

The ground floor of the Library will be closed from Saturday 6 August for lighting refurbishment works. Limited services will continue to be offered in the Library entrance area which will be staffed 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday.

During the closed period Library staff will offer a book and journal fetching service from store. Request forms will be available at the Library reception desk.

E-access computers will give access to the range of e-resources that are usually available in the Library.

Staff will be available to help with enquiries, search requests and for training appointments as usual.

Access to the upper floor of the Library (TESA and quiet study area) will be available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via the hospital corridor on the first floor.

The Library will re-open in September.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

13 April 2011

NEW: ResearcherID drop-in clinics

The library now offers ResearcherID drop-in clinics to support researchers who wish to create a ResearcherID profile. ResearcherID is a freely available website which enables you to create a personalised online research profile, including a list of your publications, your h-index and other bibliometric data. To create a profile simply follow our guidance or drop in to our clinics in the library on Wednesdays from 12.00-14.00.

08 April 2011

Easter and bank holiday opening hours

Medical Library opening hours over the Easter and bank holiday period are as follows:

Week beginning Monday 18 April 2011:
  • Monday 18 April 09.00-22.00
  • Tuesday 19 April 09.00-22.00
  • Wednesday 20 April 09.00-22.00
  • Thursday 21 April 09.00-16.00
  • Friday 22 April CLOSED
  • Saturday 23 April CLOSED
  • Sunday 24 April CLOSED
Week beginning Monday 25 April 2011:
  • Monday 25 April CLOSED
  • Tuesday 26 April 09.00-16.00
  • Wednesday 27 April 09.00-22.00
  • Thursday 28 April 09.00-22.00
  • Friday 29 April 09.00-16.00
  • Saturday 30 April 09.00-17.00
  • Sunday 1 May CLOSED
Week beginning Monday 2 May 2011:
  • Monday 2 May 09.00-16.00
  • Tuesday 3 May 09.00-22.00
Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 3 May 2011.

23 March 2011

New resource available to Royal Free NHS Athens account holders

Royal Free Hospital staff can now access Health and Psychosocial Instruments with a Royal Free NHS Athens username and password.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences and organizational behaviour.

To access Health and Psychosocial Instruments go to http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens/redirect.cgi, log in with your Athens username and password and select Health and Psychosocial Instruments from the list.

From this list you can also access the following resources in addition to the healthcare databases available through NHS Evidence:
  • Maternity and infant care
  • Social policy and practice
UCL staff and students can access all these resources via the library's website. (Off-site access requires a UCL userid and password).

The Royal Free Medical Library offers training and support in using this resource and all other resources available with your NHS Athens. For more information, to book a training session or individual consultation or for assistance with logging on to Athens resources please contact info.skills@medsch.ucl.ac.uk.

18 January 2011

New training timetable now available

A new timetable of information skills training sessions from the Medical Library for January to April 2011 is now available.

We offer sessions on literature searching using health and medical databases, resources for evidence-based practice, critical appraisal of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and using Reference Manager or EndNote software to organise and cite your references. If you are a researcher, why not come to our 'Assessing the impact of your research' session, where you can learn to use resources that provide citation data, such as times cited and your h-index.

We also offer library inductions on a drop-in basis on Wednesday afternoons at 3.00pm. For more information see the library's information skills training web pages.

UCL Discovery launched

UCL Eprints has been transformed into UCL Discovery, which showcases UCL's research publications, giving access to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, digital web resources, theses and much more, from all UCL disciplines.

UCL Research Publications Service (RPS)

The UCL Research Publications Service (RPS) is the new way for UCL researchers to manage their publications, available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/publications. It helps you to keep an up-to-date and complete list of your publications with the minimum of effort, and use it for personal profiles, H-index calculations, grant submissions, promotion applications, research assessments, etc. It also allows you to easily upload the full text of your publications to UCL Discovery (formerly UCL E-Prints).

Do you want to find out how to make best use of the new service? Then come to a hands-on practical session at the Royal Free Medical Library where you can explore the RPS and ask questions.

Sessions will be held in the Library’s Training & Electronic Study Area (TESA) on the following dates:

Thursday 11 November 14.30 – 15.30
Wednesday 17 November 10.00 – 11.00
Friday 26 November 11.00 – 12.00
Wednesday 8 December 12.00 – 13.00
Thursday 16 December 13.00 - 14.00

Please contact Ruth Muscat on ext 34791 or email info.skills@medsch.ucl.ac.uk if you wish to attend one of the above sessions.