Issue Desk: 020 7679 6079
Cruciform service and enquiry desks are temporarily located on the Second Floor of the Science Library until early 2014. Enquiry desk staff can help with a variety of enquiries about library and biomedical and health resources, and will provide ad hoc training on the library's electronic resources. You can also e-mail your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7679 6411 (or x46411).
A regular programme of training is available on specific resources; please view the current schedule or specific training sessions can be arranged on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. To arrange a training session please contact Abir Mukherjee by e-mail on email@example.com, or by phone on 020 7679 6412 (or x46412). Some of the e-Resources that can be covered in the iSkills sessions are listed below:-
There is also a general enquiry point on the Ground Floor of the Science Library.
Medline is an index of journal articles from the National Library of Medicine. It covers medicine, nursing,
Embase is a comprehensive pharmacological and biomedical database renowned for extensive indexing of drug information.
PsycInfo is a database of citations, summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations of dissertations in the field of psychology from over 45 countries.
CINAHL provides coverage of the literature relating to nursing and allied health.
Web of Science provides coverage of journals and conference proceedings for sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
ResearcherID allows researchers to create a profile and identify their publications to create a definite list. This profile can be made public or private. You can also search ResearcherID to view other profiles, lists of publications and bibliometric data and find potential collaborators.
ORCID aims to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.
There are a number of electronic resources available to members of the NHS and PCTs that require an Athens Username and Password for many of the resources. Below are details of some of the resources available. We provide training for these resources however, users will be required to register for the NHS Athens Username and Password before attending a session.
Health Information for London Online is a subject gateway for national and London health resources. From here you can register for your NHS Athens account, browse journals, search for evidence and access eBooks. For many of the resources a NHS Athens account will be required.
NICE Evidence provides access to information in health and social care. It aims to “to provide easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments or the use of resources”.
Athens is an Access Management System that simplifies access to electronic resources your organisation has subscribed to. Select MyAthens from the homepage and login with your Username and Password.
Training or help can also be given on using specific online clinical point-of-care resources such as UpToDate or Dynamed.
EndNote is a database for managing references and bibliographies. In these sessions we will cover:
- Setting up an EndNote Library
- Adding references manually and importing references from Databases
- Dealing with duplicates
- How to use the “Cite While You Write” toolbar from Word.
This session looks at the importance of citing sources in academic work; main points covered are:-
This session covers:-
To book a place or arrange 1:1 training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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