Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Top websites for the History of Medicine

While the Library's resources are the number 1 place to go when researching any topic, there will often be plenty of information freely available online too. Just remember to always check the quality of what you find, think about who has produced it, when and why and use your critical thinking skills to assess the reliability of every source you find. 

To get you started here are some reliable sites for the History of Medicine;

Wellcome History - a free magazine produced by the Wellcome Trust;

US National Library of Medicine - History of Medicine;

The International Society for the History of Medicine;

The Science Museum - exploring the History of Medicine;

Thackray Museum - medical museum;

Reliable sites like the ones above will often link to further websites or academic publications so don't just limit your search to google. Find some good sites and use these to guide you in the right direction of high quality resources. 

For help on evaluating the information you find take our online tutorial.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Artwork in Silent Study Room

The artwork from the photography competition is now on display in the Silent Study Room in the Health Sciences Library - Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The top three photographs were:
1st place "Cathedral Cove" by Jonny Brooke

Cathedral Cove by Jonny Brooke

2nd place "Cosmiques Arete" by Richard Quirke

Cosmiques Arete by Richard Quirke

3rd place "Lines" by Anisa Fadaei

Lines by Anisa Fadaei

The quality of the entries into the competition were exceptionally high, and as a result took us a great deal of time to shortlist and then choose the winners. As a result, there were also 7 runners up for the Silent Study Room and four runners up whose pictures have been used in the staff meeting room. 

If you haven't seen the winning entries, feel free to come in and take a look around.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Welcome Back!

Hope you all had a good summer. The Library has been busy while you've been away and there are quite a few changes that have been made to the Library services. Here's a quick run down;

1. Library Pin  - Your library pin number is now the same as your Ucard pin number. If you don't know what yours is go to https://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/password, login with your University username & password and choose option 6 to have your PIN e-mailed to you. You can also change your Ucard pin by selecting option 9. 

2. Automatic Renewals - From now on as long as no-one has requested your books we will automatically renew them for you. We will send you an e-mail to let you know if any of your books cannot be renewed due to requests on them, and we will also send you a weekly borrowing statement to remind you which books you have out on loan and highlight any that have been requested.

Keep up-to-date with you Library account by always checking your weekly borrowing statement!

3. Fines -  Fines are now only charged for the late return of requested items but will because of this accumulate at the rate of £2 per day. So again remember to check your library account and borrowing statements regularly!

4. Loan Entitlements -UGs and PGTs can now borrow up to 25 items at any one time - so you'll never run low on bedtime reading.

For any more information or questions about your Library account contact the Library helpdesk;
Tel: 0114 222-7200

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

History of Medicine

Hello again to all the first year UGs in the Medical School I saw yesterday. Here's the video we've produced to help you with your first assignment on the history of medicine.


If you'd like anymore advice about researching your chosen topic call into the Library's drop-in clinic; Tuesdays 12-2pm at the Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital.