Thursday, October 30, 2008

New training sessions for November and December

Brush up your literature searching skills before Christmas: new training dates and topics for November and December.

Check the calendar available at for full details, but the sessions covered include:

  • How to find healthcare literature use National Library for Health (NLH) and ATHENS
    - search databases like Medline, CINAHL & Embase

  • How to find healthcare information on the Internet (covers NLH, TRIP)
    - better than just using Google!

  • How to find the best evidence in the Cochrane Library
    - top quality evidence in full text!

  • Keeping up to date: using RSS, blogs and more
    - don't be overwhelmed by all the things you need to read - keep in control.

  • How to search PubMed
    - the classic way to find articles and evidence, but not always the easiest.

  • Searching Scopus and Web of Knowledge (and why!)
    - learn to search a little further, and to search smarter as well as harder!

These sessions will all last 1 hour, and should be booked by contacting Isla at the Medical Library - email or phone (01223) 336750

Pharmaceutical Substances has now been updated to Version 3.1.

Pharmaceutical Substances acts as a reference point for screening information about drugs. It provides a compendium of more than 2400 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The database is structure searchable and includes synthetic routes.

The new release is the largest update since the inception of the electronic version in 2003 and features:

  • 50 new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

  • 16 new synthetic processes for existing drug monographs

  • complete revisions of more than 1300 entries in terms of patents, literature, medical use, trade and vendor names

Access is available from: Off-campus access is also available via Raven passwords.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More e-books via the University

A new ebook is now available:-

“Sexual health and genital medicine in clinical practice”

– C. Sonnex.

It can be accessed in MyiLibrary using a university computer, or remotely, using your RAVEN password

This will soon be linked to the record in our Newton catalogue.


The new web portal for science students and scientists, was launched today.

Science @ Cambridge aims to draw users into a virtual library space giving them immediate access to electronic information from their desktop, tools to help them navigate through the vast number of sources available, as well as on-line real-time help from library subject-experts.

This development acknowledges that for many of those working in contemporary science the library is now largely a 'virtual resource'.

Science @ Cambridge will increase access to and knowledge of scientific electronic resources. It will help users discover, search across and improve the use of science e-resources, generally and within discipline specific areas.

Science @ Cambridge has been developed with the generous support of the Arcadia Trust.