Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunday opening - Exam preparation

It's that time of year again - exam fever is in the air.

In addition to our regular opening times, the Medical Library will be open from 2.00pm till 6.00pm on Sundays from 8th May till 12th June inclusive.

Hope this helps in some way with the exam preparations, and very best of luck!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

UK Stillbirth rate - Cambridge research contributes to evidence base

Research published online by the Lancet gives evidence of stillbirth rates in the UK being higher than in almost every other high-income country.
The UK had about 4,100 stillbirths in 2009 and, with a rate of 3.5 per 1,000 births, was ranked 33rd in a list of 193 countries - down from 26th in 1995.

Only France and Austria ranked lower among high-income nations.

Article:Major risk factors for stillbirth in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis Vicki Flenady MMedSc, Laura Koopmans BPsycha, Philippa Middleton MPHb,Frederik Fr√łen MD, Prof Gordon C Smith MD, Kristen Gibbons BMaths, Michael Coory MD, Adrienne Gordon MD, Prof David Ellwood MD, Prof Harold David McIntyre MD, Ruth Fretts MD and Prof Majid Ezzati PhD

(doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62233-7 )

and plenty other papers published online by the Lancet

You can use either NHS ATHENS or RAVEN to access the full text of this paper.

Hear more from Prof Gordon Smith head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge University, when he spoke to the BBC's Today programme

Read more from the BBC , or the Guardian.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deduplication and Cancellation of Journals


We continue to deduplicate print journals and move towards electronic journal access. One copy of the print will continue to be held in one of the University libraries, but not in the Medical Library. A list of these titles can be seen here.

Due to continued financial pressures we propose to cancel the following titles. The print copies of these have always been held at the University Library and cancellation is therefore unlikely to affect you. Where online access has also been available, there have been less than 100 downloads in the past year. A list of these titles can be seen here.

If you would like to discuss any of the listed titles with us, then please email before 28th April 2011.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Weekend & Bank Holidays

The Medical Library will be closed over the Easter weekend: Friday 22nd till Monday 25th inclusive. Normal hours resume at 8am on Tuesday 26th April.

Friday 29th April and Monday 2nd May, the Medical Library will be open 9am till 6pm.
Saturday 30th April, the Library will be open, as usual, 9am till 5pm