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Newbold amrc event

  1. 1. Introducing the British Library Science, Technology & Medicine collections Elizabeth Newbold, Content & Collections Leader, Science Technology & Medicine
  2. 2. The British Library • National Library of the United Kingdom created in 1972 by the British Library Act • Receives one copy of every publication published in the UK and Ireland under Legal Deposit • Collections cover all formats; sound, images, video, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, databases, books and journals, much more • 3 million items incorporated into the collections every year • Over 16,000 people use its collections every day • Grows at 12km of shelving per year www.bl.uk 2
  3. 3. Role of the British Library in Science and Technology • Long history of collecting scientific and technical literature • Origins of the collections in science as a distinct resource for scientists date from 1850 and the Patent Office Library. Medicine became part of the science collections in the early 20th Century. • Science is an integral part of the British Libraries remit: • “The British Library Board was established to manage the Library as a national centre for reference, study, and bibliographic and other information services, in relation both to scientific and technological matters and to the humanities…” www.bl.uk 3
  4. 4. Science Reading Rooms • Two dedicated reading rooms • Team of reference librarians to provide support and training • Up to 10 years of journals and books on the shelves • Access to electronic resources: ebooks, ejournals and databases www.bl.uk 4
  5. 5. Relevance of STM content and collections to medical charities • Supports information gathering and across section of users • Supports interdisciplinary research across key topics, helping to find answers to questions • Collection covers current postgraduate clinical and research material in all the specialisms of medicine. • Also cover allied health and nursing. • Health policy and management www.bl.uk 5
  6. 6. What type of content do we have? • Books – – – – – Research monographs Handbooks Dictionaries Directories Encyclopaedias • Journals – Peer reviewed academic/scholarly journals – Newsletters and trade journals • Grey Literature – Conference proceedings – Reports – Theses www.bl.uk 6
  7. 7. What type of content are do we have? (cont) • Electronic resources – including Abstracting and Indexing databases – Subject specific: • AMED – Allied Medicine • British Nursing Index • CINHAL • Embase • Medline • Midwifery and Infant Care – General • Web of Science • Scopus • Current Contents • Newspapers www.bl.uk 7
  8. 8. How can using the Library help you? • Access to quality peer reviewed journals, books and trade magazines • Keeping up to date and refreshing your knowledge on key topics or background research on new subjects • Access to specialist resources www.bl.uk 8
  9. 9. Finding people/experts/organisations • Specialist or multidisciplinary databases – Authors of papers – Organisation affiliation Some examples: – Author analysis – Organisation analysis www.bl.uk 9
  10. 10. Scopus – Author analysis www.bl.uk 10
  11. 11. Web of Science – Organization analysis www.bl.uk 11
  12. 12. Scopus – Author affiliation www.bl.uk 12
  13. 13. Web of Science – Funding analysis www.bl.uk 13
  14. 14. Keeping up to date • Specialist or general databases – literature review • Newspapers – press coverage • New books • Academic journals • Trade journals • Some examples: – Specialist databases www.bl.uk 14
  15. 15. Keeping up to date – literature reviews www.bl.uk 15
  16. 16. Keeping up to date - newspapers www.bl.uk 18
  17. 17. Specialist databases - BNI www.bl.uk 19
  18. 18. Specialist databases - CINHAL www.bl.uk 20
  19. 19. Specialist databases - MWIC www.bl.uk 21
  20. 20. Explore – British Library Catalogue www.bl.uk 22
  21. 21. Thank you • Email: science@bl.uk • British Library web site: www.bl.uk/science • Follow us on Twitter: ScienceBL or on Facebook: Science@BL • Blog : http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/science/ www.bl.uk 23

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