Biosciences Blog

New Copyright Support Officer

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:15:55 +0000

Chris Holland has recently joined UCL Library Services as Copyright Support Officer, and will be posting news and answers to frequently asked questions on the Copyright Queries blog. Welcome Chris! The team can be reached by emailing


Open access update for UCL authors

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:30:17 +0000

Since HEFCE announced their open access policy in the post-2014 REF, UCL’s  Open Access web pages have been updated with advice for authors. Please get in touch with any queries. The open access team: Francine Wood:  (Subject Librarian for Biosciences & Psychology)


New electronic resources

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:56:22 +0000

Regular updates about new ejournals, ebooks and databases are published on our electronic resources blog; these recent announcements may be of particular interest. New resources: UCL now has access to a number of Thieme journal backfiles from Volume 1. For a list of titles please see the Thieme backfiles blog post. Trial access: We currently [...]



Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:39:32 +0000

My name’s Francine Wood and I’ve just started as the new Subject Librarian for Biosciences and Psychology.  Just a quick virtual wave while I settle in to room 109 in the Science Library, and work out how to record a voicemail message…. (020 7679 2868 to hear how I get on!) This blog was designed [...]


A farewell from me…..

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:05:40 +0000

Sadly, this will probably be my last blog entry and I’ll be leaving UCL at the end of this month, crikey thats next week!  I hope that the blog has been useful and hopefully it will carry on in some shape or form when the new owner is in post. A big thanks to all the [...]


Spotlight: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:40:26 +0000

eLS features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles in the life sciences and is an essential resource for students. Articles are written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of each subject area. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Subject areas include Biochemistry Bioethics & Philosophy Cell Biology Developmental Biology Ecology Evolution & [...]


Need any help with computers and software?

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:57:31 +0000

   The new programme for student IT training has been released by ISD. Please find the timetable for the Autumn term here. Whether its SPSS, EndNote, Excel or Unix, training covers these and many other computer software packages. Note that some of the session are open only to Postgraduates. For more information check out the webpage at  


UCL Open Access Forum – Ensuring an Open Future. 25 October, 2-4pm

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:55:53 +0000

Open to all UCL researchers and research support staff, this Open Forum is an opportunity to hear about national and international developments in open access, publisher and funder approaches, and UCL’s support for authors. A recent Report from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that the UK policy position on open access still [...]


Welcome to all new students and hello to those returning!

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:54:12 +0000

Welcome to the Biosciences blog! Its been a pretty hectic week all round this week so hope that things are going well. Its great to see the campus buzzing with life again. For new students there is plenty of help available, to get you started. We’ve created a new library webpage especially called Getting started which will [...]


Confused about Open Access? Help is available!

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:40:12 +0000

The Open Access Team in the Library can help you to make your research open access. This will increase the visibility of your work, and your citations. It needn’t be difficult: the Team’s goal is to make open access as straightforward as possible for researchers. UCL has a new open access fund that can be [...]