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  • Medical Spectators


    On this day in 1711, the first issue of The Spectator was published [1]. Initially written by Richard Steele and Joseph Addison – though both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift contributed to later volumes – it ran every day except… Continue reading

  • What’s up Doc?


    Are you interested in finding up to date information on health and medicine? Whether you require background information from dictionaries and other reference books, articles from newspapers or magazines, or research papers from peer reviewed scientific journals, Health Reference Centre… Continue reading

  • Library survey launching soon


    Here at the Library, we are getting ready to launch our latest Visitor Survey. We’ll be contacting recent visitors to the Library who have told us they’re happy to hear from us. We’ll get in touch via email to find… Continue reading

  • Online Resources: OED Online relaunched


    News on an updated resource available to Wellcome Library readers. Ten years after its original appearance the Oxford English Dictionary Online has been relaunched. The new OED Online has developed as a tool for exploring the English language and aims… Continue reading

  • The Wellcome Library – A Picture Researcher’s Point of View


    One of our Historical Picture Researchers, Rachael Johnson, is leaving the Wellcome Library for pastures new. Before she departs, she’s offered us an insight into a typical day in Wellcome Images… Wellcome Images researchers currently supply around 3,000 digital images… Continue reading

  • Need an interesting image or the perfect picture?


    The Wellcome Library has recently made ordering new photography from our wonderful collections a lot easier with our new online photography ordering service. We think this is a first – we’ve not seen any other library providing a service online… Continue reading

  • Follow On


    As readers of the Wellcome Library Blog, you might be interested in other methods of keeping up-to-date with Library developments and events. You can join the growing numbers who follow us on Twitter (@WellcomeLibrary) and on Facebook. There’s also a… Continue reading

  • Online Resources: Cambridge Journals Digital Archive


    The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive is now available at the Wellcome Library. JISC Collections has purchased in perpetuity on behalf of the higher education community the backfiles of all available Cambridge University Press journals going back to Volume 1, issue… Continue reading

  • Eugenics Review : digitised and freely available through PMC


    The complete archive of the Eugenics Review journal – from 1909 through to 1968 when the title ceased – has been digitised through the Wellcome Library’s Backfile Digitisation Project, and is now freely available at PubMed Central. As the official… Continue reading

  • New resource trial – Dissertations read to the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh


    The Wellcome Library has set up a trial for a new online database, Dissertations read to the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh, which can be accessed via the Library catalogue. The trial runs until the 30th November and we would appreciate… Continue reading