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  • Eureka!


    It’s always pleasing to receive praise from your peers, so we were delighted when in the most recent edition of Eureka magazine (produced by The Times), Dr Alice Bell of Imperial College picked the Wellcome Library’s Blog as one of… Continue reading

  • Happy 2nd Birthday Wellcome Library Blog!


    Given a number of our posts celebrate anniversaries in one form or another, we can’t leave the second birthday of the Wellcome Library Blog unannounced. The origins of this Blog were recounted in a post on our first birthday, but… Continue reading

  • Photography awards for Dave Sayer and Ben Gilbert


    The Wellcome Library’s photographer, Dave Sayer, has won a Gold award at the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) annual awards, for his photograph of George Nuku at Wellcome Collection’s Skin exhibition. Dave captured George, an artist, with the Maori display… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Trust Book Prize – Shortlist announced


    The shortlist for this year’s Wellcome Trust Book Prize was announced today. The selected titles are: • So Much for That by Lionel Shriver • Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson • Medic by John Nichol and Tony… Continue reading

  • Online resources: Changes to ‘Nature’

    As all registered readers of the Wellcome Library enjoy remote access to a number of Nature titles, we thought we would bring you news on how the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal has recently changed. Nature has been… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Acquisitions team


    A library must keep itself up-to-date with the latest books, journals, databases and special collections in order to maintain relevancy to its audiences. This month’s Behind the Scenes blog post focuses on the Acquisitions team, who manage many aspects of… Continue reading

  • New resource trial – The Cult of the Body


    The Wellcome Library has set up a trial for a new online database, The Cult of the Body: Sports and Physical Culture in Russia 1891-1919, which can be accessed via the Library catalogue. The database provides access to the wealth… Continue reading

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    Introducing My Lists to the Library catalogue


    Today we’re bringing wish list functionality to the library catalogue with the roll-out of a new feature: My Lists. What is My Lists? Maybe you need to create a list of items to consult on your next visit to the… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Rare Books


    High summer finds us in the cool basement stores where the Rare Books are kept. Nearly 70,000 printed books and pamphlets published up to 1850 are shelved here, making up one of the most comprehensive collections of early medical literature… Continue reading

  • Library Year In Review 2009 goes live


    Last week the Library launched its latest Year In Review. This year, we have opted for an electronic-only format, and the PDF of the Review is available for viewing and downloading from our website. 2009 was the Library’s busiest year… Continue reading