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  • Image of Aristotle and hairy woman.

    ‘Aristotle”s bestselling sex manual

    09/12/2016

    Sex, childbirth and reproductive health were topics of considerable interest to people in early modern England. The Wellcome Library has a substantial collection of different editions of a hugely popular printed work addressing these issues in 17th- and 18th-century England,… Continue reading

  • Searching for a solution

    22/03/2016

    Chemist and Druggist is a trade journal for pharmacists but the variety of its content and the abundance of images and advertising from 1859 through to 2010 give it a far wider appeal. This is probably why Chemist and Druggist… Continue reading

  • Cool tools for exploring the collections

    24/09/2015

    In August 2015 we asked the design firm Good, Form & Spectacle (G,F&S) to work with us (and our metadata) on a month long web development project. The result was What’s in the Library? – four prototypes of tools for… Continue reading

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    Greek manuscripts at the Wellcome Library: a new catalogue

    05/09/2015

    I have recently completed a new descriptive catalogue of the 16 Greek manuscripts held by the Wellcome Library. The catalogue was published in the journal Medical History with contributions from Dr Georgi R. Parpulov. Some of these manuscripts contain previously… Continue reading

  • Changes to the Library login

    18/08/2015

    The Wellcome Library, as part of the Wellcome Trust, is changing how you log in to our website. We are asking everyone who wants to log in online to have a username, email address, and password for their account. This… Continue reading

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    Medieval manuscripts today: enhancing the Wellcome Library’s catalogue

    27/07/2015

    The Wellcome Library houses some 300 manuscripts produced in the Middle Ages – that is, between about 400 and 1500 AD. What these manuscripts have in common is that they all, somehow, relate to medicine and health during this period… Continue reading

  • From the stacks to the screen

    21/07/2015

    What happens when you turn the library catalogue inside out, exposing decades of catalogue descriptions, system metadata and images from our collections? What if a catalogue record, or an item in the collection, knew it was being talked about elsewhere on… Continue reading

  • When life gives you lemons…

    01/07/2015

    We have put over 20,000 of our digitised books online and, thanks to full-text searching in the Library catalogue, our digitisation programme is starting to bear fruit for researchers. To prove the point I sought inspiration from our collections on… Continue reading

  • Finding full-text articles just got easier!

    16/03/2015

    If you’re interested in finding full-text online journal articles for your research, we have a new search function in the Library catalogue. It allows you to search across more of our e-journals simultaneously than ever before. When searching the catalogue… Continue reading

  • Search the content of PDF documents in the Library catalogue

    23/02/2015

    Just over a year ago we introduced the ability to search the full-text of a proportion of our digitised items through the Library’s catalogue. We have now added PDF documents to the list of items you can search full-text. This… Continue reading