Friday, September 16, 2011

InterTASC Search Filter resource

If you are interested in using filters in a literature search you may be interested in the work of InterTASC, available at

"The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group (ISSG) is the group of information professionals supporting research groups within England and Scotland providing technology assessments to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource is a collaborative venture to identify, assess and test search filters designed to retrieve research by study design. The Search Filters Resource aims to provide easy access to published and unpublished search filters. It also provides information and guidance on how to critically appraise search filters, study design filters in progress and information on the development and use of search filters. Inclusion of a search filter is not an endorsement of its validity or a recommendation."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

JBM first floor book moves - schedule

The refurbishment of the north side of the first floor of the JB Morrell Library is currently ahead of schedule, and the transfer of books onto new shelving will begin this Friday (9th September). While books are in transit, Library staff will offer a retrieval service. Please note that during this work other sections of shelving on the south side of the first floor (including Medicine (Y)) will be rearranged, to make use of the increased space. Access to these collections will, however, be maintained throughout.