Friday, March 30, 2012

New ebook: Scott-Brown's otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery

The ebook version of the 7th edition of Scott-Brown's otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery (2008) edited by Michael Gleeson et al. is now available via the University of Hull library at and will require a Hull Athens account if you are accessing off-campus.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UoY Library refurbishment completed!

The University of York Library buildings have now been fully refurbished, bringing to an end a three year project. A few internal projects are ongoing to upgrade facilities for Library users:

  • The new book return terminals are scheduled to come into operation on Monday 19th March, linked to an automated book sorter to ensure that items are returned to the upper floors more quickly.
  • During the Easter vacation, the Key Texts collection will be moved into the glass-walled room next to the Lending Services desk. Two self-service machines, two library catalogue terminals and at least one photocopier will be provided.
  • Furniture for the Morrell Lounge (opposite the Lending Services desk) will be installed soon.
  • During the Summer vacation, the Music and Audiovisual collections will be moved from the JB Morrell Library into dedicated space on the ground floor of the Harry Fairhurst building, along with equipment for viewing and listening.

We hope you enjoy using the facilities and study space inside your refurbished Library buildings!

Friday, March 9, 2012

HYMS Library webpages - updated and improved!

We have made some updates to our HYMS Library webpages to make them even more comprehensive. If you go to you'll see that we now have a new tab called EBDM & Research aimed at supporting those interested in conducting more advanced searches.

We have also added extra resources to some of our other tabs. On the Find Books tab we have added links to national library catalogues, and on the Find Articles & More tab there are now links to resources that will help you search for theses, links to image and video resources and information about using hospital archive resources.

As always, we would welcome any feedback about these changes or the webpages generally; you can get in touch with us at

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Work being carried out on HYMS Library webpages

We will be doing some work on the HYMS Library webpages over the next 24 hours so please be aware that you may see some changes occurring, such as re-ordering of tabs. We will keep you updated with further news about the changes soon.

Apologies for any disruption you may encounter.

Faculty of 1000 demo at York - today at 12:30!

F1000 are at University of York from 12:30 to 14:00 today in Biology J005. All interested are welcome

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New electronic resource trial access to Faculty of 1000 until 20 April 2012

Faculty of 1000 identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. Over 40 separate subject areas are covered and articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance.

Trial access is available until 20 April 2012.
Access: From PCs on the University of York campus network, no additional username/password is necessary. Off campus users log in via MetaLib, using your University of York username and password.

Feedback to: Your Academic Liaison Librarian or Robin Cook

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Issue with overdue notice emails from University of Hull to HYMS borrowers

University of Hull have reported an issue experienced in sending out overdue and pre-overdue notices by email to HYMS students between 13 January and 17 February 2012. The issue has been reported as resolved, but please check your library accounts regularly for the due dates of your items in case of any further problems.

Please note that the overdue and pre-overdue notices are sent out by University of Hull as a courtesy service.