Monday, September 29, 2014

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, redevelopment update

·         The west (tower) end of the ground floor will open at 2.00pm today, Monday 29 September.  At the same time the 2nd floor of the east building will also be re-openin.

·         The west end of the ground floor contains 30 PCs, informal seating and two centrally bookable teaching rooms, an information point, and printing and recycling facilities. It also contains the new book sorter.  This is where all books will be returned in future, and where they will be automatically sorted for distribution to the various locations around the Library.  Until the book sorter is fully tested and operational books will continue to be returned at the information point on the first floor of the tower.

·         The 2nd floor of the east building contains three centrally bookable teaching rooms, 16 PCs, informal seating, group study rooms, an information point, and printing and recycling facilities.

·         External works are nearing completion and access to the new south entrance has been simplified and made more visible.  Brynmor Jones Library hopes to open the old main entrance and the rest of the ground floor, with the exception of the gallery and exhibition spaces, in the second half of this month. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Brynmor Jones Library at Hull launches online inter-library loan forms

If you submit inter-library loan requests at the University of Hull, you can now do so using an online form, which will replace the current paper forms. There will be a period of transition up to 31 October 2014 where paper forms are accepted before the service goes fully online. The online forms and more details on the University of Hull inter-library loan service are available at Please note that the annual quota mentioned on the University of Hull website is for University of Hull students and staff, HYMS students and staff have a separate allocation funded by HYMS.

Allocations for HYMS students and staff and details of both the University of Hull and the University of York Inter-Library Loan services are available at

Brynmor Jones Library redevelopment at Hull: 3rd floor re-opened

The 3rd floor of the Brynmor Jones Library, which houses books on medicine, has now re-opened and is available to students again.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Welcome back 2nd year HYMS MB BS students!

Welcome back to HYMS MB BS students returning for their second year. We'll see you soon for some information skills sessions!

Access to eresources at University of Hull library

Since January, the Brynmor Jones Library has introduced Shibboleth as its main authentication method, replacing Athens.

For users of the service, this results in two major differences:

1.) You no longer need an Athens username and Password for the University of Hull, and will sign in with the IT login you received instead.

2.) When accessing resources off-campus you will no longer look for the Athens login but for an institutional login and may then need to select the UK Access Management Federation and University of Hull from dropdown menus.

If you have previously saved the urls of any electronic resources supplied by the University of Hull in your favourites, it may be that your Athens details will have been saved as well, and that when you try to login to that resource it takes you to the Athens login.

If this takes place, you may need to clear your web cache.

If you have any queries about any of the above, please contact

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scopus interface enhancements

Scopus have put out the following press statement:
Scopus interface enhancements went live on September 6, 2014
Since launching a more streamlined interface in February, the Scopus Team has been working on additional site developments that include enhancing Scopus analysis tools as well as improving ORCID functionality. The release that went live this past Saturday, September 6 reflects the result of these developments.
As a result all analysis tools have been restructured to provide a more consistent experience across all areas of Scopus. Three tools specifically have been improved and renamed and now include new features such as the option to export charts and graphs:
Old Scopus name
New Scopus name
Location on Scopus
Analyze Results
Analyze Search Results
Document Search Result page
Author Evaluator
Analyze Author Output
Author Details page
Analyze Journals
Compare Journals
Main search page
With the September 6 release, all Scopus analysis tools have been moved to JavaScript technology and no longer depend on Flash support in browsers; Apple iOS device users are now able to access the analysis tools.
To learn more about this and other Scopus releases, please use the following resources:
·         Scopus blog and Twitter feed for timely updates
·         Scopus infosite for general information
Experience the Scopus difference today and discover how easy it is to track, analyze and visualize research. Thank you for playing a part in the recent and long term success of Scopus.
The Scopus Team

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New look for the HYMS Library web pages

We've had the decorators in at the HYMS Library web pages. Everything's looking all shiny and new. We hope you like it.
All the previous content is still there and in the same places, but we're adding much more, including links to our skills tutorials on the new Skills Tutorials tab. We're currently in the process of refreshing these resources, so keep an eye out for future updates. 
If you're a new student (or even if you're an old one), the New Students tab has help and advice on getting the most out of the Library, including tips on eBook and eJournal searching and help on using your Reading Lists.
You can find our pages via the HYMS Library tab in Blackboard, or by going to: 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Free access to special collection of articles on Ebola

Science and Science Transational Medicine have made their special collection of articles on Ebola available at for free.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Inside Out: Medical Illustration at York

Inside Out: Medical Illustration at York is the latest University of York Special Collections exhibition, and looks at anatomical drawings charting the depiction of the human body from the 16th to the 20th century.

The display can be found in the cases in the Harry Fairhurst Building corridor on the ground floor and will be in place until 17 December 2014. For more information see the Library's News item.