Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We’re trialling a new database: 100 years of UK Medical Registers, 1859-1959


The Library is constantly looking for new electronic resources to complement our printed materials. Our latest trial is to the Ancestry Library Edition, which contains the UK Medical Registers, 1859-1959. We already hold the printed Medical Register for some of that period and it is very popular with many Library users.

We hope that you can spare some time to have a look at the electronic version of the Register to help us to evaluate it and decide whether it would be a useful addition to our collections. Due to licensing restrictions we can only offer access to the Register online from PCs within the Library for the period of the trial, but if you can spare some time we’d be hugely grateful to hear what you think.


The Register
can be accessed from any of the PCs in the Library. To access the Registers from the Ancestry homepage, go to "More Collections" and click on "all databases". From there, search for the "UK Medical Registers" by title or keyword. You can send us your feedback using the online form which can found in the Library catalogue record.

The trial is running until 14 October.


Image: A doctor telling a miserable hypochondriac patient that blood-letting is no longer practiced. Wood engraving after C. Keene. (Wellcome Library no. 15546i)

 
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