Archive for November, 2011

All members of the BMA have full access to our collection of E-Journals, which includes the Annals of Medicine. We provide complete access to every issue of this journal, all the way back to when it first began publication in 1989.

Access to our E-Journals Collection is available at the following web page:

When you click on the above link you will see a log in screen. Simply enter your BMA Website username and password. If you do not yet have a log in account for the BMA website then simply click on the following link to create one – www.bma.org.uk/register

If you have any queries about our E-Journals Collection please email us at e-journals@bma.org.uk.

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Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine ('Baby Kumar')We are very pleased to announce that we have added two highly sought after titles to our E-Books Collection this week, Essentials of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine (often known affectionately as Baby Kumar) and Core Clinical Cases for Medical Students : a Problem Based Learning Approach for Succeeding at Medical School.

Core Clinical Cases for Medical Students : a Problem Based Learning Approach for Succeeding at Medical SchoolAs with all of the other titles in our E-Books Collection, each of these can either be read online via your web browser or downloaded as a PDF file to be read offline for up to 7 days 3 days 24 hours (1 day).

After clicking on either of the above title links you will be presented with a log in screen. Just enter your Dawsonera username and password into the boxes labelled Direct Login. If you do not yet have a Dawsonera login please send us an email (e-books@bma.org.uk) to request one.

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Rule 1 of magic is: The framework for any communication is determined by the expectations and associations you trigger . Rule 4 is: The brain filters out most of the information it receives . The greatest magicians in the world and their acts stick religiously to 20 rules which have nothing to do with how magic works, but instead why it works.

Presentation Magic! takes the psychological principles used by the world s best magicians and applies them to business communication. The three classic stages essential to effective communication are: Construction, Preparation, and Delivery. In each case, communication expert and magician Nick Fitzherbert shows you how to apply techniques for directing attention, persuading and convincing drawn from the Rules of Magic. In doing so, you build in an extra edge in your presentation, which will ensure attention and impact.

If you are interested in learning more about presentations, you can borrow Presentation Magic! by Nick Fitzherbert from the library.

You can also search our online catalogue for more books on this subject, including ebooks.

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The Library will be open 8.30am to 5.30pm on these two weekends due to Ask Dr Clarke courses running at the BMA.

All members are welcome to use the library on these dates and if you are attending the courses, please come and visit us.

For more information, please go to www.bma.org.uk/library

If you are not a member of the BMA, this is an opportunity to join and take advantage of all the benefits of library services, just visit the BMA website for details http://www.bma.org.uk/

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This course is aimed at clinicians who need to evaluate healthcare information, health librarians producing systematic reviews or health technology assessments and healthcare professionals producing current awareness bulletins or teaching critical appraisal skills.

You MUST have attended our Basic and Extended Critical Appraisal Skills courses.

The following areas will be covered:

  • – revision of the topics covered in the Basic and Extended CAS courses
  • – appraising a primary research article
  • – introduction to the virtual appraisal group

This course takes place at BMA House in Tavistock Square. You can read more information about the course content and the booking process on the BMA Library’s website.

Book now, there are still places available.

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Just published in September this year,  this book is worth reading and it is available for loan at the BMA Library.

’24 Hours to Save the NHS’ is a must-read for people working in the NHS and its critics…. And more importantly it leaves us with a compelling vision for the future. (Health Service Journal )

‘This book comes at a critical moment in the history of the NHS. It is essential reading for politicians, policymakers, professionals, and the public’ – Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet

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A new look for the library blog

We have changed our design to make it more appealing and easy to read.

We’d like to introduce Igu, our new green iguana mascot!  We hope you like  Igu because he’s going to be in the lookout for you, getting all that relevant information you need 😉

We welcome your comments so please let us know if you like our new theme.


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