Our Opening Times over the Easter Period 2018
We have now published our Opening Times for either side of the upcoming Easter Weekend.
Doody's Core Titles - a selection of essential e-books now available to all BMA Members
We are pleased to announce that we now offer access to Doody's Core Titles, a selection of essential e-books from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).
The titles can be accessed by either going to our dedicated web page for the collection, or via our online catalogue.
All of the titles in the collection are DRM-free, so you should find that they are fully accessible on any device that you use.
Please do get in touch with us if you have any queries about these e-books or wish to provide us with any feedback about them: [email protected]
No More Selected Weekend Opening of the Library
There will be no more weekend opening of the Library for Ask Dr Clarke courses.
We had previously advertised that we would be open on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2018, but the Library WON'T now be opening on either of these days.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
If you wish to you may submit feedback to us.
Change to the Process for Downloading and Opening our E-Books
Dawsonera, our E-Books provider, now requires the use of Adobe Digital Editions for downloading and opening the PDFs of their e-books. For further information please see our blog post.
2017 BMA Patient Information Award Winners announced
The winners of the 2017 BMA Patient Information Award have been announced in a ceremony at BMA House on Monday, 18 September 2017 at which BMA President, Professor Sir John Temple, was the guest of honour.
See the details of all of the winners.
2017 BMA Medical Book Award Winners announced
The winners of the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards have been announced in a ceremony at BMA House on Monday, 11 September 2017 at which BMA President, Professor Sir John Temple, was the guest of honour.
See the details of all of the winners.
You are no longer allowed to bring Food into the Library
We have now introduced a ban on all food, and non-lidded drinks, in the Library.
This ban has been introduced due to the fact that library users have not been disposing of food leftovers appropriately as well as not returning drinking glasses or crockery to the Hastings Room as requested.
We have previously been lenient with regard to the consumption of drinks and snacks in the library, but a number of users have recently started bringing in cooked and smelly foods – resulting in complaints.
All of the above has left us with no choice but to introduce a complete ban on food, and non-lidded drinks, because we now have a problem with mice!
Refugee Doctors now get free return postage labels when using our Postal Loans Service
Doctors who are registered with the BMA's Refugee Doctor Initiative now get free return postage labels when using our Postal Loans Service, meaning that the service is now completely free for them to use. This is in addition to the free return postage labels that are already provided to medical students and FY1/FY2 doctors.
Our E-Journals Collection - now with easier navigation for the A to Z list
We have added jump links to the A to Z list of our E-Journals, making it quicker and easier to get to the specific titles that you want to access.
There are now over 1,100 titles available in our E-Journals Collection, accessible to all BMA Members, including the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, JAMA, The Lancet, Medical Teacher and Nature.
Our E-Journals Collection can also be browsed and accessed by medical specialties.
Dissertation and Research Services (BMA Members only)
Let us help you by finding the articles that you need to complete your work with free database searches covering Medline, Embase, PsycINFO and HMIC. Or we can train you in searching skills so you can benefit from the wide range of information available to you.
Act now and email [email protected] to request a search or book a 1-2-1 tutorial session.
Quick and Simple access to our E-Books Collection
Our E-Books collection can be accessed via either our online catalogue or the pages on the BMA website that list selections of titles suitable for Medical Students, Junior Doctors and General Practitioners, as well as key titles in each medical specialty. Both of these routes now just require you to log in with your BMA website username and password. You no longer need to have a separate Dawsonera username and password.
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