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Library Services for Members, 2017-2020
Access to online resources and staff help are unaffected by the College’s major refurbishment project at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. See our FAQ section for information on specific services.
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SurgiCat+: the Library, Archives and Museum catalogue
Search SurgiCat+ for books, journals and other materials (both online and physical) held by the Library, materials held by the Archives, and specimens, art, and other objects in the Hunterian Museum. You can also find links to online resources, including ClinicalKey and Acland's Video Atlas of Anatomy, along with help on accessing them. Visit SurgiCat+.
25Jan2018The RCS Library’s subscription to Anatomy.tv ends on 29th January, 2018. After this date, RCS & FGDP members will no longer be able to access this resource using their College Login or OpenAthens account.
31Oct2017About the new Library Enquiry Point.
1Jun2017Due to ongoing discussions with the publishers over access, we are having to remove our Thieme subscriptions from the online catalogue for the time being. This includes the Journal of Neurological Surgery parts A & B and the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery and their predecessors.
18Mar2019From the back streets of Paris to the official fighting art of France, "Manuel de la boxe française et anglaise: méhode Leboucher" (1882) explains the art and history of French boxing, or savate. versus the English style, the sport of kings. It is fully illustrated with drawings of manly opponents with very fine moustaches to demonstrate the different moves.
1Mar2019Martin Van Butchell was one of the more colourful characters in Georgian London. The story of his life and unusual habits can be read in 'Life and character of the celebrated Mr. Martin Van Butchell, surgeon dentist and fistula curer, of Mount-street, Berkeley-square', a gossipy pamphlet held in the RCS Library.
15Feb2019New journals in the online collections.
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