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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+.
17Jul2019All past issues of the Specialty Updates are now archived on SurgiCat+ (the Library catalogue). The Updates are concise summaries of the latest evidence in a particular surgical field, designed to support surgeons in their use of evidence, guidelines and new technology in their practice. produced by the Library’s Current Awareness Team of Information Specialists and overseen by clinical specialist advisors.
23Apr2019The Library has invested in a new 3D anatomy resource – Visible Body .
31Oct2017About the new Library Enquiry Point.
20Sep2019In 1815, the future poet John Keats briefly studied medicine, with the apparent intention of ultimately becoming a surgeon. But was he ever serious about this?
6Sep2019An action-packed life and beautiful images of snakes from Sir Joseph Fayrer’s Thanatophidia of India 1872, a classic book on venomous snakes.
Daniel Defoe - The history of the Devil: ancient and modern in two parts with a description of the devil's dwelling (1793)"The only things certain in life are death and taxes". Benjamin Franklin's famous quote was derived from Daniel Defoe's work, "The political history of the Devil". Here we take a look at the Library's copy and the life of its author.
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