Open Access Week 2017

23rd October – 27th October

Open Access Week is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. It takes place globally during the last full week of October in a multitude of locations both on- and offline.

During Open access week we will be answering some of your questions, including:

  • Should I go Green or Gold open access?
  • How can I check whether my journal complies with REF/my funder?
  • Is my article eligible to have the APC paid from the block grant?
  • Which version of my paper can I archive in the institutional repository?
  • What is a Creative Commons licence?

If you have any questions you would like us to answer please email us at

This year we are offering two drop-in sessions where you can come and meet the open access team and they will be able to answer any questions you may have on open access.

  • Pop up Open Access Session – 11- 1 Tuesday 24th October, Project Room 2, Medical Library, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill.
  • Pop up Open Access Session – 12 – 2 Thursday 26th October, Committee Room 2, University Office, Old Aberdeen.

Books reduced to 50p in Medical Library sale

We are reducing our remaining books for sale to 50p from today. The sale is continuing on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library on the Foresterhill Campus. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required.

Happy browsing!

Medical Library Team

Medical Library book sale starts today

We are holding a book sale on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library starting today. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required. Hundreds of books are included and all the books are priced at only £1 each. Come and visit us soon to make sure you have the pick of the best ones.

All topics are covered and the sale includes these popular titles as well as many others – we looking forward to seeing you!

Clinical Medicine Kumar and Clark
General and Systematic Pathology Underwood
Pharmacology Rang and Dale
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry Champe, Harvey et al
Essential Surgery Burkitt, Quick et al
Human Physiology Silverthorn
Health and Illness in the Community Taylor, Smith et al

Medical Library Team

Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre

Blackwell’s bookstore in the Medical Library today

Clinical Medicine, Kumar & Clark, 9th ed.

Blackwell’s Aberdeen is opening a pop-up bookstore in the Medical Library today between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Blackwell’s Reading List Website
As soon as a new reading list confirmed, it is posted online to let you know what you will need for each module or degree. Link below.

Student Price Match Guarantee
Blackwell’s run a Student Price Match Guarantee at the start of each term to make sure you get the best deal possible.

Exclusive Book Bundles
Blackwell’s offer custom bundles of book that will cover modules or a full term for your subjects.

Second-Hand Books
Blackwell’s sell and buyback second-hand books. At term time Blackwell’s post daily updates of the newly received second-hand books on Facebook and Twitter if you want to grab a bargain. Please ask in the branch in you have any question about how second-hand buyback works.

If you have any more questions or you want to pre-order any books / bundles. Please feel free to contact the Blackwell’s branch.
Email –
Telephone – 01224 486102
Twitter – @BlackwellsAbdn
Facebook –

Medical Library Tours

Meet the library staff and find how to use the Medical Library!

We will be running short tours of the Medical Library on Wednesday 13th September and Thursday 14th September.

There is no need to sign up, just come to the Issue Desk at 11.00am or 2.30pm and ask to join a tour.

We look forward to seeing you in the Medical Library soon.

Medical Library Team

See cancer – at the IMS

Dividing lung cancer cellInstitute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus

14 September 2017
18:00 – 19:30

What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
How can you reduce the risk of getting cancer?
How can we fight cancer?

Every year around 32,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer. This figure is predicted to rise to almost 35,000 by 2020. Cancer survival rates are improving thanks to medical research.

  • But how much do you actually know about cancer?

Join our leading scientists on Thursday 14th September as we provide the answers and showcase Aberdeen’s unique approach to fighting cancer. See cancer under the microscope and learn more about our plans to raise £4.5 million to transform local cancer care with your support.

  • It’s time to share the knowledge – let’s beat cancer together.

To register for this free event please call Laura on 01224 274 111 or
email or visit

Parking will be available next to the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Access is off Ashgrove Road West.

How to find the IMS (map)