Review: Acland’s Anatomy – Quiz function

Learning Advocate Kurian George (Second Year Biomedical Science student) has written a review of the Acland’s Anatomy exams function.

What it is:

Acland’s Anatomy is a series of anatomy tutorials presented online using cadavers. Split up into five main sections of the upper and lower extremities, the trunk, the head and neck, and the internal organs, Acland’s anatomy explains each section to a great degree of detail step-by-step, making it clear in understanding the crucial concepts  for all years. It has always been recommended to put learning into practice, which can be done here as well, with exams available at the end of every section.

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How to access it:

Aclands onsite link

Aclands offsite link  Select ‘UK access management‘ for Federation and St George’s, University of London as the institution.

If you can’t remember the link. Simply search for ‘SGUL Acland’s Anatomy‘  and select the link that says “A-Z Databases: acland’s“. Selecting this will take you to the onsite and offsite links.

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Search for SGUL Acland’s anatomy

Review of the Exam section:

I definitely found this very useful, as it puts to test whatever I have learnt and it is just for our own personal reflection of our knowledge of whatever we have learnt in the previous section. The fact that below each answer there is a link to the relevant section of the tutorial makes it a lot easier and convenient to learn from any mistakes made and further develop knowledge in that particular area. This is a great chance to learn if you don’t have time to go to the Dissecting Room outside the scheduled sessions.

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When the answer is revealed, Acland’s displays a link to the relevant section of the tutorial.

You can access the exams (the quiz section) and save your favourites by registering for a personal account.


Overall, I personally find Acland’s Anatomy a great resource to utilize outside of DR [Dissection Room] sessions and it does go into great detail in all of the areas of Anatomy. Having said that, it is difficult to discern how much one needs to learn as this is open to all years. In order to tackle, definitely use the DR book given in order to make sure you are on track with what is being taught and do not go into a lot more detail than what is required. Even though this is an excellent resource, it can take time to follow everything due to the amount of information given. One way to overcome this could be to learn the overview from the video and attached diagrams and animations, but also take part in some constructive learning with fellow peers, which I find is a great way to learn a lot of the taught content. To conclude, Acland’s Anatomy is an excellent resource and would definitely recommend it.

Kurian George
Second Year Biomedical Science Student

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Library Supporting Mental Wellness Week

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We are supporting the SGSU Mental Wellness week by putting up a book collection that includes celebrity stories of mental illness, meditation CDs, Ten Minute Stress Relief, an anti-stress poetry anthology, and books about depression and OCD. Whether you want to find out more about mental illness, or get a book to help you relax and de-stress, come by the Library to check out the display.

We also have two curated collections you can browse online. Clicking on the book image inside the Wakelet will take you to information about the item’s availability in the Library.

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The KU Big Read has come to St George’s Library and we are looking for FHSCE staff and student volunteers to help us spread the word!

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The Big Read is a project developed by Kingston University which has run with great success for the last few years. The project has a vision of using shared reading to build relationships and foster community spirit. In previous years, the selected book has been used for public engagement, as a catalyst for starting conversations between colleagues, students and staff, and to explore themes related to Higher Education and specific subject areas.

What: We need volunteers to read and review one of six shortlisted books in 150-500 words and also write a short sentence recommending why others might enjoy the book. We will post this review on the St George’s Library blog.

When: The books have arrived in the library and are ready to be picked up and read. Depending on your commitments, you will have 4 to 8 weeks to review.

Why: This is an opportunity to start a conversation through shared reading and be a part of an exciting project.

How: The deadline to put your name forward is midday Friday 17th March. If there is lots of interest we will pick names out of a hat and let you know by Monday 20th March. Please send your name, what course you are on or you job title, and, if you have a preference, what book you would like to review. You should be an FHSCE student or staff member based at St George’s, University of London.

To register your interest or if you would like to know more about this project, please contact the library at

For more information about the KU Big Read and the shortlisted books check out the KU Big Read website.

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New members of staff in the Library

We’re kicking off our staff profile series with two recent joiners, Michelle and Jennifer.

Hello my name is: Michelle Harricharan

My role in the Library is: Research Data Support Manager

Talk to me about:

All things research data. I am a data nerd. I love research and I especially love research data. Qualitative. Quantitative. Mixed method data. All of it!

High quality research relies on robust data handling and sharing. Good data management produces higher quality, verifiable and reproducible data that has a greater chance of being cited and reused, increasing opportunities for collaboration and boosting impact.

This is where I come in. I help SGUL researchers manage their data effectively in our changing, data intensive and Open research environment.

Recognising the value of Open Data to research outcomes and the pace of innovation, funders, publishers and regulatory bodies have implemented policies on data management and sharing. At SGUL’s Research Data Management (RDM) Service I support researchers in managing their data in compliance with this evolving policy landscape.

I am an advocate for Open Data at SGUL and help researchers to share their biomedical and health data responsibly; conforming to legal, ethical and professional obligations and accepted best practice.

You might see me around doing training or raising awareness in good data management. Say hi. I’d be happy to chat with you about your data and how you can manage your dataset(s) more effectively and efficiently.

Alternatively, you can drop the RDM Service an email at or phone us at 020 8725 5441.

You can also browse our RDM pages to learn more about how you can make the most of your data.

Something else about me

My favourite book is Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll). I’m addicted to adventure and a world that’s just a little bit bonkers.


Hello my name is: Jenni (Jennifer Hughes)

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My role in the Library is: Research Publications Assistant. This involves checking records and making them live in SORA (St George’s Online Resource Archive), helping process claims for gold open access payments, checking that articles we’ve paid for have been published open access, answering questions about open access and the HEFCE mandate, and helping researchers make their publications freely available online.

Talk to me about:  making articles open access, how to comply with the HEFCE mandate for the next REF, accessing articles through SORA and how open access works.

You can email  or

DynaMed Plus – now purchased

dynamedplus_banner_landingAfter a successful trial, the Library has purchased a subscription to DynaMed Plus.

DynaMed Plus provides quick access to synthesised evidence on thousands of clinical topics to help you make informed decisions.  Topics are updated daily as new evidence becomes available and it aims to provide objective analysis in an easily-digestible format. You can also download the DynaMed Plus app to use offline on your phone or tablet.

Access via our Databases A – Z  pages on the Library website:

See our <PDF on how to download and access the Dynamed+ App>

Library ♥ E-books

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This month, Library loves E-books! Through the Library you can access many online resources including e-books. We have collections available for SGUL staff and students and  NHS users and accessing them is easy (try one of the QR code posters if you are in the Library).

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E-books chosen by you

Here are some of the latest e-books that have been added to the collection through user choice. Go to the Catalogue Record tab and use the relevant link for SGUL or NHS users to access the content.

clinical-immunologyEssentials of Clinical Immunology

management-of-atrial-fibrillationManagement of Atrial Fibrillation: A Practical Approach

prescribing-at-a-glancePrescribing at a Glance

Oxford Handbooks available online

Oxford Medicine Online  gets you access to over 290 titles including popular books such as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics, Oxford Textbook of Medicine and more.


Accessing the e-books

Use the Library Catalogue to find and access our e-books:

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Tick the ‘Search only Electronic Books’ box before beginning your search.

You can also use Hunter to search for e-books.

See our webpage on how to access e-books from St George’s Library, for more information.

Find out more – Library pop up Tuesday 21 March 12-2pm

Visit our pop-up library to find out more about accessing e-books and e-resources on Tuesday 21 March 2017 12-2pm. Find us in the Social Learning Space outside the Library 1st Floor Hunter Wing. We will also have some goodies to give away!