Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine

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Grey literature Apart from 'commercially' published science books, the library also holds several thousands of unpublished documents and reports (produced by, amongst others, the many subdivisions of the World Health Organization (WHO)). This type of "grey literature" is not kept in the reading rooms, but in a closed store. Starting from 1990, these documents are listed in the ITG Book & Document Holdings database, and can be asked for at the counter. In order to successfully identify and retrieve the actual documents, their unique serial number (listed in the "Series" field) is the main key.
Annual reports The library carries a collection of annual reports of various institutions and organizations in the field of tropical medicine and international health. These are not kept in the reading rooms, but in a closed store. They are listed in the electronic ITG Report Holdings catalogue.
Dissertations The library holds a copy of all dissertations made by participants in all ITG courses. These are not kept in the reading rooms, but in a closed store. As these are listed in both printed lists and an electronic ITG Student Dissertations (1912- ) catalogue, they can easily be identified and requested by filling in the appropriate form at the counter.
Reference Next to the computers there is a section with reference works. These include lots of statistical data on demography, health (care) and disease in developing countries. Read the guidelines "Finding country-related information in the ITG library" for optimal utilization of this section. Reference materials are increasingly becoming available on the Internet. In order to find them, one can use the popular Web directories and indexes, or the "General reference" section of the selected links page.
Video collection The library has about 300 video lessons and programs on general or tropical human and veterinary medicine, which can be viewed on an individual basis in the video room. Apart from a printed catalogue, the electronic ITG Video Holdings database can be consulted. The video tapes and viewer tokens can be obtained at the counter.
Interactive and multi-media programs Apart from the lessons on video tape, a number of interactive and multi-media programs on computer or CDROM - like "Kabisa", "Epitrop", "Tropimed", "Topics in International Health" (11 titles), etc. - are available and can also be viewed on an individual basis in the video room. The necessary CDROMs and PC tokens can be obtained at the counter.


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