Author Archives: Mariann Hilliar

Mariann Hilliar

About Mariann Hilliar

Works in Health Library at Cardiff University as a subject librarian.

From Tonight out of hours access for library users will be via the new South door.

You will be able to access the library from the new South door without a card from 7am – 6pm and with a card from 6pm – 7am, Monday to Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday access is available without a card from  9am – 5pm and outside of those hours with card only.

Additional Study Space

Between 9am and 9pm rooms 2.29 & 2.30 in the Cochrane Building, UHW will be made available from Wednesday 9th May until 15th June for silent study. When it is busy in Health Library you can also find extra study spaces in rooms 1.06 and 1.18 if they are not booked for teaching.

 

You can check how busy our study spaces here before you set off.

https://studyspaces.cardiff.ac.uk/

 

 

Postgraduate students – we want your feedback! We’re all ears!

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Influence the future of your libraries today. Let us know your views online or in our sites by 18th March and enter a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher and other sweet prizes! What is it like to use our services as a masters or research postgraduate?

How are we doing? What would you like to see? Where are we falling short?

Visit: bit.ly/CUPostgradLibrary (English), or bit.ly/LlyfrgellOlraddedigPC (yn Gymraeg).

Need somewhere to park your wheels?

Some of you reported (myself included) that you find it difficult to find somewhere to park your bike and that more bike racks around the Cochrane Building at UHW are needed.

TA DA!

Over 40 new bike racks are to be installed around the Cochrane Building and are to due to be ready on Friday 2nd March. Any prizes for most pimped bike?

Cycle safe!

Systematic Review: Food From our Oceans

The Cardiff University-based Academia Europea Hub (Wales) has overseen the compilation of a major new Evidence Review Report Food from the Oceans, which examines the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food. The University Library Service’s BLS team made an important contribution undertaking a series of literature reviews to support the project.

Hub Manager Louise Edwards praised the team’s efforts: “one of Cardiff’s unique strengths in the European Scientific Advice Mechanism is our competence in undertaking systematic reviews for policymaking.  In Food from the Oceans, our Library subject specialists undertook high-quality rapid reviews in both the natural sciences and the social sciences/humanities.  Their work was recognised and appreciated by both the expert working groups and the European Commission”

The report is available online at https://www.sapea.info/foodfromtheoceans. Print copies will be available shortly from selected ULS libraries.

A four day training session on undertaking Systematic Reviews is scheduled for 9-12 April 2018 Find out more and book here

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/specialist-unit-for-review-evidence/study/systematic-review-course

 

 

 

BMJ Best Practice

We recently took a subscription to BMJ Best Practice – Access it via the Library to ensure you have off campus access (rather than searching for it via Google) or here http://abc.cardiff.ac.uk/login?url=http://bestpractice.bmj.com

Add the app to your mobile device for convenience and additional features. To download the app you first need to create an account on the BMJ Best Practice website. You will need to use this login to download the app.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool which aims to assist health professionals in making decisions about treatment and diagnosis. It uses an evidence based, patient focused approach. BMJ Best Practice links out to PubMed records so you can access the full text where Cardiff University has access and information about drugs and dosages are linked via the BNF. (You can also download the BNF app freely – please see separate post here http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/blslibraries/2017/10/24/new-improved-bnf-bnfc-app/

BMJ Best Practice can be used to:

  • Get a second opinion about prevention, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis
  • Identify UK or international guidelines
  • Identify evidence-based synopses
  • Develop professionally – notes and links can be saved to a personal portfolio
  • Identify images to be used for educational purposes
  • There are also links to national and international guidelines and patient information leaflets.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav