Author Archives: Mariann Hilliar

Mariann Hilliar

About Mariann Hilliar

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

Access to Journal archives

Over the last couple of weeks we have increased electronic access to our journal archive collection. The articles in them will surface on LibrarySearch when you do a subject or topic search. These are the journals which we have extended in our collections.

 

  • Journal of Advanced Nursing,
  • Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology,
  • Social Development,
  • Journal of Dental Research,
  • Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology,
  • European Journal of Cancer Care,
  • Journal of Zoology, Proteins, Molecular Ecology
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery,
  • Pharmacotherapy, Taylor & Francis Pharmacology & Toxicology archive,
  • European Journal of Oral Sciences,
  • Gerondotology,
  • Oral Diseases,
  • Dental Traumatology,
  • Molecular Oral Microbiology,
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

Library services for graduating students working in Wales

Every Health Board in Wales provides a library service for staff, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. When you start your new job, please visit the local hospital library to find out what they can offer you.  If you will be working in Cardiff and Vale UHB, you can register in the Health Library, UHW or the Archie Cochrane Library, UHL.

If you have a student Athens account, please ask your local library for a new staff account, which gives you extra resources, including the BNF.

Libraries are here to support you in your work so please contact us if we can help.

Research Staff – Training session- Analysing Research Publications data

This introductory session to the SciVal database shows you how to track research publications performance, identify institutional strengths and compare Cardiff University to peers around the world. You can analyse citations by team, department or institution, compare outputs with other institutions and analyse collaboration data. SciVal draws citation data from Scopus to provide several different metrics for any grouping of people or publications. The data can be filtered by more than 330 journal subject categories. You can also analyse publication sets you have created, for example from a search in Scopus or from an ORCA list.

When: 27 June 2017, 12:30-14:00

Where: Health Library, Cochrane Building. UHW

Book your place via the intranet here or search the intranet for library training.

Meet the staff- Matt Harvey

What’s your name and job title?

I’m Matt Harvey, and I’m providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. I’m also a Learning Resource Officer for the library service.

Matt Harvey

What are your qualifications?

BA English Literature and Cultural Criticism, and MA Critical and Cultural Theory, from Cardiff University. Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University.

Where did you work before?

My part-time jobs have ranged from hosing down a salad factory in full hazmat gear, to making computer games for the Trading Standards Institute. Which seems odd in hindsight.

My first library job was in my local library, during sixth form. I really liked working in such a positive environment, where the purpose was to help people find information and books for pleasure: not to sell them things.

At university, I taught students as a postgraduate tutor, and got an evening and weekend job at the Arts and Social Studies Library. After graduating, I worked in Student Support at Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, helping students finance their studies.

I returned to the Arts and Social Studies Library as a Senior Library Assistant, mainly working as an IT Support Assistant. During that time I got to set up this new thing called ‘social media’ for the library service, and also for the Journal of Information Literacy. I also completed my librarianship qualification at Aberystwyth.

Over the last few years, I have set up and run a digitisation service for the library service: checking copyright and providing scans of course readings for students. If you have anything you’d like scanned for your modules, let me know: http://bit.ly/ulslrss

I’ve just started a new post, providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. This means joining the teams at the Health Library and the Dental Library, which is very exciting! I’ll continue to run the digitisation service, with the help of a new team member. In my new role, I’m looking forward to leading workshops and teaching students: mainly information and digital literacy, with hopefully not too many questions about teeth.

Where did you live as a child?

A small village in Worcestershire.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

asterix

Asterix. Instilled a lasting appreciation of history, cartoons, and excruciating puns!

 

 

What do you do in your spare time?

I’ve never given up on playing boardgames and, I might as well admit, toy soldiers. Fortunately, the geeks have inherited the earth, and this is now the height of cool. It won’t last.

My reading interests are science fiction, mythology and history, preferably medieval or earlier. I spend too much time on Wikipedia. My specialist subject is probably Tolkien.