Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Access to NVIVO

The way you can download NVIVO has changed. The software is no longer charged for at the library. Instead you can follow the below instructions to install it.

  • You can download the application from QSR’s website: https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/support-overview/downloads
  • During installation, you will be asked to input a product key – this can be found in the application’s support page on the Cardiff Intranet: https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/students/applications/help/nvivo (the terms of use can also be found on this page)
  • NVivo is available for Windows and MAC, although the MAC version of the software offers fewer features compared to the Windows version. The product key is the same for both versions
  • The software’s product key will expire annually, so will need to be updated each year. Users who activate the software using a product key associated with Cardiff University’s software license will receive the updated product key via email whenever the old key expires
  • There is no longer a charge associated with this software

We are unable to provide NVivo to non-Cardiff University students or members of staff – this means that NHS staff are ineligible for access to the software under our site licence.

Access to Complete Anatomy

We now have access to Complete Anatomy which is an Interactive 3D anatomy learning resource. Complete Anatomy includes: layering of anatomical elements; interactive labelling; animations; quizzes and other tools.

Download the app via an app store and login on campus to enable institutional access.

Open the app and select get started, complete the in-app registration by creating a 3d4Medical Account.

Access to Complete Anatomy

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

 

 

New & Improved BNF & BNFC App

A new and improved BNF & BNFC Apps have been released, you will no longer need to have an Athens username and password to download the apps. The apps will also work offline when you have no internet access.

The old apps will no longer be updated and will be withdrawn at the end of the year so please make sure you download the new version.

More information and links available here:
https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/new-improved-bnf-and-bnfc-app-launched?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=bnf&bnfclaunch17

Access to our multimedia resources

Addicted to video? Access our multimedia resources below!

Resource

Access

Content

Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy.

Search for the resource on LibrarySearch

Video’s and interactive models of human anatomy

Box of Broadcasts

Search for the resource on LibrarySearch

Free to view TV and Radio since 1990’s. Find your favourite film!

Faculti

TRIAL ACCESS TO THIS RESEOURCE

1. Go to https://faculti.net/my-account

2. Scroll down to Shibboleth access and select your university

3. Login with Cardiff credentials

4. Login will take you back to your my-account page (detailed information here: https://faculti.net/account-help)

5. Press the Faculti logo in the top left corner and enjoy the platform.

Henry Stewart

Search for the resource on Library Search

Presentations from World Leading experts.

JOVE

Search for the resource on Library Search

Online scientific video of experiments

UptoDate

Search for the resource on Library Search

Topic summaries of disease with photos of presentation and patient leaflets

Access to new resources- JOVE Archive

We now have access to the JOVE archive in the following areas:

  • Immunity and Infection,
  • Genetics,
  • Cancer Research

Watch JOVE’s scientific videos including demonstrations of experiments from laboratories at top research institutions. Use the advanced search options to help you find what you need.

In Vivo Model for Testing Effect of Hypoxia on Tumor Metastasis

New Resources available-Databases

Lots of new resources have been added to stock over the last couple of weeks.

You can now search:

CAB abstracts- which covers applied life sciences including agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.

Global Health – the only specialist database specific to public health. The open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% material contained in Global Health is unique to the database.

 

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.

Unpaywall Browser extension


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is a browser extension which adds an icon to your screen that lets you know if the full text of the article you are trying to view is available Open Access.  You can add the extension to Google Chrome or Firefox and click on the icon to check for a link to an Open Access version – it’ll add an open padlock icon to the right of the screen, which will take you to the full text.

The extension works using DOI’s – so if there is no DOI- the plugin won’t work.

Read more about Unpaywall and its origins here

Is this a game changer in the way that people access free full-text versions of research articles? Let us know what you think of it in comments below!

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