Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Keeping Up to Date with Literature in your field

Browzine

Browzine is great for current awareness and browsing journal content. Browzine is perfect for you if you want to regularly read new issues of specific journals.

  • Discover – search for a known title or browse by subject area.
  • My Bookshelf – build your own personal library and organise your journals how you want. 
  • Alerts let you know when new articles have been published to help you stay up to date with your research.
  • Save articles in your library for later reading. Download, share citations over Twitter and manage references in EndNote or another reference manager. 
  • Mobile compatible – the BrowZine App syncs across devices so you can access your collection wherever you go.   

Start using the desktop version or download the free app from the Apple and Amazon App Stores and from Google Play. After downloading the app, find Cardiff University in the list and enter your credentials when prompted.

Journal Updates

Journal alerts allow you to keep up to date with newly published articles from your favourite journals. They are perfect for you if you want an alert to come through to your email so you can look up the content later.

  • You can set up alerts to receive the table of contents of new journal issues as they are published, articles by specific authors, and keyword searches by using Zetoc. Available to be used by current students and staff, this is a multi-disciplinary database of 20,000 research journals, and 16,000 conference proceedings.
  • For the largest freely available collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs), use JournalTOCs. It is for anyone who’s looking for the latest or most current papers published in the scholarly literature. It is free, searchable, and provides alerts on request.

Current Awareness Bulletins.

Many organisations produce bulletins which allow you to keep up to date with their areas of expertise, and are free and easy to subscribe to. For example:

  • NICE Newsletter for clinical standards and guidance
  • Welsh Government Health and Social Service
  • Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin

Database Alerts

Search alerts can be set up within databases to provide automatic notification when new results are available. They are a perfect way for you to stay up to date on specific content in your subject area without having to constantly re-enter the exact search terms into a databases. You really need a robust search strategy for this to be of maximum benefit. Get in touch with us in the library if you need more help with this.

  • You can set up database search alerts to notify you by email when new results relating to your search are added to the database. You will need to register with a database in order to save your search.

Citation Alerts

Citation alerts are a good way of keeping track of essential articles in your subject area by building on resources you have already identified as being very helpful. If an article, which cites your selected article or author, is added to the database you will be alerted. Citation databases, such as Scopus and Web of Science, offer the option of citation alerts. Google Scholar will also enable you to track citations.

Altmetrics

Use altmetrics to track articles and receive email alerts when a particular item such as a journal article is mentioned, by using unique IDs such as DOIs, or keywords.

Altmetrics are perfect to:

  • Monitor the attention that a paper or other item that you or someone else has authored receives on social media, in newspapers, in patents, in policy documents etc.
  • Discover how your research may be being used in a way you’ve not considered
  • Discover popular new content to read e.g. a Tweet may mention something interesting in relation to your work

News Stories

  • Create an alert to be notified by email of news stories on your selected topic. For news reports, including UK national and regional newspapers and major newspapers from around the world use Nexis UK .
  • If you are using BBC News  to follow a story you can subscribe to text messages for updates (cost is 10p per text). Alternatively use the BBC News app and set it to push news stories to your mobile device.

Mailing Lists

Joining a mailing list is a good way to ensure you don’t miss out on key discussions around a topic. JISCmail  is a service designed specifically for the education and research communities and provides access to UK academic discussion lists. You can search or browse by subject category to find lists on a specific topic and subscribe to receive email alerts.

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.