Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Unpaywall Browser extension


unpaywallUnpaywall
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

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BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning is a collection of over 300 online interactive tutorials on clinical subjects and deal with everyday issues in primary care and hospital medicine. They are evidence based and and peer reviewed, and are regularly updated. It is commissioned by the BMJ Publishing Group.

The 26 Foundation Skills modules are suitable for doctors completing the foundation programme, core and specialty trainees and other members of the clinical workforce. The 35 Surgical Skills modules cover surgical techniques and procedures for ST 1 & 2 level surgical trainees.  As well as detailed modules on surgical procedures, the product also includes sections on anaesthesia, suture techniques, instrument handling and guides on patient consent.

Is BMJ Learning for me?

  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Occupational therapists

as well as the professions below plus others will find useful materials in there.

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The first time you access this resource you will need to register. Open BMJ Learning and Register here 

For help using BMJ Learning, and to see answers to common questions, please see our Help and FAQs page. If you’re new to BMJ Portfolio, you might like to take a look at the user guide.

NHS staff- Clinical Key training sessions

clinical keyFind out how you can personalise and make best use of Clinical Key.

The library has arranged some half-hour training sessions on Clinical Key, to be held on Tuesday 11th October at UHW.

The sessions will be delivered by Marenne de Ruuk, a trainer from Clinical Key.

You can turn up without booking, although it would be helpful to us if you could let us know your preferred time.

Date: Tuesday 11th October

Times: On the hour and half-hour from 11.00 – 3.30.

Venue: Room 2TB2 33, Main hospital.  Please follow the signs from the B2 lifts.

This training is open to all Cardiff and Vale UHB staff.

Contact: If you have any queries, or to book, please contact Rosemary Soper, 02920 715497  soper@cf.ac.uk  or Meg Gorman 02920 688156  gormanm@cf.ac.uk

Point of Care Tools for Cardiff and Vale UHB Staff Clinical Key & UpToDate

Find Clinical Key and UpToDate on the Clinical Portal on any Cardiff and Vale UHB networked PC.

clinical key

Clinical Key is an online search tool which gives access to key point clinical summaries, 600+ journals, 1,150+ books, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, patient information and 18,000 videos and images relating to all medical and surgical specialities. This current, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information is updated daily.

 

uptodate

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource that provides answers to clinical questions on over 10,000 topics in over 22 medical specialties. UpToDate topic reviews cover all of the major aspects of a particular condition, including symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment options. Patient information materials are also available.

 

Athens accounts

Both resources are available off site using an Athens account.  You can self register for an Athens account via the Cardiff and Vale UHB intranet howis.wales.nhs.uk/ehl  or the internet www.wales.nhs.uk/ehl.  For help, please email soper@cardiff.ac.uk  or  cochraneliby@cardiff.ac.uk

Access UptoDate via UptoDate Anywhere App

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UpToDate

Cardiff University Library Service has access to UpToDate.

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource that provides answers to clinical questions on over 10,000 topics covering a wide range of medical specialties. UpToDate topic reviews cover all of the major aspects of a particular condition, including symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment options.

You can register to use the UpToDate Anywhere App which enables access via the app on up to two mobile devices. Using UptoDate via the App enables you to obtain continuing education credit. Read more about CE/CPD earnt via UptoDate here

In order to access the UpToDate Anywhere app, please follow the instructions below.

  • Access UpToDate Anywhere via any of the above routes logging on with your Cardiff username and password.
  • Click on the “Login/Register” tab in the top right hand corner.
  • Create a unique user name and password on the UpToDate Anywhere registration page: You will use this username and password to access UpToDate from your mobile devices.
  • You are now registered and will receive a confirmation email about installing the UpToDate Mobile App
  • Following these instructions you can now download UpToDate apps on up to two devices
  • In addition to the app, now you have registered you will be able to access UpToDate from any computer with internet access using your unique username and password at: www.uptodate.com and click the log in button located on the top right corner of the webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: to continue to use the UpToDate mobile app, 90 day re-verification is required. In-application and email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation with Cardiff University. You can complete verification by logging on to UpToDate once every 90 days with your Cardiff University username and password.

If you fail to re-verify in time, you can re-register as above.