Unpaywall 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.
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?
as well as the professions below plus others will find useful materials in there.
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.
Find Clinical Key and UpToDate on the Clinical Portal on any Cardiff and Vale UHB networked PC.
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 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.
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.