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Christmas Vacation and January Examination Period 

Cardiff University library books will not be due for return or be recalled between Saturday 14 December and Monday 6 January.  

Books can be requested throughout the vacation and examination period. Check your University email for recall notices and be prepared to return any recalled items by their due date. If you’re away from Cardiff, post items back to us to avoid fines.  

Gwyliau’r Nadolig a’r Cyfnod Arholiadau Ionawr 

Ni fydd yn rhaid dychwelyd llyfrau llyfrgell Prifysgol Caerdydd rhwng dydd Sadwrn 14 Rhagfyr a dydd Llun 6 Ionawr.   

Mae’n bosibl gosod ceisiadau ar lyfrau trwy gydol y gwyliau a’r cyfnod arholiadau. Cadwch olwg ar eich e-bost y Brifysgol ar gyfer hysbysiadau adalw a bod yn barod i ddychwelyd unrhyw eitemau adalw gan eu dyddiad. Os ydych i ffwrdd o Gaerdydd gallwch eu postio yn ôl atom er mwyn osgoi dirwyon.  

Invitation for academic staff to learn about SAGE research support materials

This introductory session to the SAGE research database will give you a thorough and interactive introduction to SAGE Research Methods, a database containing thousands of resources, dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas. The session will cover content and tools you can use in order to improve the research skills and capacity, and build confidence and experience in using the database for future study and research projects. SAGE Research Methods can be your guide in overcoming common research challenges – whether you want to conduct more effective literature reviews, construct a manageable research question, learn how to prepare data ready for analysis, disseminate your research more widely, or understand challenging research methods terminology. The final interactive activity involves designing a reading list for an information skills workshop, lecture, or a current assignment or project you are working on. The reading list can then be used outside of the session to compliment what you are working on at the moment. Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions, so that by the end of the session, everyone will be ready to start exploring the platform independently and confidently. This session would be perfect for faculty members who are teaching Research Methods courses, supervising researchers, or even those conducting their own research projects!

When: 23rd October 2019 13:30 – 15:30

Where: Science Library, IT training room 2

How: Book your place  here 

Welcome back returning students!

Welcome back- we hope you had a refreshing break and are ready to dive back into your studies and Cardiff life.

Are you feeling like a bit of a reorganisation for your fresh start? We have some apps we wanted to remind you about we think it would be helpful for you to have ready to use when you need them.

You’ll notice that reading list items are now provided from a link in Learning Central. This should make locating books and journal articles super quick and easy for you. Remember if an item is out on loan- place a request. You can export the reading list from Leganto into EndNote or other citation managers – just use the export button in the usual way.

BNF APP– Available from your app store. Simply register to be able to download. Information & 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&bnfcla

BMJ Best practice 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.

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 may need to reactivate your access to Uptodate. 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 via http://abc.cardiff.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search?unid=^u&srcsys=EZPX339439

Information about installing the UpToDate app can be found here https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/blslibraries/2015/08/28/uptodate-anywhere/

We’ll keep you posted here of any new resources, updates to services and staff. Have a productive year! 😉

Welcome new students!

Welcome to Cardiff! We look forward to seeing you in the library. You’ll receive some library welcome & training sessions where we’ll introduce you to some of the amazing resources that Cardiff University has access to enabling you to get the best information for your study.

Follow our twitter account @cuhealthliby for quick updates from us.

Have you just moved to Cardiff to study or work? Find some detail in these books in the library.

Rough Guide to Wales

Cardiff

Cardiff Students Union has more information about living in Cardiff here

http://www.cardiffstudents.com/love_cardiff/living/

Update to Cardiff University Harvard Referencing style

You may have noticed that the Cardiff Harvard style guide has been updated recently. Here’s the two main updates and changes made:

1. In the past you had the option to put a web link at the end of a journal reference. This URL format has now been replaced by a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) i.e.

Berry, D. P. and Bell, M. P. 2012. Expatriates: gender, race and class distinctions in international management. Gender, Work & Organization 19(1), pp. 10-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00577.x

You can usually find the DOI next to the article title or on the PDF version of the article. If there is no DOI available you are advised to provide the normal journal reference without a DOI.

2. You no longer need to add [Online] to any reference type. This was usually used for webpages. A webpage would now be referenced:

Thompson, B. 2009. What role for TV in the wired world? Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8115671.stm [Accessed: 10 September 2016]

Take a look at the Cardiff University Harvard Referencing guide or tutorial for further info.

 

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