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.

 

Meet the staff – Zoe Young

What is your name and job title?

I’m Zoe Young, and I’m providing cover for the role of Subject Librarian working with Jonathan Jones to support the School of Healthcare Sciences.

I also continue as Subject Librarian supporting Optometry and Pharmacy.

I am based in the Health Library, Cochrane Building. I will be focussing on supporting postgraduate programmes in particular so please do get in touch (youngz@cardiff.ac.uk / 02922510196) or book a 1-2-1 meeting quickly and easily here: www.bit.ly/bls-121s

What are your qualifications?

BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Ecology & Conservation, MSc in Information & Library Studies

Where did you live as a child?

Hedge-End and Bursledon, both villages near Southampton.

What do you like best about Cardiff?

I love that although Cardiff is a city you are never far from the countryside, the sea or the mountains.

Where did you work before?

I had various non-library jobs, worked in shops, an engineering factory and worked in a pharmacy before I decided on a library career.

First library post was working as a Library Assistant at King’s College London. Then after my MSc I moved to Cardiff, where I worked for Friends of the Earth (Cymru) and the Welsh Assembly libraries before getting my first professional post at Cardiff University as an Assistant Subject Librarian within the Law Library. I then moved to the Bute Library as the Subject Librarian for Optometry and Pharmacy.

What are your favourite things about being a subject librarian?

The variety within the job, no day is the same and of course the great people you meet and I work with.

If you didn’t work in a library, what would be your dream job?

Studying lemurs in Madagascar. They are amazing creatures and I did my Undergraduate project on them. Not likely to happen now as I don’t think my children would cope well in the jungle.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

I was constantly in the public library borrowing books and read a lot as a child. The Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves were probably the first ones I borrowed.

What do you enjoy reading now?

I still get to read fun children’s books due to the age of my children and we are currently reading Mable Jones and the Doomsday book by Will Mabbitt.
I enjoy reading lots of different genres from crime & mysteries, fantasy and historical fiction to autobiographies and cook books.

 

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.

Library services for graduating students working in Wales

Every Health Board in Wales provides a library service for staff, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. When you start your new job, please visit the local hospital library to find out what they can offer you.  If you will be working in Cardiff and Vale UHB, you can register in the Health Library, UHW or the Archie Cochrane Library, UHL.

If you have a student Athens account, please ask your local library for a new staff account, which gives you extra resources, including the BNF.

Libraries are here to support you in your work so please contact us if we can help.

Research Staff – Training session- Analysing Research Publications data

This introductory session to the SciVal database shows you how to track research publications performance, identify institutional strengths and compare Cardiff University to peers around the world. You can analyse citations by team, department or institution, compare outputs with other institutions and analyse collaboration data. SciVal draws citation data from Scopus to provide several different metrics for any grouping of people or publications. The data can be filtered by more than 330 journal subject categories. You can also analyse publication sets you have created, for example from a search in Scopus or from an ORCA list.

When: 27 June 2017, 12:30-14:00

Where: Health Library, Cochrane Building. UHW

Book your place via the intranet here or search the intranet for library training.

Meet the staff- Matt Harvey

What’s your name and job title?

I’m Matt Harvey, and I’m providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. I’m also a Learning Resource Officer for the library service.

Matt Harvey

What are your qualifications?

BA English Literature and Cultural Criticism, and MA Critical and Cultural Theory, from Cardiff University. Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University.

Where did you work before?

My part-time jobs have ranged from hosing down a salad factory in full hazmat gear, to making computer games for the Trading Standards Institute. Which seems odd in hindsight.

My first library job was in my local library, during sixth form. I really liked working in such a positive environment, where the purpose was to help people find information and books for pleasure: not to sell them things.

At university, I taught students as a postgraduate tutor, and got an evening and weekend job at the Arts and Social Studies Library. After graduating, I worked in Student Support at Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, helping students finance their studies.

I returned to the Arts and Social Studies Library as a Senior Library Assistant, mainly working as an IT Support Assistant. During that time I got to set up this new thing called ‘social media’ for the library service, and also for the Journal of Information Literacy. I also completed my librarianship qualification at Aberystwyth.

Over the last few years, I have set up and run a digitisation service for the library service: checking copyright and providing scans of course readings for students. If you have anything you’d like scanned for your modules, let me know: http://bit.ly/ulslrss

I’ve just started a new post, providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. This means joining the teams at the Health Library and the Dental Library, which is very exciting! I’ll continue to run the digitisation service, with the help of a new team member. In my new role, I’m looking forward to leading workshops and teaching students: mainly information and digital literacy, with hopefully not too many questions about teeth.

Where did you live as a child?

A small village in Worcestershire.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

asterix

Asterix. Instilled a lasting appreciation of history, cartoons, and excruciating puns!

 

 

What do you do in your spare time?

I’ve never given up on playing boardgames and, I might as well admit, toy soldiers. Fortunately, the geeks have inherited the earth, and this is now the height of cool. It won’t last.

My reading interests are science fiction, mythology and history, preferably medieval or earlier. I spend too much time on Wikipedia. My specialist subject is probably Tolkien.