Celebrate Shakespeare @ 450 with Cardiff University Libraries!

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Rob Sell

Cardiff University Libraries mark 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, our libraries are holding a week long Shakespeare 450 celebration from 1st – 5th December. We will be hosting Shakespeare-themed displays, as well as competitions throughout the week: The Arts and Social Studies Library will be promoting Shakespeare-related Read moreabout Celebrate Shakespeare @ 450 with Cardiff University Libraries!


New Top tips video – finding information for your studies

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library service has produced a brand new video to introduce you to using specialist databases in your subject area. This video tells you how to take advantage of the main features of these resources – from improving your search, finding the full text of articles to keeping track of your results. As the video uses a Read moreabout New Top tips video – finding information for your studies


New eBook collection – Cambridge Books Online

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library service is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Cambridge Books online collection for this academic year. The collection contains over 25,000 Cambridge University Press and affiliated publisher eBook titles and the content encompasses a broad range of subjects including the humanities, social sciences and STM subjects (scientific, technical and medical). The Read moreabout New eBook collection – Cambridge Books Online


Science Library after refurbishment.

New look libraries for 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Matthew Harvey

We’ve spent the last three years refurbishing eight of your libraries. We’ve listened to your suggestions, and provided improved facilities and working spaces, based on how you use the libraries. We’ve picked out some of the highlights below, and you can take a look at the individual library blogs and Twitter feeds to see more Read moreabout New look libraries for 2014


Events celebrating Open Access Week

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

In celebration of the 7th annual Open Access week, the ORCA and Open Access teams extend an invitation to all research-active staff and students to attend a drop-in session in your local University Library. The aim of each session is to answer any queries about making best use of ORCA, uploading your research publications, developments Read moreabout Events celebrating Open Access Week


Virtual Browse comes to LibrarySearch

Posted on October 8, 2014 by Jacqueline Roach

Virtual Browse is a new feature in LibrarySearch which lets you scan along a virtual bookshelf across all 14 libraries. Just select the Virtual Browse option underneath the details of the book and you will see which books appear alongside the book on the library shelves. You can browse backwards and forwards along this virtual Read moreabout Virtual Browse comes to LibrarySearch


Videos for top tips on LibrarySearch

Posted on October 2, 2014 by Haley Cheek

The University Library Service has produced three video tutorials on using LibrarySearch, including ‘Top tips on ArticleSearch’, ‘Finding items on your reading list’, and ‘Renewing your items’. ‘Top tips on ArticleSearch’ shows you how to access and use ArticleSearch to find journal articles for assignments and research. ArticleSearch is great to use because unlike other search Read moreabout Videos for top tips on LibrarySearch



A new way to reach research participants…

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Call For Participants is a new website where you can advertise your active and upcoming research studies and find research participants for free. You can create your own landing page to highlight your research, explain the tasks you would like potential participants to undertake and set customised screening questions. Call For Participants is not discipline Read moreabout A new way to reach research participants…


NATO Summit – Access to Libraries

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Lindsay Roberts

The following information has been taken from the University’s NATO Summit advice webpage: The Bute Library, Architecture Library and the IT Room in the Glamorgan Building will all be closed on 3, 4 and 5 of September. The Biomedical Sciences Library in the Sir Martin Evans building will be inaccessible to students on 4 and 5 of September due Read moreabout NATO Summit – Access to Libraries