Gillian McDonald

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Trial of Medical ebooks from Thieme

Posted on 8 February 2013 by Gillian McDonald

Cardiff University has access to a trial of medical textbooks available online from the publisher Thieme until March 31st. The Thieme E-Book Library offers unlimited concurrent online access to a collection of fully downloadable medical textbooks, comprising of anatomy, basic sciences, clinical sciences and radiology textbooks. It currently contains 69 full-color textbooks, which users can download to
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Open Access titles available on the elibrary

Posted on 3 May 2012 by Gillian McDonald

The University has a large collection of open access books and journals available to everyone via the elibrary.  The Directory of Open Access Journals – DOAJ – alone has around 7500 journals, covering a wide range of subjects and accessible on and off campus.  Other free journal collections include Versita, European Union Publications, Biomed Central and
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Mass Observation Online – free trial

Posted on 10 February 2012 by Gillian McDonald

Mass Observation Online is an archive of British social history. The diaries of British people have been gathered and indexed since 1937, making this an invaluable resource for social and cultural history. It is available for a short trial period to Cardiff University users.  The free trial will last for four weeks from today. To access
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Llyfrau o’r Gorffennol / Books from the Past

Posted on 1 February 2012 by Gillian McDonald

Cardiff University now has, via the, free online access to Books from the Past.  This is a collection of books of national cultural interest which have long been out of print and are unlikely to be reprinted by traditional means.  The texts are available in two forms – images of the original book pages, together
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BioOne Mobile

Posted on 29 November 2011 by Gillian McDonald

BioOne is pleased to announce the official launch of BioOne Mobile, an optimized website now available to smartphone users at With this new mobile interface, all content from BioOne’s 167 journals and book series is available for easy access to faculty, students, and researchers via their iPhones, Androids, and Blackberry smartphones. Because BioOne’s optimization
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De Gruyter Online launch Beta version

Posted on 11 November 2011 by Gillian McDonald

The publisher Walter de Gruyter will be launching a new site in December to supercede the current platform Reference Global.  The Beta version is currently available – – and you are encouraged to try it out and give some feeback before the launch. If you have a current user account with Reference Global this will
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Bx Recommender service now available on ScienceDirect and Scopus

Posted on 10 November 2011 by Gillian McDonald

Following an agreement between Ex Libris (suppliers of Voyager, Metalib, SFX etc) and Elsevier (providers of ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVerse) users of ScienceDirect and Scopus will now see the bx Recommender service along with the articles they find themselves.  Bx gives suggestions for further reading, generated by researchers’ usage data, in a similar way to that which
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