Videos for top tips on LibrarySearch

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Haley Cheek

  The University Library Service has produced two video tutorials on using LibrarySearch, including ‘Finding items on your reading list’, and ‘Renewing your items’. The ‘Finding items on your reading list’ video is a quick tutorial on searching for items, seeing if a copy of the item is available and how to take note of the classmark
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Induction Innovations at the Music Library

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Charity Dove

This year the Music Library adopted a number of good practice examples for their annual Library & IT Induction. From Scott Stone (a Performing Arts Research Librarian in California) came the idea to provide context for key library skills by giving a live recital. From Subject Librarians in the Cardiff University College of Biomedical and Life
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A new way to reach research participants…

Posted on 18 September 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
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NATO Summit – Access to Libraries

Posted on 29 August 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
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Summer Opening Hours 2014

Posted on 24 June 2014 by Matt Harvey

Summer opening hours for the Cardiff University libraries, from 23rd June until 21st September 2014. All details are subject to change, so do check first! *Dental Library open until 18:00 on Mon and Wed until 30th June. **Legal Practice Library open normal hours from 8th September. ***Senghenydd Library closed 26th July – 31st August.
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ASSL Building Summer Opening hours

Posted on 11 June 2014 by Vicky Stallard

The Arts and Social Studies Library and Law Library will be open the following hours during Summer Vacation 2014 (14 June to 21 September): You may have noticed that we won’t be open at the weekend this summer – this is due to the building work taking place. If you are only able to get
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New Open Access publishing decision chart

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

If you would like to know more about Open Access (OA), the Open Access Team have created an interactive Decision Chart to help researchers identify the OA options and requirements for their publications. The pie chart, available via, will guide authors through the steps to making their research available via Open Access. Additional information can
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Trial to Essential Science Indicators and new Journal Citation Reports platform until September 30

Posted on 27 May 2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Thomson Reuters’ database for citation analysis, Essential Science Indicators, and the new platform for Journal Citation Reports are on free trial until the end of September. Features of Essential Science Indicators include: facility to benchmark an institution’s research activities, more easily comparing individuals, institutions, and publications; pinpointing of emerging trends and influential researchers; indicators based
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“You said, we did” – eBook Week Feedback

Posted on 21 May 2014 by Rob S

In March this year, the University Library Service held an eBook Week event to raise awareness of, and invite feedback about, eBooks. During eBook Week, we heard views from more than 750 students from across the University, with ideas of how we can improve the eBooks service, where we can do more to promote eBooks,
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