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.

Find here some information that might help you settle back in.

 

 

  • Out of hours parking
  • If you haven’t already- connect your mobile to the wifi service- we now have access viaEduroam at Cardiff and Vale sites and some other placement sites- read more here.
  • BNF apps available to Cardiff Uni students for your mobile- free to access
  • Access UptoDate– you can use it to prepare for presentations, answer queries relating to clinical care, help you revise a topic and so on.
  • You can send documents to our iprint service from home and collect them when you get into College.

Remember we are here to help, so feel free to contact us or drop in and ask for help at the enquiry help.

We’ll be advertising our usual drop in library clinics soon.

Altmetrics – Plum Analytics via Scopus

Scopus now includes Plum Analytics data, so each publication now has easy to access altmetrics. Data includes:

  • Usage – for example, clicks, downloads and views.
  • Captures – for example, bookmarks and favourites.
  • Mentions – for example, blog posts and news media mentions.
  • Social media – for example, tweets.
  • Citations data

For more information on Plum Analytics, see http://plumanalytics.com/learn/about-metrics/

To access Scopus, see https://scopus.com

Access to new resources- JOVE Archive

We now have access to the JOVE archive in the following areas:

  • Immunity and Infection,
  • Genetics,
  • Cancer Research

Watch JOVE’s scientific videos including demonstrations of experiments from laboratories at top research institutions. Use the advanced search options to help you find what you need.

In Vivo Model for Testing Effect of Hypoxia on Tumor Metastasis

Need a new Cardiff University ID Card?

Please note that from next Monday, 14th August until Friday 18th August there will be no service making ID cards on the ground floor of the Cochrane Building.

The service resumes on Monday 21st August  from10.00am until 3.00pm.

If you wish to phone ahead before coming in the number is 02920688200 Alternatively cards can still be produced at the Security office on Park Place.

Welcome to F1 training doctors and dentists

Welcome to your new training post! We hope you settle in well.

You will find in your welcome pack information which will help you find your way around the library and information resources that you will need to treat patients effectively.

Cardiff and Vale UHB have purchased UptoDate and Clinical Key for your use. You can use these in work via the Clinical Portal on the Cardiff &Vale UHB intranet, or from home with your Athens account.

Obtaining your Athens account:

  • If you are a Cardiff graduate and you had a student Athens account, it will be changed to a staff account and extended until July 2018.
  • If you are new to Cardiff, or if you did not have a student account, a new account will be set up for you at the beginning of August and an activation code will be emailed to you. Please follow the links in the email and you will get the details.

UpToDate is a point-of-care tool.  Enter a clinical condition or question to see a summary of the evidence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment plus links to in-depth sources of information: www.uptodate.com

Clinical Key gives a broader range of information on a condition, with links to book chapters, articles, videos and images, presentation maker and patient information.

It also provides 600+ e-journals and 1100+ e-books published by Elsevier: www.clinicalkey.com

 

In addition to these 2 resources there are many other resources available via Wales e-library for health and these can be used at work or at home (with Athens), and it brings together many sources of health information: www.wales.nhs.uk/ehl

You also have the benefit of the wealth of information resources and Eduroam network from Cardiff University which can be accessed in the library or at home using Cardiff University credentials. To find out what’s on offer, go to https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/  click on the Student button and enter your Cardiff University username and password.

If you are a Cardiff graduate you can continue using your student username and password. Other graduates will be sent their account details by the Wales Deanery.

 

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.