Tag Archives: ebooks

Trial – MITCognet

We currently have a trial to MITCognet – cognet.mit.edu.

This includes 650 ebooks, core reference works including:

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (Wilson, Keil)
The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, 2nd edition (Arbib)
The Visual Neuroscience, Volumes 1 and 2 (Chalupa, Werner)
Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition, 2nd edition (Cabeza, Kingstone)
Principles and Practice of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision, 2nd edition (Heckenlively, Arden)
Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd edition (Nelson, Luciana)
The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th edition (Gazzaniga)
The Handbook of Multisensory Processes (Calvert, Spence, Stein)
Status Epilepticus: Mechanisms and Management (Wasterlain, Treiman)
The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (Kent)
The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing (Stein)

and 6 journals:

Artificial Life
Computational Linguistics
Evolutionary Computation
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Linguistic Inquiry
Neural Computation
Platform Functionality

The trial is for 60 days and we would really appreciate any comments or feedback to blslibrarians@cardiff.ac.uk

Trial – Oxford Clinical Psychology

We currently have a trial to Oxford Clinical Psychology:


Oxford Clinical Psychology provides full-text access to over 250 titles in Oxford’s global clinical psychology publishing program in an integrated online service. Covering a broad range of specialty areas, disorders, and treatment modalities, Oxford Clinical Psychology enables users to search and browse high-quality research and practice information contributed by a superlative group of experienced authors and editors. Content is extensively vetted, and regular updates adding new content and classic backlist titles will soon yield a library of over 300 titles. This comprehensive library of both new and classic titles includes professional reference books, seminal scholarly and research works, and Therapist Guides and Workbooks in the renowned Treatments ThatWork series.

We would love to get feedback from you as to how useful this resource would be for the University to subscribe to, please send any feedback to blslibrarians@cardiff.ac.uk.

The trial runs until 20th November 2015.


Extra ebook collections now available via Wiley online

The library service is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Wiley Online Library collection for this academic year. The collection contains over 16,000 eBook titles and the content encompasses a broad range of subjects including the humanities, social sciences and STM subjects (scientific, technical and medical). The collection is  comprised of a variety of newer and older monographs  which we hope will be invaluable to students in their respective disciplines.

How can I access these books online?

All of the books are available at Wiley Online Library. You can view books online and download them as a PDF file. For off campus access; Click on the Institutional login link and enter Cardiff University in the search box. You should then be prompted to enter your Cardiff University username and password.

Watch out for links to eBooks from Wiley Online Library on LibrarySearch from 26 October 2015.


Trial Access to Clinical Key

I hope you have already found trial access to Clinical Key useful. Please send any feedback through to us at the Health Library: healthlibrary@cf.ac.uk

You can access it directly via this link, you will be asked to login if you are off campus please do so with your university username and password.


View some of the features that Clinical Key has to enable you to build a presentation in this video.


Trial Access to Clinical Key

For the next month we’ve got trial access to Clinical Key. Please give it a go and let us know whether you think this would be a valuable resource to add to our collection. On campus you can gain access directly, off campus you will be taken to a login screen – please enter your Cardiff University username and password.


Clinical Key provide a group of resources relating to Medicine. On it you will get access to guidelines, ejournals, ebooks (including Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine and Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology) and loads of medical and procedural videos. It uses a mix of these resources to provide answers to Clinical Questions. You can also filter the searches to view specific types of sources like video or images for example- watch this video to see how.

Please send any feedback to the Health Library – healthlibrary@cardiff.ac.uk





EBooks on Demand

What is it?

EBooks on Demand is a Cardiff University trial of Patron Driven Acquisition or PDA which will run from Thursday 6th March for a limited period.  This is a method of allowing library users to create a library collection that is relevant to them. Librarians select the range of materials included in Librarysearch, after that the users determine which eBooks are rented and which are eventually purchased from University Library funds.

During this trial, there will be an additional range of eBooks  on Librarysearch which you will be able to rent for one week, free of charge.  This will include access to over 25000 eBooks published in relevant subject areas between 2011 and 2014 provided by the University’s main eBook supplier Dawsonera.

How do I use it?

When you have found an eBook that you want to read there are 2 options available – 5 minute preview and Rental. You can use the preview option to check the books suitability before you decide to rent the book.


When you click on the Rental button you will see a pop up box which asks for your Cardiff University e-mail address and barcode from your ID card.  Click Submit.


The rental is automatically approved and you will see a pop up box and get an email which reads:

Your request for title Accounting for Worker Well-Being (eISBN 9781849502733) has been approved for rental period of 1 week


You will be able to read this book for one week,  either via the email link sent to you, or by going to the ‘My Accounts’ section on the Dawsonera site and clicking on ‘Rentals Available’.

How do books end up being purchased for the library?

Books in the rental scheme can be rented on up to two occasions, a third rental request by any user will cause the book to be purchased from library funds. After purchase all users can then access the eBook from Librarysearch in the normal way.

Help us Buy the Books you love- Tell us your favourite books…

bookOne of the main areas of concern when we speak to you is about the availability of our most popular books.

If you find a key text (perhaps an item from your reading list) is currently unavailable there are a couple of things you can do. The main thing is to tell us…our mechanism for ordering more copies is our reservation system, so if you aren’t using the reservation system we won’t know that you are waiting for a copy…unless you tell us.

We’d encourage you to use the reservation system as we do manage them- so we will be alerted when there are 3 of you waiting for an item.

You can also Recommend a book by filling in the form here:


We have a video here demonstrating how to place a reservation

We also aim to purchase E-copy of books where they are in heavy demand.

Please let us know if you are struggling to obtain a book…we need to know.