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We've simplified the way you access the Criminology, Education, Social Work, and Sociology & Social Policy electronic resources on our webpages.
All of these disciplines can now be accessed by selecting Social Sciences from the dropdown box on this page.
The next page you will be directed to will then allow you to navigate to your desired sub-discipline, as shown below. This page also provides a quick link to access the combined database list for all of the Social Science subjects.
Several new features have now been added to the 'Library' section of the Cardiff University mobile app.
- Catalogue search – Quick search and Advanced search
- My account – View current holdings, renew books & see reservations
- Printer balance – the current balance from the MyPrint service
- Ask a Librarian live – Instant messaging service to connect with a member of library staff in one of the University's 15 libraries to receive quick advice on any library related queries
- Tutorial videos
- Library locations
- Library contacts
Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Users with partial or no current access to JSTOR may create a MyJSTOR account and add up to three items to a reading shelf for free.
How will it work?
- Find an article that’s part of Register & Read, click on a “Get Access” option.
- Register for a free MyJSTOR account, or log into your account if you already have one.
- Add the content to your shelf to read the full-text online. After 14 days, you may remove it and add new items to your shelf.
- PDF versions of some articles will also be available for purchase and download. If you purchase articles from your shelf, the PDF versions may be stored and accessed in your MyJSTOR account at any time.
At launch, Register & Read will include approximately 70 journals from more than 30 publishers, a subset of the content in JSTOR. This includes content from the first volume and issue published for these journals through a recent year (generally 3-5 years ago). It is planned to add more titles at a later date. See a list of the titles and publishers. Register & Read is a beta program, and it is expected that aspects of the program will be adjusted as needed. This may include both functionality and the available content.
Have you discovered the new Library Portal?
You can now select the Library tab within the Cardiff Portal to gain access to all of your important links and electronic resources on one page.
The Library Portal brings together a widget for searching the Voyager library catalogue, our Ask a Librarian live chat service, the library blog and Twitter feed, and the Find a PC service. You can also quickly check your myPrint account balance from here, and access the link to top-up online.
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 - http://beta.degruyter.com/ - 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 not be transferred to De Gruyter Online, so you will have to re-register with them in December to activate your user account and subscribe to alerts.
All users who participate in the online survey to provide feedback will be entered into a draw to win an iPad2.
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 is commonly found on sites such as Amazon.
Bx is already available on the elibrary, and is proving very useful in presenting users with highly relevant material beyond what they find through their own searches. The article recommendations are based on an analysis of hundreds of millions of usage logs contributed by worldwide users of the SFX ejournals link resolver system.
Adding bx to ScienceDirect and Scopus will bring added value to these systems too. Bx allows users to find scholarly articles by tapping into the collective wisdom of researchers across the globe.
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|« June 2013|