Lastest Ebooks in our collection

November 2, 2011

Cantillon, P. Wood, D. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine 2010 2nd Ed

Long, M. Psychology of education 2011 2nd Ed

Selden, P.  Teaching portfolio a practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions 2010 4th Ed

Johnstone, E.C. Companion to psychiatric studies 2010 8th Ed

Stevens, L. Psychiatry 2011 2nd Ed



Wiley E Books

June 4, 2011

I’ve just noticed that you may find the Wiley Ebooks site unstable this morning, this is due to maintenance and should be working at full service again this afternoon.

Online demonstration sessions

March 22, 2011

Hi Here are some more dates for online demonstration sessions.

Wednesday 23rd 12-1 Searching for Medical Literature (ebooks and articles)
Monday 28th March 12-1 Endnote Web
Wednesday 30th March 1-2  Searching for Medical Literature

Tuesday 5th April 1-2 Finding your articles.
Thursday 7th April 4-5  Endnote Web
Monday 11th April 12-1  Searching for Medical Literature

To indicate your interest in the sessions, please email quoting which session you would like to attend and we will send confirmation of your place on a session and how to access the session.

For each session you will need the latest version of flash. There will be a demonstration of using the software or database and you are able to ask questions as we go along.

We are using some new software (Big Blue Button) for these sessions and I hope that if you have a microphone attached to your computer you will be able to chat back rather than type chat. The first of its kind for us here at DLS!

Hope to see you there. If there is a subject you wish to see covered, email me your suggestions

Mari Ann

Library Search

January 27, 2011

The University Library Service will be releasing ‘LibrarySearch’ in Summer 2011. This new service will provide an improved interface for the Voyager library catalogue and other library managed information resources.
A Beta version will be released to the University during the spring semester, to gather feedback from staff and students, with a view to launching LibrarySearch in time for the start of the 2011-12 session.
In order to implement LibrarySearch, work is required on the Voyager library catalogue journal records to ensure they are presented correctly in LibrarySearch. Currently the print and electronic versions of a journal are shown together on a single Voyager library catalogue record. These joint records will need to be split into two separate records, one for the print version and another for the electronic version. This means that you will see two separate search results for each journal which is available in both electronic and print format. The electronic version will be indicated by the statement [Electronic Resource] after the title. This is already the case for eBooks. Once available, LibrarySearch will automatically join together the electronic and print versions of books and journals in the search results.
The work on splitting the journal records will start on 31 January and we anticipate that it will take a minimum of three days. During this time some electronic journals may not be available via Voyager but will still be accessible as normal via the eLibrary (available via the Library menu in Cardiff Portal). Direct links to journals from bibliographic databases and Google Scholar will also continue to work and all other aspects of Voyager will remain available.
If you have any queries or feedback about this work, please get in touch with me.

E book Rental

January 21, 2011

We have collaborated with one of our book suppliers (Dawsons) so that you can now rent ebooks that we don’t already own for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.

You either have to go into the title or ‘for more information….’ links from the Dawsons page to find the price of rental.

If there are any technical problems you can contact Dawsonera via the help pages, otherwise get in touch with me at and I’ll direct you to someone who will be able to assist you.

Remember though that Dawsons isn’t our only ebook supplier. We don’t want you renting ebooks that we have purchased through other suppliers so be sure to check the Cardiff University holdings first. Go the elibrary page to check first.

August 19, 2010

Check out this video demonstrating  how to access an ebook.

Ebook Demo

There may be some problems with sound on this one. It seems to work ok with headphones.  Will do another version next week…

MyiLibrary E-books

January 23, 2010

If you’ve ever experienced a problem with being locked out of MyiLibrary e-books then read on.  Apparently, the problem is related to ‘flicking’ through the pages of the e-book too quickly and the MyiLibrary software assumes you are printing out rather than reading the book, thus breaching copyright.  A 12 or 24 lockout is then applied.  However, before being locked out you will receive two warning messages.  There is a screenshot of the message below.

The suggested course of action to avoid getting this message is to navigate via the contents page rather than flicking through, not an ideal solution I know, hopefully e-books will become easier to navigate as the technology progresses.

MyiLibrary have provided a Quick Guide to using their e-books – MiL CheatSheet-Nov09