Library Services – Cardiff University

Introduction to Library Services

Your Cardiff University Subject Librarian for the MEP is Sarah Puzey. Please email or phone Sarah with any library questions.

You can also use the ‘Ask a Librarian Live’ online chat service (Cardiff University).

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The library catalogue, LibrarySearch enables you to search for and access Cardiff University’s information resources including books, ebooks, journal articles and other library materials. To find out more, watch these short videos providing an overview of the main features of LibrarySearch.

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Library Card

Student CardYou may need to apply for your Student ID Card. This is also your Library Card and you will need it to borrow books from the libraries and use the Sconul Access Scheme. Complete the Student ID Request form and post it along with a passport sized photo, to MEP Programme Administrator. We will then post your Student ID card to your home address. You will need to bring this Student ID card with you when you visit the libraries.

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Finding Journal Articles

Finding information

How to find information for your studies using the electronic resources available at Cardiff University

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a web search tool you can use to find academic resources including journal articles.

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Using Institutional Login to access ebooks and ejournals

Taylor and Francis journals – Using your Institutional Login to access resources

Wiley Online Library – Using your Institutional Login to access resources

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Study Skills

There are a number of guides, tutorials and videos available on the Intranet Study Skills. This site includes a Harvard Referencing Guide.

There are further resources on plagiarism available from the Intranet Study Skills. These resources include further video clips, interactive tutorials and podcasts.

Copyright and Data Protection Guides
In addition to the citing and plagiarism information, there are also a series of guides on copyright protection. You need to be aware of copyright legislation when downloading and using online multimedia content, including photographs, graphics, fonts, music and video. For example, if you have been tasked with creating a poster and you require images for this poster, you need to be aware of copyright restrictions and permissions. Please be aware that “royalty free” does not mean copyright free. There is further information available from the Cardiff University Copyright and Data Protection pages and the Introduction to Copyright Guide (PDF). You may also wish to find out more about creative commons and search for resources made available through creative commons licenses.

Further information about using EndNote, and a link to the web version of EndNote please follow this link to the Cardiff University EndNote page.

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Cardiff Intranet

Library resources and services, including the library catalogue, LibrarySearch can be accessed via the Intranet.

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Sconul Access

Sconul Access Scheme – access resources from other university libraries closer to home

The Sconul Access scheme allows you to borrow or use books from other University libraries closer to home (including Aberystywth University and Bangor University). You can apply for this scheme online.

Navigate to your user category and home institution from the drop down menu and click “find”. On the map, select the institution you wish to visit, click “apply online” and complete the short application form.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email which you will need to print off and take to the library you wish to visit, along with your Cardiff University Student ID Card.

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Ask a Librarian

Not sure what you need? Why not Ask a Librarian live?

Our Ask a Librarian live chat service is available 9am – 5pm, Mondays – Fridays. Where we can offer chat beyond these hours, we will. Our status will indicate whether there is someone available to answer your query. You can find alternative ways of contacting us on the getting help page.

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Distance Learners

View the Cardiff University Library team’s Online Induction presentation for Distance Learners.

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