Ap newydd BNF/BNFC / New BNF/BNFC app

Gallwch cael mynediad i’r British National Formulary (BNF) a’r British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) am ddim trwy ddefyddio’r ddolenni yn Evidence Search

Mae BNF hefyd wedi lawnsio fersiwn newydd o’r ap sy’n cyfuno cynnwys y BNF a BNFC mewn 1 ap. Mae angen i chi dynnu’r hen ap a gosod yr ap newydd.

Mae’r ap yn rhad ac am ddim i lawrlwytho, ac nid oes angen mewngofnodi.

BNF Publications icon

You can access the British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) for free using the links in Evidence Search

BNF have also launched a new version of the app which now combines the BNF and BNFC content in 1 app.  You will need to uninstall the old app and install the new app.

It is free to download, no need to login.

Important news about RefMe

It has been announced today that RefMe will be changing after March 7th, 2017.  This is sad news as it is a popular referencing tool especially with CHHS students.  Full details on this news can be found on the RefMe website but here are a few important issues to note:

  • RefMe is merging with CiteThisForMe
  • If you want to create an account for CiteThisForMe it will cost £6.99 a month, you will however be able to generate a reference list without making an account but it won’t save for future use.
  • If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

If you have any concerns about  this news please do get in touch with us, our contact details can be found on our Library Guides pages.

Mind mapping tools

Recently we’ve had queries surrounding mind mapping and how to create mind maps to place in assignments.  On campus each desktop PC has mind mapping software available via the Novell box (the box with a Z on a computer screen which loads when you first log in). You need to choose Assistive Technology (from the left hand menu on this screen) and then click on MindView 4.

mindview4

Once in MindView 4 you can choose New document and create your mind map from scratch.  This software is only available on campus but you can save your mind map as a picture file (jpeg) and then insert into your assignments. A guide to using this software can be found at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/assistivetech

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Map created using MindView4

If you are off campus here are a couple of free tools we’ve come across.

Coggle
This online mind mapping software allows you to drag and drop images into it and also collaborate with others on the same map.  Why_I_should_visit_the_Library_more_often (1)

Map created using Coggle

bubbl.us an easy mind mapping tool although unfortunately you can only create three free maps.

MindMup – Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud integrates well with Google Drive.

We have an overview of some of the free campus software on the Assistive Tech web page (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/assistivetech/) which includes mind-mapping as well as other useful features.

Let us know if you know of any other software and we’ll add to the blog.