Trefnu apwyntiad gyda’ch Llyfrgellydd/Making a Library appointment

Rydym yn lawnsio system newydd ar gyfer gwneud appwyntiad gyda’ch Llyfrgellydd ar Awst 1af.  Gobeithio fyddech yn hoffi’r system newydd ond os oes gennych unrhyw adborth rhowch wbod i ni. Cofiwch bod yr apwyntiad nawr yn 30munud o hyd, ond os hoffech apwyntiad hirach yna archebwch 2 apwyntiad.

Appointments LibCal Swansea UniversityWe will be launching our new booking system on August 1st.  We hope you like the new interface, please let us know if you have any feedback. The main change will be appointments are now 30mins in length, if you feel you need more time in your appointment feel free to book 2 slots.

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.

Argyfwng tai – polisi tai

Lyons, M., Murphy, L., Snelling, C. & Green, C. (2017). What more can be done to build the homes we need? The Lyons edited collection. Adalw Gorffennaf 5, 2017, o

Ym mis Mehefin 2017, cyhoeddodd y Sefydliad Ymchwil Polisi Cyhoeddus (IPPR) gasgliad o draethodau yn edrych ar broblemau’r argyfwng tai a’r atebion posib. Mae’r traethodau’n ymdrin ag amrywiaeth o faterion polisi tai, ac maent yn cynnwys trosolwg gan Syr Michael Lyons.

O swyddogaeth yr awdurdodau lleol i gymdeithasau tai a’r sector preifat, i ansawdd cartrefi, gardd-ddinasoedd a threfi newydd, i’r syniad o bartneriaethau tai dan arweiniad cyflogwyr a thai ar gyfer pobl hŷn, mae’r cyhoeddiad hwn yn cynnwys cyfoeth o syniadau a gwybodaeth a fydd o ddiddordeb i fyfyrwyr polisi cymdeithasol.

Gellir lawrlwytho’r casgliad o draethodau o wefan IPPR .

1000 Lives Improvement

Rydym wedi cael cwpwl o ymholiadau yr wythnos hon ar sut i gyfeirnodi ddefnyddiau wedi’u ysgrifennu gan 1000 Lives Improvement.  Felly dyma’r atebion i chi:

Os yr ydych am gyfeirio at y llyfryn The Quality Improvement Guide yna ddilynwch yr esiampl yn ein canllaw APA ar gyfer Cyhoeddiadau Swyddogol ar-lein.

Yn y testun:
1000 Lives Improvement (2014) NEU (1000 Lives Improvement, 2014)

Yn y rhestr o gyfeiriadau:
1000 Lives Improvement. (2014). The quality improvement guide. Retrieved from

Yn eich rhestr o gyfeiriadau mae angen rhestru o dan O.
Trin y rhifolyn fel petai wedi’i sillafu (er enghraifft, trin “1000” fel “One Thousand”).
—————————————————————————————————————————————-We’ve had a few queries about how to reference 1000 Lives Improvement materials this week so here are a few tips:

If you wanted to reference this booklet The Quality Improvement Guide follow the example in our APA guide for Online Official Publication.

In text:
1000 Lives Improvement (2014) OR (1000 Lives Improvement, 2014)

In the reference list:
1000 Lives Improvement. (2014). The quality improvement guide. Retrieved from

Important tip:
In the reference list this would file alphabetically under O.
Treat the numeral as though it was spelled out (for example, alphabetise “1000” as if it was “one thousand”).

5 days of referencing (#su5dor). Day 5.

Day 5. Useful tools.
There are a wide variety of tools which are freely available to help you with citing and creating reference lists, however none of them are perfect which is why it is important you know the basics of APA referencing and the key points to be aware of.

ifind, the library catalogue has a tool which recommends how books and journal articles should look in the APA style of referencing. Click on Library, then Actions then citation to view this. I have done a short screencast to show you this, click here to watch it.


Always check this! The tool is good but it will make some mistakes therefore you need to know which bits of information are required.

Referencing using word (Manage sources)
Word has a referencing tab on the tools bar which can be useful if you use the same laptop or computer to write assignments.  It will manage your sources and input in the correct APA style.  Take a look at our guide on using the referencing tool in Microsoft Word for more details on using this tool.

Endnote Online
Endnote is the tool Swansea University subscribes to, there is a desktop version for PCs on campus but the online version is very useful as you can use it anywhere that you have access to the internet.  Our guide can be found by clicking here and we can provide further training if you would like to use it.  You can create your own library of sources and use the cite while you write feature in word which will format your references in the APA style.

Thanks for participating in 5 days of referencing (#su5dor) remember referencing help and advice is always available from your CHHS librarians, you can book a one-one appointment (also available via skype), email us, or call in the Library to speak with one of us. You can also find lots of useful tips on our Library Guides pages.

If you’ve enjoyed this short course let us know using our short feedback form.
Good luck with your assignment.

5 days of referencing (#su5dor). Day 4.

Day 4. Formatting your reference list
Over the last 3 days we have looked at the 3 main information sources you will be using in your assignment, academic books, journal articles and online documents/websites.  It is important that your reference list provides all the information in order for your lecturers to be able to find the source if they wanted.

It is also important that it is formatted in the correct APA style.  This is sometimes where students struggle and spend a long time manually formatting their lists; however there are a number of tools in word that can make this process quicker and easier for you.

Key points

  • The reference list should start on a new page.
  • Your reference list should include everything you have cited in your assignment NOT everything you have read (which is called a bibliography).
  • It should be alphabetical according to author’s surname.
  • It should be double-spaced and indented.

If we use all the resources we have looked at over the last 3 days my reference list would look like this:Reference listTo do this is 3 easy steps in word, firstly highlight the reference list, then select the icon A-Z from the options, then to double space and indent the list choose the small arrow next to paragraph and from the options choose Special>Hanging, then Line spacing>double.


To show you how to format the list using the tools in word I have done a short screencast.  Click here to watch it.

Got a question? Just ask us using the Ask a Librarian Live Chat button, using the comments section in the blog or via twitter using #su5dor – Tomorrow we’ll look at tools that can help you reference.

5 days of referencing (#su5dor). Day 3.

Day 3. Websites and online documents.
Remember what we said on day 1? The key to referencing well in an assignment is firstly to use good reliable sources.  Make sure you evaluate anything you find online using the WWWW method:

Who – Who wrote the information?
Why –
Why is this information there (Is there a bias?)
When – When was it published (is it current enough?)
Where –
Where is it from (clues in the URL ie: .com,

The main sections you need to make a note of in order to reference a website or online document correctly are:

  • Author(s) (personal or corporate)
  • Year of publication
  • Title of website/document
  • Date of retrieval (only needed if the source is likely to be updated)
  • Direct working URL

Very often some bits of information will not be available with online documents; a common one is no date – in this case you can do the following:

  • No date? – use (n.d.) instead

You can find further advice on pages 15 – 20 of our APA referencing guide.

In the reference list
Here are a few examples:

You only need to include a date of retrieval in the reference list if you think a website maybe updated (it’s difficult to know this sometimes).

Royal College of Nursing. (n.d.). Principles of nursing practice. Retrieved June 7, 2017, from

Online publication
This reference links to the PDF version of the code which has a published date, therefore it does not need a date of retrieval.

Nursing & Midwifery Council. (2015). The code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. Retrieved from

 In text citation
A good tip if you are going to use the same citation a few times in your assignment is to use acronyms.  You must explain the acronym in full the first time you use it, followed by the acronym so it is clear to your lecturer what is stands for.

First citation:
According to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015, p. 5) a nurse must “recognise and respond compassionately to the needs of those who are in the last few days and hours of life.”


According to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015) a nurse must “recognise and respond compassionately to the needs of those who are in the last few days and hours of life” (p. 5).


A nurse must “recognise and respond compassionately to the needs of those who are in the last few days and hours of life” (Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), 2015, p.5).

Second citation
Because you explained the acronym in the first citation you can now just use the acronym on any subsequent citations in text.

A nurse must “respect that a person’s right to privacy and confidentiality continues after they have died” (NMC, 2015, p. 6).


The NMC (2015) state that a nurse must “respect that a person’s right to privacy and confidentiality continues after they have died” (p. 6).

Got a question? Just ask us using the Ask a Librarian Live Chat button, using the comments section in the blog or via twitter using #su5dor – Tomorrow we’ll look at formatting your reference list.