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Bute Library and Student Support Services


Bute Library

The University has one of the most up-to-date library services in the United Kingdom. The latest advances in information technology are used to support research and teaching.

With almost a million volumes and over 12,000 different journal titles it is a large resource and still growing.

Subject librarians are available to assist with advice and information literacy training. The library service is organised into a network of libraries, each strategically situated close to the department it serves, to maximise convenience for users.

They are all linked through a powerful computer system, making it simple to find books and journals as well as to reserve books and check details of borrowing.

A wide range of online information resources is available both on and off-campus. Students also benefit from excellent computing facilities, which are being continuously expanded and enhanced.

The main library for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is the Bute library.

Services

Services for the School's Staff and Students can be specifically tailored to their needs:

Staff

  • Liaison with the School's subject librarian, Andrew Blackmore, on provision of teaching material, eg reading lists, stock ordering, electronic resources and any aspect of library provision
  • Consultation on Information Literacy
  • Advice on citing references and using EndNote
  • Access to a wide range of information resources
  • The facility to obtain material from other libraries through the InterLibrary Loan service
  • Library provision for research
  • Access to major archives, eg the Cudlipp Collection
  • Current awareness services

PhD Students

  • A wide range of information resources
  • Advice on citing references and using EndNote
  • Hands-on library workshops to demonstrate the most appropriate information resources
  • The facility to obtain material from other libraries through the InterLibrary Loan service
  • Personal consultation with the School's subject librarian, Andrew Blackmore, on any aspect of library provision for research
  • Access to major archives, eg the Cudlipp Collection
  • Online help

MA/Diploma Students

  • Print and online reference material, books and journals to support your research
  • Current information e.g. newspapers, media law
  • 24/7 access, both on and off-campus to an extensive range of online resources
  • Advice on citing references and using EndNote
  • Hands-on library workshops to demonstrate the most appropriate information resources
  • One-to-one consultations with the School's subject librarian, Andrew Blackmore. Contact him to make an appointment

Undergraduates

  • The full resources of the Bute library, including books, journals and video/DVDs to support your course modules
  • Computing facilities to access resources, write essays, use email
  • Help from the School's subject librarian, Andrew Blackmore, to find appropriate resources for your research, e.g. in the library, on the internet, in online databases, etc
  • Library workshops in your Year 1 module ‘Academic Study’ to get you started on research for your essays
  • Online help
  • Printing and photocopying

For more information please contact:

Mr Andrew Blackmore
Position: Subject Librarian for Journalism
Email: BlackmoreAH@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: Bute Library 02920 870796 / Senghennydd Library 02920 875630

Student Support Services

The University's website provides a wide variety of services ranging from Information Services for library and computer support to Learning & Teaching Support, including the Cardiff Skills Bank.

The Student Support Centre area provides links to the Careers Service and information on issues such as students with disabilities or special needs and the Day Care Centre.