Posts about: Support for dyslexia and disability

Alexander Street Video – great resource for all subject areas

11 April 2017
Andy Callen

Andy describes how Alexander Street Video might be a useful audio-visual resource for you.

Do you need to get hold of video material for your study or teaching, but it’s not on Box of Broadcasts or in the Library’s DVD collection?

Try Alexander Street Video, an online collection of non-fiction video material for educational use, potentially useful across all subject areas. It includes:

  • News clips from ITN
  • Instructional videos for teachers
  • Over 1,000 films on psychology and counselling
  • Numerous documentary films on artists and designers.

Access Alexander Street Video from the Databases link on Library Search, OR directly from search.alexanderstreet.com. Your Network username and password are required.

Any questions? Contact me at mailto:A.Callen@salford.ac.uk.

LS:N – reminder of a great resource in Design

20 February 2017
Andy Callen

Read why Andy thinks LS:N is a great electronic resource.

Just wanted to remind you about the excellent electronic resource for all Design subjects, LS:N Global. LS:N is a trend prediction database that complements the use of WGSN (for Fashion) and Mintel (general business reports). It is extremely useful for business information and analysis, it has up-to-date and easily readable articles that can inform your written work, and great illustrations to inspire your creative work. LS:N is also potentially very useful for other subject areas such as Business and Management.

It’s the kind of database that is best explored by clicking on all its links, but particularly recommended are:

  • The Search function if you’re looking for a particular topic; there are also Filters to limit your search further. Try a search for youth to get results on youth fashion and the importance of youth trends in influencing design.
  • The Trends link for the consumer trends that drive innovation and change in design.
  • Inform for the opinions of industry experts, which would be especially useful for your assignments.
  • There is a Glossary at the bottom of the screen that gives you definitions for the terms used in the articles.

You access LS:N from www.lsnglobal.com  or from the A-Z list in Databases, from Library Search (the Library Catalogue). Please note you will need your Network username and password to access it off campus.

Any questions? Please contact me (Andy Callen) at A.Callen@salford.ac.uk .

Disability Awareness Day 10th July 2016

5 July 2016

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To coincide with Disability Awareness Day on 10th July this year, we would like to draw your attention to some services for students with disabilities and dyslexia.

The University has a Disability and Learner Support Team to provide help and advice http://www.askus.salford.ac.uk/disability

My Study Bar is available on all networked open access pcs, containing software to help you with reading and study skills.

Inspiration mind-mapping software can be used to help you to plan your assignments; this is available on many of the University’s open access pcs.

For more details of the software available, see http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/accessibility and choose Computing.

And of course your Academic Support Librarians can help you with finding suitable books, journal articles and electronic resources to help with your assignments, as well as help with Referencing; to find the Librarian for your subject area go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/academic-support .

 

 

 

New Fashion books display at Adelphi

6 June 2016

Fashion book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Fashion throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased Fashion books at the entrance to the Library at Adelphi – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

LS:N – reminder of a great resource for Design

13 April 2016

lsn-logo

Just wanted to remind you about the excellent electronic resource for all Design subjects, LS:N Global. LS:N is a trend prediction database that complements the use of WGSN (for Fashion) and Mintel (general business reports). It is extremely useful for business information and analysis, it has up-to-date and easily readable articles that can inform your written work, and great illustrations to inspire your creative work. LS:N is also potentially very useful for other subject areas such as Business and Management.

It’s the kind of database that is best explored by clicking on all its links, but particularly recommended are:

  • The Search function if you’re looking for a particular topic; there are also Filters to limit your search further. Try a search for youth to get results on youth fashion and the importance of youth trends in influencing design.
  • The Trends link for the consumer trends that drive innovation and change in design.
  • Inform for the opinions of industry experts, which would be especially useful for your assignments.
  • There is a Glossary at the bottom of the screen that gives you definitions for the terms used in the articles.

You access LS:N from www.lsnglobal.com  or from the A-Z list in Databases, from Library Search (the Library Catalogue). Please note you will need your Network username and password to access it off campus.

Any questions? Please contact me (Andy Callen) at A.Callen@salford.ac.uk .

New Computer & Video Games book display at MCUK

16 February 2016

CVG book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Computer & Video Games throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased CVG books at the entrance to the Library at Media City UK – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

New Interior Design book display at Adelphi Library

8 December 2015

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As in all subject areas, the Library is adding new Interior Design and Architecture books to stock throughout the year. So you can see some of our new additions to stock “at a glance”, we now have a new books display for Interior Design at Adelphi Library – come and have a look, or even better borrow one or more of the books from the display, no need to ask!

 

Requesting a book – reminder

2 November 2015

Just a quick reminder that we have an Inter-Site Loans service, so you can request a book from another University of Salford site to save yourself a journey.

Just Sign In to SOLAR (top right corner of the screen), do your search, click on Get It for the required book, choose Request and the site you want it sent to. Turnaround time is about 2 working days, and you can pick the book up from the Reservation Shelf at your “home” Library.

You can also use the same method to request a book when all copies are on loan. This may take a bit longer as students are given 5 days to return a requested book.Inter Site Loans

New Photography books at Adelphi!

23 June 2015

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As in all subject areas, the Library is adding new Photography books to stock throughout the year. So you can see some of our new additions to stock “at a glance”, we now have a new books display for Photography at Adelphi Library – come and have a look, or even better borrow one or more of the books from the display, no need to ask!

My Study Bar – online help with study skills

7 October 2014

You’ll see the My Study Bar icon on the desktop of all networked student pcs:

My Study Bar

My Study Bar (MSB) is a collection of software packages designed to provide study skills support to students, in areas such as reading, writing, and planning your assignment. You can find out more about MSB, including a guide and a video showing you how to use it, at http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/accessibility , then choose My Study Bar from the Computing Services tab.