Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy


Get Going

New to the University? Check out Get Going, our online introduction to studying at University

Get Ahead

Starting to use the Library and Computing Services? Get Ahead will show you how to do everything you need to know.










Referencing your sources

There’s lots of support available to you to help with referencing, including the full university guide as well as an easy to use quick guide. Look out for referencing workshops that run throughout the year and make a start by completing this short, e-learning programme – an introduction to how and when to use references

Subject Resources

Follow these links to read about some of the key resources for your subject that we recommend.

Finding Things

Not sure how to find resources using SOLAR Library Search? This short video on how to find books is a good place to start.

Search the Academic Way

This presentation demonstrates how to find good quality, academic information.


Skills for Learning

Skills for Learning offers support with academic skills, library skills and digital skills. We can help you to develop skills in Critical Analysis and Reflective Writing. Brush up on your Referencing, gain Microsoft Office qualifications and learn how to deliver a great presentation.

Have a look at our newest online resource, 5 steps to essay success.

Click on the options below to see what’s available. If you’ve worked through the online material and still feel like you could use some extra support, feel free to book onto a workshop or make an appointment for a 1:1.


Read a study guide

Do some e-learning

Come to a workshop



Library Development Project

To keep up to date with the redevelopment of Clifford Whitworth Library and learn about alternative study spaces, see the web pages here.

There’s a video which explains why we’re doing the work and how it will benefit our students, as well as regular blog posts.

Other Salford blogs

There are a number of other University of Salford blogs which you may find interesting.