Do you want to know how to link Google Scholar to Library Search, find the most recent papers or see how an idea has developed over time? Do you want to save papers to your Google Library or set up alerts for your research topic? The Library has written a handy FAQ that covers all this and more.
We are looking for outgoing, confident individuals to be filmed talking about their experience of undertaking assessments at University. We expect this will take approximately 2 hours and are looking for 10 people to do this. We may also like you to give us feedback on a selection of Skills for Learning materials.
We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to help us film and edit resources for new Skills for Learning material. We would like you to produce a series of talking head style videos. Equipment and video editing software will be provided as will a selection appropriate people to appear in the videos. We are offering two posts who will work 15 hours each. Start date and hours of work negotiable but must be in the next few weeks.
Looking to undertake some research this year? Need some expert help and guidance? SAGE Research Methods is the essential online resource for anyone doing research or learning how to do research. With more than 800 books, reference works, journal articles, and videos, it provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings. SAGE Research Methods’ coverage spans the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities.
Got exams coming up? Looking over past exam papers can be really useful when preparing for an exam. The Library has a collection of past exam papers which are all available electronically.
To find past exam papers, you need to:
Want to see how to find them? Check out this video:
If you have any problem accessing past exam papers, please contact your Academic Support Librarian for further help: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/academic-support
There is also lots of help with exam preparation and revision tecniques available on our Skills for Learning webpage here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/skills-for-learning/home/assessment-revision-and-exams so take a look!
Westlaw is a fantastic law resource for finding cases, legislation, journal articles, background information to law and the latest developments in the legal field.
You may however want to expand your legal research to use other resources as you move through your studies to discover more legal sources, Government information and international materials.
To find out out more, check out the online guide by clicking the image below or clicking this link: https://sway.com/croesXfyz9m62nQM?ref=Link
Last week I blogged about the relationship between exercise and staying well for your studies, something that is particularly important as we approach exams and assessment deadlines. Exercise and the resulting release of endorphins helps you to manage the feelings of stress and anxiety associated with the pressure of studying. The problem is that when you are studying hard you may not be getting enough sleep. The temptation to work into the night and get up early can lead to significantly reduced sleep levels. Drinking that extra energy drink, or your 5th cup of coffee only provides temporary relief from exhaustion.
One of the prevalent feelings for many around exams is anxiety. That feeling of unease and apprehension can leave you worried or fearful about the exam process and your results. All of these feelings are perfectly normal during the exam period.
Here are a few pointers from the Sports Centre on how we can help to manage stress and anxiety levels as we head into this busy exam period.
Our fitness instructors are always around to help you develop a personalised, long-term plan.
Always try to make a conscious effort to remain active and dedicate time to prioritise your own health. As you head into the exam period and beyond, physical activity will play a fundamental role in helping you achieve your learning goals.
It’s very easy. Here’s how –
Westlaw Insight is available online and is a small part of a large online legal information service called Westlaw UK. It gives you an overview of an area of law, as well as giving you the names of important legal cases and relevant legislation for the topic you are investigating. It is written by legal experts who explain legal subjects.
Westlaw UK is available online however it isn’t freely available via Google. To use Westlaw Insight, you need to log into Westlaw UK via the University of Salford’s Library Search.