Looking for UK newspaper articles? – try LexisLibrary

By Dec.14, 2017

If you are searching for full text newspaper articles on almost any topic, LexisLibrary is a great place to start.

You can find LexisLibrary via Library Search.

  1. Connect to Library Search
  2. Search for LexisLibrary
  3. The database should be the first item in the results list. Click on the link for online access, and then Link to resource.

LexisLibrary is primarily a source for legal information, so you will need to restrict your search to newspapers. Do this by selecting News from the options across the top of the home page.

Unless you are searching for business information, don’t change the default options for Industry, Subject and Country/Region.

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Christmas the APA Way, Hey!

By Dec.08, 2017

It is very nearly Christmas – and while your thoughts are most probably turning towards the happy days ahead, part of you may still be in academic mode. Perhaps you have been so consumed by university life that even now you are wondering how to cite Christmas the APA 6th way. If this is true you may need a holiday even more than I do, but nevertheless, read on!

Let’s start at the beginning: The Nativity

Essentially, the Bible is a book of chapters written by different people so normally you would treat your reference as a Chapter in an Edited Book. This is not the case with the Bible, or any other classical Holy Books. read more

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Week 11 #SalfordSmart – it’s over to you!

By Dec.03, 2017

#SalfordSmart this Week

The #SalfordSmart team know that as the end of term gets closer and closer, the mountain of work gets bigger and bigger.

From this week therefore, there is no additional #SalfordSmart information so you can spend your time focusing on finishing your assignments, viewing your grades and feedback and starting to look towards the exams.

juggling lots of tasks

As the end of trimester approaches, there are lots of tasks to juggle

Remember there is #SalfordSmart information to help you, no matter which stage you are at with your tasks.

Look back at what #SalfordSmart has covered, including all this…. read more

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Specialist software locations

By Nov.27, 2017

Tracy Breheny

Tracy shows you where to find specialist software in the Library.

Clifford Whitworth Library has a number of designated PCs with specialist software on them.

The PCs are labelled, indicating which ones have the software on, and are all available 24/7.

Specialist software available in Clifford Whitworth Library includes:

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoDesk BDS
  • ChemDraw
  • Datastream
  • Estate Manager
  • Inspiration
  • Linux
  • Sibelius
  • Wind

To help you find them, we have some maps showing where the PCs are located in Clifford Whitworth Library:

CW Library software locations 1st floor

CW Library software locations 2nd floor read more

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Week 10 #Salford Smart – Get Ready for Exams and Revision (Part 2)

By Nov.26, 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

With assignments to finish, revision to start and exams looming it is understandable that stress and anxiety can creep up.

#SalfordSmart this week looks at exam nerves, getting yourself at your exam ready best and strategies for coping with the lead up to exams.

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Watch this video for top tips to beat exam anxiety

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Access week 10 #SalfordSmart Here

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Week 9 #SalfordSmart – Get Set for Exams and Revision (Part 1)

By Nov.19, 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

What’s that coming over the hill? …Exams! read more

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Getting through a boring book…

By Nov.17, 2017

Hope is one of our English students. She is blogging about reading boring books!

Reading is great…mostly, and if you’re on an English based course like I am, you’ll know that reading is not so much a fun, leisurely pastime as it is a necessity. I don’t know much about other courses reading requirements, but what I do know is that at one point or another, we all have to read a pretty boring book…or two…three…ten?

The problem here is, that when you read for fun, if the book doesn’t grab your attention straight away, or a couple of chapters in you just cannot for the life of you get into it, you can simply put it down and pick up the next on your list of want-to-reads. When you’re required to read for a course, however, it’s not that easy (unfortunately). read more

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Don’t just say it, Prove it! Gain Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications – for free

By Nov.14, 2017

Want to prove to potential employers that you have the MS Office IT skills they want? Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the answer.

Don’t take our word for it

Photographs of successful MOS candidates

Successful candidates Raza, David and Judith, are all MOS Masters, but you decide how far you want to go with your MOS journey.

“I have used this opportunity to broaden my knowledge in the applications that are really relevant to my career field. And getting a certificate that validates my knowledge is definitely worth it.” David Sanchez Espinoza, Computing, Science & Engineering. read more

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Week 8 #SalfordSmart – Assignment Feedback

By Nov.12, 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Taking on board your feedback can help you improve your assignments next time

This week looks at what to do with your assignment feedback.

Receiving feedback on an assignment you put loads of work into can sometimes be hard.

When you get your feedback what do you do with it …

  1. Feedback back? What feedback? Look at your grade  only, after all the assignment’s done now?
  2. Glance over the feedback but ignore it and then move on to the next thing?
  3. Spend some time examining what the feedback means and use it to improve your next assignment?

Feedback from your tutors is a really valuable resource for helping you develop, taking the comments on board can improve your mark next time you submit an assignment.

#SalfordSmart this week looks at why feedback is so useful, what your tutor’s purpose for giving you feedback is and how you can use your feedback to develop a plan for improving your marks next time. read more

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By Nov.08, 2017

Image of front screen of OSCOLA FAQ presentation

Have you got questions about OSCOLA? Check the FAQs, it may have the answer

Have you got questions about OSCOLA referencing?

You may find the answer in the OSCOLA FAQs, click on the image to find out.

If your OSCOLA referencing question isn’t answered, check out the OSCOLA web guide at: Skills for Learning OSCOLA Referencing (select the OSCOLA tab).

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