Library Access is a browser extension, or add-on, available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
Library Access makes it simpler to access articles, journals and databases, particularly when you are studying off campus. It automatically detects when you are on a site the Library provides a subscription to and prompts you to log in.
If you visit a site which the Library doesn’t provide access to, Library Access will try and suggest an alternative route, including Open Access content.
It will also automatically add ‘Findit@Salford’ links to sources found in Google Scholar.
Are there new books, electronic books or DVDs you would like to see in the library?
Do you think there are titles we need more copies of?
If so, you can request books through your Library Champion!
Each school has a pot of £5,000 allocated for book requests and a designated Library Champion who can be contacted when you would like to request books for the library.
Find out more about the scheme from two of our Library Champions:
You will need to include details about the items you would like us to order, including:
You can also make suggestions for further library developments/services and offer feedback about the library to your Library Champion, who will then pass your comments to us and we will respond. To find out more about your Library Champion and the scheme, take a look at our webpage here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/library-champions.
Did you know The Library now has a Serenity Hub?
If you need a break from your exam revision, why not pop into The Library’s Serenity Hub in Clifford Whitworth Library to take a break and de-stress?
The Serenity Hub is a temporary pop-up space located in Group Study Room 4 for the January exam period. We have included a few relaxing additions to help you feel zen during the exam period, including a wellbeing bookshelf, a yoga mat and some very comfy looking beanbags! There is also other mindfulness activity equipment in there, including jigsaws, colouring books and Lego and Playdoh modelling materials.
Clifford Whitworth Library contains 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:
To help you find them, we have some maps showing where the PCs are located:
We also have MACs available in the Library, should you need them:
If you have any problems locating software or the MACs in the Library, please visit the Library Enquiry Desk for further help, or ask your Academic Support Librarian.
Please note: Due to the popularity of the PCs during peak times, it is advisable to kindly ask any person working on a PC with specialist software on if you can use it if you need it urgently, should other PCs be available to move to.
As noted above, students will be made aware of the PCs with specialist software on because they are clearly labelled. Related to this, please do allow yourself plenty of time to access the software should you need to use it by a deadline.
Don’t forget that standard software is also available!
There is also a range of standard software available on all of The Library’s open access PCs across campus. You can find out what software is available here.
To find out where open access PCs are located across campus, and how many are available in real time, take a look at the list here.
As a student you also have access to some software from off campus via the Student Software Portal. To find out more and learn how to access it, take a look here.
This video will show you how to use the ProQuest Social Science database to find academic journal articles and other high-quality resources for research, essays and assignments. You can access the ProQuest database from our Library Databases web page.
When undertaking your studies you may find you need to access a number of different construction contracts and specific construction law-related sources. These sources of information can be tricky to find as they are often located in various places.
We have access to various construction contracts and construction law-related sources of information through Library Search. Library Search can be found here. It is always worth signing in to Library Search as soon as you access it for ease of use when off-campus.
We have a collection of NEC contracts available through Library Search. To access these:
Construction Information Service (CIS) is an online database from which you can quickly access current regulations, construction standards, technical advice and industry news on building, engineering, design and construction processes in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Updated weekly, the CIS offers a powerful search engine to find authoritative information for every stage of the construction lifecyle, from design and completion to operation and ongoing use. Easy-to-use search filters allow you to query 23,000+ documents from 300+ publishers and more.
CIS is particularly useful for subjects such as; Architecture, Architectural Design and Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Project Management and Construction Law.
CIS includes valuable and up-to-date construction-related information, including:
CIS can be found in Library Search here and is accessible both on and off campus. Check this video out if you want to see CIS in action:
Need further help using CIS? Check out the help available here:
All University of Salford staff and students have access to thousands of professionally produced online courses covering a wide range of technical, creative and professional skills.
LinkedIn Learning offers a broad suite of high-quality online learning that can help us get fit for the future. Its library of video-based content is constantly updated as new technologies and workplace skills needs emerge.
To access LinkedIn Learning:
If you have questions, please contact the Library’s Digital Skills Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a registered student at Salford, you have access to a wealth of information from the Library, much of which is available electronically from off campus.
Many of these sources can’t be found using search engines like Google – meaning you are potentially missing out on crucial academic information for your assessments and research.
All of The Library’s electronic resources can be found through Library Search, and are all accessible 24/7 from any device where with internet access. All you need is your network username and password, and the knowledge of how to access them!
Did you know that, as a student, you get access to one gigabyte of personal storage space on our network (your F: drive) and one terabyte of space on OneDrive? That’s a lot of secure space to save all your assignments, and you can access them both on and off campus.
To find out more about the good (and not-so-good) places to save your work click the image below and have a look at our short tutorial.
Are you a new student, or perhaps you’d like a quick refresher? If so, you might like to have a look at some of the other information while you are there.