Posts by Nicola Sales

Legal research beyond Westlaw UK

2 May 2018

Discover more legal information by taking your law research beyond Westlaw UK

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:

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Do you need to find information on law subject but not sure where to start?

17 April 2018

Use Westlaw Insight to start your legal research

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. read more

Finding EU Law

30 January 2018

How to find EU legal materials

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This short guide shows you how to find the EU legal materials you need

This short guide will show you how to use Westlaw, LexisLibrary or the EUR-Lex website to find the EU legal materials you need for module work or your assignments.

Click on the image above, or use the link, to access the guide.

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

3 December 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.

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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

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

26 November 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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Week 8 #SalfordSmart – Assignment Feedback

12 November 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


8 November 2017
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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).

Week 7 #SalfordSmart – Getting ready to submit your assignment

6 November 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

This week we are going to show you how to:

  • Proofread your work
  • Submit a draft of your work to check its originality
  • How to use the Turnitin originality report to check that your work has been correctly cited and referenced.
  • Submit your work for marking

Proofreading and submitting your work for marking

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Week 6 #SalfordSmart – Referencing

30 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Referencing and your essay

You may have heard lots of mention of making sure you reference your essay or assignment.

If you aren’t sure exactly what this means or how to reference then #SalfordSmart this week is just for you.

This week #SalfordSmart focuses on referencing by looking at these four questions:

1. What is referencing?

2. Why do you need to reference?

3. How do you write a reference in your assignment?

4. How do you check your work to make sure you haven’t accidentally plagiarised? read more

Week 5 #SalfordSmart – Writing your essay

23 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Getting your essay done

This week is all about getting your essay written.

It’s recommend to take around a week to write your first draft, follow the tutorial in#SalfordSmart this week will help you get your’s done.

Great essays are written critically rather than descriptively, if you would like to know more about how to be critical in your own writing to boost your marks, check out #SalfordSmart now to find out how:

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