Posts about: Library Basics

Finding the Financial Times

11 October 2017

The Financial Times is available to view via Newsstand (Gale Infotrac).  However there is a 30 day embargo on content being added to the database so for the most recent copies of the paper look on the on the mobile shelving in the Library extension on the top floor of Clifford Whitworth.

Login to Library Search and click on the Databases link from the top of the screen:

Picture of Library search menu showing database tab.

  • Click on from the menu which appears.
  • click on Newsstand.
  • Click on Link to database.
  • In the Newsstand search screen, click on the Publications tab.
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    Need to get some reading done? Here are Ella’s 5 favourite places to read on campus.

    9 October 2017

    Another academic year is upon us which many will see as a fresh start. You may be just beginning your degree; or you may see this year as an opportunity to change last year’s habits. One thing we all have in common is we have new reading lists this year! If you are new to University of Salford, you may want to see the previous post Reading Lists and How To Use Them. To mark the occasion, I’ve toured my camera around campus to show you what are, in my opinion, the top 5 reading locations on campus. read more

    Reading lists and how to use them by Ella

    6 October 2017
    Ella

    Ella Haggis, 2nd year English Language student

    Entering any of our English Programmes, you’ll have a lot of reading to do. The type of reading – Fiction or Non-Fiction – will obviously vary from course to course. Some classes will have one or two “core textbooks” that the lecturer will use throughout the whole course. Other classes may give you a wide variety of authors to read from, which is equally fantastic, but maybe not the most convenient for buying the books for your course outright. Ugh, are you feeling stressed already? Don’t worry. read more

    Need to get a task done? Me too. I’m going to put the Pomodoro Technique to the test

    5 October 2017

    How many pomodoros did it take for Amy to write this blog post?

    My email and phone are off, I’ve got a brew and the tomato is counting down from 25 minutes. I’m going to see how long it takes me to write this blog post. I’m reckon I can get it finished within one pomodoro but it may take two.

    Confused? Then read on to learn all about managing your time and tasks using the Pomodoro Technique.

    What it the Pomodoro Technique?

    The Pomodoro Technique is all about breaking time down into intervals by using a timer. When Francesco Cirillo developed the method in the 1980’s he used a tomato shaped kitchen timer. Francesco is Italian, pomodoro is the Italian name for tomato and so the Pomodoro Technique was born. read more

    Library Subject Support for Arts & Media

    26 September 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy explains how the subject responsibilities of your Academic Support Librarians will be changing.

    I’m leaving! Yes, after nearly 25 years working at the University, I’ll shortly be taking early retirement, my last day being Tuesday 24th October.  

    My subject areas (Art & Design, Film & Digital Media) will be split between Maree Green and Joanna Wilson, so from my leaving date Maree will look after:

    Art & Design

    Performance & English 

    Journalism and Politics & Contemporary History 

    Salford Languages  

    Joanna will have:

    Film & Digital Media 

    Music & Dance  read more

    Aren’t Librarians Lovely?

    22 September 2017

    Did you know that every School has an Academic Support Librarian, who has specialised subject knowledge and is here to help you use Library resources and get the most out of your studies?

    You might have already met your Academic Support Librarian in an induction or Library Skills class, but did you know that you can also contact him or her for individual help?

    Your Librarian can help you design search strategies, access key databases for your subject area and use them effectively so you find the best information for your assignments or research, show you how to reference that information correctly, provide support for Distance Learners, and use the myriad of Library resources and facilities available to you at Salford. read more

    Blueprint – yet another new online resource for Art & Design!

    4 September 2017

    We’re pleased to announce that one of the leading Design journals, Blueprint, is now available to you online in full text from 2013 onwards. Particularly good for Interior Design and Architecture, it’s great for full colour illustrations and features on individual designers. Access it by searching for Blueprint on Library Search, then choose Online Access, or directly at https://reader.exacteditions.com/magazines/21930/issues/

    Network username and password are required off-campus. read more

    Vogue Italia archive – brilliant new Fashion resource

    14 August 2017

    Yet another brilliant new resource for Art & Design! Our new Fashion resource, Vogue Italia archive, neatly complements our existing online access to Vogue US. Vogue Italia archive consists of scanned articles from the journal’s launch in 1964 onwards, and so is excellent for illustrations, retro interest in Fashion and the historical development of garments. Use the keyword feature to search for garments, designers etc.

    To access it – from Library Search choose Databases, then choose Vogue Italia from the A-Z list. Network username and password are required off-campus. read more

    Art and Architecture Archive – great new online resource!

    25 July 2017

    We’re very pleased to announce that you now have access to a brilliant new resource for art, architecture and all design subjects. Art and Architecture Archive consists of scanned articles from journals, so it is great for full colour illustrations as well as full text. It covers the years 1895-2005, a much longer historical period than our other journal resources for this subject area. It is potentially very useful for visual arts, art history, architecture, graphic design, interior design, photography and many other subjects. read more

    Disability Awareness Day, Sunday 16th July

    5 July 2017

    Did you know that Sunday 16th July is Disability Awareness Day? The world’s largest voluntary-led disability exhibition is held in the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. For more details please see http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk

    The University of Salford, and The Library in particular, have many features in place to ensure their services are as accessible as possible. These include mind-mapping software (Inspiration), screen reading (Jaws), and the numerous applications available on My Study Bar – the latter should be available on all networked student pcs. To find out more, including accessible access to the different Library sites, go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/accessibility read more