Posts about: Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy

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

The CDs and DVDs in Clifford Whitworth Library have moved!

16 May 2017
Andy Callen

Andy tells you about the new location for audio-visual resources in the Library.

Our CDs and DVDs are now in a much better and more obvious location – on Level 2 of Clifford Whitworth Library, just in front of the link bridge to the Level 2 Extension. This means that they are now very close to the Arts and Media bookstock in the Extension. Please remember though that they are not just for Arts & Media use – there are non-fiction DVDs relevant to many subject areas in the collection. Also you may wish to borrow feature films or music CDs for your own entertainment – most items here are available to borrow. read more

Alexander Street Video – great resource for all subject areas

11 April 2017
Andy Callen

Andy describes how Alexander Street Video might be a useful audio-visual resource for you.

Do you need to get hold of video material for your study or teaching, but it’s not on Box of Broadcasts or in the Library’s DVD collection?

Try Alexander Street Video, an online collection of non-fiction video material for educational use, potentially useful across all subject areas. It includes:

  • News clips from ITN
  • Instructional videos for teachers
  • Over 1,000 films on psychology and counselling
  • Numerous documentary films on artists and designers.

Access Alexander Street Video from the Databases link on Library Search, OR directly from search.alexanderstreet.com. Your Network username and password are required.

Any questions? Contact me at mailto:A.Callen@salford.ac.uk. read more

Do you know how to eSubmit your work?

3 April 2017
Amy Pearson

Amy points out handy resources to help you with e-Submission

Turnitin is used for the e-submission of your assignments. It is an online tool that you use to upload your work so that it can be marked by your tutor. You access Turnitin from Blackboard.

Important things you need to know about submitting your work for marking

  • Use the correct naming convention for your files – your school may specify a particular format.
  • Submit your completed assignment to the correct, FINAL submissions folder when it is ready for marking. Work submitted mistakenly to the DRAFT folder at this stage will not be marked.
  • When you submit work for marking, you are accepting the submission declaration.
  • Keep copies of email receipts from Turnitin as proof of submission.
  • Check the file size. Files must be less than 40Mb. Contact your lecturer if your file is greater than 40Mb.
  • Use an accepted file type. File types accepted are: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF or plain text. You can ask at The Library for help if you are not sure about a file type. For non text-based assessments (e.g. audio/video, etc.) your tutor may use the Blackboard Assignment Tool.
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    Planning and writing your assignment – your 5 steps to essay success!

    20 March 2017
    Amy Pearson

    This time of year is all about assignments. Amy has shared the Skills for Learning 5 steps to essay success!

    It’s that time of year again when deadlines are looming so we thought we’d share with you our 5 steps to essay success.

    • Step 1: Analyse and Plan
    • Step 2: Search and Evaluate
    • Step 3: Read and Make Notes
    • Step 4: Write your Essay
    • Step 5: Review and Submit

    Read on to learn more about each step!

    Step 1: Analyse and PlanStep 1: Analyse and Plan

    When you are given a question or task to complete you need to make sure that you understand what you are being asked to do and then plan how you will approach it. If you don’t answer the question being set you are more likely to get a low mark. With this in mind, the first step to essay success is to ANALYSE and PLAN. This involves analysing your task, making a plan and identifying useful words that describe your topic. You need to make sure that you pay attention to the instructions you have been given, be clear about the topic you have been asked to explore and any restrictions to the scope of your answer. read more

    Find your library books easily using ‘Locate’!

    30 January 2017

    Not sure where to find a book you need?  You can now find out exactly where your library book is located using our ‘Locate’ tab.

    First of all, look for resources in Library Search and when you find a book you would like to find, click on the title:

    Book search in Library Search

    See if copies are avaiable, and if they are click on the ‘Locate’ tab:

    Locate tab.

    You will then be shown a map with the location of your book highlighted, so you know exactly where to find it!

    Map for book location.

    Want to learn more?  Take a look at ou short video which explains how to find books in the library: http://media.salford.ac.uk/Play/5421/ read more

    Have you tried Box of Broadcasts?

    10 January 2017

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    Students/ researchers/ teaching staff, if you’re looking for audio-visual resources for your research, need something visual to illustrate a presentation, or want to make clip of a television programme to include in a lecture, look no further than Box of Broadcasts (or BoB for short). BoB is an electronic resource for playing back and recording tv and radio programmes for educational purposes. You can access it from the Databases link on SOLAR, then choose Box of Broadcasts from the A-Z list; or from http://www.learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand. You’ll need your Network username and password to access it. You can link to it from PowerPoint, Word or BlackBoard, and you can now label your own clips. It is useful across all subject areas, and is a great resource for watching feature films if we don’t have a particular film in the Library’s DVD collection. read more

    Library Resources for Sociology and Criminology Students

    9 September 2016

    The library subscribes to a number of databases which specialise in your subject area. They are not available freely via the web, so you won’t be able to find the resources we have here by using Google. They give you access to quality, up to date, peer-reviewed material such as journal articles, case studies and research papers.

    To begin with, you may want to search for books using SOLAR library search. If you want to do an in-depth search for journals relating to a particular topic you might find it easier to search within a subject database. read more

    Library Resources for Social Policy Students

    9 September 2016

    The library subscribes to a number of databases which specialise in your subject area. They are not available freely via the web, so you won’t be able to find the resources we have here by using Google. They give you access to quality, up to date, peer-reviewed material such as journal articles, case studies and research papers.

    To begin with, you may want to search for books using SOLAR library search. If you want to do an in-depth search for journals relating to a particular topic you might find it easier to search within a subject database. read more

    Discover Allerton Learning Space

    9 August 2016

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    The Learning Space is conveniently located directly opposite the Mary Seacole Building, on the Frederick Road Campus. It’s an ideal space for students in the school of Health Sciences and the school of  Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences.

    If you’re looking for somewhere to study, or just have a bit of spare time in between lectures, please pop in and have a look around.

    Study space will be limited at Clifford Whitworth throughout the library development project, so make the most of the space and facilities available at Allerton! You can also borrow more books from Clifford Whitworth (up to 25 at a time for undergraduates or 35 for postgraduates and staff) and they will be automatically renewed, so there should be less need to visit the main library regularly. read more