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.
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.
You can find out more about LinkedIn Learning here:
To access LinkedIn Learning:
If you have questions, please contact the Library’s Digital Skills Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Even if you are still quite new to university you have probably already heard words like “referencing” and “citations” – and heard that they are VERY IMPORTANT.
But what is referencing, and why do you need to do it?
Research is a major part of university education, and it is expected that you will read, understand and discuss the writing of others. It is essential that you acknowledge what you have read to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism, show the research you have done, and allow your tutors to identify your own ideas and understanding of your subject.
This is what referencing means.
To find out more, watch our Citing it Right video. Click the image to play.
Students on most taught courses at Salford are required to reference using the APA 6th style. There are links to PDF guides plus online examples on the Skills for Learning Referencing and Plagiarism pages.
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The Library has access to a collection of databases provided by Digimap. These contain a variety of different maps which you can access using Library Search. Our subscriptions include access to various different types of maps, scans, satellite images and land coverage information, and can all be accessed online.
We currently subscribe to the following Digimap collections:
Digimap Environment provides access to Land Cover Map data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. This is a parcel-based classification of UK land cover derived from satellite images and digital cartography and gives land cover information for the entire UK. Land cover is based on UK Biodiversity Action Plan Broad Habitats.
Help using it can be found here.
This collection includes a variety of Ordnance Survey maps and licenced data.
Help using it can be found here.
Historic Digimap provides access to the valuable historic Ordnance Survey map collection online. The maps included are digital scans of Ordnance Survey paper map sheets.
The historic maps can be viewed online, printed and downloaded as images for use in image processing and GIS software.
Help using it can be found here.
Want further information?
Digimap also has a blog which can be useful for keeping up-to-date with Digimap developments and new content.
There is also a Digimap YouTube channel which contains lost of videos on using various components of the resource.
Studying a building or quantity surveying-related subject? There are lots of sources of information you can use to help with your research. All of these sources can be accessed via Library Search.
Useful books include:
Useful reference sources include:
Key journals include:
Key databases include:
Academic Search Premier
Alexander Street Press (academic videos)
Architects’ Journal (AJ) including AJ Buildings Library
BCIS Online Rates Database
Box of Broadcasts (TV scheduling service)
Business Source Premier