Hi! I’m Sue Barker-Mathews, Academic Support Librarian for the Salford Business School.
If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don’t know where to start then this page is for you. You may not be the first student to ask a particular question so check out the blog posts I’ve written below, it could have all the information you need to get going.
If you can’t find the answer to the subject and library questions you have using Skills for Learning then please contact me on:
Phone: 0161 295 3301
Referencing your sources
Correct referencing, that is acknowledging the sources of information you use in your essays and assignments, is a very important part of academic writing – the following guides will help you get to grips with it.
Find information for your assignment
When you have an assignment to write it is a good idea to to use journal articles in addition to textbooks as they contain specialised and up-to-date information. You may also need to use databases to find data such as balance sheets, industry & company profiles and country reports. These guides will help you find and understand journal articles and other types of useful data.
Databases are good place to research for your assignments, some provide access to journal articles but some contain other data such as market research reports, company financial, newspapers and conference papers. You can access databases via the link on the Library Search screen, the following guides detail the best databases to use for your subject.