Computing, Science and Engineering
Hello. I’m Anne Sherwin, the Academic Support Librarian for the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.
If you need to find information for your assignment or research but don’t know where to start – this page is for you. The links below aim to help you find and use the Library resources you will need for your studies.
Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see added to this page.
You can find lots more help with Library, Digital and Study skills at Skills for Learning.
||If you can’t find the information you are looking for here or at Skills for Learning, or you would like extra help, please book an appointment with me –
click the button and select Computing, Science and Engineering to see the available times.
If these times aren’t suitable or you have an enquiry about anything else, please contact me by email or phone:
Phone: 0161 295 6846
Wondering what it’s like to study at Salford University? Get Going will help you to prepare!
Starting to use the Library and Computing Services? Get Ahead will show you how to do everything you need to know.
The following posts should help you start using the Library, finding books and borrowing them.
Finding information for your assignments
When you have an assignment to write you will usually want to find journal articles and conference papers, as these provide highly specialised and up-to-date information. The following posts should help you understand and find these information sources.
Databases are the best place to search for academic information. The following post explains how to find them:
Not sure where to start searching? These posts suggest the best databases for your subject area.
Other information sources
As well as books and journals, you will often need to find other types of information for your assignments.
Referencing your information sources
It is important that you correctly reference all the sources of information you have used in your assignments, to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism, to acknowledge the work of others, and to demonstrate that you have have understood what you have read. See the following for help.
EndNote is software to help you reference correctly:
Skills for Learning
Skills for Learning provides support for the academic skills, library skills and digital skills you need to succeed at University.
There’s online help and e-Learning, workshops you can attend and one-to-one help available.
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