Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy

Sue Barker-Mathews

Hi! I’m Sue Barker-Mathews, Academic Support Librarian for Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy.

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:

Email: S.C.Barker-Mathews@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 3301


Referencing your sources

There’s lots of support available to you to help with referencing, including the full university guide as well as an easy to use quick guide. Look out for referencing workshops that run throughout the year and make a start by completing this short, e-learning programme – an introduction to how and when to use references

Subject Resources

Follow these links to read about some of the key resources for your subject that we recommend.

These websites also contain useful information:

Finding Things

Not sure how to find resources using Library Search? This short video on how to find books is a good place to start.