Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy
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:
Phone: 0161 295 3301
New to the University? Check out Get Going, our online introduction to studying at University
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
Follow these links to read about some of the key resources for your subject that we recommend.
Not sure how to find resources using Library Search? This short video on how to find books is a good place to start.
Search the Academic Way
This presentation demonstrates how to find good quality, academic information.
Skills for Learning
Skills for Learning offers support with academic skills, library skills and digital skills. We can help you to develop skills in Critical Analysis and Reflective Writing. Brush up on your Referencing, gain Microsoft Office qualifications and learn how to deliver a great presentation.
Have a look at our newest online resource, 5 steps to essay success.
Click on the options below to see what’s available. If you’ve worked through the online material and still feel like you could use some extra support, feel free to book onto a workshop or make an appointment for a 1:1.
Library Development Project
To keep up to date with the redevelopment of Clifford Whitworth Library and learn about alternative study spaces, see the web pages here.
There’s a video which explains why we’re doing the work and how it will benefit our students, as well as regular blog posts.
Other Salford blogs
There are a number of other University of Salford blogs which you may find interesting.