Posts tagged: digital literacy

Microsoft Office Exam could see you win $7,000 in New York

5 November 2018

You could win $7000 at the MOS World Championships in New York

Test your skills in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, by sitting a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam with The Library, and put yourself in with the chance to win $7000 at the Microsoft Office World Championships in New York.

Passing one of our free exams – which would cost you around £90 each in the commercial sector – will automatically enter you into the MOS Four Nations Championship in London. From there, you’d need to win the Word, Excel or PowerPoint category to make it to New York.

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Introducing the University of Salford App Store

19 April 2017
Nicola Sales

Nicola links you to information about the new University App Store

Have you discovered the University of Salford’s app store.  There are many apps which can help you with your studies from accessing and organising the information your need, managing your time, preparing for exams, participating in online activities during classes, creating content for your assignments or improving your health and well being to help you with your studies.

There are so many available that the University has brought the most popular apps used at the University of Salford by staff and students into one place so you can quickly and easily search for, and download, the apps that you want. read more

Library Resources for Sociology and Criminology Students

9 September 2016

The library subscribes to a number of databases which specialise in your subject area. They are not available freely via the web, so you won’t be able to find the resources we have here by using Google. They give you access to quality, up to date, peer-reviewed material such as journal articles, case studies and research papers.

To begin with, you may want to search for books using Library search. If you want to do an in-depth search for journals relating to a particular topic you might find it easier to search within a subject database. read more

Library Resources for Social Policy Students

9 September 2016

The library subscribes to a number of databases which specialise in your subject area. They are not available freely via the web, so you won’t be able to find the resources we have here by using Google. They give you access to quality, up to date, peer-reviewed material such as journal articles, case studies and research papers.

To begin with, you may want to search for books using Library search. If you want to do an in-depth search for journals relating to a particular topic you might find it easier to search within a subject database. read more

How to find Journal Articles: Health & Social Care

22 February 2016

If you’re looking for a little extra help finding library resources or want to develop your research skills further, we are running two different workshops this semester.

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Introduction to Finding Journal Articles

For students new to searching, this session is a quick and easy introduction to finding journal articles using Solar. Maybe you’re new to university or returning after a long time away, perhaps you’ve got an assignment coming up or just need a bit of a refresher – this session will help you to use the library catalogue to find journal articles. We’ll also show you to how to plan your search and save your results in Solar using My Library. read more

Mindblowing social media stats

8 July 2014

Did you know that 2 people sign up for Linked In every second? That 44% of Twitter users have never sent a tweet? Or that 80% of Instagram users are female? Find out how many people are currently using social media, and much more in this awe-inspiring infographic from Digital Insights.

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by Digital Insights

Student guide to social media

9 June 2014

Have you ever wondered how you could use social media to enhance your academic studies?

This short and handy guide made by the Libraries at  University of Leeds, University of York and University of Manchester covers a range of social media and how to best to use them for your academic studies and future career.

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Social Media Guide for Students

Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what’s the difference?

6 June 2014

In an earlier post – ‘Introducing digital literacy‘ – I talked about digital literacy being a range of skills that enable you to live, learn and work in a digital society. Things like exploring and evaluating materials, using and referencing resources, digital skills for presenting your work, managing information and the social dimension of information. But where does digital citizenship come in and what does it mean? In a nutshell, it is all about how you behave in the digital society – staying safe online, respecting yourself and others, thinking critically and acting ethically. So, back to the original question, what’s the difference? Digital literacy is all about skills and competencies and digital citizenship is all about behaviours. This great poster sums it up nicely. read more

Introducing Digital Literacy

30 April 2014

This blog is all about digital literacy. As you study, we will take you on a journey of digital discovery, help you to identify gaps in your skills and provide opportunities and guidance for you to gain new skills. But what is digital literacy? It is broadly defined as ‘capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society’ (JISC,2011). There are many different aspects to being digitally literate – some things you will be pretty good at, others will be new to you. read more