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

‘Appy Christmas!

17 December 2014

The end of term is nearly here and the festive decorations are up, so the Library wanted to wish you a Happy ‘Appy Christmas.

appblogAs a gift to you, we’ve bought together a selection of useful apps which could help with any New Years resolutions you may be making. As an added gift they are all free!

Dreaming of being more organized?

Wunderlust, Trello or Evernote may help.

Wunderlust: Voted MacApp of the Year 2013, this useful app will help you organize your to-do lists, errands and even track and share your shopping list. read more

The Lark, the Owl and the Evidence

29 July 2014

According to “scientists” modern day living is causing us to ignore how important a role sleep plays in helping us remain healthy. The BBC Health News website shows you the 8 body clock phases we go through each day and you can take the quiz to see if you are a morning person (Lark) or an evening person (Owl).

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So now you know when you might be at your best and what the experts say your body needs at each stage in the day: it would appear that 6am-9am is not the best time to exercise, however 6pm-9pm is a good time for the liver to process alcohol. read more

In love with Linoit?

28 July 2014

Today’s app you might like is Linoit www.linoit.com – available online or as an app and can be used to organise your work ideas or in conjunction with an annotating app to help with assignments.

It can help you keep organised or you can use it with a group to share ideas. You create a free account and this allows you to choose a canvas (like a noticeboard) and add post-it notes (sticky notes) onto the board.

Why not check this link out for a new sneaky peak?

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Enjoy your sticking!

Why you need to manage your Digital Footprint

15 July 2014

Everything you put online about yourself, and everything that other people put on line about you adds up to your ‘digital footprint’.

Watch this BBC video (5 mins) to discover how much it’s possible to find out about someone – even when they think they’re being careful online:

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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