Posts tagged: finding information

Week 4 #SalfordSmart – Getting on with your assignments

16 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

#SalfordSmart can help you avoid a last minute assignment rush

Last week #SalfordSmart looked at the 6 steps to writing your assignments, working through step 1 to analyse and plan what you need to do.

Starting on these steps helps avoid a last minute rush to complete an assignment. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.

This week the assessment process moves on to Step 2 – looking at finding information you could use to support the ideas you discuss in your essays or assignments. read more

Finding the Financial Times

11 October 2017

The Financial Times is available to view via Newsstand (Gale Infotrac).  However there is a 30 day embargo on content being added to the database so for the most recent copies of the paper look on the on the mobile shelving in the Library extension on the top floor of Clifford Whitworth.

Login to Library Search and click on the Databases link from the top of the screen:

Picture of Library search menu showing database tab.

  • Click on from the menu which appears.
  • click on Newsstand.
  • Click on Link to database.
  • In the Newsstand search screen, click on the Publications tab.
  • read more

    Library Subject Support for Arts & Media

    26 September 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy explains how the subject responsibilities of your Academic Support Librarians will be changing.

    I’m leaving! Yes, after nearly 25 years working at the University, I’ll shortly be taking early retirement, my last day being Tuesday 24th October.  

    My subject areas (Art & Design, Film & Digital Media) will be split between Maree Green and Joanna Wilson, so from my leaving date Maree will look after:

    Art & Design

    Performance & English 

    Journalism and Politics & Contemporary History 

    Salford Languages  

    Joanna will have:

    Film & Digital Media 

    Music & Dance  read more

    Vogue Italia archive – brilliant new Fashion resource

    14 August 2017

    Yet another brilliant new resource for Art & Design! Our new Fashion resource, Vogue Italia archive, neatly complements our existing online access to Vogue US. Vogue Italia archive consists of scanned articles from the journal’s launch in 1964 onwards, and so is excellent for illustrations, retro interest in Fashion and the historical development of garments. Use the keyword feature to search for garments, designers etc.

    To access it – from Library Search choose Databases, then choose Vogue Italia from the A-Z list. Network username and password are required off-campus. read more

    Studying Theatre or Dance? – Check out Alexander Street Video

    30 May 2017

    Alexander Street Video provides recordings of classic performances, as well as documentary information on all sorts of related topics.  You will find material on the history of theatre, playwrights, actors, directors, choreographers, theatre and dance companies, production staging & design, and performance methods and styles.

    To get access, go via Library Search (Sign-in with your University username and password, search for Alexander Street Video and click on the link for online access). read more

    Alexander Street Video – great resource for all subject areas

    11 April 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy describes how Alexander Street Video might be a useful audio-visual resource for you.

    Do you need to get hold of video material for your study or teaching, but it’s not on Box of Broadcasts or in the Library’s DVD collection?

    Try Alexander Street Video, an online collection of non-fiction video material for educational use, potentially useful across all subject areas. It includes:

    • News clips from ITN
    • Instructional videos for teachers
    • Over 1,000 films on psychology and counselling
    • Numerous documentary films on artists and designers.

    Access Alexander Street Video from the Databases link on Library Search, OR directly from search.alexanderstreet.com. Your Network username and password are required.

    Any questions? Contact me at mailto:A.Callen@salford.ac.uk. read more

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology Podcasts

    30 March 2017
    Jen Earl

    Interested in hearing from some key speakers in midwifery? Jen’s found some great up-to-date podcasts for you.

    Interested in listening to some up-to-date podcasts about areas of Obs and Gynae such as: mental health and abortion; FGM, community work and lots more? The websites below provide open access to clinically-oriented podcasts and audio recordings, delivering a broad mix of lectures and interviews and conversations and commentary. The content on these sites can be listened to online or downloaded.

    Have a listen at these podcast sites delivered by key experts in the field.

    Podcast Sites

    The site also has blogs in lots of different fields such as Nursing, Medical Imaging and Orthopaedics. read more

    LS:N – reminder of a great resource in Design

    20 February 2017
    Andy Callen

    Read why Andy thinks LS:N is a great electronic resource.

    Just wanted to remind you about the excellent electronic resource for all Design subjects, LS:N Global. LS:N is a trend prediction database that complements the use of WGSN (for Fashion) and Mintel (general business reports). It is extremely useful for business information and analysis, it has up-to-date and easily readable articles that can inform your written work, and great illustrations to inspire your creative work. LS:N is also potentially very useful for other subject areas such as Business and Management. read more

    Find your library books easily using ‘Locate’!

    30 January 2017

    Not sure where to find a book you need?  You can now find out exactly where your library book is located using our ‘Locate’ tab.

    First of all, look for resources in Library Search and when you find a book you would like to find, click on the title:

    Book search in Library Search

    See if copies are avaiable, and if they are click on the ‘Locate’ tab:

    Locate tab.

    You will then be shown a map with the location of your book highlighted, so you know exactly where to find it!

    Map for book location.

    Want to learn more?  Take a look at ou short video which explains how to find books in the library: http://media.salford.ac.uk/Play/5421/ read more

    Information sources for Journalism – useful databases

    27 January 2017

    Databases for Journalism students 

    Library Search is a great way to start a search for information on a particular topic, but if you want to use a specialist database, we have a huge range of sources that can provide you with information.  The list below is just a small selection.

    Databases

    Academic Search Premier – general full text journal article resource, good for a wide range of subject areas.

    Arts & Humanities Index read more