Posts tagged: finding information

Want books in the library? Ask your Library Champion!

13 January 2020
Tracy Breheny

Tracy tells you how to make the most from the Library Champion Scheme.

Are there new books, electronic books or DVDs you would like to see in the library?

Do you think there are titles we need more copies of?

If so, you can request books through your Library Champion!

Each school has a pot of £5,000 allocated for book requests and a designated Library Champion who can be contacted when you would like to request books for the library.

Find out more about the scheme from two of our Library Champions:

You will need to include details about the items you would like us to order, including: read more

Sage Research Methods Videos

9 May 2018

Looking to undertake some research this year? Need some expert help and guidance? SAGE Research Methods is the essential online resource for anyone doing research or learning how to do research. With more than 800 books, reference works, journal articles, and videos, it provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings. SAGE Research Methods’ coverage spans the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. 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

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 library resources more easily using ‘Locate’!

30 January 2017
Tracy Breheny

Tracy shows you how to use ‘Locate’.

Overwhelmed by the number of resources in the library?  Lost amongst the shelving with no idea which direction to go in?  Not sure where to find a book you need?  You can find out exactly where a book is located in the Library using our ‘Locate’ tab.

The ‘Locate’ tab is available for all resources you find in Library Search, and it makes locating books you need much easier.

To use the ‘Locate’ tab:

1. First of all, look for the book you want in Library Search.

2. When you find the book you want, you’ll see a blue ‘Locate’ button below the title.  Click this. 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 – titles include both scholarly journals and selected trade and consumer titles relevant to applied arts and cultural studies. Subject strengths include music, theatre, film and cultural studies.
  • Broadcast – a weekly online (and print) magazine covering the UK TV and radio industry. Useful for broadcasting news, commissioning, analysis and opinion.
  • Box of Broadcasts – provides access to an archive of TV and radio programmes from UK broadcasters. Allows you to request recordings of programmes yet to be broadcast (from the next 7 days).
  • Business Source Premier –journal articles, reports and books on business topics
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete – covers all aspects of communications, including media technology and social impacts.
  • Performing Arts Periodicals database – journal articles on all aspects of artistic performance, including film and broadcasting.
  • Nexis – full text press articles from regional, national and international newspapers and magazines.
  • Web of Science – despite its name this is a very useful and comprehensive resource for all social science topics – often worth checking.
  • Public Information Onlinecontains information from the Westminster and the UK’s regional parliaments/assemblies, plus a range of non-parliamentary material.
  • Westlaw includes articles from legal journals. (Remember to select Journals before you search, unless you are also looking for other legal material.)
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Library Resources for Counselling and Psychotherapy Students

22 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.

It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with these databases and learn how to use them. They’re a great source of information and will be useful throughout your time at Salford.

Key Databases

PsycINFO

PsycInfo covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics. A detailed user guide is available here.

 

 Academic Search Premier/CINAHL

Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Premier and CINAHL are multi-disciplinary databases containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature…guides, videos etc. You can read more information about using these databases  here.

 

Science Direct

Science Direct contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Students and staff at Salford can access hundreds of full text journals, and also thousands of e-Books published since 2011.

 

How to access Subject Databases

 

To see the full list of subject databases for Counselling and Psychotherapy click here

Or, from the library website, click on ‘Resources’ from the menu at the top of the page, as shown below.

 

Library Resources

Next, select Counselling and Psychotherapy from the dropdown menu. If you’re off campus, you will need to log in using your University of Salford network username (e.g. ABC123) and password.

 

Counselling and Psychotherapy databases

 

At this point you will see the full list of resources. After selecting a database, click on ‘link to database’ to proceed.

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Help and Support

Are you having trouble accessing or logging in to any of these databases? Or would like some more information on how to use them? You can find the contact details for Jen, your Academic Support Librarian, here: j.a.earl@salford.ac.uk or telephone :0161 295 3972.

Library Resources for Midwifery Students

22 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.

It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with these databases and learn how to use them. They’re a great source of information and will be useful throughout your time at Salford.

 

Key Databases

 

CINAHL

CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Designed specifically for academic institutions, it is a multi-disciplinary database of over 1200 peer reviewed midwifery and nursing journals and publications dating back to 1982. It is part of the EBSCO collection of databases. We have a number of user guides and support videos here.

 

Science Direct

Science Direct contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Students and staff at Salford can access hundreds of full text journals, and also thousands of e-Books published since 2011.

 

Maternity and Infant Care

Maternity and Infant Care is an essential database for professionals involved in the care of women and infants. It contains over 120,000 references to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care and the first year of an infant’s life.

Key topics include:

  • Sudden infant death and infant mortality
  • Neonatal care and intensive care
  • Antenatal health issues
  • Screening
  • Ethical and professional issues

 

Medline

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

 

How to access

You can view the full list of recommended subject databases for Midwifery here.

Or, from the library website, click on ‘Resources’ from the menu at the top of the page, as shown below.

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Next, select Midwifery from the dropdown menu. If you’re off campus, you will need to log in using your University of Salford network username (e.g. ABC123) and password.

 

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Here you will see the full list of resources. After selecting an option from the menu, you will be given more information about the chosen database. Click on ‘link to Database’ to proceed.

 

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Help and Support

Are you having trouble accessing or logging in to any of these databases? Or would like some more information on how to use them? You can find the contact details for Jen, your Academic Support Librarian, here: j.a.earl@salford.ac.uk or telephone :0161295 3972.