Posts tagged: finding information

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. read more

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. read more

Library Resources for Social Work Students

1 August 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

Web of Science Advanced Searching

20 July 2016

Are you a PhD or research student who needs to know more about advanced searching in Web of Science?

This video is perfect for explaining truncation, combining keywords with ‘and, or and not’ and gives a great overview of proximity searching of keywords.

Figure it out with DataStream

23 June 2016

DataStream is a database for financial and economic research data from Thomson Reuters.  It contains current and historical data on stocks, indices, bonds, funds, futures, options, interest rates, commodities, and economic indicators with coverage back to the 1960s.   PGR students can use DataStream in the PGR room in the Maxwell Building.  It is also available on the first floor of Clifford Whitworth where it can be used by all students – see the map below for the location:

Map showing location of the software.

To carry out a simple search in DataStream: read more

All about NHS Athens

26 May 2016

A few things you need to understand about Athens before you start…

  • Athens, Open Athens, MyAthens? Different organisations use different terminology to describe the same thing.
  • Athens isn’t a database; it’s an authentication method – a single sign-on providing access to a range of resources (from a host of different suppliers).
  • Lots of organizations use Athens authentication. You can have several different Athens passwords, each of which will provide access to a different collection of material.
  • You don’t need an Athens account to access University of Salford resources – just your standard username and password.
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    Nursing 100: 10 Nursing Blogs

    12 May 2016

    2016 is the Centenary of the Royal College of Nursing and to mark a 100 years since its founding, we’ve created a ‘Nursing 100’ – 100 tips, topics and resources useful for student nurses.

    To kick off, we’re celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2016 with the voices of nurses themselves – 10 blogs by Nurses and Nursing Students.

    Nursing bloggers can be valuable sources of information –  their thoughts on key issues can help you understand your profession or be a source of advice and support.  Reading about the experiences of other student nurses can offer reassurance that you’re not the only one dreading your upcoming placement. read more

    LS:N – reminder of a great resource for Design

    13 April 2016

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    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

    Using other academic libraries

    15 March 2016

    Did you know as a member of the University of Salford library you can use many other libraries in the UK and Ireland? Perhaps you’d like to visit one during the vacation?

    If so, then you need to apply online from the SCONUL Access website at:

    http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access

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    To qualify for SCONUL Access you must be registered as a library user in good standing.

    Once you have filled in the online application form, and your application is approved, the University of Salford library will send you a confirmation email which you will need to take to your chosen library, along with your University of Salford ID card. 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