Posts tagged: finding information

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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    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:


    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

    What sorts of information do I need?

    29 October 2015

    Have you got an assignment and are thinking of heading to the Library to look for information to help you write it?

    Excellent! The Library is a great place to start your research.

    You probably already know that the Library has books and journals and encyclopaedias and reports and all sorts of other useful things, and that you can find them online too.

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    But are you wondering what these all things are, when you need them, what you should use them for, and how to find them?
    See our eLearning – Types of information sources for your assignments. read more