Posts tagged: health

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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    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.



    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

    Community Care Inform

    24 July 2014


    The University can now offer access to Community Care Inform, a resource for social workers and other professionals working with children, young people and their families.

    For more information about the resource, see here :

    You can go directly to the resource here

    Or you can search on SOLAR

    Access is available both on and off campus – you will always need to login with your network username and password :

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    Clinical Knowledge Summaries : get the basics of medical topics

    10 July 2014

    If you are researching a medical or health subject you might need to know some background on the condition or issue you are investigating before you can do any in-depth literature searching.

    NICE produce Clinical Knowledge Summaries which give you a good overview of key clinical topics. You can access these directly at or via the Evidence Search website.

    clinical knowledge summaries

    Choose from an A-Z list of clinical topics such as common medical conditions, or use the Clinical Speciality option to browse through specialist areas such as cancer or child’s health. read more