Posts tagged: Internet searching

Introducing the University of Salford App Store

19 April 2017
Nicola Sales

Nicola links you to information about the new University App Store

Have you discovered the University of Salford’s app store.  There are many apps which can help you with your studies from accessing and organising the information your need, managing your time, preparing for exams, participating in online activities during classes, creating content for your assignments or improving your health and well being to help you with your studies.

There are so many available that the University has brought the most popular apps used at the University of Salford by staff and students into one place so you can quickly and easily search for, and download, the apps that you want. 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

Community Care Inform- new resource for Social Work

28 January 2015

Community Care Inform

University staff and students now have access to Community Care Inform : Adults, as well as the Children site.

CC Inform Adults provides the same kind of information as the Children site, but with a focus on issues more pertinent to the social care of adults :

  • Guidance to key pieces of legislation
  • Expert articles
  • Practice guides
  • read more

    Peer Review. What’s it all about?

    29 October 2014

    You may see or have been told to look for journals and journal articles  which are ‘peer reviewed’. But what does that mean? Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that means articles submitted to a to a journal are evaluated and by independent experts within the same field of research- their ‘peers’.

    They evaluate and assess articles and provide authors with feedback to improve their work and provides valuable information to the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal. read more

    Tips for evaluating websites

    21 August 2014

    web searchingAre you using information from websites in your research and wondering how you can tell if it’s a good resource to use?  If so, there are a number of checks you can run  through when evaluating a website which will tell you if it’s a reliable and trustworthy resource suitable for your academic work.

    Firstly, ask yourself a couple of questions:

    Is the website from a credible source?

    Does the website help advance your argument?

    Is it relevant to your topic?

    Then, run a few checks when reviewing the website… read more

    Finding information on clinical topics

    23 June 2014

    NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
    Are you looking for reliable, evidence-based information about medical conditions? NICE CKS service provides health care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
    To use this service, go to and either browse the list of conditions or search for one you’re interested in.
    The topics are broken down into areas such as diagnosis, management, evidence and also indicates how up-to-date the information is. It also provides links to systematic reviews and randomized control trials on the subject. read more