Posts tagged: library resources

Want books in the library? Ask your Library Champion!

19 December 2017
Tracy Breheny

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

Are there new books or/and electronic books 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.

You will need to include details about the book(s) you would like us to order, including:

  • The title, author and ISBN number (this is the specific book number and can be found on Amazon’s website).
  • The year of publication (and edition if there is one).
  •  The number of copies you would like and the price.
  • The library you would like it for (Clifford Whitworth or Media City).

You can also make suggestions for further library developments/services and offer feedback about the library to your Library Champion, who will then pass your comments to us and we will respond.  To find out more about your Library Champion and the scheme, take a look at our webpage here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/library-champions. read more

Getting through a boring book…

17 November 2017

Hope is one of our English students. She is blogging about reading boring books!

Reading is great…mostly, and if you’re on an English based course like I am, you’ll know that reading is not so much a fun, leisurely pastime as it is a necessity. I don’t know much about other courses reading requirements, but what I do know is that at one point or another, we all have to read a pretty boring book…or two…three…ten?

The problem here is, that when you read for fun, if the book doesn’t grab your attention straight away, or a couple of chapters in you just cannot for the life of you get into it, you can simply put it down and pick up the next on your list of want-to-reads. When you’re required to read for a course, however, it’s not that easy (unfortunately). read more

Finding the Financial Times

11 October 2017

The Financial Times is available to view via Newsstand (Gale Infotrac).  However there is a 30 day embargo on content being added to the database so for the most recent copies of the paper look on the on the mobile shelving in the Library extension on the top floor of Clifford Whitworth.

Login to Library Search and click on the Databases link from the top of the screen:

Picture of Library search menu showing database tab.

  • Click on from the menu which appears.
  • click on Newsstand.
  • Click on Link to database.
  • In the Newsstand search screen, click on the Publications tab.
  • read more

    Library Subject Support for Arts & Media

    26 September 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy explains how the subject responsibilities of your Academic Support Librarians will be changing.

    I’m leaving! Yes, after nearly 25 years working at the University, I’ll shortly be taking early retirement, my last day being Tuesday 24th October.  

    My subject areas (Art & Design, Film & Digital Media) will be split between Maree Green and Joanna Wilson, so from my leaving date Maree will look after:

    Art & Design

    Performance & English 

    Journalism and Politics & Contemporary History 

    Salford Languages  

    Joanna will have:

    Film & Digital Media 

    Music & Dance  read more

    Blueprint – yet another new online resource for Art & Design!

    4 September 2017

    We’re pleased to announce that one of the leading Design journals, Blueprint, is now available to you online in full text from 2013 onwards. Particularly good for Interior Design and Architecture, it’s great for full colour illustrations and features on individual designers. Access it by searching for Blueprint on Library Search, then choose Online Access, or directly at https://reader.exacteditions.com/magazines/21930/issues/

    Network username and password are required off-campus. 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

    Art and Architecture Archive – great new online resource!

    25 July 2017

    We’re very pleased to announce that you now have access to a brilliant new resource for art, architecture and all design subjects. Art and Architecture Archive consists of scanned articles from journals, so it is great for full colour illustrations as well as full text. It covers the years 1895-2005, a much longer historical period than our other journal resources for this subject area. It is potentially very useful for visual arts, art history, architecture, graphic design, interior design, photography and many other subjects. read more

    Disability Awareness Day, Sunday 16th July

    5 July 2017

    Did you know that Sunday 16th July is Disability Awareness Day? The world’s largest voluntary-led disability exhibition is held in the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. For more details please see http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk

    The University of Salford, and The Library in particular, have many features in place to ensure their services are as accessible as possible. These include mind-mapping software (Inspiration), screen reading (Jaws), and the numerous applications available on My Study Bar – the latter should be available on all networked student pcs. To find out more, including accessible access to the different Library sites, go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/accessibility read more

    Studying Theatre or Dance? – Check out Alexander Street Video

    30 May 2017

    Alexander Street Video provides recordings of classic performances, as well as documentary information on all sorts of related topics.  You will find material on the history of theatre, playwrights, actors, directors, choreographers, theatre and dance companies, production staging & design, and performance methods and styles.

    To get access, go via Library Search (Sign-in with your University username and password, search for Alexander Street Video and click on the link for online access). read more

    The CDs and DVDs in Clifford Whitworth Library have moved!

    16 May 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy tells you about the new location for audio-visual resources in the Library.

    Our CDs and DVDs are now in a much better and more obvious location – on Level 2 of Clifford Whitworth Library, just in front of the link bridge to the Level 2 Extension. This means that they are now very close to the Arts and Media bookstock in the Extension. Please remember though that they are not just for Arts & Media use – there are non-fiction DVDs relevant to many subject areas in the collection. Also you may wish to borrow feature films or music CDs for your own entertainment – most items here are available to borrow. read more