Posts tagged: library resources

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.
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    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

    Alexander Street Video – great resource for all subject areas

    11 April 2017
    Andy Callen

    Andy describes how Alexander Street Video might be a useful audio-visual resource for you.

    Do you need to get hold of video material for your study or teaching, but it’s not on Box of Broadcasts or in the Library’s DVD collection?

    Try Alexander Street Video, an online collection of non-fiction video material for educational use, potentially useful across all subject areas. It includes:

    • News clips from ITN
    • Instructional videos for teachers
    • Over 1,000 films on psychology and counselling
    • Numerous documentary films on artists and designers.

    Access Alexander Street Video from the Databases link on Library Search, OR directly from search.alexanderstreet.com. Your Network username and password are required.

    Any questions? Contact me at mailto:A.Callen@salford.ac.uk. read more

    LS:N – reminder of a great resource in Design

    20 February 2017
    Andy Callen

    Read why Andy thinks LS:N is a great electronic resource.

    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