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Microsoft Office – work it like a pro!

Is Microsoft Office having a negative effect on your life? Does formatting your documents in Word give you a headache? Could your PowerPoint presentations look more professional? Perhaps you wonder if you’re using Excel in the most effective way? If you feel less than positive about your Microsoft Office skills, then visit our Microsoft Office courses web page. […]

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Make your studies a little easier – download the library app

We’ve recently launched an app that can help you save time and effort. Our new app puts key library services at your fingertips and can help you keep on track with your studies. Time saving There are two big time-saving benefits with the library app. We’ve selected the services that you need most and grouped […]

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Use the right resources and take your studies to the next level

We provide a wide array of high-quality resources to help make your studies a success. We have a web page that lists our new resources, and generally, as a starting point, we recommend you use Library Search – the gateway to the Library’s information resources in both print and electronic form, including books, journals, newspapers, databases […]

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Get inspired by Black History Month 2021

Proud To Be As Black History Month UK draws to a close, we’ve selected some great, inspiring resources that represent this year’s theme, Proud to Be. Are you familiar with the late and great Toni Morrison? A writer, editor and professor, her impressive bibliography spans the full range of human emotion and experience, from the […]

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We can be failures – just for one day

Failure Friday! What if failure didn’t have to be defined as a negative? What if we started to see it as a facet of longer-term success? We think of failure as a bad outcome, something to be ashamed of and a barrier to achieving success. This shouldn’t be the case! Festival of Failure – Failure […]

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Researching Pride in the Library

As June draws to a close, we are reflecting on the celebrations of Pride Month. We are exploring how we can unify and research Pride going forward, making use of the resources we have available here in the Library. It’s important that we continue learning about the incredible achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, the inspiring […]

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Stand out from the IT crowd with MOS

Imagine it now… you’re in front of the interview panel and they have asked about your knowledge of Microsoft Office tools. You might seek to assure them, saying “Yes, I have great Word and PowerPoint skills, and can analyse data using Excel…”, but how can you actually demonstrate that? Simple. Show prospective employers that you […]

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We cannot walk alone: Get involved in Refugee Week 2021

The contributors to The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives tell unique stories. Viet Thanh Ngugyen was forced to flee Vietnam aged 4 years old after his hometown was invaded by the northern communist army. Food shortages in Zimbabwe under President Mugabe’s rule pushed Novuyo Rosa Thsuma and her family to South Africa. Rampant anti-Semitism […]

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Library Access – All you need to know!

What is Library Access? It’s browser extension that saves you time, money, and effort. How? Well, Library Access allows you to read electronic journal articles, e-books, reviews, and other online material provided by the Library, without having to visit Library Search first. How do you use Library Access? Library Access makes it simpler to access […]

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Use USIR: Give your essay the extra edge

You might have spotted the acronym before, but are you aware of the wealth of information contained in USIR? Join The Library’s Metadata and Licensing Administrator, Andrew Marsden, as he uncovers a world of research… Did you know that the University of Salford has an Institutional Repository? Well, we do, and it’s rather snappily called […]