Monday, 6 April 2020

Nursing Standard COVID-19 Resource Centre

The Library is currently providing access to the Nursing Standard COVID-19 Resource Centre.  To support nurses during this challenging period, the Royal College of Nursing has developed a collection of free news and evidence-based resources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This resource is available for a limited period.


Friday, 3 April 2020

Digimap: Pilot - Trial

The Library is currently providing access to the Digimap resource Digimap: Pilot.  This resource primarily comprises two applications, one for creating maps online, the other for downloading data which enables further analysis and investigation in other packages. 

This resource is on trial until July 31st 2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020

University of California Press Journals

The Library is currently providing access to the University of California Press Journal Collection.  As one of the world's most forward-thinking publishers, UC Press gives voice, reach and impact to innovative research and exceptional scholarship. With a global circulation, their journals span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with key subject areas that include history, literature & criticism, film and media, music, religion, and sociology.
This resource is on trial until June 30th 2020

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

The Library is currently providing access to the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection.  This will provide access to a collection of over 1000 of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks. Key areas in the collection include political science and public (including health) policy and performing arts.
This resource is on trial until April 30th 2020

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

De Gruyter - maintenance

We are currently experiencing access problems with e-resources on the De Gruyter platform.  However, they assure us that all of their colleagues on the website team are working flat-out to resolve the most important issues.  Please be assured that they are working as quickly as they can.
Further updates will be provided as and when we receive them.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the extended downtime.

New resources - trials

ProQuest and Alexander Street have made the following resources available on a temporary basis:-



African Diaspora 1860 to present - Essential for understanding Black history and culture, African Diaspora, 1860-Present allows scholars to discover the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. 

Academic Video Online - Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas.

Global Issues Library - The Global Issues Library will include at completion coverage of 180 issues, topics, and events from the late 1890s to the present that are key to understanding today’s world including border and migration, atrocities and human rights violations.

ProQuest One Literature - Full text of more than 500,000 works of poetry, drama and prose from the eighth century to the present day. Plus, articles from over 1200 scholarly journals.

Theatre and Drama Premium - Theatre and Drama Premium provides everything you need to bring the spectacle of theatre and drama, from interviews with giants like Arthur Miller or James Earl Jones to previously unpublished play manuscripts from the genius of Ed Bullins and Jeannie Barroga.

Underground and Independent Comics volumes 1 and 2 - Contains in-depth interviews with mainstream. classic, underground, and small-press creators, and covers issues relevant to comics scholars and fans.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

The Purple Guide - new resource

The Library is now providing access to the Purple Guide.  The Purple Guide has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who are duty holders to manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events. The Health and Safety Executive was consulted in the production of the workplace health and safety parts of this publication. 

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Mass Observation Online - Trial

The Library is currently providing access to the e-resource Mass Observation Online.  This resource offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era. Explore original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features.

This resource is on trial until march 19th 2020

Have a look and tell us what you think of this resource by contacting your Academic Support Librarian.

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive - Trial

The Library is currently providing access to the ProQuest resource Entertainment Industry Magazine Collection 3.  This is an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Issues have been scanned in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of articles, covers, ads and reviews.

This resource is on trial until March 20th 2020

Have a look and tell us what you think of this resource by contacting your Academic Support Librarian.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information

The Thieme Group is providing free access to specialist information on the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses. As an international provider of medical information and services Thieme aims to support physicians worldwide in the fight against the further spread of the virus.  To access articles in specialist journals, please follow this link.


Friday, 7 February 2020

ProQuest - maintenance

Please note that ProQuest will be taking up to a six-hour maintenance window beginning Sunday, February 9 at 03:00 am to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability on many ProQuest products. During this maintenance window, some products and functions will be temporarily unavailable.

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Thursday, 6 February 2020

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and the Observer - Trial

The Library is now providing access to the ProQuest resource Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and the Observer on a trial basis.

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Have a look and tell us what you think of this resource by contacting your Academic Support Librarian.

This trial will run through to March 6th 2020.

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Monday, 3 February 2020

Wiley Online Library - maintenance

Problems have been reported with off-campus access to resources on the Wiley Online Library platform.  The service providers are aware of this issue and are working to resolve the problem.  Further updates will be provided as and when they become available.  

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Library Access - new highlight and search function

Library Access now has a ‘highlight and search’ feature. This enables you to highlight key words and phrases on any web page and search within Library Search for resources that match your highlighted terms, all with one click!
To use this, simply highlight the term you want to search, right click and then select ‘Library Search Salford’ in the menu. 
You can read more about this function here.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Rock's Backpages - maintenance



















Rock's Backpages have reported that their Search facility is currently down and they are actively working to rectify the situation. They hope to be back up and running within the next 10 hours.
In the meantime, you can continue to use these navigation-bar links to view articles on all  artists, from all publications and by all writers:-

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Friday, 13 December 2019

ProQuest - maintenance


To ensure the ProQuest platform remains updated and secure, ProQuest will be performing maintenance on December 21st 2019, between 2.00am and 4.00pm. Although customers will be able to access the platform, the ability to view Ebooks may be impacted.


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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Box of Broadcasts - maintenance

On Thursday 12th December, Learning On Screen will be conducting essential maintenance to their entire website, including Box of Broadcasts.

The Website and all their services should be considered at risk from 12:30 to 15:30. During this period you may not be able to access BoB or their website.

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Wiley Online Library - maintenance

The Wiley Online Library platform is currently experiencing downtime.  The suppliers are working on the problem and apologise for any inconvenience.


Monday, 18 November 2019

War, State and Society - Trial

The Library is currently providing a trial to the online resource War, State and Society.  This resource provides access to thousands of documents from the collections of eleven U.K. government departments, each responsible for dealing with and reporting on the domestic situation in Britain during the Second World War and its aftermath. Its files document a wide variety of themes and topics relating to social, economic, political, and cultural affairs, providing a uniquely comprehensive insight into civilian life across the country, and the everyday impacts of total war. 

Have a look and tell us what you think of this resource by contacting your Academic Support Librarian.

This trial will run through to Friday November 29th.

Friday, 13 September 2019

LexisLibrary - advanced search options

Lexis Library will be making enhancements to the search function in Lexis Library News by adding filter options to the search function, including the ability to search over multiple selected sources. 
The new filters will improve the quality of search results and make it easier and quicker to locate the information you need. The feature will be available from Thursday 19 September.  

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