Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Digital Editions - upgrade

If you use Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks, then please make sure that you are using a recent version.

You can upgrade to the latest version here: https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

Books from some of our eBook suppliers will shortly not work on Digital Editions older than version 4.5.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Box of Broadcasts - browsers


In the last week Box of Broadcasts have undertaken some important upgrades to their servers, which meant that they were able to repair a bug with audio clips and with Internet Explorer.

As a result of these changes, they have also had to undertake some emergency maintenance and they apologise for the last-minute scheduling in some cases but this was completely unavoidable.

In upgrading their BoB streaming server they have had to drop their support for the Internet Explorer browser for users still using the Windows 7 operating system as they can no longer support anything with a Flash component. Any browser, other than Internet Explorer, will work with Windows 7 on BoB.

Their list of supported browsers includes:

• Edge 12 (or later)
• Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
• Safari 8 (or later)
• Google Chrome 48 (or later)

Don't forget to check Library Search for all of your Library needs.



International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day is annually observed on December 7 to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. The organization is a United Nations (UN) body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety.  
In light of this, the Library would like to draw your attention to some of the excellent electronic resources we provide, including Jane's All The World's Aircraft, the UK Aeronautical Information Service and Airliners.net amongst numerous others.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all of your Library needs.

ProQuest - maintenance in January

To ensure their ebook platforms remain updated and secure, ProQuest will be performing maintenance on Ebook Central and LibCentral in January 2019.

This maintenance will take place Saturday, January 5th beginning at 5:00pm (lasting approximately 2 hours), and Sunday, January 20th beginning at 3:00am (lasting approximately 8 hours).


Don't forget to check Library Search for all of your Library  needs.



Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Fashion Monitor - email addresses

A reminder that if you register to use Fashion Monitor, you should use your @salford.ac.uk or @edu.salford.ac.uk address.

Any accounts which use other email addresses will be removed by the 7th December, so please save anything the My Planner section of the site before then.

(originally published on 12 October 2018)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Web of Science Update

The Library is hosting one of Web of Science's regular updates, on December 7th at 1pm.
 
The course if free to everyone - see more details and book your place here
 
 

Monday, 26 November 2018

ORBIS Bank Focus

This new resource is now available:   Bureau van Dijk's ORBIS Bank Focus.

This will replaces access to Fitch Connect, which is no longer available.

Wiley Digital Archives - trial

The Library is currently trialling two archive collections from Wiley Digital Archives

The trial lasts until 15 December 2018.

The New York Academy of Sciences
For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community. Throughout its history, the Academy's Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more.

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.
 This trial is only available on campus at present, here.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this resource

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

World Television Day

Observed on November 21st around the world, World Television Day is a day started by the United Nations to acknowledge the role that television has played in society as it delivers information and news that is vitally important to large groups of people.

To celebrate this, the Library would like to draw your attention to some of the excellent electronic resources we provide, including TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)Box of Broadcasts and, from EBSCO, Communication and Mass Media Complete.

As well as these databases, we also provide access to such eJournals as, from SAGE, Critical Studies in Telelvision and, from Taylor and Francis, Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.





Thursday, 15 November 2018

CareKnowledge - trial


The Library has set up a trial to the resource CareKnowledge

You can access this by following these steps
  • go to https://www.careknowledge.com/
  • click on Member Log In
  • then Athens/Sihibboleth Sign In
  • type Salford in the 'find your organisation' box
  • select University of Salford
  • enter your network username and password as usual

For more information about CareKnowledge see this video: https://vimeo.com/207812052

The trial will run until 10 January 2019

Please do let the Library know what you think of this resource

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Digimap : crop cover maps

Digimap Environment now includes two additional maps.

These are the Land Cover Plus: Crops maps from 2016 and 2017.

These maps are produced by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - find out more here

Monday, 12 November 2018

The First World War: A Global Conflict

The Library is trialling a new collection from the Adam Matthew platform, The First World War: A Global Conflict

This collection will complement the Propaganda and Recruitment part of this resource which is already available to researchers at Salford.

Access these two collections, A Global Conflict and Propaganda and Recruitment together here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.firstworldwar.amdigital.co.uk/Documents

The trial of A Global Conflict will run until 10th December 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this resource
  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Artfilms trial

Don't forget, the Library is currently providing access to the fabulous Artfilms Digital collection.  It offers thousands of films with top artists and independent film makers, masterclasses, documentaries and interviews.  
You can choose from a wide range of subject headings including:-

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Film/Cinema
  • History and Politics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Theatre
  • and many more
This trial is available until December 31st 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this resource.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Sign in to EBSCO with Google

You can now sign in to your EBSCO account using your Google or Gmail username and password.

No need to create a new username and password - just use the one you already have!


Thursday, 25 October 2018

eResources made easier!

Have you downloaded the Library Access browser extension yet? 

It will change your life!!*

Download it here http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/research/library-access



*well okay, it might not change your life, but it'll make accessing eResources easier.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Box of Broadcasts

Did you know that you have access to an enormous number of films, documentaries, and TV programmes via Box of Broadcasts?

Box of Broadcasts (often referred to as BoB), contains recordings of TV and radio programmes, including recordings of lots of films.
Whether you want to explore the work of a particular director, watch a film from your favourite genre, analyse a classic film, or just take a break from your studies, you can check whether a film is available to you via BoB.

Connecting to Box of Broadcasts –
Go via Library Search, which gives access to all the Library’s resources.
  • Connect to the University’s Library Search (via this link, or use Google by searching for Library Search Salford)
  • Sign in to Library Search with your network username and password
  • Type Box of Broadcasts in the search box.
  • Box of Broadcasts should be the first item in the results list. Click on the online access link.
  • If you haven’t used BoB before you will be asked to set up a profile – it’s quick and easy, but make sure you use your university email address.
Tips for finding the film you want to watch –
 Simple search –
In Box of Broadcasts – click on the Search button and enter your film title.

Pick out the film from the results list, click on the title and enjoy!

 Search Options –

If you get too many results and can’t see your film, try adding the word Film to your search.  If that doesn’t help, use the Search Options. Restricting your search to Title Only, may narrow down the results enough for you to pick out the film you want.

If the title uses very common words, you may need to add more information by including an actor or director’s name. If you do this you can’t search Titles only, so select Exclude transcripts or All fields instead.

Happy viewing!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Associated Press Collections Online - trial


The Library is providing trial access to the Associated Press Collections Online until 20th November 2018.

You can access these collections from on or off campus here:
https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/salcal2?db=APOA

The Collections provide access to decades' worth of wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications, and more, from Europe, the Middle East and America and so is of interest to researchers from a broad range of disciplines.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this resource.
  •     why you would use this resource?
  •     what teaching or research would this support?
  •     who else would use this resource?

World Food Day

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. 

To celebrate this, the Library would like to remind you of some of the excellent electronic resources we offer including, from IHS, Food and Drink Safety, the database of the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the database of the Food Standards Agency.  

As well as databases, we also provide access to many excellent electronic journals, such as, from Wiley, the Journal of Food Science and from ScienceDirect, Food Research International.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all of your Library needs.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Diabetes on the Net - Journals

The Library is now providing access to journal titles in the Diabetes on the Net collection.  Diabetes on the net.com is a website providing free online diabetes education for UK healthcare professionals.

By registering with the site, users can access thousands of journal articles from
  • Diabetes & Primary Care
  • Diabetes Digest, 
  • Journal of Diabetes Nursing 
  • Diabetes Care for Children & Young People
  • The Diabetic Foot Journal
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Hoovers - new interface

Dun and Bradstreet have now updated Hoovers Online to a brand new interface.

It still provides coverage of more than 65,000 companies worldwide as well as company descriptions, key competitor and officer information but, in addition, the new version also includes SWOT analysis, up to 10 years of balance sheet data, analysts’ reports & links to company news.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.