Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Artflims Digital - Trial

The Library has set up a trial to the resource Artfilms Digital.  Providing access to masterclasses, documentaries, interviews and content that can entertain, educate and inform: Artfilms streams thousands of videos from top artists and producers.

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, 12 September 2018

EIU Country Data - new interface

There is a new interface for EIU Country Data, for which the Library is now providing access.
EIU CountryData is a powerful database of annual, quarterly and monthly economic indicators and forecasts.
The old interface will be running concurrently with the new interface until Friday October 12th, whereupon it will be deactivated.  

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

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I:1953-1960 - Trial - update

The Library has arranged a trial to the resource Cold War Eastern Europe Module 1 1953 to 1960.  This resource provides access to thousands of files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office responsible for dealing with and reporting on the Soviet Union and the socialist states of Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Sourced entirely from The National Archives, U.K., the files provide a uniquely comprehensive, English-language history of post-Stalinist Eastern Europe.

The trial will run through to October 9th 2018.

Please note that this trial is for Module 1 of this resource.  Module 2 content may be visible on the platform but will not be accessible as part of this trial.

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

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

Monday, 10 September 2018

Historical Texts and Journal Archives - downtime

JISC have reported that two of their online services are not currently working -Historical Texts and Journal Archives.

They are working on the problem, and hope to have a resolution soon.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Open Dissertations

The Library is now providing access to the EBSCOhost resource Open Dissertations.  
Open Dissertations provides bibliographic data on thousands of dissertations and theses published by universities from around the world.  In many cases there are links to the full text of these from repositories.   Please note, that this incorporates the earlier service ‘American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955’

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

Taylor and Francis - maintenance - update

Taylor & Francis Online is now fully available. They apologize for any technical difficulties you may have experienced. 

Taylor & Francis Online have advised us that they are experiencing some technical difficulties - the site is running very slowly at present.

They apologize for the downtime and are working to restore access as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Westlaw - maintenance

Westlaw are making improvements behind the scenes to ensure that you have the optimal experience when using Westlaw UK and Westlaw IE.

As part of these improvements, on Saturday 8 September from 3.30pm until 7.30pm BST, you will not be able to log into Westlaw UK or Westlaw IE.

Once the work has been completed, you will not experience any changes and will continue to have access to the same content and features as usual.

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

Monday, 3 September 2018

dawsonera - unavailable 8th-9th September

Dawson have have advised us of the following:    

the dawsonera platform will be unavailable from 8pm (BST) on Saturday 8th September 2018 until 6am on Sunday 9th September 2018.

Apologies for any disruption caused.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Wiley Digital Archives - trial

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

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

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Find articles more easily using Library Access

Library Access is a browser extension, or add-on, available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

Why is it useful?
  • Library Access makes it simpler to access articles, journals and databases, particularly when you are studying off campus. It automatically detects when you are on a site the Library provides a subscription to and prompts you to log in.
  • If you visit a site which the Library doesn’t provide access to, Library Access may suggest an alternative route, including Open Access versions.
  • It will also automatically add ‘Findit@Salford’ links to sources found in Google Scholar.

Find out more by watching this short video:

How do I get it?

Library Access is easy to install – just click on the download link and follow the instructions to add it to your browser.

Once installed select “University of Salford” and it will automatically pop up when you are on a site the Library has a subscription to, or alert you to alternative content.

Please note:  You MUST have the most up-to-date version of your preferred browser for Library Access to work.  Please check this if you encounter any technical difficulties.

If you find Library Access helpful, please spread the word - tell you colleagues, peers, friends, students, tutors etc.

Any questions? Please contact The Library.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Mapping services update

The Library has renewed the University's subscription to Digimap until July 2019.

The following services are available

In addition, there is access to a data to non-UK map data for the first time, with the Global Digimap collection.  This service is in beta, and they are keen to get feedback from you on what Global mapping data would be useful to you, and the features and functionality required.   There will be webinars and surverys coming up on this, so please do get involved if this could be of use.

Read more about Global Digimap on this blog, and access it here.

We are also trialling a new mapping service, the Geospatial Data Service, until the end of October 2018.  You can access this here.  Please note that this service is also in beta, but we are keen to receive feedback on this service here:

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

AJ Student Prize 2018 - well done Sean!

Well done to Sean Keogh for being nomitated for the Architects' Journal Student Prize 2018.

You can see all of the nominees for the prize here, as well as more information about Sean's project.

If you don't already have a login for the Architects' Journal, the Library website tells you how to get access.

South Eastern Gazette

The Library is now providing access to the British Newspaper Archive resource the South Eastern Gazette 1852-1912 Archive.  
Launched in 1846 as the Maidstone Gazette, the Gazette became the South Eastern in 1852 - a major regional title covering much of the South-East of England from East Hampshire through Surrey and Sussex to South Essex and parts of London, before being merged into the Kent Messenger after World War One.

The archive provides a fascinating insight into Kent's leading role in the Great War, World War II (especially the Battle of Britain) and will prove an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the period.

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

Monday, 30 July 2018

Maxine Peake as Hamlet

You can now watch the film of Maxine Peake as Hamlet, originally performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in 2014, online, on the Drama Online platfrom.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

British Online Archives - new collections

The Library is now providing access to three new collections on the British Online Archives platform.  This resource supports the research of university students and academics through the scanning and digital distribution of primary sources.The new collections are:-

  • Asia at War, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946
  • The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files 1933-1951
  • Life under Nazi rule, reports by anti-fascists in occupied Europe, 1933-1945

These titles are in addition to the existing collections:-
  • Conscientious Objection during the World War 1
  • Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935
  • World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Black and World Literature in LION

The Library is currently trialling two additional parts of Literature Online until 7th August:
Black Writing Collection features 60,000 poems, plays, prose works, and ephemera by the most important as well as the most overlooked black writers of all time. Appreciate the complete works of key figures of the Harlem Renaissance such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jean Toomer online for the first time, plus writing drawn from authors writing in over 50 countries.

World Literature Collection features 60,000 native language and English texts by authors of more than 65 nationalities, including works in Spanish, French, Dutch, Papiamento and many other languages. Discover the complete works (even unpublished manuscripts) of influential figures such as Jesús Colón, the father of the Nuyorican Movement and gain context on Latino/a Literature with biographical and reference resources.

Please note that you cannot browse or search these collections individually, but the results from these collections will be include when you're using the site.

Please do let the Library know what you think of these titles.

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

Friday, 13 July 2018

Financial Times Historical Archive 1888 - 2016

The Library is now providing access to the Financial Times Historical Archive 1888 - 2016.  

A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2016 delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. 

Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included -- shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review.

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

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Springer Nature Experiments

The Library is now providing access to the database Springer Nature Experiments

Experiments is a new research solution developed by Springer Nature to connect researchers with the most relevant and important protocols and methods to support their research projects.
It brings together the largest available collection of protocols and methods proven to create results, with content from: Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, SpringerProtocols and Protocols Exchange. 

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

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Emerald Health & Social Care

The Library offers full access to Emerald's Health & Social Care journals collection.

The collection can be access from on a off campus, via Library Search, and is made up of the following titles

Monday, 2 July 2018

Chapter downloads from Ebook Central

You can now download chapters from the ProQuest Ebook Central platform without any Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions.  So, that means that you can keep the chapter as long as you want, and print it out if you want.  You can also use these files in SensusAccess.

If you download the whole book, then you'll only have access to it for a few days, and only be allowed to print a certain number of pages.

ProQuest are currently working with publishers to make lots of whole book downloads free from DRM too - more news on that later in the year.