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:

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.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Fashion Monitor

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 at the end of November, so please save anything the My Planner section of the site before then.

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.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Early European Books 1-4

The Early European Books collecions are now available on the ProQuest platform.

The collections focus on printed material from Europe dating from before 1701, and contains millions of pages of digitised content available to search and view online.  The collections contain content from :

  • Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library, Copenhagen) 
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
  • The Wellcome Library, London
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands)
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France

Read more information about the collection.

For access go to https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/eeb/literature/?accountid=8058

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

New content from ProQuest

The Library has added loads of new content from ProQuest to its collection.

There are an extra 140,000 eBooks now available to you on the Ebook Central platform
And thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers on the ProQuest platform.

You can search the new journal content all together here, or you can search in a specific subject area below.

This new content will replace the EBSCO Academic Search Premier database, which will no longer be available to access from 1st October 2018.

Wednesday, 26 September 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: https://youtu.be/Rev_FQdjSV0

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.

European Day of Languages

Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year. The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
  1. Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  2. Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  3. Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.
With this in mind, the Library would like to draw your attention to some of the excellent online resources we offer, including EBSCO's MLA International Bibliography and, from ProQuest, the Linguistics Collection.

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

Friday, 21 September 2018

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.

If you would like to do further research, the Library provides many excellent resources including, from ProQuest, the Politics Collection, from Readex, the Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions 1945 to 1991 resource and, from Taylor and Francis, the Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War resource.

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

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Artfilms 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

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:  library-eresources@salford.ac.uk