Wednesday, 26 November 2014

IBIS World - Trial

We are currently trialling the IBIS World database.

IBIS World is a database that provides market research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and China. Global industry reports for selected industries are also available.

IBIS World research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5 year forecasts.

For the duration of the trial, IBIS World is available on campus only here

Please give feedback on this to your Academic Support Librarian. Tell us

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

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Staff and students now have access to the  legal research tool, JustCite.

You can access this both on and off campus.  You can search for JustCite on SOLAR, or go direct using the links below.
For on campus access, go to
For off campus access, go to
For more information, guides, and a video tour, see

Monday, 17 November 2014

XpertHR - Access

We are currently experiencing problems with access to the XpertHR database.  The supplier has assured us that they are working on a solution.  In the meantime, this resource can be accessed by using specific username and password which can be found on Blackboard, here .

Please note that the username and password must not be shared with anyone outside the University, and will get changed on a regular basis.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Searching for Databases

The list of databases and other online resources to which the Library subscribes can be found in two places.

The first way is to use the databases section of this page
  • type a database name
  • browse by subject area
  • or use the A-Z
When you click onto a database name, you'll see links to access the resource for both on and off campus use, notes about how to access the resource - eg. what username and password is required, where to click etc. - as well as a description and sometimes information on the help and support available.
For example, see this video

The second way is to search for a database name in SOLAR - you'll find all the same databases as you would using the webpage above.  
When you find a record in SOLAR, the View It tab will show you the on and off campus links, and the Details tab will show you the access notes and description.  You can also click through to the full record from that page.
See this video for more

There are over 400 resources listed, covering all subject areas, and including online journals and books, digitised historic books, recorded TV programmes, financial data, images, photos, theses and more.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Access to IHS titles - resolved

Off campus access to IHS titles such as Construction Information Service, Food and Drink Safety and Occupational Health and Safety Information Service should now be resolved.
If you experience any further problems, please contact David Lockley on .

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day we remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts.

The Library provides access to many useful electronic resources which allow us to reflect and  learn more about the history of warfare, such as Military History  and War In History from EBSCO.

Image provided by wazimu0.

Electronic Document Delivery items

Recent upgrades at The British Library has led to some changes in printing items delivered electronically using their SED service.

If anyone receives the  error message ‘This printer is not allowed for secure printing’ while attempting to print an SED item they should follow the steps outlined below.
  • Click Start button on bottom toolbar then select
  • All programes
  • Adobe XI
  • Edit
  • Preferences
  • Security (Enhanced)
  • Then in the Sandbox Protections area of the screen,  un-tick the Enable protected mode at startup box
  • OK
This should rectify the problem.

Those requesters opening and printing SED items on PCs in University PC suites shouldn't have to do this, but you may need to on staff PCs and also your own personal PCs.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Library 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Business Expert Press e-Books

This collection of e-Books is on trial until 5 December 2014.

For access click here and enter your Salford network username and password.

Please give feedback on this to your Academic Support Librarian. Tell us
  • why you would use this resource
  • what teaching or research would this support
  • who else would use this resource

Global Health on trial

Global Health is on trial until 16 December 2014

For access, go to
If you are off campus,
  • Click on Login
  • Then Login via your institution
  • Select University of Salford (network username) from the list
Please give feedback on this to your Academic Support Librarian. Tell us
  • why you would use this resource
  • what teaching or research would this support
  • who else would use this resource
Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health, completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature that is not covered by other databases.

Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains around 2.4 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 170,000 records are added each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research not available through any other database.

The database's open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included.