Thursday, 30 June 2016

Wiley Journals - Finance

Based on evidence of you trying to access this content, the Library has extended access to the Wiley Online Library resource the Journal of Finance to include archival access going all the way back to volume 1, issue 1, 1946.

Wiley Journals - Counselling & Social Issues

Based on evidence of users trying to access this content, the Library has extended access to include archival access going back to the very first issue.

These titles are the 

Wiley Journals - Health

Based on users trying to access this content, the Library has extended access to several health-related journals, via Wiley Online Library, to include archival content going back, in some cases, as far as 1913.

These journals are

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

SOLAR : what does it do?

SOLAR is the name given to the Library's search and discovery system.  It can be used from anywhere to discover information from a huge range of places.

You'll notice that there are three options above the search box.
Here's what they do.

Books & more shows you results which are purchased or provided by the University

  • print books, DVDs, CDs and print journals in the Clifford Whitworth Library and MediaCityUK Library
  • print books, DVDs and CDs in the Languages Resource Centre in Maxwell
  • print book and journals in the Library's Store - ask at the desk for access to these
  • electronic book and journals which the Library has purchased or subscribed to for you to use
  • databases and platforms on which the Library has purchased content for you to access
  • records from USIR, the University's institutional repository
  • past exam papers
  • theses from the University of Salford
  • recordings of TV programmes available to view online from on campus
  • the University's archives and special collections
Articles & more shows you articles and documents from a broad range of sources, including
  • databases to which we subscribe, such as Scopus or Web of Science
  • records made available by journal publishers
  • Open Access content from institutional repositories across the globe
  • open and free content from a range of sources, such as the Hathi Trust
  • You can see where a particular record has come from by clicking on the Details tab, and looking towards the end
Everything searches all of the above sources, and presents results in a single list.  You can use the filters on the left hand side of the results page to limit your results by subject, year, type, format etc.

Does it really search everything?
No, you won't find a record for every journal article or document in SOLAR.  What is included in the Articles & more search and the Everything search depends on what sources are indexed by the supplier of the system.  If you want to perform a more comprehensive search you should also search within individual subject databases relevant to your topic.  You can find them in SOLAR, or on the Library's resources page.

You should also be aware that logging in when off campus and using the 'Expand beyond library collection' option will make a difference to the results you see in the Articles & more and Everything searches.  There's more infomation on both of these below.

How do I access the full text of electronic books and journals?
Where there is electronic access to a book, journal or article, you'll be an icon telling you this.
Click on the View It tab and following the links and instructions displayed
For assistance accessing specific items, you  should refer to the Library's Access to e-Resources page, check for access notes in the Library's databases list, or contact the Library : or 0161 295 5535.

What does 'Expand beyond library collection' mean?
This option can be used on the Everything and Articles & more... tabs.  By default, these tabs only display articles to which you have electronic access - ie. everything shows the 'Full text available' icon.

When you tick the 'Expand beyond library collection' box, then you will see additional articles to which the Library does not provide access.  This might be useful if you need to find more articles on a subject.  If you wanted to get a copy of these articles, then you can use the Library's Document Delivery service.

Should I log in to SOLAR?
If you are off-campus, some results in the Articles & more and Everything tabs won't be shown to you unless you are logged in, so you should log in, using your network or Blackboard username and password
Logging in also allows you to 
  • renew books that you've borrowed
  • place reservations for items on loan
  • request items to be collected from a different library
  • request items from the Library's Store
  • save records in SOLAR to the My Library area

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Anatomy and Physiology

Until the end of June 2016, the Library has a trial to the Anatomy and Physiology section of the popular Visible Body resource.
  • 50 chapters/modules that use 3D models, illustrations, and animations to present the core content in an anatomy and physiology course
  • more than 80 short animations that cover core physiology
  • more than 85 3D illustrations and 500 3D models that can be studied from any angle and varying zoom levels
  • on-screen controls for zooming, panning, rotating, and dissecting 3D models of twelve body systems (Cells and Tissue, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive)
  • 3D bony landmarks of the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • audio pronunciations and definitions of structures
  • 65 multiple choice and dissection quizzes
Check out all of the above, on and off campus, here
Please do let the Library know what you think of this additional resource.
  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Journals from Wichtig Publishing

Seven journals from the biomedical publisher Wichtig are currently available on trial on the OVID platform.  These titles are available, on and off campus, until 16th June 2016.

Use the links in below, or find these in SOLAR.

European Journal of Ophthalmology
Hip International
International Journal of Artificial Organs
International Journal of Biological Markers
Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
Journal of Endometriosis
The Journal of Vascular Access

Please let your Academic Support Librarian 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?

Monday, 13 June 2016

Food Safety Week 10th to 16th June

Food Safety Week is a UK wide campaign that runs from 10 to 16 June. It is designed to raise awareness of good food hygiene practice in the home.
There are an estimated 1.7 million cases of foodborne illness in England and Wales each year - an average of 33,160 cases each week.
In light of this, the Library would like to draw your attention to some of the excellent electronic resources we provide, including the Food Standards Agency and, from IHS, Food and Drink Safety.  This is in addition to the many e-journals we provide, including, from Wiley, Journal of Food Safety.
Don't forget to check SOLAR for all your Library needs.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Encyclopedias of...

We have online access to three new reference works, of particular interest to students in Environment and Life Sciences, available to all on the ScienceDirect platform

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior 
Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition) 
Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Use these references works to get a good understanding of the concepts involved for your upcoming assignment or research project.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Joanna Briggs Institute and EBM

The Library has set up a trial to the journal JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.

This journal will be available on and off campus, on the OVID platform, until 5th July 2016.

The publisher says about the journal:
The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is a refereed, online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology and undertaken by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centers and groups. These reviews may be of quantitative or qualitative research data, text and/or opinion, relate to economic data or combinations of the above. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports also publishes the Institute's implementation reports that present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice. 
Please let your Academic Support Librarian 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?

Friday, 3 June 2016

World Environment Day - June 5th

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on JUNE 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP).
The theme for 2016 is "fight against the illegal trade in wildlife”.Angola is the host country of this year.
In light of this, the Library would like to draw your attention to some of our excellent electronic resources, such as EBSCO's GreenFILE and the Environment Agency database.  In addition, we also provide links to the Friends of the Earth International database as well as a wealth of environmental data in such resources as ScienceDirect.

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