Arts and media

Hi, we're Andy Callen and Joanna Wilson, the Academic Support Librarians for the School of Arts & Media.

If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don't know where to start - please get in touch. We provide information literacy support, training and 1-2-1 sessions for students and staff. We look forward to hearing from you!

Also please get in touch if you have any issues about the Arts & Media book stock – if you need more copies of a book or more book titles on a topic. Alternatively, please fill in the online request form at You want it, we’ll get it.

Phone: 0161 295 6183

Phone: 0161 295 6183

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If you would like more in-depth help and support with your literature searching skills then you can book a 1-2-1 support session.

Select a time and date below then click on the link to book through Advantage.

If there is no appointment to suit you, please email us ( and, and one of us will get back to you to arrange a time to meet. Please include details of the topic you are studying.

We have lots of great resources to help you develop your information and digital literacy skills.

  1. Skill for Learning - From searching for books more effectively, whether in The Library or online, to mastering software packages, reading and writing, working with numbers, performing academic research, using Blackboard/Turnitin, there is a wealth of videos, eLearning, training and information available on the Skills for Learning website.

  2. Developing your Digital Literacy Blog - handy hints and tips on studying and working more effectively from our Academic Support Librarians and Digital Skills Trainers, regularly updated.

  3. Follow us on Twitter @TheLibraryUoS or #uosdiglit

Would you like me to deliver information literacy training to your students (e.g. literature searching or using electronic databases)? If so, please get in touch.

The Library provides a range of services for postgraduate researchers and staff undertaking research, including resources to find information; EndNote, to help you manage your information; and resources to help you disseminate your research output so that it achieves optimum visibility and impact. Please get in touch if you would like help using any of these resources.

The University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) is an online database showcasing University research. If you would like more information about how to deposit your research you can contact me or our Institutional Repository Team. Also check out the USIR Twitter feed for the latest deposits from the College.