Hi! I'm Sue Barker-Mathews, Academic Support Librarian for the Salford Business School.

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

I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 0161 295 3301

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These subject guides provide details of a wealth of materials to help you with your studies.

You may also be interested in our Database guide Financial Times: finding the FT using Nexis Business and News [pdf] or watch our How to use the Financial Times via Nexis Business & News' video

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. Please provide details of your availability over the next two weeks and some information about the topic you're 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.