About Nicola Sales
Hi! I'm Nicola Sales and I'm your Academic Support Librarian for Salford Law 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. Email me or use the form at the bottom of this page to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: 0161 295 6649
The Subject Guide for Law [pdf] provides details of a wealth of materials to help you with your studies.
Oxford University's OSCOLA Guide - This is the official guide to the standard referencing style that you should use to cite work in your law assignments. There is a Quick Reference Guide which provides an example of how to reference each different type of material.
There is also a wealth of information on the internet to help you to understand how you should use OSCOLA such as:
Cardiff University’s online tutorials - This provides a range of tools to explain OSCOLA and to test your understanding of the main principles.
Huddersfield University's podcasts - This series of six podcasts has been put together by a law lecturer at the University, each lasting about six minutes. They allow you to see in practice how to use OSCOLA and help you to visualise how you should cite a range of materials.
Bournemouth University's Presentations - This series of Powerpoint presentations give a step by step way of building up a citation using examples from cases, statutes and articles.
One to one support
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 with me using the form below. Please provide details of your availability over the next two weeks and some information about the topic you're studying.
Information Literacy Training
Academic staff 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 using the form below.
The Library provides a range of services for students and staff undertaking research. I can provide advice and support on information resources and literature searching, and we have a dedicated Academic Support Librarian for research.
Promoting your research
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.
You can use this form to contact me or book a 1-2-1 session. Please remember to include your contact details and the dates/times you are available.
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