Improve your ICT skills and get to grips with software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Developing transferable skills will help you with your university work and your future employment.
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Our class-room based courses:
EndNote is a bibliographic management software package which allows you to create your own personal database of references, known as an EndNote 'Library'.
The Academic Support Team run regular training sessions for EndNote. These are free, but places are limited so you must book.
Turnitin is used at Salford as a tool for e-submission and can assist you in checking for plagiarism. Lots of your questions will be answered at e-Submission, but if you need more help contact your Academic Support Librarian who can tell you when training sessions are scheduled or arrange a 1-2-1 session with you.
You can use our free online software training on and off campus, to:
Your personal account will enable you to track your training and, if you complete an entire course, will allow you to print your own certificate of completion.
The range of software support available online is regularly reviewed and updated. Online training is available to support users moving from Office 2003 and 2007 to Office 2010.
The current list of software includes:
Our workbooks combine learning material with accompanying task-based practical exercises, so that you can learn at your own pace and practice your new skills using the sample exercise files. Popular titles include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
These workbooks are in pdf format so you will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view or print them. This software is present on all PCs in Library Services areas. Some tasks in the following workbooks use prepared practice files and you can download these for a particular workbook.
A selection of short guides giving an overview of shortcut keys and toolbar buttons for both PC and Mac users, covering Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and FrontPage and a selection of other popular applications, Dreamweaver, Visio, Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash.