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

If you require any help accessing any of resources, please contact me at library-SBS@salford.ac.uk.

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Other sources of help

Enquiry Desk: General Library help
Email: library@salford.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 5535 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
‘Library chat’ link on the Library website is available 24/7.

Digital IT Service Desk: Computing related enquiries and help with passwords, email and Blackboard.
Email: Digital-ITServiceDesk@Salford.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 2444 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00 GMT)

Help is also available via Skills for Learning, our online platform providing eLearning, guides and videos to help you make the most of your studies. It includes advice on referencing and plagiarism and guides help you write your assignments. It is difficult to know where to start particularly if you haven’t written an assignment for some time, so the guide takes you through all the steps from planning to understanding your feedback.

Study guides on a range of topics such as writing at Masters level, time management and critical analysis are available as is a range of eLearning modules to help you with your assessments, learning and academic skills.

Electronic resources

Subscription databases

Business Source Premier - Full-text business database providing access to journal articles, country and industry reports, SWOT analyses and a library of global company profiles.

DawsonEra - Ebook platform containing books of relevance to business. Search the DawsonEra platform to find books.

  • Click 'Sign in'
  • Select 'Shibboleth Login'
  • Select 'University of Salford (Network Username)' from the drop-down list of institutions
  • Enter username and password in the OpenAthens login screen that appears.

Westlaw - Full text cases and statutory materials along with the Legal Journals Index and some full text journals, books, UK case law, UK legislation, EU legislation and cases, US cases and statutes, articles from legal journals and a range of international legal material.

Web sources


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Peer-reviewed open access journals covering a range of subject areas.


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - Open access books covering a range of subject areas.

OAPEN - A selection of open access textbooks which can be downloaded as a PDF or read on screen.


Ebsco Open Dissertations - A searchable, open access database of worldwide theses.

EThOS - The open access dissertations service provided by the British Library. It is similar to Ebsco Open Dissertations, but a number of theses listed by EThOS are available for immediate download.

Case Studies

Journal of Business Case Studies - Open access journal published by the Clute Institute in the USA. All the articles are freely available.


The Economics Network - A useful collection of links for UK & international statistics and other data – maintained by the economist Jon Sloman.

Company Annual Reports

AnnualReports.com - Annual reports – including archive information for over 5000 companies from across the globe. You can search by company name or browse by industry or stock exchange.


University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) - A searchable, online database of research that has been produced by University of Salford academics. It includes a database of past exam papers, which an be accessed off-campus using your Salford network ID and password.

When you are on campus

If your studies bring you to the campus here in Salford, you can use the library facilities, including printing and photocopying, study spaces and selected electronic resources. You can also borrow library items. Remember to bring your ID card so that you can access these services.