New library resources

 

These are the new resources that we acquired in 2021. They are a curated combination of databases, journals, ebooks and digital archives and all have been purchased and provided to meet the evolving teaching and research needs at Salford. This forms part of our on-going commitment to provide our students and researchers with the latest high-quality, digital library content.

Birds of the World

Focus on: Birds of the World

A powerful resource that brings deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology into a single platform.

Journals

Microbiology Society Publish and Read

Description Publish and Read is a fee-free way for authors to publish Open Access (OA) articles in all of the Society’s journals – both the OA titles and the subscription titles. Readers at Publish and Read institutions also get unlimited access to all paywalled content.
Recommendations

Not only are we publishing more in these journals (see USIR 58943, 56195 and a PGR proceedings paper: 57697), but this is supporting development of our curriculum, especially with the new Microbiology programme now coming online. - Ian Goodhead

Microbiology is a cornerstone science of general importance to most disciplines in SEE. This type of access to the Microbiology Society's journals and other activities will be a terrific resource for both research and curriculum development. - Gregory Watson

Nature Reviews Microbiology

Description A peer-reviewed journal publishing reviews and perspectives on microbiology, bridging fundamental research and its clinical, industrial, and environmental applications.
Recommendations

I would like to ask that the library subscribes to Nature Reviews Microbiology. In my teaching (Levels 5-7), it is the single most important reviews journal and my students would benefit hugely by having access. - Joe Latimer

It is a very important journal providing up-to date in depth reviews on subjects relevant to a number of our modules…A number of Microbiology Journals have had their subscriptions ended in the past yet this is a growth area within the school. - Howard Foster

This is a key resource for staff and students as it publishes the most important and influential review articles in the field. I frequently use these reviews as reliable references for updating my undergraduate and, particularly, post graduate teaching.- Richard Birtles

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Description Published monthly, in print and online, Nature Reviews Neurosciences offers a mix of Neuroscience research news, reviews and opinion.
Recommendation Growing field of study, would be useful for research into dementia. - Salford Institute of Dementia

Cancer Cell

Description The journal provides a high-profile forum to promote major translational and clinical advances in cancer research and oncology.
Recommendation Cancer Cell would be an amazing addition to our curriculum. It is heavily used by researchers, I currently rely on a colleague at another university sending me papers from Cancer Cell so I can stay up to date. In terms of teaching, it would be a huge boost to have access at levels 6, 7 and 8. Anyone with a professional interest in cancer will be hugely benefited from accessing this journal. - Caroline Topham

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Description An international multidisciplinary journal to facilitate progress in understanding the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, behavior, treatment and psychology of Alzheimer's disease.
Recommendations Good for research areas and the Salford Institute for Dementia.

Cambridge Complete Journal Collection

Description We previously had subscriptions to (11) individual titles but have signed up to the Read and Publish deal so now have access to the full CUP collection (412 titles)

Databases

PATAZ: Physical Actor Training Videos (60 videos) via Drama Online [which includes PATAZ: Physical Actor Training A-Z]

Description An online A-Z establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection, and texts for today’s physical actor, teacher, and trainer.
Recommendation It includes 60 training videos which I think would prove very useful for us…it’s the kind of material we just don’t provide at the moment. - Joanna Wilson

Journal of Vizualized Experiments: Science Education (JoVE)

Description A video collection dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video.
Recommendations I strongly support this request. The resource will be widely used by all Bioscience and Chemistry students at all levels and add to the student experience - Prof Niroshini Nirmalan, Head of Biomedicine

MacMillan Social Work Toolkit

Description An online toolkit of resources which helps Social Work students develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence to succeed on their course and placements.
Recommendations This toolkit has been invaluable for use on the Step Up programme for their Virtual Placement, students have been successfully using the toolkit to support their placement- this has been the most valuable resource, Practice Educators have commented on its value in supporting students - Helen Scholar, Programme Leader, Step Up to Social Work

Birds of the World

Description A powerful resource that brings deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology into a single platform.
Recommendations Dr Robin Beck, module leader for our two Level 6 dissertation modules supports this acquisition. Dr Jamie Gundry, Teaching Fellow in Biology & Wildlife identified the resource and supports the acquisition. Dr Kevin Bown, Programme Leader for the Biology group of programmes; Prof. Jean Boubli, Director of the MSc Wildlife Conservation; and Dr Robert Jehle, Head of the Biology & Wildlife Groups of programmes all support the acquisition of the resource.

Eikon

Description Eikon is a software system used to monitor and analyze financial information. Eikon provides financial professionals with access to market data, analytics, and messaging tools.
Recommendations

We use it to prepare databases for the students e.g. I downloaded the top 100 monthly share prices for 5 years. For UG teaching this is a necessity for PG teaching staff again need to have access to advise students - Roland Fox

My PhD students and I extensively use this database - Ashraful Alam

Statista

Description A leading provider of market and consumer data. Over 1,000 visionaries, experts and doers continuously reinvent Statista, thereby constantly developing successful new products and busines models.
Recommendations Nothing we have currently gives the same level of statistics required for this research area.

Business Source Ultimate upgrade

Description Business Source Ultimate provides access to over 3,500 full text journals (including Harvard Business Review), industry and company profiles, trade publications, case studies and SWOT analyses.
Recommendations

In addition to the extra journal titles this upgrade has an enhanced company profile collection - we currently have 50000 - this contains over 1 million and they are really valued by the students as they contain SWOT and revenue an analysis in addition to finances and historical information. It also contains videos from HBR which have already been asked for by a member of academic staff for teaching purposes. - Ambarin Khan

They contain news videos from Associated Press with footage from as far back as 1930 which could be useful for some SAM programmes. - Sue Barker-Matthews

EBSCO Audiobooks

Description A collection of top title fiction and non-fiction audiobooks available through the EBSCO app. Having audio versions of books will help ensure our Leisure collection is inclusive.

ProQuest Academic Video Online

Description The most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subjects.

Ebooks

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online

Description The online edition of The Royal Marsden Manual provides users with up-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills and processes essential to delivering an exceptional level of patient care.
Recommendations The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is a national, widely used evidence-based resource to support the practical and theoretical delivery of clinical nursing skills and procedures. The manual is updated regularly to reflect current clinical guidelines and changes in practice. This manual has been on nursing programme reading lists for several decades and it remains the gold-standard for the teaching and learning of nursing clinical skills and procedures. - Amanda Miller

ISO Standards

Description Worldwide technical, industrial, and commercial standards.
Recommendations

These standards are essential for the Noise Control and Environmental Noise Measurement modules, and are very useful for the MSc in Environmental Acoustics in general. In addition to this, these standards are also useful for undergraduate and postgraduate projects in Environmental Acoustics, and research in general in that topic. - Dr Antonio Torija Martinez, Lecturer, Acoustic Engineering.

ISO Standards are a bit more specialised and would be more useful on research topics. - Dr Neil Currie, Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering.

Company Law package on Law Trove

Description Company Law offers a wide range of ebooks covering the key principles of this area of law, written by experts in the field. These ebooks help demystify this complex subject.
Recommendations I’m the module leader for the trimester 2 Level 6 Company Law module and I wondered if there was any possibility of adding the company law package to our Law Trove subscription. Although Company Law is an option module, due to the VFM changes implemented last year it is an option taken by most Level 6 students, around 150 this year. I have been contacted by a number of students asking if there is an online textbook they can use, but to my knowledge, there are no adequate company law e-books that I can recommend. I therefore wondered if it might be possible to add company law to the subscription, even if only temporarily this year as students are obviously struggling with resources due to the current restrictions. This would be of huge benefit to a large number of law students.

Family Law package on Law Trove

Description Family Law offers a contextual and critical examination of the subject. Topics include: family life and the law; marriage, civil partnership, and cohabition; seeking a divorce; and property division on divorce.

ProQuest DDA

Description We set up a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) model with ProQuest to ensure our users had access to thousands of books from a number of subject areas suitable for all of our schools. The aim was to contribute to enhancing and improving the student experience, especially under the current restrictions, where it is essential that we had more e-resources available to our students; ensuring they have access to content they need and the on-demand access they expect.

IEEE Wiley eBooks complete collection

Description A collection of the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology.
Recommendations This looks very useful. It supports many programmes in SEE; IEEE is the go-to publisher for a lot of SEE subject areas and it looks like it contains some of the most current topic areas being studied at the moment. Would certainly be used by SEE academic staff, students and researchers - Anne Sherwin and Tracy Breheny

IEEE Xplore technology eBooks collection

Description This ebook collection spans numerous technology areas, including bioengineering, power and energy.
Recommendations From one of the key publishers in the SEE field. Would certainly be used by SEE academic staff, students and researchers - Anne Sherwin and Tracy Breheny

OUP Oxford Handbooks Online for Political Science for 2020 and 2021 collections

Description This handbook collection brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current political science field.
Recommendations This looks particularly useful to UG and PG researchers in Politics - Maree Green

OUP Oxford Handbooks Online for Psychology Science for 2020 and 2021 collections

Description This handbook collection brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current psychology science field.
Recommendations This looks particularly useful to UG and PG researchers in Politics - Maree Green

IGI Global EBA

Description An ebook collection covering Computer Science and Information Technology, Security & Forensics, Environmental, Agriculture and Physical Sciences, Education, Engineering, Business & Management. we are given access to all IGI titles in all subject collections for 12 months. At the end of the 12 months, the library receives a detailed report from IGI and chooses content for perpetuity.

Springer Nature Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

Description The Collection includes a rich mix of monographs, proceeding and textbooks and covers on intelligent technologies and robotics.
Recommendations Could potentially be a really useful collection for SEE - Anne Sherwin and Tracy Breheny

Advances in Parasitology

Description Advances in Parasitology is an annual book series of reviews addressing topics in parasitology, for both human and veterinary medicine.

Digital Archives

British Online Archives - Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939

Description ​​​​​This collection contains archival material relating to this tumultuous period in European and World History. The documents cover the treaties of Versailles, Saint- German-en-Laye, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Trianon, Sevres, Lausanne, and Locarno, as well as the foundation of the League of Nations.
Recommendations These are titles Alaric Searle found most useful for his own research, which would be at the same time very useful for teaching and dissertations.

British Online Archives - Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974

Description This collection provides a definitive and unrivalled source covering international relations, military history and the role played by service intelligence from the Second World War to the early Cold War.
Recommendations These are titles Alaric Searle found most useful for his own research, which would be at the same time very useful for teaching and dissertations.

British Online Archives - The Middle East, its Division into Countries and the Creation of Israel, 1879-1919

Description One of the authors of the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916; Sykes’ work would be the basis for carving up the Ottoman Empire after its collapse. These papers focus on Sykes’ experience in military intelligence and diplomacy in the Middle East, both before and during the First World War.
Recommendations These are titles Alaric Searle found most useful for his own research, which would be at the same time very useful for teaching and dissertations.

Taylor & Francis Classic Mental Health & Social Care archive

Description Around 44,000 classic articles relating to mental health and social care are available through this archive collection.

Taylor & Francis Classic Psychology archive

Description Around 47,000 classic articles relating to Psychology are available through this archive collection.