New library resources


These are new resources that we have recently acquired or currently have on a trial basis. They are a curated combination of databases, journals and eMagazines, eBooks, industry resources and digital archives which have been identified 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.

BJN Inform - Trial until early December

BJN Inform is an evidence-based resource, created to give nurses quick access to clinical content in easy, bite-sized format. The content covers clinical conditions and procedures, person-centred care and professional skills. Though it has been created with busy NHS nurses in mind, the content would also be very useful for nursing students looking to develop their practice.


BJN Inform

Description BJN Inform is an evidence-based resource, created to give nurses quick access to clinical content in easy, bite-sized format. The content covers clinical conditions and procedures, person-centred care and professional skills. Though it has been created with busy NHS nurses in mind, the content would also be very useful for nursing students looking to develop their practice.
Available Trial available until 11th December 2023
Feedback You can provide feedback on the trial here.

Journals and eMagazines

Advances in Neonatal Care

Description Advances in Neonatal Care is the official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Addressing practice and research challenges faced every day—caring for the 40,000-plus low-birth-weight infants in Level II and Level III NICUs each year—the journal promotes evidence-based care and improved outcomes for the tiniest patients and their families. ANC takes a unique and dynamic approach to the original research and clinical articles it publishes and ensures that every paper is directly relevant to nursing as well as interdisciplinary practice. Every article comes with a clear outline of what we know, what needs to be studied, and what we can do today about the subject at hand so that readers can easily understand and implement the latest neonatal findings. Neonatal care providers make a difference every day, and ANC provides innovative evidence-based strategies to support achieving best outcomes.
Recommendation The articles that are incorporated in the Advances of neonatal care lend themselves to the work and assignments completed by Specialist Neonatal Nurses completing modules at the university. - Sarah Fitchett

Alloy Digest


Alloy Digest provides easy-to-compare data for industrially important metals and alloys. Each datasheet provides alloy compositions, properties, performance characteristics, applications, and processing details.

Recommendations Recommended by lecturers

Analytical Biochemistry Backfiles (1960-1994)


Analytical Biochemistry: Methods in the Biological Sciences declares its broad scope: methods for the basic biological sciences that include biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell biology, proteomics, immunology, bioinformatics and wherever the frontiers of research take the field.

Recommendations Identified by Library staff due to the high level of access requests.

Architectural Digest Magazine Archive (1922-2011)


Architectural Digest Magazine Archive covers the history of design, includes inspirational ideas, and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts through the years.

Recognized as the international authority on design and architecture, and a showcase for some of the world’s most beautiful homes, Architectural Digest is renowned for its immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and offers nearly 90 years of publishing starting from the earliest issues in 1922 through 2011. It also features the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide.

Recommendations Recommended by Tanja Poppelreuter

Arena Homme +

Description Arena Homme+ is the world's leading men's fashion magazine. It recently celebrated 25 years of publishing and magazine innovation with the publication of a coffee table monograph highlighting its 'family' centred around Wolfgang Tillmans, David Sims, Juergen Teller, Alasdair McLellan and a core group of other bluechip creatives. Arena Homme+ is the only fashion magazine in existence that sees these names both rubbing shoulders and contributing projects of the very highest level every issue.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to support existing collection.

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism


Explore the world of Surrealism in Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism, the first comprehensive and systematic overview of the 20th century art movement. You can browse the resource by picking specific art forms, themes, or going through their world map. 

To get started there are introductory articles, a timeline of surrealism and bibliographic guides on a range of themes.   

Recommendations Recommended by Ursula Hurley

Creative Review

Description Creative Review has been bringing the creative community together since 1980, first as a print magazine and now across more platforms than ever. We deliver the sharpest opinion, analysis and advice on life in the creative industries.

This resource provides up-to-date information about industry initiative and practice. It will give students insight into current creative industry practice and direction. It is insight and inspiration that students would find incredibly useful. They would start to see more of the industry and how they themselves can fit into it. The content is inspiring reference material for their own productions, and the writing would be referenced in their evaluation work. - Sarah Hodgetts

This is an essential source of information for our Marketing students. - Debra Prinselaar

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

Description The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice is the official organ of the Writing Purposefully in Art and Design (Writing PAD) network. It offers art and design institutions an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of thinking through writing as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. The double-blind peer-reviewed journal aims to extend the debates to all national and international higher educational art and design institutions.
Recommendation Recommended by Dr Alex McDonagh and supported by Dr Aileen Kelly; Lucy Harvey

Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Description Prosthetics and Orthotics International is one of the major international scientific publications in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. The journal contains original research reports, qualitative research reports, review articles, technical notes, clinical notes, case reports, and editorials. Special issues on specific themes of interest to the journal's readership or content related to the ISPO World Congress are also published.
Recommendations Recommended by Alixandra Chadwell for Research /PGR support, as well as for taught courses and is on 2 reading lists.

Henry Stewart Business Journals Collection


The Henry Stewart Business and Management Journals Collection has journals on a range of topics such as marketing analytics, risk management, media management, AI, and more. 

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Taylor and Francis Journals Classic Archive Update


Journal Backfiles to complete the following existing collections:

Psychology, Mental health, Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment, Business Management & Economics

Media, Cultural & Communication Studies

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.


Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Description Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world to create a rich educational resource. Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive, and Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive comprise Bloomsbury Fashion Central. These databases complement each other and offer enhanced content discoverability through a unified taxonomy, powerful search, and related content functionality.

Overall excellent resources that will be really useful for all our students as many areas are covered as part of their specialism. The resources are terrific especially Fairchild Books Library and Bloomsbury fashion video archive. Will support student studies and research work. - Bashir Aswat

The way that the database brings together multiple different styles of source under umbrella subjects and topics. The photographic archive. The connection to supporting academic articles, books and sources. If we had access to this resource I would be able to build it into parts of the assignment at an earlier point. It offers a really clear way for students to access quality subject specific resources and is a useful way to open up their topics. The teaching plans and resources are also useful to me as a staff member. - Lucy Harvey

British National Formulary (BNF)

Description The BNF online is used for teaching and assessment on the Non-medical Prescribing (NMP) programme. it is free to access for students studying within UK however due to a recent change it is no longer free to access for students within Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Subscription required to enable accessibility to all.
Recommendations Recommended by Liz Garth

Cite Them Right


Cite Them Right is an online platform designed to advise students on how to reference correctly. To get started you can watch the tutorial videos and go through the basics of referencing. Explore the various categories for all your referencing needs whether you're creating references for journals, ebooks, or webpages. Cite Them Right can elevate your academic writing by making sure you are using the correct references.  

For full access to the platform click 'login via institution'.  


Identified by Library Staff as part of our collection development and the university's strategic aims. 



MATFLIX is an online video resource specially made for midwives, student midwives, and healthcare professionals. It gives students access to over 1000 lectures and talks delivered by midwifery and healthcare experts. Additionally, they have put together, expertly curated boxsets on a range of key issues.

Recommendations Recommended by lecturers

MLA International Bibliography

Description From the Modern Language Association (MLA), this resource combines an extensive collection of full-text journals with the definitive index for the study and teaching of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric, writing studies, folklore, film, theater, and other dramatic arts.
Recommendations As a strong fan of the MLA,I see this resource as of great value for all students in the English and Performance Directorate, as well as being useful for students in other subject groups. Being able to access full texts right from MLA will prove incredibly helpful for both staff and students. - Carson Bergstrom

Policing Insight


CoPaCC launched Policing Insight in May 2015 to provide a platform for stakeholders in policing and criminal justice to share knowledge, insight and opinion. The content covers the full width of policing and criminal justice topics including policy, practice, crime and technology via articles, reports and the valuable Media Monitor service, a searchable database of news, analysis, opinion and reports from national, local and specialist press as well all the key policing and criminal justice organisations.


Includes access to Policing Insight magazine content as well as Media Monitor and Policing TV.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of our collection development and the university's strategic aims.

Sage Business Cases 2018-22

Description A collection of business case studies on subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more. Cases can be used to illustrate work with true stories of business success and setbacks from industries all around the world.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.

Sage Video - Social Work

Description Sage Video features original and licensed video showcasing social work skills, practices, populations, challenges, and research. It aims to showcase the skills necessary to become a social worker; give insights into different client groups at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; and elevate understanding of how theory and policy relate to practice. The collection includes global content and will feature tutorials, video case studies, interviews with practitioners, documentaries, and videos that show social work in action.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.

Sustainable Business Development Goals

Description Multi-media content database eResource that was launched by Taylor & Francis in 2019. It is based on the 17 sustainable goals as identified/recognised by the United Nations and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) The content is comprised of approx. 20k relevant book chapters, approx. 2k journal articles and a large selection of teaching & learning material.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of our collection development and the university's strategic aims.

Industry Resources

The Business of Fashion


The Business of Fashion is an industry resource which is recognised around the world for its authoritative, analytical point of view on the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry. Its mission is to build fashion’s global membership community to open, inform and connect the industry.

 A portion of the content is dedicated to Workplace & Talent which is designed to help students and entry-level employees navigate their future in the industry through advice, qualitative insight and data. Content and newsletters also link directly to BoF Careers, the fashion industry's largest bespoke job board where students can apply for open roles within fashion.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of our collection development and the university's strategic aims.

Construction News

Description Construction News is the leading resource for UK construction industry news, contract wins, top contractors and clients, market intelligence and forecast and trend data.
Recommendations Recommended by Peter McDermott

Marketing Week

Description The essential destination for every marketer. Marketing Week has been at the centre of the marketing industry for more than 40 years, giving us unrivalled authority, trust and integrity.
Recommendations Valuable resource for marketing and digital marketing students, and useful for range other programmes for students who also overlap and complete marketing courses. - Sean Chung

MOHO - Model of Human Occupation Assessment Tools

Description The Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MOHOST) The MOHOST is a screening assessment for a broad range of occupational participation issues. It consists of 24 items exploring motivation, occupational patterning, skill (motor, process, communication and interaction skills) and environment. Other assessment tools.
Recommendations These are essential resources for professional practice and our hard copy holdings are no longer fit for purpose (and its out of print). Required for students for the following modules: Theory and Practice 1; ‘Exploring Contemporary Practice’ BSc module; and ‘Ready for Practice’ MSc module; Level 4 module Foundation Principles of OT; the Level 5 module Occupation Focused Approaches to Practice. - Recommended by Bethan Collins - Head of Occupational Therapy.

Timber Development UK (prev TRADA)


Timber Development UK (TDUK) was brought together to drive forward transformation. This begins with two key objectives. To connect the supply chain, as the largest supply chain body in the UK spanning sawmill to specifier. And to lead best practice by building the largest, most comprehensive online library of technical specification and design guidance for our members. We are now in a position to fulfil both these aims.

Our members will receive a new magazine, Designing Timber. They will find new engineering manuals, case studies, as well as a full library of Wood Information Sheets, learning modules and more, on our new website,,the foundation of a new digital platform which will enable us to create a stronger, more visible service for the whole supply chain.

Recommendations Recommended by Alan Mardan, Jonathan Haynes, Gareth Whittleston, Laurence Weeks

Fashion Snoops


Fashion Snoops is a consumer insight and trend forecasting company dedicated to empowering users with on-trend forecasts and strategic guidance. Some of their clients include Estée Lauder, Vans, Timberland, and Victoria's Secret.

Get the inspiration you need as Fashion Snoops connects the dots from cultural influence to product innovation. Quickly build concept boards, and colour pallettes with their workable tools. When accessing the personalised features you will be prompted to create an account using your University of Salford email address. 


Recommended by Bashir Aswat

Digital Archives

Black Thought & Culture

Description ​​​​​Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support equality, diversity and inclusion.

British Library Newspapers, 1800-1950


Over 160 national, regional, and local 19th & 20th Century British newspapers, which reflect the social and political developments of the time.

Useful for local and regional voices from the past. Coverage includes everything from well-known historic events and cultural icons of the time, to sporting events, arts, and culture. This resource also includes contextual essays regarding the role of newspapers in the Victorian age, and a chronological overview. Update to add to existing collections Part I & II

Recommendations This resource would be of high value to researchers, staff and students in the School of Science, Engineering & Environment. It would be used for research projects, dissertations and assignments on a number of modules. It also has wider appeal to a variety of subjects taught across the University. - Dr. Tanja Poppelreuter (Director of Postgraduate Research Studies in the Built Environment & Lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture).

British Online Archives - British Labour Party Papers, Communisms & the Cold War, British Government Information and Propaganda

Description Collections of primary sources (news, magazines, documents) that relate to historical events or particular time periods.  This new collection includes: 

British Labour Party Papers, 1906-1969

British Labour Party Papers, 1968-1994

Communisms and the Cold War, 1944-1986

British Government Information and Propaganda


Papers from the Labour party is very useful for a number of courses and undergraduate dissertations. They will enhance the politics and contemporary history provision at the university. - Politics & History Staff member

Churchill Archive


Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history.

It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.

Recommendations The Online Churchill Archive would prove an invaluable resource for both staff and students alike. The benefits would most clearly be seen in staff research, particularly in terms of REF outputs, as well as a research tool for UG dissertation students, MA dissertation students, and postgraduate researchers. The resource would also prove be a very useful teaching resource, particularly for interactive student seminars (e.g. document analysis, group debate). At a time when access to archives around the country has been severely restricted, and will continue to be so for some time, the online Churchill Archive will increase the scope of student interaction with primary sources, boosting their subject knowledge and transferable skills base. - Brian Hall

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 2005-2016


Digital copies of The Daily Mail newspaper from 2005-2016 to add to existing content spanning 1896 to 2004.

Includes advertisements, news stories, and images, offering an insight into twentieth-century culture and society.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.

Disability in the modern world: History of a Social Movement

Description One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support equality, diversity and inclusion.

Mass Observation Online

Description Mass Observation Online offers unique access to one of the most important archives for the study of social history in the modern era. From the end of the ‘Hungry Thirties’ to the onset of the Second World War, the Blitz, and the post-War world of consumerism and television, Mass Observation Online captures the daily lives, hopes and expectations of British society and beyond during the mid-20th century.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

Description This archive contains a diverse mixture of materials by and about both far-right and radical left political groups, with over 600,000 pages of content and 42 oral histories, spanning the pre-war period into the twenty-first century. It contains a diverse range of content, including campaign materials, propaganda, government records, and various ephemera.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

Description From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover the period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual ephemera, and video clips, covering themes such as civil rights, music, fashion, sexuality, politics, and youth culture.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

Shakespeare in Performance

Description Go behind the scenes and explore how Shakespeare’s plays have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors, and director across the centuries, and transform understanding of how they have been performed since they were written. Featuring the world-famous prompt book collection from the Folger Shakespeare Library, these documents tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed internationally between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Recommendations Recommended by Dr Lucia Nigri and Malcom Raeburn


Business Expert Press eBook collection

Description Business Expert Press publishes cost-effective annual collections of e-books on topics covered in MBA courses. The books are written by industry experts and academics and are concise and applied. They are curriculum-orientated and are written to help students quickly improve their understanding of business topics. Now updated to include 2021 and 2022.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Cambridge Companions 2019-21

Description Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods. Now updated to include 2019-2021.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Emerald Insight eBook Select

Description Selection of eBooks across disciplines of HR, Learning & Organisation Studies, Business Management & Strategy, Sociology, Public Policy & Environmental Management, Education, Marketing, Tourism and Transport.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

IEEE Xplore Cyber Security eBook collection


Cyberattacks have become a persistent threat and concern for universities, government agencies, and businesses alike. During the next decade, cybersecurity budgets are projected to balloon into the hundreds of billions, and the job market in this sector is projected to grow by over 30%.

To help meet this growing need, IEEE has partnered with Wiley to introduce the Wiley Data and Cybersecurity eBooks Library. This new eBook collection provides essential information on data privacy, cybersecurity, and related fields with content applicable for students, researchers, engineers, and technical professionals.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

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.

Springer Nature 2021-2022 Update

Description eBook collections spanning Medicine, Computer Science, Engineering, Business & Management & Intelligent Technologies & Robotics. Updated to include 2021-2022 content.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.