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.

Journals and eMagazines

Alloy Digest

Description

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

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism

Description

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

Henry Stewart Business Journals Collection

Description

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.

Historical Research

Description

Published since 1923, Historical Research, flagship publication of the Institute of Historical Research, is a leading generalist history journal, covering the global history of the early Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.

Recommendations Recommended by Brian Hall

The International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport

Description

The International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport aims to present current original research into sports performance. In so doing, the journal contributes to our general knowledge of sports performance making findings available to a wide audience of academics and practitioners.

Recommendations Recommended by Mark Quinn and Steve Atkins

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

Description

The Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (JASP) is a refereed journal designed to significantly advance thought, theory, and research on applied aspects of sport and exercise psychology.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Nature Ecology and Evolution

Description

Nature Medicine is a monthly journal publishing original peer-reviewed research in all areas of medicine based on its originality, timeliness, interdisciplinary interest and impact on improving human health. Nature Medicine also publishes commissioned content, including News, Reviews and Perspectives, aimed at contextualizing the latest advances in translational and clinical research to reach a wide audience.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Nature Medicine

Description

Nature Medicine is a monthly journal publishing original peer-reviewed research in all areas of medicine based on its originality, timeliness, interdisciplinary interest and impact on improving human health. Nature Medicine also publishes commissioned content, including News, Reviews and Perspectives, aimed at contextualizing the latest advances in translational and clinical research to reach a wide audience.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Nature Reviews Cancer

Description

Nature Reviews Cancer aims to be a gateway from which cancer researchers — from those investigating the molecular basis of cancer to those involved in translational research — access the information that they need to further the ability to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent cancer.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Nature Reviews Disease Primers

Description

Nature Reviews Disease Primers covers a range of different diseases. Each Primer provides a global overview of the field and outlines key open research questions.  

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

Nature Reviews Genetics

Description

Nature Reviews Genetics covers the full scientific breadth of modern genetics, capturing its excitement, diversity, and implications. The journal publishes Research Highlights, Comments, Reviews and Perspectives relevant to geneticists and genomicists.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Description

The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 56 peer-reviewed journals that cover the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing collection.
 

Taylor and Francis Journals Classic Archive Update

Description

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.

Databases

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

Description

Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a collection of resources to support the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Explores 5,500 years of the world’s architecture through Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture 21st edition, contains interactive visual timeline of global architectural history, studies of in-depth buildings pages, and a library of 135 architecture eBooks. This resource is available via the Bloomsbury Visual Arts Database.

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

Bloomsbury Popular Music

Description

The original collection, Bloomsbury Popular Music, provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, covering the mid-20th century to the present day, through the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, an expanding range of scholarly books and the 33 1/3 series. It supports courses in ethnomusicology, the performing arts, media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology. Resources from this database are accessible via Library Search.

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

Bloomsbury Video Library: Dance Collection

Description

The Dance collection on Bloomsbury Video Library contains performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos covering a range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop, as well as coverage of dance traditions from around the world.

Recommendations Recommended by Elisa Macauley

Cite Them Right

Description 

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'.  

Recommendations 

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

Maternity and Infant Care

Description

Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) is the world’s largest midwifery-specific database, and a key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support their research, practice, and study requirements.

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

MATFLIX

Description

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

National Theatre Collection 3

Description

National Theatre Collection 3 now available via Drama Online. The third National Theatre collection has launched with 10 performances, from Greek tragedy, a medieval morality play, and Shakespeare, to plays about Generation Z. The collection will complete with a further 10 performances in February 2024

Recommendations Recommended by Kelli Zezulka and Tracy Crossley

Policing Insight

Description

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.

ProQuest One Psychology

Description ProQuest One Psychology is a curated multi-format collection, specially designed to support the unique needs of psychology and counselling curricula across research, teaching and learning. Whether a PhD candidate searching for a validated test to use in their dissertation or research study, an undergraduate student exploring a psychological condition for the first time, or a faculty instructor seeking engaging content to support an assignment in their course, ProQuest One Psychology offers essential information delivered through a specialty interface designed to support the varied needs of those in the discipline.
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.

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.

Springer Protocols

Description

Springer Protocols is the largest database of reproducible laboratory protocols (over 66,000) in biomedicine and life sciences, so users can find the right protocol for their lab set-up, eliminating the need to compromise or find ‘workarounds.’

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

Industry Resources

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. We also have CPD functionality to allow users to track and record their reading activity for revalidation.

Recommendations

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

The Business of Fashion

Description

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.

Fashion Snoops

Description

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. 

Recommendations

Recommended by Bashir Aswat

Digital Archives

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, part 1

Description

The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

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

Expert Briefings Archive

Description Expert Briefings offer impartial and actionable analysis of emerging trends and developments in the global political economy in an online resource. The archive spans 2015-2021 and contains over 26,000 articles. It is powered by Oxford Analytica, giving researchers and students access to the same actionable, impartial analysis used by governments and multinational organizations worldwide.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.

ProQuest Primary Sources

Description ProQuest has developed unique relationships with museums, specialty archives and other content providers around the world to offer unparalleled primary source collections – some available digitally only from ProQuest – that engage, inspire and inform researchers at every level. You can access around 50 of ProQuest's primary source collections via Library Search.
Recommendations Identified by Library Staff as part of collection development to support the university's strategic aims.
 

The Subculture Archive

Description

Subculture archives is educational & cultural research resource of primary sources exploring 100 years of youth culture through the scenes, styles, and sounds that forged them. From Rave, Punk, Rockabilly to Grime.

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

Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Geographical Society

Description

The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) covers the history of geography exploration, colonization and de-colonization, anthropology, law, climate science, gender studies, cartography, and environmental history throughout the British Empire from the early modern period to late twentieth century.

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

 

Wiley Digital Archives: Environmental Science and History

Description

The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) covers the history of geography exploration, colonization and de-colonization, anthropology, law, climate science, gender studies, cartography, and environmental history throughout the British Empire from the early modern period to late twentieth century.

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

eBooks

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

Description

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.

Packt Publishing eBook Collection

Description

Packt Publishing provides specific IT learning on emerging technologies and key skills in more established tools. This is an ideal collection of eBooks for anyone looking to get into IT. Four packages are offered in Data & Machine Learning, Cloud & Security, Programming and Web Development.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.

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.

Taylor & Francis Building & Construction eBook Collection

Description

This eBook collection presents some of Taylor & Francis’ outstanding publishing in architecture and construction. It includes a unique blend of cutting-edge research and practical guidance, with content from the Routledge Pocket Book series, and coverage of hot topics such as sustainable design and building methods, construction innovation, offsite construction, emerging technologies, Building Information Modelling (BIM), social value, wellbeing and designing for public good.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.

Taylor & Francis Gender Studies eBook Collection

Description

A collection of eBooks on the subject of Gender Studies, including gender development, environment and gender, women's suffrage, gender, and the law, sexual & gender identity disorders, gender in culture and society, gender politics, and sport and gender.

Recommendations Identified by Library Staff to update existing content.