Whether you're a new student starting your first assignment, further on in your studies, or starting a research project, this page will help you find and use the best information for your subject. You will also find resources to help develop your academic, study and digital skills.

If you can’t find what you need here, please contact your Academic Support Team: library-SBS@salford.ac.uk



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Browse your Reading Lists

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Your tutors select books, articles, videos and other resources for your reading lists and the Library buys them so you don't have to.

Find the lists for your modules in Blackboard, or in Library Search.


A student studies in the library

APA 7th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. We've compiled an easy to follow list of guidebooks and examples to help you get to grips with complexities of referencing.


A selection of newspapers

Newspapers are a valuable source of information. They provide insight into what interests and concerns people both now and in the past.

The Library provides some excellent newspaper sources that allow you to search simply and easily across many newspapers at once.

Dissertations and Theses

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During the course of your studies, you may find that you need to search for dissertations or theses. 

You can use Library Search to help you find them and there are a number of different ways to search, depending on what you want to find.

Book a one to one

If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic and writing or digital skills. Select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.

Book on a workshop

We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage by clicking on the workshop title. Where a session has no remaining spaces you can add yourself to the waiting list.

  • Academic Writing Skills
    • Constructing an Argument [Online]

      Starts: 27 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Jan 2022, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 15
      This session will explore the elements that make up an academic argument, how to write your own and to challenge ones you disagree with.
    • Speaking up in groups - ONLINE

      Starts: 1 Feb 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2022, 12:15 pm
      Remaining places: 22
      If you are nervous about speaking up in groups this session can help!
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 2 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 37
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
  • Digital Skills
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 27 Jan 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 27 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 37
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 9 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 48
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • Get IT qualifications with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) [online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 41
      Want to prove your MS Office IT skills? Find out how to gain Microsoft certified IT qualifications in applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint...You choose which exams to sit to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.
      This webinar is delivered online.
  • Information Search Skills
    • An introduction to EndNote 20 [online]

      Starts: 16 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Feb 2022, 3:30 pm
      Remaining places: 27
      EndNote is referencing software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and reference lists automatically and correctly. It is particularly useful for students working on large projects such as dissertations and theses.
      Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 21 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 39
      This workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information. This workshop will show you how to find and use Library Search, and will include tips on making the most of all of its features, saving you time! This workshop is online.