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-SEE@salford.ac.uk
Key resources for biomedicine students
Books and reading lists
The first place you should look for resources is your reading list; you will find a link to this in your Blackboard modules. It lists all the core texts for your subject as recommended by your lecturers.
Other textbooks can be found in Library Search.
Can’t find a textbook you want? Ask your Library Champion to request it for the Library.
Journals, magazines and newspapers
Journals and magazines
- BioScientist - A Biomed Society publication by University of Salford Biomedicine students.
- British Journal of Cancer
- Cancer Cell
- International Journal of Biomedicine
- International Journal of Cancer
- Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
- Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
- Nature Biotechnology
- Nature Microbiology
- Nature Genetics
- Nature Reviews: Microbiology
- Nature Reviews: Neuroscience
Microbiology Society - Resources and availability of their journals since the University signed up to their 'publish and read' scheme. Our subscription with Microbiology Society gives us:
- Unlimited OA: any article published in Society journals where the corresponding author is from a Publish and Read institution will be OA by default.
- Unlimited usage: any user associated with a Publish and Read institution can access the entire archive of Society content, back to 1947, for reading and for text and data mining.
Can’t find a journal article you want? Request a new library item.
You can find other journals and articles in Library Search.
The Library has access to a large collection of newspapers. See our Newspapers web page to find out more.
Databases and specialist sources
- Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
- Biomed Central
- BIOSIS Citation Index
- BIOSIS Previews
- Box of Broadcasts
- British Standards Online
- Cochrane Library
- Essential Science Indicators
- Gale OneFile News
- Newsstreams Newspapers
- ProQuest Central
- ProQuest Science and Technology Databases
- PubMed Central
- Visible Body
- Web of Science
Useful websites and industry-related sources
- British Society for Immunology
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Europe PMC
- Genetics Society
- Health & Care Professions Council
- Institute of Biomedical Science
- International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications
- NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- The Physiological Society - Professional Development Resources and Literature reviews vs. systematic reviews: An introduction
- UK National Statistics
- Wellcome Library
Minitab and SPSS software can be downloaded for free by registered students from the Student Software Portal.
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Use our institutional link to log in – you will need your University email address and password. The first time that you log in, you will be taken through a setup process to discover courses tailored to your interests.
Some Biomedical-type content that you may find useful includes:
Some specialist software (including Minitab and SPSS) can be downloaded for free by registered students from the Student Software Portal.
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.
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
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.
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- Starts: 11 Oct 2022, 11:00 amFinishes: 11 Oct 2022, 12:00 pmVenue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, 132Remaining places: 17This practical session will take place on campus and the content is aimed primarily at students who are new to essay planning. However, it will also be useful for anyone hoping to improve how they plan and structure their written work. Please feel free to bring an essay question you are working on.
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