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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key resources for business students
Books & Journals
The first place you should look 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. all our other books and journals can be found in Library Search.
- United Nations Global Compact - - a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- The British Library Business & Management Portal - Reports and other publications such as briefings, conference papers and case studies from a wide range of organisations active in the field of business and management research.
- International Chamber of Commerce
Linkedin Learning – online learning to help you develop your technical, creative and professional skills.
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification - boost your CV with this globally recognised IT qualification.
Browse your Reading Lists
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.
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.
FACE-TO-FACE - Information Search Skills 30 minute Appointment (Salford Business School) 3 Apr 2023, 9:55 am
ONLINE - Information Search Skills 30 minute Appointment (Salford Business School) 11 Apr 2023, 10:00 am
FACE-TO-FACE - Information Search Skills 30 minute Appointment (Salford Business School) 18 Apr 2023, 11:30 am
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.
Getting Started With Your Assignments [ON CAMPUS]Starts: 3 Apr 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 3 Apr 2023, 2:00 pmVenue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, room 169-170Remaining places: 18Got an assignment and don't know where to start? Come and learn about types of assignment, managing your time and planning and structuring your work.
Getting Started with your Assignment [ONLINE]Starts: 5 Apr 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 5 Apr 2023, 2:00 pmRemaining places: 34Got an assignment and don't know where to start? Come and learn about types of assignment, managing your time and planning and structuring your work.
Finding and reading journal articles [on campus]Starts: 12 Apr 2023, 9:30 amFinishes: 12 Apr 2023, 11:00 amVenue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 2Remaining places: 19In this workshop we will explore what journal articles are and why they are useful. You will learn how to find journal articles and how to target your reading. This workshop is useful for any student wanting to learn more about journal articles.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]Starts: 4 Apr 2023, 5:00 pmFinishes: 4 Apr 2023, 6:00 pmVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 9Have you met the criteria for booking an exam place? This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have scored over 70% using GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled.