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 Chemical Sciences 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.
All other resources can be found in Library Search.
Journals, magazines and newspapers
Journals and magazines
- ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (ACS)
- Analytical Chemistry (ACS)
- Inorganic Chemistry (ACS)
- Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (ACS)
- Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (ACS)
- Journal of Physical Chemistry A (ACS)
- Journal of Physical Chemistry B (ACS)
- Journal of Physical Chemistry C (ACS)
- Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry
- Nature Chemistry
- Nature Reviews: Chemistry
- Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (RSC)
- SpringerLink Journals
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
- Trends in Analytical Chemistry
The Library has access to a large collection of newspapers. See our Newspapers web page to find out more.
Databases and specialist sources
- Box of Broadcasts
- British Standards Online
- Essential Science Indicators
- Gale OneFile News
- Newsstreams Newspapers
- ProQuest Central
- ProQuest Science and Technology Databases
- PubMed Central
- Web of Science
Useful websites and industry-related sources
- American Chemical Society
- Reaxys Learn and Support Centre
- Reaxys YouTube Channel
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- UK National Statistics
Minitab and SPSS software can be downloaded for free by registered students from the Student Software Portal.
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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.
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- Starts: 19 Jan 2022, 2:00 pmFinishes: 19 Jan 2022, 3:30 pmRemaining places: 10EndNote 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.
- Starts: 20 Jan 2022, 11:00 amFinishes: 20 Jan 2022, 12:00 pmRemaining places: 35This workshop will show you how to find and use electronic books (eBooks) in Library Search. This workshop will showcase eBooks and what they can do, and will include tips on using built-in tools to help save you time and advice on targeting your reading This workshop is online.
- Starts: 25 Jan 2022, 11:30 amFinishes: 25 Jan 2022, 12:45 pmRemaining places: 30This workshop will help you understand what referencing is, why we need to do it, when it is needed in your work and advice on how to reference using the APA 7th style. Please note: This workshop is online.