Civil Engineering

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.

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Key resources for Civil Engineering students

Browse your Reading Lists

Shelves in the Library

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.

Referencing

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APA 7th Edition 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

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

A person stands between shelves in a library

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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New Civil Engineering Students

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
    • Getting started with your academic assessment [ON CAMPUS]

      Starts: 28 May 2024, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 May 2024, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 20
      This workshop is aimed at new students. This workshop covers the different types of assessments at university and how to get started on them. This workshop will be delivered on campus.
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [on campus]

      Starts: 10 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 24
      This workshop will cover expectations of learning at Salford, with a focus on how to pass assessments. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. This workshop is open to all students, particularly those who are new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [online]

      Starts: 11 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 58
      This workshop focuses on how to pass assessments at a UK university. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. It is aimed at students new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
  • Digital Skills
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session (Online)

      Starts: 13 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 13 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
      Remaining places: 14
      This is a one-hour online EXAM SESSION for MOS certification. At the time of booking, you must have scored over 70% in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criterion will be cancelled.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session (Online)

      Starts: 18 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
      Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
      Remaining places: 14
      This is a one-hour online EXAM SESSION for MOS certification. At the time of booking, you must have scored over 70% in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criterion will be cancelled.
    • Develop your Digital Notemaking skills [online]

      Starts: 24 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jul 2024, 4:15 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      This workshop introduces some free digital tools for improving your notemaking and explores some little known features of software we all have access to. It is aimed at anyone who wants to get more organised for studying.
  • Information Search Skills
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [on campus]

      Starts: 10 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 24
      This workshop will cover expectations of learning at Salford, with a focus on how to pass assessments. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. This workshop is open to all students, particularly those who are new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [online]

      Starts: 11 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 58
      This workshop focuses on how to pass assessments at a UK university. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. It is aimed at students new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
    • Using AI ethically in your studies [online]

      Starts: 24 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm
      Remaining places: 24
      This online workshop will cover the basics of generative AI, with a focus discussion around how and when it's appropriate to use in your studies. This workshop is open to all students.