Film, TV and Stage Design
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-SAM@salford.ac.uk
Key resources for Film, TV and Stage Design students
Whilst Library Search is your starting point when researching a topic, sometimes it’s helpful to restrict your search to one of our specialist sources.
- Taylor & Francis Journals - Excellent for articles about all kinds of cultural topics.
- Box of Broadcasts - Thousands of TV programmes, including drama and an excellent source for Films.
- Kanopy – Another great source for films from all genres, but especially good for independent and international films.
- Digital Theatre + - A great resource for video of theatre productions as well as interviews with performers, directors and others. Well worth exploring.
- Arts & Humanities Database - Lots of articles on all kinds of cultural topics.
- JSTOR - A great range of books and articles on all kind of topics including design.
- LS:N Global - An excellent resource for information about design trends and great for images to provide inspiration.
- Google Scholar – Always worth checking for academic books and journals. To get the most from it, make sure you’ve added Library Access to your browser.
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
LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of professionally produced online courses covering technical, creative and professional skills and including lots on film making.
Always use our institutional login to log in – you will need your University email address and password.
The first time you log in, you will be taken through a setup process to discover courses tailored to your interests.
Find out more in our video: Using LinkedIn Learning at Salford.
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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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.
- Starts: 17 Jan 2022, 12:00 pmFinishes: 17 Jan 2022, 1:00 pmRemaining places: 46This session is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Please note: this workshop is online.
- Starts: 18 Jan 2022, 11:00 amFinishes: 18 Jan 2022, 12:15 pmRemaining places: 34This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
- Starts: 18 Jan 2022, 4:00 pmFinishes: 18 Jan 2022, 5:15 pmRemaining places: 33If you are wondering what a literature review is and how you might approach writing one, this workshop is for you.
- Starts: 17 Jan 2022, 12:00 pmFinishes: 17 Jan 2022, 1:00 pmRemaining places: 12Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
- Starts: 18 Jan 2022, 10:00 amFinishes: 18 Jan 2022, 11:00 amVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 8This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open now.
- Starts: 24 Jan 2022, 10:00 amFinishes: 24 Jan 2022, 11:00 amRemaining places: 44Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
- Starts: 19 Jan 2022, 2:00 pmFinishes: 19 Jan 2022, 3:30 pmRemaining places: 11EndNote 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: 32This 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.