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-HealthandSociety@salford.ac.uk
Key resources for Occupational Therapy students
Books and 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.
These give you focused access to key journal articles and research.
- CINAHL: offers a systemised approach to searching for articles and research in the areas of health, nursing and midwifery
- Cochrane Library: a collection of resources that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence, including a wide range of systematic reviews.
- Health and Medicine – Proquest: provides access to a range of update to research for occupational therapists.
- Highwire Press: offers full text peer reviewed work covering biomedical, physical sciences.
- Medline [EBSCO]: Provides access to medical and life science articles and other research
- OVID Online: access to a range of information relating to health and medicine
- ScienceDirect: provides access to up to date health and medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care.
These sites may have some journals but also other key research.
- Evidence Search: provides free access to clinical and non-clinical information including evidence, guidance and Government policy.
- Health and care professional council: regulates healthcare professionals.
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
- TRIP: searches a variety of sources including evidence-based synopses, systematic reviews and medical images
- UK National Statistics: The official UK Statistics site - allows you to search the latest comprehensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics.
- World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Anatomy and physiology
- Acland's video atlas of human anatomy (5 volume set)
- Visible Body: access to a visual collection of anatomy, psyhiology and pathology 3D visial reference materials
These resources can help you gain further skills to assist in your future career.
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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.
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.
- Starts: 1 Jul 2022, 1:00 pmFinishes: 1 Jul 2022, 2:30 pmRemaining places: 94This session will help you develop the necessary skills to reference more effectively using EndNote software.
- Starts: 5 Jul 2022, 1:30 pmFinishes: 5 Jul 2022, 2:45 pmRemaining places: 25Learn how to cope with failure in this friendly and supportive session.
- Starts: 6 Jul 2022, 1:00 pmFinishes: 6 Jul 2022, 2:15 pmVenue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, A217Remaining places: 17In this session we'll explore the idea of 'academic voice' - what it is, and how to develop yours. Particularly aimed at final year undergraduates, and post graduate students writing dissertations and PhD theses.
- Starts: 13 Jul 2022, 12:00 pmFinishes: 13 Jul 2022, 1:00 pmVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 5This 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 22 June.
- Starts: 25 Jul 2022, 5:00 pmFinishes: 25 Jul 2022, 6:00 pmVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 10This 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 4 July.
- Starts: 5 Jul 2022, 12:00 pmFinishes: 5 Jul 2022, 1:00 pmRemaining places: 37This 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: 12 Jul 2022, 12:00 pmFinishes: 12 Jul 2022, 1:00 pmVenue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1Remaining places: 16This workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information. This workshop will show you how to find and use Library Search, and will include tips on making the most of all of its features, saving you time! This workshop is on campus.
- Starts: 14 Jul 2022, 2:00 pmFinishes: 14 Jul 2022, 4:00 pmVenue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2Remaining places: 5EndNote 20 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly. It is particularly useful for students working on large projects such as dissertations and theses.