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 robotics students
International Federation of Robotics - International Industry group concerned with commercial robotics. The site includes news, case studies, blog posts and a robot history.
UK Robotics BARA - The British Automation & Robot Association aim to promote the use and development of Industrial Robots and Automation in British industry.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - A membership organisation scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation. Some of the content is open access, but if you are asked to log in to read more, click the Shibboleth link, search for Salford University and use your network username and password.
LinkedIn Learning offers over 9,000 professionally produced online courses covering a wide range of technical, creative and professional skills.
Always use our institutional link to log in – you will need your University email address and password. The first time that you log in, you will be taken through a setup process to discover courses tailored to your interests.
Use the Search form to see the suite of subjects and courses available that are of particular use for Robotics.
Discover 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.
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: 8 Feb 2023, 10:00 amFinishes: 8 Feb 2023, 11:00 amThis session is aimed at undergraduate and masters level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
- Starts: 8 Feb 2023, 12:00 pmFinishes: 8 Feb 2023, 1:00 pmRemaining places: 20An introduction to tackling literature reviews.
- Starts: 8 Feb 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 8 Feb 2023, 2:00 pmVenue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, Mary Seacole Building room 329Remaining places: 12Got 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.
- Starts: 9 Feb 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 9 Feb 2023, 2:00 pmVenue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, C811Remaining places: 9This is an 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 criteria will be cancelled. Candidates may also join this exam session remotely and take their exam off campus.
- Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 5:00 pmFinishes: 15 Feb 2023, 6:00 pmVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 6Have 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.
- Starts: 17 Feb 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 17 Feb 2023, 2:00 pmVenue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam providerRemaining places: 10Have 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.
- Starts: 14 Feb 2023, 1:00 pmFinishes: 14 Feb 2023, 2:00 pmRemaining places: 37This workshop provides an introduction to the newspapers we have in our collections in the Library. There will be a a live demo of how to find and use current, historical, national and international digital newspapers. This workshop will be delivered online.
- Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 2:00 pmFinishes: 15 Feb 2023, 4:00 pmVenue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2Remaining places: 7EndNote 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.
- Starts: 23 Feb 2023, 3:00 pmFinishes: 23 Feb 2023, 4:30 pmRemaining places: 20EndNote 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.