Security Studies

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Welcome to your Security Studies subject support page.

This page will help you find and use the best subject-specific information resources for Security Studies and find resources to help you with your academic study skills and digital skills.

If you can’t find the information you need here, please contact your Academic Support Team at Library-SAM@salford.ac.uk.

 

 

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Key resources for Security Studies 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

A student studies in the library

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

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

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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 Security Studies 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
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [on campus]

      Starts: 18 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 20
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This is an on campus event.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [on campus]

      Starts: 18 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Jan 2023, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 20
      This 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 (Harvard) style. This session does not cover OSCOLA, Chicago or MLA referencing styles. Please note: This workshop is on campus.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 23 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      This online workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information.
      This session is designed for UK and international students to help you prepare for finding information at Salford.
  • Digital Skills
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 17 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 98
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 18 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 99
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 25 Jan 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Jan 2023, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 98
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
  • Information Search Skills
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 23 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      This online workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information.
      This session is designed for UK and international students to help you prepare for finding information at Salford.
    • An introduction to EndNote 20 [online]

      Starts: 24 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jan 2023, 3:30 pm
      Remaining places: 23
      EndNote 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.
    • Finding and reading journal articles [online]

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 6:30 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      In this workshop we will explore what journal articles are and why they are useful. We will learn how to find them, discuss how to read them and examine the parts that make an article up. This workshop includes advice on targeting your reading and using journal articles in your academic work.