Social Work

People look at a notice on the floor which says 'Passion led us here'


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:



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Key resources for Social Work students

Find Social Work books in the Library

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.


A student studies in the library

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.


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.

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: Introduction to Academic Assessments [ON CAMPUS]

      Starts: 12 Oct 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Peel, Peel Building room 106
      Remaining places: 18
      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.
  • Digital Skills
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 27 Sep 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Sep 2023, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 83
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 5 Oct 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Oct 2023, 1:00 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.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 11 Oct 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Oct 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 99
      This workshop will introduce you to the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford. This workshop will be delivered online.