Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy

About Matt Adams

Hi! I'm Matt Adams, the Academic Support Librarian for Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy.

If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don't know where to start - please get in touch. I provide information literacy support and training for students and staff. I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 0161 295 2110

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ProQuest Social Science Journals Database

This video will show you how to find information for Social Science subjects using ProQuest Social Science Journals Database.

ProQuest Social Science Journals Database

EBSCO Guides

The following video guides will show you how to get started using EBSCO, how to create a systematic search and how to save your search. We have also produced an printable EBSCO Guide for you to download.

EBSCO: Getting started

EBSCO: Creating a systematic search

EBSCO: Saving searches

Select a workshop below then click on the link to book through Advantage.

If you would like more in-depth help and support with your literature searching skills then you can book a 1-2-1 support session.

Select a time and date below then click on the link to book through Advantage.

We have lots of great resources to help you develop your information and digital literacy skills.

  1. Skill for Learning - From searching for books more effectively, whether in The Library or online, to mastering software packages, reading and writing, working with numbers, performing academic research, using Blackboard/Turnitin, there is a wealth of videos, eLearning, training and information available on the Skills for Learning website.

  2. Developing your Digital Literacy Blog - handy hints and tips on studying and working more effectively from our Academic Support Librarians and Digital Skills Trainers, regularly updated.

  3. Follow us on Twitter @TheLibraryUoS or #uosdiglit

Would you like me to deliver information literacy training to your students (e.g. literature searching or using electronic databases)? If so, please get in touch.

The Library provides a range of services for postgraduate researchers and staff undertaking research, including resources to find information; EndNote, to help you manage your information; and resources to help you disseminate your research output so that it achieves optimum visibility and impact. Please get in touch if you would like help using any of these resources.

The University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) is an online database showcasing University research. If you would like more information about how to deposit your research you can contact me or our Institutional Repository Team. Also check out the USIR Twitter feed for the latest deposits from the College.