British University of Bahrain

Student reading a book in the library

British University of Bahrain students have access to the resources detailed on the page below. To log in you will need to link to the resource from the list below and select your institution (University of Salford). When prompted, please log in with your University of Salford email address and password.



Ebook Central – Our largest collection of eBooks – providing access to more than 170,000 full-text books covering a wide range of subject areas. This database should be your starting point for background reading on any topic. To access the resource, click on the link and enter your University of Salford email address and password.

Business Expert Press eBook Collections - A collection of books on a range of business topics including Economics, Entrepreneurship and Digital and Social Media.

JSTOR Archive Collections - Books and Journal articles on a wide range of subjects – it doesn’t contain current copies of journals but is useful for classic texts and to research how ideas have developed over time. The topics covered include Business, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Labour & Employment Relations, Management & Organizational Behaviour, Marketing & Advertising and Law.

Access instructions: 

  • Click on 'Login' 

  • Click on 'Find my institution' 

  • Click on 'Log in through your institution' 

  • Search for Salford 

  • Select 'University of Salford' 

  • Goes through OpenAthens

  • Displays a form asking for personal info 

  • Can 'Continue without an account' 

  • 'Access provided by University of Salford' message is displayed


Gale Reference Complete - Material from and access to newspapers, content from e-books, journal articles and magazines.


Science Direct – A large collection of books and peer reviewed journals published by Elsevier covering a range of subjects but particularly useful for Finance and Accounting topics.

Access instructions:

  • Click on 'Sign In' 

  • Click on 'Sign in via your institution' 

  • Type 'Salford' 

  • Select 'University of Salford (Email Address)…' 

  • Tap on 'Access through University of Salford…' 

  • Contacts OpenAthens 

  • Message: 'You have successfully signed in via University of Salford (Email Address) (University of Salford)' 

  • Message: 'Email of user'


Wiley – A collection of peer reviewed journals covering a variety of topics including Business & Management, Economics, Finance & Investments, Accounting and Law.

Access instructions:

  • Click on 'Login/Register'

  • Click on 'Institutional Login'

  • Type Salford 

  • Contacts OpenAthens IdP 

  • 'Logo for: University of Salford' appears in Wiley web page header bar


Taylor & Francis - A collection of quality, peer reviewed journal articles, published by Taylor and Francis and Routledge covering Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Law.

Access instructions:

  • Click on 'Login' 

  • Click on 'Access through your institution' 

  • Type Salford 

  • Select 'University of Salford (email address)' 

  • Contacts OpenAthens  

  • Message: 'Access provided by University of Salford'


SAGE Journals - A collection of academic journals published by Sage covering a wide range of subjects.

Access instructions:

  • Click on 'Access/Profile'

  • Click on 'Access through your institution'

  • Search for Salford 

  • Select 'University of Salford (email address)' 

  • Contacts OpenAthens 

  • Message: 'I have access via: Univ of Salford Hold Account'


Cambridge University Press (CUP) - A collection of journals and books across a range of subjects.

Access instructions:

  • click on 'Institution login' 

  • Search for Salford 

  • Contacts OpenAthens 

  • Message: 'You are successfully logged in via your institutional account.'


Lexis Library - Includes full text up-to-date access to all UK in force legislation; a case search facility and access to a number of full text law reports series including the England Law Reports Service. Access instructions: Sign in to Lexis Library using your personalized ID and password, following registration with your British University of Bahrain email address.

Open Access

Unpaywall – A browser extension which links you to millions of peer-reviewed journals. Use the link on the Unpaywall website to download the browser extension. When searching using Google Scholar or other websites you will see a green tab at the side of research articles that you can read for free.

Please remove or disable the Lean Library plugin if you have it installed as this will provide you with broken links.

Key contacts

The British University of Bahrain have a dedicated librarian to deal with student queries and requests for new resources:

Mary Sibag - Library & Information Services Manager

The University of Salford contact is:

Tracy Breheny - Academic Support Librarian
I can support you with finding, using and referencing academic information for your assignments and research projects.

Other sources of help

Enquiry Desk: General Library help
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 5535 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Digital IT Service Desk: Computing related enquiries and help with passwords, email and Blackboard.
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 2444 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00 GMT)

Help is also available via Skills, our online platform providing eLearning, guides and videos to help you make the most of your studies. It includes advice on referencing and plagiarism and guides to help you write your assignments. It is difficult to know where to start particularly if you haven’t written an assignment for some time, so the guides take you through all the steps from planning to understanding your feedback.

Study guides on a range of topics such as writing at Masters level, time management and critical analysis are available as is a range of eLearning modules to help you with your assessments, learning and academic skills.

Open access resources

University Repositories

University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) - A searchable, online database of research that has been produced by University of Salford academics. 

Library Search can be used to find past exam papers.

LSE Research online - The institutional repository for the London School of Economics and Political Science. It contains research produced by LSE staff, including journal articles, book chapters, books, working papers, conference papers and more.

When you're on campus

If your studies bring you to the campus here in Salford, you can use the library facilities, including printing and photocopying, study spaces and selected electronic resources. You can also borrow library items. Remember to bring your ID card so that you can access these services.

Issues logging in?

To increase the security of your University of Salford account your password will expire periodically – so please register for multi-factor authentication (MFA) at the earliest possible opportunity. Once registered you can use the self-service password reset service (SSPR) anytime/anywhere – the information and videos in the links below guide you through the process:

If you have any problems please contact our IT Service Desk on (44)161 295 2444 to request a password reset.

Please remove or disable the Library Access plugin if you have it installed as this will re-direct you to an old log in page, which will not work.