ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital


The Library (in partnership with ICE) subscribes to key resources for your course.

We want you to optimise your use of the Library and the following resources.

Subscription databases

the following resources are licenced for ICE students:

British Dental Journal - Via Nature.

Ebook Central - A collection of over 170,000 full-text books covering a wide range of subject areas. To access the resource, click on the link and enter your Salford email address and password.

OVID Online - Ovid provides access to a range of bibliographic databases relating to health and medicine. Access instructions: Click on the OpenAthens | Institutional link towards the bottom of the page. On the next page type Salford then click on the link for University of Salford (Email Address).

ScienceDirect - Carries high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in medicine and dentistry, and will keep you up to date with emerging health and medical developments that stimulate research and improve patient care. Search for books and journals covering education, reference information, healthcare decision support and more.

Springerlink - Provides access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols, reference works and proceedings. It carries a wide range of resources on dentistry, implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Unpaywall – A browser extension which links you to millions of peer reviewed journal. 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 Library Access plugin if you have it installed as this will re-direct you to an old log in page, which will not work.

Wiley - Wiley Online Library hosts peer-reviewed primary research and survey journals across the life and physical sciences, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities.

Key contacts

Please contact the Library Health Team with any questions you may have about using resources. Supplementary training materials from the Library will also be available to you from within your Blackboard site.


Other sources of help

Enquiry Desk: General Library help
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 5535 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
'AskUs' on the Library website.

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. It includes a database of past exam papers, which can be accessed off-campus using your Salford network ID and password.

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.

Document delivery service

You can get full text access to items using our Document Delivery request service. You are limited to 30 requests in any one academic year. Please use the Request a new item form.

Please note the instructions below:

  • You must indicate that you are a student studying at ICE in the 'Any other information about the item?' area. The Library can then process the request accordingly.
  • Postgraduates can make 30 requests in any academic year, free of charge.
  • Items usually take 4-5 days to process and are sent to you via an emailed link.
  • These items are restricted and can neither be shared nor printed more than once. If you need to print an item, you must first open the file on the PC or Mac you will print from.
  • Please contact Dr Roy Vickers if you have any further questions.


The University of Salford will provide you with training in effective searching and information management skills. This comprises:

  • accessing and using the essential full-text access tools available from this page (and unique to your course)
  • writing clinical searches
  • understanding and using wider health resources that may be useful
  • how to request free access to resources when full text is not immediately available (solutions to this are usually quite quick)
  • how to appraise the quality of resources and publications

Your access to the Library's Skills package will help you with:

  • effective learning strategies
  • referencing skills (including using electronic referencing tools)
  • advice on structuring your academic writing