Robert Kennedy College
Robert Kennedy College 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.
Guidance for accessing Library resources is covered here and in our RKC guide to Library resources.
Business Source Ultimate - Full-text business database providing access to journal articles, country and industry reports, SWOT analyses and a library of global company profiles. You will be prompted to enter your University of Salford email address and password to get access.
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.
Emerald - Access to the Emerald Management Portfolio is provided by Robert Kennedy College – for more information see the announcement on the RKC OnlineCampus.
ProQuest Central - The ProQuest Central collection includes full text scholarly journals, trade journals, newspapers, dissertations, market, industry, and country reports from Economist Intelligence Unit, BMI, ISI Emerging Markets, and more. The subject areas include business, economics, accounting, finance, management, taxation, and law. To access the resource, click on the link and enter your Salford email address and password.
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.
Westlaw - Full text cases and statutory materials along with the Legal Journals Index and some full text journals, books, UK case law, UK legislation, EU legislation and cases, US cases and statutes, articles from legal journals and a range of international legal material. Enter your name and email address into the "First Time Registration" form shown - and you're in.
Sue Barker-Mathews - Academic Support Librarian
I usually work Monday to Friday. Please contact me if you need help finding or referencing information for your accounting assignment or research project.
Other sources of help
Enquiry Desk: General Library help
Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 5535 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
'Library chat' on the Library website is available 24/7.
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
African Open Access Journals - A full-text collection of scholarly journals and trade publications available to everyone.
CORE - Free to read research papers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Peer-reviewed open access journals covering a range of subject areas.
Journal of Business Case Studies - Open access journal published by the Clute Institute in the USA. All the articles are freely available.
Journal of Business Research (Open-access articles) - A monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on all aspects of business.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - Open access books covering a range of subject areas.
OAPEN - A selection of open access textbooks which can be downloaded as a PDF or read on screen.
Open Textbooks Library - Textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of US colleges and universities to assess their quality.
UCL Press - The UK's first open access university press publishing both high quality books and journals.
General Business Resources
AnnualReports.com - Annual reports – including archive information for over 5000 companies from across the globe. You can search by company name or browse by industry or stock exchange.
Bank for International Settlements - Free access to statistics, research and analysis relating to the global financial system and central bank community.
British Library Business and management portal - Registered users may access many full text reports and working papers. Other items can be viewed in the British library or purchased.
The Economics Network - A useful collection of links for UK & international statistics and other data – maintained by the economist Jon Sloman.
Euromonitor blog - Selected reports and articles are available to download freely from the Euromonitor blog. Readers just need to fill in their details in order to download free content.
Statista - Number 1 global business data platform. Over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources. It includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics. Register for a free basic account.
World Bank Data - All World Bank data (including all 7000 World Development Indicators for over 200 countries) is now available free of charge.
Access to Law - A gateway site, providing annotated links to free legal web sites.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute - A free resource for British and Irish case law and legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.
EUR-Lex - Online gateway to EU Law.
Hansard Online - The official report of all parliamentary debates.
Law Cite - A citator for cases and journal articles from around the world, focusing mainly on common law legal systems.
Legislation.gov.uk - The original (as enacted) and revised versions of UK legislation.
Law PORT - A suite of online interactive training resources on researching and citing law.
Law Review Commons - Large collection of open access law journals.
SAS-Space research repository - The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London includes articles, books and book sections, theses, and other legal materials.
DART-Europe e-theses portal - A partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
Ebsco Open Dissertations - A searchable, open access database of worldwide theses.
EThOS - The open access dissertations service provided by the British Library. It is similar to Ebsco Open Dissertations, but a number of theses listed by EThOS are available for immediate download.
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.
Issues logging in?
To increase the security of your Salford University 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:
- How to Setup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
- How to Setup an Alternative Authentication Method
- How to Use Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
If you have any problems please contact our IT Service Desk on (44)161 295 2444 to request a password reset.