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.
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.
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’ link 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 for Learning, 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.
Business Source Premier - 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.
DawsonEra - We no longer have access to DawsonEra. However, the majority of content that was available via DawsonEra is now available via Ebook Central, which also includes a significant amount of additional content.
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.
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.
To access, use the option "Access through academic institution". You then have to pick University of Salford from a fairly short list of institutions. You then see a "First Time Registration" form where you have to enter your name and email address - then you're in.
Open Access Resources
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.
African Open Access Journals: A full-text collection of scholarly journals and trade publications available to everyone. It includes publications covering Sabinet African Journals in addition to the African Journal Archive.
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 selected UK, Commonwealth, and worldwide free legal web sites. Over 1,300 sites are currently included.
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.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations: This database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.
EUR-Lex: online gateway to EU Law. It provides the official and most comprehensive access to EU legal documents. It is available in all of the EU’s 24 official languages and is updated daily.
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 customary international law, researching treaties, and citing references using OSCOLA.
Law Review Commons: The largest collection of open access law journals. It brings together more than 300 OA law journals published by US universities and a few Canadian universities
OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities): A database designed to facilitate accurate citation of authorities, legislation and other legal materials.
SAS-Space research repository: The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies area of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London includes articles, books and book sections, monographs, conference and workshop items, masters and doctoral 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.