Friday, 22 September 2017

Gale Reference - PowerSearch

You can search an enourmous wealth of journal, news and reference book content all in one place using the Gale PowerSearch platform

The platform includes the contents of over 15,000 full text journals, over 2,000 full text newspapers, and over 2,500 reference books, as well as videos, radio transcripts, travel guides and more, making this a fantastic addition to the Library's extensive collection.

Search and browse this collection from on and off campus here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/dispBasicSearch.do?userGroupName=salcal2&prodId=GPS

One great feature of this platform is the Topic Finder, a visual representation of results, which will help you to explore your subject and find related concepts.  Try the Topic Finder out here https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/termCluster?inPS=true&userGroupName=salcal2&prodId=GPS

The platform also includes a Listen feature, which reads the contents out loud to you.

All of the books, journals and newpapers included on this platform are also available via Library Search, making it simple to find this content amongst all of the other great content we have.


The Economist 1843 to now

You can now access the full archive of The Economist, from the very first issue in 1843 to the current week's news.

Find all this in Library Search


Picture from "Rays of hope." Economist [London, England] 16 Mar. 2013: 57. The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2017.

Medical books

To support all our students and researchers interested in human health, wellness and illness, we've added 1,500 medical books from Springer to our collection.  All of these books were published in 2016 or 2017, so give a fantastic insight to the currernt state of research across the broad range of medical fields.

You can access all of these eBooks via Library Search, or by browsing the collection here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://link.springer.com/search?facet-content-type=%22Book%22&package=11650&showAll=false

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Engineering eBooks

You now have access to hundreds more engineering books from two great publishers.

We've added almost 1,000 newly published engineering books from Springer.  These add to the existing collection we had available from them, so there now over 9,000 engineering eBooks available here https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://link.springer.com/search?facet-content-type=%22Book%22&package=11647&showAll=false 

We're also very excited to be able to provide access to all* of the eBooks from the Institute of Civil Engineers.  That's over 1,500 eBooks which span over 150 years of engineering expertise, all available here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/action/showPublications?pubType=book

You'll find all of the above books in Library Search, or use the links above to browse these collections.



*there are a handful of NEC4 titles not yet available to us. We're talking to the publisher, and should have them available soon.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Springer - more business eBooks

We've extended our Business and Management eBook collection from Springer to include titles published in 2017.

That's over 400 additional eBooks here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://link.springer.com/search/?facet-content-type=%22Book%22&package=41169&showAll=false

You can find these titles in Library Search or on the Springer platform.

Highlights include

Psychology eBooks

You can now access recent content from four Book Series from Elsevier, in the field of Psychology.

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In addition there are over 120 eBooks from Springer in the field of Behavioural Science & Psychology.

You can find all of these in Library Search, or browse these on the Springer platform here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://link.springer.com/search?facet-content-type=%22Book%22&package=11647&showAll=false

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Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts is a great resource which lets you watch and record TV and radio programmes!

The archive contains tens of thousands of programmes, and you can record any programmes from over 40 free-to-air TV channels from the past seven days and for seven days into the future.  Just browse the TV guide and choose what you want to watch.

You can watch on your computer, and also on Android and iOS devices.


You can access Box of Broadcasts from on and off campus, but only within the UK, from  here.

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New eBooks in Computer Science

We added over 700 new computer science eBooks to our collection from Springer.

You can find all of these eBooks, plus thousands of others, on Library Search, or search and browse all of our Springer collection of eBooks and journals here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.springer.com/search?showAll=false

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Barbour Index access

We are aware that access to Barbour Index is not currently available.

We're working with colleagues and suppliers to resolve this, and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

International Day of Peace 2017

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

If you would like to know more about political science and international relations, you can always check out some of our excellent e-resources, including, from ProQuest, Worldwide Political Science AbstractsGale Primary Sources and, also from Gale, our newly implemented resource Archives Unbound.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Newsstand (Gale Infotrac)

The Library is now providing access to the e-resource Newsstand (Gale Infotrac).  

This is a  full-text newspaper resource which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Please note that the Nexis Business and News resource will not be available after 30 September 2017.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - eLS

This major reference work from Wiley is now available to you online, from both on and off campus here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.els.net/WileyCDA/

The encyclopaedia includes over 5,000 expert-written reviews, which will prove useful for students of all levels, whether preparing for assignments or starting a research project.  The work covers the whole range of topics in the Life Sciences.

Emerald - Business and Management eBooks

We've added hundreds of books to our collection from the publisher, Emerald.

The books are all in the broad category of Business and Management, but cover the whole range of subjects within that  - from Airline Economics and Appreciatve Inquiry to Marketing Research and everything in between.

You can find these titles in Library Search, or browse the whole collection of eBooks and journals on the Emerald platform here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Business Expert Press


The Library now provides access to 550 ebooks from Business Expert Press.

This publisher produces ebooks specifically for MBA and advanced business students -
 "written by academic thought leaders who translate their real-world business experience into accessible, issues-based course readings and reference materials for students expecting to tackle management and leadership challenges during their professional careers."
As such there's loads of great content here to enhance your studies and your career!

Access the whole collection from on or off campus here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://portal.igpublish.com/