Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2017     Views: 36

Library Search gives you three options when you perform a search.

  • Everything
  • Books and more
  • Articles and more

Here's what each of them does:

Books & more shows you results which are purchased or provided by the University

  • print books, DVDs, CDs and print journals in the Clifford Whitworth Library and MediaCityUK Library
  • print books, DVDs and CDs in the Languages Resource Centre in Maxwell
  • print book and journals in the Library's Store - ask at the desk for access to these
  • electronic book and journals which the Library has purchased or subscribed to for you to use
  • databases and platforms on which the Library has purchased content for you to access
  • records from USIR, the University's institutional repository
  • past exam papers
  • theses from the University of Salford
  • recordings of TV programmes available to view online from on campus
  • the University's archives and special collections

 Articles & more shows you articles and documents from a broad range of sources, including

  • databases to which we subscribe, such as Scopus or Web of Science
  • records made available by journal publishers
  • Open Access content from institutional repositories across the globe
  • open and free content from a range of sources, such as the Hathi Trust
  • You can see where a particular record has come from by clicking on the item and looking for the Source field

 Everything searches all of the above sources, and presents results in a single list.  You can use the filters on the right hand side of the results page to limit your results by subject, year, type, format etc.

Does it really search Everything?  No, of course not.  Read more here.