Library news

In addition to the news items listed here, the Library also produces the Researcher's Weekly Bulletin, a weekly round-up of announcements of new electronic resources acquired by the Library (for example, databases and journals), news of new web sites, trials of databases, announcements of forthcoming conferences and other information of interest to researchers.

Using your ID card at Manchester Met Library

From 3rd January, students, staff and authorised visitors will only be able to swipe into the Library entrance gates using the ID card most recently issued to them. ID cards with old issue numbers will not allow access.

What is happening and when?

From 3rd January, students, staff and authorised visitors will only be able to swipe into the Library entrance gates using the ID card most recently issued to them. ID cards with old issue numbers will not allow access.

Why is this happening?

  • We want to maximise the safety and security of all Library customers using the building
  • We want to keep the Library resources as secure as possible
  • We want to maximise the study space available for Manchester Met students and staff
  • We’re bringing the management of ID cards at the Library in line with other University services

Get ready now!

Don’t wait, get ahead of the game now:
  • If you have any old ID cards, please destroy them and throw them away
  • Visit your Student Hub to get a replacement card if needed
  • Ask Library staff if you are unsure what your latest card issue number is

For further support visit the Library helpdesk, http://www.library.mmu.ac.uk/ or @MMULibrary on Twitter.

Updated: 04 January, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

26/01/17, 10:00, John Dalton C1.03

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 09 January, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments (Crewe Campus)

24/01/17, 11:00, Library Seminar room, Crewe Library

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 16 January, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project / dissertation: Searching for articles and research papers effectively

30/01/17, 11.00, John Dalton C1.03

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation and don’t know where to start? This hands on session will help you to plan your searches and use time saving search techniques to find the most relevant academic sources. Learn how to use subject specific databases to find high quality academic journals and research papers.

Updated: 16 January, 2017

Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing

5 December 2016 - 17 March 2017

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Drawing the Wake Finnegans Wake took James Joyce seventeen years to write. Published in 1939, it was his last and most extraordinary prose work. Despite influencing diverse creative fields, it remains more referred to than read. Its experimental language discourages many from discovering the book's lyricism, depth and outrageous humour. Often regarded as the preserve of scholars, it has a reputation for requiring guides, annotations and other interpretive aids to understand it. So what happens if we read it simply for itself, as a novel?

Drawing the Wake presents practice-based research by Clinton Cahill, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art, using notational drawing to capture interior visual impressions in the moment of reading.

Updated: 06 December, 2016

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