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.

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Last update 30/11/2016: Crewe hours.

Updated: 30 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

12/12/2016, 13:30-14:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Updated: 28 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references   

08/12/2016, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Updated: 24 November, 2016

Finding and using safe content for Moodle (MyHR code 7977)

16/12/2016, 12:00-13:00 Business School 3.06

A user-friendly session helping you avoid copyright issues and problems when populating your Moodle areas. Avoiding legal jargon, this session will show you how to use readily available resources and services to stay on the right side of copyright law.

Friday 16th December 12:00-13:00
Room: Business School 3.06

Updated: 01 December, 2016

Image conscious - how to find and use great images (MyHR code 7768)

15/12/2016, 12:00-13:00 or 16/12/16, 10:00-11:00 All Saints Library L4.08

This session showcases fantastic and free-to-use image resources to improve your teaching, whilst remaining copyright compliant. We’ll show you how to use Google to track down copyright-free images, introduce you to Creative Commons licenses, and demonstrate best attribution practices.

Thursday 15th December 12:00-13:00
and
Friday 16th December 10:00-11:00
All Saints Library, Room: L4.08

Updated: 01 December, 2016

Preparing for your research project / dissertation

09/12/2016, 13:00-14:00 All Saints Library L4.08

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: 28 November, 2016

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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