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Easter vacation and May bank holiday opening hours 2018

Please check before travelling. Last update 10/4/2018.

Updated: 10 April, 2018

Access over the exam period restricted: Monday 9th April - Friday 18th May

Access will be restricted to the following during our revision and exam period:

  • Manchester Met staff and students
  • Sconul Access users Bands A, B and C (not band R)
  • Approved external visitors with a Manchester Met ID card, e.g. Manchester Met alumni

Normal access arrangements will resume on Saturday 19th May 2018.

Updated: 10 April, 2018

MyiLibrary eBooks changes

Moving to Ebook Central on 25/04/18

EBooks currently available on the MyiLibrary website are moving to the Ebooks Central website.

During the migration, on the 25th April 2018, you will still be able to access MyiLibrary eBooks. After the migration all links to MyiLibrary will redirect the Ebook Central website.

If you use the MyiLibrary bookshelf to save a list of eBooks you have read or have used their notes and highlights features please read this Library FAQ as you will need to take steps to save your information before the change.

Updated: 28 March, 2018

Workshop: Endnote Online, taking the pain out of organising your references

25/04/18, 11:00-12:00, Geoffrey Manton 115

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.

Endnote covers a number of referencing styles for you to explore, however for our workshop, we will focus on the MMU Harvard style available within EndNote.

Updated: 28 March, 2018

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

04/05/18, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 115

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.

Updated: 28 March, 2018

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

24/04/18, 12:00-13:00, Geoffrey Manton 115

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.

Updated: 28 March, 2018

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

23/04/18, 9:30-10.30, Business School 2.23

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: 05 April, 2018

Oceans Apart: Great Migrations, Grand Tours and Atlantic Liners 1870-1940

16 April - 17 August 2018

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
All Saints Library

Oceans apartOceans liners are synonymous with the age of travelling in style but the stories of those who travelled on them varied greatly. Drawing on archives and advertising material, this exhibition explores these stories to reveal the contrasting experiences of poor emigrants journeying to the Americas in steerage and the voyages of the wealthy who travelled in luxury in First Class.

More than 50 million people crossed the Atlantic in great waves of migration during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition provides insights into some of the motives and life-changing decisions that led people to undertake these sometimes-perilous journeys in search of better lives in the Americas. Among the unique documents included in the exhibition are original letters, ticket-books and ledgers from the archives of Irish emigration agent and general merchant, John Gibbons (1874-1957) of Westport, Co. Mayo.

The exhibition also explores a very different type of voyage to that offered by shipping lines to the migrating steerage-passengers: one of luxury and style, available to wealthy travellers returning to the Old Country, taking cruises or touring Europe and the Middle East. The glamour of First Class travel is represented through a collection of posters and brochures from the Golden Age of steamships that held the promise of exotic locations and opulent surroundings.

The exhibition has been curated by Dr John Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Updated: 23 April, 2018

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