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This is a listing of news articles that have passed their expiry date in the last three months.

Chat service finishing early today

Due to unexpected circumstances, the chat service will finish at 3:00pm today.

You can still contact us emailing library@mmu.ac.uk or calling 0161 247 6106

Updated: 29 March, 2019

Crewe Library

Closing early on Friday 1st March

  • Due to events taking place on the Cheshire Campus on Friday 1st March, the Library will be closing at 20.00.
  • Access to alternative study spaces can be found in the Student Zone.
  • Normal opening hours will resume from Saturday 2nd March.

Updated: 26 February, 2019

Saturday 9th February: ejournals A-Z and Find It! downtime for up to 24 hours

Maintenance starts at 01:00am on Saturday 9th February and may continue for up to 24 hours

Some of our key online services require maintenance which means that we will have a period of downtime.

During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

  • Ejournals A-Z list.: this list will not be accessible over the downtime period. Links to ejournals from the library catalogue will also not work.
  • Find it! links: these appear when you are searching for an article using Library Search or another database.

Please note that some links to articles from Library Search will still work.

There is also a partial workaround if you find a result through Library Search that you cannot access. You can try to:

Please note that this method might not work for all articles, as we cannot guarantee that the link you select from an open web search will link to our particular supplier.

If it doesn't work, please try again after the downtime has passed or contact us for help.

Updated: 28 January, 2019

Workshop: Cited reference searching

New date added in April

Cited reference searching is a technique that will help you locate additional articles for your research. Previously published articles relevant to your research appear in the list of references at the end of a journal article. A cited reference search, however, brings you forward in time to identify more recent articles which cite the original article that you located. This hands-on workshop will take you through the process of carrying out a cited reference search on appropriate databases.

Wednesday 3rd April 14:00 – 15:30, Business School 2.23

Updated: 29 January, 2019

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

New date added in April

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.

Friday 5th April 10:30 – 11:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

Updated: 11 January, 2019

Workshop: Fake news, misleading news and detecting deception

New date added in April

Learn to critically evaluate online news stories and identify fake news. Together we will discuss why people believe fake or misleading news, and the motivations behind it. By investigating real life news from a variety of media, you will learn to spot what makes fake news bogus and some news stories misleading.

Thursday 4th April 10:00 – 11:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

Updated: 11 January, 2019

Workshop: Finding Information: searching for academic sources for your assignments

New date added in January

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? This hands on workshop will show you techniques to improve your searches and how to use Manchester Met Library's search engine, Library Search to get straight to the information you need for your academic work.

Tuesday 29th January 11:00 – 12:00, Business School 5.04 (North Atrium)

Updated: 14 January, 2019

Workshop: Literature reviews: searching for articles and research papers effectively

New date added in April

Please note: we have changed the title of this workshop recently from: Preparing for your research project/dissertation: searching for articles and research papers effectively. The content has been updated too, however the process and techniques for locating academic literature remains unchanged and the workshop is described below. Time to crack on with your literature review 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.

Thursday 4th April 11:00 – 12:00, Business School 2.23

Updated: 11 January, 2019

Workshop: MMU Harvard Referencing

New date added in March

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Friday 22nd March 11:00 – 12:00, Business School 3.06

Updated: 14 January, 2019

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

New date added in March

Showing a potential employer that you really understand them and their sector is an impressive way to stand out in the recruitment process. This practical session shows you how to use the variety of resource available within MMU to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Wednesday 6th March 14:00 – 15:00, Business School 2.08

Updated: 14 January, 2019

Workshop: Researching the Law – Introduction to legal research for non-law students

**New** workshop added to our programme!

Does your course require you to carry out some legal research and you don’t know where to start? This session is aimed at students who do not study law but have some elements of law in their course. This hands on session will introduce you to the legal databases the Man Met University subscribes to and show you how to search for legal information such, as cases and legislation.

Tuesday 29th January 14:00 – 15:00, All Saints Library 4.08

Updated: 14 January, 2019

IEEE electronic library subscription

Two new ebook collections have been added to our IEEE electronic library subscription.

Log in with your University ID and password to access ebooks from Morgan & Claypool and Now Publishers.

Access IEEE ebooks

Updated: 22 March, 2019

Journal of Literacy Research

The Journal of Literacy Research (JLR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes research related to literacy and literacy education from preschool through adulthood.

Log in with your University ID and password to access articles representing diverse research paradigms and theoretical orientations, and they employ a variety of methodologies and modes of inquiry.

Access Journal of Literacy Research

Updated: 15 February, 2019

Drawing the Modern: The work of Gordon Hodkinson and post-war architectural education in Manchester

10 September 2018 - 5 April 2019

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

The first exhibition of our 2018-19 programme will be based on the archive of Gordon Hodkinson, architect and former student of the Manchester School of Architecture. The exhibition will be curated by Richard Brook, Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Updated: 28 June, 2018

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