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

Crewe Library now closed

Books, journals and subject support transferring to All Saints Library

All Crewe books and journals are now available in All Saints Library.

If you wish to return any Crewe books, please bring or post them to All Saints Library.

Cheshire-based students and staff can access ongoing support by either visiting the All Saints Library in Manchester or via email library@mmu.ac.uk and phone: 0161 247 6106

Updated: 24 June, 2019

Library entrance closed this week

From Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August, the main entrance to All Saints Library will be periodically closed. There is alternative access to the Library through the Chat Zone.

Between Tuesday 27th August and Friday 30th August new signage is being installed on the canopy at the All Saints Library entrance.

Contractors will be working from a mobile scaffold and will be fencing off sections of the pavement as they progress works. Part of the installation will close the main entrance doors to the Library periodically.

The Library will remain open throughout works and access will be available through the All Saints Building and the Chat Zone. Please follow the signs as directed.

Updated: 27 August, 2019

More study spaces, more PCs, more books

Improvements to All Saints Library this summer

We know you need more desks and computers in All Saints Library so this summer we are rearranging the books to make space for these. We'll also improve the signage and lighting in the library entrance and foyer and replace the swipe entry system with contactless access.

Things will be changing from 28th May and over the summer when All Saints Library is quieter. The Library will remain open throughout, with most services available as usual. We will need to temporarily close some areas at different times but you can ask at the Library help desk if you need us to retrieve anything for you.

We'll keep you posted about when and where work is taking place with signs around the Library, as well as online and via social media. Follow @MMULibrary for updates.

Updated: 20 May, 2019

More study spaces, more PCs, more books

Improvements to All Saints Library this summer

We know you need more desks and computers in All Saints Library so this summer we've arranged the books to make space for these. There are now:

  • Over 280 additional study spaces throughout the Library
  • 32 new PCs in the Ground Floor North Wing.
  • 24 more 24 hour loan laptops.
  • 29 more 7 day loan laptops.

We have transferred c.17,000 books and 79 journals from Crewe Library and integrated them into All Saints Library.

We've also improved the signage and lighting in the Library entrance and foyer.

We now have new and more efficient self-service issue and return facilities, making it quicker and easier to borrow and return your books.

Updated: 02 September, 2019

August Bank Holiday Closure

The library will be closed Monday 26th August 2019. It will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday 27th August.

For more information please see our Opening Hours.

Updated: 22 August, 2019

Problems with Library website

We are working to fix a problem with the library website.

There is currently a problem with the library website. All of our libguides pages, including 'Referencing', 'Opening hours' and 'Borrowing' are showing a security issue.

The ISDS team are working to resolve this issue. In the meantime you can use the following method to gain access:

If using Chrome: Click on the option Advanced and then proceed to site from the next page that comes up

If using Internet Explorer: Click on the option More information and then Go to website from the next page that comes up

Apologies for any inconvenience whilst this issue is solved.

Updated: 31 October, 2019

Westlaw has changed

New platform and url for Westlaw

Westlaw has updated to a new platform.

Some users may be asked to add name and email address after logging in the first time they use the service. Off campus users may also be required to select Log in with academic institution (even if presented with an error message - Westlaw is working on this)

If you have any questions, please contact the Library

Updated: 01 August, 2019

Workshop: Fake news, misleading news and detecting deception

Wednesday 9th October, 13:00 – 14:00, All Saints L4.08

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.

Updated: 02 October, 2019

Workshop: Fake news, misleading news and detecting deception

Wednesday 23rd October, 1:00 – 2:00pm All Saints L4.08

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.

Updated: 21 October, 2019

Workshop: MMU Harvard Referencing

Wednesday 30th October, 13:00 - 14:00 Business School 4.05B

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.

Wednesday 30th October 13:00 – 14:00, Business School 4.05B

Updated: 22 October, 2019

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

Wednesday 6th November, 14:00 - 15:00 Geoffrey Manton GM120

Make legal research easier with this introduction to legal databases. We'll show you how to search for the most common types of legal material such as cases and legislation. This will help non-law students tackle the elements of law in their course.

Wednesday 6th November 14:00 - 15:00, Business School 4.05B

Updated: 22 October, 2019

Drama Online has changed

'Globe on screen 2' recordings added

Drama Online has updated content.

New recordings of productions based in the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse include theatre productions of ‘Measure for Measure’, ‘The Merchant of Venice’, ‘Richard III’ and ‘The Duchess of Malfi’.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library

Updated: 09 September, 2019

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Recommended for: Journal articles, eBooks, Research, Annotated bibliography and articles.

Extensive research guide and articles in subject areas of Atlantic History, British and Irish Literature, Victorian Literature and Renaissance and Reformation.

Log in with your University ID and password to access Oxford Bibliographies Online.

If you have any questions about this resource, please contact the Library

Updated: 16 October, 2019

Popular Culture in Britain and America 1950-1975

Collection of rare images, documents and photographs from 1950 - 1975

View colour images, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera and memorabilia exploring the social, political and cultural change from 1950 to 1975. Includes an interactive chronology and video footage.

Major topics covered include the Vietnam conflict, Civil Rights, Women's Liberation, student activism, media censorship as well as Music, Fashion and Youth Culture

Log in with your University ID and password to access Popular Culture in Britain and America 1950-1975.

If you have any questions about this resource, please contact the Library

Updated: 19 September, 2019

Sage Business Cases

Recommended for: Case studies, Journal articles, Contemporary business case examples and teaching notes.

Sage Business Cases is a discipline-wide digital collection of contemporary examples from a variety of business sources, supported by extensive teaching notes. These cases bring business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices.

Log in with your University ID and password to access Sage Business Cases.

If you have any questions about this resource, please contact the Library

Updated: 16 October, 2019

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