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

Stock moves at All Saints Library

Disruption to Ground and Second Floors

Ground floor North remains closed. There will be noise and disruption in Second Floor East wing while we integrate journals from Crewe Library, which has now closed. Please ask at the Library help desk if you need help finding any item.

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: 24 June, 2019

Restricted access over the exam period: Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 24th May 2019

Due to pressure on study space during our revision and exam periods, access to All Saints Library in Manchester will be restricted to:

SCONUL Access bands A, B and C only (no Band R access)

We’re back to normal on Saturday 25th May.

Access to our Crewe site library will be unaffected.

Access to our Special Collections/Museum remains unaffected.

See the Special Collections Webpage for details of the latest exhibition

Further information is available on our website

Updated: 16 March, 2018

Easter Break Loans

Don’t forget that rolling renewals on your books continue throughout the Easter break.

Rolling renewals means that any books you have borrowed will be automatically renewed until someone else reserves them.

You will receive an email from library@mmu.ac.uk to your student account to let you know if you need to return a book, and the date to return it by.

Please help other students by:

  • returning books on time if you get a recall email
  • checking return dates on your Library account

You will be subject to a fine if you don't return an item which has been recalled by the Library. This is so we can make sure as many people as possible get to borrow our items.

Fines aren’t charged during the weekend or on bank holidays.

Updated: 26 March, 2019

Maker Zone at All Saints Library

All Saints Library will be hosting an after-hours Maker Zone on the 5th Floor ahead of the deadlines for upcoming creative coursework tasks.

We know students use the Library to complete creative tasks like posters and portfolios, and we often find leftover paper, materials and glue on the carpet. We want to support our students while helping cleaning and Library staff, so we’ve provided an area for creative tasks to be completed:

  • The Maker Zone will be on the 5th Floor in the lowered area at the back of the room
  • It will be designated as a Maker Zone from 6pm – 6am
  • There will be signs in the area, and additional recycling bins in the space
  • You need your ID card to get into the Library
  • Materials will not be provided

In return for providing the area we ask that you:

  • Dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided
  • Don’t use paint, liquid glue, sprays, glitter, scalpels or anything that will mark surfaces
  • Provide feedback on the feedback walls in the area

Students are fine to use:

  • Paper/Card
  • Scissors
  • Pens/Pencils/Felt Tips/Markers/Crayons
  • Sellotape
  • Solid Glue eg Pritt Stick

Updated: 25 March, 2019

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

May workshop added

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.

Monday 20th May 11:00 – 12:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.12

Updated: 11 January, 2019

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

July workshop added

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.

Thursday 11th July 12:00 – 13:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.11

Updated: 26 June, 2019

Workshop: Fake news, misleading news and detecting deception

July date added

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.

Tuesday 9th July 13:00 – 14:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.11

Updated: 26 June, 2019

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

July date added

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.

Tuesday 16th July 13:00 – 14:00, Business School 5.04

Updated: 26 June, 2019

Workshop: MMU Harvard Referencing

July date added

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 3rd July 14:00 – 15:00, Business School 3.12

Updated: 26 June, 2019

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

May workshop added

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 29th May 14:00 – 15:00, John Dalton C1.01

Updated: 14 January, 2019

Archives: the journal of the British records association

Archives focuses on the needs of archive users by providing information about the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of records in all media

Log in with your University ID and password to access Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association .

Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

Updated: 04 April, 2019

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