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

Changes to our login page

Our login page for all online resources is changing on Monday 17th December 2018.

Please see this status update for full details and screenshots. This change will not require any downtime.

Updated: 07 December, 2018

Christmas vacation opening hours 2018

Please check before travelling. Last update 18/10/2018: Crewe Christmas hours.

Updated: 18 October, 2018

BoB scheduled maintenance: Thursday 22nd November, 10:00am - 1:00pm

BoB will undergo maintenance on Thursday 22nd November from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Please consider the service at risk during these times.

Updated: 19 November, 2018

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

Security issue when logging into online resources

Users are experiencing problems logging into some online resources due to an issue with a security certificate.

There is a workaround

Updated: 04 January, 2019

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

New webinar date added in December

Endnote software allows you to store your references as you are searching resources for information and also takes the pain out of referencing by automatically inserting citations and references into your Word document as you write your assignments. Endnote is compatible with many different referencing styles, however this webinar will focus on the MMU Harvard style.

Please note that this event is an online webinar. You will be emailed instructions about joining the webinar after you have booked on.

Tuesday 4th December 14:30-16:00

Updated: 01 May, 2018

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

New date added in November

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 29th November 11:00 – 12:00, Birley 3.68

Updated: 08 June, 2018

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

New date added in February

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 8th February 10:30 – 11:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

New date added in December

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.

Tuesday 4th December 15:00 – 16:00, Business School 2.09

Updated: 10 May, 2018

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

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

New dates added in December

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 13th December 13:00 – 14:00, Business School 2.09

Updated: 30 November, 2018

Workshops: MMU Harvard Referencing

New dates added in Manchester & Crewe

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 7th December 10:00 – 11:00, Crewe - FW-G-08

Friday 7th December 10:00 – 11:00, Manchester - Business School 1.24

Updated: 23 May, 2018

Annual Review of Genetics

A new ejournal has been added to our Annual Reviews collections

The Annual Review of Genetics, in publication since 1967, covers significant developments in the field of genetics. These include biochemical, behavioral, cell, and developmental genetics; evolutionary and population genetics

Updated: 26 November, 2018

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