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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

Maintenance work at All Saints Library

Temporary closure of First Floor East and IT Zone

First Floor East and the adjacent IT Zone will be closed from Friday 26th July-Sunday 28th July whilst we carry out essential maintenance work. Library staff can retrieve books on demand - please ask at the Library help desk for assistance.

Customers are advised to use the alternative group study and IT Zone on the 5th Floor.

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: 25 July, 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

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

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

Lynda migration to LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com service is now LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn have bought Lynda.com and are re-branding it as LinkedIn Learning.

To login to LinkedIn Learning:

  • Go to LinkedIn Learning
  • Click on Sign in and then Sign in with organization account
  • In the first log in box to appear, enter mmu.ac.uk (you don't need to type your email address)
  • In the next log in box, login using your email in the format: idnumber@stu.mmu.ac.uk for students and idnumber@ad.mmu.ac.uk for staff followed by your usual network password

Personal accounts will have transitioned from Lynda to LinkedIn Learning. If you have previously set-up a personal Lynda account you will have received an email with instructions on how to log-in to LinkedIn Learning

If you have saved any links to Lynda these will need to be updated to new LinkedIn Learning URLs by December 2019.

Updated: 04 July, 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: 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

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