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All Saints Library access over Christmas and the New Year

From 16.30 on 23rd December

The Library is remaining open 24/7 only for students and staff of Manchester Met and those with approved Manchester Met ID cards, ie Alumni, SCONUL and Approved External users.

Normal arrangements will resume from Tuesday 3rd January.

Updated: 23 December, 2016

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Last update 30/11/2016: Crewe hours.

Updated: 30 November, 2016

Crewe Library

Will close at 9pm on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November

Owing to ongoing operational difficulties, Crewe Library will close at 9pm on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November.

Access to networked PCs, printers and WiFi after 9pm are available in the Student Zone (not Wednesday nights), the Brock Building and the 24/7 Study Zone.

Normal opening hours will re-commence on Friday 11th November.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

Updated: 09 November, 2016

Crewe Library closing early

Monday 26/9/2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Crewe Library will have to close at 21.00 today, Monday 26/9/2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Easter vacation and May bank holidays opening hours

Please check before travelling. Last update 21/3/2017: All Saints Bank Holiday hours.

Updated: 21 March, 2017

Summer vacation opening hours 2017

Please check before travelling. Last update 22/6/2017.

Updated: 09 June, 2017

University internet connectivity At Risk period, 9/2/2017

May affect access to Library online services.

ISDS are completing essential maintenance to the University's internet connection on Thursday 9/2/2017 between 16:30 and 18:30.

During this time there will be intermittent access to the web and some university systems, but access to computers and printing should be unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and if you do experience a problem please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646 or it.helpline@mmu.ac.uk.

Updated: 08 February, 2017

All Saints Library access over Christmas and the New Year from 4.30pm on 23rd December

The Library is remaining open 24/7 only for students and staff of Manchester Met and those with approved Manchester Met ID cards ie Alumni, SCONUL and Approved External users. Normal arrangements will resume from Tuesday 3rd January.

All Saints Library access over Christmas and the New Year from 4.30pm on 23rd December.

The Library is remaining open 24/7 only for students and staff of Manchester Met and those with approved Manchester Met ID cards ie. Alumni, SCONUL and Approved External users.

Normal arrangements will resume from Tuesday 3rd January.

Updated: 23 December, 2016

All Saints Library: tell us what you think…

If the All Saints Library had more space, what would you want in it?

Your Library: tell us what you think...We’d love to hear from you about what you want from the Library space so we can develop plans to meet your needs in the future. This is your chance to tell us your ideas and help shape your Library.

You can scribble your ideas on the graffiti wall in the Library Chat Zone, on the whiteboards and postcards in the Library, or tweet #YourMMULibrary to @MMULibrary

Duration: Monday 13th March 2017 – Friday 24th March 2017

Updated: 13 March, 2017

All Saints: 24 hour laptop loans

Unavailable Wednesday 7/6/2017

All Saints 24 hour laptops will be unavailable from 00.01 on Wednesday 7th June.

Essential maintenance is being carried out, eg replacement of batteries.

The laptops should be available again by Thursday 8th June.

Laptops can still be returned to the cabinets during the down time.

There are some 7 day loan laptops available at the moment, if you need to borrow one.

Updated: 06 June, 2017

Books Buy You

Tell us which print books you need and we'll do our best to buy them for the Library

Books buy you The Library and lecturers work together to buy the books you need for your course, now we would like to get you involved.

You have told us you want more print books, so we're trialling a new scheme to get you the books you want in the Library.

Books Buy You is here to buy you the resources you need. If the Library doesn't own the book you need for your studies, tell us and if we can, we'll buy a print copy for the Library.

Updated: 21 March, 2017

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Tuesday 4th October 2016 10:00-11:00 L4.08 All Saints Library

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 full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 23 September, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wednesday 12th October 2016 14:00-15:00 L4.08 All Saints Library

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 full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Monday 17th October 13:30-14:30 Brooks Building 3.68 Manchester Campus

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 full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 11 October, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

28/02/2017, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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.

Updated: 15 February, 2017

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

22/02/2017, 10:00-11:00, Brooks 3.68 (Birley Campus)

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.

Updated: 15 February, 2017

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

10/11/2016, 13:30, John Dalton Building C1.02

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.

Updated: 02 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

22/11/16, 17:00, Brooks Building 3.68 (Manchester Campus)

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.

Updated: 10 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

12/12/2016, 13:30-14:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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.

Updated: 28 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references   

04/11/2016, 10:00, Frances Wood Building 0-01 (Cheshire Campus)

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.

Updated: 02 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references   

08/12/2016, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

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.

Updated: 24 November, 2016

Face Fairtrade at Crewe Library

Tuesday 28/2/2017 and Thursday 9/3/2017, 12.00-14.00

Can you guess the Fairtrade Mug Shot? Pop-in to the Library Seminar Room for a chance to win a Fairtrade food and drink hamper, kindly donated by the Co-Operative.

Updated: 23 February, 2017

Finding and using safe content for Moodle (MyHR code 7977)

16/12/2016, 12:00-13:00 Business School 3.06

A user-friendly session helping you avoid copyright issues and problems when populating your Moodle areas. Avoiding legal jargon, this session will show you how to use readily available resources and services to stay on the right side of copyright law.

Friday 16th December 12:00-13:00
Room: Business School 3.06

Updated: 01 December, 2016

Going beyond Google: finding academic information for your assignments

Monday 7 November 12:00-13:00 Business School 2.10 Manchester Campus

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

Image conscious - how to find and use great images (MyHR code 7768)

15/12/2016, 12:00-13:00 or 16/12/16, 10:00-11:00 All Saints Library L4.08

This session showcases fantastic and free-to-use image resources to improve your teaching, whilst remaining copyright compliant. We’ll show you how to use Google to track down copyright-free images, introduce you to Creative Commons licenses, and demonstrate best attribution practices.

Thursday 15th December 12:00-13:00
and
Friday 16th December 10:00-11:00
All Saints Library, Room: L4.08

Updated: 01 December, 2016

Inter-library loans update

Request Inter-library loans online and free of charge

The Library has reviewed the provision of the Inter-library loans service for our staff and students.

Request Inter-library loans online
Go to the ILLs LibGuide to fill in the online form and request materials from other libraries in the UK.
Free of charge
The standard £2 charge per application has been removed, so you will no longer need to buy vouchers to submit your request.
Allocation of requests per academic year
Please check how many items you can request below:
  • Undergraduates: 10 items per academic year
  • PG Taught: 15 items per academic year
  • PG Research and Staff: 30 items per academic year

Updated: 25 April, 2017

Introducing Rolling Renewals

The Library's loan system is changing

From Monday 4th September most Library items will be on a two week rolling loan. That means we will automatically renew the items you borrow every two weeks, until someone else requests them. Make sure that you check for emails from library@mmu.ac.uk and follow the instructions.

That means no more juggling books with different loan periods, fewer fines, and more of our books off the shelves and in your hands.

The good news doesn't end there: we've also increased your loan allocation to 20 items for students, and 30 items for staff and researchers. That includes most Library items, including books and DVDs.

What you need to do

  • Borrow your items as normal using the self-issue machines.
  • Check your emails. You will receive an email from library@mmu.ac.uk to your student/staff account three days before the two week due date with instructions on what to do next:
    • If your item has been reserved by someone else, you'll need to return it within three days.
    • If your item has not been reserved by someone else, your loan will be been renewed for another two weeks.
  • Return your items when they're due back:
    • If your item has been reserved, return it to the Library by the due date.
    • If your item has not been reserved, you can keep it for another two weeks.

This rolling two week process will repeat until someone else has requested your item. You can also check your Library Account to see the current status of your loans.

Important info: each rolling two-week loan period is from the date you receive your automatic renewal email, and not the original lending date. Check your email to be sure of the return date.

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

What if you need to reserve something already out on loan?

Just reserve the item online using the Library catalogue. The person with the item will receive an email asking them to return their loan three days before their return date. We'll email your student or staff account to let you know when your reservation is ready to collect.

Need a book that isn't in Library stock? We might be able to order it through our Books Buy You scheme.

You can also request items that are not in our stock through inter-library loans.

Why did we make this change?

We want you to make the most of our resources. Our over 500,000 books are there to be read, so now you can read them at your own pace.

Rolling renewals will run all year, including during vacation, so no more waiting weeks for your reserved item to be returned.

It also clarifies different loan periods and makes our reservation process more efficient - meaning more time for us to help you!

Need help with borrowing, returning, or anything else in the Library? Contact us!

Updated: 22 August, 2017

Laptop locker service in All Saints Library

Unavailable due to maintenance, 6-7/3/2017

This service will be taken offline for essential maintenance for 48 hours between 01.00, Monday 6th March and 01.00, Wednesday 8th March.

During this time, students will not be able to borrow a new laptop from the lockers. However, existing loans may be returned.

Alternative laptop loans

  • The 7-day loan service is still available from the Library Helpdesk.
  • The Brooks laptop locker service will also be available.

IT Services apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the IT Helpline if you have any problems on 0161 247 4646.

Updated: 02 March, 2017

Library @ The Box Office

Cheshire campus, 24/10/2016

Are you struggling with your research?  Can't find the answers you want?  Need help with library resources?

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre, Cheshire campus on Monday 24th October, 10.30 - 12.00.  The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 20 October, 2016

Library web site

At risk, 9-10/4/2017

Our suppliers are making major infrastructure changes to the platforms that host most of the Library web site on Sunday 9th April.

While most of this should happen behind the scenes, and the services should stay working throughout the changes, the Library web site should be regarded as At Risk during this period. There may be some minor items that stop working on Sunday 9th April: these will be fixed as soon as we are able on Monday 10th April.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 30 March, 2017

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Tuesday 11th October 12:00-13:00 Brooks Building 1.66 Manchester Campus

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 05 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Wednesday 19th October 13:00-14:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 2.23 Manchester Campus

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Friday 28 October 12:00-13:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 3.01 Manchester Campus

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

24/11/16, 13:00, Brooks Building 1.66 (Manchester Campus)

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 11 November, 2016

New reading collection in All Saints Library

Collaborative project with Manchester Public Libraries.

We're turning the page to a new year in the Library with a brand new collection of books, brought to you through an exciting collaborative project with Manchester Public Libraries (MPL).

Each term will see around 150 books loaned to us by MPL, which will be available to students at Manchester Met as part of our Love to Read programme.

The first collection launches on Friday 20th January 2017, and includes popular fiction, cookery books, biographies and more – including Hilton Als, Haruki Murakami, Andy Murray and Ella Woodward.

You can find the books in the reading corner in the Ground Floor Foyer of All Saints Library, together with our selection of current newspapers and magazines.

The even better news is you can borrow up to two books from the new collection at any time on top of your normal borrowing allowance.

If you aren't a member of MPL, why not join? Membership is free and open to anyone living in the UK. You can borrow books, use computers and access their electronic resources.

Made a new year's resolution to read more? Check out our Love to Read guide for Library staff recommendations - this month we're picking out the books we'd like to read in 2017.

Updated: 20 January, 2017

Post Graduate Researchers' Fairs

Cheshire (28/9/2016) and Manchester (4/10/2016)

We will be at the PGR Fairs on 28th September (Cheshire) and 4th October (Manchester).

If you are a new research student, come along to one of the Fairs to meet library staff and find out how we can support you with your research.

Updated: 16 September, 2016

Practical Law database upgrade

11/03/17

The database Practical Law will have a new look website on 11th March 2017

Legal updates, bookmarks, and all other links will automatically direct to the new site when we switch over to the new site.

The new site will only work with Internet Explorer 9 or later, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later and Safari 4.0 or later.

More information.

Updated: 09 March, 2017

Preparing for your research project / dissertation

09/12/2016, 13:00-14:00 All Saints Library L4.08

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 28 November, 2016

Preparing for your research project/dissertation: searching for articles and research papers effectively

Wednesday 2 November 10:00-11:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 1.19 Manchester Campus

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES

Moving from OVID to EBSCOhost website.

After 27th July 2017, PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES will not be available on the OVID website. Access them on the EBSCOhost website instead.

Same information, just on a different website.

Access PsycINFO

Access PsycARTICLES

Updated: 21 July, 2017

Publishing with IEEE

Tuesday 27th September 2016, Geoffrey Manton room 115, Manchester Campus

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Reserve your seat now:
https://mmu-ieeepublishing.eventbrite.co.uk

Location: Geoffrey Manton room 115, Manchester Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University

Attend this practical session to

  • Find out why publish with IEEE
  • Identify the best Journal to submit to
  • Learn about paper structure
  • Understand the process from submission to acceptance
  • Learn why papers may get rejected and what editors are looking for
  • Find out about Open Access
  • Get help, practical tips and support
  • And much more…

Plus one of you could win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

For more information contact:
Liz Peet, Senior Assistant Librarian – Science and Engineering
e.peet@mmu.ac.uk

Updated: 20 September, 2016

Resource Discovery Day

01/12/2016, 10:00-14:00, Geoffrey Manton building

Thursday 1st Dec sees the Library's successful Resource Discovery Day return for the second year to the Geoffrey Manton building. As well as dropping into lectures and seminars throughout the day, reps from four organisations, the Library and Manchester Met's Special Collections will be hosting stalls in the Manton Atrium between 10am-2pm, helping students track down and use resources for assignments and dissertations, and chatting to staff about collections to aid their teaching and research.

Taking part are:

  • Bloomsbury (Berg Fashion Library, Churchill Archive, Globe on Screen)
  • Adam Matthews Digital (Mass Observation Archive, Migration to New Worlds)
  • Gale Cengage (C17th and C18th Burney Collection, C19th UK Periodicals, British Library Newspapers, Daily Mail, Punch, Times, Academic OneFile)
  • ProQuest (NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Sociological Abstracts, Periodicals Archive Online, LLBA, Avery Index, ERIC, ASSIA, FIAF and 15 other databases)
  • Manchester Met’s Special Collections (Manchester Met's Museum on the 3rd floor of the All Saints Library)

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the experts' advice, so come along, bring your assignment and dissertation topics, and help yourself to freebies and food as you boost your knowledge!

Updated: 25 November, 2016

Restricted access to All Saints Library during the exam period

Monday 24/4/2017 - Friday 2/6/2017

Due to pressure on study spaces in the Library access is restricted for the following visitors from Monday 24th April - Friday 2nd June 2017:

  • Full-time undergraduate students at Manchester, Salford and Bolton Universities
  • Public Library card holders
  • FE/6th Form College students
  • Usual access arrangements will be in place from Saturday 3rd June 2017

    Updated: 10 March, 2017

SCONUL Access applications

Apply before 12.00 on Friday 23/12/2016

Please apply before midday on Friday 23rd December if you are intending to use other University Libraries over the vacation. After this deadline applications will not be checked until Tuesday 3rd January.

Updated: 16 December, 2016

Social Media for work not play: How to manage your digital identity

23/11/2016, 12:00, Business School 2.23 (Manchester Campus)

Ever googled yourself? The prevalence of social media means it’s increasingly likely that your prospective employers will do so during the recruitment process. This session will provide tips to help you avoid social media nightmares and learn how to present yourself online to potential employers using social media to your advantage.

Updated: 03 November, 2016

Staff training: Manage Your Own Online Reading List Training

Use online reading lists to improve student satisfaction!

  • Easily create current and dynamic lists
  • Provide live resource links to real-time Library availability
  • Save time embedding links within Moodle
  • Seamlessly request or digitise new material

Talis Aspire training sessions run throughout the year, current dates below, and are bookable via MyHR. Enter the usual login details then enter code 532 in the search box to get straight to this course, click on the title and the planned dates will be listed underneath.

If you cannot attend any of these dates and wish to use Talis Aspire, or would like to arrange a departmental training session, please contact Nicola Ward n.ward@mmu.ac.uk or Rachel Fell r.fell@mmu.ac.uk /0161 247 6607

Weds 5th Oct 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, Brooks
Weds 12th Oct 2016, 10.00-11.30am, Crewe
Mon 7th Nov 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, Crewe
Weds 9th Nov 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, All Saints
Weds 7th Dec 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, All Saints
Thurs 8th Dec 2016, 10.00-11.30am, Crewe

Updated: 29 September, 2016

Using your ID card at Manchester Met Library

From 3rd January, students, staff and authorised visitors will only be able to swipe into the Library entrance gates using the ID card most recently issued to them. ID cards with old issue numbers will not allow access.

What is happening and when?

From 3rd January, students, staff and authorised visitors will only be able to swipe into the Library entrance gates using the ID card most recently issued to them. ID cards with old issue numbers will not allow access.

Why is this happening?

  • We want to maximise the safety and security of all Library customers using the building
  • We want to keep the Library resources as secure as possible
  • We want to maximise the study space available for Manchester Met students and staff
  • We’re bringing the management of ID cards at the Library in line with other University services

Get ready now!

Don’t wait, get ahead of the game now:
  • If you have any old ID cards, please destroy them and throw them away
  • Visit your Student Hub to get a replacement card if needed
  • Ask Library staff if you are unsure what your latest card issue number is

For further support visit the Library helpdesk, http://www.library.mmu.ac.uk/ or @MMULibrary on Twitter.

Updated: 04 January, 2017

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

13/10/2017, 11:00-12:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

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.

Updated: 25 September, 2017

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

05/10/2017, 17:00-18:00, John Dalton C1.01

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.

Updated: 21 September, 2017

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

04/10/2017, 14:00-15:00, Geoffrey Manton Building 1.11

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.

Updated: 21 September, 2017

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

7/12/2017, 14:00-15:00, Brooks 3.68

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.

Updated: 27 November, 2017

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

11/12/2017, 14:00-15:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

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.

Updated: 06 December, 2017

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

4/12/2017, 14:00-15:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 27 November, 2017

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

28/11/2017, 17:00-18:00, All Saints Library 407

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.

Updated: 20 November, 2017

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

24/11/2017, 13:00-14:00, Geoffrey Manton 115

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.

Updated: 16 November, 2017

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

15/11/2017, 10:30-11:30, Brooks 3.68

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.

Updated: 08 November, 2017

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

07/11/2017, 14:00-15:00, Seeley 01 (Crewe)

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.

Updated: 02 November, 2017

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

02/11/2017, 10:30-11:30, Geoffrey Manton 112

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.

Updated: 31 October, 2017

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

07/11/2017, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 115

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.

Updated: 31 October, 2017

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

26/10/2017, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library PC Suite (First Floor)

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.

Updated: 18 October, 2017

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

23/10/2017, 10:00-11:00, Brooks 3.88

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.

Updated: 18 October, 2017

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

20/10/2017, 10:00-11:00, John Dalton E214

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.

Updated: 10 October, 2017

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

26/09/2017, 10:00-11:00, Birley 3.68

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.

Updated: 18 September, 2017

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

16/03/2017, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton Building 115

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.

Updated: 09 March, 2017

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

27/03/2017, 11:00-12:00, Brooks Building 3.68 (Birley Campus)

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.

Updated: 23 March, 2017

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

17/05/2017, 10:30-11:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.20

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.

Updated: 11 May, 2017

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

12/01/2017, 10:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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.

Updated: 09 January, 2017

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

18/01/2017, 13:00, Business School 2.23

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.

Updated: 16 January, 2017

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

03/02/2017, 10:00-11:00, Brooks Building 3.88 (Birley campus)

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.

Updated: 27 January, 2017

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

08/02/2017, 14:00-15:00, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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.

Updated: 07 February, 2017

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

14/02/2017, 10:30-11:30, Geoffrey Manton 1.15

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.

Updated: 09 February, 2017

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

12/02/2017, 10:00-11:00, Brooks 3.68 (Birley Campus)

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.

Updated: 15 February, 2017

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

08/03/2017, 11:00-12:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 01 March, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

28/09/17, 13:00-14:00, All Saints Library 4.08

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Updated: 19 September, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

18/10/17, 12:00-13:00, Geoffrey Manton Lab 115

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Updated: 04 October, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

29/11/17, 13:00-14:00, Business School 5.04

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Updated: 20 November, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

23/11/17, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Updated: 16 November, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

21/11/17, 10:00-11:00, Brooks 3.87

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Updated: 14 November, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

26/01/17, 10:00, John Dalton C1.03

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 09 January, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

13/02/17, 11:00-12:00, Brooks Building 3.68 (Birley Campus)

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 08 February, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments

17/03/17, 11:00-12:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 09 March, 2017

Workshop: Going beyond Google, finding academic information for your assignments (Crewe Campus)

24/01/17, 11:00, Library Seminar room, Crewe Library

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 16 January, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

04/10/2017, 13:00-14:00, Business School 4.04B

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.

Updated: 18 September, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

12/10/17, 12:00-13:00, Brooks 4.50

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.

Updated: 25 September, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

18/10/17, 13:00-14:00, Business School 4.04B

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.

Updated: 03 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

13/12/17, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 06 December, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

6/12/17, 13:00-14:00, Business School 4.04A

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.

Updated: 27 November, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

01/12/17, 12:00-13:00, Business School 3.26

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.

Updated: 20 November, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

01/12/17, 12:00-13:00, Business School 3.26

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.

Updated: 20 November, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

17/11/17, 10:00-11:00, Business School 3.13

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.

Updated: 08 November, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

13/11/17, 14:00-15:00, Brooks 1.22

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.

Updated: 08 November, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

09/11/17, 15:00-16:00, Business School 3.11

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.

Updated: 31 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

30/10/17, 14:00-15:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 24 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

30/10/17, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 24 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

31/10/17, 14:00-15:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 24 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

31/10/17, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 24 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

25/10/17, 13:00-14:00, Business School 4.04A

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.

Updated: 18 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

25/10/17, 11:00-12:00, Brooks 2.32

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.

Updated: 12 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

25/10/17, 10:00-11:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 12 October, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

11/01/17, 14:00, Business School 3.18

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 09 January, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

02/02/17, 13:00-14:00, Brooks Building 1.66 (Birley campus)

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 27 January, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

14/02/17, 10:00-11:00, Geoffrey Manton 2.25

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.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 February, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

08/03/17, 12:00-13:00, Brooks Building 4.48 (Birley Campus)

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.

Updated: 01 March, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

07/03/17, 11:00-12:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 01 March, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

22/03/17, 13:30-14:30, Business School 3.25

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.

Updated: 17 March, 2017

Workshop: MMU Harvard referencing

23/03/17, 14:00-15:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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.

Updated: 17 March, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project / dissertation: Searching for articles and research papers effectively

30/01/17, 11.00, John Dalton C1.03

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 16 January, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation

14/11/17, 10:00-11.00, John Dalton E217

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 08 November, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation

23/10/17, 14:00-15.00, Geoffrey Manton Lab 120

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 11 October, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation

24/02/17, 10:00-11.00, Brooks Building 3.68 (Birley campus)

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 09 February, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation

28/03/17, 16:00-17.00, Business School 2.23

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 23 March, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation

30/03/17, 11:00-12.00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 23 March, 2017

Workshop: Preparing for your research project/dissertation: searching for articles and research papers effectively

22/11/17, 10:00-11.00, Brooks 3.68

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation 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.

Updated: 14 November, 2017

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

22/11/17, 13:00–14:00, Business School 5.04

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 Manchester Metropolitan to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Updated: 14 November, 2017

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

14/11/17, 14:00–15:00, Seeley 01 (Crewe)

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 Manchester Metropolitan to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Updated: 08 November, 2017

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

08/03/17, 13:30–14:30, Business School 2.23

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 Manchester Metropolitan to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Updated: 01 March, 2017

Workshop: Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

28/03/17, 11:00–12:00, Crewe Library Seminar Room

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 Manchester Metropolitan to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Updated: 23 March, 2017

BBC Drama Films and Documentaries

Stream videos from BBC Drama Films and Documentaries on Drama Online.

This collection features stunning film adaptations of classic and contemporary plays from Sophocles and Shakespeare, to Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Bernard Shaw and contemporary writers, Michael Frayn and Joe Penhall.

Browse the films and documentaries available or find them all on Drama Online.

Updated: 19 July, 2017

Bloomsbury Collections: Classical Studies and Archaeology

eBooks on ancient history, archaeology, ancient culture & society and classical studies.

Go to Bloomsbury Collections: Classical Studies and Archaeology

Around 256 full-text eBooks and previews to around 200 more.

Covers ancient art, architecture, culture & society, drama, literature, history, philosophy, religion, archaeology, classical reception, Egyptology, Latin and Latin literature.

We have access to full text from these collections:

  • Ancient History Archive 1983-2012
  • Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012
  • Classical Studies & Archaeology 2013
  • Classical Studies & Archaeology 2014
  • Classical Studies & Archaeology 2015
  • Classical Studies & Archaeology 2016
  • Classical Studies & Archaeology 2017
The eBooks in our subscription have an unlocked padlock.

Updated: 19 July, 2017

FindMyPast

Online genealogy service comprising over 4 billion searchable records.

Explore over 4 billion records you won't find anywhere else, including the largest online collections of UK parish records, Irish records and the most comprehensive archive of British military records online. Also search overseas records. Thousands of new records are released every single week, at no additional cost to users. Family tree builder also available.

Log in with your Manchester Metropolitan University ID and password to access our content. A message at the top of the screen tells you if the resource is available to you via Manchester Metropolitan University.

Access FindMyPast

Updated: 06 October, 2017

FT.com

Read the Financial Times online.

Create an account with your Manchester Metropolitan email address.

Access FT.com

How to create an FT.com account

Updated: 05 October, 2017

Geology Digimap

Access to Geology Roam and Geology Download on Digimap.

With Geology Roam, you can view, annotate and print geology maps at user defined scales. Use Geology Download to download geology data for use in GIS/CAD.

Log in with your University ID and password. If you've never used Digimap before you'll need to register with Digimap. All users will need to accept the licence for Geology Digimap on the Digimap website.

Updated: 14 August, 2017

New ejournals

A range of new ejournals are now in stock

Here is a list of new ejournals recently added to the library catalogue and the ejournals A-Z list:

International politics

International politics reviews

Reference & user services quarterly

Cultural & social History

International journal of kinesiology in higher education

Annals of mathematics

Updated: 14 February, 2017

The Cecil Papers

Digitised archive of documents gathered by William Cecil (1520-1598), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury.

Access the Cecil Papers

ProQuest has teamed with The Hatfield House Archives to digitize their privately held collection of almost 30,000 documents gathered by William Cecil (1520-1598), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury. This important collection includes many sixteenth- and seventeenth-century state papers, grants from the Crown, legal documents, treaties, correspondences, and political memoranda.

One of Elizabeth I’s closest advisors, William Cecil was both Lord High Treasurer and Secretary of State – a position also held by his son, who continued to serve Elizabeth’s successor, James I. Occupying some of the highest offices of state in the land, these men were at the heart of events during one of the most dynamic periods in western history.

Key events covered in this collection include:
  • The clandestine plans for James’ accession to the English throne
  • Mary Queen of Scots’ imprisonment and execution
  • Tudor re-conquest of Ireland
  • The Spanish Armada
  • Military events in the Low Countries
  • The Main Plot and imprisonment of Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Early English settlement of America

All the documents, which include a number of contemporary hand-drawn maps, tables, and letters, have been reproduced as full-colour, high-quality images directly from original documents. These images can be examined using a dynamic viewing tool or downloaded as PDFs of JPEGs.

Updated: 19 July, 2017

XpertHR

Guidance and practical tools covering the wide scope of HR roles.

Access XpertHR

XpertHR is a source of compliance, good practice and benchmarking information. XpertHR's team of in-house editors, lawyers and subject specialists work with more than 100 expert external contributors to produce and update resources in this service.

This resource is to be used for educational purposes only.

How to log in

After you open the XpertHR website, select log in, ignore the logging in boxes and click Shibboleth instead. Select Manchester Metropolitan from the list of institutions and log in with your University username and password.

Updated: 27 September, 2017

Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing

5 December 2016 - 31 March 2017

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Drawing the Wake Finnegans Wake took James Joyce seventeen years to write. Published in 1939, it was his last and most extraordinary prose work. Despite influencing diverse creative fields, it remains more referred to than read. Its experimental language discourages many from discovering the book's lyricism, depth and outrageous humour. Often regarded as the preserve of scholars, it has a reputation for requiring guides, annotations and other interpretive aids to understand it. So what happens if we read it simply for itself, as a novel?

Drawing the Wake presents practice-based research by Clinton Cahill, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art, using notational drawing to capture interior visual impressions in the moment of reading.

Updated: 06 December, 2016

Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

12 September - 18 November 2016

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Rena Gardiner Rena Gardiner (1929-1999) spent her life entirely devoted to her art, creating books, prints and paintings. She is best known for a series of guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside, each of which she wrote, printed and illustrated herself. This exhibition will include some of these guidebooks alongside paintings, pastels, linocuts and sketch-books and a display of work by some of the artists who influenced Rena including Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden.

The exhibition is based upon the book Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker by Julian Francis and Martin Andrew, published by Little Toller Books in association with the Dovecote Press, 2015.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Tricking the Impossible: word and type: Penny Rimbaud and Bracketpress

24 April - 25 August 2017

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Tricking the Impossible This exhibition examines the close, collaborative relationship between the author Penny Rimbaud (co-founder of the highly influential punk rock collective Crass) and typesetter and book designer Christian Brett. The exhibition draws on extensive archive material from the Bracketpress archive held at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections. Brett's collaborations with Rimbaud employ many expressive and conceptual typographic tricks, creating visually exciting designs for some very challenging texts. Along with published material (novels, essays, poetry and music) the exhibition also includes working designs for as yet unpublished works.

Bracketpress is an independent radical publisher of books, pamphlets and limited edition prints co-founded by Christian Brett & Alice Smith. The exhibition is part of RANDOM Archive, a collaborative project with Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre exploring text and type.

Updated: 25 April, 2017

Will Mellor: an arts and crafts book artist

24 April - 26 May 2017

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Will Mellor Will Mellor (1885-1966) was apprenticed as a bookbinder and studied at the Manchester School of Art between 1903 and 1909.

He excelled in book design and illustration, calligraphy and in fine bookbinding, winning many School awards, as well as national prizes and free scholarships. His work was noted and illustrated in the leading art and design magazines of the day.

Whilst still an apprentice Will Mellor became Honorary Secretary of the Northern Art Workers Guild, the leading organisation promoting and supporting handcrafts in the north of England. After completing his apprenticeship (1906) he described himself as a book finisher, working on his own account, yet he seems not to have worked full time as bookbinder. He undertook commercial advertising and design work, wrote articles for the Journal of Decorative Art, and was employed as an assistant/specialist teacher at the Manchester School of Art.

He found full time employment in 1924 as the Secretary of the National Federation of Master Painters and Decorators. He undertook some advertising work for his employer, and was an occasional member of both the Red Rose Guild and the Design and Industries Association. In his will of 1958 he still described himself as a 'decorative artist'.

The exhibition continues upstairs on the 3rd Floor of the library, in the Special Collections Reading Room.

We would like to thank Barry Clark for curating this exhibition and also Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council for lending to the exhibition.

Updated: 24 April, 2017

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