Friday, 10 February 2017

New arrival! Independent Voices digital collection

Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

Independent Voices is a work in progress. This collection currently contains 13,484 issues comprising 415,789 pages. Browse by series (e.g. Black American, Campus Underground, Feminist, LGBT), by title or by date.

Sage Research Methods - What's New for 2017?

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Attention all researchers! Lots of new content has been added to Sage Research Methods online recently. Here are some of the things to tempt you

49 new book titles including:
  • Designing and doing survey research
  • Writing successful reports and dissertations
  • Developing transferable skills
33 new case studies including:
  • The use of online forum data in the study of gaming behavior
  • Restorative youth justice
  • Online political activism in Syria
 26 new data sets including:
  • Analysing focus groups on politics with young people in Wales
  • Interviewing elites: employing a feminist and interpretative approach in grounded theory techniques
  • Analysing oral histories
There are also 2 new tools to help you complete your research project:
  • Project Planner - from picking a topic to gathering data to choosing a method,  here is your step-by-step guide to a successful research project.
  • Which Stats Test tool - answering a handful of multiple-choice questions this tool will provide you with a recommendation on which statistical method to use to analyze your data.
Both can be found under the Research Tools menu.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Japan Times Digital Archive

Japan Times Digital Archive includes digital and searchable scans of all pages published in The Japan Times between 1897 and 2015. The Japan Times is the English language daily newspaper published in Japan.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Love ebooks?...We do!

This year, we are celebrating Academic Book Week (23 - 28 January 2017) by focusing on our vast range of ebooks and their benefits.  Come and see us on the ground floor of The Diamond and elsewhere around campus and check out some of our subscribed content using the QR codes on our 'ebook shelves' (just connect to Eduroam).

Love ebooks?...we do!

Let us know what you think of our ebook collection by:
  • using #loveebooks on twitter
  • contacting our HelpDesk
  • contacting your subject librarian in our Faculty Engagement Team
  • using the touchscreens outside Library Connect, The Diamond

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Exam time - extra study space

Throughout the exam period, all group study rooms in the Information Commons and some in the Diamond will not be bookable, so that they can be used by as many students as possible. 

We've also booked some additional rooms across campus which can be used as study spaces. You can check available rooms day by day on our exam extra study space web page.

Information Skills Resource

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Student publishing - free event

The University of Manchester Library and Manchester University Press are holding a one day conference on student publishing on 16th January.  This event will discuss journals for both taught and research students. Speakers from varying perspectives will share their experiences – advantages and drawbacks, successes, challenges and surprises – and all attendees will have the opportunity to contribute.

Speakers include librarians, academics and students from the universities of Surrey, Warwick and Manchester, and publishers from Manchester University Press, UCL Press and the White Rose Press.

Attendance is free but numbers are strictly limited.  Tickets can be booked at: 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Library Survey 2016 - Tell us your thoughts

Library Survey

Calling all students and academic staff!

We are committed to improving your library services. Better understanding your expectations will help us tailor our services to your needs.
We are conducting this survey to measure library service quality and identify best practices through the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+® program.
The survey runs between 21 November - 11 December and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.  If you input your e-mail address at the end of the survey, you will be entered in to a prize draw to win £100 voucher.

Complete the survey

Find out more