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Library Search

Search for books, articles and more.

About your results

Library Search can help you discover different types of content, such as print books, ebooks, print journal titles, articles from online journals (ejournals), online newspaper articles and more.

Your Library Search results will include:

  • Links to items you can access online via Manchester Metropolitan University Library
  • Information about physical items we own eg print books, print journal titles and DVDs 
  • If you opt to search libraries worldwide you will see items that we do not own or subscribe to, but may be able to obtain for you

Links to Additional databases will appear in the boxes underneath the results list. You can opt to search these databases to find sources not listed in Library Search. Clicking on the Additional database link will redirect you to that database. For information about database content see our Database A-Z list where you will also find help guides and video tutorials. The screenshot below is an example of an additional database box. To hide the additional databases, click on the button next to the Additional Databases heading.

You will see the following box at the top of the page.

If you do not want your search results to include related terms, click on your keywords to only see results that include those exact words.

Your results: print books

The screenshot below is an example of a Library Search result that is a physical or printed book.

Beneath the title, the result is listed as a Print BookYou can also see the edition, a summary and whether or not the book is available to borrow.  The location of the book in the library is listed and the shelf mark, 300.72 CRE which you will need to locate it on the shelf. If the book is out on loan you will have the option to reserve it. Click on the title of the book for more information.

Your results: ebooks

The screenshot below is an example of a Library Search result that is an ebook. Beneath the title the result is listed as an ebook. Click on View ebook to access it. You may be asked to sign in with your Manchester Metropolitan University ID and password if you haven’t already, and then you will be redirected to the ebook.

For some results you may see an Access Online link.

When you click on it you will see multiple access options. The ebook can be accessed from more than one provider. Choose one of the View ebook links to access the ebook.

Your results: peer reviewed journal articles

The screenshot below is an example of a Library Search result that is a peer reviewed journal article. Beneath the title, the result is listed as an article and to the right of the result it is listed as peer reviewed.

Click on View full text to access the peer reviewed journal article.  You may be asked to sign in with your Manchester Metropolitan University ID and password if you haven’t already, and then you will be redirected to the article.

For some results you may see an Access Online link.

When you click on it you will see multiple access options. The article can be accessed from more than one provider. Choose one of the View full text links to access the article.

Your results: searching libraries worldwide

You can choose to expand your search by ticking Libraries Worldwide.

You may still see results for sources that you can access via Manchester Metropolitan University Library, but you will also see results like the one below. Click on the View all link next to Worldwide Editions and Formats  to see which libraries hold an item or, provide access to it. For journal articles, click on the title for additional information.

Saving results

Each result has a Save icon, click on it to save an item.

Once an item has been saved the icon will change.

To view saved items, click on Saved items.

 

From the Saved items folder, you have the option to create a permanent list, email yourself the items, export items to Endnote, move items to a permanent list or delete items.

Please note: You will need to be signed in to save items to a list for future reference. If you are not signed in, items will only be saved temporarily, and you will see the following message.

To add items to a permanent list for future reference, click on Create List.

You can then give the list a name and description and choose to make the list private, so it is only visible to you or, make the list shared meaning that other people can view and share your list.