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Library Search

What is Library Search?

Fast, simple search of many of our research databases, the Manchester Metropolitan University Library catalogue, ebooks, full-text journals, e-space and Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections.

Why use Library Search?

  • Access full text quickly and easily to support your learning.
  • Find what you need from the Library in one place - books, ebooks, journals, ejournals, newspapers, images and much more.
  • Save time as the simple interface lets you focus on finding and using resources.
  • Refine your search by full text online or peer review.
  • Expand your search using autocomplete search suggestions, recommended searches and suggested resources.

Getting started with Library Search

  • Use Library Search to discover books, eBooks, articles and more. Just type your keywords and hit search.
  • I'm looking for information on plagiarism in Higher Education.
  • The icon under each result shows what type of item it is.
  • The word online highlighted in orange indicates that the full-text is available online.
  • When you see an item you want to read, you can click preview to view additional details and click on full text online, or the title, to access it.
  • If you see the Find it! screen, click Full text online.
  • This will take you to the full text where you can open this as a PDF.
  • But say I'm looking for articles particularly about attitudes towards plagiarism in Higher education. These top results seem too general, so I can add attitudes to my search terms, just like you would on Google.
  • Much better, but I only want items I can access right now at my computer, so I'll refine my search using the options on the left. I'll select Full text online, and just display journal articles and newspaper articles. I can also exclude content I don't want to see, such as book reviews.
  • Looking good, but I also only want only recent items, so I'll go down to the publication date option. I can use the pre-set options or use the slider to select the dates I am interested in.
  • Perfect. I'll probably want to look at several of these. I have several options here including sending the details to myself via email or exporting them to EndNote.
  • If you want to come back to a useful item later, you can save it to a temporary folder…
  • …and then print or email yourself the details.
  • Bear in mind that Library Search does not store your searches or your results: if you close the browser window, you will have to start again.
  • If you're having trouble finding or accessing what you're looking for, please use the feedback box or our online chat.
  • For more help and information please ask a member of staff in the Library or visit the Library web site.