Need a break from studying…

… but don’t have time to browse the library shelves?

We have gathered some suggestions together in one place so you can choose something to borrow without spending ages looking for the one you will really enjoy reading.

CU1444 Display table blog

Moreton Morrell Library have books on a wide range of interests, hobbies and sports.

Maybe you prefer a good novel or perhaps a graphic novel or audiobook is more your style.

Check out the display in the Library near the counter and borrow something today.

Posted by Sally Humphrey 29/09/2014


Trial access to Cambridge University Press Journals Collection


The Libraries have trial access to many of the journal articles featured in the Cambridge University Press journals collection, until 31st October 2014. The Press currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market, containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Plant Science
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Social Studies

You can search for journal articles by entering keyword(s) in the search bar, or search by subject or journal title by using the Browse Journals tab:

To access this resource click HERE, or search ‘Cambridge University Press Journals’ on the Library Catalogue.

posted by Sophie

Free historical images on Flickr


Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, an American academic, millions of searchable historical images are now available to download on Flickr.

He plans to create a database of 12 million historical copyright-free images; so far he has uploaded 2.6 million, sourced from more than 600 million library book pages.

Most of the images that are in the books are not in any of the art galleries of the world – the original copies have long ago been lost. The pictures range from 1500 to 1922, when copyright restrictions kicked in.

See a selection of the images available in a great display promoting the collection in the RLS College Library.

posted by Patty & Sophie

Free Enterprise Event on Monday 29th September at Birmingham Library


eFest 2014 is a free one day event that has been set up to provide an opportunity for young people to meet entrepreneurs, funders, coders, mentors and more to help them along the way to becoming their own boss.

  • Hear from the UK’s top young entrepreneurs
  • Consider a coding career with all-day activity from Coding Cupboard and SEO agency, Croud
  • Do the ‘Escalator Pitch’ to showcase products and services to buyers and investors in the time it takes to ride the escalator from ground to first floor!
  • Meet a mentor as leading entrepreneurs from the Midlands and beyond arrive to give you one to one advice
  • Plotr your future with help from digital careers platform, Plotr
  • Apply for funding – Santander will be on hand throughout the day to review your business plan and outline the benefits of applying for funds
  • Receive a free StartUp Kit offering all you need to know to start a business

For more information and to register, visit the website.

posted by Sophie


New Computing e-books











Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step by Michael Halvorson.
Visual C# game Programming for Teens by Jonathan Harbour.

All of our e-books are available to access via the library catalogueFor more information or to arrange training on how to access our e-books and our other online resources, please contact the library, we will be happy to help.

posted by Sophie

Wear your College ID card at all times

All students are required by the College to wear their student ID when on Campus.

Students using their College library need their ID cards for borrowing, logging in to PCs, buying printing credit and have passwords reset, to name just a few reasons.

In Moreton Morrell College library today we decided to have a bit of fun but with a serious message, and carry out a head count of those students coming in to the library wearing their ID visible around their neck… until we reached the 200th person, who we then ‘grabbed’ as our prize winner.

ID card winnerThe lucky winner was Kelly Finlay who was first in a group of students who came in to the library for an HE induction; she won a large tub of chocolates.

Well done Kelly for wearing your ID!

Posted by Steph

New Childlink mobile app

Childlink is an online resource that the Library subscribes to, which focuses on legislation, policies, research and practices regarding children, young people and families in the UK and Ireland. Designed for policy makers, academics and those who work with young people, Childlink’s users include Government Departments, Health Sector, and Social Work agencies. 

Members of Warwickshire College can now get full access to Childlink on a smart phone using the new – free – mobile app! Simply go to > select Login via your institution > select Warwickshire College > enter your College login details.

From a PC you can access Childlink via the Search the Library Collection link on the Libraries homepage, just search Childlink.

posted by Sophie

It’s here – the new way to search the Library’s resources!


Libraries > Search the Library Collection

The Library’s new one-stop search tool allows users search the Library’s entire collection of resources in one place, including the library catalogue, e-books and journals, as well as e-journal articles available through academic research databases. Our customised tabbed search box gives you the option to search across all of the online resources that we subscribe to using the Discovery tab. Should you want to just search for resources within the Libraries, such as books, or want to look up a specific online resource to search exclusively, you have the option to use the Library Catalogue tab.

From the results list, you can refine your search using the menus on the left of the screen, for example, to limit to a particular library site/location or material/source type. At the top of results lists, you are often given a Research Starter for your search term, consisting of an encyclopedic extract for those who might just want an overview of a topic – a much better option than Wikipedia!

Renewing and reserving can still be done through the My Account link on Libraries homepage, or you can reserve items by clicking on the Check Availability link for items on results lists.

For any help using our new platform, please contact the library or ask a member of staff.

posted by Sophie

The Vogue Archive – trial access now available

The Vogue Archive is a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, every page of every issue has been digitised and reproduced in high-resolution color images. The Vogue Archive constitutes a searchable treasure trove of work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Rich indexing enables you to find images by garment type, designer and brand name.

The resource provides valuable primary source material for students across many disciplines. Fashion design and photography students can find inspirational images. Business students can research the history of a brand identity by viewing brand advertisements between specified dates. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies will be able to explore themes such as body image, gender roles, and social tastes from the 1890s to the present.

The Library currently has trial access to this resource up until 17th September 2014. Search ‘Vogue Archive’ on the library catalogue to access.

posted by Sophie

New ‘Knowledge Map’ available on CareKnowledge site

CareKnowledge is an e-resource that supports Health & Social Care and Early Years courses – it provides in-depth information on adults’ and childrens’ services and keeps you up to date with all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK.

Care Knowledge’s latest Knowledge Map is on Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). Continuously updated, this single page brings together all CareKnowledge content on this topic, with links to other external resources. You can browse individual SCRs, or look at the findings from previous reports that Ofsted, NSPCC and CareKnowledge have put together. This Knowledge Map sits within the child protection content area of CareKnowledge.

posted by Sophie