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

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, to log-in to PCs, printer credit & password changes, 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, & 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 winner The lucky winner today 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

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

New First World War Display at Rugby Site Library

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. A display of local information about Rugby at War has been created at Rugby Site Library to commemorate this. It shows several service men who were born in Rugby and made the ultimate sacrifice for their town and country.
Along with this display, there is a folder showing copies of postcards sent home to Rugby from France by a soldier named Horace Sanderson, to his beloved wife and children. Horace survived the war. A poem called “The Soldier” also accompanies the display material, written by Rugby poet Rupert Brooke whilst on leave at Christmas 1914.
posted by Linda & Sophie

Prize winning student at Leamington site Library

Yanfang Li was presented with a pair of Loft theatre tickets by Library staff at Leamington, for being named the student who has borrowed the most academic resources at the Leamington site Library this year. Well done for being so studious Yanfang, here at the Library we are confident that all your hard work will pay off!
posted by Sophie


Where To Next?

Career journal blog 5         Career journal blog 3

                                                                                                   Career journal blog 6

 Coming to the end of your course and not sure where to go next?

 Why not take a look at the journals in your library for careers ideas and suggestions.

Or speak to Student Services.

Did you know you can print from mobile and wireless devices?

The College has a comprehensive guide on the different ways staff and students can print from wireless and mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. You can even send documents to print from home, to collect later that day in College!

Of the options outlined, we think that the easiest option to use is the Web print option, which is suitable when using any wireless device. It essentially goes as follows:

  • Go to
  • select the Web Print tab
  • Click on Choose file to upload a document
  • Click the green Next button
  • Wait…
  • Select a printer, eg, LSPA_BW for black and white printing at Leamington
  • Click green Print button

Once logged in to an MFD (printer) at your chosen site, the uploaded documents can be released by selecting the Print option.

If you ever need any help using the MFDs in the Libraries, please ask a member of staff, we are happy to help.

posted by Sophie

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 find Cambridge University Press Journals via the Library Catalogue or E-Library > e-resources.

posted by Sophie

Top Exam Tips Display at Leamington Site Library

Find some top tips for exam success in the new display at Leamington site library. We also have a good selection of books on passing exams (shelfmark 001.5), essay-writing (001.43) and study skills (001.42).

There are also some good websites mentioned in the display. Try the Fourth level/Senior phase page on the Education Scotland Study Skills site for a useful mini course on writing exam essays and more.

posted by Patty & Sophie

Access the latest Health and Social Care information with Care Knowledge

Care knowledge is an e-resource that provides in-depth information on adults’ and childrens’ services and keeps you up to date with social care information that covers all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK. Access Care Knowledge via the library catalogue or the e-resources list on the E-Library page.

Dementia Awareness Week: 18th – 24th May 2014

Dementia has been getting quite a bit of media attention recently in the run-up to Dementia Awareness Week and Care Knowledge’s latest Knowledge Maps on Dementia are now available. The Dementia Knowledge Map for England is a single page which brings together all of the material on Dementia available on Care Knowledge. Continuously updated, the pages for Dementia in England and Dementia in Scotland give you the latest material, important research, guidance, news and directions to other key resources on the topic.

posted by Sophie