Technical problems accessing e-books


Please be aware that we are experiencing intermittent problems getting access to e-books due to technical problems with our supplier. If you find you are unable to access e-books, please try again later. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

New Human Resource Management E-Book

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The 13th edition of this classic title provides the complete resource required for HR practices, as well as essential business needs of practitioners.

Access this e-book by searching the library catalogue via the Search the library catalogue link.

posted by Heidi

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Living Planet Report 2014


Animal populations are roughly half the size they were in 40 years ago – a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. Terrestrial species have declined by 39%, freshwater species by 76%, marine species by 39%. The biggest recorded threat to biodiversity globally comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, plus the impact of climate change.


In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve is down 90% in 40 years.

In West Africa, forest felling has restricted forest elephants to 6-7% of their historic range.

Globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Just published is the 2014 Living Planet Report produced by WWF in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network. The report uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of over 10,000 populations of more than 3,000 species to track changes in wildlife populations.

Download the full report HERE

Posted by Steph

Need a break from studying…

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

Moreton Morrell College Library 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.

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We 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

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