How to use search
Use our handy scenario tool to help you find what you want more quickly.
What are you looking for?
Everything/I'm not sure
We recommend to 'Search everything'
A great default option with keyword searching across all Library catalogues
Information and resources on a specific subject area to support my studies
Search subject guides
Digital images to embed in academic related reports, coursework, presentations etc
We recommend searching the digital images database (LUNA)
Scholarly work created by researchers affiliated with the University of Manchester
Detailed catalogues of archived collections including parts of the Special Collections
Search our Archives database (ELGAR)
Journals I can access online
Access e journals by selecting 'eJournals A-Z' towards the top-right of your screen on Library Search.
Hundreds of online databases relevant to my studies and research
Use the Databases A-Z
Topographic and thematic mapping for the UK, with a strong emphasis on the North West, as well as wide-ranging coverage for the rest of the World.
Use Library Search to search the Map collection
Limit your search to the library catalogue and the map collection field in the advanced search option will help to refine your results.
British and overseas newspapers, including electronic access to many current publications.
Printed books and journals regarded as special because of their age, rarity, fragility, provenance, association and/or financial value.
Manuscripts: generally individual, hand-written items, including codices (volumes), scrolls and single-sheet material.
Archives: documents which were created or received, accumulated and used by an individual or institution in the course of their daily activities, and preserved for their continuing value.
Visual collections, including works of art, photography and objects
View our image collections.