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Development Studies: Books

How do I access my reading lists?

Link2Lists is your course reading list service. Each list contains links to the books, journal articles and other resources for your module or course.

You can add your own notes to the resources you have used and can set reminders to use resources in time for your lectures and seminars.

To access Link2Lists you can login to Blackboard via My Manchester, or use the link below:

Library Search

Search the Library's resources - books, journals, articles, images, manuscripts, videos and more simultaneously using a single search box.

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How to use Library Search

Note that older journals, magazines and reviews might not be digitised. The library also holds hard copies of some journals – look up the title and check the location in the Library.

Humanities e-books

You can find e-books by accessing Library Search or by using the links below:

General e-books

You can find e-books by searching the Library Search or by using the links below:

Printed books, e-books and theses

Using Google Books

It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Books to see if a book is available to view online.

If you have a reading list for your course and the books are in use by other students, you can check to see if it has been fully or partially digitised by Google.

How to find and access theses?

Hard copy PhD theses before 2009 produced at The University of Manchester are held at the Joule Library.

You can search Library Search for a thesis, make a note of the shelfmark (eg Th 16574), bring the number to the issue counter and we will retrieve it for you. Please note that they are reference only and cannot be removed from the Library.

We do not hold Masters or undergraduate theses.

Below is a link to our dedicated thesis support page.





Doctoral/Research Theses

Electronic versions of many open-access University of Manchester research theses, submitted from the 2010 session onwards, are available on Pure, the University of Manchester’s internal repository.

Guide to printed Stock

The following collections are located on Blue Area Floor 2 in the Main Library unless otherwise stated.

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Development Studies printed stock

Classification NumberCollection
309 Economic Development
320.1 Political Theory
323.354 Rural Development
330.1 Economic Theory
331 Labour Economics
331.86 Training
331.87 Human Resource Management
332 Financial Economics
333 Land
336 Public Finance
338 Production and Technology
338.1 Agriculture
338.93 Management of Enterprises
339 Poverty
339.5 Economics of the Environment
341.014 International Organisations
350 Public Policy
360 Social Policy
651.5 Management Information Systems
711.2 Environment and Planning (Blue Area Floor 4)
711.3 Rural Planning (Blue Area Floor 4)
910.11 Human Geography (Blue Area Floor 3)

The IDPM collection is situated in the Muriel Stott Centre.

Printed periodicals of interest to students of Development Studies can be found in the Orange Area.

Inter-Library Loans service

The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don’t have access to everything.

If you find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.

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