Open Athens & E-Resources

Welcome to the Online Resources page for the INTO Manchester Learning Centre. Here you will find useful online databases and resources for students studying, Foundation Programmes, Graduate Diplomas, General English and Academic English courses.

To access some of these online resources you will be required to enter a specific username and password. These are available to all INTO Manchester students on request in the Learning Centre.

You may use all electronic databases and e-books on  your phone, laptop, tablet /IPad etc. and at home using the Open Athens log-in. If you have an Athens password, log-in here.

If you do not have an Open Athens password to use resources at home, please ask the Learning Centre staff.


EBSCO databaseA quick and easy way to search nearly 7000 academic and business journals. There are 3 sections to search: Academic, Business and Regional Business. You can access the database from INTO Manchester or at home. Please ask Learning Centre staff for the username and passwords required to access EBSCO. For more information on using this database please ask a Learning Centre member of staff or read the guide Using the Ebsco Databases

Ebsco database tutorial brief video tutorial showing you how to use advanced search functions in Ebsco.

How to use Ebsco on your mobile video showing how you can access the Ebsco database using your iphone, Blackberry or android phone.

Philip Allan Online Magazines Online access to current and pass copies of Biological Sciences Review, Business Review, Chemistry Review, Economic Review, A-level Law Review, Physics Review and Politics Review. Ask Learning Centre staff for ID and password.  Read the Guide to Using the Philip Allan Databases

Issues Onlines Database on social issues. Ask Learning Centre staff for ID and password. Read the guide to Using Issues Online


Myilibrary INTO Manchester’s collection of e-books. Read the Guide to Using Electronic/ E-Books effectively.

Emerald database available to Graduate Diploma students ask Learning Centre staff for ID and password

A-N Magazine   Online art and design magazine


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