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.
Learning Centre Induction:
If your a new student these presentations will help you learn how to use your Learning Centre.
INTO Manchester Library Catalogue:
Library Catalogue- here you can search what resources the Learning Centre holds in stock and through My Account renew your books or reserve books that are out to another user
Library Catalogue Tutorial Showing you how you search the Learning Centre catalogue by author, title and keyword. In addition how you can reserve and renew your books online.
EBSCO database – A 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
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.
EBSCO database Song - See INTO Manchester staff as never before!
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.
Issues Onlines Database on social issues. Ask Learning Centre staff for ID and password.
Moodle – Online learning resources for INTO Manchester students.
Jurn – A site that allows you to search 3500 electronic academic journals in the Arts and Humanities.
Directory of Open Access Journals Contains free full text scientific and scholarly journals. That is strictly quality-controlled by being peer-reviewed, must include up-to-date research and the journal must come out at regular intervals.
New Scientist – Online version of the science journal.
Google Scholar – A Google site which allows you to search for journals and articles available online.
MyilibraryINTO Manchester’s collection of e-books.
Myilibrary Tutorial A guide to how to search and use INTO Manchester’s e-books collection effectively.
Classic Literature – Free electronic book site where you can access works by such authors as Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Bram Stoker plus many more.
Gutenberg – Gutenberg Project a site where you can download around 30,000 books to your PC or iphone.
The English Page – Free online English language lessons and resources.
English for Everybody – Free English language courses including EFL examination practice, punctuation and games.
BBC Skillswise - Improve your English with worksheets, factsheets, quizzes and games.
BBC Online Learning - BBC online learning support, advice and quizzes to help with learning English.
The Manchester College – How do I carry out a literature search, how do I know what is a good website, how do I write my references in the correct way, what is the Harvard System? All the answers you need on how to start your research and how to organise your research is available through the Study Skills section of the Manchester College website. Permission to use these pages has been given by the author Glenn Clarke, Learning Centre Co-ordinator at the college.
Learn Higher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning covers study and research skills information and advice from many top British Universities.
Graduate Diploma Useful Research Methods websites Useful websites to help you with the critical evaluation of sourcesin writing and your literature review.
The University of Manchester Library:
How to use University of Manchester Library:
As a INTO Manchester student you can also use the John Rylands Manchester University Library. If you wish to use the University Library please collect a membership form from INTO Learning Centre staff. When you have completed the form give it to a INTO Learning Centre staff member. When we have around 10-20 membership forms they are sent to the university library. After about 10 days you can collect your membership card from the Ryland University Library. Please note you will need to take with you proof you are an INTO student. On arrival you will have your photograph taken for your membership card. The university library card allows you to use their books and journals and some of their online databases on designated PCs. You will not be able to take any books or journals home or access the university electronic resources outside of the university library.