Category: Learning Centre news and information

New help tracking down information?

New database support sessions start on Thursdays, room 117, 1.15pm -2.15pm

If you are puzzled by OpenAthens……bemused by Ebsco databases…….lost finding The Reviews……This is for you. Just turn-up- room 117

Library staff will be there to help you with your database searching – so you are finding academic  material at the right level for your work.

Help prevent information overload by practising your finding skills


Resource of the Week:The Reviews

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 Pictures, clearly written and short…….what more could you want!

The Learning Resources Centre has copies of Biological Sciences Review, Business Review, Chemistry Review, Economics Review, Physics Review and Politics Review.  Together, these journals are known as  The Reviews and can be read online as well.

Just think, you can lie in bed at the weekend and read the latest about democracy in the United Kingdom or controlling inflation in the eurozone. A perfect morning…

All you need to do to read these magazines is collect your special OpenAthens password. Come and ask for it in the Learning Centre on the 2nd floor.


Libraries Week

Starting 7th October, it’s Libraries Week

We are joining in – the INTO Manchester LRC/ library celebrating the value of these great places

We have our library tree in the LRC– add leaves with the names of your favourite author to share with others.

Every student who adds a leaf gets a chocolate in celebration.

We are lucky in Manchester to have great public libraries to help us with our education– so we are raising money this Libraries Week for Intogiving, our charity that helps those who cannot afford study. Buy one of our special library badges during this week,  only £1, money straight to Intogiving



Reading Challenge!

Now you are started here at INTO Manchester………

A great way of improving your English – and you may even enjoy it!

We CHALLENGE you to read 3 books in English before end of this term

We CHALLENGE you to write a book review

We CHALLENGE you to read something you would not normally read- so not your textbooks!

And guess what? Not only will the BEST REVIEW get a prize, each person who writes three complete book reviews will get a Certificate.


Come into the Learning Centre, 2nd Floor to register