Online & Electronic Resources

INTO Manchester Learning Centre: Online Resources

Welcome to the Online Resources page for the INTO Manchester Learning Centre. Here you will find useful academic online databases and resources.
The following leaflet gives an overview of how to find the best academic information for your studies:

Note: there is a longer, more detailed version of this guide on Finding the Best Information for International Year One and Pre-Masters Students. Available here

Click on the OpenAthens logo below to use the databases.

If you are using the resources within INTO Manchester, you should not need a password. However, if you are using from home, on your phone, own  laptop, tablet /IPad etc. you will be asked for your username and password
If you do not have an OpenAthens user name and password, please ask the Learning Centre staff.
The following databases are all available via OpenAthens:
  • lmadiscoveryservice
    EBSCO Discovery
    A quick and easy way to search nearly 7,000 academic and business journals and 4,000 e-books as well as the INTO Manchester library catalogue.  You can access the information from INTO Manchester or at home. You can use Ebsco Discovery for simple searches as well as in-depth searching.  You are recommended to read the help guides available on the Useful guides page.


  • European Newsstream
    Covers local and regional newspapers throughout Europe; includes The Guardian, Independent, Times and Financial Times. Make sure you have your Open Athens password to use it. For more information,  read the short guides on the Useful Guides page.
  • Electronic Books

INTO Manchester has 2  large collections of e-books (online textbooks) covering  a wide range of subjects from language to science, useful for every course taught at INTO Manchester.

These are called Ebook Central and Ebsco E-Books.  For more information on using e-books,   read the short guides on the Useful Guides  page.


  •  iologosmall
    Issues Online
    Database on social issues; covers topics such as ethics in business, globalisation and ageing in society. Includes key statistics and also links to a range of e-books on social issues.
    For more information on using this database, click the image above. You can pick up a print version from the Learning Centre.  Remember: login in using your Open Athens password but you need an extra password too. Ask the Learning Centre staff if you need help! 
  • emeraldverysmall
    Emerald Database   Available to Pre- Masters Programme students only. Ask Pre-Masters Programme staff for registration details.