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 PMP 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 (for HELP in how to use these databases see the guides section and videos section of this website OR watch the videos in Brightspace in ‘Skills for Success’):
  • lmadiscoveryservice
    EBSCO Discovery a
     quick and easy way to search thousands of academic and business journals and 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.  

The Review Magazines archive is a ideal resource for Foundation students and covers all the subjects taught at INTO Manchester; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Economics, Politics and Law.

European Newsstream
Covers local and regional newspapers throughout Europe; includes The Guardian, Independent, Times and Financial Times and trade magazines like the Grocer. Make sure you have your Open Athens password to use it. 

  • 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.

  •  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.