Welcome to the INTO Manchester Learning Centre


Hello and Welcome

On this opening page is where you’ll find all the latest news from the Learning Centre.

This portal is here to give you easy access to many online learning resources and websites, including: online journals and databases, key news, competitions and much, much more!

We hope it will help you with your studies here at INTO Manchester and that it will become one of your favourite sites.

Make sure you read this page regularly!

Doing your research for your assignments? Want to do well?


Remember:  the Learning Centre has some fantastic resources you can use- information you can trust! All found in Ebsco Discovery


To use Ebsco Discovery, you need your OpenAthens password- have you got yours yet?

If not, come into the Learning Centre and ask  This is important!

Resource of the Week: The Week


The Week: Keep Up with the World!

Taken from over 200 print and online sources, The Week brings you news, comment and opinion from the UK and international media. It’s a great way of keeping up to date with what’s going on in both the UK and at home in one handy magazine; it’s also a great thing to read to practice your English reading and understanding.

The first 2 pages always round up the main stories from different newspapers- so it’s useful for looking at “media bias”- that is, how the same story may be reported in a different way.

As well as discovering all of the main stories, key opinions and comment, you will also get a flavour of the week’s cultural highlights, including art exhibitions, books, theatre, films, sport, people, new gadgets, travel and recipes. You will come across as very cultured and clever if you read The Week and it may improve your cooking – I made a lovely lentil soup from a recipe I saw in The Week!

Resource of the Week: Study Skills Handbook


The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell

If you are struggling with how to write an academic essay, how to take part in group work or what is meant by critical thinking, this is the book for you. The section on Developing Academic Writing is particularly useful with top tips on how to write objectively and how to use opinions and arguments.

We have several copies in the Learning Centre- find it on the shelf at 371.3028 COT.

This fully revised fourth edition features:
• Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, academic writing, revision, team work and more
• Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging
• Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management