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INTO Manchester Learning Centre: Useful Guides
This page contains a round-up of the many useful guides for INTO Manchester students to help you with your studies. The guides include relevant websites to aid your research and knowledge.
All links are checked regularly to ensure our information is accurate; however, if you notice any broken links let us know and we can update them.
If you come across any useful and interesting websites on your travels around the world wide web, please feel free to email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org; we will check them out and add them to the site!
Study Links: Guides for Your Course
Click on the course you are following to find useful information to help your studies:
Study Links: Guides for Your Topic
Guides to the best places to search for material for your subject:
There is a longer version of this guide on finding the Best Information for International Year One and Pre-Masters Students. Available here
Guides to Using Electronic Resources
The Learning Centre gives you access to a wide range of electronic databases to help you find quality resources fast. You should be making use of these databases as part of your regular research for your studies. The following guides gives you an overview of the online tools available.
Detailed guides for each resource are available below:
Foundation students are recommended to read this guide for using Ebsco Discovery (also see help video on this website or video in Brightspace in the ‘Skills for Success’ course area):
International Year One and Pre Masters students are also recommended to read this advanced guide (also see help video on this website or video in Brightspace in the ‘Skills for Success’ course area):You can pick up print versions from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password.
- European Newsstream
Covers local and regional newspapers throughout Europe; includes broadsheets such as The Guardian, Independent, Times, Financial Times and trade magazines like the Grocer. Click here for the guide. You can pick up a print version of the guide from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password. A help video is available on this website or in Brightspace in the ‘Skills for Success’ course area.
- The Reviews
Online access to past copies of Biological Sciences Review, Business Review, Chemistry Review, Economic Review, A-level Law Review, Physics Review and Politics Review.
Below is a brief guide to using the Review Magazines. There is also a help video available on this website or in Brightspace in the ‘Skills for Success’ course area. You can pick up print versions of the guide from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password.
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 by clicking on the images below. Help videos are available on this website or in Brightspace in the ‘Skills for Success’ course area (see simple Ebso Discovery searching and Ebook Central).
You can pick up print versions from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password.
Database on social issues; covers topics such as business ethics, globalisation, the environment and aging in society. Includes key statistics and also links to a range of e-books on social issues.
Learning Centre Staff:
The staff in the Learning Centre, (Chris, Jacqueline and Claribel) are all either qualified information workers or experienced advisors and will be able to offer you help and advice on how to get the best out of your research. Please make use of their skills and knowledge.
Contact the Learning Centre team via email at email@example.com