Useful Guides

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; we will check them out and add them to the site!

Guides for Your Course

Guides By Topic

Guides to Using Electronic Resources

Useful Websites for International Students

Further Help

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 guide 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:

International Year One and Pre Masters students are also recommended to read this advanced guide:

You can pick up print version from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password.


  • Covers local and regional newspapers throughout Europe; includes The Guardian, Independent, Times and Financial Times.  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.

  • The Reviews (previously known as Philip Allan Online Magazines)
    Online access to past copies of Biological Sciences Review, Business Review, Chemistry Review, Economic Review, A-level Law Review, Physics Review and Politics Review.

You can pick up print versions from the Learning Centre. Remember: log in using your Open Athens password.

There are individual guides for each of the magazines covered; click on the magazine you are interested in



There is a short film to help you with Politics Review here:

There is a short film to help you with Chemistry Review here:


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 by clicking on the images below

You can pick up print versions from the Learning Centre.    Remember: log in  using your Open Athens password.



Guide To Using E-Mail:  handy reminder on where and how to log in to your student email:

Useful Websites for International Students

The British Council– Help and information for international students in the UK
UKCISA– the UK’s national advisory body for international students in the UK, or those thinking of coming to study here. Packed full of useful advice and information.
International Society – International students in Manchester can join and gain access to trips, advice, language teaching and much much more.
Visit Manchester – What’s on in Manchester, a great guide to the city you are living in.

INTO Links

Official Site and Social Media:

INTO Manchester – INTO Manchester’s website.
Learning Centre’s Twitter – Our Twitter feed.
INTO Manchester Twitter – Our Centre Wide Twitter feed.
INTO Manchester Fan Page – Our Facebook fanpage.
INTO The University of Manchester – International Foundation in Partnership with The University of Manchester.
INTO Manchester Metropolitan University – International Foundation in Partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. – INTO’s new website
INTO TV – All the latest videos from INTO Manchester on our Youtube Channel.

Further Help

Use Moodle:

Your tutors will have put valuable material on Moodle/ MyInto, the Virtual Learning Environment. It is important that you log in and gain access to your area of Moodle.


Learning Centre Staff:

The staff in the Learning Centre, (Chris, Jacqueline,  Helen 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

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