Academic Databases & Student Resources

The Teaching & Learning Center offers several options for students to conduct research.  These options include program-specific and general education research databases.  Some of these are available on-campus only.  

The Teaching & Learning Center also holds a collection of books and videos.  These are searchable in the Manhattan Tech Book Catalog and can be checked out from the TLC.   

Book & Video Catalog

Manhattan Tech Book Catalog:  Student Search
Automotive:  On-campus Access Only
Dental Hygiene
Nursing & Allied Health
Kansas State Library Databases

UniversalClass - Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses.  Most courses offer the opportunity to earn CEUs.  

LearningExpress Library - EBSCO LearningExpress Library provides you with easy-to-use access to relevant interactive tutorials, e-books, and test preparation.  

A Kansas Library eCard is needed to access these resources. 

If you would like a Kansas Library eCard, please contact the TLC Coordinator.  For more information, please visit the Kansas State Library.
View the Database Info Sheet for information and descriptions of the available databases.
Academic Resources

Grammarly - Grammarly is a program that checks for grammatical errors, provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions, gives citation suggestions, and has a built-in plagiarism checker.

All Manhattan Tech students enrolled in a communications course have access to Grammarly.  Your access will be valid only for the academic semester you are enrolled.  Any student that would like free access to Grammarly for an academic semester, or if you need assistance, contact the TLC at      

Bookshare - Bookshare is a large online library for people with visual or print disabilities.  They have a large collection of textbooks available for use on computers, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones, assistive technology devices, and more.  You must qualify through Student Retention to use this resource.  You can find more information about who qualifies here.  If you have questions about using this resource, contact the TLC at  

Learning Styles Inventory - We believe that each of us learns differently.  For a student, understanding how you learn most effectively can mean the difference between academic success and failure. 

The Vark-Learn website contains an online questionnaire along with several resources about how to support your learning style.  Also, try this separate Learning Styles Inventory.  This quick assessment is a fillable, printable form.  This would make a terrific group assessment or class project.      

Use these tools to assess how you should approach both classroom learning and your academic studying.  The TLC has several ways to support your learning.  Stop by and talk with us or email us at with questions about how to support your learning style.  

Study Planning - A study plan can help student's organize and structure their time.  It is a tool to help maximize the time you have available to study, complete assignments, and prepare for exams.  Come work with us in the TLC and your study plan going today. 

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Exam Prep Tips - Don't let exams or finals sneak up on you.  Use some of these helpful hints to stay ahead of the game. 

You will need a PDF viewer to view, download, or print this document. - Improve your typing and keyboarding skills with this free web resource.  This resource is 100% free, tracks progress, and includes a complete course.  Just create a student account and begin your free lessons.

Math Reviews - These reviews are available to help with preparation of your ACCUPLACER assessment, med math assessment, or as a way to keep your skills sharp between semesters.

You will need a PDF viewer to view, download, or print these documents. 

Canvas Student Assistance
Canvas Student Guide - Comprehensive "How to" for students using Canvas.
Canvas Community - Students can find answers, share ideas, and join groups.

If you need assistance with a database or one of these resources, please contact the TLC at