former SOSIG, web resources for social science research and education

  • Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.
  • With millions of resources available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find useful material. Our subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to help you choose the key websites in your subject.
  • We can also help you develop your Internet research skills through our Virtual Training Suite tutorials, written by lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK … //
  • … Intute is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee JISC. (full text about).

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RDN: Retrospective /Introduction; Intute: The New Best of the Web; History of the Virtual Training Suite;
Address: Intute Executive, Mimas, The University of Manchester, 5th Floor, Roscoe Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK;

History: 13th July 2006 saw the launch of Intute. Beginning life as a grass roots community of information professionals working on individual projects, Intute was the result of years of evolution and development, and has now matured into a fully integrated and widely used national service.

Our origins lie in the 1996 Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme, where a number of librarians and researchers won JISC funding to develop their ideas for new Internet gateway services. Later these subject services joined together to create the Resource Discovery Network RDN.

In 2003, we found a new home within Mimas at The University of Manchester, and a new phase of developments began. In response to user needs and the changing environment, Intute was launched in 2006; a single organisation with a unified culture, interface, technological platform and identity. Since 2006, the Intute team, through community engagement, have continued to develop the service whilst remaining committed to making the most intelligent use of the Internet for education. Today you see Intute designed to be more student focused, structured around university course subjects, with a greater emphasis on helping students to develop Internet research skills.

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