E-Resource Directory

The E-Resource Directory provides access to a wide range of online resources, including downloadable e-books and audiobooks, archives of free-to-use images, recordings of dramatic performances, and support for your studies. All of our electronic resources can be used on any computer or device, and most of them can be accessed anywhere – even at home!

Have a look at our Study Plus Courses, Introduction to E-Books and Introduction to E-Resources. These courses are full of useful tips so that you make the most of the resources on offer.

Jump to the e-resources for your subject:

General
Study Skills
Arts
Business
Construction
Drama
E-Books
Education
Fashion
Hair and Beauty
Health and Social Care
History
IT and Digital Skills
Languages
Law
Mathematics
Online Journals
Online Magazines
Sciences
Social Sciences
Sports

 


General

Academic Search Elite

Designed to meet every academic researcher’s needs, Academic Search Elite provides access to acclaimed full-text scholarly journals and magazines.

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E-Driver

A free online driving theory practice test.

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EBSCO Discovery Service

Search all our library resources from one place, with a simple yet powerful search facility that provides all the tools needed to begin academic research.

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Grammarly

Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor. It corrects grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage.

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Issues Online

Issues Online provide PSHE resources for teachers, students, parents and librarians, designed to help students and teachers understand information covering a wide range of PSHE subjects, KS4 topics, lessons and social issues.

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JSTOR

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

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JSTOR Primary Sources

Primary source collections currently available on JSTOR are multidisciplinary and discipline-specific and include select monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, letters, oral histories, government documents, images, 3D models, spatial data, type specimens, drawings, paintings, and more.

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LibriVox

A library of free, downloadable, public domain audiobooks.

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Literary Reference Center

The Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames, giving students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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NewsBank

Explore diverse perspectives and stay informed on local, national and global topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, environment, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from more than 200 countries, including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and more. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Open University’s Open Access Library Resources

This contains a wide range of freely available information sources, including ebooks, full-text journals, images, reports, statistics and source material.

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OpenLearn from the Open University

OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources.

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studyshark

Students, all the materials you need to get good at writing essays! Teachers, ready-made classroom materials for the learning and practice of academic writing! Videos, workbooks, and more.

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Ted Talks

Ted Talks is a database of over 3900 talks from key experts and public figures in a range of different fields. The talks are recorded and can be watched with a written transcript, available in 29 different languages.

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Study Skills

Grammarly

Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor. It corrects grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage.

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studyshark

Students, all the materials you need to get good at writing essays! Teachers, ready-made classroom materials for the learning and practice of academic writing! Videos, workbooks, and more.

Contact the LRC staff at lrc@liv-coll.ac.uk for details of how to log-in.

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Arts

British Library – Sounds: Jazz and Popular Music

A free, open-access archive of jazz and popular music provided by the British Library.

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Dancing Times

Dancing Times, first published in 1894 by the Cavendish Rooms, a ballroom dancing establishment in London, is the oldest monthly magazine devoted to dancing.

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VADS

This is the Online Resource for Visual Arts, providing over 10,000 images for educational uses. It is free and open-access.

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Business

Business Review Magazine Archive

Business Review Magazine include articles by experts that will stretch and challenge your knowledge, adding depth and breadth to your studies. Essential reading for anyone studying for Business A Level.

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Business Source Elite

This business database provides full text for over 1,000 journals, magazine articles and eBooks. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

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Construction

Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive

The Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive is a free collection of over 200,000 pages of every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2002.

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Jisc Construction Training

These new digital learning resources use gamification principles to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The interactive content includes quizzes, case studies, animations and videos that reflect realistic work-based scenarios and will be kept up to date with curriculum and legislation changes.

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Drama

Drama Online: Aurora Metro Books Collection

With over 125 plays, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a highly contemporary list of new drama with a focus on women’s drama, international drama, drama in translation, and drama by black and Asian writers.

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Drama Online: Critical Studies and Performance Practice

This collection features over 400 academic books from the prestigious Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints. Together they offer invaluable critical, contextual and pedagogic content from leading voices in theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies. The collection also includes 60 actor training videos through PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z.

The titles in this collection are grouped under two broad areas: ‘Context and Criticism’ and ‘Theatre Craft’.

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Drama Online: Nick Hern Books Modern Plays Collection

The Nick Hern Books Modern Plays collection includes over 625 plays from many of the UK and Ireland’s preeminent playwrights, as well as exciting new voices. It offers a wide and varied range of award-winning and widely studied plays, and is continually updated with new works fresh from leading theatres.

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Drama Online: Oberon Books Collection

Oberon Books has long been recognised as one of the most exciting publishers specialising in drama and the performing arts, with a reputation for publishing challenging and compelling works. From ground-breaking British plays to the best of international drama and plays in translation, this is a unique and inspiring collection that features a diverse gathering of canonical and contemporary drama.

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Drama Online: The Core Collection

With over 1,775 playtexts and more added each year, the Core Collection offers a diverse and rich catalogue of plays by the world’s leading dramatists.

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Drama Online: The National Theatre Collection

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts, alongside high-quality recordings never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s Archive, the National Theatre Collection makes this rich body of work available to students in schools, universities and libraries around the world.

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E-Books

Bookboon US Textbooks

Bookboon’s free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

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EBSCO e-Books for FE/HE

The eBooks for FE/HE Collection is a subscription eBook collection featuring more than 9,300 quality titles on a wide variety of academic subjects.

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EBSCO eClassics Collection

These world-class narratives include the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of the most famous stories in history to enjoy in the classroom, at home or on-the-go.

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Jisc e-books for FE

A collection of relevant, curriculum-mapped taught course e-books – covering not only BTEC, A-Level, NVQ/SVQ and Cache courses, but also GCSE, WJEC and Highers English and Maths.

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RNIB Overdrive: Talking Books by digital download

Download and listen to audiobooks, talking magazines and podcasts on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

For people with visual impairments.

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VLeBooks

VLeBooks is an eBook platform from Browns Books for Students designed specifically for use in schools and colleges.

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Education

ERIC (Education Research Information Center)

ERIC contains records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers. Further, researchers can limit search results by education level such as Early Childhood Education as well as on the intended audience such as Counselors or Teachers.

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European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

The European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (EECERJ) is the publication of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), an international organisation dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of research in Early Childhood Education throughout Europe and beyond.

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International Journal of Early Childhood

The International Journal of Early Childhood (IJEC) provides an important voice for research with young children and children’s early education and care, across various social and cultural contexts, with a focus on children aged from birth to 8 years.

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International Journal of Early Years Education

International Journal of Early Years Education is a forum for researchers and practitioners to debate the theories, research, policy and practice which sustain effective early years education worldwide. It offers a comparative perspective on early years research and major new initiatives in the care and education of young children.

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Jisc Education and Childcare Training

Engaging, interactive online learning and teaching resources, mapped to education and childcare curricula across the UK.

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Journal of Research in International Education

The Journal of Research in International Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal in international education for schools, examiners and higher education institutions throughout the world.

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Teacher Reference Center

The Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals. Topics include: assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, and teacher education.

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Fashion

WGSN: Creative Intelligence

WGSN is the World’s Global Style Network, forecasting style trends across the world.

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Hair and Beauty

Jisc Hairdressing Training

This online resource helps hairdressing students and teachers in their training through videos, guides and learning and assessment activities. Students and practitioners can search by resource type, qualification, level and unit.

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Health and Social Care

Autism Parenting Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine is an award-winning publication aimed at improving the quality of life for families affected by autism. Established in 2012, its focus remains on objectively publishing autism-related topics, events, developments, treatments and news stories. It also covers a variety of inspiring real-life success stories to help parents make informed decisions and keep them updated on the latest therapeutic and treatment options.

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Jisc Health and Social Care Training

This health and social care service offers engaging, effective learning and teaching resources that are aligned to the curriculum. They are the only health and social care resources available that support learning in every mandatory unit at levels two and three.

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History

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource.

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History Today

History Today is the world’s leading serious history magazine, publishing monthly articles, features, and reviews on topics throughout history.

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IT and Digital Skills

Jisc Digital and IT Training

These new digital learning resources use gamification principles to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The interactive content includes quizzes, case studies, animations and videos that reflect realistic work-based scenarios and will be kept up to date with curriculum and legislation changes.

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Learn My Way: Learn How to Use the Internet

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

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Make It Click

Make It Click is a collection of free online learning resources to help you build your digital skills. It includes courses, tools and templates carefully picked from established websites with a track record of providing reliable digital skills content.

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Languages

Babel: The Language Magazine

Babel is the quarterly language magazine that brings you cutting-edge linguistic research in an accessible and colourful format. The print and digital issues cover a vast array of language lovers’ lore, taking in languages from around the world; the past, present and future of language, and the many different uses of linguistics in the world around us.

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Film English

Film English is the largest online resource bank of short film lesson plans, feature-length film viewing guides, and other teaching resources for English language teachers.

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Law

A-Level Law Review Magazine Archive

A-Level Law Review Magazine include articles by experts that will stretch and challenge your knowledge, adding depth and breadth to your studies. Essential reading for anyone studying for Law A Level.

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elawStudent

With over 200 educational institutions as subscribers, E-Law Student is the largest online provider of AS/A Level Law materials.

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Mathematics

Citizen Maths

Citizen Maths is a free YouTube channel for people who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life.

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MathsWatch

Videos, online assessments, feedback, printable worksheets and so much more to help develop your mathematical skills.

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MyMaths

MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework subscription website for schools that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge.

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Online Journals

E-Journals

Access to the college’s online journal subscriptions via EBSCO.

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Online Magazines

Autism Parenting Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine is an award-winning publication aimed at improving the quality of life for families affected by autism. Established in 2012, its focus remains on objectively publishing autism-related topics, events, developments, treatments and news stories. It also covers a variety of inspiring real-life success stories to help parents make informed decisions and keep them updated on the latest therapeutic and treatment options.

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Flipster

Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO.

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Spare Rib

Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 20th century. Running from 1972-93, this now iconic magazine challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women, while supporting collective, realistic solutions to the hurdles women faced. This free curated collection from the British Library offers a snapshot of this historic magazine.

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Sciences

Biological Sciences Review Magazine Archive

Biological Sciences Review Magazine include articles by experts that will stretch and challenge your knowledge, adding depth and breadth to your studies. Essential reading for anyone studying for Biology A Level.

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JSTOR Global Plants

JSTOR Global Plants is an online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science.

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MEDLINE

Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopaedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Social Sciences

Economic Review Magazine Archive

Economic Review Magazine include articles by experts that will stretch and challenge your knowledge, adding depth and breadth to your studies. Essential reading for anyone studying for Psychology A Level.

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GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Psychology Review Magazine Archive

Psychology Review Magazine include articles by experts that will stretch and challenge your knowledge, adding depth and breadth to your studies. Essential reading for anyone studying for Psychology A Level.

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Sports

SPORTDiscus

SPORTDiscus is the leading bibliographic database for sports and sports medicine research. It includes millions of records from leading sports medicine journals, books, dissertations and more. Subjects covered include nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology and kinesiology. If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource.

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