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.

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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • E-Driver A free online driving theory practice test. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • Open University 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Select The Toolkit and enter the password shown below. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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Study Skills

  • 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. Select The Toolkit and enter the password shown below. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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Arts

  • 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. Access Instructions (In College Only) Access to this resource may be restricted if you are visiting it from home. Visit Resource
  • Digital Theatre+ Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading educational platform for the performing arts, providing unlimited access to over 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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  • VADS This is the Online Resource for Visual Arts, providing over 10,000 images for educational uses. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource

Construction

  • IHS: info4education A complete reference source for students, graduates and academic professionals who need efficient and current access to British Standards, legislation and other guidance information related to the construction, health and safety, engineering, process and electronics industries. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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  • 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. You will need to sign in using the sign-in link in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select "Sign in via your institution", then "UK Higher Education", and find "The City of Liverpool College" from the list. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource

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. Sign up for a free account and start reading! Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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 subjects. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • RNIB Overdrive: Talking Books by digital download Download and listen to audiobooks, talking magazines and podcasts on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • VLeBooks VLeBooks is an eBook platform from Browns Books for Students designed specifically for use in schools and colleges. Access Instructions (Office 365) To access this resource you need to log in using your Office 365 username and password.You should use your college email address as the username ("username@colc.ac.uk") and your normal college password. Visit Resource

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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • 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 world-wide. It offers a comparative perspective on early years research and major new initiatives in the care and education of young children. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • Jisc Education and Childcare Training Engaging, interactive online learning and teaching resources, mapped to education and childcare curricula across the UK. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource

Fashion

  • The Vogue Archive The Vogue Archive is a searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. Pages, advertisements, covers and fold-outs have been included, with rich indexing enabling researchers to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • WGSN: Creative Intelligence WGSN is the World's Global Style Network, forecasting style trends across the world. Access Instructions (In College Only) Access to this resource may be restricted if you are visiting it from home. Visit Resource

Hairdressing & 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource

Health & 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 cover 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. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource

IT

  • 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. Access Instructions (Shibboleth) You will need to log into this resource using the Shibboleth option. Please use your college username and password when prompted. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • Make It Click Make It Click is a collection of 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource

Mathematics

  • Citizen Maths Citizen Maths is for people who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource
  • MathsWatch Videos, online assessments, feedback, printable worksheets and so much more to help develop your mathematical skills. Access Instructions (Tutor Defined) Your tutor can provide you with login details for this resource. Visit Resource
  • MyMaths MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework subscription website for schools that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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Online Journals

  • E-Journals Access to the college's online journal subscriptions via EBSCO. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource

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 cover 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. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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  • Flipster Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • 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. Access Instructions (Direct Access) You do not need to log in to access this resource. Visit Resource

Sciences

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) CINAHL is an index of English-language and selected other-language journal articles about nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and healthcare. It is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied healthcare professionals. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) 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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
  • Science Reference Center Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource

Social Sciences

  • E-Law Student With over 200 educational institutions as subscribers, E-Law Student is the largest online provider of AS/A Level Law materials. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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  • 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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource

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. Access Instructions (My College Login) If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log into My College before being redirected to this resource. Visit Resource
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