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
  • JSTOR JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. TEMPORARY: Available until 9th July. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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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. 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

Arts

  • 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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  • 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. 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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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
  • 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

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
  • Journal Archives Journal Archives brings together content from eight major publishers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor and Francis as well as the complete run of the feminist magazine Spare Rib. 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
  • JSTOR JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. TEMPORARY: Available until 9th July. Access Instructions (Username/Password) Log into this resource using the username and password shown below... Username/Password

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Online Magazines

  • 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

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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  • Historical Texts Historical Texts brings together four historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection and the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL). 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
  • 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
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