On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Business Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here


Selected Business eBooks

Business eBooks can be accessed for free from home or college 24/7 and means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Business eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.

Business Times: Northamptonshire specific business website. Contains news, company databases and events.
The Economist: Worldwide business news and blogs. The online counterpart to the popular magazine.
Econ Papers: Journal articles, working papers and book chapters relating to all aspects of business
Startups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
Entrepreneur: Advice and guides on how to set up your own business. Includes case studies and entrepreneur profiles.
The Guardian: A well-respected newspaper. Contains finance and business articles, opinion pieces, international news and blogs.
The European Business Review: Contains information on strategy, finance, operation, innovation and technology. Keep up to date with the latest developments and advice.
Bank of England: The UK's central bank. The website contains information on how the banking system works, the latest news and financial advice.
Financial Times: Unlimited access to articles and tools. The world's leading global business publication. Contains news, analysis and general comments on worldwide business. (Requires registration with your college email)
Forbes: A global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle.
Marketing Week: A UK-based website covering the latest marketing news, opinion, trends, jobs and challenges facing the marketing industry.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Here are just a few videos you may find useful for your course:

Secrets of Poundland [Planet eStream] (2012)

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes [Planet eStream] (2019)

Mary Portas: Secret Shopper (ep.1) [Planet eStream] (2015)

Business Boomers: A look at businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times [Planet eStream] (2014)

Dying for a bargain - Panorama [Planet eStream] (2013)

Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet  (ep.1) [Planet eStream] (2013)

Robert Peston Goes Shopping (ep.1) [Planet eStream] (2013)

Ruth Watson Means Business [Planet eStream] (2013)

Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

Northampton College Libraries’ Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.