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

You can access Business eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which 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.

BTEC National Business Book 1
Read on Ebook Central
The Art of the Pitch
Read on VLe Books
BTEC National Business Book 2
Read on Ebook Central
The Art of Startup Fundraising
Read on VLe Books
Selling and Sales Management
Read on VLe Books
We are all Leaders eBook
Read on VLe Books
International Marketing and Export Management
Read on VLe Books
High Commitment High Performance eBook
Read on VLe Books

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Financial Times
Drapers magazine

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 their content or availability.

Bank of England logoBank of England: The UK's central bank. The website contains information on how the banking system works, the latest news and financial advice.
BBC logoBBC Business: The latest business news articles on the BBC website.
Business Times logoBusiness Times: Northamptonshire-specific business website. Contains news, company databases and events.
The Economist logoThe Economist: Worldwide business news and blogs. The online counterpart to the popular magazine.
Econ Papers logoEcon Papers: Journal articles, working papers and book chapters relating to all aspects of business.
The European Business Review logoThe European Business Review: Contains information on strategy, finance, operation, innovation and technology. Keep up to date with the latest developments and advice.
Financial Times logoFinancial 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)
Please note that this can be viewed from inside the College only.
Forbes logoForbes: A global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle.
The Guardian logoThe Guardian: A well-respected newspaper. Contains finance and business articles, opinion pieces, international news and blogs.
Marketing Teacher logoMarketing Teacher is for marketing learners, teachers and professionals. Their website includes free resources and over 400 lessons and videos.
Marketing Week logoMarketing Week: A UK-based website covering the latest marketing news, opinion, trends, jobs and challenges facing the marketing industry.
Office for National Statistics logoOffice of National Statistics is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.
Startups logoStartups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
The websites below are useful for those specialising and working in Human Resources
ACAS logoACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.
CIPD logoThe CIPD Knowledge Hub gives you access to a wide range of resources, including factsheets, podcasts, guides and reports includes information on HR certifications for professionals and a range of training materials. Requires a free membership for access to some areas of the website.
HR-Guide logoHR Guide provides an extensive list of links to internet based resources for HR professionals and students.
HR Zone logoHR Zone is an online human resources publication helping global HR professionals adapt to the ever-shifting demands of a rapidly-changing world.

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. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

Planet eStream logo

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.

The Library's 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.

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