Computing and IT

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

Finding Computing and IT 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 Computing and IT eBooks

You can access Computing and IT 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.

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT eBook
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The Future of Technology eBook
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Office 2010 for Dummies eBook
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BTEC Nationals Information Technology Book 1 eBook
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BTEC Information Technology Level 3 Book 1
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BTEC Information Technology Level 3 Book 2 eBook
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Object-Oriented Programming and Java
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BTEC Level 3 NAtionals in IT eBook
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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.

Linux Format magazine
PC Pro magazine
Computer Music

Computing and IT 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.

Jisc logoJisc Digital and IT Training offers resources including videos, guides and learning and assessment activities to support the competencies required to obtain your qualification.
The Computer School logoThe Computer School: A website filled with resources relating to computer science, programming and app development.
Password information can be found on the Library's Moodle page. logoAccess to over 1 million publications. Includes a huge range of computer articles to download as PDF documents.
Association for Computing MachineryThe world's largest computing society. Contains publications, resources, training opportunities and career advice.
British Computer Society logoThinking about your future? The British Computer Society is a professional body that can help you achieve chartership or further qualifications.
Code Academy logoCode Academy: Free courses and resources for coding, computer science, data science and web development.
Gizmodo logoUK tech news, new developments and specific sections for Apple and Android news updates.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review logoA review website run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the most renowned universities in the world.
PSafe logoFor the latest in tech security, browse the PSafe DFNDR blog. It is filled with advice and the latest developments in cyber security.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere logoA website hosted by Stanford University containing a number of online courses. The courses include material from Stanford Uni lectures and seminars. logoA website filled with tutorials. Learn how to code, how to build a website and access a reference database of code commands. Search or browse definitions of computer science related words. Sign up for the word of the day to improve your IT vocabulary.

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

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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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