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

Computing & IT 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.

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 its content or availability.

The Computer School: A website filled with resources relating to computer science, programming and app development. Search or browse definitions of computer science related words. Sign up for the word of the day to improve your IT vocabulary.
A website hosted by Stanford University containing a number of online courses. The courses include material from Stanford Uni lectures and seminars.
Code Academy: Free courses and resources for coding, computer science, data science and web development.
Access to over 1 million publications. Includes a huge range of computer articles to download as PDF documents.
A review website run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the most renowned universities in the world.
For the latest in tech security, browse the PSafe DFNDR blog. It is filled with advice and the latest developments in cyber security.
A website filled with tutorials. Learn how to code, how to build a website and access a reference database of code commands.
UK tech news, new developments and specific sections for Apple and Android news updates.
News and analysis of emerging science and technology trends. Featuring sections dedicated to cars, space and phones as well as a shop and deals section. Please be aware this is an American website.
The world's largest computing society. Contains publications, resources, training opportunities and career advice.
Thinking about your future? The British Computer Society is a professional body that can help you achieve chartership or further qualifications.

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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DigiCap is a progressive scheme to support you with your IT skills from basic to advanced.

Your progress is measured through a tracker booklet which includes basic IT tasks such as logging in and printing before working your way up in your own time. Please visit our DigiCap page to find out more.

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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.

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.