eResources

On this page you will find links to many useful third party websites, many of which are specific to your course. Click on your course link to see what resources are available.

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website.

Issues Online logo

Issues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:

  1. Go to Issues Online
  2. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
  3. Enter your College login details then click Login
Anatomy TV logo

Anatomy TV is a wonderful interactive resource for how the human body works.

To log in:

  1. Go to Anatomy TV
  2. Click on login via UK Shibboleth
  3. A pop-up window should appear, find and select Northampton College
  4. Enter your College login details then click Login
Planet eStream logo

Planet eStream has huge selection of videos that you will 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
Childlink logo

Childlink is a detailed database of news, papers, statistics, research, legislation, parliamentary proceedings and more.

To log in:

  1. Go to Childlink
  2. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and click continue.
  3. Enter your College login details then click Login
  4. Click 'Login via your home institution'.
Adult Safeguarding Hub logo

Adult Safeguarding Hub (via Childlink) allows you to access relevant and current information to assist you with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults.

To log in:

  1. Go to Adult Safeguarding Hub
  2. Type Northampton College IdP, select it and click continue
  3. Enter your college login details and click Login.
  4. Click 'Login via your home institution'.
Rock's Backpages logo

Rock's Backpages is the ultimate archive of music journalism... Over 28,000 articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top!

To log in:

  1. Go to Rock's Backpages
  2. Type Northampton College IdP, select it and click continue.
  3. Enter your College login details then click Login
Vogue Archives logo

The Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue dating back to 1892!

To log in:

  1. Go to The Vogue Archive
  2. Under 'Find Your Library', type Northampton College into the box, click search and then select it.
  3. Enter your College login details then click Login
Jisc logo

Jisc Hairdressing Training is a detailed database of video tutorials, quizzes and worksheets for hairdressing students. Videos and quizzes are also available to download.

No login required

Media Plus logo

Media Plus brings more than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings to your screen.

No log in required

General eResources and websites for English, Maths, Exams & Revision

English GCSE

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Bitesize logoBBC Bitesize: Tips and tricks for writing, spelling, grammar and analysing texts. English learning resources for GCSE English Language students.
British Library logoThe British Library: This website allows you to discover literature from a range of different historical periods.
Grammar Flip logoGrammar Flip: Although free access is limited, this is handy website that demonstrates how sentence structures work in English. The 'simple, compound and complex sentence' sections are particularly useful.
IXL logoIXL: A range of online practice questions organised by topic. For GCSE level, select 'Year 11' and above.
The Literature Network logoThe Literature Network: An author index that includes thousands of full books and short stories and poems by over over 250 authors.
Lexico logoLexico Online Dictionaries: Basic grammatical terms are usefully explained here, so check out the grammar glossary and make a start in getting familiar with their names!
The Oatmeal logoThe Oatmeal - Grammar and Punctuation: A fun, comic-style illustrated site of online literature - with an area offering guidance with grammar and punctuation. Great for visual learners!
Poetry Foundation logoThe Poetry Foundation is an American poetry website that features key poems and biographies of some of the world's most famous poets.
Poetry Society logoThe Poetry Society is one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally.
Spark Notes logoSpark Notes features some of the literature set texts including Shakespeare. For each text there is a thorough summary and insightful critical analysis and quiz, so you can test your retention before the test.
YourDictionary.com logoYourDictionary.com: Use this glossary of rhetorical techniques to help your writing pack a persuasive punch.

English Functional Skills

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Bitesize logoBBC Bitesize: Tips and tricks for reading, writing, speaking and listening. English learning resources for students of Functional Skills.
BBC Radio 2 500 Words logoBBC Radio 2 500 Words: A selection of brilliant stories perfect for Functional Skills students to read!
Gramma Monster logoGrammar Monster: Online lessons, quizzes, tests and glossaries. Contains sections on commonly mixed up words, word types, and punctuation.
We Write Everyday logoInspiration for keeping a diary, writing stories, flash fiction and more!

Maths

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Maths Watch logoMathsWatch: Maths revision for GCSE and AS Level.
Password information can be found on our Moodle page.
My Maths logoMyMaths: Great place to learn Maths.
Password information can be found on our Moodle page
BBC Bitesize logoBBC Bitesize: Using numbers, carrying out calculations and interpreting results. Learning resources for students of Functional Skills in England.
Corbettmaths logoCorbett Maths: An excellent maths resource where you can watch instructional videos and try sample questions.
IXL logoIXL: A range of online practise questions by topic. If GCSE level practise is needed, select 'Year 11' and above.
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy: Learn Maths from basic to advanced from video tutorials and tests.
Maths Genie logoMaths Genie: A great site for your maths revision. There are lots of how-to videos and lots of sample questions.
Maths Made Easy logoMaths Made Easy: Past exam papers, videos and revision papers by topic.
On Maths logoOn Maths: Past exam papers, videos and revision papers by topic.

Exams & Revision

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Bitesize logoBBC Bitesize: Popular and established website offering revision and online practice activities for all levels of English and Maths.
Revision World logoRevision World offers you thousands of free GCSE resources and study help advice. Use Revision World to create your own free study planner or revision timetable.

Resources and websites by course

Access to Health

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Adult Safeguarding Hub logoAdult Safeguarding Hub (via Childlink) allows you to access relevant and current information to assist you with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP, select it and click continue
2. Enter your college login details and click Login.
3. Click 'Login via your home institution'.
Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is a wonderful interactive resource for how the human body works.

To log in:
Click on login via UK Shibboleth. A pop-up window should appear, find and select Northampton College.
Enter your College login details then click Login.
Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login.
Annual Reviews logoAnnual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Includes an A-Z of all of their Science journals.
The Biomedical Scientist logoThe Institute of Biomedical Sciences articles are available to read online.
They also have a list of free online journals
Jisc logoJisc Health and Social Care Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities.
Nature logoNature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology, providing rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
New Scientist logoNew Scientist covers all aspects of science through news and articles.
Royal Society of Biology logoRoyal Society of Biology publications includes free access to both Bioscience and Emerging Topic in Life Sciences journals.

Wiley Online Library logoWiley Online Library: One of the largest and most authoritative collections of online journals and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences.
Biology Open logoBiology Open is an online Open Access journal that supports the community of biologists through the publication of peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences.
Development logoDevelopment is a leading primary research journal covering the field of developmental biology.
Disease Models and Mechanisms logoDisease Models & Mechanisms is an Open Access biomedical research journal focusing on the use of model systems to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease.
Journal of Cell Science logoJournal of Cell Science publishes cutting-edge science, encompassing all aspects of cell biology.
Journal of Experimental Biology logoJournal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation.

Accounting

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Accounting Coach logoAccounting Coach: Accounting Coach has 36 topics, each include an Explanation, Quiz, Questions and Answers and a Crossword.
Free Accounting School logoFree Accounting School: A resource of 8 video lessons on the basics of accounting.
Discover Accounting logoDiscover Accounting: Resources for accounting students and accountants.

Art & Design

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Artcyclopedia logoArtcyclopedia covers all things art including individual artists and movements over the centuries.
Art UK logoArt UK: Art UK are a charity dedicated to making art available to everyone. Access artist profiles, blog posts, articles, venue news, podcasts and more.
Art Monthly logoArt Monthly gives you access to articles on art news. exhibition listings and artist interviews.
Art News logoArt News: An American magazine that is read worldwide. Features reviews, collection information and back issues.
Google Art Project logoArt Project: You can access high resolution images of a large number of artworks from some of the world's leading galleries.
A-N logoA-N: A-N is a UK member organisation for artists. Find news, information, support and advice here.
Association of Illustrators logoAssociation of Illustrators: A UK Organisation who supports illustrators, hosts awards and helps protect artist rights.
Crafts Council logoCrafts Council provides information and inspiration from contemporary crafts in the UK.
Design Curial logoDesign Curial: Encompassing architecture, design, art and interiors, Design Curial has opinion pieces, news, awards and events for all art and design interests.
The Design Museum logoDesign Museum explores innovation and excellence in all areas of design including industrial design, graphics and multimedia, fashion and architecture.
de zeen logoDe Zeen: A world famous architecture, interior design magazine. Browse articles, opinion pieces and jobs.
Digital Arts logoDigital Arts: An online magazine covering illustration, branding, graphic design, UX, 3D, VFX and VR.
Getty Images logoGetty Publications: The J. Paul Getty trust is an organisation dedicated to visual arts. Their blog explores all things art related and you can access the Getty Magazine for free as well as explore their Virtual Library.
Heni Talks logoHENI Talks has a growing catalogue of short films about art history from leading artists, curators and academics.
Pixabay logoPixabay is a great source of high quality, public domain stock photos and images.
The National Gallery logoThe National Gallery: You can search the entire collection of The National Gallery. You can view the paintings in detail and go behind the scenes, go on virtual tours, view articles and videos to give you an insight in to the world of art.
Tate logoTate Life Drawing Masterclass: Tate invited five well-known artists to teach a Life Drawing Masterclass, from their own unique perspective.
Vads logoVads includes over 140,000 images from over 300 art collections in the UK, free to use for educational purposes.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue as far back as 1892!

To log in:
Under 'Find Your Library', type Northampton College into the box, click search and then select it.
Enter your College login details then click 'Login'.

Beauty Therapy

British Association of Skin Camouflage logoThe British Association of Skin Camouflage's main aim is to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life by the simple application of specialised skin camouflage products.
iSpa logoThe International Spa Association: ISPA provides education and networking opportunities. The ISPA website provides access to Pulse magazine, advice and resources
Habia logoHabia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spas and creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications.
MakeUp MadeOver logoMake Up Made Over: A publication containing blogs and advice/opinion pieces on skincare, makeup and hair.
Massage Therapy Foundation logoMassage Therapy Foundation: The foundation releases the most recent research in the form of infographics. They also run a blog and host contests.
Nails Magazine logoNails Magazine: An online publication featuring industry news, videos and resources for students.
Professional Beauty logoProfessional Beauty: A magazine that hosts events and awards as well as publishing their own blogs and news articles. The latest digital issue can be read online. Alternatively, the print copy is available at Lower Mounts Library.
Startups logoStartups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
Makeup Armoury logoThe Makeup Armoury: Blogs, information and tips about special effects makeup as well as advice on tools, brands and techniques.
Vogue Beauty Secrets logoVogue Beauty Secrets: Vogue videos hosts over 100 episodes of Beauty Secrets. Each video takes a personal look at celebrity beauty regimes.

Business

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.
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 FT.com 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 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
HR.com logoHR.com 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.

Catering

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Good Food logoBBC Good Food: A vast collection of tried and tested recipes, complete with comments from those who have tried them.
British Nutrition Foundation logoBritish Nutrition Foundation: The latest about food and nutrition research, plus access to meetings, courses and jobs.
Cook SisterCook Sister: Recipes, travel tales and restaurant reviews written by a South African living in London.
Deliciously Ella logoDeliciously Ella: Entrepreneur Ella took an interest in healthy eating after her diagnosis with a life-changing nervous system disorder. Check out her recipes, reviews and advice.
Eater logoEater: Food, restaurant and tech reviews plus podcasts, videos and more. It is an American-based website, however, there is plenty of interesting content.
Foodable logoFoodable Network: All the latest news, trends, tech, chef advice and much more. All in the form of videos.
Food Heaven logoThe Food Heaven website publishes hundreds of recipes for all of your sweet baking and cake decorating needs!
Food Standards Agency logoFood Standards Agency; For the definitive guide to health and safety in the catering industry and advice on starting a catering business, look no further!
Love Food Hate Waste logoLove Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action with articles showing easy practical everyday tips which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.
Nicole Navigates logoNicole Navigates: Nicole is a 20-something food, travel and lifestyle blogger who is based in Northamptonshire.
Restaurant Den logoRestaurant Den: Initially a website aimed at helping restaurants set up websites, Restaurant Den has expanded to include a comprehensive blog.
Trip Advisor logoTrip Advisor: Full of honest reviews for nearly every restaurant and hotel imaginable.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants logoThe World's 50 Best: A website dedicated to finding and reviewing the 50 best restaurants in the world. View reviews and menus here.

Childcare

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Childlink logoChildlink: A detailed database of news, papers, statistics, research, legislation, parliamentary proceedings and more relating to children. Topics include welfare, education, health, justice, youth and employment.
Jisc logoJisc Education and Childcare Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities for Education and Childcare.
GOV.UK logoThe Department for Education website provides information on schools, children and young people, getting into teaching, data, research and statistics.
National Children's BureauThe National Children's Bureau is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Computing & IT

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

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 our Moodle page.
arXiv.org 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.
Jisc logoJisc Digital and IT Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities for IT.
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.
w3schools.com logoA website filled with tutorials. Learn how to code, how to build a website and access a reference database of code commands.
WhatIs.com logoWhatIs.com: Search or browse definitions of computer science related words. Sign up for the word of the day to improve your IT vocabulary.

Construction

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Jisc logoJisc Construction Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities for Construction.
Health and Safety Executive logoHealth & Safety Executive: The H&SE is a great resource for information about onsite safety and regulations.
Installer logoInstaller Magazine is essential reading for heating, plumbing, and renewable professionals. The provide the latest news, product and training information to the heating industry,
Royal Institute of British ArchitectsThe Royal Institute of British Architects website has key sources of information on architecture and related subjects, design and construction.

Electrical Installation and Electronics

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

EEWeb logoEE Web: An electrical engineering community for hardware designers with design tools, projects, articles, jobs, events, discussions, and social networking
getcal.com logogetcalc.com is a universal and intuitive online calculator & converter application to help you learn, teach and practise electrical installation calculations efficiently.
Health and Safety Executive logoHealth & Safety Executive: The H&SE is a great resource for information about onsite safety and regulations.

Engineering

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

getcal.com logogetcalc.com is a universal and intuitive online calculator & converter application to help you learn, teach and practise engineering calculations efficiently.
AmesWeb logoLimits, Fits and Tolerance Calculator

ESOL

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Radio 2 500 Words logoBBC Radio 2 500 Words: A selection of brilliant stories perfect for ESOL students to read!
BBC logoTim’s Pronunciation Workshop from the BBC features short videos focusing on the lesser known details of pronunciation.
duolingo logoDuolingo makes learning fun and addictive! Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Choose your nationality and start learning English today! (Registration required)
elllo logoEnglish Listening Lesson Library Online has thousands of videos to help you learn English. Listen and then do the short quizzes.
EngVid logoHundreds of video lessons taught by native (mostly) British speakers.
Free Rice logoFree Rice: Broaden your vocabulary and donate rice at the same time! For every answer you get right, sponsors donate the money for 10 grains of rice.
Gramma Monster logoGrammar Monster: Online lessons, quizzes, tests and glossaries. Contains sections on commonly mixed up words, word types, and punctuation.
Phonics bloom logoPhonics is the best way to improve your reading and pronunciation. Phonics Bloom has plenty of games to help you practice.
Phonics Play logoPhonics Play provides more phonics games to help you practice pronunciation and reading skills.
UsingEnglish.com logoUsing English provides tonnes of resources for ESOL students (and teachers). Complete quizzes and reading comprehension, or read an article.

Fashion

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Fashion Net logoFashion Net: A search engine just for fashion. Fashion Net was the first fashion website on the internet.
Fashion Revolution: A movement uniting designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers and fashion lovers with the vision of a fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit whilst ending human and environmental exploitation in the global fashion industry.
Fashion Trendsetter logoFashion Trendsetter: Information about fashion trends and fashion forecasting.
Harper's Bazaar logoHarper’s Bazaar is your essential guide to luxury style. Keep up to date with the smartest fashion trends and get tips from beauty experts.
London Fashion Week logoDelve into the latest menswear, womenswear and gender neutral collections from London Fashion Week.
V&A logoVictoria & Albert Museum's fashion collection. Spanning five centuries, it is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue as far back as 1892!

To log in:
Under 'Find Your Library', type Northampton College into the box, click search and then select it.
Enter your College login details then click 'Login'.
Vogue Fashion Show logoVogue Fashion Shows: Details and photos from all the major fashion shows all the way back to Autumn/Winter 2001.

Film and Media

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Media Plus logoMedia Plus brings more than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings to your screen.
Britain on Film logoBritain On Film's BFI Player gives you access to 1000s of titles from film and TV Archives in the UK, about life in Britain.
British Council logoBritish Film Council has a selection of 'How To' guides, film archives and film catalogues.
British Library logoBritish Library: Covers communication, cultural theory, journalism, film studies, print and new media, broadcasting, and the social aspects of information and communication technologies.
Media College logoMedia College offers free resources for film and digital media production.

Forensics and Criminology

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Games Design

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Gamasutra logoGamasutra has a mission to inform and inspire their game developer readership through journalism, as well as criticism whilst providing game developers a prominent platform to discuss all matters related to the art and business of making video games.
GDC Vault logoGDC Vault is a trove of in-depth design, technical and inspirational talks and slides from the influencers of the game development industry, taken from over 20 years of the worldwide Game Developers Conferences.
Pixel Prospector logoPixelProspector offers information about the latest video game developments and projects.

Hairdressing

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Jisc logoJisc Hairdressing Training: Hairdressing and barbering videos specifically aimed at students in further education.
Behind the Chair logoBehind the Chair: A wide range of resources on hairdressing.
Confessions of a Hairstylist logoConfessions of a Hair Stylist: Jenny Strebe has over 15 years of hairdressing experience. She runs a blog and a Youtube channel filled with how-tos, opinions and advice.
Habia logoHabia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spas and creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications.
Hair Heads logoHair Heads: A hairdresser’s handbook in the form of a website which contains a wealth of information aimed at FE students including visual dictionaries, articles, advice and revision quizzes.
Health and Safety Executive logoHealth and Safety Executive for Hairdressing: The national independent watchdog for all work-related, health, safety and illness matters in the UK. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related deaths and serious injury across the UK's workplaces.
Startups logoStartups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
Modern Barber logoModern Barber: This website features a comprehensive portfolio, online magazine, blog, events, tips and jobs, all focused around barbering.
The National Hairdressers' Federation logoThe National Hairdressers' Federation: A member organisation for UK hairdressers. Find advice, events, networking and blogs here.
Toni & Guy logoToni&Guy TV: Step by step ladies and men's haircut and styling tutorials via YouTube.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue as far back as 1892!

To log in:
Under 'Find Your Library', type Northampton College into the box, click search and then select it.
Enter your College login details then click 'Login'.

Health & Social Care

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Jisc logoJisc Health and Social Care Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities for Health and Social Care.
Adult Safeguarding Hub logoAdult Safeguarding Hub (via Childlink) allows you to access relevant and current information to assist you with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP, select it and click continue
2. Enter your college login details and click Login.
3. Click 'Login via your home institution'.
Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is a wonderful interactive resource for how the human body works.

To log in:
Click on login via UK Shibboleth. A pop-up window should appear, find and select Northampton College.
Enter your College login details then click Login.
Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
Community Care logoThe Community Care group is at the heart of your social care career. They offer a selection of products that work together to give social care professionals constant support in the ever-changing social care sector.
Mental Health Foundation logoMental Health Foundation: Useful website providing a wealth of information on mental health and a wide range of publications.
NHS DigitalNHS Digital is the national information and technology partner to the health and care system
National Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceNICE Evidence Search brings together evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning in one place.
Care Quality Commision logoQuality Care Commission: The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
Skills for Care logoSkills for Care are a trusted independent charity with over 18 years’ experience in workforce development, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. Their website includes news, blogs and articles relation to health and social care.
Social Care Online logoSocial Care Online is the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.

Humanities inc. Geography

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

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Media Makeup

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Warpaint logoWarpaint ventures behind the scenes of blockbuster films, TV productions, editorial shoots and major events to get the artist's own story. Featuring body art, prosthetics, wig work and SFX as well as high fashion, catwalk, editorial and beauty.
I Love Body Art logoI Love Body Art showcases innovative and expressive Body Art in all its forms & genres. Thousands of photos by over 200 professional and amateur body paint artists.
Kryolan logoKryolan have been supplying the film, theatre and television industries for decades. Access their tutorials for videos, trendlooks and step-by-step guides.
MAC logoMac Cosmetics are leading suppliers in cosmetics. Their website features international make-up artist profiles and a collection of 'how to' videos.
Makeup-FX logoMakeup-FX: Special effects make-up artist Lars Carlsson provides a gallery and tutorials of his unique works.
The Makeup Gallery logoThe Makeup Gallery features the work of makeup artists specifically creating female characters for movies and TV shows.
Millennium FX logoMillenniumFX provides cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics, special make-up FX and creature FX.

Motor Vehicle

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Car Magazine logoCar Magazine: All the latest car news, motoring stories, new model launches, industry analysis and photos.
getcal.com logogetcalc.com is a universal and intuitive online calculator & converter application to help you learn, teach and practise engineering calculations efficiently.
GOV.UK logoGOV.UK has statutory guidance on the testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on cars, private buses and light commercial vehicles.
MCN logoMotorcycle News: Find sport news, advice, reviews and much more from Motorcycle News.

Music

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

AltPress logoAlternative Press is an American magazine filled with reviews, articles, interviews and music charts.
British Library logoAn extensive collection of unique sound recordings from all over the world.
Digital Resources for Musicology logoDigital Resources for Musicology offers a catalogue of open-access projects. Contains music theory, recordings, magazines, newspapers and digital scores.
Future Music logoFuture Music Tutorials: Master your music making with expert tutorials, tips and production lessons.
The International Music Score Library logoThe International Music Score Library contains thousands of free scores to download and print.
Mojo logoMojo: A monthly music publication focusing mainly on rock music. Contains a number of top 100 lists.
Musician's Union logoMusicians Union; A network of over 30, 000 musicians. Offers careers advice, networking and blogs.
Music Tech logoMusic Technology: The latest news about music technology.
Pitchfork logoPitchfork: An American online magazine that focuses on new and independent artists, although it often includes indie and rock articles.
Rock's Backpages logoRock's Back Pages: The ultimate archive of music journalism... Over 28,000 articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.
Rolling Stone logoRolling Stone: An American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. As well as music, it covers film, television and politics.
UK Music logoUK Music is a campaigning and lobbying group that aims to represent all musicians. Offers research, education and news.
Wire logoThe Wire is a British music magazine which contains a huge amount of musician biographies, interviews and opinion columns.

Performing Arts & Technical Theatre

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Writers Room logoBBC Writers Room is a fantastic resource for those looking to write for the BBC. It includes top tips on script writing and information about opportunities and events for writers.
British Library logoThe British Library has a range of material on dialects and accents. This link will take you to the British Library homepage - go to the search box and type in 'dialects' or 'accents' and you will be directed to a wide range of useful material.
London Theatre logoLondon Theatre website: The Ultimate guide to London Theatre which includes ticket information, reviews, news, theatre maps and interviews.
The Monologue Database logoThe Monologue Database is a large database resource of monologues from well-known dramatists and is intended to help actors find new monologues.
National Theatre logoNational Theatre website.
National Theatre Black Plays Archive logoThe National Theatre's Black Plays Archive is an online catalogue for the first professional production of every African, Caribbean and Black British play produced in Britain.
National Youth Theatre logoNational Youth Theatre; A charity that helps young people get involved with theatre. Includes information on casting calls, courses and tickets
Numeri Danse logoNumeri Danse includes hundreds of videos of dancers! The videos cover a range of techniques (including hand dances). Also contains access to online courses and blogs.
Raindance logRaindance: The website behind the famous film festival. As well as all the news on Indie films, the blog contains all sorts of theatrical and film-related information.
Royal and Derngate logoRoyal and Derngate: Northampton's theatre complex. See what's on and buy tickets or find out how to get involved with the theatre.
Shakespeare's Monologues logoShakespeare's Monologues makes finding male and female monologues by William Shakespeare so easy!
Stage of Half Moon logoStages of Half Moon is the UK's leading small-scale young person's venue and touring company. Includes photos, programmes, news, videos and interviews.
The Stage logoThe Stage: All the theatre news from London's West End and across the UK. Interviews, jobs, reviews, casting calls and much more!
study.com logoStudy.com: Although aimed at tutors there are a wide range of Performing Arts related resources including quizzes. Note, whilst some of the content is free other parts do require a subscription.
Variety logoVariety is an American overview of the entertainment industry which offers news, film reviews, awards, film festivals and box office information.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive: All of Vogue magazine's back catalogue, dating back all the way to 1892!
West End Wilma logoWest End Wilma: A mother and son operation that has been reviewing shows since 2002. They have grown to be an authoritative voice in the world of theatre and their website features interviews, competitions and videos.
Whats On Stage logoWhats On Stage features daily news and reviews of British theatre.

Photography

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Journal of Photography logoThe British Journal of Photography is a the world's oldest magazine about photography, publishing in-depth articles, profiles of photographers, analyses, and technological reviews. (Registration required)
Lens Culture logoLens Culture: Magazine website containing reviews, articles and interviews all relating to photography.
V&A logoThe V&A museum for Photography collections online. Contains articles and other online resources on the subject of Photography.

Psychology and Sociology

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Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
Equality and Human Rights Commission logoEquality and Human Rights Commission is and independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain.
Simply Psychology logoSimply Psychology looks at all aspects of psychology, human behavior and how we are influenced by other people and the social context in which this occurs.
Stonewall logoInformation on work and research in areas that affect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain. Useful fact sheets on homosexual and bisexual issues - for example hate crime.
Verywell mind logoVery Well Mind: Explore the various types of psychology, their history, and the major theorists behind them and apply this knowledge to your studies.

Public Services

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Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology containing short courses based around different areas of the human body. Contains video content, quizzes and downloadable material.
Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
The British Army logoThe British Army website.
College of Policing logoThe College of Policing escribes employment opportunities in police forces across the country; details of lifestyle, pay, benefits and application forms.
Fire Service logoThe Fire Service website is designed to give members of the public an insight into the work of the UK Fire and Rescue Service. Also provides an online resource for serving firefighters in the UK.
Northamptonshire Police logoThe Northamptonshire Police website focuses on community policing, crime prevention, community safety and employment opportunities.
Royal Navy logoThe Royal Navy website.

Science

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Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is a wonderful interactive resource for how the human body works.

To log in:
Click on login via UK Shibboleth. A pop-up window should appear, find and select Northampton College.
Enter your College login details then click Login.
Cells Alive logoCells Alive includes interactive modules covering cell biology, microbiology, immunology and microscopy.

Genetics Alive, similar to Cells Alive, covers genes, genomes and genetics.
Innerbody Research logoInner Body Explorer allows you to explore the human body and human anatomy.
Institute of Physics logoInstitute of Physics has many resources for Physics including video demonstrations of experiments.
Royal Society of Chemistry logoAn interactive periodic table from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Sport

Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology containing short courses based around different areas of the human body. Contains video content, quizzes and downloadable material.

Staff Development

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BBC logoBBC Skillswise: Whether you're at home or at school, you can use Skillswise for free. Their website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
David Didau logoDavid Didau of the Learning Spy is an education expert who has worked to improve standards of education. His website has an informative blog as well as offers for free online CPD.
ELT Journal logoELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in English Language Teaching. Read the latest issue as well as previous issues online.
Pearson logoPearson’s website contains online training, blogs, resources, SEN guidance and subject specific advice.
Research EDResearch ED is a magazine launched in 2018, with articles based on current research that has been conducted by educational
professionals.
Research Schools Network logoResearch Schools Network is an expanding group of schools who conduct research into the best teaching methods.
Teacher Toolkit logoTeacher Toolkit: Ross Morrison McGill provides a platform for teachers to be heard. Read short articles from teachers across the country. Great for busy teachers!


TES logoTimes Educational Supplement contains a multitude of free and paid resources. The forum is a great place for advice, support and friendly discussion. (Registration required).
The Confident Teacher logoThe Confident Teacher: Alex Quigley, known for his book ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ is a vocabulary specialist. He writes a research-based blog on how to improve your students’ vocabularies.
Moodle Docs logoMoodle Docs: As a teacher in FE or secondary, you may be required to use Moodle. Check out Moodle Docs for all the guidance you need.

Supported Learning

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Travel and Tourism

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The Best Designs logoThe Best Designs: A collection of beautiful travel and tourism websites. All the best blogs in one place!
Dan Flying Solo logoDan is a travel photographer and writer. He writes blogs about destinations in Asia, Europe and Australia.
Drew Binksy logoDrew is a travel videographer who is on a mission to visit every country!
Euan's Guide logoEuan's Guide: A blog dedicated to finding and reviewing accessible travel destinations.
Global Travel & Tourism Partnership logoThe Global Travel and Tourism Partnership: Although this is a website designed for teachers, there is a huge list of websites related to travel and tourism.
Google Maps logoGoogle Maps has road maps, satellite maps and the Street View feature, which is particularly useful for getting to know an unfamiliar area.
Holiday Truths logoHoliday Truths is the UK's largest travel forum. For honest discussions and reviews, look no further!
National Geographic logoCheck out National Geographic for photos and articles about countries around the world.
Smarter Travel logoSmarter Travel contains reviews, advice and money-saving tips for travellers.
Wiki Voyage logoWiki Voyage is like Wikipedia, but for travel! Find information and statistics for a wide range of different places.