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

An amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues
Anatomy TV

A wonderful interactive resource for how the human body works.
MediaPlus

A vast repository of 1000,000 images, video and sound that can be used in your assignments.
Jisc Geospatial Data

Through Geospatial data you can get access to a number of collections including ordnance survey, marine, environment, historic and geology maps as well as aerial photography
Planet eStream

A huge selection of videos that you will find useful for your course.
Childlink A detailed database of news, papers, statistics, research, legislation and parliamentary proceedings.Rock's Backpages: 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.Hairdressing Training A detailed database of video tutorials, quizzes and worksheets for hairdressing students. Videos and quizzes are also available to download.Vogue Archives An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue!Adult Safeguarding Hub Access relevant and current information to assist you with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults.

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

English

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

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Free Rice; Test your vocabulary and every question you get right 10 grains of rice is donated to people in need.
Typeonline: Typeonline is a structured touch typing course. Use can this to learn how to touch type.
Sky Writer: Choose a letter then follow the plane with your finger to improve your handwriting
Grammar Monster: Everything you need to know about English grammar and punctuation.
The British Library: This website allows you to discover literature from a range of different historical periods.
Maths

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

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Khan Academy: Learn Maths from basic to advanced from video tutorials and tests.
MathsWatch: Maths revision for GCSE and AS Level. Password information can be found here on our Moodle page
MyMaths: Great place to learn Maths. Password information can be found here on our Moodle page
100 Hunt: How quickly can you find the numbers?
Corbett Maths: An excellent maths resource where you can watch instructional videos and try sample questions.
Maths Genie: A great site for your maths revision. There are lots of how-to videos and lots of sample questions.
On Maths: Past exam papers, videos and revision papers by topic.
Maths Made Easy: 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 its content or availability.

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Revision World: Designed for GCSE, AS and A2 you'll find a wide range of information arranged by subject and topic.

Resources and websites by course

Accounting

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

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

Art & Design
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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The 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.
Art 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 Project: You can access high resolution images of a large number of artworks from some of the world's leading galleries.
Getty 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.
Tate Life Drawing Masterclass: Tate invited five well-known artists to teach a Life Drawing Masterclass, from their own unique perspective.
Design Curial: Encompassing architecture, design, art and interiors, Design Curial has opinion pieces, news, awards and events for all art and design interests.
De Zeen: A world famous architecture, interior design magazine. Browse articles, opinion pieces and jobs.
Digital Arts: An online magazine covering illustration, branding, graphic design, UX, 3D, VFX and VR.
A-N: A-N is a UK member organisation for artists. Find news, information, support and advice here.
Association of Illustrators: A UK Organisation who supports illustrators, hosts awards and helps protect artist rights.
Art News: An American magazine that is read worldwide. Features reviews, collection information and back issues.
The Vogue Archive: An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issues of Vogue dating back to 1892!

Beauty Therapy
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The Vogue Archive: An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issues of Vogue dating back to 1892!
Anatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology containing short courses based around different areas of the human body. They contain video content, quizzes and downloadable material.
Nails Magazine: An online publication featuring industry news, videos and resources for students.
Massage Therapy Foundation: The foundation releases the most recent research in the form of infographics. They also run a blog and host contests.
The International Spa Association: ISPA provides education and networking opportunities. The ISPA website provides access to Pulse magazine, advice and resources
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.
Professional Beauty: A magazine that hosts events and awards as well as publishing their own blogs and news articles. The print copy of Professional Beauty is available at Lower Mounts Library.
The Makeup Armoury: Blogs, information and tips about special effects makeup as well as advice on tools, brands and techniques.
Make Up Made Over: A publication containing blogs and advice/opinion pieces on skincare, makeup and hair.
Vogue Beauty Secrets: Vogue videos hosts over 100 episodes of Beauty Secrets. Each video takes a personal look at celebrity beauty regimes.

Anatomy TV Log In - In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures.

Issues Online Log In - On the log in page click 'Log in using your home institution'. Type 'Northampton College IdP' into the search box and click 'Continue'. Type your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'.

Business
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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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: The world's leading global business publication. Contains news, analysis and general comments on worldwide business.
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.

Catering
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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British Nutrition Foundation: The latest about food and nutrition research. Plus access to meetings, courses and jobs.
Cook Sister: Recipes, travel tales and restaurant reviews written by a South African living in London.
Deliciously 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: Food, restaurant and tech reviews plus podcasts, videos and more. It is an American-based website however there is plenty of interesting content.
Food Standards Agency; For the definitive guide to health and safety in the catering industry and advice on starting a catering business, look no further!
Nicole Navigates: Nicole is a 20-something food, travel and lifestyle blogger who is based in Northamptonshire.
The World's 50 Best: A website dedicated to finding and reviewing the 50 best restaurants in the world. View reviews and menus here.
BBC Good Food: A vast collection of tried and tested recipes, complete with comments from those who have tried them.
Foodable Network: All the latest news, trends, tech, chef advice and much more. All in the form of videos.
Restaurant Den: Initially a website aimed at helping restaurants set up websites, Restaurant Den has expanded to include a comprehensive blog.
Trip Advisor: Full of honest reviews for nearly every restaurant and hotel imaginable.

Childcare
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Childlink: 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.

How can I log in?
Within and outside of College - Click 'Login via your home institution' then find 'Northampton College IdP' in the menu and click 'Continue'. On the next page enter your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'.

Construction
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Health & Safety Executive: The H&SE is a great resource for information about onsite safety and regulations.

Dance
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Feedspot: Not sure what to read? this website has a list of 75 dance blogs. Pick who's to read or start your own!
The Vogue Archive: An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issues of Vogue dating back to 1892!
Anatomy TV: Videos ans online courses covering the basics of anatomy to advanced physiology.
London Dance: News, reviews, photographs and the latest jobs from the London dance scene.
People Dancing: An organisation that aims to get everyone involved in dancing. Read the latest blogs, news and initiatives to get people dancing.
Numeri Danse: Hundreds of videos of dancers! The videos cover a range of techniques (including hand dances). Also contains access to online courses and blogs.
One Dance UK: Contains job boards, events, news and many ways to get involved with dance organisations across the country.
Centre for Performance Research: Contains an extensive dance projects archive as well as book, DVD and journal recommendations. there are plenty of ways to get involved with this organisation.
Dance Teacher: An online version of Dance Teacher magazine. Although it is aimed at teachers, it provides an insight in to the world of work and plenty of articles to broaden your understanding.
IMZ DanceScreen: An international dance film competition. Enter or browse through past winners.
Royal Academy of Dance: Projects, classes and news from the Royal Academy of Dance. Keep an eye out for jobs, courses and bursaries.

Anatomy TV Log In - In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures.

Engineering, Electrical & Motor
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Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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EEweb: This useful online scientific calculator has a very handy conversion side-bar that feeds directly into the calculator.
Getcalc: A useful resource for engineering formula including a formula calculator to check your own workings out.
Limits, Fits And Tolerances Calculator (ISO System): A really useful online tool to help you find the correct engineering tolerances for a range of applications including bearings.
Health & Safety Executive: The H&SE is a great resource for information about onsite safety and regulations.

ESOL
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Free Rice; Test your vocabulary and every question you get right 10 grains of rice is donated to people in need.
Typeonline: Typeonline is a structured touch typing course. Use can this to learn how to touch type.
Sky Writer: Choose a letter then follow the plane with your finger to improve your handwriting
Grammar Monster: Everything you need to know about English grammar and punctuation.
The British Library: This website allows you to discover literature from a range of different historical periods.

Fashion
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Vogue Archives: An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue!
Vogue Fashion Shows: Details and photos from all the major fashion shows all the way back to Autumn/Winter 2001-2
Fashion Trendsetter: Information about fashion trends and fashion forecasting.
Fashion Net: A search engine just for fashion. Fashion Net was the first fashion website on the internet.

Hairdressing
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Jisc Hairdressing Training: Hairdressing and barbering videos specifically aimed at students in further education.
UK Hairdressing: The latest styles and advice, including celebrity hair trends.
The Vogue Archive: An incredible resource where you can explore back issues of Vogue dating back to 1892!
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 National Hairdressers' Federation: A member organisation for UK hairdressers. Find advice, events, networking and blogs here.
My Hairdressers: Formed in 2007, My Hairdressers aims to bring instant education to everyone. The website is filled with video tutorials and blog posts aimed to improve your skills.
Hair Heads: A hairdressers 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.
Confessions 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.
Modern Barber: This website features a comprehensive portfolio, online magazine, blog, events, tips and jobs, all focused around barbering.
Google Scholar: A platform that specifically searches for academic articles. Also look at Google Books, a search function for books, many of which can be read in full or in part online.

Health & Social Care
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.

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Adult Safeguarding Hub: This is a collaborative project lead by the Department of Health Social Services with the aim to provide a single point of focus for individuals to access relevant and current information to assist them with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults.
JISC Health and social care training: High quality videos, guides, infographics and interactive learning materials that cover all mandatory NVQ level 2 and 3 health and social care units.
Skills For Care: A really useful site that contains lots of information about aspects of Health & Social Care. There is a lot of information that can be download as pdfs.
Care Quality Commission: The independent regulator for adult social care.
City & Guilds: Detailed information about Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications. Scroll down the page to find your qualification.

For JISC, click on login and choose ‘Via your organisation’ and then choose ‘Northampton College’ from the drop-down menu. Use your college username and password to access the site.

Humanities inc. Geography
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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The National Archives: 1,000 years of history. You can search records in the catalogue and you have access to educational resources.
The British Library: This website has a wealth of online resources from the Middle Ages to Victorian Britain and World War One.
National Geographic: News, maps, science, education, games, events and blogs - All about nature.
Old Bailey Online: A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
The Workhouse: This website is dedicated to the workhouse, from its social history, politics, economics and architecture and details its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets.
Law
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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All UK legislation, original (as enacted) and revised versions are published here.

Media & Photography
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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British Journal of Photography: For all the latest news regarding photography. You'll find creative photographs, reviews of technology, interview and opinion.
Media College: A series of tutorials on audio work.

Music
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Music Technology: The latest news about music technology.
Rocks 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.

To log into Rocks Back Pages from outside the college, locate the 'login via your home institution (uk only)' dropdown on the left hand side of the page. Select 'Northampton College' and then log in with your normal college ID and password.

Psychology
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Issues Online: An amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues

How can I log in?
On the log in page click 'Log in using your home institution'. Type 'Northampton College IdP' into the search box and click 'Continue'. Type your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'.

Public Services
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Anatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology. It has detailed 3D images of the bodily systems and detailed descriptions of how they function.

How can I log in?
In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures'.

Science
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Anatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology. It has detailed 3D images of the bodily systems and detailed descriptions of how they function.

How can I log in?
In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures'.

Sociology
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Anatomy TV by Primal Pictures is a great resource for Anatomy and Physiology. It has detailed 3D images of the bodily systems and detailed descriptions of how they function.
Issues Online is a huge database of articles on social issues. It covers a wide range of topics including crime, drugs, economics, environment, family, health, science and more.

Anatomy TV Log In - In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures.

Issues Online Log In - On the log in page click 'Log in using your home institution'. Type 'Northampton College IdP' into the search box and click 'Continue'. Type your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'.

Sport
DescriptionLink
Anatomy TV: A great resource for Anatomy and Physiology. It has detailed 3D images of the bodily systems and detailed descriptions of how they function.

How can I log in?
In the drop-down menu choose 'UK Access Management Federation'. Then find 'Northampton College IdP' and click 'Login'. Type in your Northampton College username and password and click 'Continue'. Once you've logged in click 'Primal Pictures'.

Supported Learning
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Sensory World: Explore the house with many different activities and experiences designed for people with learning disabilities.

Technical Theater/Performing Arts
Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over its content or availability.
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Study.com: Although aimed at tutors there are a wide range of Performing Arts resources including quizzes. Note, whilst some of the content is free other parts do require a subscription. Tip - use the site's search facility to find more specific information.