Motor Vehicle

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

Finding Motor Vehicle 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 Motor Vehicle eBooks

You can access Motor Vehicle 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.

Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
Read on VLe Books
Automobile electrical and electronic systems
Read on Ebook Central
The repair of vehicle bodies
Read on Ebook Central
Thermal management of electric vehicle battery systems
Read on VLe Books
Light & heavy vehicle technology
Read on VLe Books
Automotive air conditioning and climate control systems
Read on Ebook Central
Automotive science and mathematics
Read on Ebook Central
Introduction to Health and Safety and Work
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.

Car Mechanics
Complete Kit Car
Motor Cycle News

Motor Vehicle 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.

Car Magazine logoCar Magazine: All the latest car news, motoring stories, new model launches, industry analysis and photos. 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.

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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