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

Finding Music 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 Music eBooks

Hairdressing 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.

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Music 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.

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.
An extensive collection of unique sound recordings from all over the world.
The International Music Score Library contains thousands of free scores to download and print.
Digital Resources for Musicology offers a catalogue of open-access projects. Contains music theory, recordings, magazines, newspapers and digital scores.
Alternative Press is an American magazine filled with reviews, articles, interviews and music charts.
UK Music is a campaigning and lobbying group that aims to represent all musicians. Offers research, education and news.
Musicians Union; A network of over 30, 000 musicians. Offers careers advice, networking and blogs.
Pitchfork: An American online magazine that focuses on new and independent artists, although it often includes indie and rock articles.
Mojo: A monthly music publication focusing mainly on rock music. Contains a number of top 100 lists.
Rolling Stone: An American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. As well as music, it covers film, television and politics.
The Wire is a British music magazine which contains a huge amount of musician biographies, interviews and opinion columns.

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.

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.