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

Finding Science 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 Science eBooks

You can access Science eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Please note that a majority of the Science eBooks are published for A-Levels however some still include information which may be of use for your current course. 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.

Pearson BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1
Read on Ebook Central
Revise BTEC National Applied Science Revision Workbook
Read on Ebook Central
Pearson BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 2
Read on Ebook Central
Introduction to Human Nutrition
Read on VLe Books
Read on Ebook Central
ABC of Nutrition
Read on VLe Books
Read on Ebook Central

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.

Science Focus
New Scientist
Nutrition iMag

Science 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.

Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is an interactive digital learning tool that includes interactive 3D models, narrated animations and illustrations as well as more than 250 clinical topics and case studies.
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.

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

Planet eStream logo

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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