On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course, including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.
Using the Library
This video is a guide to using the Library and will show you how to access physical and online resources.
Subject Resources for University Level and Access Courses
Many courses link to individual Library Subject Guides. You can find the full list of guides here.
HNC and HND University Level Courses
Access to HE Humanities & Social Science
Access to HE Science
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, Human Cell Biology)
Access to HE Health Professions
eBooks and Online Resources
You can access eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Visit our eBooks section to search the collections. 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.
The Library also has access to a number of online resources...
VLe Books offers a wide selection of eBooks. Find out how to log in here.
Ebook Central offers a wide selection of eBooks across many subject areas. Find out how to log in here.
Annual 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.
BrowZine allows you to browse thousands of electronic journals; follow your favourite titles and store and them in your own personal library.
Cambridge Core is the place to find valuable, useful and inspirational research and academic information. With over 1.8 million journal articles and 46,000+ books, Cambridge Core is the central destination for academic research.
To log in:
1. Go to Cambridge Core
2. Select Northampton College IdP from the list and click Select.
3. Enter your College login details then click Login.
Planet eStream has huge selection of videos, recorded from television, that you could find useful for your course.
With HN Global, students can get access to course specific core textbooks, work on their CV, improve their study skills by completing online learning modules targeted at common development areas.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses and books, from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
Google Books offers the ability to search the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text and stored in its digital database.
JStor allows you to explore millions of high-quality primary sources and images from around the world, including artworks, maps, photographs, and more.
Oxford Bibliographies provides a unique gateway to topical research areas and also showcases the benefit of using selections from multiple modules as an interdisciplinary research tool.
Wiley Online Library: One of the largest and most authoritative collections of online journals and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences.