University Level and Access Courses

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 Courses

Access to HE Humanities & Social Science

Psychology subject guide




Politics and Law


Access to HE Science

Science subject guide

Access to HE Health Professions

Health and Social Care subject guide



Human Biology

Nursing (H&SC GUIDE)

Access to Health eResources

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 logoVLe Books offers a wide selection of eBooks. Find out how to log in here.
Ebook Central logoEbook Central offers a wide selection of eBooks across many subject areas. Find out how to log in here.
Annual Reviews logoAnnual 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 Library logoBrowZine 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 logoPlanet eStream has huge selection of videos, recorded from television, that you could find useful for your course.
HN Global logoWith 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 logoGoogle 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 logoGoogle 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 logoJStor allows you to explore millions of high-quality primary sources and images from around the world, including artworks, maps, photographs, and more.
Oxford Bibliographies logoOxford 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 logoWiley Online Library: One of the largest and most authoritative collections of online journals and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences.

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