Online Resources

VLeBooks – access off campus. Sign in with Google
Extensive range of e-books to help with course work covering most subject areas. Access at home or in college

ProQuest eBook Central – access off campus
Your library service has access to all of the e-books and other authoritative materials provided by ProQuest for the JISC e-books for FE project across a wide range of subject areas, including many core text books.

EBSCO eBooks – access off campus
EBSCO Discovery features nearly 4,000 e-books in addition to articles on a wealth of subject-relevant topics. Use the ‘full text’ advanced search option to explore and access the e-books


Online TV and Video
BoB National– access off campus
Click sign in, search for Coleg Cambria and create an account using your college email details

ClickView– access off campus
Enter your Coleg Cambria gmail as your username. ClickView is the leading video content resource for primary schools, secondary schools and further education settings. Access visually stunning, curriculum-aligned video content and teacher resources


Online dictionaries and encyclopedias
Britannica Academic – access off campus.
Find reliable information from this comprehensive and accurate online encyclopedia

Britannica Image Quest – access off campus.
Over three million high quality, rights-cleared images for educational use

Business Insights:Global – access off campus.
Company and industry profiles, case studies, scholarly journals and business news covering global economies. Also includes Thomson Reuters company financial reports

Anatomy TV – access off campus.
Anatomy and Physiology Online with interactive 3D images, narrated animations and quiz questions


Journals, newspapers and magazines
Hodder Review Archive
Access info here
Full text articles from the archives of the ‘Review’ series of journals on a range of subjects from the Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Humanities (Modern History and Geography), Law, Politics, Economics and Business, Psychology, PE and more. Talk to your library to set up class login details

Issues Online
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Access to hundreds of articles on contemporary issues with a multimedia archive

Vogue – access off campus.
The American Vogue Archive is fully searchable  from the first issue in 1892 to the latest issue featuring the world’s greatest photographers, stylists and designers. To access the archive, click on the ‘Arts’ tab


Academic research
Springer HE – access off campus
Higher level e-books and research papers for HNC and above

Gale – access off campus
News and periodical articles on wide range of topics.  Millions of articles are full-text, many with images, updated daily

Discovery – access off campus
Instant access to high quality articles and information on a range of topics. Discovery also features nearly 4,000 ebooks. See our guide to finding ebooks on Discovery

SAGE Journals – access off campus.
Gateway to world-class research journals

Taylor and Francis – access off campus
Leading academic online content from major publications. Peer reviewed and scholarly articles for most subject areas covered

JISC CORE – access off campus.
The world’s largest collection of open access research papers, peered reviewed and constantly updated

Business Insights Global – access off campus.
Detailed company and financial reports. Case studies, business news and industry profiles

Skills for Study – access off campus.
Help and guidance for study at level 3 or above. You will need to register with your Coleg Cambria gmail account then login via Institutional Login option


TV, drama, media, music & art
Digital Theatre – access off campus
Leading theatre productions, interviews with production teams and a range of study guides for Shakespeare, classics, new writing and musicals. See the Accessing digital theatre guide for accessing Digital Theatre off site. From home you will need to login with your College Google account to access the guide

Drama Online – access off campus
More than 1000 plays and over 100 scholarly works available in e-book format ready for you to view and download.  The site also include a photo archive

ScreenOnline – access off campus
Definitive guide to Britain’s film and television history with hundreds of hours of film and television clips, recorded interviews. You can view the entire database on site but there is restricted access to some areas from home


Child, health and social care
MAH Core: Healthcare Collection – access off site
Essential healthcare resources for further education including:

  • British Journal of Community Nursing
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
  • British Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • British Journal of Nursing
  • International Journal of Palliative Nursing
  • Nursing & Residential Care
  • British Journal of Midwifery
  • International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Paramedic Practice

Childlink – no off-campus access
The most up to the minute information on Welfare, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Justice, Youth Affairs, Employment, and Benefit Issues affecting children and young persons

Health and Social Care Training – access off campus.
Quality resources aimed at Levels 1 and 2 includes activities, useful guides and templates

Childcare – access off campus.
Videos, guides and learning activities to support the development of children and young people. A range of resources for L2 – L4 included


Geography and maps
Digimap for colleges – no off-campus access
Ordnance Survey digital mapping for Great Britain. You can access detailed maps showing building outlines, street level maps, road atlas style maps and maps for outdoor activities


Law & legal information
eLaw Student – access off campus.
Lectures, cases, statutes, articles and e-books covering the law in England and Wales



Guide to accessing Gut
Language site for German which provides topics with exercises that will help with reading, writing and listening skills

Guide to accessing Zut
French language site which provides topics with exercises that will help with reading writing and listening skills


Hair, beauty and holistic therapy
Hairdressing Training– access off campus.
Videos, cutting guides and help-sheets for students and practitioners

Professional Beauty
Current and archived digital copies of the monthly business magazine for UK beauty, spa, nail and make-up professionals

Hairdresser’s Journal
With a heritage of more than 130 years, HJ has consistently influenced the world’s leading hairdressers with fresh artistic and buisness content. Current and archived copies available online

Modern Barber
Modern barber brings home the stories, the talents, the techniques and the unique energy of the men’s hair industry. Current and archived copies avialable digitally

Aesthetic Medicine
The original business magazine for aesthetic professionals. With 10 issues a year, the title is aimed at specialist clinics and practitioners in this growing sector. Currrent and archived copies available digitally


Engineering and construction
Safety Care videos – access off campus
Themed collection of HD Videos covering Health & Safety, Building and Construction Site Safety, First Aid, COSHH and more

Construction – access off campus
Videos, guides and learning activities to support L2 and L3. Topics include plan and monitor projects, construction site operations and sustainability

The IET – Student access
Create an account using your Coleg Cambria email address for instant access to essential IET guides and standards

Haynes Manuals
Access info here
The library of world famous online repair manuals at your fingertips in an instant


Land based
Land based learning – access off campus
A range of resources supplied to support equine, hort and agriculture

UK Vet Journal Collection
Educational and clinical resources for vets and veterinary nurses including:

  • Companion Animal
  • Livestock
  • UK Vet
  • The Veterinary Nurse

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