Your Online Resources
Your Online Resources are those that the College pays for, and those that we recommend, in order to help you find high quality, reliable and up-to-date information for your work. If you are not sure which resources to use, or would like some help in using them, please speak to Rachel.
Online Library Catalogue
Search here for all the books, journal articles and DVDs that are available in the Library, reserve items that are currently on loan and check you account for details of your current loans and reservations.
Access the Online Library Catalogue and learn more about how to use it fully. (Please note: the Catalogue is currently only available inside College.)
Helpful for students studying Geography, GeoFile contains case studies from around the world linked directly to your syllabus.
Access GeoFile. Contact the Library if you do not have your personal login details. Our institution code is nk4. (Note: if you have a Kerboodle login for one of the sciences you can use the same username and password.)
Kerboodle contains course resources and course ebooks for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Access Kerboodle. Contact the Library if you do not have your personal login details. Our institution code is nk4. (Note: if you have a GeoFile login for Geography you can use the same username and password.)
THE LIBRARY ALSO RECOMMENDS:
The Library also recommends these freely available online resources. The first three listed are resources that could be useful for any subject.
Google Scholar allows you to find high quality information fast. A different search engine to ‘normal’ Google, it contains thousands of research articles that have been peer-reviewed by academics and extracts from Google Books. Look for those results that contain a PDF link in order to access the full article for free.
Access Google Scholar.
This database contains journal articles, primary sources and books. Whilst we don’t have a College subscription to the entire site, you can register for free and access a number of documents online.
Access JSTOR and login in before you search in order to make sure you only see the results you can access.
Phil Bradley’s Newspaper Search
Information specialist Phil Bradley has created a customised Google search that only looks for newspaper articles allowing you to quickly and easily search all the UK papers in one go.
Access Phil Bradley’s Newspaper Search.
BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
BAILII provides free access to an up-to-date collection of British and Irish primary legal materials. You can search the entire database or select to only search for case law. You can also select to just search for cases in England and Wales and select the level of court.
Child Development Research
This is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research articles from all over the world. Browse the contents or search the site to get the search option fields, then enter the journal title Child Development Research in addition to your keywords.
Access Child Development Research.
In addition to being the best place to find government information and services, this site also provides access to government reports and publications. The link provided takes you straight to this area where you can choose to limit your search to the relevant department.
The History Learning Site
Created by a history teacher you can use this reliable site to find information on a range of history topics.
Access The History Learning Site.
National Foundation for Educational Research
Useful for students studying BTEC CPLD, this organisation aims to improve education and learning by providing independent research and evidence. The link below will take you to their publications area which is particularly helpful for finding research documents.
Access the National Foundation for Educational Research.
The New Scientist site is helpful for students studying Psychology, R.S. Philosophy & Ethics and Computer Science as well as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Access New Scientist
The Nursery World website gives you access to all the articles published in the fortnightly childcare journal, plus additional content. Some content is password protected. Please see or email Rachel who can give you print outs of anything you can’t access yourself.
Access Nursery World
Science Daily is an award-winning science news website that has been running since 1995. It covers the health sciences, the physical sciences, technology, the environmental sciences and the social sciences.
Access Science Daily.
Sight and Sound Magazine
Produced by the British Film Institute, this journal covers all areas of media from film and television to computer games. You can access a range of articles freely from the site.
Access Sight and Sound Magazine.
The Supreme Court
Here you can search amongst current and decided cases that reached the highest court in the UK.
Access The Supreme Court.
VADS (The Visual Arts Data Service)
VADS provides access to a wide range of visual arts collections containing over 100,000 freely available and copyright-cleared images. Search or browse for images in the arts, design and fashion. The site also contains a number of articles on art, design, fashion and textiles.