Library eBooks & Collection


Coleg Cambria subscribe to online information services, website and eBooks for you to use free of charge whilst in College and in most cases off-campus.

If prompted to sign in use your Coleg Cambria Google account, unless otherwise instructed.

dawsonera – access off campus.
Extensive catalogue of full-text e-book titles on a wide range of subjects with a searchable database. These resources can be read online or downloaded for a limited loan period in the manner of traditional library books.
ProQuest – 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 Radio for Education
BoB National– access off campus
Bob (Box of Broadcast) is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.
eStream Cambria– access off campus.
eStream is multi-media platform that can stream archived television and radio recordings.
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.
Oxford Dictionaries– access off campus.
Current English dictionaries (English/World English/US English), large current English thesauruses, audio pronunciations, unabridged Spanish/English bilingual dictionary and compact bilingual dictionaries in French, German and Italian. Help with grammar and usage and professional language resources.
Human Atlas – access off campus.
Anatomy and Physiology Online with interactive 3D images, narrated animations and quiz questions
Journals, newspapers and magazines
Dynamic Learning
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.
Issues Online
Access info here
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
Infotrac – 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.
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.
MediaHub – access off campus
Audio visual resources from a wide range of collections. Some of these are licensed for educational use by JISC Collections, some are made available by other providers.
Child, health and social care
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
InterEd Extra – access off campus.
InteredExtra contains the complete range of education titles from MA Education, providing lesson plan ideas, news, reports and features for teachers and education professionals working in early years, primary and secondary education, including selected content from two key titles: Headteacher Update and Nursery World
Intermid – access off campus.
Intermid contains all content from the British Journal of Midwifery from 1996 onwards. It also exclusively includes access to its sister title, African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health
Intermid – access off campus.
Quality resources aimed at Levels 1 and 2 includes activities, useful guides and templates.
Health and Social Care Training – access off campus.
Quality resources aimed at Levels 1 and 2 includes activities, useful guides and templates.
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
XpertHR – access off campus.
Employment law, HR resources, templates & guidance
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
Engineering and construction
IHS  Construction Information Service – access off campus.
Comprehensive source of technical information for the construction industry includes access to some British Standards.  From home you will need to login with your College  Google account to access the guide
Safety Care videos – access off campus.
Themed collection of HD Videos covering Health & Safety, Building and Construction Site Safety, First Aid, COSHH and more..