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    Online Resources

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    What are they?

    Online resources are sources of information and learning resources that are available to you on a computer, laptop or smartphone from anywhere you can connect to the Internet.

    The College pays for access to a number of online resources such as databases, encyclopaedia, journals and video collections that give you access to valuable learning materials and information.

    These resources contain information on thousands of topics that is easy to search and cannot be found for free on the Internet.

    Why should I use them?

    • Online resources are more reliable than many websites found using Google.
    • You can get to the good information more quickly than searching through Internet search results
    • The information is copyright cleared, and some even give help on citing the information sources in your reference
    • Using these resources shows that you have researched your topic well, and not just relied on Google or Wikipedia!

    How do I start?

    From within the College

    To access these resources from a college computer you will need to 'log-on' with your student ID and password, then click on the relevant link in this page, or in the 'Direct Links to Online Resources' box on the right.

    From Outside the College

    To access the resources from outside the College, click the relevant link on this page, or the 'Direct Link' on the right, and if required sign in use your student ID and College password. If you are asked to select your organisation, select Bath College (or City of Bath College).


    The Resources

    To access any of the resources below, simply click on either the resource title or the associated picture.

    Direct links to many of the resources are provided in the box at the top right of this page.

    Online Books, Magazines and Newspapers

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    The Library provides access to several collections of full-text e-books covering a wide range of subject areas. With searchable content, built-in dictionaries and no fines, eBooks are a great way to do your research.

    Online Magazines 

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    Academic Search Elite provides access to information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.

    Academic Search Elite provides access to over 2000 full text journals, covering a huge range of subjects, as well as nearly 14,000 journals  indexed and abstracts.

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    A comprehensive reference source giving unique access to hundreds of high-quality articles on today’s social issues. Need to log in to Moodle and then click link to access.

    Subject Specific Resources

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    The College's virtual learning environment (VLE), gives you access to resources such as web pages, books, videos and quizzes specific to your course(s), as specified by your tutor.


    Anatomy & Physiology OnlineAnatomical figure

    Stunning, clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.


    SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the premier source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources.

    The Vogue Archive

    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. 

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    Video and Image Libraries

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    Planet eStream

    Contains TV programmes, films and photos covering a wide range of topics and subjects, many recorded specifically to support courses delivered at the College.

    Image Quest

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    More than two million images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use—ideal for use in lessons,  student projects etc.


    A comprehensive collection of Health and Safety videos covering a wide range of subject areas and activities, from Manual Handling, to Welding, to Office Safety and much, much more.  The videos can be viewed on PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones, regardless of operating system or browser.

    IHS Technical Indexes

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    Access to The Construction Information Service which gives you electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry.

    Reference Works

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    The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides a variety of reliable sources to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site

    Search Encyclopedia Britannica online and discover hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Further information...

    Getting to the Resources  

    In College

    Many of the resources can be accessed directly through the College's Moodle site by clicking on either the links on this page or in the Direct Links to Online Resources box at the top right of this page (bottom of the text on a mobile phone).

    From Outside the College

    From outside the College most of the resources require you to log in - log in using your Student ID and College network password -  occasionally you may need to select 'Bath College' (or 'City of Bath College') to tell the page where you are from before logging in!

    Having Problems Accessing an Online Resource?

    If you're having a problem accessing an online resource this could be due to one or more of a number of things.  Follow the instructions in these links to try and get to the resource: