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 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. Off-campus access
ProQuest 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. Off-campus access
EBSCO eBooks 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. Off-campus access

Online TV and Radio for Education

BoB National Bob (Box of Broadcast) is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. Off-campus access
eStream Cambria eStream is multi-media platform that can stream archived television and radio recordings. Off-campus access

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Britannica Academic Find reliable information from this comprehensive and accurate online encyclopedia Off-campus access
Britannica Image Quest Over three million high quality, rights-cleared images for educational use Off-campus access
Business Insights:Global Company and industry profiles, case studies, scholarly journals and business news covering global economies. Also includes Thomson Reuters company financial reports. Off-campus access
Oxford Dictionaries 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. Off-campus access
Human Atlas Anatomy and Physiology Online with interactive 3D images, narrated animations and quiz questions Off-campus access

Journals, newspapers and magazines

Dynamic Learning 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. Access info here
Issues Online Access to hundreds of articles on contemporary issues with a multimedia archive. Guide to accessing off-site
Vogue 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 Off-campus access

Academic research

Springer HE Higher level e-books and research papers for HNC and above Off-campus access
Infotrac News and periodical articles on wide range of topics.  Millions of articles are full-text, many with images, updated daily. Off-campus access
Discovery 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 Off-campus access
SAGE Journals Gateway to world-class research journals Off-campus access

TV, drama, media, music & art

Digital Theatre 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. Off-campus access
Drama Online 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 Off-campus access
ScreenOnline 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. Off-campus access
MediaHub 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. Off-campus access

Child, health and social care

Childlink The most up to the minute information on Welfare, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Justice, Youth Affairs, Employment, and Benefit Issues affecting children and young persons No off-campus access
British Journal of Midwifery British Journal of Midwifery No off-campus access
InterEd Extra Education/Childcare journals (Headteacher Update, Primary Teacher Update, Early Years Educator, Nursery World, Sec Ed, Fundraising for Schools, Practical Preschool) Off-campus access

Geography and maps

Digimap for colleges Digimap for Colleges provides easy access to a range of up to date 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.  Please note that this resource is only available for use on site Unable to access off-campus

Law & legal information

eLaw Student Lectures, cases, statutes, articles and e-books covering the law in England and Wales Off-campus access
XpertHR Employment law, HR resources, templates & guidance Off-campus access


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

Hair, beauty and holistic therapy

Hairdressing Training Videos, cutting guides and help-sheets for students and practitioners Off-campus access

Engineering and construction

IHS  Construction Information Service 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 Off-campus access
Safety Care videos themed collection of HD Videos covering Health & Safety, Building and Construction Site Safety, First Aid, COSHH and more.. Off-campus access