Description: Safari Books Online is a collection of 172 books which are available electronically on or off campus. The collection includes titles on computer science, desktop applications, desktop publishing, graphics, operating systems, programming, security, and software engineering. You can browse the titles selected by clicking on the Custom Collection tab. You can download or print sections, but please note the Terms of Service which prohibit downloading the entire content of the books. Please log out when you have finished your session so that other people can use it – simply click on Bradford College User at the top right hand side of the screen and then click on “Sign Out & Clear Session”.
Access Information: Please use your college username and password to access Safari Books Online both on and off campus. You will need to click on “UK Federation Users Sign In” and select Bradford College from the drop down list and then enter your college username and password.
Link: Click here to access Safari Books Online
Description: SAGE Journals Online provides access to the full text of SAGE Journals. Please note that only those journals for which the library has a print subscription are available in full text.
Access Information: Off campus click on “sign-in” and then select the “Login via Athens or your Institution” option, select your location as “UK Access Management Federation” and your Institution as “Bradford College”, then enter your college username and password.
Link: Click here to access SAGE Journals Online
Description: This e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline — biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics — offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.
Access Information: To access Gale Virtual Reference Library off campus please click on the link “Login via your home institution” and then enter your College username and password.
Link: Click here to access the e-book Science of Everyday Things
Description: SCL – The IT Law Community is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the IT sector. Keep up to date with unrivalled coverage of IT law issues on the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) website.
Access Information: The SCL web site, including its protected articles, is open to students and academics. To get full access you need to log-in. Choose the log-on link in the top left hand corner of the page, then select the UK academic users link. Type in Bradford College and click on Continue. Enter your college username and password.
Link: Click here to access SCL-The IT Law Community
Description: skills4studycampus is an interactive online tutorial which will help you to understand, practise and improve the skills needed for successful study: writing, critical thinking, reading and note-making, referencing and understanding plagiarism, group work and presentations, and exam skills. skills4studycampus is based on Stella Cottrell’s study skills books. skills4studycampuss will help you find out how you learn best and improve your core study skills to make your study easier and more enjoyable. You will also gain the skills to study effectively and the skills that employers are looking for.
Access Information: Please sign in using your Bradford College username and password.
Link: Click here to access skills4studycampus
Description: Social Care Online includes research briefings, government reports, journal articles and websites making this a comprehensive database of social care information. Freely available and updated daily by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Incorporates CareData.
Access Information: Freely available
Link: Click here to access Social Care Online
Description: Subject areas include: Children and families ,Older adults,people with disabilities, minority groups,Community development and regeneration, Welfare benefits, Employment, education, health, housing and social services, Offenders and the criminal justice system. Items indexed include UK government reports, journal articles and reports from research organizations. Created by the specialist social sciences team at the British library with support from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and the University of Staffordshire, Social Work and Advice Studies.
Access Information: Freely available
Link: Click here to access Social Welfare at the British Library
Description: SocINDEX with Full Text is a sociology research database and contains the full text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908. Subjects covered include sociology, criminology, ethnic and racial studies, gender, the family, politics, social theory, and social structure.
Access Information: Please use your college username and password to access this database from off campus. You may need to select “UK Higher Education” from the drop down list and then select Bradford College.
Link: Click here to access SocINDEX with Full Text
Description: The journal Sociological Research Online is only available online and publishes peer reviewed articles on current sociological issues.
Access Information: Only available on campus
Link: Click here to access Sociological Research Online
Description: SPORTDiscus with Full Text provides access to the full text of 550 journals dating back to 1985. SPORTDiscus with Full Text covers all areas of sports and sports medicine.
Access Information: Please use your college username and password to access this database from off campus. You may need to select “UK Higher Education” from the drop down list and then select Bradford College
Link: Click here to access SPORTDiscus with Full Text