Computer Source

Description: This database contains nearly 350 full text journals covering topics such as computer science, programming, information systems, and software. Journals include Computerworld, PC Magazine, Journal of Information Systems, Software Magazine etc.

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 Computer Source


Description: Emerald is a database of over 300 peer-reviewed journals. Subject coverage of the journals includes marketing, human resource management, training, economics, hospitality management, quality, engineering, built environment, health services management, social care, accounting, and organisation studies.

Access Information: To access Emerald off campus click on “Log in” at the top of the Emerald home page. Ignore the login boxes and click on the word “Shibboleth”. Select the “UK Higher Education” option from the drop down list and then select Bradford College from the list of institutions. Enter your college username and password.

Link: Click here to access Emerald


PLEASE NOTE: Emerald will be undertaking essential maintenance to the Emerald database on Tuesday 22 May 2018 from 08:00 GMT and lasting for up to 12 hours.  During this time, the site will be placed into ‘read-only’ mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade: Activating access tokens ; Adding publications as favourites; Alert subscriptions; Any changes to ‘My Account’ and ‘Institutional Account’; E-commerce; Registration; and Search.

General OneFile

Description: A one stop source for news, magazine and journal articles on a wide range of subjects. Millions of full text articles available as PDF and HTML, many with images. Updated daily.

Access Information: Please use your college username and password to access General OneFile off campus.

Link: Click here to access General OneFile


Description: MediaPlus is a resource of Jisc-licensed news, film, image and music content including high profile collections such as ITN, Getty images and Wellcome Library images and sound,  hosted and delivered by Alexander Street. MediaPlus also contains instructional videos from Teachers’ TV.

Access Information: 

Link: Click here to access MediaPlus

NEN Gallery

Description: The NEN Gallery is a community resource, built and maintained by the education community for the education community. The Gallery is a growing collection, at present containing around 52,000 Image, Audio and Video resources covering a wide range of topics relevant to the curriculum. Its purpose is to provide a repository of high quality materials freely available for educational use.

Access Information: Freely available

Link: Click here to access NEN Gallery

New Scientist Online

Description: Find the answer to your science and technology questions at You have online access to the current magazine plus archived editions going back to April 1989, and the specialist sites – Space, Tech and Environment.

Access Information: Only available on campus.

Link: Click here to access New Scientist Online

Newspaper Database

Description: InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to the full text of local, regional and national newspapers and allows users to search for articles by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

Access Information: Please use your college username and password to access InfoTrac Newsstand off campus.

Link: Click here to access InfoTrac Newsstand

Safari Books Online

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

SCL – The IT Law Community

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 academicsTo 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: Zetoc provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents for over 30,000 journals and 100,000 conference papers dating back to 1993.

Access Information: To login from off campus when promted type “bradford” into the search box, then select “Bradford College”, click on go and then enter your College username and password.

Link: Click here to access Zetoc