Bradford Observatory

Description: Bradford Observatory provides reports, statistics and links to key local documents and information across various themes including population, crime, deprivation, the economy, education, health and the environment and data is available at various levels of geography within Bradford District.

Access Information:  Freely available

Link: Click here to access Bradford Observatory


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.

European Sources Online

Description: Search the European Sources Online database for information on European topics from a wide range of information sources – primary and official sources of information plus commentary, analysis, summaries and news from a wide range of European perspectives. Updated daily.

Access Information:  Freely available

Link: Click here to access European Sources Online

Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Description: This e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

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 Gale Encyclopedia of Science

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

Issues Online

Description: This online reference source provides up-to-date information on contemporary social issues taken from a wide range of sources including newspaper archives, articles, key facts, government statistics, and key organisations.

Access Information: To access Issues Online off campus under Your Home Institution Shibboleth login click on “go to the login area”. Type in Bradford College and click on “Login”, and then enter your College username and password.

Link: Click here to access Issues Online


Description: MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. 

Access Information: MEDLINE is hosted by EBSCO. 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 MEDLINE