As a student or member of staff at Bradford College you have access to a wide range of electronic resources, from databases which can help you find information relating to your assignment or research, to the full text of journals and books online.

Most of our electronic resources are available off campus. You will need your college username and password to access them.

Bradford College staff, please note that your username has changed (July 2018). Your username is now the first part of your college email address. This does not affect student logins.

If you need help using any of our electronic resources then please Contact a Librarian.

DISCOVER @BradfordCollege

DISCOVER @BradfordCollege is our online search tool and is a quick and easy way to search all the College Library’s resources*, print and electronic, and find full text information.  You can search for books, e-books, and journal articles.

DISCOVER is a bit like using Google but the results are higher quality and more relevant to your course at Bradford College. If you are looking for information for an assignment DISCOVER is a great place to start.

Off campus you will be asked to enter your College username and password.

  *There are some resources that are not yet searchable on DISCOVER. Law students should continue to use Lexis, Lawtel and Westlaw.

Electronic books

Bradford College Library has a growing collection of electronic books which are available from three main providers, Dawsonera, Ebook Central and Safari.  The Library also subscribes to a number of electronic resources that provide the full text of reference titles (encyclopaedias and dictionaries) and core texts electronically.

Electronic databases

Databases are collections of information that can be accessed and searched online via the Internet.  The databases in our collection cover all subject areas from hairdressing to law, construction to education.   If you are looking for references to journal articles you can use a bibliographic database such as Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection or Computer Source.  Often the database may contain full text journal articles, Emerald, SocINDEX and General OneFile for example.  You can also search particular databases for images, news film, law reports, financial and statistical information.  You can select your subject area from the drop down menu on Electronic Databases to find databases which are relevant to your area of study.

Electronic journals

You can search the A to Z of Journal Titles to access the full text of over 20,000 journals in electronic format.  Some of these journals are electronic versions of journals that are held in the Library, in our print collection.   Some are journals that the Library does not have in our  print collection, but which are made available as part of a database collection - Emerald, Computer Source, SPORTDiscus, General OneFile and Lexis Library for example.

If the journal you need is not available electronically please search the Library Catalogue to see if we hold a print version.