Online Resources

Glasgow Clyde College subscribes to a number of electronic resources, including a large e-book collection.  

These can be accessed both at home and on campus. If asked, select UK Federation loginHome Institution and/or Shibboleth, select Glasgow Clyde College then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

Please contact a member of library staff if you would like more information about using these.

View online journals 

Popular Resources

General Onefile

13,000 Journal titles with a 25 year backfile

Vocational Studies Complete

Full-text journals and eBooks including biotechnology, computer and data processing, beauty, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, robotics, travel and tourism and more

Fashion Central

Ebooks, essays and museum content for fashion research and education, bringing together three resources: Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books and Fashion Photo Archive. 
There are some useful take a tour videos here for each collection to help get you started



This valuable resource provides full text for nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL Database, many of which with no embargo. Nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students consider this database an essential full-text research tool.
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BFI InView

Britain’s changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television.

Britannica Image Quest
Two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.

Britannica Online
Complete encyclopedia, student encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus and rated websites.

Carl Giles Digital Archive

British Cartoon Archive is a library, archive and gallery dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years.

News, information, reports, legislation & research on children and families
Complete Issues

Articles and statistics on current social issues and contact information for related organisations. Please check VLE for log in details.



Full-text of thousands of eBooks selected for Glasgow Clyde students.

eBooks for FE

Full-text of 400 eBooks selected for FE students.

Ebsco eBooks for FE
Full-text of over 4,700 titles in total, with some of the main CfE titles included from 2008 onwards

Foreign Broadcast Information

FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text eBook collection

Institution of Civil Engineers

Every paper published by the Institution of

Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2001

Issues Online
Articles on social issues from magazines, organisations and government sources
JISC FE Custom News

Full-text newspaper articles dating back to 1996

NSCPH Child Protection Hub

Child Protection Hub (NSCPH) provides child protection information for the professional community in the UK

Primal Pictures
Anatomy and physiology online modules
An essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies
Virtual Training Centre

Computer software tutorials * Computing students only*

Individual login ask in the Library.

 e-Books An electronic book (also referred to as an ebook) has all the content of a real book - but you view it on a computer.This has a lot of advantages:- They are available from home even when the library is closed- No return dates, so you don't need to worry about fines- You can highlight and save relevant sections to come back to- They can be used by more than one person at a time, so no waiting in a queue for it to be returned- You won't need a big rucksack to read more than one!   

Other Online Resources
We recommend the following free sources of authoritative information on the internet: 

  • Directory of Open Access Journals Many journal suppliers request payment in order to view full-text articles online. This site provides free and complete access to over 1.5 million articles—no registration or login required. 
  • Google Scholar -  Free and easily accessible, Google Scholar gives access to a wealth of academic work from a variety of sources. Please ask library staff if you require any assistance using electronic resources. 


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