Hugh Baird College

Electronic Resources

We provide access to a range of electronic resources (online journals, newspapers and reference books, etc.).

You can access:

  • Ebook Central
    Allows for searching, viewing, copying and printing of books from leading publishers.
  • How to videos
  • EBSCO Databases, Discovery Service and eBooks
    Offers the largest scholarly full text collections in the world covering virtually every area of academic study.
  • Gale Databases, including, Onefile (Journals) Jisc FE Custom Newspapers
    Gain access to your institutions own Gale online reference and periodical resources.
  • Taylor and Francis eBooks platform
    Access over 800 pieces of Open Access book content
  • VLe Books
    VLe Books is a fantastic new way for you to access our eBooks catalogue. To access simple click on Office 365 and log in using your Hugh Baird College full email address and password.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library delivers seamless integrated access to over four million articles from over 1,600 journals, 21,000+ online books, and 200+ online reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Students just log in with their institution: Hugh Baird. If the journal article is labelled ‘full access’, you will have full access.

Other Electronic Resources

  • The Vogue Archive
    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images.
  • British Cartoon Archive
    A unique archive of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork.
  • Issues Online
    To login, the username is: garner and password is: 8510.
    Issues Online is a full web based resource enhancing and supplementing the subject areas and topics used in the Issues and Issues Today publications.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Offers over 46,000 free e-books.
  • Migration to New Worlds
    A collection that provides a wide-ranging and in-depth look at the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    This is an information and digital literacy training package which aims to teach you the basic skills you need as a student.
  • The John Johnson Collection
    This collection offers unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Anatomy TV
    The ultimate online 3D human anatomy educational resource.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a search tool that combines the ease of use of Google search while returning only scholarly sources such as academic e-books and e-journal articles.
  • Core
    Core is the world’s largest collection of free open access research papers.
  • TED Talks
    TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.

Reference Management

  • EndNote
    You can create your own account for FREE that allows you to store, share and organise your citations so that you can access them from any computer.
  • Microsoft Word contains a tab entitled ‘References’
    It enables you to insert a basic citation and choose which referencing style (Harvard, is the version we use.).

Please send any comments or feedback about these resources to If you have any problems accessing the electronic resources from these pages please contact the library.

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