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.
  • SMILE
    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 francesca.garner@hughbaird.ac.uk. If you have any problems accessing the electronic resources from these pages please contact the library.

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