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All Borders College staff and students have access to a variety of online resources listed below. These resources can be accessed on and off Campus.

If you are working off-Campus, most of these resources will require a username and password for access. If you are asked for a username and password, please try your College login (the same details you would use to login to a College PC). If that fails please contact the FE Librarian on or telephone 01896 89 2185.

The e-Library
A huge collection of over 9,000 e-books on every subject taught at Borders College.
Click here to access

Flipster e-magazines
You can now access magazines like World Soccer, Mountain Bike UK and GamesTM online for free from your library.
Click here to access

Discovery – find printed books in your Library
Your Library has over 20,000 printed books, DVDs and magazines covering all the subjects taught at Borders College. Our helpful and friendly staff are waiting to help you find what you need for your studies.
Click here to search your Library

Care in Practice for Higher Care in Practice
Care in Practice for CfE Higher by Janet Miller
Click here to access the e-book version of this title.

JISC eBooks
A collection of 200 eBook titles, supplied free by JISC.
Click here
to access the eBooks.

Britannica Academic
This is a one-stop resource that delivers up to date and easy to access high quality information.  It includes Encyclopedia Britannica, Interactive World Atlas, videos, e-books and much more.

Click here to access Britannica Academic (on-campus).
Click here
to access Britannica Academic (off-campus, use your College login details).

Britannica Image Quest
Millions of rights cleared images from one trustworthy site.

Click here to access Image Quest (on-campus).
Click here
to access Image Quest (off-campus, use your College login details).

Digimaps for Colleges
Digimap for Colleges provides easy access to a range of up to date Ordnance Survey digital mapping for Great Britain. You can access detailed maps showing building outlines, street level maps, road atlas style maps and maps for outdoor activities.  Only available via Borders College computers.
Click here
to access Digimaps

3D Human Anatomy
The first place to go for information about human anatomy. This resource combines interactive 3D diagrams with easy to follow explanations. It covers everything from Histology to the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Endocrine and Reproductive systems and much, much more.
Click here if you are on-campus
Click here if you are off-campus
(select UK access federation > Borders College > use your usual College login details when asked for a username and password)

Complete Issues               
Complete Issues gives you quick online access to thousands of articles covering a variety of issues.  All the issues of the day are covered, from drug and alcohol misuse to banning camera phones at gigs, from eating genetically modified foods to bankers’ bonuses. You can access Complete Issues from home.
Click here to access Complete Issues

Google Scholar
Search service for scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Click here to access

Issues Online
Issues Online is the UK’s first comprehensive reference source covering contemporary social issues. Find news, views, statistics, contact organisations for 60 topics, such as bullying, crime, food and nutrition, global warming, human rights, eating disorders, racism, self-esteem and much, much more.
Click here
to access Issues Online

Hairdressing Training
The online training resource providing photographic step by stepguides combined with lessons and handy tips and techniques, discussion zone and the chance to test your knowledge.
Click here
to access Hairdressing Training 

NHS Knowledge Network.
Information support for health education and training in Scotland, and also for patients, carers and the public.
Click here
to access NHS Knowledge Network.

NHS Inform
A-Z of common health conditions, health 'in the news' and more from NHS Scotland.
Click here
 to access Health Information Plus


The following resources are available through the National Library of Scotland.  They will require a username and password which you can obtain for free by completing this online registration form


The Wiley Online Library
Access available through the National Library of Scotland.  This Library offers access to e-books covering the life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities.
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Karger Journals Online
Access available through the National Library of Scotland.  These are a collection of online medical and scientific journals.  These are ideal for nursing and human biology students.
Click here to access


The complete business resource.  For local to national business information and helpful information on starting a business, marketing, market analysis, personnel and more
Click here to access


Credo reference
Full access to over 600 of the World’s leading reference books.  From Piaget to Lead properties you will find the information you need in here.
Click here to access


Gives you access to over 1,600 leading journals in science, life sciences and social sciences.
Click here to access


SAGE Journals
Gives you access to over 600 journals covering subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.
Click here to access


SAGE Knowledge
A great resource for anyone looking for information for Business, Counselling, Health and Social Care and Early Education.
Click here to access