Learning and research resources

Supporting teachers, students, researchers, librarians and resource managers

Easier access to content during coronavirus

We've made some services - including all our vocational learning resources - freely available until 31 July 2020 to support organisations planning for coronavirus (COVID-19) closures.

See the full list on our dedicated coronavirus page

Vocational learning resources

Engaging resources and activities for the FE sector, supporting future employment demands and NVQ/SVQ/VRQ and T-level subject areas

We've made these resources open and freely available until 31 July 2020 to support organisations planning for coronavirus (COVID-19) closures.

 

Services

Construction training
Digital resources that use gamification to appeal to different learning styles, mapped to construction curricula.

Digital and IT training
Interactive digital learning resources to support learning and teaching mapped to IT curricula across the UK. 

Education and childcare training
Engaging online learning and teaching resources mapped to education and childcare curricula. 

Health and social care training
Innovative online learning and teaching resources mapped to the health and social care curriculum.

Hairdressing Training
A free online service for hairdressing and barbering teachers and students.

Access to content

Access thousands of resources to use in your learning and research environment - from e-books to images, journals to maps - and make substantial savings through our group purchasing scheme.

Services

Archives Hub
Search for archives held at over 300 UK institutions, and find out how to become a contributor.

e-books for FE
A collection of free e-books for all UK further education colleges.

Geospatial data
Commercial quality mapping and spatial data for universities and colleges.

Journal Archives
A single platform providing access to over 600 journal backfiles from eight publishers' archives. FE and HE organisations can access this for free until 31 July 2020.

Historical Texts
A single platform providing access to over 400,000 texts from four key collections. FE and HE organisations can access this for free until 31 July 2020.

Digital archival collections group purchasing scheme
Collectively lowering the cost of acquiring digital archival collections.

MediaPlus
More than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings delivered to the UK FE and HE community.

R&D

Digitising 20th century social movements
Developing new digital collections for teaching and research.

We negotiate with publishers to procure and license affordable digital content for the UK education and research community 

Find out more about Jisc Collections

Member stories

Angela Leavens
Head of learning resources and e-learning, Strode College

"I wouldn’t be able to afford to buy that number of e-books if I was buying them from scratch"

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