Highers and Nationals Subject guide

These resources are available on and off campus. If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password. 

This resource provides detailed and medically-accurate 3D models of human anatomy and physiology. It is interactive and allows you to rotate the models, peel away layers and reconstruct to their original structure. There are activities such as online quizzes to test your knowledge.
Note: to log in, click on UK Shibboleth then choose New College Lanarkshire from the drop-down menu.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
A large and in-depth nursing research database, offering journal articles, book extracts and evidence-based care sheets.

This is a video collection of over 19,000 titles including current TV recordings.
Complete Issues
Articles, statistics, personal accounts and links to websites on a wide range of topics. 
For Complete Issues username and password, click above. You may need to log into Moodle using the button at the top right of the screen and enter your college username and password. Alternatively, ask at the library desk. 

Drama Online
A collection of drama texts and monologues from ancient times to the modern day. The database may be searched by author, title, genre and period.

Emerald Insight
Global publisher with a large portfolio of online journals and books.

Gale News, Business and Reference
Access to a large range of online reference materials including journals, newspaper archives and e-books.

Issues Online
The online version of the Donnellan Issues series that includes key facts, statistics and articles on a wide range of topical issues.

National Library of Scotland
A range of databases from the National Library of Scotland. They cover many subject areas and include e-books, newspapers, journals, audio-visual resources and images. You need to register on the website to gain access to the resources.

Very Short Introductions
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to offer concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. 

The LLC has a collection of books, practice papers and e-books which may be relevant to your examination subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Spanish, Psychology, Human Biology and Creative Writing as well as books on planning essays, doing research and report writing.

All books on highers and nationals can be found in the LLC catalogue.

The LLC also has a range of ‘English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)’ books, as well as a selection of fiction books.

E-books for highers and nationals can be found on the catalogue or through our providers E-book Central, VLe Books and E-books for Further Education. Further e-books are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

Journals provide up-to-date information about a subject. In addition to the print titles we hold below we have access to many online titles on Gale News, Business and Reference and Emerald Insight:

Biological Sciences Review (Coatbridge)

Psychology Review (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)

The Psychologist (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)

A range of academic DVD’s on various subjects, as well as a selection of movies, are available for loan. These may be borrowed for one week and can be requested from other campus LLCs if not available at your own.

About Biology
Explore the science of life by learning about the systems and structures that make up the organisms of our world.

About Mathematics
Resources and tutorials for all the major functions, formulas, equations, statistics and theories.

About English
Resources for English grammar, writing essays, spelling and punctuation.

About Social Sciences
Learn how society works, discover the science behind human behaviour with resources on economics, archaeology and sociology.

Website with a grammar and spelling checker, guidance on detecting plagiarism and vocabulary enhancement.

Google Scholar
A freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of academic literature.

Google Books
Comprehensive index of full-text books.

Scottish Qualifications Authority
Access to specimen exam papers for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher subjects.

Click here to download a list of more free online resources.

All students may borrow up to 6 items for up to 4 weeks. Loan periods may be extended if no one else has requested the items. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, email or via the catalogue. Items can be reserved through our 'Click and Collect' facility on the catalogue.

Multifunctional print devices are available in each campus LLC, for black and white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email, and students are provided with print credit automatically at the start of the semester.

Computers in the LLCs can be booked for personal study through the 'Book a PC' link at the very top of this page, or through the 'MyNCL' app.

LLC opening hours are available on the catalogue.

Contact us by email: library@nclan.ac.uk.

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