​Proquest Ebook Central

Ebook Central is designed with mobile in mind. Access the site from your tablet or phone, and download e-books for offline reading. This resource provides a selection of the Access to History books. The content is exactly the same as the printed books. Log on to the College Portal as usual > Study Support and Careers >Learning Resources Centre > E-Resources@esher and scroll down to Proquest Ebook Central, (or follow the link below) then select Esher College from the Institutional drop down. 

Hodder A Level Magazines (Philip Allan Magazine Archive)

Philip Allan Magazines provide a wealth of resources that are ideal for challenging subject knowledge and preparing students to excel in exams. Here you will find the Modern History Review archive. Log on to the College Portal as usual > Study Support and Careers > Learning Resources Centre > Online Journals and Magazines > Hodder A Level Magazines (Philip Allan Magazine Archive) or click on the link below. You can click on the magazine and select the edition you would like, or use the search box at the top and search for a topic and then select filter by subject: History 

Click here to view Philip Allan Magazines login details on the college portal​

MASSOLIT

This fabulous resource gives you access to lectures from experts in their field. Massolit contains video lectures from academics across six key subject areas, including History. These are aimed specifically at A level students. Click on ‘Browse lectures’ you can then either download a full list of courses and lectures or search by text/author/topic. When you click on a topic it will provide you with an overview of the contents so you can decide if it will be useful and which parts to watch. Follow the link below to access off campus. If you have not already created your own personal account on campus please contact the Librarian for help. 

Click here to sign in to MASSOLIT

​History study Centre

History Study Centre provides over 40,000 documents and articles, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites. It has additional reading and images about a wide number of History topics. Log on to the College Portal as usual > Study Support and Careers >Learning Resources Centre > E-Resources@esher and scroll down to History Study Centre

* How to access at home –

1) click on the link to the homepage

2) go to ‘Additional access option:’ and click on ‘Login through your library or institution’

3) on the next page select ‘Athens (OpenAthens Federation)

4) then choose ‘Esher College’ from the drop down

Using History Study Centre – You can then search for content on any of the topics you are studying or additional topics you are interested in. Once you click on a topic it will give you some basic information then links to further reading below. At the top will be ‘highlights’ other results include ‘reference’, ‘biographies’, ‘maps’, ‘primary sources’, ‘images’, ‘journal articles’, ‘web links’ and ‘related study units’. When you click on the results they will take you to documents on the website. You can email the documents to yourself, read as a PDF or save the documents to your own archive for later. 

Click here to sign in to History Study Centre

BoB – Learning on Screen

​On demand TV and Radio for Education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students, at subscribing institutions, to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts. Log on to the College Portal as usual > Study Support and Careers > Learning Resources Centre > E-Resources@esher and scroll down to BoB- Learning on Screen, (or follow the link below) then select Esher College from the Institutional drop down and click “Go”. You can search for programmes (try Witch craze), use the TV guide, or try searching by selecting “Public Playlists” first, and then type in History. You will then get access to some great playlists for History created by teachers and lecturers at other Colleges and Universities.

Click here to sign in to BoB - Learning on Screen

Proquest Historical Newpapers

This resource includes:

British Periodicals: This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Historical Newspapers – The Guardian and The Observer: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1791 – 2003

​Log on to the College Portal as usual > Study Support and Careers > Learning Resources Centre > Online Journals and Magazines > Proquest News and Newspapers, or click the link below. Then carry out a basic search, or you can select any of the above databases you need to search first. 

Click here to view Proquest lo​gin details on the college portal

​History Today

History Today archive, which contains everything we've published since the magazine was founded in 1951, along with articles published in our student-focused title History Review. If students need access to any full articles please email the Librarian with the titles of the articles required. 

Click here to go to History today

If you need further advice or guidance, help logging on, or if you need help with specific research, please contact the Librarian.