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Philip Allan Review Magazines Online

Online access link to Philip Allan Journals.

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When you have a free personal JSTOR account, you can read 6 articles online for free every 30 days.

Google Books

Google Books has a vast index of books, many of which are available to read in full, but some will only be available as samples or for limited access.

Google Scholar

Search for academic articles, if the full text is not available, try and find the article on 'Access to Research'.

Access to Research

Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 30 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK

Ted Talks

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.

Philip Allan Magazine Archive

Explore the range of magazine archives.

Herts Online Reference Library

Access to online reference resources, including Access to Research. Log in with your membership number.

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Free, legal research articles delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.

Public Library Membership

It’s free to join the library. Become a member and access books, ebooks, online services and a lot more for free.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press offers free access to digital textbooks. Refine Search: Open access only

Open University

OpenLearn gives you free access to course materials and expert opinion on topical issues.

Future Learn

Find online courses and degrees from leading universities or organisations and put it on your UCAS application.


Learn online and earn valuable credentials from top universities and add this to your UCAS application.


The British Library’s collection includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound.

Complete Issues

Up to date articles and statistics on contemporary issues. Ask the librarian for the login details.

Issues Magazines

Up to date articles on relevant issues. Ask the librarian for the login details.