Learning and research resources

Supporting teachers, students, researchers, librarians and resource managers.

Learning and teaching licence portfolio

Quality digital content to support you in delivering personalised and adaptive learning experiences.

We are developing licensing coverage in content, research tools and software, including augmented reality and virtual reality, courseware, e-books and e-textbooks, databases and content collections. Our focus subjects are archaeology, business, construction, digital, IT, engineering, science, and technology.

You can view our learning and teaching agreements on the licence subscriptions manager catalogue or the Chest catalogue for software.

Contact help.digitalresources@jisc.ac.uk to tell us your specific learning and teaching requirements or if you would like to recommend in demand resources and content.

Vocational learning resources

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

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 and images to journals and texts - and make substantial savings through our group purchasing scheme.

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

British Association for the Advancement of Science collection
Access nearly 1 million pages of digitised texts on the history of science 1830s-1970s.

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

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

Historical Texts
A single platform providing access to over 400,000 texts from four key collections.

Journal Archives
A single platform providing access to over 600 journal backfiles from eight publishers' archives.

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

Keep your digital assets and collections usable.

Reading lists

Working in partnership with government, publishers and awarding organisations, we've developed downloadable spreadsheets for colleges to find relevant teaching and learning resources. 

National Skills Fund level 3 reading list

Vocational learning reading list for Wales

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"

Read the full story.

Negotiating on your behalf

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

Find out more about Jisc Collections