Jisc FE services
To ensure that Jisc members realise that there is a wide range of content and other services available as part of their membership, as well as additional subscription services we have supplied some links and highlights below. As a further education Jisc member you have access to lots of services, that can be found on the Jisc site and on Jisc licence subscriptions manager. If you want further details please contact your account manager. To find your account manager please go to Jisc’s find your account manager page.
Digital resources from Jisc
Learning and research resources
Supporting UK academics, teachers, students and researchers by providing access to a wide range of learning and research resources and content services.
Vocational learning resources
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.
A free online service for hairdressing and barbering teachers and students.
Access to content
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.
Commercial quality mapping and spatial data for universities and colleges.
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.
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.
More than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings delivered to the UK FE and HE community.
Open access resources
We’re working to develop services, provide support, and influence policy in order to enable UK education to realise the rewards of open access (OA).
Aggregation of OA content from repositories and journals
Global directory of OA repositories
Jisc Licence subscriptions manager
Jisc Licence subscriptions manager (LSM) enables you to search for digital resources, purchase licences and manage your subscriptions to Jisc Collections negotiated digital content and other selected Jisc services, such as JUSP and e-books for FE. Browse the Catalogue to find out what digital content agreements are available to support teaching, learning and research at your institution or explore the latest products.
Free for further education (FE)
There are a selection of services, collections and resources free for FE organisations that have a Jisc LSM account.
Alexander Street Press MediaPlus for FE Agreement 2013-2023
MediaPlus delivers more than 100,000 videos, images and sound recordings from major providers such as ITN, Getty Images and Wellcome Library. The content is available free to further education institutions.
Publisher: Alexander Street Press LLC
American Chemical Society Legacy Archives: perpetual access period
The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest not-for-profit scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals, and scientific conferences. We purchased the ACS Legacy Archives to provide institutions free access to the complete backfiles of 22 journals published by the American Chemical Society between 1879 and 1995.
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Arm Education Media Online Courses Pilot 2019-2020
This is a six month pilot for providers of electrical engineering courses. Please note eligible institutions will be emailed directly and invited to participate.
Publisher: Arm Limited
Brill Journal Archive Online Agreement 2019-2023
Brill Journal Archive Online, Parts 1 and 1a (Vol 1 to 1999) and Part 2 (2000-2009) have been purchased in perpetuity by Jisc Collections and are available free of charge to UK higher and further education institutions and Research Councils. The publisher has confirmed that it will not make an access fee charge for this renewal period. An access fee may apply from 2024.
Publisher: Koninklijke Brill NV
Cambridge University Press Cambridge Journals Digital Archive: (perpetual access via publisher’s platform)
The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (CJDA) is a user-friendly, accessible tool that places current research in its historical context. We purchased CJDA in perpetuity to offer institutions access to 171 journals and 350,000 articles published by published by Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Holdings) Limited
Clarivate Analytics BIOSIS Previews Backfile 1969-2008
BIOSIS Previews provides bibliographic information for traditional biology subjects; including botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields in agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine.
Publisher: Clarivate Analytics (UK) Limited
Digitorial South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912 Archive) Access Period 2018-2023
The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette, was a major regional title for the South-East England covering from East Hampshire through to Surrey and Sussex to South Essex and parts of London. The archive is available free in the UK thanks to the Your Heritage Lottery Fund and the Kent Messenger.
Publisher: Digitorial Limited
E-books for FE Agreement 2019-2022
The e-books for FE collections have been selected through extensive community consultations to provide taught course e-books for FE students and teachers. The collection offers content from a variety of publishers, including, Hodder Education, Bloomsbury, Cengage and Taylor & Francis. Title subjects range health and social care, business, construction, childcare, engineering, to hospitality and psychology.
Publisher: ProQuest LLC
ICE Publishing Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive (1836-2002) Access Period 2019-2023
The Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive is a free collection of over 200,000 pages of every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2002.
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
IOP Publishing Journal Archive 1874-1998 (access period 2020 to 2024)
The Institute of Physics Journal Archive is a free collection of over 110,000 articles and 1.5 million pages of research from 40 journals between 1874 and 1998.
Publisher: IOP Publishing Limited
Jisc geospatial data service for FE 2019-2021
Jisc geospatial data service provides commercial quality mapping and spatial data for the academic community. This collection is available to further education institutions free of charge and includes the Ordnance Survey Collection, Historic, Geology, Marine and Environmental services.
Publisher: Airbus Defence and Space Limited
Jisc Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) – Institutional Participation Agreement 2018-2023
The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) gathers data on behalf of libraries and offers a single point of access to e-resources usage data for participating publishers. All of our members including higher education, further education and research councils are eligible to participate in JUSP.
JSTOR 19th Century British Pamphlets 2019-2024 access period
As part of the Jisc Digitisation Programme, this collection of 19th century British sociopolitical and economic pamphlets is available free of charge to UK further and higher education institutions, Research Councils, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library, and all publicly funded schools, libraries and archives and records offices in the UK.
JSTOR Digital Library of Core E-Resources on Ireland 2009-2034
The Digital Library of Core E-resources on Ireland provides online access to a comprehensive, multi–disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present.
Newsbank Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports for FE and Research Councils: Jisc Collections Selection: 2019-2022 access period
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports are a collection of transcripts of broadcasts and news between 1974-1996 from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, translated into English.
Publisher: NewsBank, Inc
Primal Pictures: Anatomy and Physiology
Primal Pictures: Anatomy and Physiology Online (APO) is an interactive digital learning tool that comprises 19 fully interactive body-system modules. It includes interactive 3D models, narrated animations and illustrations, pronunciation guides, dissection slides, and other multimedia – as well as more than 250 clinical topics and case studies.
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
ProQuest Periodicals Archive Online (50 titles selection) for FE Agreement 2019-2024
Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) is a major electronic archive of complete journal backfiles within the arts, humanities and social sciences spanning more than two centuries.
Publisher: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest The Vogue Archive for FE 2018-2020
The Vogue Archive connects researchers with the history of 20th century fashion and culture through the digitised archive of US Vogue magazine from 1892 to today.
Publisher: ProQuest LLC
RSC Journals Archive 1841-2007 (for Insitutions with a current Journals subscription) Agreement 2019-2023
Institutions have online access to over 260,000 original articles and 1.4 million pages of chemical science published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and its forerunner societies, between 1841 and 2007. The content has been purchased in perpetuity, although a fee applies for access via the publisher’s server.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
SpringerProtocols (access period 2018-2022)
SpringerProtocols is the world’s largest database of life sciences protocols that allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. We purchased SpringerProtocols and made it available free of charge to UK higher and further education institutions and Research Councils.
Publisher: Springer Nature Customer Service Center GmbH
Taylor & Francis Geography, Planning, Urban and Environment Online Archive 2019-2022
With a focus on environment studies, geography, planning studies and urban studies, this resource gives institutions free access to the backfiles of 28 journals published under the Routledge imprint until 1996.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group Limited