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This page is for the following courses. See the resources we offer for other partner courses.


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Heart of Worcestershire College
FdA Payroll Management
FdA Pensions Administration and Management
FdA Early Years


Books and borrowing from The Hive

Your college provides key texts for your course.

You can also borrow books from The Hive. Register online to request your student library card for The Hive. To check which books we hold in The Hive and other libraries in the county and to view and renew your loans online, please use Worcestershire County Council Libraries Catalogue.

Your borrowing allocations are in the table below. You are welcome to use reference (red label) items within The Hive building.


University High Demands

(blue labels)

Other items

(no labels)

Loan allocation



Loan period

2 weeks

3 weeks

Return to

The Hive, or other Worcestershire County Council Library

The Hive, or other Worcestershire County Council Library

Charges for late returns

15p per day

15p per day


You will not be able to reserve University High Demand items


Collect from The Hive or other Worcestershire County Council Library


Access to eresources

You can access a selection of University of Worcester research databases from within The Hive only.

Journal articles are also available via Access to Research from within The Hive and other Worcestershire County Council Libraries.



Open access resources

Open access resources

Open Access search engines Core, Unpaywall, BASE, OA Button and OAIster bring together freely available resources from across subject areas. PubMed Central (PMC) does similar for biomedical and life sciences. Content includes open access articles, books chapters, theses, dissertations and research.

UK theses and dissertations can be found on EThOS. Use DART-Europe to search for European theses. OhioLINK has some US content. OATD brings together theses from around the world. The NDLTD provides a comprehensive list of dissertation repositories globally. You will find abstracts and some full text on all these sites.



Heart of Worcestershire College has its own referencing guide.

Advice and support with referencing using the Worcester style is available from Ask a Librarian


Study skills

 If you'd like to learn about managing stress, preparing for exams, and academic writing, see the study skills portal.



Ros Sykes

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Ros Sykes

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Ask me about how to search effectively, how to evaluate sources for academic study and how to reference your sources.  Contact me with any queries about our resources and services for students studying with partner organisations.