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2020 Studying on partner courses


Library Services provides a range of resources to supplement the resources available to you from your local provider.

Students registered with the University of Worcester

If you are studying a University of Worcester course with a partner not listed below, you can find resources via Library Search. If you are not local to Worcester, see our services for distance learners. Contact Ros Sykes, Partnerships and Transitions Liaison Librarian, if you need Library Services support.



Students registered with a partner organisation

This information and resources below are for you if you are studying a University of Worcester course with

  • Barr Beacon SCITT
  • Dudley College
  • Heart of Worcestershire College
  • Prince Henry’s High School SCITT
  • Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning – PGCE students only
  • Walsall College
  • Warwickshire College


Library Search: partners

Library Search: partners


How to access Worcester eresources

You will need your University of Worcester login details to access our online resources.  Add to the end of your University of Worcester username to log in, for example:

If you need to change your password contact the ICT helpdesk on 01905 85 7500, Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5.00pm. 


Using The Hive

We would love to welcome you in our joint University and County Council library, The Hive, if you are able to visit.  As a partner student you can borrow up to 12 standard loan items and three University high demand items.  When you visit for the first time bring ID showing your name and address and ask staff to create a partner student library account for you. You will be able to view your partner student library account details, place reservations and renew your loans via The Hive library catalogue.  Please check our current coronavirus update and our Keeping You Safe video (video: 2:06) when planning your visit.



Open access resources

The Open Library provides free access for registered users to a range of ebooks that can be borrowed and read online.

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.




Cite Them Right Online provides the style guide for Harvard referencing at the University of Worcester.  Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference everything from books to body-art. An interactive referencing tutorial is included.

The University of Worcester short guide to Harvard referencing is a useful quick reference guide.  Our referencing FAQs show you how to reference documents such as the National Curriculum, a school policy, or a Mintel marketing report.



Ros Sykes


Ros Sykes

Partnership and Transitions Liaison Librarian
Email Ros

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.