Category Archives: E Learning

e-Library Update

Hello Everyone,

You may be aware that our e-Library has recently undergone some maintenance work and as a result we have improved the way you can access our e-resources. We have updated our authentication application to Open Athens and so this means you can access our e-resources seamlessly on campus and have better accessibility off campus.

As a result of this work you will now see a new log in screen when trying to access our e-resources off campus. The new log in box will look like this:



All you need to do is fill in your Doncaster College email address and password and click sign in.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues when access our e-resources then please report this to the Service Desk. You can do this by visitng them in the LRC, calling them on 01302 553579 or emailing them at

Many Thanks from everyone here at Doncaster College Learning Resource Centre.


Your Office 365 & Free Software!

Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all having a great 2017 so far and are enjoying getting stuck into your studies once again. We’re reaching out to you today to remind you of some of the great software you can have for FREE because you are a student with Doncaster College which will help you with studies both on campus and at home.

As you may be aware, all of the students here at Doncaster College have access to your own student email which runs through Office 365. One of the major benefits of using Office 365 is that you all have access to Microsoft Office software which you can download and use on your personal PC or Mac.

You have access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Drive, Calendar and much much more!

You can use the programs online as well if you do not want to download them. You can find out all about how to do this by reading the short guide which you can access here.

If you experience any trouble with this you can contact the IT Service Desk on 01302 553579 or email and someone will be happy to guide you through the process. For any other information on your Office 365 email please click here.

Christmas Break

It’s here! the Christmas break has arrived and although we’re excited for you all to enjoy your Christmas break we’re also eager for you to be set up with everything you need to work from home whilst the College is closed.

First things first, have you reset your password? Your password expires every 180 days for security reasons.

You can follow this link and do it on or off campus:

Secondly, have you renewed your books? If you’ve checked out your books recently then they’re more than likely due in on Thursday 5th January but if you do have books you need to renew and can’t get into any of the LRCs then you can go to this link and sign in:

All of our resources on our e-Library are available 24/7! You can search individual databases here:

For anything else LRC related you can go to our page here:


Merry Christmas, have a fantastic new year and don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself!

Be safe and we’ll see you in 2017 🙂

From all of the Information Services staff



Online Resources

We’d like to start this post by saying a massive congratulations to everyone who graduated this week – Well done!


With the Christmas vacation fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure that your logon details for Blackboard etc… are working/ or haven’t expired. You can reset password online from home or on the go here.

It’d also be a great time to reacquaint yourself with our e-library if you haven’t used it lately. You’ll find hundreds of e-books, journals etc… Right at your fingertips. The LRC may be closed over Christmas… But the E-Library is open 24/7!

Having problems accessing your student email account? If so, then you’ll find some great tips here.

Top Tip: Don’t forget to ‘Like’ our Facebook Page for up to date news & information. Find us here.


Once again, thank you for reading 🙂


In the Summer Time

Hi Everyone,

Don’t forget to renew your loaned items over the Summer vacation – or you may incur charges. Both Learning Resource Centres are still open. So you can pop in or give us a call on: 01302 553713 & 01302 553722.

Alternatively, you can renew via our Web Catalogue that you will find on our Website.

The Hub

We stock a range of daily & weekly newspapers at both LRC sites. Why not pop in & have a read 🙂

Newspaper weekly

Are you following us on Twitter? 


Have you liked us on Facebook? Like-us-on-Facebook

Are you following us on Pinterest?pinterest-logo

We frequently update our social media pages with news, information & events at The Learning Resource Centres. You’ll find us via the links below. 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Almost Summer

We are now entering into our Summer Vacation opening hours. As of Monday 13th July, both Learning Resource Centres will be open Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5pm & Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm. Don’t forget that you can use both sites.Summer

Dates for your Diaries: The Hub is having an open event on 23rd September 2015. This will be a great opportunity to meet tutors, discuss courses & to have a look around the campus. Come along – bring a friend. You’ll find more information here.Doncaster College

Are you wanting to progress onto Higher education, but not really sure which course is for you? Well why not attend our open event at The University Centre, High Melton on Saturday 17th October. Find more information here.University Centre Doncaster

When was the last time that you checked out our Subject ResourcesYou may find some useful tips and/or resources on there that can help with your studies. Just click the link above to be taken direct to the guides. 

Top Tip: Save the Learning Resource Centre webpage in your favourites 🙂 

Thanks for Reading!

Six Book Challenge Awards

Hello everyone 🙂

We know that course deadlines are looming and we’d like to make sure that you don’t get too stressed or for things to get on top of you. Within the College we have a free and confidential counselling service that is for you. For more information, advice or to book an appointment – email: Or alternatively you can call: 01302 553741 Visit the website here for more information.

We’d like to say a massive well done to Natasha who has successfully completed the Six Book Challenge.Natasha Six Book ChallengeHave you downloaded the Blackboard and Discover apps yet? The apps should work on most mobile devices. Visit your app store to install. (You will need a WiFi, 3G or 4G connection to do this)

BlackBoardAre you having problems accessing your student account or is your student email account playing up? Any problems – visit the self service portal here.

With the end of term fast approaching… follow our Twitter page and like our Facebook page to keep in touch over the Summer.

**Please Note** Saturday 20th June will be the last Saturday opening of this academic year.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Learning Resources online gems

If your New Years resolution is to be more committed to your studies here are a few gems to get you started.  Should you have any queries about how to use them please ask a member of Learning Resources staff for more information.

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Subject Guides

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These gives study tips and resources for all courses offered at the college


Searches our e-books, Web Catalogue, many of the online articles and e-journals

Renewing online

All you need to renew your LRC loans online

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(c) Kim Alaniz CC BY 2.0


Gale Cengage’s General Onefile

Access to online articles including newspapers and academic journals

 Primal Pictures

This is a great online resource for anatomy and physiology

Contacting us

Click above should you need to get in touch staff for help

 Diamond image (c) Kim Alaniz

(c) Kim Alaniz CC BY 2.0

Help with computers and printers

For all your computer and printer questions the college’s CTS department are the experts. Here are their contact details.

Hub room: N.3.606


Thanks for reading this LRC update and Happy New Year

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to remind you that the Learning Resource Centres will be closed over the Christmas period. We will close down on Friday 19th December and re-open Monday 5th January. Don’t despair… you will still be able to access all of our online resources here.


We’re hoping to have our Film Club up & running before the end of this term… Who’d like to have a Festive Film day on the last day of term? Watch this space for more details!!! Also… If you have any film suggestions… Please contact us either via our Facebook Page 🙂

Film Reel

Have you got your own copy of our Harvard Guide? They’re incredibly handy to have… We sell them at both Learning Resource Centres or, you can view online here. Why not save it to your desktop or memory stick.

Have you checked out our selection of Journals lately? If you’re after up to date information and research for your assignments – head to your journals in your subject area. We have the current issue on display and the back copies in the journal display boxes. If you’re unsure of where they are – please just ask us at the reception desks. Journals are a fantastic source of up to date information. We have a fantastic range over the subject areas… So why not take a look.

Fashion Journals

Thanks for reading!