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Computing: Online Resources

About Online Resources

The library pays for you to be able to use high quality information collected together into databases. In library research, a database is where you find:

  • journal articles
  • images
  • films, TV and radio programmes
  • specialist subject information

Each database contains thousands of items which you can search simultaneously and quickly to find the most recent or most relevant information. If the database has a Search icon, you can use the library search tool to find what you need.

Remember, if you can’t find what you are searching for, ask one of the library staff, or if you would like more direct one to one support on library searching or advanced library searching, you can book an appointment with a member of the library team.

Useful Websites

Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive. 

With BoB you can...

  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Embed content in your work and share on social media
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing 
  • Available on all devices

Search BoB now

How to log in:

Select your institution: The Manchester College

You will be asked to log in with your student/staff email address and password.

Library Search

Recommended Videos

Youtube channels recommended by Computer Sciences and Engineering Tutors

Computerphile - How do you pick the perfect password? Is it as simple as XKCD make out, or is there more to it? Dr Mike Pound follows on from his password cracking.

Yatish Parmar - Data representation, binary, programming paradigms and data structures are just some of the programs available.

Numberphile - One of the first people to stumble over imaginary numbers (namely the square root of -15) thought it was "subtle" and "useless".

John Philip Jones - Python programming, Boolean Algebra and combinational circuit designs are just some of the video tutorials. 

Aldenham A-level Computing - Architecture, computing and systems, software and hardware explained.

LevelUpTuts - Tutorials on Programming languages, Drupal, Visual Studio code, software installation and engineering.

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