Dean Close School Library

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Welcome to the Flecker Library webpages.

Scholars and Staff are welcome to help themselves to all of the resources available on this site, and to keep up with library news. 

"The poet's business is not to save the soul of man but to make it worth saving."

                          -  James Elroy Flecker 1884-1915.

 

 

DCS Library also has access to a broad range of online journals and databases to help you in your research.  You can access online article databases, journals, and encyclopaedias from this page - just follow the links below.


Britannica Online is an online encyclopaedia containing up-to-date articles, videos, and exercises for a huge range of topics at a variety of levels. It also contains a wide selection of lesson plans for language arts, maths, science, and social studies that make Britannica Online easy to integrate into the classroom.

For access out of school, please click here and enter the ID as dcslibrary.

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


Philip Allan Magazines are the leading magazines for A-level and GCSE students. Magazines Online include digital editions and online archives giving simple access to hundreds of articles - ideal for research and lesson preparation. It also provides additional resources - including examiner commentaries and revision materials - pertinent to the articles.

Access is available both in school and remotely through the following links:

A-LEVEL ARCHIVES

GCSE ARCHIVES (History & Geography)

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


JSTOR provides access to thousands of academic journals, images and primary sources and is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content. It is a powerful tool used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. All resources can be downloaded as PDFs and you can download as much as you want.

For out of school and for greater functionality, create an account here.

(Suitable for: A-LEVEL)


History Study Centre is a comprehensive, cross-searchable collection of primary and secondary material for the study of global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include: over 50 reference works; more than 80 journals, including titles such as History Review which are specifically intended for A/AS level students; hundreds of primary sources - from transcripts of historical speeches to digitised government documents; over 3,000 images plus video clips, captioned to provide historical context; and a range of maps, including over 40 which are animated and ideal for classroom use - for example, follow the rats to track the spread of the Black Death!

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


With Gale Literature Resource Centre, find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

For access out of school, please enter "dcslibrary".

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


English and Media Centre's eMagazine is suitable for all Sixth Form English and Drama students, or anyone who has an interest in Literature.  The magazine contains critical essays on key texts, exam techniques and approaches, and texts in context.

To access the online eMagazine, please enter username: DCSLib and password: hamlet.

(Suitable for: GCSE, A-LEVEL)


Gale Science in Context  contains information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics through access to full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

For access out of school, please enter "dcslibrary".

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR) focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.

For access out of school, please enter "dcslibrary".

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


Issues Online is a multi-subject resource with access to articles, eBooks, key statistics and videos on important social issues. 

Search by Subject Area for articles from organisations around the world, or by eBook topics to find a collection of material all in one place.

To log-in from home, please enter username: dcslibrary and password: 14253

(Suitable for: 4th Form, GCSE, A-Level)


Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

For access out of school, please enter "dcslibrary".

(Suitable for: 4TH FORM, GCSE, A-LEVEL)


MASSOLIT offers lectures from the world's best academics in Classics and History.  Specially designed for sixth form students, here you can find an extensive library of video lectures across the arts and humanities.

To log in from home, please follow the instructions on the sign up page and make sure to use your school email address.

(Suitable for: A-LEVEL)


The Financial Times keeps abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Here you can find news articles from independent global reporters, videos and podcasts, economic data and expert commentaries and analysis.       

To log in at home, new users should create an account whilst on the school network by following this link. Please use your school email address.

Existing users should sign in using their school email address as their username. Forgotten passwords can be reset here. Also available is a guide to using the Financial Times Online.

(Suitable for: GCSE, A-LEVEL)