The King's (The Cathedral) School


eBooks and Audio books


The simplest way to read eBooks or listen to Audiobooks is to access the free ePlatform app. Through this app you can easily find your library, then access all your titles and read or listen to them via your browser – even if offline, all via your device.

The app can be accessed on an iPad, iPhone, Galaxy and most other devices. Using it is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Download the ePlatform app from the AppleGoogle Play or Windows app stores.
  2. Look for your library and log in - you’ll only need to do this once.
  3. Search for, borrow and read or listen to any book you want!

To log in use your school email address. Please contact the library for the password.


Subscribed Journals

Access to Research

Access to Research is an initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. Use the Access to Research link to begin your initial search and to browse journals, then visit your local library to view and print full text articles.

Participating library authorities include Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire.

For more information please contact the School Library.

A-Level Magazine Archive

The Hodder Education A-Level Magazine Archive offers access to up to 22 years worth of highly regarded subject reviews for 16-19 year old students. The magazines include specially written articles by experts in the field to stretch and challenge students' knowledge, adding depth and breadth to each topic they study.

Please contact the Library for login details.

Most print editions available in the Library.


A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations.

JSTOR contains the full-text of more than 2,300 journals from 1,000 publishers, with publication dates ranging from 1665 to 2015 (for certain titles). Journals are available in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics. 

Please contact the Library for login details.
Visit the JSTOR YouTube channel for how-to videos and much more.

Newspapers for Schools

The Newspapers for Schools ‘News Library’ database allows teachers and students to find newspaper articles as a PDF cutting or full page exactly as it was printed. The service offers the most efficient way of getting newspapers into the classroom whilst fully respecting copyright. News Library contains over 35 million newspaper articles from over 150 UK national and regional newspaper titles, from 2006 to the present day. A guide to using the service, with login details, can be found here.

Open Access Material

Directory of Open Access Journals

Online directory of open access, peer-reviewed journals.  With over 10,000 journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. 

Free to use.

Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Free to use, but some material may require a subscription.


A directory of academic open access repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. 

Free to use. 


Complete Issues

Articles, statistics, personal accounts and websites that help students understand the world around them. 

Please contact the Library for login details.

Print edition available in the Library.

The Day - News to open minds

"Our mission is to help students think about what they can see and hear around them in the news day by day; to learn to make the link between this and what they are studying and to understand the relevance and importance of knowledge; to think for themselves and talk about everything, to debate, discuss and research; to grow in confidence and find their own voice; and to become teachers themselves in their peer groups and families and among friends." Richard Addis, founder of The Day

Gale in Context: Global Issues

Articles, newspapers, primary sources, images, videos, podcasts and statistics to help you understand current world issues, conflicts and events from a global perspective.

Searching Gale in Context: Global Issues - an instructional video
Gale in Context: Global Issues - Topic Pages - an instructional video
Searching Gale in Context: Science - an instructional video
Gale in Context: Science - Topic Pages - an instructional video

Issues Online

Articles, infographics, and information on a wide range of topics such as citizenship, crime, discrimination, media, global issues etc. 

Please contact the Library for login details. 

Print edition available in the Library.


Specially designed to enable Sixth Form and college students to succeed, MASSOLIT offers quick and easy online access to a fast-expanding library of over 1,800 short video lectures. Create Account 


Drama Online

Access to the National Theatre Collection of 24 plays is only available through the Drama Online platform. From Antigone to The Winter’s Tale, the videos come with teacher resources.

Access is only possible within the School network.  No username or password is required.


Connell Guides

Study guides intended to stimulate thought and help readers understand and interpret great works of literature. 

Please contact the Library for login details.

Print editions available in the School Library.


Online magazine for A-Level students of English, with a huge archive of articles, video clips, and interactive activities. 

Please contact the Library for login details.
(Please use the emagazine Sign in option on the left side of the screen)

Print edition available in the Library. A-Level.


Churchill Archive for Schools

Offers a wide range of specially developed classroom-ready resources, together with a selection of key documents from the complete Churchill Archive. Designed to provide students a gateway into the complete Churchill Archive.

Website resources are free to use.

History Extra

Website of the BBC History magazine covering a wide range of historical topics – from Ancient Egypt to the Tudors, mediaeval life to the Second World War.

Website resources are free to use.