Bloomsbury Publishing Digital Resources for FE: Annual Subscription Agreement 2018-2021

  • Start: 1 Nov 2018
    Expiry: 31 Oct 2021
  • Description:

    The Bloomsbury Digital Resources subscription agreement includes Bloomsbury Popular Music; Bloomsbury Design Library; Bloomsbury Food Library; Bloomsbury Cultural History; Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers; Screen Studies; Whitakers Almanack; Bloomsbury Architecture Library; Bloomsbury Education and Childcare; and Bloomsbury Early Years.

Product overview

Further education colleges can subscribe to three of the following modules within the Bloomsbury Digital Resources Agreement:

Please see the Detailed Pricing Document for full resource descriptions.

All orders should be placed via the Jisc Collections website - please select the required resource at checkout. Please note that this agreement will be invoiced by the publisher.

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