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Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

The National Archives on Flickr

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 22, 2010

 The National Archives, the UK government’s official archive, containing over 900 years of history have made a selection of their images available through Flickr to give some idea of the material they retain.

There are some fantastic images ranging from Jane Austens will, to The Big Three at Yalta (Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin), Medieval manuscripts to Whitley Bay posters, maps, plans, seals & artifacts and all are in the Creative Commons with no known copyright restrictions. What about the US National Archive phototream? An amazing collection from the American Civil War to photodocumentaries of everyday life in the 1970’s.

You can comment on the pictures and make copies of them so why not have a look?

National Archives

US National Archives


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Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

Posted in A Levels, Art & Design, Beauty, Business, Catering, Childcare, Citizenship, Construction, Culinary Arts, Engineering, English, Events, Fashion, FE Students, Film Studies, GCSE, Geography, Hairdressing, HE Students, History, ICT, Law, Management, Music, Outdoor Education, Painting & Decorating, PGCE, Plumbing, Psychology, Reading Group, Science, Sociology, Sport, Tourism | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Atlas Obscura

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 20, 2010

Atlas Obscura is an interesting resource where you can explore lost tribes, mummified Japanese monks and other curious and bizarre places to visit throughout the world. This is an alternative to your traditional travel guide.

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A Vision of Britain

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 13, 2009


vision brit

This excellent website allows you to access historical maps and statistical information about your local area in the 19th and 20th centuries through postcode and placename searches. You also have access to travel writing from as far back as the 1190’s – the Rough Guides of their day! This inlcudes the Giraldus Cambrensis tour through Wales.

You can zoom into the maps for more detail and the Statistical Atlas tab gives you a great overview of life in the UK through the decades under headings like Langauge & Learning, Employment and Social Structure. There are interactive online tutorials under the Learning Resources tab, such as the history of census taking, which help you to get the most from the site. This is a valuable social research tool that gives access to many previously unpublished resources.

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Open University Blogs

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 12, 2008

The Open University’s blog portal is a wealth of information and news on a huge range of subjects. Posts are topical, current and written by OU lecturing/teaching staff.

There are also links back to BBC OU programmes (some are even hosted on the BBC iPlayer if you missed them), with upcoming show lists and some free learning resources available.

Posted in A Levels, Art & Design, Citizenship, Current Affairs, Engineering, English, Enterprise, Environment/Green Living, Fashion, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Social Care, History, ICT, Management, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Tourism | Leave a Comment »

Get Out and About – Prestatyn Walking Fesitval 9th-11th May

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 6, 2008

See more of your local area and keep fit at the same time with this years Prestatyn Walking Festival. Graded walks to suit all ages – see the remains of Roman Britain, take part in a 007 themed walk or try the three hills challenge. The ‘Healthy Prestatyn’ initiative site also provides information on walking routes in the town for everyone to enjoy.

Read more about this and other organised walks throughout the UK in the Guardian Travel section.

Find out more about this and other outdoor education activities in the Library at shelf numbers 372 and 796

Posted in Citizenship, Environment/Green Living, Events, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Social Care, History, Sociology, Tourism, Volunteering | Leave a Comment »

Where in the World?

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 8, 2007

Take a tour of the Web with these basic travel links to get you started on your college journey. Become a high flyer with 5 Star assignments when you go off the beaten track online …. 

The Professionals: Association of British Travel Agents, ATOL, Wales Tour Guides Association, Visit Britain, British Travel Trade Fair,  World Travel and Tourism Council, TravelGate.

Business Information

Country Profiles

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Resources and Research Skills

 Magazines : Tourism & Hospitality Research,  Leisure Opportunities, Which?Holiday (all in library), Journal of the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network (online)  


Find books for your course in the library at 338.4791

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