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> The Guardian - latest news on architecture
> Arch Daily - information on various architecture projects
> E-Architect - articles about different building projects
> The V & A Museum - Fashion Collection  - articles on fashion + images of fashion collections through the ages
> Textile Artist - articles on contemporary textile art written by artists
> The Art History Archive - art glossary
> The National Gallery - browse artists and their collections
> Game developer - featured stories in the gaming industry
> The V & A Museum - Design Collection - design styles over the ages
> The V & A Museum - Illustration Collection - illustration collection highlights + articles on illustration
> The BFI - Screen Online - a guide to Britain’s film and TV industry
> Eye Magazine - magazine about graphic design and visual culture
> Creative Review - articles on creativity, design, and illustration
> Illustrators Illustrated - online space for critical discussion and exploration of illustration
> Animation World Network - latest news in the animation industry
> Animation Studies - studies on different themes in animation
> The BBC Academy Blog - discussions of current technical, ethical, production and craft issues in the media industry.
> - top stories in journalism
> The Design Museum - Designers - stories and details on various designers impacting us today
> The Design Museum - Design - different designs and information about them
> Design Council - Resources - reports, case studies, and guides on design
> Design Week - features and information about the different topics in design
> Wallpaper Magazine - Design - latest stories in the design industry

> Accounting Coach - accounting Q&A archive by topic
> Accounting Today - latest accounting news
> Business Case Studies - case studies related to various business topics
> UK Finance - news and insight on UK finance
> The Economist - latest news on banking

> In Business, BBC - series of videos related to business
> The Bottom Line, BBC - series of videos related to economics
Business Case Studies - case studies related to various business topics
Management Today - news and resources related to management
Harvard Business Review - news articles related to all business topics
Campaign Live - ideas and strategies behind the industries most successful marketing campaigns
BBC - news articles on travel
The Economist - news on travel and tourism
Sustaining Tourism - news and case studies on tourism

> Poetry Foundation - browse different poets and poetry
> W.W.Norton - books and critical guides to purchase about different literature periods/pieces
> National Geographic - latest news and videos on the environment
> United Nations Environment Programme - global environment reports by the UN environment programme
> Reviews in History - books and digital resources across all fields of history
> The BBC Academy Blog - old news stories and blogs regarding journalism
> - top stories in journalism and latest job vacancies
> MIT Libraries - foreign language newspaper sites to explore
> Online Newspapers - online newspaper directory for the world
> Literary Vocabulary - glossary of literary terms and definitions
> BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - podcast about famous historical philosophers
> Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - stanford encyclopaedia of philosophical terms/ideas/theories 

> All About Law - latest news in Law and expert insights into commercial issues
> BBC - Law in Action - podcast discussing and exploring different issues/topics in law
> The Law Society Gazette - latest law news, legal updates, law reports

> Dental Health - learning about oral health – prevention and treatments
> The General Dental Council - nine principles of dentistry
> National Elf Service - the latest research in dentistry
> BBC Health News - the latest news article related to healthcare
> The British Medical Journal - leading medical research and news for medical students
> The British Medical Journal Blog - healthcare blog articles
> The British Medical Association - Ethics Toolkit for students - ethical guidance for medical students
> The Journal of the American Dental Association - online research articles about dentistry
> Patient Platform - health articles, tips, and information
> Oxford University Press Online Resources - podcasts containing series of interviews with patients and doctors + example patient letters
> NHS Health A-Z - list of health conditions in chronological order
> Royal College of Nursing - Principles of Nursing Practice - eight principles of nursing for dental staff and students
> Royal College of Nursing - Publications - publications covering a wide range of topics ranging between clinical guidance to employment relation issues
> The Royal College of Midwives - latest news on midwifery
> The Guardian - news articles about nutrition
> The Association of UK Dietitians - resources related to diet and nutrition
> The Association of UK Dietitians - Food Facts - food facts written by dietitians
> British Nutrition Foundation - nutrition resources such as webinars, articles, training
> National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - latest news and research in healthcare
> General Optical Council - latest news and resources related to optometry
> Optometry Today - latest research on optometry
> Optometry Today - Science and Vision - research on science and vision
> Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Blog - blogs written by pharmaceutical experts
> Drug Discovery Today Magazine - resources related to pharmacy – news, research, webinars, podcasts
> General Pharmaceutical Council - Standards for Pharmaceutical Professionals - standards for pharmacy professionals
> Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - latest news and features related to physiotherapy
> The Guardian - Society Section - news articles on social care
> Research in Practice - research and news related to social care
> The Professional Association for Social Work and Social Workers - resources related to social work and social workers
> Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - list of diagnosis, signs to look for in Vet Med
> Veterinary Partner - news articles in order of species. Latest news and features on animal diseases, webinars, risk assessments
> National Animal Disease Information Service - latest news and guidance on animal health risks, advice and support for vets and professionals
> British Veterinary Association - Journal - journals and case reports written by veterinary experts
> British Veterinary Association - Blogs - blogs written by veterinary experts
> Animal Welfare Foundation - ‘What would you do?’ Case studies
> The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - code of professional conduct for veterinary surgeons 
> Veterinary Record Open Journal - journal dedicated to publishing specialist veterinary research across a range of topics

> Contemporary Dance - contemporary dance glossary
Arts Alive - Dance Forms - free performing arts resources for students, teachers, and the public 
Glossary of Dramatic Terms - glossary of dramatic terms
The Place - ‘Meet the Artist’ articles
The V & A Museum - Dance Collection - articles on dance throughout the ages
The V & A Museum - Theatre Collection - articles on theatre and costume throughout the ages
Classical music - reviews and features on classical music and composers
BBC Radio 3 - Guide to Classical Music - guides to music genres, instruments, and timelines
Music Map - information about the different genres in music
PRS for Music - articles on music
Music Radar - Tuition - news articles and videos on music and musicians
Music Radar - Tech - latest music tech news, reviews, and tutorials from experts
The V & A Museum - Photography Collection - photography collections
Science Museum Group - Photography Collection - collections of photographs and topics in photography
Science Museum Group - Cinematography Collection - cinematography collection
The BFI - Screen Online - a guide to Britain’s film and TV industry
British Journal of Photography - contemporary photography and lens-based art
Film International - latest news, interviews, and reviews on film and TV

> BBC Future - news stories about various anthropological topics
The Guardian - latest news in anthropology
Discover Anthropology - ethnography and fieldwork in anthropology
Anthropology News - latest issues on anthropology
The Guardian - latest news in archaeology
The Archaeology Channel - podcast on the latest updates in archaeology
Science News - latest news in palaeontology
The Conversation - latest news in archaeology
The Guardian - latest crime news stories
British Society of Criminology - research and publications in criminology
Economic and Social Research Council - news and blogs on human data science
BBC Business News - latest news in business and economy
Time Magazine - latest news in economics
The TES - news, analysis, and teaching and learning resources in education
The British Psychology Society - Research Digest - research on different topics in psychology
Digital Education Resource Archive - research by the UCL Institute of Education
British Sociological Association - news, research, and press releases related to sociology 
Chatham House - latest content, events, and analysis in International Relations
E-International Relations - latest articles, books, interviews, and reviews on topics in International Relations
The Oxford University Politics Blog - news stories, archives, and blogcast on politics conducted by the University of Oxford
Science Daily - top headlines in psychology + information about different disorders and syndromes
BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Aloud - podcasts on various sociological issues
The Guardian - Society - articles and interviews on Society and societal issues

> The Engineer - Aerospace - latest aerospace engineering, technology, and business news
> Science Daily - Aerospace News - aerospace news – top and latest headlines
> Ingenia Online - engineering themed articles
> Science Daily - Animal Husbandry - news stories related to animal husbandry
> Cambridge Core Blog - news on the study of animals
> Cambridge Core Journal - international journal of animal biosciences
> Science Daily - Biochemistry News - latest biochemistry research news
> Biochemical Society - biochemistry booklets and essays for post-16 and undergraduates
> Scientific American - Biology - news articles on biology
> Science Daily - Biology News - news articles on biology
> Science Magazine - Biology - latest news on biology
> BMC Medicine - research articles on biomedicine
> The Chemical Engineer - latest news, research and development on chemical engineering
> The Engineer - latest news on different engineering topics
> Science Daily - Inorganic Chemistry News - inorganic chemistry top headlines
> Science Daily - Organic Chemistry News - organic chemistry top headlines
> Royal Society of Chemistry - Education in Chemistry - chemistry research, demos, opinions, articles
> Science Daily - Computer Science News - latest computer science research news
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Computer Science and Technology News - computer science and technology in the media/news
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Electrical Engineering & Electronics - electrical engineering and electronics in the media/news
> Science Daily - Engineering News - top headlines in engineering
> Applied Ecologist - research summaries in ecology
> UN Environment Programme - Yearbooks - global environment UN report
> A Simplified Guide to Forensic Science - guides on different sections/topics in forensic science
> The Conversation - Articles on Forensic Science - news articles on forensic science
> Science Daily - Forensic Research News - top and latest headlines in forensics
> The Guardian - Geology News - latest news in geology
> Science Daily - Geology News - top headlines in geology
> British Geological Survey - Research - research in different sections of geoscience
> Plus Magazine - articles on mathematics
> Nrich Project - features by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge
> Harvard University - Department of Physics - Problem of the Week - practice maths and physics problems and solutions
> University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute - Practice Problems - practice problems by the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Oxford
> Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University - advanced Problems in Mathematics free online PDF
> Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Latest Press Releases - latest press releases and reports on mechanical engineering
> Science Daily - Mechanical Engineering - related stories in mechanical engineering
> Science Direct - articles and research on mechanical engineering
> The Scientist - Microbiology News and Articles - trending microbiology news
> News Medical - Pharmacology News, Articles and Research - overview of and articles on pharmacology
> British Pharmacological Society - Pharmacology Matters Magazine - news articles written by pharmacologists
> Science Daily Physics News - top headlines in physics
> Phys Org - Physics News - news on different topics in physics
> The Science of Sport - news articles and analysis of the science of sport
> Science Daily - Sports Science News - top headlines in sports science
> Science Daily - Zoology News - top and latest headlines in zoology
> The Scientist Magazine - Zoology, Ecology News, Articles - news on zoology and ecology
> ZSL Institute of Zoology - Annual Reports - annual report findings conducted by the Institute of Zoology