So I figured I would start to collate a list of resources so its all in one place, this is a fluid list and I will add to it as deemed fit!
General Beetley Goodness:
Moths and Man: A great list of ID tips harvested from the Facebook beetle page!
British and Irish Beetles Facebook Page Post things, and learn stuff, a great community of serious amateurs
Watford Coleoptera Group An incredible resource, the page is in an archival state currently, after the death of its owner, and dispite being difficult to navigate it is an asset to the UK beetle community
UK Beetles A heavy read, but some great info
Kerbtier Great for picture matching
http://www.coleoptera.org.uk/home : List of recording schemes and data
Mike Hackson's Coleoptera Keys Free keys translated from foreign texts, SO MANY PICTURES THIS IS INCREDIBLE. Great for most of the UK fauna.
http://www.royensoc.co.uk/content/out-print-handbooks Some are really useful, others you need to be aware of name changes and reclassificaion
Mark Telfer Carabid recording scheme organiser, some cheeky tips and awesome tales
John walters Some Amazing Photo guides, a must for the beginner
Dump Aphodus Key A cheeky key to those tricky dung beetles
Melanotus adeagal Link to a foriegn paper listng melanotus ID resources
Silphid recording scheme Key A great ID resource and is my go to key for these awesome beetles
Mark Gurneys Weevil Guides The greatest thing to happen to weevils since the evolution of the rostrum
Brocks Field Guide Best Insect Field guide out there, obviously doesn't have everything but its as good as it can be!
Field Studies Council Loads of great books and fold out charts there's something for everyone
Watkins & Doncaster Pricey but high quality field equipment
ALS Another highly recommended insect equipment supplier
Paradox I get my beetle cards from here, the postage and ordering process is a little haphazard, but the quality and price is exceptional!