Student news

See what you can achieve with your digital library.

Student news

See what you can achieve with your digital library.

Your Digital Library is your gateway to amazing online learning resources accessible anytime and anywhere. Expand your mind, increase your knowledge, and enhance your learning with Your Digital Library…

E-books

You never have to worry if the book you need is not on the shelf with e-books. E-books are electronic versions of books that can be read online or downloaded to your device and accessed from home.

Want to know more about e-books? Read It’s not all about the print – we have e-books too.

OverDrive

This year we’ve added the e-book and audiobook platform OverDrive. We’ve already curated hundreds of titles to choose from and you can access them on the go using the excellent Libby App. We’ve been asking for your thoughts about OverDrive and the Libby App and you’ve responded. You can read reviews written by English Literature student Leanne Holmes and history student Rhiannon Limbert. You can also read our guide.

Journals

Journals (also known as periodicals or serials) are specialist publications that are published at regular intervals, this could be as frequently as weekly but could be monthly or yearly. They are a valuable resource for your studies because they contain the most up-to-date information and current research for your subject.

Databases

Our databases cover a variety of subjects and range of formats from stats to data sets, from maps to archives. They are great for primary research sources, background information, latest thinking, detailed theory, standard reference, study skills, abstracting and indexes. So a must if you are working on an assignment or dissertation. Over the summer we created brand new database guides that will show you how to get started. You can access them through LibrarySearch or on the Library blog.

Helping you get started with online databases

Research

Check out the Research Space repository containing research produced by Canterbury Christ Church University researchers.

If you are looking for inspiration on style and format of student dissertations, we have a collection of theses available at the Augustine House library.

Multimedia

Your Digital Library gives you access to films, photographs and images – a great research tool and a good way to bring to life your presentation and assignments making sure they stand out.

With Box of Broadcasts you can record and watch programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels and search the extensive archive by title or keyword. You can create clips or compile your favourite shows into playlists and share them with others. Find out how to get started using Box of Broadcasts.

Box of Broadcasts : On Demand TV and Radio for Education

Subject Guides

Not sure which resources are best to use for your subject area? We have a range of subject guides available so you can find out the best databases, journals and websites to use.

Discover resources in your subject area with Subject Guides

Most of these resources are accessible via LibrarySearch. Did you know if you need help with using LibrarySearch, searching databases, and using other online resources, your Learning and Research Librarian can help? They’ve developed a range of modules you can work through at your own pace on the Learning Skills Hub. You’ll find modules on Finding Information, Using LibrarySearch, Understanding Journals and many more. You can also contact your learning and research librarian through the hub for 1-2-1 support.

Follow the Library on twitter @ccculibrary and keep an eye on the library blog for tips and tricks, guides and blogs to help you get the most out of Your Digital Library.