As well as the books in your college library, partner college students can use the resources available through the Plymouth University online Library as well as visit us to borrow books and make use of computing, media and study facilities. Your college librarians can advice you on how to use our recourses.
The books that you need for your course should be available via your college library - however you can also borrow books from Plymouth University Library by:
To see what books Plymouth University Library has search Primo - to limit your results to book refine by item type.
As well as physical copies Plymouth University Library also has a growing number of ebooks that you can access online from anywhere with an internet connection. Search for ebooks on Primo by selecting "books, journal titles etc" and then filter by "full text online" and "books" in the left hand side menu.
You can also search within our ebook platforms.
Journals are a really important resource and you will be expected to use journal articles in your assignments. Most of Plymouth University Library journals are available electronically so you can access anywhere and anytime (provided you have an internet connection).
You can search for journal articles by keyword in Primo or select the A-Z journal link and browsing a particular journal title.
You can also search for subject specific resources by using a subject specific database - for help identifying the best database look at the subject library guides.
Lynda.com is a collection of online training videos covering a range of IT systems including Microsoft Office Programmes, presentation software, photo, video and audio editing. There are also tutorials on essential skills such as time management and note taking.
As well as helping with assignments Lynda.com offers you a chance to gain transferable skills to help your employment prospects.
Access Lynda.com here
Box of Broadcasts is an off air recording and media streaming service. Recorded material is available to all University of Plymouth staff and students under Educational Recording Agency license guidelines. As well as viewing stored programmes, you can also request shows to be recorded and stored within 7 days of the programme airing or 7 days prior to its broadcast (the exception is feature films or live sporting events).
If you want to search for newspaper articles or look up a legal case then try our specialist databases.