Arden Library Appvent Day #25 - Arden Library Portal

Submitted by elatham on Tue, 11/21/2023 - 13:09
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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Day #25 of Arden Library’s Appvent Calendar. We’ve taken you through 24 super helpful apps, databases and digital tools, and it’s finally time to reveal our final online resource. Can we have a drumroll please…? Today we’re pleased as punch to talk to you about…our Arden Library Portal 

It seemed only right that we crown our Appvent Calendar with the ultimate resource that brings together all the fantastic things we have to offer in the library. From our eBook platforms to our specialised databases, our main catalogue to our journal collections and so much more, all authenticated with easy single sign on access through your Office 365 credentials, our library portal is your one stop shop for all things resources, academic skills, and English language support.  

If you haven’t taken a full tour of the portal to see what it has to offer, there’s no better time than during the winter break. You’ll find so much, all available 24/7: 

  • A search bar on the homepage that’ll take you to EBSCO, our main catalogue  

  • Subject guides for each course with linked lists of relevant databases, referencing guides, professional bodies and associations, podcasts and other useful websites and online resources  

  • The ability to browse our journal collection through BrowZine (hello Appvent Day #13!) 

  • The full A-Z list of our databases with handy subject filters to help you find what’s relevant to you 

  • An absolute wealth of Academic Skills content from toolkits focusing on all the skills you need to succeed to a comprehensive list of bookable workshops  

  • Our English Language Hub, a treasure trove of support and guidance for students with English as an additional language and for anyone needing help with academic English  

  • A bank of video recordings containing tutorials and workshops on getting the most out of different aspects of the library  

  • Our blog and news pages so you can keep up to date with all the exciting developments to the service  


Phew! We hope you’ve enjoyed this Appvent Calendar as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together, and we really hope you take some time over the festive period to explore these digital tools and resources and see what they can do for you. If you’ve used any of these resources and have some feedback on how helpful you’ve found them we’d love to hear it! You can contact the library team and let us know at  

Thanks to you all for a fantastic year in the Library, Academic Skills Team and English Language Hub here at Arden. Wishing you a relaxing and recharging break full of festive cheer, and all the very best for 2024.