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Welcome to your university library

This guide contains some Library related information that will be most useful in the first couple of weeks of your very first semester. As there are some changes to the Library in 2022, returning students may also find this of use.

Software you have access to while you're at university

Via Course Resources

While you're studying at the University of Derby you will have access to the full version of certain software which you can download from Course Resources - our online learning platform.

  1. Log in to your UDo account
  2. Click on the tile for Course Resources
  3. Under the heading, 'Useful Links', click on the button for 'Software Downloads' from the list

You should then see all of the resources which you can download and use for free as long as you're on a programme of study at the university.

These (currently) are:

SimaPro

MindGenius

Nvivo

SPSS

Endnote

Office365

Via IT Services website

You can also download the antivirus software used by the university - Trend Micro - to use on up to three devices and if you go to the, 'How to browse the web securely', page you can access the link to the request form and instructions from there. It is only available to members of the university so you will need your university credentials to request the activation code for the software.

IT Services provide a wide range of help guides and a live chat support services on their Student Support pages, so do make sure you set aside some time to take a look for yourself and see what may be useful to you.

These include guides on:

  • Using the UDO portal
  • How to use Course Resources (our virtual learning environment where all your programme / module information can be found)
  • Using Turnitin to submit assignments
  • Unimail
  • Passwords
  • Connecting to WI-FI for your own laptop or device
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Using Panopto (for recordings of lectures)
  • Using your mobile devices
  • Anti-virus software available
  • Additional software available for student use