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Engineering: Students

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

Tripos Materials

In the Collaborative Space we have non-borrowable copies of all the recommended texts for every undergraduate courses. Along with several copies of the Data Books. All other reading list items will be on the shelves in Silent or Collaborative Spaces.

You'll also find exam papers from 2003, exam cribs from 2006 and some of the solution papers. The last 5 years of papers and cribs (10 years in Easter Term) are available through the Teaching Office (Login required).

Examples papers are not held in the library and will be available via Moodle.

Reading Lists are collected on Moodle (Login required); we have provided links to all ebooks and ejournals, along with their location in the library and where else in Cambridge you can get a copy.

In addition to resources supporting the Tripos, we have a full training program that runs over the four years of your degree. In the first year we introduce you to online resources. In the second, we look at referencing, plagiarism and reference management. By the third we look at report and essay writing, and in the fourth year we focus on literature searching and research skills. Masters and PhD students will also receive research skills instruction from the library staff, arranged by course administrators. Our current training program can be found and booked onto here.
We try our best to target this training to the skills and information you will need throughout your course, but if you find you need additional help or advice, come see us and we can tailor our support to your individual needs.

Academic writing

Academic writing and communication can often seem like a different language. Here are some resources that might help you with your writing: 

CUED Guide to Report Writing (Moodle)