This page aims to give further guidance to useful library resources and provide news stories that may prove particularly helpful to those studying in the fields of engineering and technology.
Specialist borrowable resources, information services, support and guidance for the technology subjects are available in the following libraries:
Borrowing an item
Discover the key messages, general rules and FAQs of library borrowing
Visit the Technology Libraries Online Resources page to discover a list of general engineering and technology online resources.
In addition, you will find online guidance and resources in the following guides:
Text and data mining guidance
Text and data mining (TDM) is a process through which large amounts of information can be analysed electronically. This allows researchers to work through far more research content than they would ever be able to do manually. There is a TDM LibGuide which aims to support Cambridge students and researchers considering a project employing TDM.
Practitioners should be aware that some publishers place technical protection measures (TPM) on their websites which means that text and data mining performed on their websites will result in a suspension of access while the publisher blocks the IP ranges of the University either partially or totally. For a list of publishers with restrictions on TDM, or who need to be contacted first, please see the Cambridge Libraries' TDM guidance page.
The dedicated Computer Science Guide provides an overview of the resources available for Computer Science and Technology students and researchers.
The Computer Science and Technology book collections can be located in the West Hub Library. Everyone is welcome at the Hub, and with a wide variety of individual and group study spaces located throughout the building you’re guaranteed to find the perfect place to work.. To explore the collections, see our Finding Resources pages.
The Library Essentials LibGuide is a handy one-stop shop for new library users providing an overview of the essential information you need to make the most of your libraries, The guide covers:-
Plagiarism & Academic Misconduct
Find out about good academic practice with these handy links:
Information skills training
Learn more about the training programmes from the Engineering Library, the Moore Library and Cambridge University Libraries.
Changes to the UKRI Open Access Policy come into effect from 1 April 2022. Research articles published by UKRI-funded authors after that date must be made open access immediately.
To comply with this policy, We recommend that UKRI-funded researchers take the following actions from 1 April:
Visit the Open Access webpage on UKRI Open Access Policy for full details and for examples of these essential statements.
Please also contact the Technology Libraries Team by email at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
University access to O'Reilly for Higher Education
University of Cambridge staff and students have access to the O’Reilly for Higher Education (OHE) platform. OHE is a collection of full-text ebooks and other online resources covering a range of titles of interest across STEMM subjects, with a specialisation in Technology and Computer Science. The database contains over 35,000 book titles, plus videos, case studies, and more.
iDiscover holds records for individual titles from O’Reilly, and you can explore the O'Reilly platform via this direct link (Raven login required).
The University is producing four short guidance videos to help students make the most of blended learning during their studies. The guidance will cover:
The videos may be accessed from the Cambridge Students website under Academic Resources/Blended Learning Guidance.
There is also a section detailing further sources of support with Blended Learning.
We hope that students and staff find these resources helpful in navigating the range of educational experiences in the coming year, and into the future.