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Engineering Sciences: Further Guidance

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.

Print and online resources

Specialist borrowable resourcesinformation services, support and guidance for the technological sciences are available in the following libraries:

Borrowing an item

Discover the key messages, general rules and FAQs of library borrowing

Online guidance

Visit the Engineering Library LibGuide 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

Computer Science and Technology

The dedicated Computer Science Guide provides an overview of the resources available for Computer Science and Technology students and researchers.

Betty & Gordon Moore LibraryThe Computer Science and Technology book collections can be located in the Moore Library, which features flexible study spaces in a convenient location. The collections can be accessed between 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

 

Library Essentials

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:-

  • Libraries: the different types of library in Cambridge and what to expect; essentially in all libraries you'll find space to study and friendly, helpful staff.

  • Accessibility: provides information and advice about accessible library services.

Information skills & training

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.

Open Research at Cambridge Conference

Open building windows overlaid by Open Research at Cambridge textWe have moved beyond the myth of the lone genius: research is a collaborative endeavour. We need to approach all stages of research more openly, to facilitate collaboration and the incremental growth of ideas. Breaking down the walls around information will enable more stakeholders, both lay and professional, to become involved and deepen their trust in research.

The Open Research at Cambridge conference runs between 22-26 November 2021, with eleven online sessions about different aspects of Open Research. It is an opportunity to focus conversations within the University of Cambridge to map out where our institution wants to go and how we will get there.

Visit the conference webpage to explore the programme and book your place for sessions, or for more information contact the Office of Scholarly Communications at info@osc.cam.ac.uk.

The University of Cambridge and Elsevier

The contract between the publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. The sector is entering negotiations with the aim of securing a read and publish agreement that converts subscription expenditure to support immediate open access publishing and maintains access to paywalled content for a reduced fee. So-called ‘transitional’ or ‘transformative’ agreements (TAs) are supported by Plan S funders with the goal of achieving full and immediate open access.

You can read more about the negotiations via the News Story on the Cambridge University Libraries website, and further information is available on the University of Cambridge and Elsevier website

Elsevier negotiations: Expressions of interest

The contract between the publisher Elsevier and UK universities is due for renewal in December 2021 and the sector is currently entering negotiations to secure the best possible outcome for the research community. The University of Cambridge is currently involved in a consultation process with researchers and academics. A document has been circulated to Heads of School to advise them on how to contribute. We welcome feedback and expressions of interest from anyone wishing to participate in future events and engagement plans. You can contribute via the following methods:

Blended Learning Guidance

Blended Learning Guidance

Two students talking

The University is producing four short guidance videos to help students make the most of blended learning during their studies. The guidance will cover:  

  1. What to Expect 
  2. Approaching Blended Content 
  3. Structure and Routine 
  4. Wellbeing 

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. 

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