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Trinity Hall: Library Introduction: Finding resources

A guide to using the Jerwood library at Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Where to start

You might also find it useful to start your search for articles from:


How to find books, ejournals & more

iDiscover lets you search across all the printed and electronic resources in the university - including books, ebooks, journals, databases, Apollo (the University's repository) and other online content.Type one or more search terms into the search box and click on the ‘Search' icon. Results for books in the Jerwood library have the location Trinity Hall: Jerwood Library.

For more information on getting the most out of iDiscover see the videos on this Youtube channel or check out the Quick guides to iDiscover

For more information on how to access and use ebooks see this video (link opens in new window).

Using Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists Online (Leganto) provides easy access to your course reading lists. It shows the location and availability for print books and links to electronic books, articles and websites, videos and digitised chapters. Videos explaining aspects of the Reading Lists Online system are available and have full pdf transcripts.

Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks

screenshot of eLD record in iDiscover

Please note: On iDiscover you might come across books that are restricted to designated PCs;. These ebooks are supplied by publishers under Electronic Legal Deposit legislation, and may only be used on designated PCs. We don't have these in the Jerwood, but you can access them from most departmental libraries. See the list here (link opens in new window).

Scan requests

You can request one chapter of a book or one article using the following services:

UL Scan and Deliver service

Jerwood Scan and Send service

How do I access eresources?

You can access eresources without a login when on campus or off-campus using your Raven username and password.

Lean Library (link opens in new window) is a really useful tool which automatically detects the articles that you can access through a Cambridge subscription when you're on other websites e.g. Google, Bing, Baidu, PubMed etc.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be set up to display an ejournals@cambridge link alongside article citations. This link will indicate that you have access to the article as a member of the University. By clicking on the link you will be routed to the article.

To set up the display of ejournals@cambridge links in Google Scholar:

  • Click on the three horizontal bars icon, then Settings
  • Click on Library links
  • Search for Cambridge in the search box.
  • Check the tick box for “University of Cambridge - ejournals@cambridge" and click Save.

The next time you use GS you will see the links to your entitled access as a member of the University.

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