In this guide you'll find:
Academic skills A brilliant guide by the Wolfson College Library team to help you get the most from information resources and develop your academic skills. Browse the themes below to find tips and tools relevant to your stage of study or research.
Referencing Guides to how to reference for your subject
Avoiding plagiarism An online tutorial on good academic practice & avoiding plagiarism
Research skills: Online course for Cambridge researchers about publishing, managing data, finding and disseminating research.
Reading on screens Tips on making reading from screens easier
CamGuides is a set of resources for students beginning taught courses at Cambridge. There are two separate versions:
CamGuides is designed to help you prepare for your studies in Cambridge. Two particularly useful sections are:
Critical Reading Course
Want to learn how to effectively read and analyse the reading set for your subject? Try this online course on Moodle which will take about 45 minutes to complete.
It will outline techniques to read productively and reflect on your current way of working.
Please contact us if you need assistance with anything from how to find stuff to how to reference. We'll do our best to help!
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Your faculty or departmental library and the UL will all offer inductions during the first week or two of your course. You should definitely take up this opportunity where it's offered. Not only will it help you to become familiar with the library space, how the books are arranged;and the library staff, but you'll also get the chance to find out what support and guidance is available to you through the library.
For an overview of Cambridge libraries check out the Library Essentials guide which contains a video of libraries, using iDiscover, borrowing books, using Leganto reading lists; and information on eresources and accessibility
This might be specific training courses to help you with various aspects of your study, sessions on reference management, on literature reviews, on using statistics software, and all sorts of other things too.