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Trinity Hall: Library Introduction: Academic skills

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

In this guide you'll find:

  • Information on using libraries for new Cambridge students
  • Resources and training to develop your academic skills

Academic skills

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

Time management

Working remotely



Camguides promotional imageCamGuides 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:

Finding things on a reading list

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism


Critical Reading Course

Want to learn how to effectively read and analyse the reading set for your subject? This online course will take about 45 minutes to complete. It will outline techniques to read productively and reflect on your current way of working.

Literature searching: a guide for undergraduates

The course on Moodle is aimed at undergraduate students who are undertaking an independent research project, such as a dissertation. By carrying out a literature review you will find out what others in your field have already noted. This guide will give you tips on doing your literature search and guidance on what to do with the references you find.

Any questions?

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!

Tel: +44 1223 332546 or 764464

Office hours

9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Library inductions

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.

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