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UG CamGuides: How do I find books and articles from a reading list?

Break down a reading list into different types of resource and know how to recognise them from their reference.

We have focused on books and journal articles in this section because they are the main two types of resources that the majority of courses will be using at the start.

However, there are lots of other resources that you may be asked to read. Your libraries will give you lots of information about how and where to search for these. 

These may be in person, printed guides in the library, teaching sessions or on their subject LibGuide. Some general guides which may be of interest are listed below: click on the arrows to move the slides and click the image to connect to the relevant LibGuide.

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Take a look at the iDiscover LibGuide for indepth information on how to get the most from the catalogue.

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A guide to finding and using ebooks at the University of Cambridge

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Official Publications

Guide relating to resources such as UK Parliamentary papers, UK legislation,and documents from intergovernmental organisations such as NATO.

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Information on how to get access to current and historic news from the UK (both local and national) and from international sources too.

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Audio-visual resources

Links to databases containing still images, moving images, sound, and digitised archival material.