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Unlocking Libraries

Widening participation with Cambridge University Libraries

Library Resources: Introduction

Library Resources

Female student writing in a notebook surrounded by piles of textbooks in a library. Courtesy of Churchill CollegeCambridge University Libraries have literally millions of resources that our students and researchers use to study. Some resources are restricted to current Cambridge students, but many are freely available online, while others may be accessed by school students visiting a library as part of a school trip, subject masterclass or study day. 

This section will cover:

  • Pre-University reading recommendations by subject
  • How to search for Cambridge library resources
  • Treasures from the historic Special Collections
  • Explore freely-available Open Access resources

These resources may be useful for school students involved in independent study, projects such as the EPQ or other coursework, or who may wish to read more around their subject in preparation for university. 

For SLOs:

These resources can be incorporated into introduction to university sessions, or shared online for schools. If you have any questions about using these resources, please contact us

For Teachers:

These resources can be shared with school students or used as part of in-person or online classroom learning. If you have any questions about using these resources, please contact us

Watch a short video below featuring a Cambridge student explaining how to choose resources for your studies.

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