Using the library remotely

This page will be regularly updated to provide advice and links to accessing remote content while the Library is closed. Please also see the page set up by Cambridge University Library: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/research/librarysearch/university-libraries-are-all-open-online

Print resources

We have suspended recalls for this closure period and will automatically renew books so you will not have to return books to the Library during Easter Term. Due to the current government restrictions the Librarian is working from home, but aims to come in occasionally to provide scans or to put requested books in the pigeon holes of students remaining in College (so long as it is safe to do so). We will continue to purchase books for users on appropriate recommendation; these will be e-books unless this is not possible.

e-resources

Search for e-resources from iDiscover or the A-Z Databases page.An A-Z list of resources opened for COVID-19 is available here: https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/az.php?t=26526

e-books

The University has access to 800,000 ebooks off-campus from a wide variety of publishers and most are available through links in the iDiscover catalogue. More information can be found at: https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/cambridgeebooks. The University is acquiring more ebooks daily to support students. If you need a book and it is not yet available electronically they can help obtaining it as an ebook if it is available from the publisher.

To recommend an ebook for acquisition please use the form:https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/book-recommend or ask us to do so on your behalf at library@pet.cam.ac.uk.

For the duration of this crisis, Cambridge University Press has made all 700 titles in its textbook collection available in HTML format free of charge on its Cambridge Core platform.

EBSCO's eBook Academic Collection is now available on trial access to University of Cambridge readers with a Raven account.  It holds over 200,000 titles across a wide range of A&H, HSS, and STEMM subjects. https://ebookscambridge.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/ebscos-ebook-academic-collection-trial-access-during-covid-19/

ProQuest's Academic Complete ebook collection of 180,000 titles is online as a free trial, from the following link: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cam

Manchester University Press – temporary access to all collections during COVID-19: https://ebookscambridge.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/manchester-university-press-temporary-access-to-all-collections-during-covid-19/

Free trial access to Perlego (over 300,000 titles) until the 3rd of May 2020: https://ebookscambridge.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/perlego-temporary-access/

For Medical Students, we have free trial access to McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine collection until the 30th June 2020: https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com

Articles and e-journals

The easiest way to find e-journals is to use the dedicated search box here. Alternatively, search iDiscover directly by selecting the 'Articles and online resources' button. You can select 'Full-text Online' under the 'Availability' filter or to limit by 'article' or 'journal' under the 'Resource Type' filter.

Additional resources 

Further information on e-resources, e-books, e-journals, online newspapers, databases, and other resources available during the COVID-19 outbreak to members of the University of Cambridge are listed here: https://tinyurl.com/uyv3m6y