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Using the library at a distance

The library is open again 24/7 but if you can't visit us in person, here's how to get access to research and support wherever you are.

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Support from Wolfson Library

Click and Collect

If you are unable to come into the library because of travel quarantine or self-isolation, Let us know via email and we will arrange for them to be delivered to your room. You can search for Wolfson’s books via iDiscover

Enquiries

Please send all questions and suggestions to library@wolfson.cam.ac.uk. Library staff are working back in the library and will reply to you shortly. Rather than meet students in-person, we are very happy to set up a call and/or a 1-2-1 consultation via Teams or Zoom.

Academic Skills

The Wolfson College LibGuide provides tips, tools and how-to guides 24/7. There a section specifically for Working Remotely, videos showing you how to use reference management software Zotero and Mendeley, there are note-making templates, and a list of tools to help you beat digital distractions, which can be hard when working on your own.

WolfWorks starts again in October in the week beginning 19 October and all sessions are online this term. Please book places to attend.

 

Support from Other Cambridge Libraries

Click and Collect from the UL. The Cambridge University Library now has a click-and-collect service where you can request up to five books per day. Make sure you read carefully the instructions for how to request and collect your books.

Scan and Deliver from the UL. The Cambridge University Library now has a scan-and-deliver service where you can request up to five book chapters or parts of a book (within copyright guidelines per day). 

Please see Using the Library for more information and a specific list of which Faculty and Departmental libraries are open for which services.

 

Finding Books, Articles and Databases

Requesting E-Books

Cambridge University Libraries are trying to acquire books as e-books, where they exist. Please contact your faculty library or use this form from the University Library.

Searching for Stuff

Always search for e-resources from iDiscover or the A-Z Database listing page to see what we have access to. Click on the link from here and you will be prompted for your Raven username and password. This should give you access to the resource. Alternatively, install Lean Library. This browser extension will automatically detect when you are on a website and you have access thanks to the subscriptions of Cambridge University Libraries. This is particularly useful if you are searching a non-university database such as Google Scholar. Lean Library will automatically deliver you an Open Access version of an article - if one is available - whenever Cambridge University Libraries do not provide subscription access. While we recommend Lean Library, other Open Access plugins are available.

Finding E-Books

The University of Cambridge has access to over 1.5 million ebooks from a wide variety of publishers and platforms. To make use of our extensive ebook collections, search for them on iDiscover using the 'Cambridge Libraries Collections' search and limit to 'ebooks' by clicking on the filter in the search box (or under it when on mobile) that says 'All libraries'. More information is available on the ebooks LibGuide.

Finding Articles and E-Journals

There is a dedicated search box for journals and articles or you can search iDiscover directly. Select the middle radio button: 'Articles and online resources'. From the results screen, use the limiting options to select 'Full-text Online' under the 'Availability' filter or to limit by 'article' or 'journal' under the 'Resource Type' filter.

Additional E-Resources 

Publishers are providing access to certain e-resources, including e-books, during the period of the COVID-19 outbreak. A separate A-Z database listing has been compiled for these resources and it is possible to limit them by subject area.

 

 

What's on

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CANCELLED - Advent Carol Service

29/11/2020 at 19.00

A beautiful service for Advent with carols and readings led by our College Chaplains and the Choir. Sing along to Christmas carols and hymns from home.

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ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub - Challenges in Global Development: Sustainability and Conservation

30/11/2020 at 09.30

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is collaborating with Wolfson College Cambridge for a series of virtual events (Zoom), known as ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub.

 

The theme this year is Challenges in Global Development.

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Shut Up and Write

30/11/2020 at 09.45

Kick-start your week with a virtual Shut Up and Write session. These are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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Entrepreneurs' Society - Networking and team building for successful businesses and ventures

30/11/2020 at 18.00

The Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society organises regular events engaging the interest and meeting the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship.

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Global Health Hub - Beyond Health: The Extended Effects of Covid-19 on Our Society

30/11/2020 at 18.30

Covid-19 has had impacts far beyond our health. Join us for an informal and interactive discussion to explore just how Covid-19 has altered our world.

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