- Support from Wolfson Library
- Support from Other Cambridge Libraries
- Finding Books, Articles and Databases
Support from Wolfson Library
Request and Collect
With Request and Collect, you can select up to 5 books per day to be checked out to you account and made available in the foyer. 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
Please send all questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Library staff are working 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.
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 is a programme of academic skills workshops. They are taking place online this year. 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.
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.
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.
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.