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The Library of Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

Finding your feet

A warm welcome to all of our new PGCE students who have arrived this week. We’re looking forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks, and have been pleased to see people popping in already to get their bearings … Continue reading

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Change is a coming…

We’re busy getting ready to welcome back our new and returning students over the next few weeks. Hopefully you’ve had a relaxing summer break and will be raring to go for the new term! There are some changes on the horizon here in the library. … Continue reading

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The Great Summer Book Shuffle

With most students away over the summer, we have been rolling up our sleeves and having a book reshuffle. Sometimes this task seems like a Tetris-like feat of shelf engineering, but it’s certainly worth it to give the books a little … Continue reading

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It’s oh so quiet…

Annually during Easter term, a couple of changes occur to make the Library a pleasant environment for everyone to revise and study. With more people than usual using the Library during the Easter vacation, we have introduced these changes slightly earlier than normal in … Continue reading

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Springtime at Homerton Library

Spring has certainly arrived with daffodils appearing next to the Library and the ducks wandering past on their way to the pond. There has definitely been a daffodil theme to our recent Springtime Library display! Despite the warm weather outdoors, the Vacation … Continue reading

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Want to borrow items over the Easter vacation? Of course you can!

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Homerton Library Survey 2017

Please take a few moments to participate in the Library survey, and get the opportunity to win a £20 Amazon voucher in the survey prize draw! The survey will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experience of … Continue reading

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Meet Sidgbox

A new book dropbox has recently appeared on the Sidgwick site as part of the FutureLib ‘Intraloans’ project and is managed by @eflcam and @MMLLib. Named Sidgbox, the new  drop-box allows you to return books from any of the libraries located … Continue reading

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NEW Children’s Literature Libguide!

Library staff from Homerton College and the Education Faculty have been working together to create a wonderful new guide for Children’s Literature at Cambridge. We hope it will provide a directory for children’s literature collections across the University as well as highlighting the … Continue reading

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medici.tv

Originally posted on ejournals@cambridge:
Trial access is now available to the world’s leading classical music channel, medici.tv, “the closest thing to a classical Netflix” (New York Times). The trial runs to 9 February 2017 and is available on and…

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iDiscover!

iDiscover, the new University discovery service, is here, and it’s got a couple of really cool features, like pinning to lists, exporting citations, and filtering by including or excluding items. But wait! What about Heritage? How is iDiscover going to … Continue reading

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Introducing Megan

Hello! I’m Megan Kelly, the new part time Library Assistant at Homerton College Library. I’m easy to spot as A: I am at the front desk and B: have a North American accent. Makes me hard to miss! I hope … Continue reading

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New ebook titles – September 2016

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the…

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Welcome PGCE students 2016-2017!

A warm welcome from the Library team to all the new PGCE students who have started their studies today! Hopefully, you are now starting to find your way around the College and have found the Library in the Mary Allan … Continue reading

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Launching Cambridge Core

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Cambridge Core is the new academic platform from Cambridge University Press. It replaces Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), Cambridge Books Online (CBO), Cambridge Histories Online (CHO), Cambridge Companions Online (CCO), Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO) and all…

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Review of 2015

Happy New Year 2016! Another year has passed, and now seems like a good time to reflect on the Library during 2015. It has certainly been a busy and varied year. During 2015, we have been busy making more items … Continue reading

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A very warm welcome to Homerton College Library!

A very warm welcome to all our new students and to all the familiar faces that have popped in to the Library to say hello – welcome back! After the whirlwind of subject-specific inductions for Freshers, Higher Degree Inductions, as … Continue reading

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Relax! The Library is here to help

Though the next few weeks may prove to be busy, stressful and seemingly endless, we hope the Library can provide you with the necessary environment to get the most out of your study sessions and help you to relax and … Continue reading

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What to expect in the Library during Easter Term

During the Easter term, a number of temporary changes occur to make the Library a pleasant environment for everyone to revise and study. Squash & Biscuits: The library will be offering squash (cordial) and biscuits downstairs by the main entrance … Continue reading

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Accessing exam past papers

One of the five evidence- based tips for revising revealed in a study was to ‘practice the thing you will be tested on’. For example, if your exam requires you to write an essay, practice writing an essay and don’t … Continue reading

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