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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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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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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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End of term already! Library services during the Christmas Vacation

For most of the vacation period, Homerton Library will remain open with 24 hour access to the Library. Here, you can shelter from the Christmas shopping crowds and take a look at our Christmas book displays – rare and new! … Continue reading

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What would you like to find? The conundrum of the catalogues

Cryptic terms such as Newton, Heritage and Library-Search probably first appeared at Library inductions where they may have seemed quite puzzling, but each is referring to a Library catalogue. With access at home or on campus, the catalogues are the … Continue reading

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BrowZine

(Originally posted on : http://ejournalscambridge.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/browzine-your-dream-for-a-library-app-come-true/) BrowZine is a new tablet application (iOS & Android) where you can browse, read and follow thousands of scholarly journals available to you thanks to the University’s subscriptions or on open access.  All in a … Continue reading

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Getting started: Printing and photocopying services – the basics

One of the most frequently asked questions by new students at the Enquiry desk has been about printing. Therefore, we have decided to post this brief introduction to printing as a quick reminder for when you need to print quickly … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Library: PGCE students

A warm welcome from the Library team to all new PGCE students who have recently started their studies at Homerton. Hopefully, you are now starting to settling into the course and finding your way around the College and the Library. … Continue reading

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Meet a new member of the Library team- Rosie

I’m Rosie Austin, the new Senior Library Assistant at Homerton College library. You will be able to easily find me at the main Enquiry desk so please come and say hello or ask any question or query. I am happy … Continue reading

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