University and Homerton resources

This page lists key University web pages.

Contents:

Library catalogues

  • iDiscover http://www.idiscover.cam.ac.uk  A ‘universal’ catalogue which searches the holdings of all the libraries of the University in one go, including Homerton. You can use iDiscover to renew your books, place requests on items on loan to other readers, and pay library charges. Please login with your Raven ID.

Electronic resources

  • Cambridge Libguides for Cambridge Undergraduates to find subject specific library resources to support their independent learning. There is also a specific guide on plagiarism.
  • The eresources LibGuide is the portal to all electronic resources subscribed to by the University. Search for online journals and databases by subject, or using the A-Z lists.
  • Cambridge Digital Library Providing online access to selected content from the University Library’s vast collections. Content will be made open and freely available to all wherever possible. Early material on the site includes some of Sir Isaac Newton’s most important work from the 1660s, including his college notebooks and ‘Waste Book’. More content is being added to the site all the time.
  • Apollo The University’s online electronic repository for sharing and preserving research and heritage material. For use by all students, staff, and University departments. Cambridge students are encouraged to share their research data and theses in Apollo.
  • Cambridge University Skills Portal Skills Portal for Cambridge Undergraduates to find resources to support their academic development.

Note: We recommended that you access all University subscribed ejournals, ebooks, and databases through the University portals or through iDiscover to ensure you are able to freely access everything you are entitled to as a member of the University.

Other library-related links

  • Homerton College Library Twitter page http://twitter.com/homlib (@homlib)
  • Homerton College Library Facebook page www.facebook.com/homertonlib
  • University Library Twitter page http://twitter.com/theul (@theul)
  • Cambridge libraries gateway  A Cambridge University libraries’ portal with a collection of news feeds, useful links, and help pages all in one place.
  • Map of Cambridge University libraries  A Google Map showing the location of all (there are over 100!) libraries of the University.
  • Directory of libraries of the University Includes contacts, web addresses and location on an online map.
  • Incunabula Project blog Incunabula are the earliest books—usually defined as those published before 1501. ‘In October 2009 Cambridge University Library launched a cataloguing project which will make records for its collection of 4,650 incunables available and searchable online for the first time’. This project has now closed, however the blog gives interesting insights into the cataloguing project and its scope.
  • Special Collections blogThe [University] Library is committed to using its Special Collections to support research and teaching, and to developing digital services to make the collections accessible to the widest possible audience in new and innovative ways. At the same time, it recognises the enduring importance of the physical collections, and the need to preserve this unique cultural heritage for future generations.’
  • Tower Project BlogThe Tower Project was established to add records to the internet for “non-academic” books held by Cambridge University Library. The books concerned were acquired by legal deposit during the 19th and twentieth centuries but were not required for university teaching, so were stored in the University Library Tower…’ The project concluded in 2012, but the blog still provides an insight into the materials found.

University teaching and examinations

  • Examinations—Exam timetables, guidelines and rules. These pages are updated throughout the year as information becomes available.
  • Lecture lists  Lists of course lectures throughout the University.
  • Plagiarism: There has been a substantial revision to this policy including an amendment to the University-wide statement on plagiarism (following a recent ruling of the University Tribunal) that a student may be found guilty of an act of plagiarism irrespective of intent to deceive, and be subject to the deprivation of a degree. There are also revisions to the procedures to be followed by examiners in handling suspected cases of plagiarism. Plus there is advice on good academic practice such as referencing and study skills.

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