iDiscover contains most of the library collections at the University of Cambridge. Within the search box you will see three ways of searching iDiscover. Simply select one of the options at the top of the search box:
- Cambridge Libraries Collections: books (printed and electronic), other physical library content and Apollo, the Cambridge institutional repository.
- Articles and online resources: Articles online (both in peer-reviewed journals and from other sources), databases, electronic journals and other online content.
- Everything: All of the resources covered by the Cambridge Libraries Collections and Articles and online resources searches.
Note the drop down arrow at the right of the search box where you can filter by individual library or narrow down to ebooks only.
Quick guides to using iDiscover can be found here https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/idiscover
Recommending a book for purchase To suggest a book purchase for Robinson Library use the Book Purchase Request form. To recommend ebooks or print books for other Cambridge University Libraries use this Qualtrics form.
Reading Lists online Access your Cambridge reading lists here https://cam.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/leganto/readinglist/lists
Databases A complete list is available here https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/az.php includes details of new databases added and trials in progress.
ArchiveSearch Use this for searching many of the archives held in Cambridge. Alternatively, you can search within iDiscover by selecting 'Advance Search' and using the filter Archival Material.
An easy introduction to using ArchiveSearch can be found here
Robinson DVD Collection
These can be found on the upper floor. Please bring the empty case to the library office to obtain the dvd.
Cam Guides- information and digital essentials helping undergraduates and graduates prepare for studying at Cambridge https://camguides.lib.cam.ac.uk/
Cambridge University Reporter https://www.reporter.admin.cam.ac.uk/
Varsity online https://www.varsity.co.uk/
Newspapers online https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources/newspapers
Who’s Who https://www.ukwhoswho.com/
Oxford English Dictionary https://www.oed.com/