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The University Library

The University Library website provides the following information about library services in Cambridge:

  • Using the Library
  • Research & Resources
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Search & find
  • Collections
  • Giving
  • Cambridge Libraries

The Medical Library

The Medical Library supports the University of Cambridge, the NHS, and the MRC, providing access to:

  • Over 50,000 books containing core text books and specialty titles, many of which are available both electronically and in print;
  • a large journal collection, with over 104,000 accessible electronically;
  • the NHS Core Content collection of electronic resources and
  • a variety of training courses and resources.

The Medical School Library website provides the following information about what the library can do for you:

  • About the library - information for new users, opening hours,
  • Using the library - all the key things you need to know about the library to plan your visit
  • Information for NHS realted staff and students - access to NHS ATHENS, NHS-ejournals and NHS database.

Guide to finding journals and ejournals

Check iDiscover to find out whether we hold the journal in paper or electronic form.

  • Paper Journals - Remember to check the years which are available, then contact library staff about ordering the article you need.

  • E-Journals - Use iDiscover, if you’re working on a University (CamDomain) computer/wifi to search for e-journals. If you are “off campus”, use the e-journals@cambridge to search for journals and check whether access is available using your RAVEN password.

  • NHS ATHENS - Log into MyJournals with your NHS ATHENS username and password (register for NHS ATHENS) before you search for the journal you need.

If you can't find an article via the above means, then you may need to use the University's inter-library loan service.

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