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Subject-specific eGuides


Searching for resources

There are two key library catalogues you may use when studying at Cambridge:

Girton Library catalogue (Heritage) – search Girton Library’s collection and see if items are available or already on loan. See our eGuide for further information.

iDiscover – to search across the University’s print and electronic collections (including books, eBooks, journals, newspapers, articles and much more, from other colleges, faculty and department libraries, and the University Library. Most, but not all, of Girton’s collection can be found here. See our Searching iDiscover eGuide for further information.

You will be able to borrow from Girton’s Main Library and the University Library. Your subject-specific library is the Betty & Gordon Moore Library. However, there may be other libraries within Cambridge which stock useful resources. For a full list of the Cambridge libraries see the directory and check each library for access guidelines.

Subject-specific resources

  • Scopus Scopus is a navigation tool covering the world's largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature as well as the research literature of the social sciences and humanities. Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make Scopus quick, easy and comprehensive. Compatible with IE8 or higher, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers
  • American Mathematical Society Publications
  • Applied Math and Science Education Repository AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. 
  • Web of Science A website that provides subscription-based access to multiple databases that provide comprehensive citation data for many different academic disciplines.
  • MathSciNet
  • Department of Mathematics at Princeton University Publications The Annals of Mathematics is published bimonthly by the Department of Mathematics of  Princeton University  with the cooperation of the Institute for Advanced Study. Founded in 1884 by Ormond Stone of the University of Virginia, the journal was transferred in 1899 to Harvard University, and in 1911 to Princeton University. Since 1933, the Annals has been edited jointly by Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.
  • EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service Is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.
  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses 
  • ZETOC and ZETOC Alert It is a research database, giving access to over 39,500 journals and more than 65.5 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents and over 875,000 OA article citations and conference papers from PubMed.
  • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) WRDS is a cross-database financial research tool providing access to a number of datasets for financial research and analysis, developed by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
    When you first use Wharton, you will need to register by creating an account for yourself.
  • Text and Data Mining LibGuide Discover the in's and out's of TDM, how it can help with your research and what support is currently available.
  • BrowZine
  • Google Scholar
  • Search for the journal by title in ejournals@cambridge.

Reference Managers

  • Zotero It is a free, open-source reference management software. It is compatible with both Mac, Windows and Linux, and works with Firefox and Chrome browsers.
  • EndNote A reference management tool by Clarivate. University of Cambridge staff and students can download EndNote 20 here (you will need your Raven username and password).
  • Mendeley It is a free reference manager and social network which encourages collaboration.
  • Cite Them Right It is an invaluable tool for referencing. The site contains information on how to reference many types of resources. Common source types such as books, journal articles, and websites are covered, along with more unusual sources such as social media posts, datasets, and unpublished materials.


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