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Faculty of Divinity


Study & research skills training:

The Divinity Faculty library team deliver a short 'introduction to Library facilities' session for new undergraduate and postgraduate, library tours and a 30 minute basic study skills session (focused on eresources for postgraduates). These sessions are for Divnity Faculty students and are timetabled by the Faculty, you will be contacted with details of these courses.

We provide some recorded sessions covering the use of iDiscover (the library catalogue), Zotero (referencing software), tips on accessing e-resources, and some specific databases (for example ATLA). These can be found on the 'Online training' part of our website here.


Library Study Skills Catalogue

Available on Moodle, this is a searchable list of the skills classes and resources offered by Cambridge libraries

Research Skills Programme

Has signposts for library and academic skills training sessions across the university

Research Skills Libguide

Covers many useful areas including literature searching, note making, understanding copyright and building your online profile

Critical Reading Course

Available on Moodle, this online course sharpens your techniques for reading scholarly literature effectively

Literature Searching-A Guide for Undergraduates

Available on Moodle, this course is aimed at undergraduate students who are undertaking an independent research project, such as a dissertation. The guide gives you tips on doing your literature search and guidance on what to do with the references you find.

Study Skills LibGuide

Lists many online resources for study and academic skills

Good Academic Practice and Avoiding Plagiarism

An introduction to academic integrity and how to avoid plagiarism through proper referencing

Reading on Screens LibGuide

A guide to reading ebooks and in digital formats, including ways of making screen-reading easier and more accessible, taking notes from ebooks and accessing alternative e-formats


A pre-arrival resource for students focussing on essential study and technology skills for getting started at Cambridge