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Biological Sciences Libraries

The libraries offer a variety of research support to help you develop the skills that you need when working at postgraduate/doctoral level.


Searching for journals & Books please refer to the Searching & Browsing pages


Training, workshops and information

➤ Workshops and training sessions are held in the department

You will be contacted about these directly as they arise.

Slides from previous workshops are available to download here:



➤ Managing data

Research data management is an important part of your research and there are many facilities that can help you with this. The first is understanding the importance of planning with a Data Management Plan (DMP) and managing youe Research Data Management (RDM)

For more information on how to write your DMP and managing data  RDM, see following links:

➤ Preprint Servers

For general information on the use of preprint servers, read the useful guide from the Office of Scholarly Communication.

bioRxiv is an online archive of unpublished preprints for the life sciences. By publishing here, authors can make their findings immediately available to the scientific community.

arXiv is an open-access archive for several million scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics


➤ Research study skills:

Biological Sciences Study Skills

Study Skills

Biological Sciences Libraries Research Skills Series 2022-2023


➤ Accessing full text

Lean Library Browser extension to Access full text anywhere

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Off-campus easy access (if LeanLibrary extension does not give you access).

  • Step 1. Choose the Shibboleth login option.
  • Step 2. Select UK Higher Education as your region or group.
  • Step 3. Select the University of Cambridge from the list.
  • You will then be prompted for your Raven login.

Most staff and students should be able to access e-resources but if you want to make sure, please go to the Test e-resources pageIf you can't access it, please contact us.


➤ Quick links

Veterinary Library



Searching & Borrowing

Information & Support

Support - Research


Find Us

Building Accessibility




The Library 
Department of Veterinary Medicine Madingley Road 
CB3 0ES 

Telephone      01223 337633
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Opening hours

Department Members - 24 hours access

Non-members - Staffed hours and by request only.

Out of hours arrangements - Contact the librarian


Librarian's Hours of work: 

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 3:30pm

Physically present in the library Tuesdays & Thursdays

Working from home Mondays & Wednesdays


For further information:

Email: Lorraine Leonard, Librarian


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