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African Literature Book Club

We are delighted to invite you to the maiden edition of the Cambridge University African Literature Book Club series, 3:00-4:30 (ish) on the 15th of February, 2020, in the African Studies Library, up on the third floor of the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road. For details of our new book club please click for more...

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Books, journals, and dissertations

How to find...? Get help with using iDiscover to search for books, journals, and dissertations. Find LibGuides that will help you with advanced searching methods, and how to access journals and ebooks online.

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How to find...? See our LibGuide for information on databases to aid your research (Africa focus, subject focus, general)

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How to find...? Get help with newspaper resources (print and online) via our LibGuide. Find lists and advice on how to access online and print newspaper archives, nationally and internationally.

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How to find...? Find information on audio-visual materials here at the African Studies Library, the University, and other national and international collections (film, sound, photography)

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Archival materials

See our LibGuide for information regarding the unique collections that are held here at the Library, and for information on Special Collections & Archives elsewhere in the University & nationally.

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CamGuides is designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees.

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General information

Find information regarding our opening hours, loan periods, fines, and how to access our collections.

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Generation Z

"Generation Z" - We are happy to be hosting a number of images from Kerstin Hacker's successful photographic exhibition Generation Z. The exhibition is free to view during opening hours (09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri)

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