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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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Librarian giving an induction tour

All students at Murray Edwards College should attend an induction and tour of the Rosemary Murray Library. There is also training available on using databases and other resources for your subject area, thesaurus searching and bibliographic referencing software. 

Library Induction tours

A tour of the library and a brief electronic induction of the main library resources is given to each student when they start at Murray Edwards College. These take place during the first week of term. Each first year undergraduate student will receive 10 Gateway credits for attending.

Library induction tours are available on the following days:

  • Thursday 28 September 2017
  • Monday 2 October 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017

To book a place, please fill in the Library Induction Booking Form.

If you are unable to make the tours please email the library staff to arrange a personal tour at a time to suit you:

User education sessions - Gateway Academic Development Programme

Gateway Programme First Year

Another opportunity is available to attend the library induction tour in conjunction with the First Year Gateway Programme during weeks 3 and 4 of Michaelmas Term. 

Induction Tours are available on the following days:

  • Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Monday 23 October 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017

To book a place, please fill in the Library Induction Booking Form

Please note if you attended an induction tour during the first week of Michaelmas Term, you do not need to attend this session. Gateway credits have already been awarded to those students who attended.

Gateway Programme Graduates, Finalists and Year 2

Individual information searching workshops will show you the relevant databases and resources for your subject area, include information on advanced search tips to save you time, give practical advice on how to revise and filter searches and demonstrate how to use thesaurus searching. Gateway credits are available for Year 2 students attending this workshop.

To arrange an appointment please contact the Librarian on or drop into the Library.

Gateway Credits

You can achieve Gateway Credits for library training in the following ways:

  • Year 1 - by attending a library induction tour (10 credits).
  • Year 2 - by attending the Information Searching workshops run in conjunction with the Gateway programme (10 credits).

Further Training 

If you wish to have individual help with using bibliographic referencing software or using current awareness services to find current information please contact the Librarian on to arrange an appointment.

Information skills training may also be available through your faculty or department library.