Institute of Astronomy

Library News

Revised list of key E-Books

Published on 21/10/2020 

This is a list of key books in astronomy currently available as e-books.  It is not a comprehensive listing of all the e-books available.  All these should be available to current students and staff accessing through University of Cambridge computers, or remotely through a VPN.  You may need to use your Raven login.

We hope to expand on this collection, and suggestions are welcome (contact ioalibATast.cam.ac.uk).

Library Office Re-opening

Published on 01/10/2020 

We are pleased to announce that the Library Office is now open on Thursday afternoons from 12.30 to 16.30 hrs every week.

We would like you to use the Library as normal, but be aware that:

Covid-19 can survive on books for up to 6 days

Hand washing or sanitizing is an effective measure against Covid-19

Please take the following precautions when using the Library:

• Hand wash or sanitize BEFORE and AFTER handling books or journals in the Library.

Build up your research skills

Published on 11/09/2020 

Cambridge University Library invites you to a series of webinars designed to develop your research skills in managing and disseminating information.

Managing qualitative data (in collaboration with Cambridge Data Champions)
7 October, 13:00-14:00

Writing for publication
21 October, 13:00-14:00

Access to University Library Special Collections and the phased reopening of the UL building

Published on 05/08/2020 

It is now possible for University of Cambridge staff and students to access some Special Collections and non-borrowable material at the UL through three new services.

British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS)

Published on 31/07/2020 

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS): Collections on the advancement of science 1830-1970 are now available to for members of the University of Cambridge to access.

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://app.wileydigitalarchives.com/baas

Scan and deliver!

Published on 06/07/2020 

We are delighted to let you know that the University Library’s Scan & Deliver service is now available. Scan & Deliver allows you to request up to five scans per 24 hour period of University Library books or journals, using an online form: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/scan.

Returning your books

Published on 01/07/2020 

Borrowers of books from the IoA Library are recommended to hold onto them until our building is reopened. However, if you are leaving Cambridge, moving, or for some other reason need to return our books, you can make use of the services of other Cambridge libraries.

Read Against Racism

Published on 11/06/2020 

We all need to confront our prejudices and to struggle for fairness and justice in the world.  The following books have been suggested to the IoA Equality & Diversity committee as being a useful read.

The links are to the e-book (where available) and to access you will need your Raven login. Clicking on "Shibboleth" then "University of Cambridge" will get you to the Raven login.

We welcome further suggestions to this list (contact ioalib@ast.cam.ac.uk)

 

E-Resources in Astronomy & hints for home access

Published on 06/04/2020 

Here are some rich e-resources in astronomy, that should be available to staff and students working from home.  If you are using a university VPN access should be seamless.  Otherwise, it is possible to select 'Institutional Access' (sometimes called 'Shibboleth') then select 'University of Cambridge', you will then be asked to login via Raven.

Annual Reviews

E-Book Library of key books in astronomy

Published on 27/03/2020 

This is a list of key books in astronomy currently available as e-books.  It is not a comprehensive listing of all the e-books available.  All these should be available to current students and staff accessing through University of Cambridge computers, or remotely through a VPN.  You may need to use your Raven login.