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1a & 1b reading lists
Part 1A Reference Series: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
This website houses photographs and descriptions of the specimens found in the 1A (first year) Reference Series at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. This series is a collection of rocks, minerals and fossils used to aid the first year Geology students in their practical revision. It is not an exhaustive collection, but includes the range of specimens with which the first year students should become familiar. You may also want to use The Virtual Microscope web site in conjunction with the Reference series - or Vice Versa
Part II/III Reprint Collection
The Part II/III Reprint Collection List includes details of all articles that are available in hard copy and may be borrowed from the Library Office. Many of them are on reading lists but may not be available elsewhere in the Library.
Visit Camtools the "virtual collaboration environment" for course support materials - Raven login required.
Past Tripos Papers
Copies of past papers can be found on the relevant CamTools website. There is also an index page linking to papers for all of our courses on Camtools but this can only be accessed from computers in the University.
Members of the ESC Supervisors area of CamTools can also access copies of papers for all our courses externally by using the Camtools login. Anyone who supervises geology courses in department should contact email@example.com or one of the course organisers to be registered for access to this area of CamTools.
Part II/III Projects
Pay my library bills: Pay your library printing bills or fines
Sedgwick Club: the student geological society of the University of Cambridge
User Education - Earth Sciences Provision
The Library offers a full programme of user education to Part II undergraduates and new postgraduates at the beginning of the Michalemas Term. Some sessions will be repeated at the beginning of the Lent Term for all Library users. See What's New for a timetable of currently offered sessions. Where advised please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library Tutorials and Guides - Available online or to download in doc or pdf formats.
- intute: Virtual Training Suite - A free, "teach yourself" tutorial that lets you practise your Internet Information Skills from an Earth Sciences perspective. University wide provision
- The University Library provides a free Research Skills Programme including how to make the most of the UL, Newton and Web of Science.
The University is licensed with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). This means that published works covered by the licence can be copied, within these restrictions:
- No more than 5% of the total work can be copied
- No more than one chapter per book or one article per journal issue can be copied.
Visit the University's webpage on copyright for further information regarding copyright matters commonly encountered at the University.