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CamGuides is a pre-arrival course for taught Master’s students, regardless of their discipline, background or mode of study.

The Cambridge Information Literacy Network has launched a new resource for Master’s students preparing to study at Cambridge. CamGuides will enable new students to start their studies with both information literacy and digital literacy skills, and provides transferable academic skills to support students throughout their course and beyond. 

The Guides are hosted online; all that is required is a device and internet access. The course covers the following essential skills:  

  • Finding and using appropriate information resources
  • Software for academic use
  • Managing information
  • Managing your digital presence
  • Preparing for your studies

Resources can be accessed either as one complete course or independently, and are designed to be accessible by any student in any discipline. While the intention is to support students in preparing for their course at Cambridge, the resources can be usefully revisited throughout any taught Master’s programme. CamGuides will be closely reviewed throughout the next year, and online feedback forms can be found on the last page of each section.

CamGuides was designed as part of the work of the Cambridge Information Literacy Network, and partially funded by the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund. It is licensed under a Creative Commons licence; further details are available from the link below.


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