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Catalogue Advice

Advice on using library catalogues in the University of Cambridge to find books and other things.

Library catalogues

  • iDiscover

    This catalogue replaces the old LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ catalogues. It allows searching of book catalogue records and licensed online content to which the University subscribes. It includes facilities for advanced searching, filtering of search results and detailed guidance for users.

  • Newton

    Use this catalogue to search the libraries of the University in groups (e.g. Departments A-E, Colleges P-W. If you only need to look for printed books at Sidney, you may find you prefer this catalogue to iDiscover. This catalogue will not be affected by the replacement of LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+, and is expected to be available until December 2017.

If you need further advice on searching library catalogues, please do not hesitate to ask Library staff.

Contact the Sidney Sussex College Librarian and Library Assistants via one e-mail: