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Genetics Library - Introduction

The Department of Genetics includes a specialist library. Although many science resources are now available online throughout Cambridge, the Genetics Library holds some older texts and reprints that may be of interest to historians of science.

The Genetics Library is used primarily by Department members, but all others are welcome. You only need to show University of Cambridge ID to Reception staff to gain immediate entry. Non-University-members should read the information on this website, and contact us first, if intending to visit.

What's in the Genetics Library :

Books : Most of our books are relatively old, since books are now rarely used to teach genetics. Recent books, especially standard texts, tend to be for use in the Library only
Journals : We still take paper copies of a few key genetics journals, and have substantial back-runs of more titles, but most journals are now consulted online
Reprints : We have a substantial collection of reprints of papers by important geneticists, but unfortunately they are not indexed online. There is, however, a card-index. The Drosophila Reprint Collection is also now back in the Library, but again not indexed online
Theses and projects : We keep PhD theses of members of the Department up to 2013, and project reports of past Part IIs
... And what we haven't got : Archives relating to the history of the Department

More detailed information about holdings is available HERE

Find out more about :

Visiting the Library

Information for Department members

Information for non-Department members of the University

Help with finding information [general page]

Resources in the Genetics Library [books, journals, etc]

Electronic resources 

Information for other libraries - including obtaining inter-library loans and photocopies

Contact information :

Postal address: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA
E-mail : Library@gen.cam.ac.uk
Phone : 01223 333973 [But as Library is not always staffed, e-mail is preferable]
Librarian: Christine Alexander                    Academic Librarian : Dr Ian Furner

Contact the Genetics Library

It is always best to contact us by e-mail if you have a question or plan a visit:

Phone: 01223 333973

Postal address:

Genetics Library
Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EH
United Kingdom

Librarian: Christine Alexander
Academic Librarian: Dr Ian Furner

LibrarySearch

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E-journals listing

The University Library A-Z e-journals listing will explain exactly what we have access to

Finding things in the library

This image of the Genetics Library from the entrance shows you where things are located