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User Guides

Below you will find a range of video user guides to help you navigate and use accounts on Cambridge Core.
Click on each heading to view the video guide.

If you would prefer to use a PDF user guide, you can view and download our librarian account user guide and our ebooks and journals user guide.

Researcher user guide

For a step-by-step guide on how to use Cambridge Core including save search, registering for an account and the Core Reader HTML functionality please read our user guide here.

Organisation account administrators

Edit your account settings:

  • Upload an organisation logo
  • Configure an OpenURL

Manage institutional access & authentication:

  • Configure Shibboleth ID[s] and generate a WAYFless URL
  • Request additional Remote users

Bibliographic data: MARC Records

  • Download MARC records for all your institution's books, for individual titles or for specific packages or orders

Bibliographic data: OCLC control numbers

  • Download a list of OCLC control numbers for your institution's book records, so that you can request specific MARC records from OCLC

Bibliographic data: KBART title lists

  • Download KBART title lists for all your institution's content, for individual books and journals or for specific packages or orders

Book self service:

  • Launch self service mode, and purchase applicable content

Content requests:

  • View content requests from users at your institution
  • Enable content request notifications

Content holdings

  • Download lists of content holdings for books and journals

Usage reports:

  • Specify a reporting period by date and download usage statistics in a range of report types.

Please note: these videos do not contain sound.

Discovery Guides

We have created discovery guides for CUP collection activation in the three major discovery partner systems, available to download here:

Hypothesis User Guidelines

Hypothesis is an open platform for annotation and discussion of web resources. Cambridge is partnering with Hypothesis to enable authors, editors and readers to annotate and discuss the research we publish on our platform, Cambridge Core.

You can use the Hypothesis annotation tool on Cambridge Core for the following content:

● Articles and books participating in the Annotation for Transparent Inquiry initiative
Cambridge Elements
Experimental Results
● The journals of the American Political Science Association: American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Politics and Gender, Politics and Religion
Stand Out of Our Light, winner of the Nine Dots Prize

Please find how to annotate and post comments here