Trial access to Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online

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The University of Cambridge currently has free trial access to Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online (Dictionary of German Literature Online). This is hosted on De Gruyter Online.

The publisher website states:

“This database makes the most well-known, comprehensive, and reliable reference works on German literature available for the first time online: The Encyclopedia of German Literature and its supplemental series, The Encyclopedia of German Literature: The 20th Century and the Encyclopedia of German Literature: The Middle Ages. Spanning an extended time scale from the early Middle Ages to the recent present, the database is unique for its comprehensive scope, featuring articles on German-language authors from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and other European countries. In addition to profiling the lives and works of literary figures, the database also contains extensive reference information on research publications. The volumes on the Middle Ages cover German-language literature from the 8th to the 15th centuries, and are systematically organized by genre and topic area”

The database currently contains around 70,000 articles and will be updated regularly.

Key features:

  • easy access to the most comprehensive bio-bibliographical reference work on German-language authors
  • a query function and a strong search engine provide the option to search the whole encyclopedia by 9 different search criteria
  • additional bibliographical data on the latest research from Germanistik Online
  • external links to relevant databases such as Deutsche Biographische Encyclopädie (DBE), Deutsche Biographie Online (ADB/NDB), and Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE)
  • abbreviations are resolved via mouse-over
  • non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users
  • on and off-campus access (via Raven login)

A database user guide can be accessed from here and a title list from here.

This trial access will remain until the end of December 2017, so please do take the opportunity to explore the content and the database functionality and pass on any feedback to the ebooks@cambridge team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Ebooks & ejournals who lunch

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If you want to find out more about using ebooks, ejournals and databases in an informal setting, then why not pop in to one of our lunchtime drop-in sessions? Expert library staff will be on hand to answer your questions on finding, accessing and downloading the ebooks, ejournals and databases provided for you by your libraries. Please do bring your phones, laptops, and tablets  if you have queries about downloading articles or ebooks.

There will be an entirely optional short e-resource-related quiz, if you complete it you can win a small prize. There will also be some supplier freebies such as bags and pens available for all, and maybe even some edible goodies.

Venue: Alison Richards atrium (ground floor)

Days: Tuesday 17th October & Monday 6th November

Time: 12.45 – 2pm (drop in anytime during your lunch break)

We will be there on the sofa area outside the cafe, please come and say hello!

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New ebooks – September 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Bus1   Bus2  Bus3  Chem1  Divinity  Educ1  Educ2  Eng1   English1  English2  History1    HPS1    Medicine1  Medicine2  POLIS1  POLIS2  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Sust1  Sust2  AMES1  AMES2  ames3  Bus4   Eng3  Eng4  HPS2      MML1  Eng5  Music1  Music2

New Elsevier medical e-textbooks

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Ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that there are 7 new medical e-textbooks available on the Elsevier eLibrary platform.

Chest X-Ray Made Easy (4th ed.)

Clinical Chemistry Made Easy

Clinical Orthopaedic Examination (6th ed.)

Clinical Surgery (3rd edition)

Davidson’s 100 Clinical Cases (2nd ed.)

McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy (7th ed.)

Neurology (3rd ed.)

COE   clinical surgery   caha   100

These new e-etextbooks join other other firm favourites which are available for students studying medicine, these include;

Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd ed.)

Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine (9th ed.)

Mims’ Medical Microbiology (5th ed.)

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (8th ed.)

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed.)

grays    rang    robbins

These medical e-textbooks can be read online and downloaded for offline consultation for 7 days at a time. For downloading you will need to install a plugin called iPublishCentral Reader and Adobe Air if using a PC or a Mac, further information about this can be found here.

The ebooks can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

If you have any queries about or feedback on the Elsevier medical e-textbooks then please email Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

Financial and Banking Law ebooks

 

moneyThe Squire Law Library is pleased to announce that access is now available to the Financial and Banking Law (FBL) ebook collection on the Oxford Legal Research Library platform.

The FBL currently contains 38 authoritative titles across a range of disciplines that encompass international financial practice including banking, bank resolution, risk and capital adequacy, capital markets, financial regulation, financial disputes, funds, islamic finance and project finance. Records for most of these titles are already searchable in iDiscover, and the rest will be added as soon as they are available. This collection is available both on and off campus with a Raven login.

A selection of available titles are listed below:

Mann on the Legal Aspect of Money (7th edition)

McKnight, Paterson, & Zakrzewski on the Law of International Finance (2nd ed.)

Derham on the Law of Set-Off (4th edition)

Regulation of the EU Financial Markets: MiFID II and MiFIR

Bank Failure: Lessons from Lehman Brothers

Bank Resolution and Crisis Management: Law and Practice

If you have any feedback on this new collection then please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

New ebooks – August 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during August. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Afr1   Education1  History1  HPS1  Law1  Maths1  Med1  Psych1   Afr2  Business1  Education2    Education3    Odena Jkt_Odena Jkt  Engineering1  History2  HPS2  HPS3  Law2  Afr3  Business2  Business3  Education5  Italian1  History3  Education6   Education7  Divi1    Education8

How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Helpful advice on what to try when links in ebooks and ejournals won’t connect to the full text…

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Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to libsta28.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048 was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart…

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Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition

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To paraphrase the words of the Chicago Manual of Style team, on Monday 21st August two rare events were celebrated in the US: a solar eclipse and the unveiling of the new Chicago Manual of Style Online.

ebooks@cambridge is pleased to announce that current staff and students of the University now have access to the new 17th edition, on and off-campus, via iDiscover or directly via this link.

About the Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is a style guide for American English, published by University of Chicago Press, prescribing writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The Chicago citation style is also recommended to students by a number of Cambridge University departments for use in essays and other forms of work.

What’s new in the 17th edition?

As well as a much more up-to-date look, the site has been enhanced with additional content. Of particular interest to the ebooks@cambridge team (and hopefully to our followers) is the addition of further guidance on the tricky issue of citing electronic books. Section III is the place to look for this; in particular:

14.8 An expanded section on the use of DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) in references

14.9 A new section on permalinks (finding and using permanent URLs)

14.10 A note on short form URLs

14.159 Ebooks requiring a specific application or device (e.g. Kindle ebooks)

14.160 Page or location numbers in electronic formats

For those in a hurry, the 17th edition now includes a useful Citation Quick Guide, giving brief instructions and examples for different publication types, including ebooks.

Can I still access previous editions?

You can still access the 16th edition via the home page of the 17th edition – click on 16th edition on the blue header. The 15th edition is no longer available online.

Further help

As usual, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions or comments about this or any other ebook platform.

 

Biomedical and Life Sciences ebooks on SpringerLink

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The Moore Library is pleased to announce that access is now available to Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences 2015- 2017 ebook collections on the SpringerLink platform.

There are currently 1,546 available titles, and further 2017 titles will be added as they are published. Monographs, contributed volumes, handbooks and selected encyclopaedias in Springer designated sub-disciplines such as Animal Models, Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Plant Sciences are included in these collections.

The full text of these titles can be found in and accessed from iDiscover, and are accessible for unlimited concurrent users, both on and off campus via a Raven login.

These collections will be available in full until the 31st December 2017 in the first instance, at which point the most popular titles will be purchased in perpetuity.

A taster of available titles are listed below;

Turksen – Genome Editing

Levitan & Dopico – Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease

Chapple – New Zealand Lizards

Farooqui – Therapeutic Potentials of Curcumin for Alzheimer Disease

Pergentino de Sousa – Bioactive Essential Oils and Cancer

Roques – Processionary Moths and Climate Change : An Update

Yang & Bialkowska – Intestinal Tumorigenesis

Barbieri – Code Biology : A New Science of Life

Jain – Textbook of Personalized Medicine

Henke & Tattersall – Handbook of Paleoanthropology (2nd ed.)

De Silva & Vance – Scientific Scholarly Communication

Bleidorn – Phylogenomics : An Introduction

DeKosky – Decoding the Antibody Repertoire

Pachana – Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

plant responses    geometrical   cancer    bioprocess

If you have any feedback or comments on these new ebook collections, please email Yvonne Nobis at yn235@cam.ac.uk or the ebooks@cambridge team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – July 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during July. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Education1   English1  9780415154963.indd  Crime & Empire AW  Art1  HPS1  Law1  Music1   Politics1  Psychology1  Sociology1    SPS1    Business1  Business2  Economics1  Education2  Education3  History2  Art2  Medicine1  Music2  Philosophy1  Psychology2  Sociology2  Sociology3   MML1  MML2    HPS2    Education4  Education5  Education6   HPS3  HPS4  HPS5  MML3  Psychology3