Brill Humanities, Social Sciences 2017, & International Law monographs 2014-2017

The University Library is pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the following 2017 HSS subject collections…

asian-studies          biblical         classics         european-1

european-2       literature        religion           sociology

                                    language         muslim

Asian Studies

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity

Classical Studies

European History and Culture I

European History and Culture II

Language and Linguistics

Literature and Cultural Studies

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Social Sciences

The 2017 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014, 2015, and 2016 collections, already available to our users on Brill Online and searchable in iDiscover.

The Squire Law Library is also pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the International Law ebook collections, 2014-2017 inclusive.These titles can be also found in iDiscover and currently number 202.

int-law-2017         law-2015        law-2016          law-2017

Brill ebooks are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login). You can download  or print chapters from the ebooks in PDF format, or read them online. As new 2017 titles are published, they will be added to the Brill ebooks platform and loaded into iDiscover on a monthly basis.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any feedback on Brill ebooks, or if you want to recommend any unowned titles for purchase.

ebrary content has moved to Ebook Central

 

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As of January 12th 2017, all ebook content previously hosted on ebrary has moved to Ebook Central. This includes ebooks purchased by ebooks@cambridge and faculty/departmental libraries and ebooks made available through the ebrary DDA scheme funded by the UL.

What will happen to links to ebrary?

Existing links to individual ebooks on ebrary and to the platform itself now redirect seamlessly to Ebook Central. So links within iDiscover, Moodle or other platforms will take you to Ebook Central. We have tested a number of links to confirm this, but please let us know if you find any that are not redirecting correctly.

What if I have saved content within ebrary?

If you had saved anything to your ebrary bookmarks prior to the switch (including favourite ebooks or annotations), you will need to log in to Ebook Central and follow a few simple steps to transfer your bookmarks:

  • Access Ebook Central and click ‘Sign in’.
  • Log in using Raven.
  • Click on ‘Bookshelf’ and you will see the option to ‘Move your ebrary bookshelf’.
  • Follow the instructions.

Please let us know if you have any problems transferring bookmarks.

Tell me more about Ebook Central

Ebook Central can be accessed via the ebooks collections page or directly here. Records for individual Ebook Central titles with links are available in iDiscover.

Help is available on Ebook Central via the ? icon on the toolbar, and an extensive Ebook Central LibGuide (produced by Proquest) covers searching, viewing and using ebooks. It also provides training videos and webinars for those who wish to explore further.

Contact us

As usual, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any queries about the transition from ebrary, the Ebook Central platform or any aspect of ebooks. In particular, if you notice anything that is not working correctly following the transition please let us know.

New ebooks – December 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during December. 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.

ames1   computer1  education1  english1  envsci1  artarch1  hps1  italian1  law1  matsci1  mml1    medicine1  medicine2  ames1  biology1  education2  english2  geography1  matsci2    business1  english3  artarch2  artarch3    hps2  law2business2   ames2  artarch4  hps3     law3  law4  education3   education4  artarch5  hps4  hps5

AccessMedicine – now available again

harrisonebooks@cambridge is pleased to announce that we have managed to secure access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessMedicine platform for the next year. The platform is now active and can be linked to here or via the ebooks collection page on the public ebooks website.

As in previous years, we only have access to the single title Harrison’s Principles of internal medicine (currently in its 19th edition), and not other titles on the AccessMedicine platform. There is a record in iDiscover for the ebook version of Principles of internal medicine, linking to the platform.

As usual, any questions or comments about the platform are welcomed and can be sent to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

Popular ebrary/Ebook Central titles Michaelmas Term 2016

scripting-revolution      archaeopoetics      banal      bengal

There follows a list of owned ebrary or Ebook Central ebooks which have been in demand over the Michaelmas Term. They have all been upgraded to allow greater concurrent access, as a result of multiple turnaway notifications received by the ebooks@cambridge team.

al-Muwaylihi – What ‘Isa ibn Hisham Told Us: or, A Period of Time, Volume One  

Amrith – Crossing the Bay of Bengal: the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants

Baker – Scripting revolution: a historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions

Billig – Banal nationalism

Bloomfield – Archaeopoetics: word, image, history

Hann – Postsocialism: ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia

Hungerford – Making literature now 

Major – Architects of austerity: international finance and the politics of growth

Mead – Special providence: American foreign policy and how it changed the world

Musgrove – China’s contested capital: architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing

Tomlinson – A million years of music: the emergence of human modernity

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

special-providence      postsocialism      making-literature-now      million-years

Intelex Past Masters – The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy

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The English Faculty Library and the ebooks@cambridge Service are pleased to announce that a new collection is now accessible on the Intelex Past Masters platform. The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy was published by Oxford University Press and consists of seven volumes. Edited by Richard Little Purdey and Michael Millgate, and published between 1978-1988, this is considered the definitive work on Thomas Hardy’s letters, covering the period 1862 – 1927.

The collection can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and is available for unlimited concurrent users. A record for this collection will be searchable in iDiscover very soon and can be accessed from this link.

If you have any comments on this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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New ebooks – November 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during November. 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.

ames1   business1  divinity1  education1  engineering1  english1  general1  hps1  law1  linguistics1  matsci1    mml1  sas1  sps1  economics1  hps2  ames2  FAW Cultivating Ethical School.indd  english2    matsci2  mml2  ames3  Hindi Cinema    education3  english3hps3   italian1  ames4  ames5     business2  education4  mml4   business3  education5  english4  matsci3

Manchester Medieval Sources Online

mmso-book-coversThanks to the Seeley Historical Library, the Connell Fund and the ebooks@cambridge Service, the Manchester Medieval Sources Online collection is now available for Cambridge University registered users. This series has been in existence for over 20 years and is an authoritative publication for expert translation of medieval primary sources that would otherwise be inaccessible to students and scholars alike.

mmso-picThis collection provides translations of key sources that are directly usable in student’s own work, with full, accessible contextual introductions and helpful annotations throughout. From the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasion, these books provide texts central to medieval studies courses and focuses on the diverse cultural and social, as well as political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of medieval society.

There are currently 32 titles in the series, and these will be updated with 2 new publications annually. This series is very useful for teaching and for research, in the case of translated chronicles and particularly the ‘selected texts,’ which typically provide an accessible ‘slice’ through a variety of unpublished archival material. The series is edited by Dr Rosemary Horrox (University of Cambridge) and Professor Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews) and has had other editorial contributions from other Cambridge faculty.

The records for the MMSO titles will appear in iDiscover in early December. In the meantime you may access the collection both on and off campus from here or from the link on the ebooks@cambridge collections web page. If you have any questions or feedback on this ebook collection please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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New ebook titles – October 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during October. 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.

ames1   divinity1  education1  education2  english1  geography1  history1  hps1  hps2  linguistics1  matsci1    maths1  mml1  mml2  unknown1  history2  medicine1  mml3  classics1    engineering1  anthropology1  music1  philosophy1    sps1  sps2ames2   ames3  business1  education3     education4  engineering2  english2   hps3  italian1  law1  matsci2

Electronic Legal Deposit and ebooks

Have you had trouble connecting to an ebook from iDiscover? Perhaps you have clicked on the ‘Online access’ link and waited for your ebook to open, only to get a ‘Connection timed out’ message some time after? If so, you have probably stumbled across an Electronic Legal Deposit ebook.

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What is Electronic Legal Deposit?

A growing number of publishers are now fulfilling their legal deposit obligations by depositing electronic rather than print books with the six legal deposit libraries, including the UL. Publishers currently doing this include, but are not limited to, Routledge, Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Sage, and more are due to follow suit in the next few years.

How do Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks differ from purchased ebooks?

Ebooks that are deposited on Electronic Legal Deposit differ from ebooks purchased from publishers or aggregators (such as those bought by the ebooks@cambridge service or directly by Faculty libraries) in the following key ways:

  • They are only accessible on dedicated terminals around the University campus
  • They are only ever available on a one concurrent user basis
  • They may not be downloaded in any way (although printing is allowed with the usual copyright restrictions)

What do they look like on iDiscover?

Like purchased ebooks, Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks can be found on iDiscover. You can spot an ELD ebook by scrolling down to nearly the bottom of a full record in iDiscover, where you will see the following ‘Conditions of use’ statement and the link text ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’:

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If you were to click ‘Link to Online Resource’ or ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’, the link would only work if you were using one of the designated PCs; otherwise your connection will time out.

Spot the difference?

From a results list in iDiscover, it is not currently possible to distinguish between purchased and Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks. This is a recognised issue and we hope that there will be a way of highlighting ELD books in the future.

Meanwhile, if you attempt to connect to an ebook and find your connection timing out, check for a Conditions of Use statement in the full record, then find a designated terminal or check for an alternative copy (in some cases we might have purchased a fully accessible ebook alternative).

Excluding Electronic Legal Deposit items from your search

If you would like to exclude ELD items (NB this also includes ELD journals) from a search on iDiscover, after performing a search, scroll down to the bottom of ‘Refine my results’ and under ‘Collection’ hover over ‘Electronic Legal Deposit’ until the red ‘Exclude This’ icon appears:

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Help!

Further information about Legal Deposit, including Electronic Legal Deposit, is available on the Legal Deposit area of the Cambridge University Library website.

For help with ebooks, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.