EBSCO have introduced a new download feature to the University of Cambridge’s owned titles on EBSCOhost.
Now, when you visit the EBSCOhost website from the ebook collection tab on the ebooks@cambridge webpages or click on a link to an EBSCO title listed in LibrarySearch, you will see an icon on the left hand side of the screen that offers a full text download of our ebooks.
The ebooks can be downloaded for a period of 3 to 7 days. You will be able to choose to download the ebook for fewer days than the total allowed – which will free it them up faster for other people on your course.
One copy of each book will always be available to view online only. The online only copies will be available to view by one person at a time and will not display the download icon.
Do you want to try downloading an EBSCO ebook? Maybe one of these titles will interest you, they were the most used EBSCO ebooks of 2014:
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Trial access is now available up to 10th April 2015 to the Archaeopress Archaeology and Seminar for Arabian Studies series from Archaeopress.
Archaeopress is an Oxford-based publisher specialising in academic archaeology. Archaeopress have had close links to the archaeology departments of the University of Cambridge for many years. There are currently over 75 e-titles in their archive, and around 6-9 new files are added each month.
Please check the Archaeopress title list for titles available to members of the University of Cambridge as part of the trial. As these titles will not appear in LibrarySearch you will need to use this authenticated link to access the trial content.
You will also have to enter the following login details to see full text (these login details will only allow access if using a University of Cambridge networked PC or off-campus users who have authenticated via the Raven login screen):
password (case sensitive): Cam=455?
Please send any feedback about this trial to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Archaeopress, Patrick Harris (email@example.com) would welcome any comments.
Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce that following the purchase last year of three ebooks packages of Italian-language titles on Casalini Libri’s Torrossa ebooks platform, we have this year supplemented these packages and added the 2015 content. The three collections of scholarly titles: Language and Literature, Cinema and Theatre, and Cultural Studies, have had a total of 153 new titles added. In total there are now 266 ebooks available in full-text from the platform link here and they are also searchable in the LibrarySearch catalogue.
Full-text access is available both on and off campus (using a Raven login). This includes the facility to download, print and copy and paste from the text. Torrossa ebooks can be read on PCs, Apple Macs, laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices, but not on Kindles, Kobos or Nooks.
Please do send your feedback on these packages and the usability of these ebooks by emailing Bettina Rex, the Italian Specialist, at the University Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New titles are added to the Cambridge Companions Online platform every month, as they are published.
Records for 14 new Companions published since December have just been added to LibrarySearch and they are…
The Top Ten most read Cambridge Companions ebooks consulted by University of Cambridge registered users in 2014 (in order of popularity) were
The Cambridge Companions to…
- Greek Tragedy
- Medieval English Literature 1100-1500
- Renaissance Humanism
All the coursebooks in the following 5 subjects are now accessible for University of Cambridge staff and students on Cambridge Books Online and its companion platform University Publishing Online.
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Statistics and Probability
These coursebooks complement the available Cambridge University Press monographs across all subjects, and the Life Sciences coursebooks which were added back in December 2014.
The titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven username and password).
As new titles are published they will also be made available. Access to these collections will remain until the end of June 2015 in the first instance.
Please let us know what you think about CUP ebooks by emailing the ebooks@cambridge team on email@example.com.
The ebooks team is pleased to announce that all Cambridge staff and students can now access the newly launched Routledge Handbooks Online collection. This new platform provides access to Routledge Handbooks, Companions and Worlds publications.This free 60 day trial enables you access to over 15,000 chapters from 325+ available volumes sorted into 18 subject collections. Available subject collections include Asian Studies, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Sociology.
To access Routledge Handbooks Online please click on the following link:
(Available on and off campus with a Raven login.)
Content can be searched, sorted and displayed by chapter or by ebook title and is
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) free
- For unlimited concurrent access
- Available in HTML or PDF format
This trial will end on Thursday 12th March, so please do send any comments on the usability of the platform and the content to firstname.lastname@example.org before this date. The ebooks team is very interested in how useful you find this collection to your studies and research.
Click on the book covers to link directly to a selection of RHO titles.
Dawsonera have informed the ebooks team that Pearson have altered their digital rights on all of their ebooks. As a result, from today, January 12th 2015, Pearson content is no longer available to download, and our users can only access their content online. This change includes Pearson titles that the library has already purchased as well as all future purchases of Pearson ebook titles from Dawsonera.
Please note that users can still access Pearson content via the read online functionality and users can still print and copy within the read online mode. There are currently 83 Pearson published Dawsonera ebooks in the universities’ ebooks collection.
Please see below for what users will now see when accessing Pearson ebooks on Dawsonera. The inability to download should be clearly indicated in red and the downloading icon is absent.
The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group have clearly expressed their concerns about this retrograde step to Dawsonera and this in turn will be fed back to Pearson by the suppliers.
Please send any comments to the ebooks team on email@example.com.
Taylor & Francis have updated their platform. Here’s a quick guide to how it looks and what has changed.
Taylor & Francis say that:
The combination of filtered search, sorting and search history brings you a far more effective tool for finding the ideal content, whether for research, course work or personal interest.
With the new look platform Taylor & Francis have introduced filters to search results that allow users to see only full or open access content.
You can then sort your results by relevance, online publication date, most read, author or by A-Z of title. Or you can filter your search by subject, publication dates, book title or author or editor.
Details of up to 10 searches will automatically be saved for you per session, showing the number of results found, which can be saved to your personal account.
Search tips are offered here: http://www.tandfebooks.com/action/doSearch
The T&F ‘news & events’ page details the new features.