New ebooks titles – September 2015

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.

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

Africa Rising  It looks worse  sex and salvation  signifying  Developmental science  agressio nagainst  Chaucer an Plutarch  Intolerant bodies  Citizenship and global  novel aspects  Collective action in the  Article 31(3)   Foundations of Buddhism  Absolutism in central Age of reformation  Knight at the movies    Nasser   Economic development  Genealogy of a gene  Recombinant university  Mikhail Bakhtin  microscope image processing Bet  Nurturing natures  Writing the new ethnography  Inhuman bondage  Strategic management  Sensatio and perseption  Wake u little Susie  Between borders  Child at school  Ruling America   Ashgate - early modern England Drawing the global  ECG made  accident and emergency  Introductio nto complex analysis pieces of the musical  friendships in childhood  Visul cultures of secrecy   Basil Berstein  Contesting colonial  Physicist and philosopher  chaos and love

New ebook titles – August 2015

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.

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

african sexualities  struggles  city futures  ethical soundscape

good strategy  classical sculpture  creationism and its critics  war and society  killing consensus  doing your reclaiming  register social and emotional hoarding  vital memory among empires  violence over the land  leviathan international law  from Jim Crow blues music  segregating  socialising  failed statebuilding  getting by  illicit flows  looting africa  statebuilding NATO Ain't no black northeast asia  Chinese circulations


History of Cartography

All 3 volumes of History of Cartography is now freely available to view online and download from the University of Chicago‘s website.

8399506431_f76ba3ca60_zThe first volume of the History of Cartography was published in 1987 and the three books that constitute Volume Two appeared over the following eleven years. In 1987 the worldwide web did not exist, and since 1998 book publishing has gone through a revolution in the production and dissemination of work. Although the large format and high quality image reproduction of the printed books (see right column) are still well-suited to the requirements for the publishing of maps, the online availability of material is a boon to scholars and map enthusiasts.

Chapters from the first 6six books can be downloaded as PDFs. Click on the links below to access the ebooks (volume three is in 2 parts, but they have the same cover)

HistCar1HistCar21  histcar22  histcar23    HistCar31part 2

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Born-digital IOP ebooks

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The Betty and Gordon Moore Library and the ebooks@cambridge Service are pleased to announce that titles from two complementary, born-digital ebook collections, IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics (Release 1), are now available for registered Cambridge staff and students. These titles serve the needs of undergraduates and researchers.

IOP Publishing states that Expanding Physics titles are “high-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape on key areas in physics and related subject areas.” There are 10 available titles in this collection.

Concise Physics titles “developed with Morgan & Claypool (M&C), focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas or topics where an introductory text is more appropriate. These texts are the “first book” on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book for anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject.” There are 25 available titles in this collection.

IOP ebooks allow unlimited concurrent usage and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login). The titles are published in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats, and can be downloaded or read online.

The 35 titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and you can access them on the supplier platform from here.

You can also find a list of the titles in both collections (Release 1) here. (Owing to technical issues there are currently 12 extra titles available which are not part of the owned collections, the publisher is aware of the issue and is working to remove these as soon as possible.)

The ebooks@cambridge team welcome queries or comments on these new titles, please email us on

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Oxford Scholarship Online EBA

The University Library has arranged full-text access to the complete Oxford Scholarship Online ebook collections in the following subjects: Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Business & Management, Economics & Finance, & Political Science. The 7,515 new ebooks are immediately available from Oxford Scholarship Online.

This evidence based purchase (EBA) scheme includes all Oxford University Press monographs published in the subjects listed above across all publication years. This collection will grow as new titles are published. This extended access complements existing owned collections of OSO monographs (up to 2009) and the Law collection which is currently subscribed to by the Squire Law Library.

The catalogue records for these Oxford Scholarship titles are loaded into LibrarySearch and Cambridge librarians will be able to identify them once they are tagged with OSO EBA trial (hopefully from the beginning of September 2015). Oxford Scholarship Online ebooks are available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login) with unlimited concurrent access and offer chapter printing and downloads.

Available titles are indicated with a green unlocked padlock icon as illustrated in the following screenshot.

music osoThe access will continue until the 30th June 2016 in the first instance. As this is an evidence based purchase model during June 2016 the University Library will select titles to be purchased, based on popularity and librarian selection. If you would like to recommend titles for purchase, please send details in an email to Dr Gotthelf Wiedermann in the University Library ( before the end of May 2016.

The ebooks@cambridge team and the University Library are keen to know what you think about opening up access to these Oxford Scholarship Online subject collections, please send any comments or questions to or

MDZ (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum) and bavarikon

Originally posted on ejournals@cambridge:

The Munich Digitization Center (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum – MDZ) is a freely available eresource which offers digital access to a range of materials, including: manuscripts, sheet music, maps, newspapers, photographs and journals, which are held at the Bavarian State Library and other cultural heritage institutions.

MDZMuch of the text on the website is in English, but, as you would expect from a German website, object titles and descriptions are predominantly in German.

Books that have been digitised for the project date from 7th – 20th centuries, with almost 400,000 books from the 19th century and almost 300,000 books from the 18th century. The most common authors on the site are Martin Luther, Cicero, and Erasmus. This great stats/graphs page lets you search by subject, century, author or keyword at  the click of your mouse.

Some of the highlights of the collection include:

The Ottheinrich Bible

The Gutenberg Bible

Martin Luther’s…

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Oxford Handbooks Online

The ebooks@cambridge team would like to announce that members of the University of Cambridge now have access to the complete collection of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) in the following subject areas:

OHOOur existing collection of titles from OHO has been increased thanks to funding from the University Library.

The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Monthly updates introduce articles in advance of print publication and beyond the book, online-only content ensures the most current, authoritative coverage anywhere.

An Editor in Chief and Editorial Board of leading scholars in each subject area have additionally been appointed to guide editorial development and ensure that scholarship meets the highest standards for academic quality. This team of leading scholars will commission online-only peer reviewed articles expanding research in cutting edge topics and ensuring comprehensive coverage of fast-moving disciplines.

Please click on the book covers below to access some of OHO’s most recently added content.

Chinese Linguistics  German Philosophy   OperaGlobal Warming

Some articles are made available before the publication of the Handbooks. The full text of the following articles are available:

Britain, Gaul, and Germany: Cultural Interactions by Tom Moore from the forthcoming title The Oxford handbook of Roman Britain.

Researching Music Therapy in Medical Settings by Cynthia M Colwell from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy.

Sacramental and Liturgical Theology, 1900-2000 by Kimberley Hope Belcher from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology.

Oxford University Press offer an instructional video on how to use OHO.

Please use this link to explore the content on the Oxford Handbooks online platform:

Dawonera v5 Online Reader

Dawsonera have launched their v5 Online Reader which offers a host of new features and enhancements.

Dawsonera 5 mainDaws searchThe new platform offers full screen reading by clicking on the ‘expand’ icon on the right hand side above the book details.

New features include enhanced navigation using the table of contents and full text searching with hit highlighting (if your search does not highlight the keywords in the text please check if the ‘highlight’ option is selected). By clicking on an entry in the results list in the left pane of the platform you can jump to the point in the text where the search term appears.

Daws notes 1The notes tab allows you to add notes to a pane at the bottom of the screen and a list of the notes you have created will appear on the left hand side of the screen.

You can export these notes as a text file.

You can share your notes, as the Online Reader can create a code for you to send to other users who will then be able to see your notes. You can also import notes from others by entering their codes.

Citations can be exported to both RefWorks and EndNote. Other resources will be added in the future.

daws printPreviously on the Dawsonera platform it was only possible to print one page at a time. The new platform allows page ranges to be printed. The print screen will also show you how many pages you will be able to print from the title you are using.


Dawsonera v5 Online Reader has fully responsive supported mobile and tablet versions, which include all of the same enhancements as the desktop site.

ebooks of the day – Battle of Waterloo

As today sees the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo why not read one of our ebooks to learn a little more about it?

Battle of Waterloo 1815Vanity FairFrom Cambridge Books Online we have ‘Vanity Fair : a novel without a hero’ by William Makepeace Thackeray.

This 2013 digital edition includes the illustrations originally published in the 1848 first printing of the novel.

VSI Napoleonic WarsFor an overview of the conflict as a whole Oxford University Press has published ‘The Napoleonic Wars: a very short introduction’.

This book looks at the rise of Napoleon after the French Revolutionary Wars to his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

war‘History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815’ volumes 1 and 2 is a more detailed study of the war by William Siborne.

Originally published in 1844, these volumes contain descriptions of battles which are based upon the first hand recollections of surviving officers of the British Army, King’s German legion and Hanoverian subsidiary corps.

Image credit: ‘The Battle of Waterloo’ by William Sadler II [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons –

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

Originally posted on ejournals@cambridge:

Princeton University Press has made the Collected Works of Albert Einsteindigitally available on an Open Access site. 

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The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923.

The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents.
By clicking on the unique archival identifier number below each text, readers can access the archival record of each published document at the Einstein Archives Online and in some cases, the digitized manuscript. Approximately 7,000 pages representing 2,900 unique documents have been digitized thus far.

The site will present subsequent volumes in the series roughly two years after original book publication.


Image credit: Einstein by Slices of Light…

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