There follows a list of owned ebooks, hosted on a variety of supplier platforms, which have been in demand over the Easter Term. They have all been upgraded to allow greater concurrent access, as a result of multiple turnaway notifications received by the ebooks@cambridge team.
The Moore Library are investing in a 6 month evidence based scheme which will open up access to Springer Nature Biomedical & Life Sciences ebooks published between 2015-2017 inclusive. This collection will be switched on from early August and will be available on the SpringerLink platform until the end of December, after which time the most popular titles will be purchased in perpetuity.
To promote the collection launch, staff from Springer Nature are running a training session combined with a free lunch at the Moore Library in their ‘Glass Room’ on Friday 28th July.
12.30 – 13.00 Springer Nature eBooks at the University of Cambridge – presented by Renee Reagon, Senior Licensing Manager
13.00 – 13.30 Springer Nature ebook Metrics and what they say about the University of Cambridge’s usage and researcher activity – presented by Matt Peck, Account Development Manager UK & Ireland
13.30 – 14.00 Q&A and Discoverability and marketing of Springer eBooks – presented by David Corbett
This session will be of particular interest to University of Cambridge Science librarians and academics/researchers, but will also be of general interest to other Faculty or College librarians. Please let Yvonne Nobis (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in attending all or part of the session.
This popular and accessible series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.
You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 525 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.
The most popular VSI title amongst University of Cambridge users in 2016, attracting 3,609 “hits” was Rousseau.
Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these will be loaded in early August.
Please contact the ebooks team on email@example.com with any questions.
We are keen to help the research process where we may be able to make a contribution towards facilitating text & data mining in the University. To that end we offer a new LibGuide on text & data mining in the growing number of guides in the Cambridge Libraries’ family of LibGuides.
The aim of this guide is to make a start towards exposing the breadth of content (mostly library-subscribed) that may be of potential exploitation by Cambridge researchers wanting to use the techniques of text and data mining in their research. The guide summarizes the main points in the Hargreaves exception and builds on and links out to professional bodies and information sources to provide librarians and University members with a beginner’s guide to first steps in TDM and considerations it is important to make.
The guide provides a means of contacting us to clear any issues that…
New Cambridge Companions titles are regularly published on Cambridge Core. Records for 17 new titles have been added to iDiscover since last October; you can click on the title links or the covers below to access the full text. Titles due to be published over the summer are listed as ‘coming soon’.
Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during June. 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.
Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during May. 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.
With immediate effect, Cambridge University members can now access additional texts of major historical significance, at no extra cost, alongside our InteLex Past Masters collections.
Past Masters Commons makes available a growing series of important texts and translations, uncovering the history of philosophy and thought. Over time, the Commons will build up an unparalleled body of material, which includes as of now the following collections, ranging from the classical, through the late renaissance and the enlightenment, to the Nineteenth Century:
The Collected Works of Chauncey Wright (XML). Mathematician and philosopher Wright was a co-founder of The Metaphysical Club and an early and passionate defender of the theories of Charles Darwin.
Francisco Suárez’ massive Disputationes Metaphysicae (Latin, XML). A key figure in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century revival of scholasticism, Suarez taught both philosophy and theology and created an extensive written legacy which has influenced many later philosophers.
The Complete Works of Montesquieu (English translation, XML). Famed for his theories on the separation of powers – an area of lasting and highly current relevance – Montesquieu is one of the most significant political philosophers of the enlightenment, whose body of work ranges across a variety of subjects relating to history, government, science and society.
Plotinus’ Enneads (English translation, searchable image format). A neoplatonist who lived in the Third Century AD, Plotinus – through his Enneads – exerted considerable influence on philosophical thinking, including that of the Church Fathers.
Coming soon in 2017 are works by Montaigne, Tolstoy, Charles Sanders Peirce and Dugald Stewart, with even more to follow.
The individual titles within these collections can be found now through a search of iDiscover, with the exception of the Suárez collection, for which, unfortunately, MARC records cannot be provided by InteLex.
InteLex Past Masters
We are able to access this body of material free of charge as a customer of the premium collections available through InteLex Past Masters. For those of you who are not familiar with this service, here’s a list of those collections (click on the links for authenticated access):
The University Library has arranged trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies: the Archives of Sexuality and Gender (Gale Cengage) and LTBT Life with Full Text (Ebsco).
Archives of Sexuality and Gender can be accessed from this link until 5 June 2017
Archives of Sexuality and Gender is an ongoing, growing series of archives comprising primary sources in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more. To date only Part I has been released: “LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I”. This collection presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond and illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations…
The ebooks@cambridge service is pleased to announce the purchase of the 2017 Oxford Handbooks Online collections in twelve subject areas across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This purchase adds to the considerable backfile of Handbooks already available to the Cambridge community via the Oxford Handbooks Online platform, and has been funded by the UL’s English Collections budget and the Squire Law Library.
The twelve subjects covered are: Archaeology, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion. As content within the 2017 collections is published, it will become immediately available to Cambridge users on the Oxford Handbooks Online platform. Here are a few 2017 titles that are already available – click on the covers for authenticated access:
Oxford Handbooks Online can be accessed here on and off campus via Raven. MARC records for ebooks in the 2017 collections will be added to iDiscover in the near future (ebooks in previous years’ collections are already searchable through iDiscover) with regular updates for new titles added during the year.
As usual, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about Oxford Handbooks Online or any other aspect of ebook provision at the University.