New ebook titles – April 2016

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

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Wageningen Academic Publishers ebook & ejournal collections on trial

Wag iconAbout Wageningen Academic Publishers

Being located in the midst of one of the world’s most famous food & agriculture research centres (Wageningen University and Research Centre) in the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers publish research in the Life Sciences.

Cambridge University users have free access to ebook and ejournal content from here, between the 18th April until Friday the 27th May.

e-book collections:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-book collections constitute a valuable resource for academic staff and students in the Life Sciences and related Social disciplines. The collections include monographs, handbooks and proceedings. They can be browsed in the following subject categories:

Please note, a small number of books displayed on the platform are not available as ebooks, these will show up on the platform with a white square icon.

The majority of titles will show with a green square icon and these are available, both from on and off campus for the duration of the trial.


The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-journal collection comprises five subscription based, peer reviewed scientific journals. With around 70% of the journal collection content being included in the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, this is a meaningful and relevant scientific collection for the interdisciplinary fields of AgriFood and Veterinary science.

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

World Mycotoxin Journal

Beneficial Microbes

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods

Comparative Exercise Physiology

Please contact the ebooks team at, if you would like to send feedback on this trial.

Duke University Press: new ebooks for 2016

Laziness, cynicism and digressiveness promote academic creativity, or so argues Nick Salvato in his new book Obstruction, published last month by Duke University Press.



Obstruction is just one of 25 ebooks published in 2016 that are available on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform to members of the University of Cambridge. Click on the covers below to view the full text of some of these titles in subjects including Asian Studies, Feminist Theory, Anthropology and Literary Studies:


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In addition to a growing collection of new titles, members of the University have access to 1250 titles published between 1964 and 2007 from the archive collection.

All available titles are listed on LibrarySearch and access is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the LibrarySearch records. If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password. Alternatively, you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.

If you have any comments or questions about this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team by emailing

Please join us at the ebooks annual meeting

The ebooks Advisory Group are pleased to invite all college, faculty, departmental, and UL librarians to our annual ebooks meeting on Thursday April 14th in the English Faculty, West Road, Room GR06/07.

Coffees, teas & biscuits will be served in the Social Space from 10am and the meeting will start at 10.30 and aim to finish for 12.30.

If you would like to join us please fill in the doodle poll before the 9th of April so that we have numbers for catering purposes.


Introduction – Catherine Reid (Clare College)

ebooks@cambridge update – Jayne Kelly (ebooks/UL)

“The Ages of Ebooks” – Sarah Burton (Judge Business School)

Any questions?

Group participation (yes YOU have to get involved..)

Summary & close – Catherine & Jayne

We look forward to seeing you there!


Oxford Classical Dictionary : “OCD5”


Access is now available to the new, updating edition 5 of the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

Access the dictionary via this link.

In print since 1949, the Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD) has grown from almost 160 to 6,500 entries on a wide range of topics, and has been an unrivaled single-source reference for the study of the Greco-Roman world.  With its accessible, concise entries, the OCD has long-served as a student’s introduction to richer study, as well as a trusted guide for scholars seeking a ready reference.

Sander Goldberg, Editor in Chief writes:

In planning now for a fifth edition, the OCD confronts not only the familiar challenge of keeping abreast of progress in our dynamic, multi-faceted field, but must engage with a new challenge as well. Where past generations with questions to ask habitually sought out the OCD on its shelf, an ever-growing number of potential…

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New ebook titles – March 2016

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

Archeology1    Education1Education2    English1English2  English3  English4Geography1       History1  Italian2  mml1978-3-658-08313-7_Cover_1.indd  physics1    physics2  Physics3  Physics4AMES1  Education3  Education4  Education5  English6    English7  English8  Education6  Education7    English9  English10English11  Geography2  Medicine1   Wen_Buying Beauty_PB-op  AMES3  AMES4     Education8  Italian5  Italian3  italian4  Engineering1    English13  English14

Cambridge Law Reports on trial

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Trial access to the Cambridge Law Reports database from Cambridge University Press is now available from here.

Cambridge Law Reports access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series. This is the only publication devoted to systematic reporting (in English) of full decisions from international courts and arbitrators, as well as judgments of national courts, from 1919 to the present.

International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports are also included.

Some unique features for Cambridge Law Reports available from CUP directly include:

  • Searchable by keyword
  • Searchable by year of case
  • ILR volume information available
  • Export citation feature
  • Mobile device responsive

The free trial period will finish on the 31st March. Please email any feedback to Lesley Dingle in the Squire Law Library at

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Bloomsbury ebooks – purchased collections

Bloomsbury logoFollowing a recent trial of the Bloomsbury Collections online platform, the ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that with thanks to the Connell Fund, Cambridge staff and students now have access to 9 ebook collections containing over 400 titles (with 2 brand new collections coming soon).

Bloomsbury Collections hosts scholarly books from their Academic division, spanning the humanities and social sciences. The benefits of using ebooks on this platform include:

  • Instant access to 100s of key works, easily navigable by research topic
  • Cite, share and personalize content
  • Search full text of titles; filter by date, series or subject
  • Browse by subject
  • Find the most relevant book chapters quickly and intuitively
  • Hyperlinks: find works in the same subject or by the same author; link between text and endnotes or bibliography
  • Download and print chapter PDFs without DRM restriction
  • Use on your tablet or smartphone

The immediately available collections are:

Ancient History Archive 1983-2012
Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012
Anthropology 2014
Anthropology 2015
Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012
Film & Media Studies 2014
Film & Media Studies 2015
History 2015
Literary Studies 2015

Anthropology 2016 and Theology 2016 collections will be available on the web site soon, and will be updated as new titles are published, throughout 2016.

All of these activated titles will be searchable in LibrarySearch over the next few days, and registered users can access these ebooks both on and off campus, with a Raven login.

Accessible titles are indicated with the unlocked padlock icon as shown. unlocked padlock

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Please contact the ebooks team on if you have any questions or comments.


The Chicago Manual of Style Online


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In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its sixteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before, and provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.

The ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that The Chicago Manual of Style (CMSO) is now available online for University of Cambridge users. You can access the website here.

The online version includes the fully searchable Chicago Style Q&A and convenient Tools such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks and a quick guide to citation.

The CMSO will be searchable in LibrarySearch from later this week, and is accessible off campus when using a Raven login.

If you have any comments or queries about this resource, please email the ebooks@cambridge team on

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