Lovely ebooks librarians go mobile in Psychology (with biscuits)

coffee biscuitsWant to learn more about how to find and use the ebooks which your libraries purchase for you? Have you got a Kindle, an iPad, a Nook, or a Smart Phone but aren’t sure which of the library ebooks you can read or download onto it?

Come along to the next ebooks@cambridge lunchtime drop-in session and bring your devices if you have one, otherwise just bring yourself! All students and staff are welcome to drop by and ask us questions.

Date: Thursday 7th February

Time: 1pm – 2pm (very informal, turn up when you like)

Venue: Student Common Room (next to the Library) in the Department of Psychology on the Downing Site.

Extra attractions: coffee, juice, biscuits & crisps!





New sites for Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey

The sites for Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey Online will be updated on 31st January 2013. Following customer feedback, the new sites have a clearer look and improved functionality.

Preview of new Cambridge Companions Online

Preview of new Cambridge Companions Online

New and improved features include:

  • A clearer ‘My Companions’, ‘My Histories’ or ‘My Shakespeare’ personalisation area with the ability to save searches, bookmarks and notes, and create workgroups
  • Improved search results – results can now be viewed as chapters or as books
  • Bookmark and share tools including Facebook,
  • New content will now be published monthly, as available
  • Ability to sign up for RSS or email alerts for new titles
  • Latest titles are featured on a carousel at the bottom of the homepage
Latest titles carousel

Latest titles carousel

All URLs and DOIs including at title and chapter level will be redirected by CUP from 31st January so libraries do not need to change any links in MARC records or reading lists, and any links that students have saved will still work.

For further information see the FAQs put together by CUP.

You can preview the new-look sites in beta version from the links below:

Cambridge Books Online is also due a site redesign on 31st January, with improved user interface including a featured titles display. The redesigned site will look more like the new Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey Online sites.

Going mobile again – ebooks drop-in sessions

Catherine Reid, Jayne Kelly and Rhiannon Taylor are going mobile again this term and will be holding informal drop-in sessions on finding, accessing and downloading ebooks. These events are aimed at students, academics and librarians across the University.

If you want to know more about how to find the ebooks we have in our collection, or want to download an ebook onto an iPad, Smartphone or e-reader, why not come along and ask us your questions?

There will be a chance to see downloading to mobile devices in action, and please bring your own mobile devices with you. Wifi will be available.

Come along to the UL North Reading Room between 11am and 12pm on Tuesday the 22nd January. If you can’t make this date, we will be holding further sessions in Psychology (7th February) and Law (date tbc) – more details to follow.

Feel free to use this poster and flyers to advertise the event in your libraries:

ebooks drop-in session Jan 2013

See you there!