New ebooks on CREDO Reference

For your reading pleasure, we have 41 new ebooks on the CREDO Reference platform. Thanks to the University Library for funding the purchase. This includes 9 titles in the Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature series, several Routledge Handbooks in Education, a Routledge Companion in Philosophy and 13 Longman Companions in History.


So if you’re interested in History, how about trying the Longman Companion to Germany since 1945.



childhoodIf Education is your thing then you might like the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of child social development. 




If you’re feeling literary, why not try Medieval literature 1300-1500 or Contemporary British fiction?

medieval  britishfiction

epistemologyFor the philosophists among you, there’s the Routledge Companion to epistemology.

All the ebooks can be found by searching LibrarySearch, and can also be accessed from the following link (you’ll need a Raven password off campus). All are available for unlimited simultaneous users.

Happy Easter and enjoy reading!



New ebooks for Easter!

Can you find and borrow all the books you need before you go home for the Easter vacation? Frustrated that someone else beat you to that crucial book on your reading list?

All might not be lost, why not have a look at LibrarySearch to see if we have it as an ebook? You can easily see ebooks in the LibrarySearch catalogue as they are identified by the following icon. ebook icon

To access an ebook directly from LibrarySearch click on the text alongside the “online” part of the catalogue record, this will take you straight into the full-text of the ebook. You can do this from outside of the University campus as long as you know your Raven login. For ebooks on the Dawsonera platform you will need your Raven login on campus too.

We have just added 24 brand new ebooks to our collection, in Business, Education, English, History & Philosophy of Science, Law, Maths and Music. You can browse our boards and link directly to some of these titles and more from the ebooks@cambridge Pinterest site.

For those studying English literature you may be interested in Taylor & Lavagnino’s collected works on Thomas Middleton Middletonor ‘Placing the plays of Christopher Marlowe’ by Deats & Logan. Marlowe

If History & Philosophy of Science is more your thing then how about ‘Sex, botany & empire’ by Fara or ‘Peoples on parade’ by Qureshi?


For the Astronomers amongst you we now have Clarke & Carswell’s ‘Principles of astrophysical fluid dynamics’ by Cambridge University Press. And for mathematicians, ‘Optimal investment’ by Rogers.













What do you think about Oxford Scholarly Editions Online?

You may have already heard that Cambridge University now provides access to selected modules of the new Oxford Scholarly Editions Online from Oxford University Press. Further details are available from this eResources etc. blog post.

Oxford University Press would very much like to know what you think of this new resource and are running an online usability survey which closes at midnight GMT on the 10th April. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and it could win you an iPad, a Kindle, or £50 of OUP books of your choice.

Your feedback could influence the design of future e-resources from OUP, or any updates to existing platforms. So let the publisher know what’s good and not so good about OSEO!




ebooks meeting for Faculty and Departmental librarians

Judge Business School

The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group is holding a meeting for Faculty and Departmental librarians next Tuesday, 5th March.

There will be an update from the Advisory Group, Hernan Geberovich from Cambridge University Press will be talking about CUP ebooks, you can hear about the FDL options for ebook acquisition, and Andy Priestner will do a session on ebooks futures. This is an opportunity to ask questions about ebooks and ebooks@cambridge, give feedback to the Advisory Group from your library, and join in the discussions which will help to shape the service of the future. Please do come along or send a representative from your library. University Library staff are also very welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, 5th March

Time: 2pm start. The meeting is expected to last 1.5 – 2 hours.

Venue: Castle Meeting Room, Judge Business School

Coffee and tea will be available.

Directions to the Judge Business School are available.