Start the new year by solving all your ebook worries!
Date: Wednesday 29th January
Time: 1pm – 2pm (pop in whenever you like)
Got any questions about using ebooks? Come along and talk to the ebooks@cambridge team, who will be available in this informal session to answer any queries. We can show you how to find, access and download titles, and look into any problems you may be having.
Feel free to bring along your tablet, mobile, or e-reader – there will be Wi-fi available. We will also have a range of devices available for you to try. For more information see this poster created by the Chemistry library team.
If you are not sure where to go, go to the Department Reception and you will be directed from there.
University of Cambridge members can now access the Translated Texts for Historians E-Library until Friday 7th March.
This is a 54-volume digital library with over 14,000 pages of translated historical sources from A.D. 300–800. Examples of the content include the political letters and speeches of Ambrose of Milan to Zachariah of Mytilene’s Chronicle.
Books can be read online by going to the E-Library and clicking on the titles…
… and then the book cover which says ‘Look Inside’
Note that during the trial we do not have the ability to download the PDF.
You may find it easier to read the title if you click to
Access is available both on and off campus. If you are off campus you will need to log in using Raven:
1. Go to the Translated Texts for Historians E-Library
2. Click on ‘Institutional Login’ on the right hand side of the page:
3. Select the country (United Kingdom) and institution (University of Cambridge) – note that if you tick ‘Remember my selections’ you won’t have to do this each time you access the content.
4. Click ‘Log in’, and then enter your Raven details as usual.
If you think this online collection is valuable and useful for your studies please send your comments to the ebooks@cambridge team on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t like the platform or find it difficult to use, please contact us to tell us why.
University of Cambridge users can now access Routledge’s English Historical Documents (EHD) online for a trial period. Launched in November 2013, this online resource contains over 5,500 indexed and fully searchable key primary documents on British History from 12 volumes, spanning over 1400 years. The collection includes the out of print American Colonial Documents to 1776, edited by Merrill Jensen, and Dorothy Whitelock’s Volume 1, 500 – 1042, critical for those studying Anglo-Saxon literature and history.
Content can be explored by subject, date, people and places. Users can create their own personalised login where they may highlight and annotate documents, bookmark entries, save and manage searches. Documents can be opened as PDFs and printed, downloaded, shared, and cited.
Access to this trial is available on campus and from off campus from this link. You will need to login with a Raven username and password when away from Cambridge, then click on to take you into the full-text content.
Trial access will end on Monday the 17th February. If you think this online collection is valuable and useful for your studies please send your comments to the ebooks@cambridge team on email@example.com. If you don’t like the platform or find it difficult to use, please contact us to tell us why.