Commonwealth iLibrary


New on the OECD iLibrary platform on trial access: OECD Commonwealth iLibrary.

For the first time books and working papers published by The Commonwealth are now available online in a single research repository.

Trial access is now available until 30 October 2014.

Access the trial via this link.

Please send us your feedback on the repository by emailing

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Loeb Classical Digital Library


Cambridge now has trial access to the new Loeb Classical Digital Library, a digitization of the entire Loeb Classical Library’s editions of Greek and Latin literature, complete with their English translations.

“The Loeb Library, with its Greek or Latin on one side of the page and its English on the other, came as a gift of freedom… The existence of the amateur was recognised by the publication of this Library, and to a great extent made respectable… The difficulty of Greek is not sufficiently dwelt upon, chiefly perhaps because the sirens who lure us to these perilous waters are generally scholars [who] have forgotten…what those difficulties are. But for the ordinary amateur they are very real and very great; and we shall do well to recognise the fact and to make up our minds that we shall never be independent of our Loeb.”

—Virginia Woolf, The Times Literary Supplement

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Hands-on training on ebooks for Cambridge librarians

Faculty of Law building, Cambridge

The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group are running 2 hands-on ebook sessions for Cambridge University and College librarians, which are taking place next week in the Freshfields IT Training Room in the Law Faculty on the Sidgwick Site.

Tuesday 23rd September, 10.30 – 12.30

Thursday 25th September, 2.30 – 4.30

Led by Catherine Reid, Jayne Kelly and Penelope Butler.

These hands-on sessions will include a presentation on the basics of how to search for and access titles from our ebooks collection, and also news of new services and developments. The second half of the session will offer a chance for attendees to have a go at finding and accessing ebooks themselves. There will be a workbook which attendees can take away if they wish. This is particularly suitable for library staff who are new to the University of Cambridge or those who want to refresh their knowledge of ebooks.

These hands-on sessions are each open to 20 people and places need to be booked via the Librarians In Training booking site. There are still a few spaces left particularly for the Thursday session.

New chemistry ebooks

Chemistry Library blog

Two new chemistry ebooks are now available!


Organic chemistry, by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2012. 2nd ed.

Organic synthesis the disconnection approach, by Stuart Warren and Paul Wyatt. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2008. 2nd ed.

Click on the links above to access the ebooks via LibrarySearch. All of these ebooks are also available off campus with a Raven username and password. It should be noted that Dawsonera ebooks require the use of a Raven login on campus.

For more information about ebooks and how to access them please visit the ebooks@cambridge website.

All new chemistry ebooks are added to the list we maintain on the Chemistry Library website:

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