New platform for ebrary ebooks

Searching ebrary has remained the same, but the way in which ebooks are viewed has had a facelift.

From the homepage, you can search or browse by topic. Only titles we own are displayed.

Once you have selected the title you would like to read you will be shown how many pages are available to copy and download. The number of pages will differ per book.

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When viewing a title in the browser you can highlight and annotate text. That title will then appear when you click on the ‘Bookshelf’ tab, with a list of all the notes you have added. You can sort these titles into folders which can then be exported to EndNote, Citavi or RefWorks. You will need to be logged into Raven to use this functionality.

To download pages as a PDF to keep you will need to click on the image of a printer on the bar above the page view text, this will print your pages to PDF.

You can also download a complete title for 7 or 14 days (depending on the book) using Adobe Digital Editions. In order to download this software click on ‘Download’, you will then be prompted to download Adobe Digital Editions before being able to download the book. Then, next time you click download when in a title it will automatically open using this software. A limited number of titles do not allow downloading in this way.

You can return a downloaded title early in Adobe Digital Editions by right clicking on the book cover. This means a copy is now available for someone else to use.

ebrary functionality If you are visually impaired, ebrary titles can be used with a screen reader. Please contact ebooks@cambridge on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk for help with this.

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Happy Halloween from the ebooks team

Here are a few suggestions of topical ebooks to read on Halloween.3615212504_17a9691fe8_z

 

Image credit: Halloween by Pedro Ferreira on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/6vsUJ5

Searching for ebooks

New to the world of ebooks@cambridge? Here’s a guide to help you start searching.

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Do you need a book for your research right now, but you are not in Cambridge or can’t get to your library? Why not search the ebooks collection at the University of Cambridge and see if you can get hold of an electronic copy to read wherever you are?

It is best to use the search options below as the links we provide in the ebook records are designed to identify you as part of the University of Cambridge.

If you go directly to a publisher’s website or perform an internet search, you may find that you cannot access material for which we have subscriptions, as the website needs the authentication information from the URLs we provide.

There are two ways of searching for ebooks, and they are:

  • LibrarySearch covers all print and electronic holdings of the libraries of the University of Cambridge.
  • ebooks collections list on the ebooks@cambridge webpages.

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LibrarySearch allows you to search the print and electronic collections of all the libraries within the University of Cambridge.

You can refine your search to show ebooks only by clicking on the ebooks icon shown above the search results, or choosing the EBook option under the format heading from the list to the right of the results.

Once you have opened the catalogue record for the book you need you have a choice of two links to use to see full text. The first link is just under the title where it says ‘Online:’, and the second is at the bottom of the record under the heading ‘This is available online at the following:’. The text for the link will vary according to the platform where the ebook is stored. Text will include, but is not limited to:

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The ebook collections  list allows you to browse ebook platforms via authenticated links. You will be prompted to enter your Raven details after clicking on the link and you will be able to search the platform for content available to members of the University.

ebooks collectionsEach entry in the ebook collections list has a brief description of the subjects covered by titles on the platform.

Help wanted

 

For further information on accessing ebooks please see our webpage: Access instructions for ebooks collections

If you would like to contact us directly then please email us at:

ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

 

 

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Translated Texts for Historians e-library

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New on eresources@cambridge A-Z: Translated Texts for Historians e-library

Liverpool University Press has published its renowned Translated Texts for Historians  book series since the early 1990s.  The series makes available historical sources from 300-800 AD translated into English, in many cases for the first time.

The Translated Texts for Historians e-library now offers this invaluable collection as a digital library, containing 52 volumes from the series that bring together a wealth of important historical texts with scholarship from leading academics.

Access the Translated Texts for Historians e-library via this link.

Image: Drawing of a man, face techniques – Coptic. Plain weave, painting on fabric using fabric dyes (6th – 7th century) [No. 3797; Coptic Museum, Coptic Cairo]

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