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:

DawsoneraebookWiley

MyiLibraryEBSCO

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

 

 

Image credit: ‘Help Wanted …’ by Matt Wetzler on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/3QMH8y

 

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