Psychology Library e-books drop-in sessions

The Psychology Department Library team are running a drop-in session next week for any questions you might have on using Psychology e-books.

Location: Student Common Room, 1st floor of the department (next door to the Library), Department of Pyschology
Dates: Wednesday 26th November
Times: drop in with your questions anytime 1-2 pm

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Having trouble accessing an e-book?

Got a question about searching the e-books collection?

Why not come along and speak to a member of the Department of Psychology’s Library team who will be joined by the ebooks@cambridge team.

If you simply want to know a bit more the team will also be happy to talk to you about e-books in general and why you should consider using them during your studies.

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And, as if finding out about e-books wasn’t good enough already, coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

We look forward to meeting you at the session!

Image credit: ‘Coffee fresh donuts (2012), Hollywood. los Angeles.’ by Noelia Granados on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/e26ivn

Borrow Spanish language e-books from the Digitalia platform

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Cambridge University Library has renewed its subscription to DIGITALIA Hispánica for the second year running. DIGITALIA is an aggregator of Spanish-language e-books from Spain, the Caribbean and Latin America. The platform provides access to over 10,700 ebooks and 2,550 ejournal issues, many of them unique to Digitalia. It offers access across multiple file formats, including PDF, HTML Flash, and HTML. See our previous blog post with instructions on access here.

This year, a new feature will allow users to download ebooks using Adobe DRM. To activate this feature, you will need to create a personal account with DIGITALIA. You may do so by clicking on the Your Account tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Further instructions are available from the Help Center tab.

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History e-resources drop-in sessions

The Seeley Library team are running two drop-in sessions next week covering all things History e-resources…

Location: Seminar room 7, 2nd Floor, Faculty of History
Dates: Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th November
Times: drop in with your questions anytime 1-2 pm

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Not sure what are the most important resources for your paper? Want to find an article online but no idea how? Or having trouble accessing an e-book? If you have any questions about e-books, e-journals or any other e-resources bring them along to these informal and friendly drop-in sessions. If you simply want to know a bit more the team will also be happy to talk to you about e-resources in general and why you should consider using them during your studies.

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New look platform for Elsevier eLibrary

The Elsevier eLibrary hosts 12 popular titles for the school of Clinical Medicine.

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The eLibrary site has been redesigned for easier navigation and functionality across a range of devices. On entering the site you will see your Bookshelf displaying all 12 titles that are available to members of the University of Cambridge (the 15 books that are currently listed include old and new editions of Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine, Macleod’s clinical examination and Robbins & Cotran pathologic basis of disease).

When you read one of the e-textbooks online you will have the option thighlighter elsevierprinter elseviero  print using the printer icon on the right hand side of the screen. On the left hand side of the screen the highlighter icon (‘Text selection’ function) allows you to highlight text on screen (that can be saved to your account if you have one set up) or to copy and paste text.

These e-textbooks are downloadable by clicking ‘Read Offline’ next to each title, you will need to manually download iPublishCentral Reader for PC/Desktop.ipub

When you have downloaded iPublishCentral Reader, or if you already have it installed, you can just click on the green download arrow to add one of the e-textbooks to your bookshelf.

The downloads will be available to you for 7 days.

Elsevier e-textbooks can be accessed and read on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. On iPads both Safari and Chrome web browsers seem to display the titles well.

For further details please see this leaflet published by Elsevier.