Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies

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The ebooks team are pleased to announce that access to Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online (1) is now available for Cambridge University staff and students.

This collection comprises 25 titles ranging from Homer to Ovid and from Fourth Century BC Aegean Greece to Flavian Rome; helpful as starting points for teaching as well as research. You can access the collection from here.

The ebooks are hosted on the Brill Online platform, and offer unlimited concurrent access and no DRM. These titles will be searchable in LibrarySearch from early January 2015. They can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login).

Thank you to the Classical Faculty Library for funding this collection.

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CUP Life Sciences coursebooks now available

All the Life Sciences coursebook titles on Cambridge Books Online (CBO) and its companion platform University Publishing Online (UPO) are now accessible for University of Cambridge staff and students. This complements the access already available to all CUP monographs on CBO and UPO. Ecology

The titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven username and password).

As new titles are published to the Life Sciences coursebooks collection they will also be added. Titles relevant for subjects including Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, and Psychology are also included in this collection.

Access to this collection will remain until the end of June 2015 in the first instance.

Please send any comments and queries to the ebooks team on

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Using electronic library collections over the holidays


Will you be away from Cambridge over the vacation? Why not make the most of our eresources collections?

6565781253_68935c069e_bonlineA search on LibrarySearch will include results for ebooks and ejournals. You can refine your search results to only show e-content. Click on the links provided, either at the top of the record where it says ‘Online:’ or at the bottom of the record where it says ‘This title is available online at the following:’

The ebook and ejournal links from LibrarySearch will prompt you to enter your Raven details, if you have not entered them already, and you will be able to access the full text content within the dates specified on the catalogue record (for ejournals).

You can also search for ejournals from this A-Z, databases from this A-Z and articles on LibrarySearch+.Links from these search options will all prompt a Raven login the first time you use…

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Knovel returns for 6 months


Early in 2014 the University Library held a successful trial of Knovel, an online service for discovering reference information, interactive content and properties data for engineers and scientists. Thank you to all who participated and provided feedback on how useful this resource is for teaching, research and coursework.

As of today until the end of May 2015, University of Cambridge registered users have access to Knovel once again. This has been made possible through the financial support of the Engineering Department, the Engineering Department Library, and the ebooks@cambridge service.

You can access the collection, both on and off campus (with a Raven login) from HERE

You will be able to search for the ebooks, papers and reports included in the Knovel collection in LibrarySearch, the records should appear in the week beginning the 8th December. For a list of subject areas included in Knovel please scroll down.

Please contact Niamh Tumelty, the Engineering Librarian on with your feedback on this collection. Your qualitative feedback, together with the extended usage statistics, will be reviewed to help come to a decision with regards to subscribing to Knovel on an ongoing basis.

Not heard of Knovel? Missed the chance to try it last time?
The Engineering Library, in collaboration with Elsevier, invite academic staff and students from all faculties to an introductory session on Knovel next Monday 8th December at 12 noon in Lecture Room 5, first floor of the Department of Engineering Baker Building, Trumpington Street.

The session will be hosted by Jason De Boer from Elsevier, who will give an overview of the trial, provide a live demonstration of Knovel to show how it can support your teaching, coursework and research, and answer any questions you may have.

To book, please use this link:

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Loeb Classical Library


Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce access is now available to the Loeb Classical Library following a highly popular and successful trial this Michaelmas Term.


Νύμφαι μὲν χαίρουσιν, ὅτε δρύας ὄμβρος ἀέξει, Νύμφαι δ᾿ αὖ κλαίουσιν, ὅτε δρυσὶν οὐκέτι φύλλα. (Callimachus Hymn 4, To Delos)

Access the Loeb Classical Library online here.  Records for all the texts in the Libary will be in LibrarySearch by the end of next week.

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