All the coursebooks in the following 5 subjects are now accessible for University of Cambridge staff and students on Cambridge Books Online and its companion platform University Publishing Online.
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Statistics and Probability
These coursebooks complement the available Cambridge University Press monographs across all subjects, and the Life Sciences coursebooks which were added back in December 2014.
The titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven username and password).
As new titles are published they will also be made available. Access to these collections will remain until the end of June 2015 in the first instance.
Please let us know what you think about CUP ebooks by emailing the ebooks@cambridge team on email@example.com.
The ebooks team is pleased to announce that all Cambridge staff and students can now access the newly launched Routledge Handbooks Online collection. This new platform provides access to Routledge Handbooks, Companions and Worlds publications.This free 60 day trial enables you access to over 15,000 chapters from 325+ available volumes sorted into 18 subject collections. Available subject collections include Asian Studies, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Sociology.
To access Routledge Handbooks Online please click on the following link:
(Available on and off campus with a Raven login.)
Content can be searched, sorted and displayed by chapter or by ebook title and is
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) free
- For unlimited concurrent access
- Available in HTML or PDF format
This trial will end on Thursday 12th March, so please do send any comments on the usability of the platform and the content to firstname.lastname@example.org before this date. The ebooks team is very interested in how useful you find this collection to your studies and research.
Click on the book covers to link directly to a selection of RHO titles.
Dawsonera have informed the ebooks team that Pearson have altered their digital rights on all of their ebooks. As a result, from today, January 12th 2015, Pearson content is no longer available to download, and our users can only access their content online. This change includes Pearson titles that the library has already purchased as well as all future purchases of Pearson ebook titles from Dawsonera.
Please note that users can still access Pearson content via the read online functionality and users can still print and copy within the read online mode. There are currently 83 Pearson published Dawsonera ebooks in the universities’ ebooks collection.
Please see below for what users will now see when accessing Pearson ebooks on Dawsonera. The inability to download should be clearly indicated in red and the downloading icon is absent.
The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group have clearly expressed their concerns about this retrograde step to Dawsonera and this in turn will be fed back to Pearson by the suppliers.
Please send any comments to the ebooks team on email@example.com.
Taylor & Francis have updated their platform. Here’s a quick guide to how it looks and what has changed.
Taylor & Francis say that:
The combination of filtered search, sorting and search history brings you a far more effective tool for finding the ideal content, whether for research, course work or personal interest.
With the new look platform Taylor & Francis have introduced filters to search results that allow users to see only full or open access content.
You can then sort your results by relevance, online publication date, most read, author or by A-Z of title. Or you can filter your search by subject, publication dates, book title or author or editor.
Details of up to 10 searches will automatically be saved for you per session, showing the number of results found, which can be saved to your personal account.
Search tips are offered here: http://www.tandfebooks.com/action/doSearch
The T&F ‘news & events’ page details the new features.
The University Library is pleased to announce that University of Cambridge users can now access Brill Online’s 2015 published ebook titles across the following 9 Humanities & Social Sciences subjects. The number of ebooks in these collections will increase as new titles are published throughout the year.
Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East & Early Christianity
European History & Culture
Language and Linguistics
Literature & Culture
Middle East & Islamic Studies
Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy
These titles are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on campus and if you are away from Cambridge (with a Raven login). Catalogue records will be loaded into LibrarySearch in early February and there will be regular monthly updates.
The 2015 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014 collections and Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies (1) already available to our users on Brill Online.
You can also access the Brill Online platform from the ebooks@cambridge collections web page, along with hints and tips.
Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback or questions.