Science and Engineering coursebooks from CUP

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.

Physics1The 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

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DOWNTIME: All Library systems, Sunday 25th January 06:00 – 17:00


Essential maintenance work will be carried out on Sunday 25th January 2015.

From 06:00 – 17:00 all library webservices will be unavailable including Newton, LibrarySearch, the University Library web pages, the Libraries gateway, DSpace, Janus, and the system supporting access to ejournals and eresources off campus via the ejournals@cambridge and eresources@cambridge gateways.

While access via the above services is unavailable, readers are advised to use publishers’ websites directly for access to ebooks, ejournals and eresources.

To obtain access via a publisher’s website to content you may be entitled to as a member of the University, look for the *Shibboleth* login link on publishers’ websites.   To login remotely via Shibboleth select “UK Access Management Federation”, then “University of Cambridge” from the drop-down list of institutions.  You will be prompted to enter your Raven credentials.

From 9:00 am on Monday 26th January the ebooks and ejournals/eresources helpdesks will be staffed and can…

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DSM-5, Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


Cambridge University now has access to the newly updated 5th edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from American Psychiatric Publishing.

This is the new edition of the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

The DSM offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.  It is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, pschiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers.

Together with the Manual, Cambridge has access to the DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and the DSM-5 Library of Clinical Cases.

DSM-5 can be accessed from the Medicine and Experimental Psychology pages (as well as the A-Z)…

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Free trial of Routledge Handbooks Online

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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 Teacher school RHO
  • For unlimited concurrent access
  • Available in HTML or PDF format
  • Downloadable
  • Printable
  • Annotatable

This trial will end on Thursday 12th March, so please do send any comments on the usability of the platform and the content to 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.

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Race class RHO

Crime and gender RHOSex body RHO

Cultural Sociology RHO

Pearson ebooks on Dawsonera can no longer be downloaded

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.

advanced microeconomic theory dawsonera pearsonThe 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

New platform for Taylor & Francis eBooks

Taylor & Francis have updated their platform. Here’s a quick guide to how it looks and what has changed.

T&FTaylor & 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.

T&F searchWith 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:

The T&F ‘news & events’ page details the new features.




Brill Humanities & Social Sciences monographs 2015

Brill banner ebooksThe 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.

Asian Studies

Brill 1





Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East & Early Christianity

Brill 2





Classical Studies

Brill 3





European History & Culture

Brill 4





Language and Linguistics

Brill 5





Literature & Culture

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Middle East & Islamic Studies

Brill 6





Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy

Brill 7





Social Sciences

Brill 8






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 with any feedback or questions.

St Augustine & Luther, the Works


The Divinity Faculty Library and Cambridge University Library are pleased to report the acquisition of major digitizations of the corpus of two core authors for the study of theology, history and philosophy: The Works of St Augustine and The Works of Martin Luther.  The digitizations are by Academic Rights Press and are on the Intelex Past Masters platform.

The Works of St Augustine and The Works of Martin Luther are available from the eresources@cambridge A-Z or via the following links:

Works of Martin Luther

Works of St Augustine

Francesco Salviati: Luther and Cardinal Gaetano; Palazzo Farnese, Rome.

“After he had carefully inspected Rome, that very learned man Bembo said that Rome is the dregs of the worst people on all the earth. Another man wrote, ‘If you wish to live a holy life, depart from Rome; everything is permitted there except to be a virtuous man.’ In earlier times, before…

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