New ebook titles – October 2015

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during October. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

British design  Eating right  learning to learn  Offending and distance  Persian historiography Arab nationalism   Literary conceptualisations of growth  Architectures of childhood   SCHAPER PPC 5(250x172)films   descartes   coperta Medioevo 3.indd   Narrazione exempla   Global educatio ninc  Graduate citizens  making waves   Mind in society  Managing the modern law firm  Effective knowledge for law firms  Framed time  Genealogy as critique  DSM-5  lif ein education and   cognitive psychology   human olfactory  complete Aeschylus 1  me, myself and us  doctoral student's companion   electodermal activity  distribution of responsibilites  farewell to fragmentation  proportionality and deference   spatial turn  spaces of capital  Raymond Williams  Derrida's of  reading Derrida's of  locatio nof culture  generationa dn degeneration  Democratie doorgelicht   Concise history of Germany  Wonderfully wordless  Samuel Beckett  Pocket guide to Greek  war and society  extreme environmental    Accelerating MATLABPorcellane e  user's guide to the Nestle  Mobilities and neighbourhoods  Quiet power of indicators  Religious internationals  Irrestistible fairy tale  Magna Carta for all  l'arme  Virginia Woolf's ethics  material religion  Eath system  Globalizatio nreader  Subversive harry Potter  new Arab man  how to write a thesis


Kotobarabia: Arab Leaders, Historians & Philosophers ebooks collection

Koto LogoThe University Library is pleased to announce that access to 5,000 ebooks in the Kotobarabia: Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers collection is now available for University of Cambridge users.

The Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers Collection provides a compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs, various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family.

Kotobarabia is the largest online provider of Arabic ebooks and one of the leading Arabic digitisation agencies in the world.

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Content is mainly in Arabic with metadata in both Arabic and transliteration, and you can search the platform in English, by author, title, subject and publisher.Titles can be printed and downloaded as PDFs, and users can create their own customised favourite title lists on the East View platform.

Searches in Arabic script are supported on the kotobarabia platform.

Titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and available both on and off campus (with a Raven login).

The Colleges on the Hill – ebooks drop-in session

If you want to find out more about how to find, use, and download academic ebooks, please come along to the Ray Kelly Room in Fitzwilliam College Library on Wednesday 28th October. The ebooks@cambridge team will be there to answer your ebook questions.

Please drop in anytime between 3.30 and 4.30pm, there’s no formal presentation, it’s just a chance for you to ask us any questions you may have about using the ebooks the libraries buy for you to help support your studies. If you use a mobile device for reading and downloading ebooks onto, please bring it along.ebooks drop-in sessions Fitz 2015

PsycBOOKS via EbscoHost & Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection


PsycBOOKS can now be trialled also via the EbscoHost Platform atthis link

This trial runs in parallel with the trial of PsycBOOKS on the APA platform

Trial access is available also at this link for the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection.

Trial access is available up to 8 November, 2015.

Please send your feedback to

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Thousands of Italian ebooks available in LibrarySearch

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In the light of increasing numbers of Italian language ebooks becoming available and the growth in ebook production in Italy, we have set up a facility whereby our readers can easily recommend such titles for purchase.

The University Library has signed up for a mediated patron driven acquisition scheme (PDA) making 13,000+ ebook titles available for users to recommend for purchase. This scheme is available now and will run for the foreseeable future. This is how it works…

Records for the entire Italian-language ebook content hosted on Casalini’s Torrossa platform are searchable in LibrarySearch. Each title is recognizable by the gold ebook icon and clickable text “To suggest this title for purchase please follow the online link and click on the lightbulb icon”. An example is shown below.


You will be taken to the details of the title on the Torrossa ebook platform, where you will be able to view brief bibliographic details of the title, read an abstract, and view a sample page.


To recommend this title for purchase, please click on the lightbulb icon lightbulbnear the top right hand side of the screen, this will open up a blank form where you are able to write your reasons for recommending the ebook and leave your contact details, preferably name, email address and barcode. Click on ‘Send’ to email this form to the University Library’s Italian Specialist for consideration. If approved for purchase the ebook will be available within 5 working days of your request. You may be contacted by the Italian specialist for further details if required.

Once an ebook is purchased, access to it is available both on and off campus (with a Raven login), for unlimited concurrent users. Entire titles can be downloaded for 14 days at a time, after which time they will disappear from your device. You are free to download entire titles as many times as you require, and you may print and save sections within permitted copyright limits.

An owned ebook title on the Torrossa platform displays a green PDF icon, alongside View and Downloads buttons at the top of the screen.


The University Library already owns the 2014 and 2015 publications of the Language and Literature, Cinema and Theatre, and Cultural Studies ebook collections hosted on Torrossa, so these 266 titles are already available for registered Cambridge users and can be found in LibrarySearch.

Do please contact us if you have any comments or queries. We hope that this facility will prove to be a valuable asset and that it will help develop our Italian collections.

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60 day free trial of Bloomsbury Collections

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The ebooks@cambridge Service have organised a free 60 day trial to the ebooks on the Bloomsbury Collections platform, spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. The site features the latest research publications from Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Academic, T&T Clark and The Arden Shakespeare, alongside scholarship from historic imprints Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press. You can access the trial platform from here. Click on the Shibboleth login page and select the University of Cambridge, you will then need to enter your Raven login.

You can also access the Bloomsbury platform from the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge website.

University of Cambridge registered students, researchers and academics have full-text access to over 4,000 titles, including: various publisher and subject-based Archive & Landmark Texts collections; and the following subject collections; Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies & Archaeology, Law, Education, Film & Media Studies, History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Natural History, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theology. The Shakespeare Archive 2003- 2012 and The Churchill Collection are also included.

The open padlocked icon indicates full-text access. padlock icon

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Bloomsbury Collections offer

  • unlimited concurrency for multiple users
  • the ability to download and print chapter PDFs
  • subject browsing, full text searching
  • the ability to cite, share and personalize content
  • mobile device compatibility

You can see a list of all the collections by clicking here, where a full title list is also available to download.

Trial access ends on Thursday 10th December. Please do contact the ebooks@cambridge team with your comments on both the content and the usability of the Bloomsbury Collections ebooks platform; send your emails to


Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek


New resource via eresources@cambridge A-Z: Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek.

The University Library has started a new subscription to the Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek which can be accessed on and off campus via this link.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

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Archaeopress Archaeology Online

The ebooks@cambridge service is pleased to announce that with thanks to the Connell Fund, full-text access to 120 Archaeopress Archaeology, and Seminar for Arabian Studies titles is now available for all University of Cambridge registered users.

Archaeopress is an Oxford-based publisher specialising in academic archaeology, and around 6-9 new titles will be added to the collection on a monthly basis. The titles can be read online or downloaded by unlimited concurrent users, both on and off campus (with a Raven login).


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The ebook records will be loaded into LibrarySearch as quickly as possible, but in the meantime you can consult the Archaeopress title list which includes direct authenticated links to all available titles. Open Access titles are highlighted in yellow. You can access the entire collection from here.

This access is due to end on the 30th September 2016; if you would like to send comments on this ebook collection please email

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New ebooks titles – September 2015

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Africa Rising  It looks worse  sex and salvation  signifying  Developmental science  agressio nagainst  Chaucer an Plutarch  Intolerant bodies  Citizenship and global  novel aspects  Collective action in the  Article 31(3)   Foundations of Buddhism  Absolutism in central Age of reformation  Knight at the movies    Nasser   Economic development  Genealogy of a gene  Recombinant university  Mikhail Bakhtin  microscope image processing Bet  Nurturing natures  Writing the new ethnography  Inhuman bondage  Strategic management  Sensatio and perseption  Wake u little Susie  Between borders  Child at school  Ruling America   Ashgate - early modern England Drawing the global  ECG made  accident and emergency  Introductio nto complex analysis pieces of the musical  friendships in childhood  Visul cultures of secrecy   Basil Berstein  Contesting colonial  Physicist and philosopher  chaos and love