New ebooks – June 2018

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

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts & Humanities

Engl1  Engl2  AMES1  MML1  Arch1  MML2

Humanities & Social Sciences

Afr1  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3  Geog1  Geog2  SAS1  Afr2  Hist1  Hist2  Hist3  Educ4  Educ5  Geog3  Afr3  Educ6  Educ7  Soc1  Hist4 Soc2  Geog4  Educ7

Business & Management and Engineering

Eng1  Bus1  Bus2  Bus3

 


 

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Vietnam under French rule: now available through Cambridge Archive Editions Online

CAE

ebooks@cambridge and the South Asian Studies Library are pleased to announce that members of the University now have online access to the first four volumes of Vietnam under French rule 1919-1946 : the nationalist challenge and the Japanese threat, published by Cambridge Archive Editions and available through East View Information Services. Access is available on and off-campus here and there is a record for the set in iDiscover.

Cambridge Archive Editions Online presents a wealth of historical reference materials from the National Archives which otherwise would remain unknown, difficult to access, or fragmentary. For many years CAE has specialized in the history of the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. Now, through collaboration between Cambridge University Press and East View, these materials are made searchable and accessible with document-level citations and rich indexing.

CAE1The first four volumes of Vietnam under French rule supply some of the key documents which illustrate the sometimes surprising role played by the British government in shaping the territories which were to become Vietnam. By way of illustration, Volume 1 contains an appeal to Britain for the recognition of Annamite claims made at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 by one Nguyen ai Quoc (later known as Ho Chi Minh), which was dismissed by Foreign Office officials as insignificant and unworthy of reply. Yet Volume 4 closes in the early months of 1946, as the British government and British troops stationed in the southern half of a divided Indochina oversaw the evacuation of Japanese troops and facilitated the re-entry of the French.

This purchase was jointly funded by the South Asian Studies Library and ebooks@cambridge. If you have any questions about the resource or platform, please contact either the Librarian at the South Asian Studies Library or ebooks@cambridge.

 

New ebooks – May 2018

Here is a taster of the 83 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during May. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts & Humanities

AMES1  Phil1  AMES2  Div1  MML1  MML2  AMES3  MML3  Film1  Perf1  Engl1  Engl2

Humanities & Social Sciences

Anth1  Educ1  Geog1  Hist1  POLIS1  SAS1  Sust1  Educ3  Geog2  POLIS2  Educ4  Geog3  POLIS3  Sust2  Educ5  Geog4  POLIS4  Educ6  POLIS5 POLIS6  Crim1  HPS1

Science, Engineering and Medicine

Eng2  Med1  Sust2  Eng3

 

Business & Management

Bus2  Bus1  Bus3  Bus4   

 

New ebooks – March and April 2018 double issue

Here is a taster of the 177 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during March and April. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts & Humanities

Arch1  AMES1  Div1  Engl1  MML1  AMES2  Engl2  Arch2  MML2  AMES3  Eng3  MML3  MML4  MML5

Humanities & Social Sciences

Econ1  Educ1  Hist1  HPS1  POLIS1  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Soc4  Educ2  Educ3  Hist2  Hist3  Soc6  Educ4  Educ5  Hist4  LatAm1  POLIS2 Soc7  Soc8  SAS1

Sciences & Medicine

Physics1  MatSoc1  Med1  Psych1

 

Business & Engineering

Engineering  Business  Business2  Business3  Business4  Business5

 

New ebooks – February 2018

Here is a taster of the 115 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during February. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts and Humanities

AMES1  MML1  Music1  MML3  English1  AMES2  Classics1  Italian1

Clinical Medicine

Med1

Humanities & Social Sciences

Educ1  Educ2  Hist1  HPS1  Land1  POLIS1  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Soc4  econ1  law1

Physical Sciences

Physics1

 

Technology

Bus1  Bus2  Bus3  Bus4  Bus5  Bus6

 

New ebooks – January 2018

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

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

AMES1   Anth1  arch1  Bus1    Div1  Econ1  Educ1   Eng1  Film1  Gen1   Geog1  Hist1  HPS1  Land1  Law1  MatSci1  Med1  MML1  Mus1  POLIS1  Soc1  SAS1  AMES2   Bus2  Econ2  Educ2  Educ3  Geog2  Hist2  Hist3  POLIS2  Soc2  Soc3  AMES3  Educ4  Geog3

MyiLibrary migration to Ebook Central

You might be aware that plans are afoot by Proquest to wind down the MyiLibrary platform and migrate MyiLibrary ebooks to Ebook Central. Cambridge University members already have access to a growing number of ebooks on Ebook Central, so hopefully many of you are already familiar with the platform.

Stage 1 complete – MYI titles no longer on sale

Stage 1 of the process has already been completed, and as of yesterday MyiLibrary titles are no longer available for sale. Those of you who purchase ebooks through Coutts OASIS should no longer be able to see MyiLibrary licence options (a quick spot check this morning seems to confirm this, but do please let us know if you spot any rogues!). Our purchased MyiLibrary titles are still, at this stage, available for users on the existing MyiLibrary platform.

Stage 2 due 2018 – migration of our owned ebooks to Ebook Central

Step 2 of the process involves the migration of our owned MyiLibrary ebooks to the Ebook Central Platform and the closure of the MyiLibrary platform. This will happen in the first half of 2018 and we will be notified a few weeks in advance. All of our existing links to MyiLibrary ebooks will redirect to Ebook Central after the migration.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare?

Patron bookshelves, notes, bookmarks and highlights will not migrate to Ebook Central. If you or your students use these features it might be worth starting to think about preserving this information in advance of the migration, as once the platform switches off there won’t be any way of accessing this data. You might consider the following:

Print your MYI bookshelf list and history

  • Within MyiLibrary, click on My Account (top of screen, on black bar) and log in if necessary.
  • Choose the Bookshelf option.
  • With the list of books displayed, use the browser’s print option to print the list.

Print/email notes you have made within MYI ebooks

  • Within MyiLibrary, click on My Account and log in if necessary.
  • Choose the Notes option.
  • A page will display a list of books in which you have made notes, together with the notes themselves and page references. Select those you wish to print or email and click Print Selected or Email Selected. Note that you need to have added your email address to your account for the email option to work.

Unfortunately there will be no way to transfer highlights or bookmarks to Ebook Central.

We will blog again when we are notified of our migration slot to remind you about these actions. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this process please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk as usual.

 

 

New ebooks – December 2017

Despite being a short, LMS-free month, librarians across the University have continued to buy ebooks through December. Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection this month. 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.

AMES1   AMES2  AMES3  Comp1  Comp2  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3   Educ4  Eng1  Eng2    Eng3    Eng4  Gen1  Geog1  Hist1  Matsci1  Matsci2  Med1  Med2  POLIS1  POLIS2  POLIS3  POLIS4  Psych1   Soc1  Study1  Study2

ACLS Humanities Ebook now offering PDF chapter downloads

The ACLS Humanities Ebook platform is now offering DRM-free PDF chapter downloads for its page image titles (that’s those titles – the majority – that display the icon-book icon). This is a significant platform enhancement, greatly simplifying use of the content.

How does it work?

From the TOC page, click on a chapter heading to get into the title. Once in the e-book, you will see three buttons in the top left corner of the e-reader. Click on the button labeled “Chapter PDF”:

ACLS chapter download button

 

and then the “Download this chapter as PDF” link:

ACLS download link

Depending on your browser settings, the PDF will either open in a new browser tab or download directly to a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader. If the PDF opens in your browser and you wish to open it in a reader, hover your cursor over the centre-bottom of the screen and click the download button that appears:

ACLS download button

Tell me more about the ACLS Humanities Ebook platform

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of around 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The goals of this collaboration are to assist scholars in the electronic publication of high-quality works in the humanities, to explore the intellectual possibilities of new media, and to help assure the continued viability of scholarship in today’s changing publishing environment. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

The ACLS Humanities E-Book platform is available on and off-campus to members of the University. The platform does not currently work with EZProxy, so off-campus users will need to click on the ‘Login for Full access’ buttons that display on book title pages, select University of Cambridge as your institution, then enter your Raven username and password.

Please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions about this platform.

New ebooks – November 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during November. 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.

Anth1   Arch1  Bus1  Bus2  Comp1  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3   Engl1  Engl2  Geog1    Hist1    Hist2  HPS1  Land1  Land2  Lam1  Law1  Med1  MML1  MML2  Phil1  POL1  POL2  Soc1   Bus3  Soc2  POL3      Archa1  Archa2  Educ4  Educ5  Educ6  Educ7  Educ8  Engl3    Engl4 Hist3  Hist4  MML3