Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015

 

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ebooks@cambridge and the Law Library are pleased to announce that the ebook version of the fifth edition of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015 is now available via BrillOnline Reference Works.

The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the court, previous editions of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike.

The Fifth Edition, edited by Malcolm Shaw QC who is Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law,  brings this monumental resource up-to-date and is described by Brill as ‘an essential component of all international law libraries and an indispensable work for those practicing in the field, who will all appreciate access to the most recent work on the Court‘.

Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court is available on and off-campus via this authenticated link. A catalogue record will be added to iDiscover shortly.

This acquisition has been funded by the Law Library. For help or queries related to this or other ebooks, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – January 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during January. 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   anth1  business1  education1  english1  hps1  italian1  law1  mml1  history1  land1    matsoc1  medicine1  sociology1  ames2  anth2  business2  education2  english2    hps2  italian2  land2  matsoc2    medicine2  mml2sociology2   economics1  Research, Reference Service, and Resources for the Study of Afri  Adobe Photoshop PDF     sociology5  mml3  land3   english3  education3  anthropology3  hps3

ebrary content has moved to Ebook Central

 

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As of January 12th 2017, all ebook content previously hosted on ebrary has moved to Ebook Central. This includes ebooks purchased by ebooks@cambridge and faculty/departmental libraries and ebooks made available through the ebrary DDA scheme funded by the UL.

What will happen to links to ebrary?

Existing links to individual ebooks on ebrary and to the platform itself now redirect seamlessly to Ebook Central. So links within iDiscover, Moodle or other platforms will take you to Ebook Central. We have tested a number of links to confirm this, but please let us know if you find any that are not redirecting correctly.

What if I have saved content within ebrary?

If you had saved anything to your ebrary bookmarks prior to the switch (including favourite ebooks or annotations), you will need to log in to Ebook Central and follow a few simple steps to transfer your bookmarks:

  • Access Ebook Central and click ‘Sign in’.
  • Log in using Raven.
  • Click on ‘Bookshelf’ and you will see the option to ‘Move your ebrary bookshelf’.
  • Follow the instructions.

Please let us know if you have any problems transferring bookmarks.

Tell me more about Ebook Central

Ebook Central can be accessed via the ebooks collections page or directly here. Records for individual Ebook Central titles with links are available in iDiscover.

Help is available on Ebook Central via the ? icon on the toolbar, and an extensive Ebook Central LibGuide (produced by Proquest) covers searching, viewing and using ebooks. It also provides training videos and webinars for those who wish to explore further.

Contact us

As usual, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any queries about the transition from ebrary, the Ebook Central platform or any aspect of ebooks. In particular, if you notice anything that is not working correctly following the transition please let us know.

New ebooks – December 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during December. 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   computer1  education1  english1  envsci1  artarch1  hps1  italian1  law1  matsci1  mml1    medicine1  medicine2  ames1  biology1  education2  english2  geography1  matsci2    business1  english3  artarch2  artarch3    hps2  law2business2   ames2  artarch4  hps3     law3  law4  education3   education4  artarch5  hps4  hps5

AccessMedicine – now available again

harrisonebooks@cambridge is pleased to announce that we have managed to secure access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessMedicine platform for the next year. The platform is now active and can be linked to here or via the ebooks collection page on the public ebooks website.

As in previous years, we only have access to the single title Harrison’s Principles of internal medicine (currently in its 19th edition), and not other titles on the AccessMedicine platform. There is a record in iDiscover for the ebook version of Principles of internal medicine, linking to the platform.

As usual, any questions or comments about the platform are welcomed and can be sent to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

New ebooks – November 2016

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.

ames1   business1  divinity1  education1  engineering1  english1  general1  hps1  law1  linguistics1  matsci1    mml1  sas1  sps1  economics1  hps2  ames2  FAW Cultivating Ethical School.indd  english2    matsci2  mml2  ames3  Hindi Cinema    education3  english3hps3   italian1  ames4  ames5     business2  education4  mml4   business3  education5  english4  matsci3

New ebook titles – October 2016

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.

ames1   divinity1  education1  education2  english1  geography1  history1  hps1  hps2  linguistics1  matsci1    maths1  mml1  mml2  unknown1  history2  medicine1  mml3  classics1    engineering1  anthropology1  music1  philosophy1    sps1  sps2ames2   ames3  business1  education3     education4  engineering2  english2   hps3  italian1  law1  matsci2

Electronic Legal Deposit and ebooks

Have you had trouble connecting to an ebook from iDiscover? Perhaps you have clicked on the ‘Online access’ link and waited for your ebook to open, only to get a ‘Connection timed out’ message some time after? If so, you have probably stumbled across an Electronic Legal Deposit ebook.

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What is Electronic Legal Deposit?

A growing number of publishers are now fulfilling their legal deposit obligations by depositing electronic rather than print books with the six legal deposit libraries, including the UL. Publishers currently doing this include, but are not limited to, Routledge, Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Sage, and more are due to follow suit in the next few years.

How do Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks differ from purchased ebooks?

Ebooks that are deposited on Electronic Legal Deposit differ from ebooks purchased from publishers or aggregators (such as those bought by the ebooks@cambridge service or directly by Faculty libraries) in the following key ways:

  • They are only accessible on dedicated terminals around the University campus
  • They are only ever available on a one concurrent user basis
  • They may not be downloaded in any way (although printing is allowed with the usual copyright restrictions)

What do they look like on iDiscover?

Like purchased ebooks, Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks can be found on iDiscover. You can spot an ELD ebook by scrolling down to nearly the bottom of a full record in iDiscover, where you will see the following ‘Conditions of use’ statement and the link text ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’:

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If you were to click ‘Link to Online Resource’ or ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’, the link would only work if you were using one of the designated PCs; otherwise your connection will time out.

Spot the difference?

From a results list in iDiscover, it is not currently possible to distinguish between purchased and Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks. This is a recognised issue and we hope that there will be a way of highlighting ELD books in the future.

Meanwhile, if you attempt to connect to an ebook and find your connection timing out, check for a Conditions of Use statement in the full record, then find a designated terminal or check for an alternative copy (in some cases we might have purchased a fully accessible ebook alternative).

Excluding Electronic Legal Deposit items from your search

If you would like to exclude ELD items (NB this also includes ELD journals) from a search on iDiscover, after performing a search, scroll down to the bottom of ‘Refine my results’ and under ‘Collection’ hover over ‘Electronic Legal Deposit’ until the red ‘Exclude This’ icon appears:

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Help!

Further information about Legal Deposit, including Electronic Legal Deposit, is available on the Legal Deposit area of the Cambridge University Library website.

For help with ebooks, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebook titles – September 2016

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 and by the University Library.

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

ames1   business1  criminology1  education1  engineering1  history1  hps1  italian1  law1  mml1  sociology1    sps1  sps2  teaching without disruption aw.indd  hps2  history2  sps3  ames2  hps3    matsci1  law2  matsci2  education3    ames3  education4education5   engineering2  engineering3  hps4     law3  mml2  sps4  

Cambridge Core – highlights from ebooks@cambridge

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Three weeks since the launch of Cambridge Core, and with the start of term fast approaching, it seems to be a good moment to share some of the key ebook features (and perhaps the odd quirk) of the new platform. Think of it as a crash course in Core.

(By the way, for more about the ejournals side of Core, see this recent blog post from ejournals@cambridge).

Coverage

Cambridge Core has replaced six separate CUP academic websites – Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), Cambridge Books Online (CBO), Cambridge Histories Online (CHO), Cambridge Companions Online (CCO), Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO) and all partner press ebook content currently hosted on University Publishing Online (UPO) – with one single platform. It is now possible to search all of the publications from these websites and collections at once. Most notably, users can now search for journal and ebook content from CUP at the same time.

Accessing Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core can be accessed in the usual ways: via the ebooks Collections page, via individual item records in iDiscover (links to the old CBO, CHO, CCO, SSO and UPO websites will redirect seamlessly), or from here.

Access is available to members of the University on campus and off campus via Raven.

Browsing ebooks

Browsing ebooks has been made very simple. If you wish to explore what is available in Music (for example), choose Browse Subjects > Music.

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The screen is then split into Explore journals, Explore books, New titles and Music book series:

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Searching for ebooks

Searching is intuitive. The autocomplete feature on the search box suggests possible book title matches as you type, which is extremely useful if you are trying to find a specific ebook:

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There is no advanced search, but there are plenty of refine options once you have run a search. Content type (= book) is the most obvious one for ebook searches, but you can also filter by series, collection and date:

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To search within a book, display the book or one of its chapters or sections and you will see a ‘Search in this book’ box:

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Your search will be performed across the whole book and not just the chapter or section being displayed.

Interpreting results

If your search is fairly broad, your results are likely to include journal articles as well as book chapters and whole books. You can see at a glance what type of resource each result comes from thanks to the purple descriptor (‘article’, ‘chapter’ or ‘book’). With chapters and articles, you can also clearly see which book or journal the result comes from:

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You can also see straight away whether Cambridge University has access to an item via the green Access descriptor (this descriptor is for info only – it isn’t clickable):

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Many results have an expandable ‘View extract/abstract/description’ option which will help you decide whether the item is of interest:

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Working with books and chapters

It is very easy to read and download ebooks on Cambridge Core. From a results list or table of contents, you can either click through directly to a pdf:

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or select single or multiple items to view online, download to pdf or send to Kindle, Dropbox or Google Drive:

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Note that if you choose to download or view multiple items (e.g. several chapters from an ebook), these will open/save as separate documents; they won’t merge into a single document.

In addition to downloading content, you can export citations in numerous formats (including Harvard) to RefME, Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, BibTeX or Word

Personal accounts on Cambridge Core

In order to save selected items or searches to bookmarks you will need a personal account. This can easily be set up the first time you add a bookmark.

If you previously had a personal account on Cambridge Books Online or Cambridge Journals Online, you will need to reset your password for Core. Follow the link to reset your password after clicking Login.

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Quirks

Here’s something to be aware of when accessing ebooks that are divided into parts (e.g. Part I, Part II etc.) as well as chapters, such as this one:

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If you tick the box next to a part title (e.g. Part 1 – Law Beyond the State(s) in the above example) and view or download it, or download the part pdf directly, you will get a  more or less blank document and NOT all of the chapter content within the part. To avoid this, check or download the individual chapters that you require.

Final words

As term gets under way and usage increases on Cambridge Core, we will no doubt discover new features to report on, so watch this space. If you or your users experience any problems (or you’d like to share a useful trick), please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will happily investigate further.