Cambridge Elements on Cambridge Core

Cambridge University Press have recently started to publish titles in their innovative Cambridge Elements series; these are “original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and providing comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences. Regularly updated and conceived from the start for a digital environment, they provide a dynamic reference resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners.”

Cambridge University Press are allowing free access to published Elements on the Cambridge Core platform for a limited period of time; there are currently 14 available titles spanning series such as Corporate Governance, Emerging Theories and Technologies in Metamaterials, Religion and Violence, Flexible and Large-Area Electronics, Political Economy, Public Policy, and Evolutionary Economics.

All of the titles are available to read online (as PDFs or in HTML) or may be purchased in print and all of them are searchable in iDiscover.


There are many more series with titles forthcoming, these include;







Oxford Handbooks Online – new titles for 2018


The ebooks@cambridge service is pleased to announce the purchase of the 2018 Oxford Handbooks Online collections in twelve subject areas across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This purchase adds to the considerable backfile of handbooks already available to the Cambridge community via the Oxford Handbooks Online platform, and has been funded by the UL’s English Collections budget, the Connell Fund, and the Squire Law Library.


The twelve subjects covered are: Archaeology, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion. Here are a few of the completed 2018 titles that are already available – click on the covers for authenticated access:

water politics     community music     american sports law     freedom

Later medieval     economic geography     ethics of war     sources of international law

Monthly updates to the platform ensure that chapters from as yet unfinished handbook titles are available online in advance of print publication. With this, University of Cambridge registered users receive the most current, and authoritative coverage possible, although bibliographic records will not appear in iDiscover until handbook titles are complete.

Brand new titles in 2018 (not in iDiscover yet) include…


Oxford Handbooks Online can be accessed on and off campus via Raven. MARC records for completed ebooks in the 2018 collections are available in iDiscover  (ebooks in previous years’ collections are already searchable through iDiscover) with regular updates for completed new titles added during the year.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on if you have queries or feedback on this collection.

algorithmic music  eating disorders  computational economics


Institute of Physics ‘born digital’ ebooks – Release 3


The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce that Release 3 titles from two complementary, born-digital ebook collections, IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics are now available for registered Cambridge staff and students. These titles were published online during the academic year 2016-17 and serve the needs of both undergraduates and researchers; they are hosted on the the IOPscience platform.

IOP ebooks allow unlimited concurrent usage and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login). The titles are published in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats, and can be downloaded or read online.

The 70 new titles are searchable in iDiscover and you can also find a list of the titles in both Release 3 collections here. These new titles complement earlier owned and accessible published titles in Physics from Releases 1 and 2.

The ebooks@cambridge team welcome queries or comments on these new titles, please email us on

ringed planet    beyond curie    effective science communication    searching for dark matter

principles-of-lightning-physics                lectures-on-general-relativity-cosmology-and-quantum-black-holes

New Routledge Handbooks Online titles available now

genomics  veils  thinking and reasoning  queer development

Thanks to the Connell Fund there are 72 new handbook, international handbook, companion, and history titles available for Cambridge University users on Routledge Handbooks Online. These have all been selected by Faculty and Departmental librarians and they cover the following subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology & Classics, Business & Economics, Communication Journalism Media & Culture, Development Studies, Education, Environment & Sustainability, History, Linguistics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Security Studies, and Sociology. These new titles complement the existing collection on the Routledge Handbooks Online platform and bring the number of accessible titles up to 502.

All titles are free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and available in PDF and HTML format. All chapters have an accompanying abstract. The titles are available on and off campus (using a Raven login) and all of them are searchable in iDiscover. You are also able to filter your searches on the platform so that only “full access only” (owned) titles and chapters are displayed.

Complete list of new titles:

of interest for Archaeology & Anthropology

  • Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
  • Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice
  • Routledge Handbook of Latin American Culture
  • Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling
  • Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration
  • Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance
  • Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics
  • Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies
  • Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism
  • Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health
  • Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research
  • Routledge History of Global War and Society
  • Routledge Companion to Spatial History
  • Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • Routekdge History Handbook of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military
  • Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health
  • Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

of interest for Divinity

  • The Biblical World
  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

of interest for Education

  • Handbook of Techniques for Formative Evaluation
  • Handbook of Data-based Decision Making in Education
  • Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education
  • Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology
  • Handbook of Motivation at School
  • Handbook of Special Education 2nd ed
  • Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play
  • Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education
  • Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction, 2nd edition

of interest for Philosophy

  • Ancient Philosophy and Religion Vol 1
  • Early Modern Philosophy and Religion Vol 3
  • The Nietzschean Mind
  • Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy
  • Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School
  • Routledge Handbook of Metaethics
  • Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism

of interest for POLIS

  • Routledge Handbook of European Elections
  • Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science
  • Routledge Handbook of IPE
  • Routledge Handbook of Security Studies
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations
  • Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors
  • Ashgate Research Companion to the Politics of Democratization in Europe
  • Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations
  • Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics
  • Handbook of Education Politics and Policy 2nd ed
  • Routledge Companion to Art and Politics
  • Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

of interest for Psychology

  • International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
  • Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

of interest for Sociology

  • Handbook of Immigration & Refugee Studies
  • Handbook of Mass Media Ethics
  • Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism
  • Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture
  • Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories
  • Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality
  • Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies
  • Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights
  • Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication
  • Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication
  • Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action
  • Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment
  • Routledge Handbook on Consumption
  • Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, 2nd ed
  • Handbook of Communication and Social Interaction Skills
  • Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies
  • Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

If you have any queries please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at

MyiLibrary ebooks – save your notes now!


The Library provides access to ebooks via a variety of different platforms. One of these, MyiLibrary, is going to shut down in late April. The ebooks we own on this platform will be migrating to another site, Ebook Central, on Wednesday 25th April 2018. Ebook Central offers many excellent features, meaning you should have an improved experience when accessing the migrated ebooks on this platform.

After the migration, you will still be able to access the e-books as normal via iDiscover.

Is there anything you can do to prepare?

Patron bookshelves, notes, bookmarks and highlights will not migrate to Ebook Central. If you use these features and you want to save your bookshelf history and notes then please follow the advice below.

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.
  • You can also download a helpsheet about this process.

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

If you have any questions or comments about this migration, please get in touch with Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team on

Access to Biomedical and Life Sciences ebooks on SpringerLink continues


The Moore Library is pleased to announce the continued access to the popular Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences ebook collections on the SpringerLink platform. As of the 1st March, titles published so far in 2018 have been opened up for University of Cambridge users; this means that access is now available to all titles published from 2015 – 2018 inclusive.

There are currently 1,898 available titles and further titles will be added as they are published during 2018. Monograhs, contributed volumes, handbooks and selected encyclopaedias in Springer designated sub-disciplines such as Animal Models, Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Plant Sciences are includes in these collections.

The full text of these titles can be found and accessed from iDiscover, and are accessible for unlimited concurrent users, both on and off campus via a Raven login.

These collections will be available in full until the end of February 2019, at which point the most popular titles will be purchased in perpetuity.

A selection of recently published titles are listed below:

Brooks -Veterinary Forensic Pathology, Volume 2

Choi – Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules (2nd ed.)

Ehara – Sago Palm

Jacobson – Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist

Pokorski – Current Concepts in Medical Research and Practice

If you have any feedback or comments on these ebooks, please email the Moore Library Librarian, Yvonne Nobis, at or the ebooks@cambridge team at

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Popular ebooks, Michaelmas Term 2017

There follows a list of owned ebooks, hosted on a variety of supplier platforms, which have been in demand over the Michaelmas Term. They have all been upgraded to allow greater concurrent access, as a result of multiple turnaway notifications received by the ebooks@cambridge team.

Finding italy    biogeography    Piers    HUMAN EVOLUTION

Cox – Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach (9th ed.)

Crew – Bodies and Ruins

Müller – Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe

Tse – Corporate Finance: the basics

Fletcher – Finding Italy: Travel, Nation, and Colonization in Vergil’s Aeneid

Kuhn – Handbook of Child Psychology: Cognition, Perception, and Language

Gamble – Hayek: the Iron Cage of Liberty

Craig – Languages of Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mullins – Management and Organisational Behaviour (11th ed.)

Beetham – Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics

Langland – Piers Plowman: A Modern Verse Translation

Lewin – Principles of Human Evolution (2nd ed.)

Barber – Print culture and the First Yoruba Novel: I. B. Thomas’s life story of Me, Segilola and Other Texts

Francis – The Conservatives and British Society, 1880-1990

Kittler – The Truth of the Technological World: Essays on the Genealogy of Presence

Nelson – The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

Duffy – The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400–-1580 (2nd ed.)

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

conservatives     DNA     management    stripping


Explore our medical ebooks


Are you a busy medical student studying at the University of Cambridge?

Did you know about the ebooks the library has been buying for you? Many of them are the latest editions of key titles. Check out a selection below. These and hundreds more medical titles are searchable in iDiscover.

Really new additions to our ebooks collection

roitts          clinical dermatology

pediatric         drug

Pretty new ebook titles in our collection

berne                obstetrics

global health          abc

Older but still crucial…

Principles neural        Untitled-1

larsen's         palliative

If you would like to recommend medical titles for ebook purchasing please email the ebooks@cambridge team on or contact staff in the Medical Library.

Taylor & Francis eBooks – a new ebooks platform


Taylor & Francis have launched a new ebooks platform, Taylor & Francis eBooks. This new platform replaces the old Taylor and Francis eBooks and CRCnetBASE platforms and will be a single destination for University of Cambridge registered users to access library-purchased publisher ebook content across the Taylor & Francis imprints; these include CRC Press, Psychology Press, Routledge, Routledge Academic, and Routledge India .

Searching and finding accessible content

The new platform offers an enhanced user experience, with searching at the book title and chapter level and the ability to limit search results to owned content. You can also filter search results by subject, publication date and imprints (e.g. Routledge or CRC Press). Owned ebook content displays in search results or browse screens with a green tick icon, and Open Access content displays with a yellow @ symbol, both of these are shown in the screenshot below. (There are currently over 1,300 owned ebooks hosted on Taylor & Francis eBooks, and an additional 30 Open Access titles, these titles span mainly the Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects, with a few owned titles in Veterinary Sciences, Engineering and other Sciences.)

access T&F ebooks

Downloading and reading online

Plugins are no longer needed to be able to download chapters or whole ebooks as PDFs, or to read books online. *Note: not all books and chapters will be able to be read online but all of our owned ebooks should be available for downloading as PDFs. Below is an example of an entry page for a library-purchased ebook, indicated by the green ‘Full Access’ icon. This title is not available for reading online but is available for downloading, as indicated by the text in the pale blue bar.

book display

The publisher states that IE11 and above, Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome web browsers are all supported and that the site is fully responsive on a mobile phone and tablet. *Note: the online reader should work fully on a PC or tablet devices but some features will not be enabled on a mobile phone.

Redirecting links

As of Tuesday November 7, 2017, permanent redirects have been activated from the old content to the new platform. So the vast majority of the authenticated URLs in our owned ebook records searchable in iDiscover will now lead to the ebook content hosted on the new platform. *Note: there are currently a very small number of Routledge and CRC Press titles which will continue to be hosted on the old platforms, this is for a variety of reasons which are being worked on by the publisher, and in time all of these titles will be migrated on to the new platform. A list of these titles are available on request from the ebooks team.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the new platform are available from the publishers website.

If you want to send feedback or report any issues with access to Routledge or CRC Press ebooks hosted on the new Taylor & Francis eBooks platform, then please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team, on

*Note: it is anticipated that the Routledge Handbooks Online collection will migrate to the new Taylor & Francis eBooks platform during 2018. It is also planned that the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics will migrate to the new platform, at some future date.

Changes to Dawsonera ebook downloading

Those of you who use Dawsonera ebooks may have noticed that the way you can download ebooks from the platform is changing. The following notice has been displayed on the downloading part of the site for the past couple of months.

Dawsonera download changes

From Tuesday the 31st October Adobe Reader will no longer support the downloading of Dawsonera ebooks, instead you will need to have the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software loaded onto your PC or laptop. (You also need ADE to download Ebook Central ebooks, so if you can download these then you should be ok.)

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) will be required for downloading both PDF and ePub Dawsonera ebooks onto a PC or a laptop. You can download ADE for free from here. Some e-readers also support ADE, and you can access a list of these from the ADE website.

For those users who want to download Dawsonera ebooks onto mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, you will need to ensure you have Bluefire Reader installed. This free app can be found at the iOS App Store or the Android alternatives.

To download ebooks:

  • Create an Adobe ID if you don’t already have one. Go to the Adobe website, click SIGN IN then “get an Adobe ID”.
  • Download ADE or the BlueFire Reader app.
  • Authorise ADE or the BlueFire Reader app with your Adobe ID.
  • Access the e-book on Dawsonera via iDiscover and choose to download to either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader as appropriate.

There is also guidance on downloading ADE on the Dawsonera help pages.

You can authorise up to 6 computers / devices with your Adobe ID. Authorising your computers / devices with the same Adobe ID means that an ebook you download to one will be available to you on the others.

You may find it advisable to select the read onlineoption if you are not using your own computer or laptop to access Dawsonera ebooks. Although you may well be able to download using ADE on the university’s managed cluster computers, unless that machine is authorised to your own Adobe ID, then that ebook download will be tied to that machine. Authorising computers you may never use again to your Adobe ID may not be the best use of your 6 device limit.