Popular ebook titles, Lent Term 2017

medicine2      BLANCHARD MACRO.indd      kicking      Kurdish

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

Chang – Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspective

Orton – St. Gregory of Nyssa : anti-Apollinarian writings

Bengio – Kurdish Awakening : nation building in a fragmented homeland

Griffin – Satire : a critical reintroduction

Brown – Pass the PSA

Wright – Critical issues in peace and education

Hitchings – Top 100 drugs : clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing

Moffitt – The global rise of populism : performance, political style, and representation

Dierksheide – Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas

Brunson – Russian realisms: literature and painting, 1840–1890

Miller – The subject of Holocaust fiction

Landau – Collected papers of L. D. Landau

Ross – China in the era of Xi Jinping : domestic and foreign policy challenges

Blanchard – Macroeconomics (6th edition, Global edition)

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

holocaust      china      physics1      populism

St Patrick’s Day ebooks

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the ebooks@cambridge team.

To celebrate here are a brief selection of recently published academic monographs which are available to access as ebooks through iDiscover, or are coming soon. Click on the covers to access the full text.

Sixties ireland daly   standish   anglo irish troubles

feminst judgements   unapproved    irish sanctuary

flowing tides     letters catholic poor    small nations

 

Brill Humanities, Social Sciences 2017, & International Law monographs 2014-2017

The University Library is pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the following 2017 HSS subject collections…

asian-studies          biblical         classics         european-1

european-2       literature        religion           sociology

                                    language         muslim

Asian Studies

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity

Classical Studies

European History and Culture I

European History and Culture II

Language and Linguistics

Literature and Cultural Studies

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Social Sciences

The 2017 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014, 2015, and 2016 collections, already available to our users on Brill Online and searchable in iDiscover.

The Squire Law Library is also pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the International Law ebook collections, 2014-2017 inclusive.These titles can be also found in iDiscover and currently number 202.

int-law-2017         law-2015        law-2016          law-2017

Brill ebooks are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login). You can download  or print chapters from the ebooks in PDF format, or read them online. As new 2017 titles are published, they will be added to the Brill ebooks platform and loaded into iDiscover on a monthly basis.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any feedback on Brill ebooks, or if you want to recommend any unowned titles for purchase.

Popular ebrary/Ebook Central titles Michaelmas Term 2016

scripting-revolution      archaeopoetics      banal      bengal

There follows a list of owned ebrary or Ebook Central ebooks 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.

al-Muwaylihi – What ‘Isa ibn Hisham Told Us: or, A Period of Time, Volume One  

Amrith – Crossing the Bay of Bengal: the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants

Baker – Scripting revolution: a historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions

Billig – Banal nationalism

Bloomfield – Archaeopoetics: word, image, history

Hann – Postsocialism: ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia

Hungerford – Making literature now 

Major – Architects of austerity: international finance and the politics of growth

Mead – Special providence: American foreign policy and how it changed the world

Musgrove – China’s contested capital: architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing

Tomlinson – A million years of music: the emergence of human modernity

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

special-providence      postsocialism      making-literature-now      million-years

Intelex Past Masters – The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy

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The English Faculty Library and the ebooks@cambridge Service are pleased to announce that a new collection is now accessible on the Intelex Past Masters platform. The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy was published by Oxford University Press and consists of seven volumes. Edited by Richard Little Purdey and Michael Millgate, and published between 1978-1988, this is considered the definitive work on Thomas Hardy’s letters, covering the period 1862 – 1927.

The collection can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and is available for unlimited concurrent users. A record for this collection will be searchable in iDiscover very soon and can be accessed from this link.

If you have any comments on this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Manchester Medieval Sources Online

mmso-book-coversThanks to the Seeley Historical Library, the Connell Fund and the ebooks@cambridge Service, the Manchester Medieval Sources Online collection is now available for Cambridge University registered users. This series has been in existence for over 20 years and is an authoritative publication for expert translation of medieval primary sources that would otherwise be inaccessible to students and scholars alike.

mmso-picThis collection provides translations of key sources that are directly usable in student’s own work, with full, accessible contextual introductions and helpful annotations throughout. From the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasion, these books provide texts central to medieval studies courses and focuses on the diverse cultural and social, as well as political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of medieval society.

There are currently 32 titles in the series, and these will be updated with 2 new publications annually. This series is very useful for teaching and for research, in the case of translated chronicles and particularly the ‘selected texts,’ which typically provide an accessible ‘slice’ through a variety of unpublished archival material. The series is edited by Dr Rosemary Horrox (University of Cambridge) and Professor Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews) and has had other editorial contributions from other Cambridge faculty.

The records for the MMSO titles will appear in iDiscover in early December. In the meantime you may access the collection both on and off campus from here or from the link on the ebooks@cambridge collections web page. If you have any questions or feedback on this ebook collection please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

el-cidblack-deathjoan-of-arcchronicles

 

 

 

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Popular ebrary ebook titles in 2015-16

The University Library buys many 1-user ebooks on the ebrary platform, their selection is based wholly on user demand. During the academic year 2015-16 1,121 ebooks were triggered for purchase in this way and most of them cater for users needs sufficiently with this 1 concurrent user model. But the ebooks@cambridge team receives regular (sometimes daily) turnaway notifications each time one of the ebrary ebooks denies access to a user or multiple users. These reports help us to discover which ebooks are in demand, and this allows the ebooks team to make sensible choices regarding ‘upgrading’ the popular titles so that they can be used by multiple concurrent users; this can also help relieve the pressure on printed copies. Last academic year this upgrading happened 31 times (thanks to ebooks@cambridge funds), and a list of these popular titles can be found below…

Thorley – Athenian democracy (2nd ed.)

Gillingham – Dictablanda : politics, work, and culture in Mexico, 1938-1968

dictablanda             perception              animal

Therborn – Killing fields of inequality

Bruce – Visual perception : physiology, psychology, & ecology (4th ed.)

Harley – Psychology of language : from data to theory (4th ed.)

Marx – Rethinking the western tradition : communist manifesto

Buss – Temperament : early developing personality traits

Pearce – Animal learning and cognition : an introduction (3rd ed.)

Keller – Identity, citizenship, and political conflict in Africa

Scrambler – Contemporary theorists for medical sociology

Feldman –  Law in politics, politics in law

Ryan – Picturing empire : photography and the visualization of the British Empire

John – Handbook of personality : theory and research (3rd ed.)

Lounsberry – Becoming Virginia Woolf : her early diaries and the diaries she read

Pickles – An introduction to the physiology of hearing

Abu-Lughod – Do Muslim women need saving?

Faucher-King – The New Labour experiment : change and reform under Blair and Brown

Hertog – Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia

Noel – Reason of state, propoganda, and the Thirty Years’ War : an unknown translation by Thomas Hobbes

Nielsen – What I say : innovative poetry by Black writers in America

virginia                   hearing                   handbook

Ogden – Handbook of China’s governance and domestic politics

Siegert – Cultural techniques : grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real

Morten – Poor numbers : how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it 

Mourlon-Druol – A Europe made of money : the emergence of the European Monetary System 

Rawls – Lectures on the history of political philosophy

Speaight – Architect’s legal handbook (9th ed.)

Cust – Conflict in early Stuart England : studies in religion and politics, 1603 – 1642

Shattuck – Episcopalians and race : civil war to civil rights

Young – Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II 

Fahmy – Ordinary Egyptians : creating the modern nation through popular culture

Simonton – A history of European women’s work : 1700 to the present 

money                 alien                  conflict

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

From this term onwards the ebooks team will post a regular termly blog post highlighting recently ‘upgraded’ popular ebrary titles; we hope that this information proves useful to College, Faculty and Departmental librarians.

Frankenstein, Shakespeare and more, new on Cambridge Core

There have been some new titles added to the Cambridge Companions ebooks collection on Cambridge Core, including  Frankenstein, Shakespeare’s First Folio and Newton. Please have a browse to see if there’s anything of interest for your studies. All of these ebooks should pop up in iDiscover tomorrow; for now you can access them directly from Cambridge Core or just click on any of the covers below.

frank        popper        hebrew

singer        newton        first-folio

british-black        literature-religion        medieval

AccessMedicine on trial

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The Medical Library and ebooks@cambridge have organised a free trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessMedicine platform for Cambridge University registered staff and students. You can access the platform from this link and from the ebooks@cambridge collections webpage.

The publishers say; “AccessMedicine is a comprehensive medical resource providing a complete spectrum of up-to-date, authoritative knowledge. It combines over 100 of the leading textbooks in the field with an extensive selection of additional tools to enable faculty to build curriculum-specific topics and test elements to track individual progress.”

Currently the ebooks@cambridge Service subscribes to Harrison’s Online on AccessMedicine; this trial will open up access to a further 104 etextbooks published by McGraw-Hill. You will be able to search and manipulate the full text of titles such as…

Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology, 10e

Basic & Clincal Pharmacology, 13e

Cardiovascular Physiology, 8e

Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, 19e

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e

Hurst’s The Heart, 13e

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 14e

Sympton to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide

Each textbook offers unlimited concurrency and for the trial period will be available both on and off campus with a Raven login.

AccessMedicine is more than a static library of titles, it also offers study tools such as the popular interactive online flashcards (these allow users to drill down by resource and/or topic to focus in on areas of weakness), a drugs database, case files (providing real life cases), videos (which can be searched by category or system), and diagnostic tests.

You can create your own MyAccess profile to access self assessment functionality where you can create and save practice tests. You can save chapters, cases, videos, images and tables to your Favourites; view recently viewed content; download images directly to PowerPoint and more.

The free trial access finishes on Monday 14th November.

What do you think about this etextbook platform? If you would like to feed back your comments on AccessMedicine, whether about the content or on the usability of the resource, please email Jo Milton at the Medical Library on jm908@medschl.cam.ac.uk before the end of the trial.

medical-microbiology  ganongs-review-of-medical-physiology  current-family-medicine  clinical-neuroanatomy

Launching Cambridge Core

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Cambridge Core is the new academic platform from Cambridge University Press. It replaces 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) and combines content from them all.

Cambridge Core goes live at midnight on Sunday September 4th; from that point the links in our LibrarySearch records will lead you directly to the full text content on the new platform.

Cambridge Core offers faster and more accurate search capabilities, including extensive facetted searching, UK English and US search terms, title matching to prioritise results, and a search within functionality. The Cambridge Core Reader provides the reading experience of PDF, while maintaining HTML functionality.There is a collapsible side panel for navigation, access to contextualised tables, figures and charts, improved linking to support multimedia content, and improved links to references.

Cambridge Core uses RefME, providing over 7,500 citation styles for you to choose from. You can save searches and content to your bookmarks, for accessing anytime. You can select multiple items of content and perform an action, either downloading as a zipped PDF file, export citations, or save to bookmarks. You can save and send content to Dopbox, Google Drive or your Kindle. Chapter abstracts are being created to help you find specific content in a particular book or subject area.

An example of an ebook is shown in the screenshot below, click on the image below for a more detailed view.

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If you scroll down the screen within an ebook or ejournal issue you will see the choices you have for viewing, downloading, or citing the content on the left-hand side of the page. Click on the image below for a more detailed view.

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Icons

acces icon = full-text content

open access icon = Open Access content

get access = unowned content

There will be further information on Cambridge Core published on this blog in due course.