Oxford Scholarship Online EBA

The University Library has arranged full-text access to the complete Oxford Scholarship Online ebook collections in the following subjects: Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Business & Management, Economics & Finance, & Political Science. The 7,515 new ebooks are immediately available from Oxford Scholarship Online.

This evidence based purchase (EBA) scheme includes all Oxford University Press monographs published in the subjects listed above across all publication years. This collection will grow as new titles are published. This extended access complements existing owned collections of OSO monographs (up to 2009) and the Law collection which is currently subscribed to by the Squire Law Library.

The catalogue records for these Oxford Scholarship titles are loaded into LibrarySearch and Cambridge librarians will be able to identify them once they are tagged with OSO EBA trial (hopefully from the beginning of September 2015). Oxford Scholarship Online ebooks are available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login) with unlimited concurrent access and offer chapter printing and downloads.

Available titles are indicated with a green unlocked padlock icon as illustrated in the following screenshot.

music osoThe access will continue until the 30th June 2016 in the first instance. As this is an evidence based purchase model during June 2016 the University Library will select titles to be purchased, based on popularity and librarian selection. If you would like to recommend titles for purchase, please send details in an email to Dr Gotthelf Wiedermann in the University Library (ghw21@cam.ac.uk) before the end of May 2016.

The ebooks@cambridge team and the University Library are keen to know what you think about opening up access to these Oxford Scholarship Online subject collections, please send any comments or questions to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk or ghw21@cam.ac.uk.

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MDZ (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum) and bavarikon

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The Munich Digitization Center (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum – MDZ) is a freely available eresource which offers digital access to a range of materials, including: manuscripts, sheet music, maps, newspapers, photographs and journals, which are held at the Bavarian State Library and other cultural heritage institutions.

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MDZMuch of the text on the website is in English, but, as you would expect from a German website, object titles and descriptions are predominantly in German.

Books that have been digitised for the project date from 7th – 20th centuries, with almost 400,000 books from the 19th century and almost 300,000 books from the 18th century. The most common authors on the site are Martin Luther, Cicero, and Erasmus. This great stats/graphs page lets you search by subject, century, author or keyword at  the click of your mouse.

Some of the highlights of the collection include:

The Ottheinrich Bible

The Gutenberg Bible

Martin Luther’s…

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Oxford Handbooks Online

The ebooks@cambridge team would like to announce that members of the University of Cambridge now have access to the complete collection of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) in the following subject areas:

OHOOur existing collection of titles from OHO has been increased thanks to funding from the University Library.

The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Monthly updates introduce articles in advance of print publication and beyond the book, online-only content ensures the most current, authoritative coverage anywhere.

An Editor in Chief and Editorial Board of leading scholars in each subject area have additionally been appointed to guide editorial development and ensure that scholarship meets the highest standards for academic quality. This team of leading scholars will commission online-only peer reviewed articles expanding research in cutting edge topics and ensuring comprehensive coverage of fast-moving disciplines.

Please click on the book covers below to access some of OHO’s most recently added content.

Chinese Linguistics  German Philosophy   OperaGlobal Warming

Some articles are made available before the publication of the Handbooks. The full text of the following articles are available:

Britain, Gaul, and Germany: Cultural Interactions by Tom Moore from the forthcoming title The Oxford handbook of Roman Britain.

Researching Music Therapy in Medical Settings by Cynthia M Colwell from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy.

Sacramental and Liturgical Theology, 1900-2000 by Kimberley Hope Belcher from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology.

Oxford University Press offer an instructional video on how to use OHO.

Please use this link to explore the content on the Oxford Handbooks online platform: http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/

Dawonera v5 Online Reader

Dawsonera have launched their v5 Online Reader which offers a host of new features and enhancements.

Dawsonera 5 mainDaws searchThe new platform offers full screen reading by clicking on the ‘expand’ icon on the right hand side above the book details.

New features include enhanced navigation using the table of contents and full text searching with hit highlighting (if your search does not highlight the keywords in the text please check if the ‘highlight’ option is selected). By clicking on an entry in the results list in the left pane of the platform you can jump to the point in the text where the search term appears.

Daws notes 1The notes tab allows you to add notes to a pane at the bottom of the screen and a list of the notes you have created will appear on the left hand side of the screen.

You can export these notes as a text file.

You can share your notes, as the Online Reader can create a code for you to send to other users who will then be able to see your notes. You can also import notes from others by entering their codes.

Citations can be exported to both RefWorks and EndNote. Other resources will be added in the future.

daws printPreviously on the Dawsonera platform it was only possible to print one page at a time. The new platform allows page ranges to be printed. The print screen will also show you how many pages you will be able to print from the title you are using.

 

Dawsonera v5 Online Reader has fully responsive supported mobile and tablet versions, which include all of the same enhancements as the desktop site.

ebooks of the day – Battle of Waterloo

As today sees the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo why not read one of our ebooks to learn a little more about it?

Battle of Waterloo 1815Vanity FairFrom Cambridge Books Online we have ‘Vanity Fair : a novel without a hero’ by William Makepeace Thackeray.

This 2013 digital edition includes the illustrations originally published in the 1848 first printing of the novel.

VSI Napoleonic WarsFor an overview of the conflict as a whole Oxford University Press has published ‘The Napoleonic Wars: a very short introduction’.

This book looks at the rise of Napoleon after the French Revolutionary Wars to his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

war‘History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815’ volumes 1 and 2 is a more detailed study of the war by William Siborne.

Originally published in 1844, these volumes contain descriptions of battles which are based upon the first hand recollections of surviving officers of the British Army, King’s German legion and Hanoverian subsidiary corps.

Image credit: ‘The Battle of Waterloo’ by William Sadler II [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABattle_of_Waterloo_1815.PNG

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

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Princeton University Press has made the Collected Works of Albert Einsteindigitally available on an Open Access site. 

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The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923.

The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents.
By clicking on the unique archival identifier number below each text, readers can access the archival record of each published document at the Einstein Archives Online and in some cases, the digitized manuscript. Approximately 7,000 pages representing 2,900 unique documents have been digitized thus far.

The site will present subsequent volumes in the series roughly two years after original book publication.

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Routledge Handbooks Online

RHO homeThe ebooks team is pleased to announce that, thanks to a collaborative purchase by Cambridge libraries, all Cambridge staff and students can now access the entire Routledge Handbooks Online collection. Available subject collections include Asian Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, and Sociology.

Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) is available on and off campus (via Raven login) from this link. All RHO titles are available for searching in LibrarySearch.

Content can be searched, sorted and displayed by chapter or by ebook title and is

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) free
  • for unlimited concurrent access
  • available in HTML or PDF format
  • downloadable
  • printable
  • annotatable

Click on the book covers to link directly to a selection of RHO titles.

Teacher school RHO Social and PoliticalSex and the Bodyethics

Media  Civil WarsC18thInter Crim

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law is now available to members of the University of Cambridge.

5-OPIL-OSAILOxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press.

OSAIL includes over 70 titles, by over 100 authors, with regular uploads of new titles. Click here to view the OSAIL title list

OSAIL includes all of Oxford’s leading general texts such as Oppenheim’s International Law and Rosalyn Higgins’ Problems and Process. It also includes all of the titles in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law such as the commentaries on UN Charter edited by Bruno Simma, on the Statute of the ICJ edited by Andreas Zimmermann, and on the Torture Convention by Manfred Nowak. In addition it includes all titles from the Oxford International Law Library series and other selected authoritative works by authors such as James Crawford, Christine Gray, William Schabas, and Dinah Shelton.

6326877778_d4894a1262_zYou can search the full text of all the titles or search just one title at a time. Advanced search also allows you to search just the tables to find mentions of particular cases and instruments. Browse functionality enables you to view lists of authors and contributors, titles covering specific subject areas, or to view lists of cases and instruments cited, see in which books and on which pages they have been written about and then go straight to those references.

All the titles in OSAIL are linked to the Oxford Law Citator enabling you to find out more about any case or instrument cited and to link through to case reports in Oxford Reports on International Law or to related content from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

 Image credit: ‘Phonography- walls of knowledge’ by Tommy Ellis on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/aD5UkC

Policy Exchange publications

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On 27th April the Guardian published an article titled ‘Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Join a think tank’ (Tim Bale, published online Monday 27th April). The article mentions an infographic (below) produced by the Policy Exchange in which they show how they believe they have influenced the manifestos of the three main political parties.

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As all Policy Exchange publications are free to download in .pdf format we thought we would bring these titles together in one place.

  1. Modernising industrial relations
  2. Cities for growth: solutions to our planning problems
  3. Ending expensive social tenancies: fairness, higher growth and more homes
  4. A right to build: local homes for local people
  5. Future prisons: a radical plan to reform the prison estate
  6. Power down: a plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system
  7. 21st century retail policy: quality, choice, experience and convenience
  8. Taxing issues? reducing housing demand or increasing housing supply
  9. Park…

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Open access: Cambridge University Press open for business

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Cambridge University Press (CUP) is launching a new ‘Open Access Monograph Publishing Service’ offering authors a way to publish their books via open access in a fairly priced way.

This service gives authors the option of publishing their work under the Gold Open Access model, supporting the Press’s mission to disseminate knowledge at the highest international levels of excellence.

The standard charge for publication of books under the Gold Open Access model at CUP is £6,500 ($10,000/€9,000) for titles of up to 120,000 words. The charge has been set at this level in recognition of ongoing print sales, but as these diminish the business models and pricing levels may change.

CUP also supports Green Open Access Archiving across books and journals. This new policy allows authors of monographs and certain other books to post portions of their work on personal websites and repositories without compromising any aspect of the publishing…

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