The number of ebooks available to members of the University via Bloomsbury Collections has recently increased significantly with the purchase of several new collections.
The following collections have been purchased on the recommendation of the Connell Fund librarians, using part of the Connell Fund ebooks allocation for 2016-17:
- Anthropology 2017 – 11 titles
- History 2016 – 74 titles
- Philosophy 2015 – 54 titles
- Theology 2015 – 21 titles
A complete list of titles within these collections is available to download to Excel here: bloomsbury-titles. Here is a small selection – click on the covers to access the ebooks via authenticated links:
Additionally, the Squire Law Library has purchased all of the archive and front list Law ebook collections on the Bloomsbury Collections site:
- C.H. Beck ∙ Hart ∙ Nomos 2014 – 2017
- Comparative Law, Legal History and Legal Studies
- Competition Law
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Contract, Tort and Restitution
- Corporate and Financial Law
- Criminal Law and Justice
- Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law
- European Law
- Family and Social Law
- Hart Publishing 2014 – 2017
- Human Rights Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Labour & Discrimination Law
- Legal Philosophy
- Litigation & Civil Procedure
- Medical Law & Ethics
- The Law of Property and Trusts
This opens up access to nearly 1,100 extra titles, including all the Hart published books, along with C.H.Beck and Nomos published law titles. A small selection of titles with authenticated links appears below, and a complete list is available to download here: bloomsbury-law.
All of these new collections are now switched on and can be accessed on and off campus via Bloomsbury Collections. MARC records have been loaded for most individual titles (some records pending for History and Philosophy) and are searchable now in iDiscover. Records for titles within Anthropology 2017 and Hart and Beck 2017 will be loaded as they become available.
As usual, the ebooks@cambridge service will be happy to respond to any queries about these collections via email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ebooks@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 email@example.com.
Thanks 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.
This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brill’s new MyBook program, available on the BrillOnline Books and Journals platform, enables Cambridge-registered users to purchase an affordable print-on-demand paperback copy of any book purchased as an ebook by the University, for their personal use.
MyBook has a fixed price of €25.00 / $25.00 per copy, and is printed in black and white. Brill will ship your copy free of charge, though VAT will be added where applicable.
Further information about the MyBook program is available here. Eligible titles (i.e. ebooks purchased by the University) can be found on BrillOnline and will display a MyBook purchase button. Brill ebooks are also listed in LibrarySearch.
We are pleased to announce that ebooks@cambridge and the Casimir Lewy (Philosophy) Library have purchased access to The complete works and selected correspondance of Henry Sidgwick through the Intelex Past Masters platform.
The online collection contains the complete published works of Henry Sidgwick, including both the First and Seventh editions of The Methods of Ethics. Also included is a substantial body of correspondence, much of it previously unpublished, including the matched correspondence between Sidgwick and Henry Graham Dakyns, available in this collection for the first time in its entirety.
On and off-campus access to this collection is available here. Records for individual items in the collection will be available in LibrarySearch very soon.
Following a successful free trial during the Lent Term the University Library and ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that access to Cambridge Law Reports (CLR) is now available. CLR offers access to both the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports and the International Law Reports (ILR). There are extensive search options and a browse feature which allow users to find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge’s name, court or year of case.
The ICSID reports provides the only comprehensive collection of the decisions of tribunals and committees established under the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, a key contribution to the jurisprudence on international investment. The series also includes arbitration in relation to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The ILR is the only publication devoted to systematic reporting (in English) of full decisions from international courts and arbitrators, as well as judgments of national courts, from 1919 to the present.
Records for the ICSID and ILR reports will be searchable in LibrarySearch very soon, and access to the CLR platform can be found from here.
Access to these reports is available with unlimited concurrent access and both on and off campus (with a Raven login).
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or feedback on this resource.
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In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its sixteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before, and provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.
The ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that The Chicago Manual of Style (CMSO) is now available online for University of Cambridge users. You can access the website here.
The online version includes the fully searchable Chicago Style Q&A and convenient Tools such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks and a quick guide to citation.
The CMSO will be searchable in LibrarySearch from later this week, and is accessible off campus when using a Raven login.
If you have any comments or queries about this resource, please email the ebooks@cambridge team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Duke University Press ebooks in the humanities and social sciences are now available to members of the University of Cambridge from the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform. Initially this access is thanks to a free trial which runs until the 31st of March 2016, but it is expected that the University Library and ebooks@cambridge will purchase access for at least another 12 months after this date.
Records for individual titles appear in LibrarySearch and you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.
Access to this ebook collection is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the LibrarySearch records.If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password.
There are currently 2,150 titles available titles, this number will grow as more books are published and added to the site on a monthly basis. New front-list publications are added as they are published, and the available archive collection contains 1,250 titles published between 1964 – 2007.
These ebooks are DRM-free, you can print or read online, or download PDFs by chapter, and they are available for unlimited concurrent users.
Some recently published titles are highlighted below; click on the book covers to access the full text.
If you have any comments or questions about this new collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team by emailing email@example.com.
The University Library is pleased to announce that access to 5,000 ebooks in the Kotobarabia: Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers collection is now available for University of Cambridge users.
The Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers Collection provides a compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs, various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family.
Kotobarabia is the largest online provider of Arabic ebooks and one of the leading Arabic digitisation agencies in the world.
Content is mainly in Arabic with metadata in both Arabic and transliteration, and you can search the platform in English, by author, title, subject and publisher.Titles can be printed and downloaded as PDFs, and users can create their own customised favourite title lists on the East View platform.
Searches in Arabic script are supported on the kotobarabia platform.
Titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and available both on and off campus (with a Raven login).