Trial access to Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online

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The University of Cambridge currently has free trial access to Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online (Dictionary of German Literature Online). This is hosted on De Gruyter Online.

The publisher website states:

“This database makes the most well-known, comprehensive, and reliable reference works on German literature available for the first time online: The Encyclopedia of German Literature and its supplemental series, The Encyclopedia of German Literature: The 20th Century and the Encyclopedia of German Literature: The Middle Ages. Spanning an extended time scale from the early Middle Ages to the recent present, the database is unique for its comprehensive scope, featuring articles on German-language authors from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and other European countries. In addition to profiling the lives and works of literary figures, the database also contains extensive reference information on research publications. The volumes on the Middle Ages cover German-language literature from the 8th to the 15th centuries, and are systematically organized by genre and topic area”

The database currently contains around 70,000 articles and will be updated regularly.

Key features:

  • easy access to the most comprehensive bio-bibliographical reference work on German-language authors
  • a query function and a strong search engine provide the option to search the whole encyclopedia by 9 different search criteria
  • additional bibliographical data on the latest research from Germanistik Online
  • external links to relevant databases such as Deutsche Biographische Encyclopädie (DBE), Deutsche Biographie Online (ADB/NDB), and Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE)
  • abbreviations are resolved via mouse-over
  • non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users
  • on and off-campus access (via Raven login)

A database user guide can be accessed from here and a title list from here.

This trial access will remain until the end of December 2017, so please do take the opportunity to explore the content and the database functionality and pass on any feedback to the ebooks@cambridge team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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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.

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Wageningen Academic Publishers ebook & ejournal collections on trial

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Being located in the midst of one of the world’s most famous food & agriculture research centres (Wageningen University and Research Centre) in the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers publish research in the Life Sciences.

Cambridge University users have free access to ebook and ejournal content from here, between the 18th April until Friday the 27th May.

e-book collections:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-book collections constitute a valuable resource for academic staff and students in the Life Sciences and related Social disciplines. The collections include monographs, handbooks and proceedings. They can be browsed in the following subject categories:

Please note, a small number of books displayed on the platform are not available as ebooks, these will show up on the platform with a white square icon.

The majority of titles will show with a green square icon and these are available, both from on and off campus for the duration of the trial.

e-journals:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-journal collection comprises five subscription based, peer reviewed scientific journals. With around 70% of the journal collection content being included in the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, this is a meaningful and relevant scientific collection for the interdisciplinary fields of AgriFood and Veterinary science.

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

World Mycotoxin Journal

Beneficial Microbes

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods

Comparative Exercise Physiology

Please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk, if you would like to send feedback on this trial.

Cambridge Law Reports on trial

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Trial access to the Cambridge Law Reports database from Cambridge University Press is now available from here.

Cambridge Law Reports access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series. This 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.

International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports are also included.

Some unique features for Cambridge Law Reports available from CUP directly include:

  • Searchable by keyword
  • Searchable by year of case
  • ILR volume information available
  • Export citation feature
  • Mobile device responsive

The free trial period will finish on the 31st March. Please email any feedback to Lesley Dingle in the Squire Law Library at lmd25@cam.ac.uk.

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60 day free trial of Bloomsbury Collections

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FREE TRIAL EXTENDED UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2016

The ebooks@cambridge Service have organised a free 60 day trial to the ebooks on the Bloomsbury Collections platform, spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. The site features the latest research publications from Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Academic, T&T Clark and The Arden Shakespeare, alongside scholarship from historic imprints Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press. You can access the trial platform from here. Click on the Shibboleth login page and select the University of Cambridge, you will then need to enter your Raven login.

You can also access the Bloomsbury platform from the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge website.

University of Cambridge registered students, researchers and academics have full-text access to over 4,000 titles, including: various publisher and subject-based Archive & Landmark Texts collections; and the following subject collections; Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies & Archaeology, Law, Education, Film & Media Studies, History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Natural History, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theology. The Shakespeare Archive 2003- 2012 and The Churchill Collection are also included.

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Bloomsbury Collections offer

  • unlimited concurrency for multiple users
  • the ability to download and print chapter PDFs
  • subject browsing, full text searching
  • the ability to cite, share and personalize content
  • mobile device compatibility

You can see a list of all the collections by clicking here, where a full title list is also available to download.

Trial access ends on Thursday 10th December. Please do contact the ebooks@cambridge team with your comments on both the content and the usability of the Bloomsbury Collections ebooks platform; send your emails to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Archaeopress trial

Trial access is now available up to 10th April 2015 to the Archaeopress Archaeology and Seminar for Arabian Studies series from Archaeopress.

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Archaeopress is an Oxford-based publisher specialising in academic archaeology. Archaeopress have had close links to the archaeology departments of the University of Cambridge for many years. There are currently over 75 e-titles in their archive, and around 6-9 new files are added each month.

Please check the Archaeopress title list for titles available to members of the University of Cambridge as part of the trial. As these titles will not appear in LibrarySearch you will need to use this authenticated link to access the trial content.

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Please send any feedback about this trial to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

At Archaeopress, Patrick Harris (patrick@archaeopress.com) would welcome any comments.

 

Free trial of Routledge Handbooks Online

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The ebooks team is pleased to announce that all Cambridge staff and students can now access the newly launched Routledge Handbooks Online collection. This new platform provides access to Routledge Handbooks, Companions and Worlds publications.This free 60 day trial enables you access to over 15,000 chapters from 325+ available volumes sorted into 18 subject collections. Available subject collections include Asian Studies, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Sociology.

To access Routledge Handbooks Online please click on the following link:
http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=https://www.routledgehandbooks.com

(Available on and off campus with a Raven login.)

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

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) free Teacher school RHO
  • For unlimited concurrent access
  • Available in HTML or PDF format
  • Downloadable
  • Printable
  • Annotatable

This trial will end on Thursday 12th March, so please do send any comments on the usability of the platform and the content to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk before this date. The ebooks team is very interested in how useful you find this collection to your studies and research.

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

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