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.
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 option 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.
If you want to find out more about using ebooks, ejournals and databases in an informal setting, then why not pop in to one of our lunchtime drop-in sessions? Expert library staff will be on hand to answer your questions on finding, accessing and downloading the ebooks, ejournals and databases provided for you by your libraries. Please do bring your phones, laptops, and tablets if you have queries about downloading articles or ebooks.
There will be an entirely optional short e-resource-related quiz, if you complete it you can win a small prize. There will also be some supplier freebies such as bags and pens available for all, and maybe even some edible goodies.
Venue: Alison Richards atrium (ground floor)
Days: Tuesday 17th October & Monday 6th November
Time: 12.45 – 2pm (drop in anytime during your lunch break)
We will be there on the sofa area outside the cafe, please come and say hello!
Ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that there are 7 new medical e-textbooks available on the Elsevier eLibrary platform.
Chest X-Ray Made Easy (4th ed.)
Clinical Chemistry Made Easy
Clinical Orthopaedic Examination (6th ed.)
Clinical Surgery (3rd edition)
Davidson’s 100 Clinical Cases (2nd ed.)
McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy (7th ed.)
Neurology (3rd ed.)
These new e-etextbooks join other firm favourites which are available for students studying medicine, these include;
Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd ed.)
Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine (9th ed.)
Mims’ Medical Microbiology (5th ed.)
Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (8th ed.)
Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed.)
These medical e-textbooks can be read online and downloaded for offline consultation for 7 days at a time. For downloading you will need to install a plugin called iPublishCentral Reader and Adobe Air if using a PC or a Mac, further information about this can be found here.
The ebooks can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.
If you have any queries about or feedback on the Elsevier medical e-textbooks then please email Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Squire Law Library is pleased to announce that access is now available to the Financial and Banking Law (FBL) ebook collection on the Oxford Legal Research Library platform.
The FBL currently contains 38 authoritative titles across a range of disciplines that encompass international financial practice including banking, bank resolution, risk and capital adequacy, capital markets, financial regulation, financial disputes, funds, islamic finance and project finance. Records for most of these titles are already searchable in iDiscover, and the rest will be added as soon as they are available. This collection is available both on and off campus with a Raven login.
A selection of available titles are listed below:
Mann on the Legal Aspect of Money (7th edition)
McKnight, Paterson, & Zakrzewski on the Law of International Finance (2nd ed.)
Derham on the Law of Set-Off (4th edition)
Regulation of the EU Financial Markets: MiFID II and MiFIR
Bank Failure: Lessons from Lehman Brothers
Bank Resolution and Crisis Management: Law and Practice
If you have any feedback on this new collection then please contact the ebooks team at email@example.com.
New titles are regularly added to Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Online, the most recently published titles are listed below.
Evolution (2nd ed.)
European Union Law
Catholicism (2nd ed.)
Globalization (4th ed.)
This popular and accessible series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.
You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 525 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.
The most popular VSI title amongst University of Cambridge users in 2016, attracting 3,609 “hits” was Rousseau.
Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these will be loaded in early August.
Please contact the ebooks team on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.