Ebooks & ejournals who lunch

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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!

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New Elsevier medical e-textbooks

Elsevier

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.)

COE   clinical surgery   caha   100

These new e-etextbooks join other 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.)

grays    rang    robbins

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 ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

Financial and Banking Law ebooks

 

moneyThe 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 ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Helpful advice on what to try when links in ebooks and ejournals won’t connect to the full text…

ejournals@cambridge

Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to libsta28.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048 was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart…

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New titles on Very Short Introductions Online

VSI

New titles are regularly added to Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Online, the most recently published titles are listed below.

Evolution (2nd ed.)

Branding

Multilingualism

Jewish History

European Union Law

Catholicism (2nd ed.)

Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Globalization (4th ed.)

Clinical Psychology

Organic Chemistry

Intellectual Property

Infinity

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.

Rousseau

Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these will be loaded in early August.

Voltaire    infinity    future    eugenics    dead sea    Euro union law

Please contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions.

Text & Data Mining LibGuide

ejournals@cambridge

We are keen to help the research process where we may be able to make a contribution towards facilitating text & data mining in the University.  To that end we offer a new LibGuide on text & data mining in the growing number of guides in the Cambridge Libraries’ family of LibGuides.

The aim of this guide is to make a start towards exposing the breadth of content (mostly library-subscribed) that may be of potential exploitation by Cambridge researchers wanting to use the techniques of text and data mining in their research.  The guide summarizes the main points in the Hargreaves exception and builds on and links out to professional bodies and information sources to provide librarians and University members with a beginner’s guide to first steps in TDM and considerations it is important to make.

The guide provides a means of contacting us to clear any issues that…

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Trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies

ejournals@cambridge

The University Library has arranged trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies: the Archives of Sexuality and Gender (Gale Cengage) and LTBT Life with Full Text (Ebsco).

Archives of Sexuality and Gender can be accessed from this link until 5 June 2017

Archives of Sexuality and Gender is an ongoing, growing series of archives comprising primary sources in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more.  To date only Part I has been released: “LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I”. This collection presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond and illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations…

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Historical Texts trial

ejournals@cambridge

Trial access is now enabled to the Historical Texts platform until 31 May 2017 via the following link:

http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/

Historical Texts brings together Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.

Via this platform is also included the UK Medical Heritage Library collection (UKMHL) which is Open Access and accessible here.

The main purpose of this trial is to review the appropriateness of the platform for Cambridge users.  An overview of the collections included in the platform can be foundhere.  Note that Cambridge currently has access to EEBO and ECCO on separate (publisher) platforms, but not to the British Library 19th Century collection.

You can contact the Historical Texts platform directly via email (historicaltexts@jisc.ac.uk) during the trial for any queries.

Please send your feedback on the trial to rarebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

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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.