109 new ebooks available from Routledge Handbooks Online

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The ebooks@cambridge team is pleased to announce that 109 new handbooks are now available to Cambridge University members via Routledge Handbooks Online. These new titles have been selected by Faculty and Departmental librarians from the 2015 and 2016 collections and cover a wide range of subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology & Classics, Asian Studies, Business, Communication, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Geography, History, Literature, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and South Asian Studies.

94 of the new titles have been funded by the Connell Fund, which was also used for our recent acquisition of new ebook collections from Bloomsbury Collections, about which we posted recently. Below is a selection of these titles. Click on the covers to access the ebooks via authenticated links. You can see a  complete list of these 94 new titles by downloading RHO title selection Connell 2016-17.

Sociology1  Arch1  Business1  Education1  Sustain1  Geog1  Hist1  MiddleEast1  Phil1  Politics1  Religion1  Geog2

15 of the new titles have been funded by the South Asian Studies Library. Again, here is a selection with links (and the full list can be downloaded here: RHO Asian Studies):

Asian1  SAS1  SAS2  Asian2

About Routledge Handbooks

Routledge Handbooks bring together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today. The online versions are available DRM-free, as HTML and pdf files, and are fully searchable thanks to the platform’s search tools and rich meta-data, including abstracts for each chapter.

Access to Routledge Handbooks Online

The Routledge Handbooks Online platform can be accessed on and off-campus here. Records for the new and existing individual handbooks will be listed within iDiscover within the next few days.

Need help?

As ever, please send your comments or queries about this platform or any other aspect of ebook provision to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

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New ebook collections now available from Bloomsbury

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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:

Duchy of Warsaw  Britain in the Middle East  atonement  eucharist  logic-of-the-digital  soviet-street  birth-of-the-english  desire-in-ashes

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.

innovations  enforcing-pollution-control  judging-europes-judges  constitution-of-japan  relocation-disputes  art-copyright  democtractic-aspects  law-policy-reproductive

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 ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – February 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during February. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

ames1   anthropology1  arch1  business1  classics1  economics1  education1  engineering1  english1  geography1  hps1    italian1  law1  linguistics1  medicine1  mml1  physics1  politics1  sociology1    sas1  vet1  ames2  anthropology2    arch2  economics2education2   engineering2  geography2  italian2     law2  physics2  politics2   medicine2  geography3  english2  business2

New ebooks – January 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during January. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

ames1   anth1  business1  education1  english1  hps1  italian1  law1  mml1  history1  land1    matsoc1  medicine1  sociology1  ames2  anth2  business2  education2  english2    hps2  italian2  land2  matsoc2    medicine2  mml2sociology2   economics1  Research, Reference Service, and Resources for the Study of Afri  Adobe Photoshop PDF     sociology5  mml3  land3   english3  education3  anthropology3  hps3

New ebook titles – October 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during October. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

ames1   divinity1  education1  education2  english1  geography1  history1  hps1  hps2  linguistics1  matsci1    maths1  mml1  mml2  unknown1  history2  medicine1  mml3  classics1    engineering1  anthropology1  music1  philosophy1    sps1  sps2ames2   ames3  business1  education3     education4  engineering2  english2   hps3  italian1  law1  matsci2

Bloomsbury ebooks – purchased collections

Bloomsbury logoFollowing a recent trial of the Bloomsbury Collections online platform, the ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that with thanks to the Connell Fund, Cambridge staff and students now have access to 11 ebook collections containing over 400 titles.

Bloomsbury Collections hosts scholarly books from their Academic division, spanning the humanities and social sciences. The benefits of using ebooks on this platform include:

  • Instant access to 100s of key works, easily navigable by research topic
  • Cite, share and personalize content
  • Search full text of titles; filter by date, series or subject
  • Browse by subject
  • Find the most relevant book chapters quickly and intuitively
  • Hyperlinks: find works in the same subject or by the same author; link between text and endnotes or bibliography
  • Download and print chapter PDFs without DRM restriction
  • Use on your tablet or smartphone

The immediately available collections are:

Ancient History Archive 1983-2012
Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012
Anthropology 2014
Anthropology 2015
Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012
Film & Media Studies 2014
Film & Media Studies 2015
History 2015
Literary Studies 2015

Anthropology 2016 and Theology 2016 collections are now live on the site, and will be searchable in Librarysearch very soon.

All of these activated titles (except for Anthropology 2016 & Theology 2016 – coming soon!) are searchable in LibrarySearch, and registered users can access these ebooks both on and off campus, with a Raven login.

Accessible titles are indicated with the unlocked padlock icon as shown. unlocked padlock

Some popular titles during the trial were…

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Please contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or comments.

 

Open Book Publishers are “changing the nature of the traditional academic book”

OBP1Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge.There are currently 67 published and 18 forthcoming titles spanning subjects including  Anthropology, Archaeology & Religion, Digital Humanities, Economics, Politics & Sociology, Law, Literature & Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Women & Gender Studies. To see a full list of published monographs and if you want to find out more about the vision behind OBP, their website is available from here and an interactive electronic version of their Winter 2016 catalogue can be found here. You can click straight into the full-text of the ebook version from within this catalogue.

OBP’s academic monographs are published in hardback, paperback, PDF and ebook editions, and they also include a free online edition that can be read online via the OBP website, and embedded anywhere. OBP titles are free to share and re-use, through Creative Commons licences.

OBP are challenging the standard “reproduced” ebook format by creating interactive ebooks, incorporating moving images, links and sound into the text. Their more traditional titles are complemented with freely available digital resources, including extra chapters, reviews, links and image galleries. These resources can be found alongside the relevant ebook on their website.

To read the ebooks directly from the website click on Read the PDF or Read the HTML buttons on the front page of each book title. To download a PDF, epub or mobi version of a title, just click on the relevant download button, as shown in the sceenshot below.

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OBP ebooks can be found in LibrarySearch, and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the world, no Raven login required.

Cambridge University Library is a member of the OBP Library Members Scheme.

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cultural       oral       advanced       digital

 

New ebooks titles – September 2015

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Africa Rising  It looks worse  sex and salvation  signifying  Developmental science  agressio nagainst  Chaucer an Plutarch  Intolerant bodies  Citizenship and global  novel aspects  Collective action in the  Article 31(3)   Foundations of Buddhism  Absolutism in central Age of reformation  Knight at the movies    Nasser   Economic development  Genealogy of a gene  Recombinant university  Mikhail Bakhtin  microscope image processing Bet  Nurturing natures  Writing the new ethnography  Inhuman bondage  Strategic management  Sensatio and perseption  Wake u little Susie  Between borders  Child at school  Ruling America   Ashgate - early modern England Drawing the global  ECG made  accident and emergency  Introductio nto complex analysis pieces of the musical  friendships in childhood  Visul cultures of secrecy   Basil Berstein  Contesting colonial  Physicist and philosopher  chaos and love

New ebook titles – August 2015

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during August. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge.

Click on the cover image to access the titles via our authenticated links.

african sexualities  struggles  city futures  ethical soundscape

good strategy  classical sculpture  creationism and its critics  war and society  killing consensus  doing your reclaiming  register social and emotional hoarding  vital memory among empires  violence over the land  leviathan international law  from Jim Crow blues music  segregating  socialising  failed statebuilding  getting by  illicit flows  looting africa  statebuilding NATO Ain't no black northeast asia  Chinese circulations