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.

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New ebooks available in time for Easter 2015

Can you find and borrow all the books you need before you go home for the Easter vacation?

Frustrated that someone else beat you to that crucial book on your reading list?

Run out of space in your luggage?

5778932400_66bd670a6d_zAll might not be lost, why not have a look at LibrarySeaebook iconrch to see if we have it as an ebook? You can easily see ebooks in the LibrarySearch catalogue as they are identified by the following icon.

To view a guide on searching for ebooks please click here.

To access an ebook directly from LibrarySearch click on the text alongside the “online” part of the catalogue record, this will take you straight into the full-text of the ebook. You can do this from outside of the University campus as long as you know your Raven login. For ebooks on the Dawsonera platform you will need your Raven login on campus too.

We have just added 77 brand new ebooks to our collection, in:

Asian & Middle East Studies, Archaeology & Anthropology, Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Geography, History, History & Philosophy of Science, Linguistics, Maths, Music, and SPS.

You can browse our boards and link directly to some of these titles and more from the ebooks@cambridge Pinterest site.

For those studying English literature you may be interested in the 18 new titles purchased from Northcote’s ‘Writers and Their Works’ series but the English Faculty Library. New titles available include ‘Louis MacNiece and the poetry of the 1930s’ and ‘Revenge tragedy of the Renaissance’. Other titles purchased by the Library include:

Fairies in medieval romance Modernism Virginia Woolf

If Archaeology & Anthropology is more your thing then how about these?

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Here is a selection of the other titles now available:

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Science and TechEconomic geographies Mao

 image credit: ‘Heavy Load’ by lincolnlues on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/9NExgw

New Taylor & Francis eBooks platform

For some years ebooks@cambridge have subscribed to a collection of 250 Taylor & Francis ebooks, which since summer 2011 have been hosted on the MyiLibrary platform. During summer 2012 we reviewed this arrangement, in consultation with the ebooks Advisory Group and Faculty and Departmental librarians from Archaeology & Anthropology, Classics, Divinity, Education & Geography. This was done in the context that Taylor & Francis subscription costs were due to rise considerably in 2012 and some of the ebook titles in our collection were no longer attracting high usage. Taylor & Francis also launched their new ebooks platform this summer so we needed to make a decision as to where this collection of ebooks was going to be hosted and which titles should remain accessible.

Following extensive consultation, ebooks@cambridge have retained and purchased 62 of the most popular Taylor & Francis ebooks which are now available on the new Taylor & Francis eBooks platform. Subjects covered are Archaeology & Anthropology, Classics, Divinity, Education and Geography. These ebooks are not new to University of Cambridge users, but from Tuesday 1 January 2013 they will only be available on the Taylor & Francis eBooks platform. T&Ficon

All our current  250 Taylor & Francis subscription ebooks currently hosted on MyiLibrary will be removed from that platform at the end of the day on Monday 31st December 2012.

The ebooks@cambridge team will remove the 250 MARC records pointing to MyiLibrary from the erdb/LibrarySearch early in 2013, and 62 new MARC records containing links to the new Taylor & Francis eBooks platform will be loaded before Christmas 2012. A list of the 62 purchased titles can be found here.

A link to the Taylor & Francis eBooks platform is available on the ebooks@cambridge public collections web page, along with tips and hints on accessing the ebooks from off-campus and other useful access information.

Most of the ebooks are DRM-free and benefit from unlimited user concurrency, although 14 of them are DRM-protected; further details can be found on the ebooks@cambridge collections page.  All of the ebooks can currently be downloaded to a PC, Mac or laptop; further developments to enable downloading to mobile devices will be forthcoming and ebooks@cambridge is encouraging the publisher to prioritise these advances.

If you have any queries or comments about the new Taylor & Francis platform please email the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

JK