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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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