Launching Cambridge Core

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Cambridge Core is the new academic platform from Cambridge University Press. It replaces Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), Cambridge Books Online (CBO), Cambridge Histories Online (CHO), Cambridge Companions Online (CCO), Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO) and all partner press ebook content currently hosted on University Publishing Online (UPO) and combines content from them all.

Cambridge Core goes live at midnight on Sunday September 4th; from that point the links in our LibrarySearch records will lead you directly to the full text content on the new platform.

Cambridge Core offers faster and more accurate search capabilities, including extensive facetted searching, UK English and US search terms, title matching to prioritise results, and a search within functionality. The Cambridge Core Reader provides the reading experience of PDF, while maintaining HTML functionality.There is a collapsible side panel for navigation, access to contextualised tables, figures and charts, improved linking to support multimedia content, and improved links to references.

Cambridge Core uses RefME, providing over 7,500 citation styles for you to choose from. You can save searches and content to your bookmarks, for accessing anytime. You can select multiple items of content and perform an action, either downloading as a zipped PDF file, export citations, or save to bookmarks. You can save and send content to Dopbox, Google Drive or your Kindle. Chapter abstracts are being created to help you find specific content in a particular book or subject area.

An example of an ebook is shown in the screenshot below, click on the image below for a more detailed view.

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If you scroll down the screen within an ebook or ejournal issue you will see the choices you have for viewing, downloading, or citing the content on the left-hand side of the page. Click on the image below for a more detailed view.

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Icons

acces icon = full-text content

open access icon = Open Access content

get access = unowned content

There will be further information on Cambridge Core published on this blog in due course.

 

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Science and Engineering coursebooks from CUP

All the coursebooks in the following 5 subjects are now accessible for University of Cambridge staff and students on Cambridge Books Online and its companion platform University Publishing Online.

Astronomy

Chemistry

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Physics

Statistics and Probability

These coursebooks complement the available Cambridge University Press monographs across all subjects, and the Life Sciences coursebooks which were added back in December 2014.

Physics1The titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven username and password).

As new titles are published they will also be made available. Access to these collections will remain until the end of June 2015 in the first instance.

 

Please let us know what you think about CUP ebooks by emailing the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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CUP Life Sciences coursebooks now available

All the Life Sciences coursebook titles on Cambridge Books Online (CBO) and its companion platform University Publishing Online (UPO) are now accessible for University of Cambridge staff and students. This complements the access already available to all CUP monographs on CBO and UPO. Ecology

The titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven username and password).

As new titles are published to the Life Sciences coursebooks collection they will also be added. Titles relevant for subjects including Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, and Psychology are also included in this collection.

Access to this collection will remain until the end of June 2015 in the first instance.

Please send any comments and queries to the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Thousands of Cambridge University Press monographs on trial

UPO1The ebooks@cambridge Service and the University Library have arranged a trial which opens up access to all Cambridge University Press monograph titles on their University Publishing Online ebooks platform.

Along with all their Cambridge Books Online (CBO) monograph content UPO hosts hundreds of titles from their partner presses too. These are: Acumen Publishing, Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Foundation Books, Liverpool University Press, Mathematical Association of America, Royal Economic Society and The University of Adelaide Press.

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The UPO platform looks and feels very similar to CBO, and works in much the same way. You can browse for titles by subject or search for known items or by keyword in the search box near the top right-hand corner of the home page. There is also an advanced search option which allows you to search only for accessible content or to refine by publisher if you want to.

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You can open or download chapters as PDFs as you can with all the ebooks owned on the CBO platform.

In total 13,955 new monograph titles have been activated for Cambridge University users on UPO and the catalogue records for all these new titles are being loaded over the next few days. These will be searchable in LibrarySearch and available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login).

This enhanced access arrangement is live now, starting as a month’s trial with the intention that access to all new content will remain until the end of April 2014 in the first instance.

IMPORTANT: this new content does not include access to unowned DRM-restricted titles; please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk if you would like to recommend titles that appear on UPO or CBO but are not accessible. All accessible titles are marked with a  green p

Please note: access to exactly the same CBO content is available from the Cambridge Books Online platform, but this does not include the extra titles from the partner presses.

Please let the ebooks team know what you think about the UPO platform and the extra content now available, we would really welcome your feedback.

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New sites for Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey

The sites for Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey Online will be updated on 31st January 2013. Following customer feedback, the new sites have a clearer look and improved functionality.

Preview of new Cambridge Companions Online

Preview of new Cambridge Companions Online

New and improved features include:

  • A clearer ‘My Companions’, ‘My Histories’ or ‘My Shakespeare’ personalisation area with the ability to save searches, bookmarks and notes, and create workgroups
  • Improved search results – results can now be viewed as chapters or as books
  • Bookmark and share tools including Facebook, Del.icio.us
  • New content will now be published monthly, as available
  • Ability to sign up for RSS or email alerts for new titles
  • Latest titles are featured on a carousel at the bottom of the homepage
Latest titles carousel

Latest titles carousel

All URLs and DOIs including at title and chapter level will be redirected by CUP from 31st January so libraries do not need to change any links in MARC records or reading lists, and any links that students have saved will still work.

For further information see the FAQs put together by CUP.

You can preview the new-look sites in beta version from the links below:

universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/companions

universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/histories

universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/shakespeare

Cambridge Books Online is also due a site redesign on 31st January, with improved user interface including a featured titles display. The redesigned site will look more like the new Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and Shakespeare Survey Online sites.