New Cambridge Companions published in 2017

New Cambridge Companions titles are regularly published on Cambridge Core. Records for 17 new titles have been added to iDiscover since last October; you can click on the title links or the covers below to access the full text. Titles due to be published over the summer are listed as ‘coming soon’.

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats

The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot

The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (2nd ed.)

The Cambridge Companion to Balzac

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Berlin

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

Coming soon: Erotic Literature

eliot    posthuman    graphic novel    poetry

Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music

Coming soon: Musical (3rd ed.)

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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Fichte

The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology

The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law

Coming soon: Chomsky (2nd ed.); Ancient Ethics; Religion and Terrorism; German Idealism (2nd ed.).

evil     judaism     philosophical    fichte

The Top Ten most accessed Cambridge Companions ebooks consulted by University of Cambridge registered users in 2016 (in order of popularity) were;

Greek Tragedy
Chaucer
Monteverdi
Medieval Romance
Roman Law
Medieval English Literature 1100-1500
Summa Theologiae
Modernist Poetry
Tocqueville
Greek Lyric

roman     medieval     tocqueville     monteverdi

Stahl Online

Stahl Online

The ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that we now have access to a new online resource to interest medical students and academics. Stahl Online is home to the complete set of reference works written or edited by leading psychopharmacologist, Dr Stephen M. Stahl, including Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology.

Stahl Online offers a database of psychopharmacological drugs with regularly updated content, including information on new drugs and dosage. The resource is illustrated with clear diagrams and evidence-based principles for the use of psychopharmacologic drugs to support postgraduate teaching.

Published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the Neuroscience Education Institute, Stahl Online hosts 14 key titles including those shown below. You can click on the covers to access the full content.

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  • Comprehensive, illustrated teaching and learning resources covering: antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilisers, ADHD, chronic pain, anxiety, stree, PTSD, substance abuse and violence
  • Fully searchable drug database, including information on side effects, dosing, special conditions, and food and drugs to be avoided
  • Downloadable figures and illustrations for use in teaching
  • Easy to navigate platform
  • Unlimited user concurrency

The following volumes are being added to the platform as they become available;

  • Stahl’s Illustrated Sleep and Wake Disorders
  • Stahl’s Self-Assessment Examination in Psychiatry, 2nd edition
  • Violence in Psychiatry
  • Case Studies, Volume 2
  • Stahl’s Illustrated Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

The titles are searchable in iDiscover and are available to access on and off campus (with a Raven login).

If you have any comments about this ebook collection, please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

Cambridge Core – highlights from ebooks@cambridge

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Three weeks since the launch of Cambridge Core, and with the start of term fast approaching, it seems to be a good moment to share some of the key ebook features (and perhaps the odd quirk) of the new platform. Think of it as a crash course in Core.

(By the way, for more about the ejournals side of Core, see this recent blog post from ejournals@cambridge).

Coverage

Cambridge Core has replaced six separate CUP academic websites – 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) – with one single platform. It is now possible to search all of the publications from these websites and collections at once. Most notably, users can now search for journal and ebook content from CUP at the same time.

Accessing Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core can be accessed in the usual ways: via the ebooks Collections page, via individual item records in iDiscover (links to the old CBO, CHO, CCO, SSO and UPO websites will redirect seamlessly), or from here.

Access is available to members of the University on campus and off campus via Raven.

Browsing ebooks

Browsing ebooks has been made very simple. If you wish to explore what is available in Music (for example), choose Browse Subjects > Music.

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The screen is then split into Explore journals, Explore books, New titles and Music book series:

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Searching for ebooks

Searching is intuitive. The autocomplete feature on the search box suggests possible book title matches as you type, which is extremely useful if you are trying to find a specific ebook:

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There is no advanced search, but there are plenty of refine options once you have run a search. Content type (= book) is the most obvious one for ebook searches, but you can also filter by series, collection and date:

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To search within a book, display the book or one of its chapters or sections and you will see a ‘Search in this book’ box:

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Your search will be performed across the whole book and not just the chapter or section being displayed.

Interpreting results

If your search is fairly broad, your results are likely to include journal articles as well as book chapters and whole books. You can see at a glance what type of resource each result comes from thanks to the purple descriptor (‘article’, ‘chapter’ or ‘book’). With chapters and articles, you can also clearly see which book or journal the result comes from:

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You can also see straight away whether Cambridge University has access to an item via the green Access descriptor (this descriptor is for info only – it isn’t clickable):

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Many results have an expandable ‘View extract/abstract/description’ option which will help you decide whether the item is of interest:

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Working with books and chapters

It is very easy to read and download ebooks on Cambridge Core. From a results list or table of contents, you can either click through directly to a pdf:

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or select single or multiple items to view online, download to pdf or send to Kindle, Dropbox or Google Drive:

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Note that if you choose to download or view multiple items (e.g. several chapters from an ebook), these will open/save as separate documents; they won’t merge into a single document.

In addition to downloading content, you can export citations in numerous formats (including Harvard) to RefME, Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, BibTeX or Word

Personal accounts on Cambridge Core

In order to save selected items or searches to bookmarks you will need a personal account. This can easily be set up the first time you add a bookmark.

If you previously had a personal account on Cambridge Books Online or Cambridge Journals Online, you will need to reset your password for Core. Follow the link to reset your password after clicking Login.

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Quirks

Here’s something to be aware of when accessing ebooks that are divided into parts (e.g. Part I, Part II etc.) as well as chapters, such as this one:

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If you tick the box next to a part title (e.g. Part 1 – Law Beyond the State(s) in the above example) and view or download it, or download the part pdf directly, you will get a  more or less blank document and NOT all of the chapter content within the part. To avoid this, check or download the individual chapters that you require.

Final words

As term gets under way and usage increases on Cambridge Core, we will no doubt discover new features to report on, so watch this space. If you or your users experience any problems (or you’d like to share a useful trick), please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will happily investigate further.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Cambridge Law Reports

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Following a successful free trial during the Lent Term the University Library and ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that access to Cambridge Law Reports (CLR) is now available. CLR offers access to both the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports and the International Law Reports (ILR). There are extensive search options and a browse feature which allow users to find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge’s name, court or year of case.

The ICSID reports provides the only comprehensive collection of the decisions of tribunals and committees established under the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, a key contribution to the jurisprudence on international investment. The series also includes arbitration in relation to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The ILR is the only publication devoted to systematic reporting (in English) of full decisions from international courts and arbitrators, as well as judgments of national courts, from 1919 to the present.

Records for the ICSID and ILR reports will be searchable in LibrarySearch very soon, and access to the CLR platform can be found from here.

Access to these reports is available with unlimited concurrent access and both on and off campus (with a Raven login).

Please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or feedback on this resource.

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New Cambridge Companions available online (& the most popular CC titles in 2014)

New titles are added to the Cambridge Companions Online platform every month, as they are published.

Records for 14 new Companions published since December have just been added to LibrarySearch and they are…

Lighthousefairy tales     modern gothic     roman law

The Top Ten most read Cambridge Companions ebooks consulted by University of Cambridge registered users in 2014 (in order of popularity) were

The Cambridge Companions to

  1. Greek Tragedy
  2. Chaucer
  3. Medieval English Literature 1100-1500
  4. Ovid
  5. Puritanism
  6. Beckett
  7. Milton
  8. Renaissance Humanism
  9. Zola
  10. Spenser

beckett greek tragedy      medieval     humanism

 

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.

Astronomy    Earth        Physics

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.

learning sciencesmolecularevolving animalsevolutionary

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.

JK