EBSCO ebook downloading

EBSCO have introduced a new download feature to the University of Cambridge’s owned titles on EBSCOhost.

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Now, when you visit the EBSCOhost website from the ebook collection tab on the ebooks@cambridge webpages or click on a link to an EBSCO title listed in LibrarySearch, you will see an icon on the left hand side of the screen that offers a full text download of our ebooks.

EBSCO downloadThe ebooks can be downloaded for a period of 3 to 7 days. You will be able to choose to download the ebook for fewer days than the total allowed – which will free it them up faster for other people on your course.

One copy of each book will always be available to view online only. The online only copies will be available to view by one person at a time and will not display the download icon.

Do you want to try downloading an EBSCO ebook? Maybe one of these titles will interest you, they were the most used EBSCO ebooks of 2014:

Companion Encyclopedia of AnthropologyProtestant Ethic and the Spirit of CapitalismPsychology of Language

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Pearson ebooks on Dawsonera can no longer be downloaded

Dawsonera have informed the ebooks team that Pearson have altered their digital rights on all of their ebooks. As a result, from today, January 12th 2015, Pearson content is no longer available to download, and our users can only access their content online. This change includes Pearson titles that the library has already purchased as well as all future purchases of Pearson ebook titles from Dawsonera.

Please note that users can still access Pearson content via the read online functionality and users can still print and copy within the read online mode. There are currently 83 Pearson published Dawsonera ebooks in the universities’ ebooks collection.

Please see below for what users will now see when accessing Pearson ebooks on Dawsonera. The inability to download should be clearly indicated in red and the downloading icon is absent.

advanced microeconomic theory dawsonera pearsonThe ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group have clearly expressed their concerns about this retrograde step to Dawsonera and this in turn will be fed back to Pearson by the suppliers.

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

Elsevier Medical ETextbooks are now downloadable!

Are you a medic?

Did you know that the 12 titles we own on Elsevier ETextbooks are now downloadable?

From the Elsevier ETextbooks Bookshelf you can see that the download option is now available under online reading:

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Each title can be downloaded for 48 hours, using the iPublishCentral Reader:elsevier4

Click here for more detailed instructions about downloading this. If you have any problems don’t hesitate to email us on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

Also, don’t forget which titles we have…

  • Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 21st Edition
  • Essential Surgery, 4th Edition
  • Gray’s Anatomy for Students, 2nd Edition
  • Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 4th Edition
  • Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 8th Edition
  • Macleod’s Clinical Examination, 13th Edition
  • Mims’ Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition
  • Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology, 7th Edition
  • Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology, 12th Edition
  • Underwood’s Pathology, 6th Edition
  • Wheater’s Basic Pathology, 5th Edition

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Ebrary’s “Academic Complete” trial has ended

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THE TRIAL HAS NOW ENDED!! Thank you for your feedback.

The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group and the University Library have arranged a free trial to “Academic Complete”, a large collection of over 87,411 titles from over 600 publishers, hosted on the ebrary ebook platform.

These ebooks allow unlimited user access, cover a wide range of subject areas and are searchable in LibrarySearch, in addition to being available to browse directly on the ebrary platform. Cambridge University users can access the ebooks on and off campus (with a Raven username and password) and can also download up to 10 entire titles at a time onto a chosen device for 14 day loans. You will need the free Adobe Digital Editions software to download whole ebooks, but this process will not work with Kindles. (Downloading to an iPad has been tested by the ebooks team and proved painless – let us know if your experience with other mobile devices differs.)

Please note, if you are on campus and want to download a title, add a book to your bookshelf, or make annotations, then you will need to sign in with your Raven details. The ‘Sign In’ link is located in the top right-hand corner.

An example of the QuickView Reader screen is shown below; there is online help available and also links to a Quick Start guide and a training video. For the purposes of this trial only the QuickView Reader is accessible. You can download an ebrary app for Android, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and download ebooks to multiple devices.

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Click on the image to view in more detail

This is the first time we have used the ebrary ebooks platform so please do let us know what you think about its usability and downloading functionality, together with your comments about content coverage and any other relevant feedback. Please email Jayne and Rachel on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with your thoughts.

The trial has now ended.

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dawsonera downloading arrives

dawsonera downloadingAfter a bit of a wait, dawsonera ebooks can now be downloaded to Android and Apple (iOS) mobile devices, including tablets, Smart phones, iPads and iPhones. Users will be asked to choose from 1 or 2 day downloads. Downloading to Mac computers has also been enabled.

Each of our dawsonera ebooks are available as either PDFs or as EPUB files, this depends on the publishers. Instructions for downloading these two file types are different and detailed in the online help guides available from this User Guide webpage.

Click on either Downloading ebooks to an Android device or on Downloading ebooks to iOS for step-by-step instructions. You will need to have registered for an Adobe ID if you haven’t got one already, you can do this from here. You will also need to ensure you have the Bluefire Reader App downloaded onto your device (for reading EPUB files) and the Adobe Reader App (for downloading PDF files).

You can still download dawsonera ebooks to a PC, laptop or memory stick and also to a Mac (although if the default PDF reader is Preview the ebooks won’t open, try installing and using Adobe Reader instead).

Click on this if you want to start downloading the whole ebookPlease let the ebooks@cambridge team know if you have any problems downloading dawsonera ebooks. We have had a go at downloading to an iPad2 and it worked for us but we understand there could be issues downloading to some Android mobile phones, we are monitoring this.

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