Manchester Medieval Sources Online

mmso-book-coversThanks to the Seeley Historical Library, the Connell Fund and the ebooks@cambridge Service, the Manchester Medieval Sources Online collection is now available for Cambridge University registered users. This series has been in existence for over 20 years and is an authoritative publication for expert translation of medieval primary sources that would otherwise be inaccessible to students and scholars alike.

mmso-picThis collection provides translations of key sources that are directly usable in student’s own work, with full, accessible contextual introductions and helpful annotations throughout. From the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasion, these books provide texts central to medieval studies courses and focuses on the diverse cultural and social, as well as political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of medieval society.

There are currently 32 titles in the series, and these will be updated with 2 new publications annually. This series is very useful for teaching and for research, in the case of translated chronicles and particularly the ‘selected texts,’ which typically provide an accessible ‘slice’ through a variety of unpublished archival material. The series is edited by Dr Rosemary Horrox (University of Cambridge) and Professor Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews) and has had other editorial contributions from other Cambridge faculty.

The records for the MMSO titles will appear in iDiscover in early December. In the meantime you may access the collection both on and off campus from here or from the link on the ebooks@cambridge collections web page. If you have any questions or feedback on this ebook collection please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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New ebook titles – June 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during June. 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.

Chemistry1   Education1  Education2    Education3Engineering1  HPS1  HPS2  Business1       Italian1  Italian2  Italian3  Law1    Medicine1  MML1  SPS1  SPS2  SPS3  HPS3  SPS5  Education4    Education5  Education6  Education7  MML2    SPS6  Education8HPS4    Italian4  Italian5   Education9  Education10  Education11     Education12  Italian6  SPS8  Education13  HPS5    Engineering2  Sustainability2Sustainability1  SPS10  SPS11  SPS12  SPS13

New ebook titles – May 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during May. 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.

Biology1    Business1Classics1    Classics2Education1  9780470888438_cover.indd  Engineering1Engineering2       Engineering3  English1  Italian1Law1  Materials1    Medicine1  MML1  MML2MML3  SPS1  SPS2  SPS3  SPS4    SPS5  Philosophy1  7393_cover  HPS1    Italian2  Education3Education4    Engineering4  SPS6   SPS7  SPS8  Geography1     SPS9  HPS2  HPS3  Medicine2  Education5    Education6  8080_coverChemistry1  Chemistry2  Chemistry3  HPS4

MyBook from Brill: affordable print-on-demand paperbacks

Brill MyBook iconBrill’s new MyBook program, available on the BrillOnline Books and Journals platform, enables Cambridge-registered users to purchase an affordable print-on-demand paperback copy of any book purchased as an ebook by the University, for their personal use.

MyBook has a fixed price of €25.00 / $25.00 per copy, and is printed in black and white. Brill will ship your copy free of charge, though VAT will be added where applicable.

Further information about the MyBook program is available here. Eligible titles (i.e. ebooks purchased by the University) can be found on BrillOnline and will display a MyBook purchase button. Brill ebooks are also listed in LibrarySearch.

 

Henry Sidgwick: complete works and selected correspondance

220px-Henry_SidgwickWe are pleased to announce that ebooks@cambridge and the Casimir Lewy (Philosophy) Library have purchased access to The complete works and selected correspondance of Henry Sidgwick through the Intelex Past Masters platform.

The online collection contains the complete published works of Henry Sidgwick, including both the First and Seventh editions of The Methods of Ethics. Also included is a substantial body of correspondence, much of it previously unpublished, including the matched correspondence between Sidgwick and Henry Graham Dakyns, available in this collection for the first time in its entirety.

On and off-campus access to this collection is available here. Records for individual items in the collection will be available in LibrarySearch very soon.

New ebook titles – April 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during April. 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.

Bus1    Bus2bus3    education1Education2  Education3  Education4HPS1       HPS2  HPS3  HPS4HPS5  HPS6    italian1  italian2  italian3italian4  MML1  MML2  MML3  MML4    MML5  SAS1  SAS2  SAS3    SPS1  history1history2  classics1  classics2   Bus4  Kettell_Islamic_12:198 x 129 Pbk  Education5     Education6  HPS7  HPS8  MML6  MML7    Engineering1  Law1

Wageningen Academic Publishers ebook & ejournal collections on trial

Wag iconAbout Wageningen Academic Publishers

Being located in the midst of one of the world’s most famous food & agriculture research centres (Wageningen University and Research Centre) in the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers publish research in the Life Sciences.

Cambridge University users have free access to ebook and ejournal content from here, between the 18th April until Friday the 27th May.

e-book collections:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-book collections constitute a valuable resource for academic staff and students in the Life Sciences and related Social disciplines. The collections include monographs, handbooks and proceedings. They can be browsed in the following subject categories:

Please note, a small number of books displayed on the platform are not available as ebooks, these will show up on the platform with a white square icon.

The majority of titles will show with a green square icon and these are available, both from on and off campus for the duration of the trial.

e-journals:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-journal collection comprises five subscription based, peer reviewed scientific journals. With around 70% of the journal collection content being included in the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, this is a meaningful and relevant scientific collection for the interdisciplinary fields of AgriFood and Veterinary science.

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

World Mycotoxin Journal

Beneficial Microbes

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods

Comparative Exercise Physiology

Please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk, if you would like to send feedback on this trial.

Duke University Press: new ebooks for 2016

Laziness, cynicism and digressiveness promote academic creativity, or so argues Nick Salvato in his new book Obstruction, published last month by Duke University Press.

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Obstruction is just one of 25 ebooks published in 2016 that are available on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform to members of the University of Cambridge. Click on the covers below to view the full text of some of these titles in subjects including Asian Studies, Feminist Theory, Anthropology and Literary Studies:

 

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In addition to a growing collection of new titles, members of the University have access to 1250 titles published between 1964 and 2007 from the archive collection.

All available titles are listed on LibrarySearch and access is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the LibrarySearch records. If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password. Alternatively, you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.

If you have any comments or questions about this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team by emailing ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebook titles – March 2016

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during March. 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.

Archeology1    Education1Education2    English1English2  English3  English4Geography1       History1  Italian2  mml1978-3-658-08313-7_Cover_1.indd  physics1    physics2  Physics3  Physics4AMES1  Education3  Education4  Education5  English6    English7  English8  Education6  Education7    English9  English10English11  Geography2  Medicine1   Wen_Buying Beauty_PB-op  AMES3  AMES4     Education8  Italian5  Italian3  italian4  Engineering1    English13  English14

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.

Accessible titles are indicated with the unlocked padlock icon as shown. unlocked padlock

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.