Popular ebook titles, Lent Term 2017

medicine2      BLANCHARD MACRO.indd      kicking      Kurdish

There follows a list of owned ebooks, hosted on a variety of supplier platforms, which have been in demand over the Lent Term. They have all been upgraded to allow greater concurrent access, as a result of multiple turnaway notifications received by the ebooks@cambridge team.

Chang – Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspective

Orton – St. Gregory of Nyssa : anti-Apollinarian writings

Bengio – Kurdish Awakening : nation building in a fragmented homeland

Griffin – Satire : a critical reintroduction

Brown – Pass the PSA

Wright – Critical issues in peace and education

Hitchings – Top 100 drugs : clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing

Moffitt – The global rise of populism : performance, political style, and representation

Dierksheide – Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas

Brunson – Russian realisms: literature and painting, 1840–1890

Miller – The subject of Holocaust fiction

Landau – Collected papers of L. D. Landau

Ross – China in the era of Xi Jinping : domestic and foreign policy challenges

Blanchard – Macroeconomics (6th edition, Global edition)

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

holocaust      china      physics1      populism

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Popular ebrary/Ebook Central titles Michaelmas Term 2016

scripting-revolution      archaeopoetics      banal      bengal

There follows a list of owned ebrary or Ebook Central ebooks which have been in demand over the Michaelmas Term. They have all been upgraded to allow greater concurrent access, as a result of multiple turnaway notifications received by the ebooks@cambridge team.

al-Muwaylihi – What ‘Isa ibn Hisham Told Us: or, A Period of Time, Volume One  

Amrith – Crossing the Bay of Bengal: the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants

Baker – Scripting revolution: a historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions

Billig – Banal nationalism

Bloomfield – Archaeopoetics: word, image, history

Hann – Postsocialism: ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia

Hungerford – Making literature now 

Major – Architects of austerity: international finance and the politics of growth

Mead – Special providence: American foreign policy and how it changed the world

Musgrove – China’s contested capital: architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing

Tomlinson – A million years of music: the emergence of human modernity

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

special-providence      postsocialism      making-literature-now      million-years

Popular ebrary ebook titles in 2015-16

The University Library buys many 1-user ebooks on the ebrary platform, their selection is based wholly on user demand. During the academic year 2015-16 1,121 ebooks were triggered for purchase in this way and most of them cater for users needs sufficiently with this 1 concurrent user model. But the ebooks@cambridge team receives regular (sometimes daily) turnaway notifications each time one of the ebrary ebooks denies access to a user or multiple users. These reports help us to discover which ebooks are in demand, and this allows the ebooks team to make sensible choices regarding ‘upgrading’ the popular titles so that they can be used by multiple concurrent users; this can also help relieve the pressure on printed copies. Last academic year this upgrading happened 31 times (thanks to ebooks@cambridge funds), and a list of these popular titles can be found below…

Thorley – Athenian democracy (2nd ed.)

Gillingham – Dictablanda : politics, work, and culture in Mexico, 1938-1968

dictablanda             perception              animal

Therborn – Killing fields of inequality

Bruce – Visual perception : physiology, psychology, & ecology (4th ed.)

Harley – Psychology of language : from data to theory (4th ed.)

Marx – Rethinking the western tradition : communist manifesto

Buss – Temperament : early developing personality traits

Pearce – Animal learning and cognition : an introduction (3rd ed.)

Keller – Identity, citizenship, and political conflict in Africa

Scrambler – Contemporary theorists for medical sociology

Feldman –  Law in politics, politics in law

Ryan – Picturing empire : photography and the visualization of the British Empire

John – Handbook of personality : theory and research (3rd ed.)

Lounsberry – Becoming Virginia Woolf : her early diaries and the diaries she read

Pickles – An introduction to the physiology of hearing

Abu-Lughod – Do Muslim women need saving?

Faucher-King – The New Labour experiment : change and reform under Blair and Brown

Hertog – Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia

Noel – Reason of state, propoganda, and the Thirty Years’ War : an unknown translation by Thomas Hobbes

Nielsen – What I say : innovative poetry by Black writers in America

virginia                   hearing                   handbook

Ogden – Handbook of China’s governance and domestic politics

Siegert – Cultural techniques : grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real

Morten – Poor numbers : how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it 

Mourlon-Druol – A Europe made of money : the emergence of the European Monetary System 

Rawls – Lectures on the history of political philosophy

Speaight – Architect’s legal handbook (9th ed.)

Cust – Conflict in early Stuart England : studies in religion and politics, 1603 – 1642

Shattuck – Episcopalians and race : civil war to civil rights

Young – Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II 

Fahmy – Ordinary Egyptians : creating the modern nation through popular culture

Simonton – A history of European women’s work : 1700 to the present 

money                 alien                  conflict

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

From this term onwards the ebooks team will post a regular termly blog post highlighting recently ‘upgraded’ popular ebrary titles; we hope that this information proves useful to College, Faculty and Departmental librarians.

New platform for ebrary ebooks

Searching ebrary has remained the same, but the way in which ebooks are viewed has had a facelift.

From the homepage, you can search or browse by topic. Only titles we own are displayed.

Once you have selected the title you would like to read you will be shown how many pages are available to copy and download. The number of pages will differ per book.

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When viewing a title in the browser you can highlight and annotate text. That title will then appear when you click on the ‘Bookshelf’ tab, with a list of all the notes you have added. You can sort these titles into folders which can then be exported to EndNote, Citavi or RefWorks. You will need to be logged into Raven to use this functionality.

To download pages as a PDF to keep you will need to click on the image of a printer on the bar above the page view text, this will print your pages to PDF.

You can also download a complete title for 7 or 14 days (depending on the book) using Adobe Digital Editions. In order to download this software click on ‘Download’, you will then be prompted to download Adobe Digital Editions before being able to download the book. Then, next time you click download when in a title it will automatically open using this software. A limited number of titles do not allow downloading in this way.

You can return a downloaded title early in Adobe Digital Editions by right clicking on the book cover. This means a copy is now available for someone else to use.

ebrary functionality If you are visually impaired, ebrary titles can be used with a screen reader. Please contact ebooks@cambridge on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk for help with this.

Halloweeebooks!

Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt on Flickr

Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt on Flickr

You can scare yourself with ebooks if you want to this Halloween, who needs Jamie Lee Curtis or Freddy Krueger when you’ve got the following titles at the click of a mouse?

All titles are available in LibrarySearch because we are trialling the ‘Academic Complete’ collection on the ebrary ebooks platform. Click on the book covers to link directly through to the full text.

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Tales of ghosts_Hawker

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Don’t have nightmares…

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Photo credit: Professor Bop on Flickr

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.

ebrary reader screen

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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