Biomedical & Life Sciences ebooks and a free lunch

springerThe Moore Library are investing in a 6 month evidence based scheme which will open up access to Springer Nature Biomedical & Life Sciences ebooks published between 2015-2017 inclusive. This collection will be switched on from early August and will be available on the SpringerLink platform until the end of December, after which time the most popular titles will be purchased in perpetuity.

To promote the collection launch, staff from Springer Nature are running a training session combined with a free lunch at the Moore Library in their ‘Glass Room’ on Friday 28th July.

Agenda:

12.30 – 13.00 Springer Nature eBooks at the University of Cambridgepresented by Renee Reagon, Senior Licensing Manager

13.00 – 13.30 Springer Nature ebook Metrics and what they say about the University of Cambridge’s usage and researcher activitypresented by Matt Peck, Account Development Manager UK & Ireland

13.30 – 14.00 Q&A and Discoverability and marketing of Springer eBookspresented by David Corbett

This session will be of particular interest to University of Cambridge Science librarians and academics/researchers, but will also be of general interest to other Faculty or College librarians. Please let Yvonne Nobis (yn235@hermes.cam.ac.uk) know if you are interested in attending all or part of the session.

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Science, Technology and Medical ebooks now on De Gruyter Online

The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce, that in addition to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences titles already available to Cambridge users on De Gruyter Online, we now have access to ebooks in the following branches of the Sciences:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics

De Gruyter Online science collections also includes titles published by its partner presses, such as Harvard University Press, Birkhäuser, Böhlau, and Transcript Verlag.

Here is a very small selection of STM titles:

  Nanodispersions  Malignant Lymphomas  Atmospheric Acoustics Climate change  Hydrochemistry  Offshore sea life  Tensors

Records are available in LibrarySearch and you can search for and access all De Gruyter Online titles via the De Gruyter Online platform (requires a Raven login off-campus). All of these titles are DRM free and allow unlimited concurrent access. You can download, print or save chapter PDFs and in some cases download the whole title in ePub.

If you have any queries or comments about De Gruyter ebooks please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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.

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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