The ebooks@cambridge team, in liaison with the Medical Library and the Colleges has reviewed the medical e-textbook collection we subscribe to on the Elsevier Elibrary platform. Most of the titles were proving popular and appearing near the very top of the usage charts but there were also a few titles that were considerably less frequently consulted. There were also more titles which we wanted to add to the collection.
There are now 12 titles in the Elsevier collection, all of them are the latest editions, all of them are searchable in LibrarySearch and they can be used off-campus with a Raven login. They are listed below:
Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine
Illustrated textbook of paediatrics
Kumar and Clarke’s clinical medicine
Macleod’s clinical examination
Rang & Dale’s pharmacology
Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease
Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology
Essential surgery (Burkitt) NEW
Gray’s anatomy for students NEW
Mims’ medical microbiology NEW
Underwood’s pathology NEW (formerly General and systematic pathology)
Wheater’s basic pathology NEW
Three titles have been removed from the ebooks collection, these are:
Clinical examination (Epstein)
Clinical pharmacology (Bennett)
You can find available print copies of these titles in Cambridge University and College libraries by searching LibrarySearch or in Newton.
Access on tablet devices
You should soon be able to read all of our Elsevier medical e-textbooks on mobile tablet devices such as iPads. At the moment 3 of the titles will not work as Elsevier are working on providing the necessary EPUB files (Essential surgery, Illustrated textbook of Paediatrics and Mims’ medical microbiology). The other 9 titles should be accessible on an iPad and they have been tested successfully using Safari and Chrome web browsers. You may find that the e-textbooks don’t work as well on other tablet devices such as the Galaxy Tab. You cannot download the e-textbooks onto iPads, PCs or any other device to use offline.
Any feedback on using Elsevier e-textbooks on tablets would be appreciated by the ebooks@cambridge team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post.