New Elsevier medical e-textbooks


Ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that there are 7 new medical e-textbooks available on the Elsevier eLibrary platform.

Chest X-Ray Made Easy (4th ed.)

Clinical Chemistry Made Easy

Clinical Orthopaedic Examination (6th ed.)

Clinical Surgery (3rd edition)

Davidson’s 100 Clinical Cases (2nd ed.)

McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy (7th ed.)

Neurology (3rd ed.)

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These new e-etextbooks join other firm favourites which are available for students studying medicine, these include;

Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd ed.)

Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine (9th ed.)

Mims’ Medical Microbiology (5th ed.)

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (8th ed.)

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed.)

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These medical e-textbooks can be read online and downloaded for offline consultation for 7 days at a time. For downloading you will need to install a plugin called iPublishCentral Reader and Adobe Air if using a PC or a Mac, further information about this can be found here.

The ebooks can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

If you have any queries about or feedback on the Elsevier medical e-textbooks then please email Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at


New look platform for Elsevier eLibrary

The Elsevier eLibrary hosts 12 popular titles for the school of Clinical Medicine.

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The eLibrary site has been redesigned for easier navigation and functionality across a range of devices. On entering the site you will see your Bookshelf displaying all 12 titles that are available to members of the University of Cambridge (the 15 books that are currently listed include old and new editions of Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine, Macleod’s clinical examination and Robbins & Cotran pathologic basis of disease).

When you read one of the e-textbooks online you will have the option thighlighter elsevierprinter elseviero  print using the printer icon on the right hand side of the screen. On the left hand side of the screen the highlighter icon (‘Text selection’ function) allows you to highlight text on screen (that can be saved to your account if you have one set up) or to copy and paste text.

These e-textbooks are downloadable by clicking ‘Read Offline’ next to each title, you will need to manually download iPublishCentral Reader for PC/Desktop.ipub

When you have downloaded iPublishCentral Reader, or if you already have it installed, you can just click on the green download arrow to add one of the e-textbooks to your bookshelf.

The downloads will be available to you for 7 days.

Elsevier e-textbooks can be accessed and read on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. On iPads both Safari and Chrome web browsers seem to display the titles well.

For further details please see this leaflet published by Elsevier.



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:


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

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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New Medical e-textbooks

medical jacketsThe 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)

Dermatology (Gawkrodger)

You can find available print copies of these titles in Cambridge University and College libraries by searching LibrarySearch or in Newton.

iPadAccess 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 or comment on this post.