New titles on Very Short Introductions Online

VSI

New titles are regularly added to Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Online, the most recently published titles are listed below.

Evolution (2nd ed.)

Branding

Multilingualism

Jewish History

European Union Law

Catholicism (2nd ed.)

Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Globalization (4th ed.)

Clinical Psychology

Organic Chemistry

Intellectual Property

Infinity

This popular and accessible series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.

You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 525 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.

The most popular VSI title amongst University of Cambridge users in 2016, attracting 3,609 “hits” was Rousseau.

Rousseau

Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these will be loaded in early August.

Voltaire    infinity    future    eugenics    dead sea    Euro union law

Please contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions.

2016 collections added to Oxford Handbooks Online

The University Library has purchased 2016 Oxford Handbooks Online in the following subjects:

  • Archaeology
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion

OHO

These new subject collections complement and update our existing OHO collections, where monthly updates introduce articles in advance of print publication and beyond the book. Online access to OHO ensures that University of Cambridge registered users receive the most current, and authoritative coverage.

Please click on the book covers below to access some of OHO’s most recently added content.

Names and naming  Italian PoliticsHistorical InstitutionalismCultural Neuroscience

 

 

 

 

Some articles are made available before the publication of the complete Handbooks. The full text of the following articles are available:

Montaigne on Monsters and Monstrosity by Kathleen Long from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne

The Youth Choir by Joy Hill from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Singing

Nation States, Minorities, and Refugees, 1914-1923 from the forthcoming title The Oxford Handbook of Europe 1914-1945

The records for completed 2016 Handbooks will be searchable in LibrarySearch from early next month.

If you have any queries or comments about Oxford Handbooks Online then please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

Oxford Scholarship Online EBA

The University Library has arranged full-text access to the complete Oxford Scholarship Online ebook collections in the following subjects: Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Business & Management, Economics & Finance, & Political Science. The 7,515 new ebooks are immediately available from Oxford Scholarship Online.

This evidence based purchase (EBA) scheme includes all Oxford University Press monographs published in the subjects listed above across all publication years. This collection will grow as new titles are published. This extended access complements existing owned collections of OSO monographs (up to 2009) and the Law collection which is currently subscribed to by the Squire Law Library.

The catalogue records for these Oxford Scholarship titles are loaded into LibrarySearch and Cambridge librarians will be able to identify them once they are tagged with OSO EBA trial (hopefully from the beginning of September 2015). Oxford Scholarship Online ebooks are available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login) with unlimited concurrent access and offer chapter printing and downloads.

Available titles are indicated with a green unlocked padlock icon as illustrated in the following screenshot.

music osoThe access will continue until the 30th June 2016 in the first instance. As this is an evidence based purchase model during June 2016 the University Library will select titles to be purchased, based on popularity and librarian selection. If you would like to recommend titles for purchase, please send details in an email to Dr Gotthelf Wiedermann in the University Library (ghw21@cam.ac.uk) before the end of May 2016.

The ebooks@cambridge team and the University Library are keen to know what you think about opening up access to these Oxford Scholarship Online subject collections, please send any comments or questions to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk or ghw21@cam.ac.uk.

Oxford Handbooks Online

New Oxford Handbooks Online access.

OHO

The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

The collection will be searchable in LibrarySearch from early August and will be available to view on and off campus. Off campus access will be via Raven login.

OHO example

When you search on the Oxford Handbooks Online website look out for the padlock symbols on restricted content (click on the image to get a better look). You can limit your search to owned content by selecting the ‘show full text results only’ from the availability box on the left hand side of the search results screen.

Our access includes handbooks and articles in Archaeology (2012 and 2013 collections), History (foundation and 2013 collections), Linguistics (foundation and 2013 collections), Music (foundation collection), Philosophy (foundation and 2013 collections), Political Science (foundation collection), and Psychology (foundation, 2012, 2013 and 2014 collections).

A full list of titles in the Oxford Handbooks Online collections can be found here. Please remember to check the title you need is included in one of the collections listed above.

bookmarkletThe links in the Oxford Handbooks Online collections list do not include our off campus link. You can use the ‘reload URL for off campus access’ bookmarklet, from the Library Toolbox to gain off campus access to any of the URLs listed.

Please feel to contact the ebooks@cambridge team with any comments, questions or feedback: ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

Oxford Law ebooks are now available!

OSO LawThe ebooks team are pleased to announce that the Squire Law Library has subscribed to the following collections which we hope will prove useful for Cambridge Law students. The subscription will end on the 31st August 2014 when the popularity of these collections will be reviewed.

Oxford Scholarship Online

The complete Law ebook collection is now available on this platform. Cambridge University members have unlimited access to the full content of 993 ebooks.

University Press Scholarship Online

Chicago Scholarship Online Law collection (51 titles)

Stanford Scholarship Online Law collection (29 titles)

Cambridge users can access all of this content both on and off campus (with a Raven login). You may download, print and copy & paste chapters onto a PC, laptop or mobile device.

Please note that unowned content is also available to preview on these platforms, if a title has padlock next to it then you cannot access the full text.

Catalogue records will be added to LibrarySearch as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or comments about the Oxford Law collections, please email the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

  cultural dimensions    american constitutionalism   privacy risk

Uh oh it’s OHO – what do you think about this free trial?

OHO bannerThe ebooks team have arranged for free trial access for University of Cambridge members to the full content of Oxford Handbooks Online, you can access the platform from here.

The trial period provides access to the Oxford Handbook series in 14 disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences, containing in-depth high-level review articles by scholars at the top of their fields. The online articles appear in advance of their print versions, or are born digital, this ensures the most authoritative coverage anywhere.

Subjects covered:

Archaeology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion.

OHO is available both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and the articles and ebooks are offered with unlimited concurrency. Articles can be downloaded as PDFs and you can create your own personal account on the platform to take advantage of further user features such as setting favourite titles and saving searches. For the trial period the catalogue records will not be available in LibrarySearch.

To help you get the most out of this trial there is a useful short video guide to using OHO which is available from here, and the latest content updates can be perused from here.

Free access is due to end on Wednesday 30th April, but in the meantime it would be REALLY useful if you could email the ebooks team with your feedback on OHO, both on the usability of the platform and the content. These comments will be analysed in conjunction with usage statistics and if OHO proves to be a popular resource then selected subject modules may be purchased using the Connell Fund. Please email ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any comments.

international migration happiness  Quaker

Very Short Introductions Online – yes we’ve got it for you!

Very Short Introductions BannerFollowing an incredibly enthusiastic response during the trial period, the ebooks@cambridge service and the University Library is very pleased to announce that the Very Short Introductions series published by Oxford University Press is now available online for University of Cambridge users.

You can access the ebooks from here, both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and all the titles are available with unlimited concurrency.

Catalogue records will be searchable in LibrarySearch very soon and updates to the collection will be added on a monthly basis.

This series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.

You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 372 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.

Please email ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions.

PS. Your favourite title during the trial was Leonard Smith’s Chaos, here are a few more for you to try…

Psychology     Humour          Ice age

Thermodynamics     Ethnomusicology           United Nations

Very Short Introductions – another free trial!

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TRIAL ACCESS EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY 2014!!!!

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas including…

Consciousness        Climate         Chaos                  Philosophy of Law    Chinese Literature           Folk Music
…and many more.

A full list of titles can be found on their website where it is simple to…

Browse by subject      or      Search for a title

Access is restricted to on-campus only, and you will be automatically authenticated when you enter the website. All ebooks are read in your internet browser, but you can print chapter by chapter. You can also create your own personal profile, which allows you to save titles you are reading and annotate the text by highlighting a selection and clicking the ‘Annotate’ button that appears:

Annotate

These books are then accessible at any time by using the link in the top right hand corner of the screen:

'My Work' link

A help page is available with more detailed instructions on how to use the platform.

Note that these ebooks are not found in LibrarySearch, and therefore you will need to go to the website to browse.

For this trial the ebooks are not downloadable.

Please let us know what you think! Are you finding the platform simple to navigate, and do you think this resource is a useful thing to have?

This trial is available until 31st December 2013.

TRIAL ACCESS EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY 2014!!!!

What do you think about Oxford Scholarly Editions Online?

You may have already heard that Cambridge University now provides access to selected modules of the new Oxford Scholarly Editions Online from Oxford University Press. Further details are available from this eResources etc. blog post.

Oxford University Press would very much like to know what you think of this new resource and are running an online usability survey which closes at midnight GMT on the 10th April. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and it could win you an iPad, a Kindle, or £50 of OUP books of your choice.

Your feedback could influence the design of future e-resources from OUP, or any updates to existing platforms. So let the publisher know what’s good and not so good about OSEO!

OSEO