The Elsevier eLibrary hosts 12 popular titles for the school of Clinical Medicine.
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 to 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are visually impaired, ebrary titles can be used with a screen reader. Please contact ebooks@cambridge on firstname.lastname@example.org for help with this.