Popular ebooks of 2014

The ebooks team have been studying your use of our owned ebook collections during 2014 and can announce that with over 2.5 million hits, usage across the collections is up by over 81.5% since 2013.

The graph below shows how ebook use peaks and troughs throughout each calendar year since 2012. The vertical axis shows the number of “hits” received.

annual usage graph

The 10 most popular titles with University of Cambridge registered users, starting with number 1 at the top, are shown below. A wide range of subjects are represented; Biology,
Business, Classics, Economics, Education, Medicine, Music, and Psychology.

Classroom based research

industrial relationseconomics of money





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animal cell culturebrain genderrobbins & cotranbachs well tempered





A large proportion of University of Cambridge academic ebook collections are searchable in LibrarySearch, and they are available for you to access both on and off campus (with a valid Raven login).

New ebooks are being added to the collections very regularly, and a selection of these are highlighted and accessible on our Pinterest boards.

For more information on the academic ebooks available to help your studiesĀ  please see the ebooks@cambridge webpage. You can also contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions, or your Faculty/Departmental librarians if you want to recommend an ebook title.


A dawson era dawns

Dramatic sky at sunset / sunriseOur dawsonera ebook collection is growing rapidly and will soon reach 900 titles. So far in 2013, 313 ebooks have been purchased, by Faculty and Departmental librarians, the PDA trial, and the ebooks@cambridge team.

The top 10 most popular dawsonera ebooks in 2013 so far (by hits) are listed below…

1. Kotler – Marketing management (Business) 7487 hits

2. Xiu – Crash course Pathology (Medicine) 3527 hits

3. Butler – Clinical radiology of the horse (Veterinary Medicine) 2493 hits

4. Clackson – A companion to the Latin language (MML) 2199 hits

5. Adelman – Suffocating mothers (English Literature) 2148 hits

6. Alexander – The Cambridge primary review research surveys (Education) 1942 hits

7. Davies – An introduction to behavioural ecology (Zoology) 1834 hits

8. Rhodes – Greek historical inscriptions (Classics) 1780 hits

9. Cochrane – Asset pricing (Business) 1715 hits

10. Kaiser – Drawing theories apart (HPS) 1473 hits

The busiest month so far in 2013 was May with dawsonera ebooks receiving 47,532 hits.