Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to use eresources@cambridge: #2 ejournal error messages

Some really useful troubleshooting advice here for when accessing the full text of journals just doesn’t seem to work!


Found what you are looking for in the catalogue? Viewing articles should now be easy, but there are some common error messages that may get in your way.

Once you have read our guide to searching for ejournals, and have chosen your preferred search option, it should all be plain sailing, but you may find that you see one of the following:

EZProxy error message: (click on images to enlarge)EZProxy

Fix: copy and paste the error message into an email to with the journal title and URL. Once we get this information we can fix this for you.

‘port 2048’ error message: (this message can appear, with similar text, in any browser)


Fix: this problem is caused when Lapwing blocks access to ‘port 2048’ which enables access to electronic journals. You can fix this by setting up EduRoam on your computer. The University Computing Service has details…

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National Student Survey – win 2 double May Ball tickets!


Final year students, have your say!

Librarians have been asked to help promote the National Student Survey because to make full use of the results the University needs to obtain a minimum of 50% of students completing the survey and this hasn’t been achieved yet.

To encourage you to take part the University is offering two double May Ball tickets! Two prize winners will be drawn from all the final year undergraduate students who entered the online survey, after it closes on 30 April.

Find out more here:

Google Scholar links to Web of Science

It’s great that you can now access the powerful and comprehensive database Web of Science from Google Scholar.


Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar are announcing a major new partnership between their services

Web Of Science takes the cake

On the Scholar search results page, you will now see a new Web of Science link directly in the results, under the article preview, as part of Scholar’s familiar navigation bar.

On Web of Science, you can now move directly from a Web of Science record to a Scholar search on the same item.

“Thomson Reuters’ reports it saw a 2-3 times spike in its traffic at the pilot sites, perhaps not surprising given Scholar’s role as the starting point for many researchers.” Read more about this development here.

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Soil Science


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Soil Science:an Interdisciplinary Approach to Soil Research.

Agitating soil samples

From the Ovid website for the journal:

“The authoritative research articles published in the journal report the most significant work of leading experts from every area of soil and plant science-soil chemistry, physics, fertility, morphology, microbiology, and environmental soil science.”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 166 (2001) to present.

Access Soil Science via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Science and Public Policy


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Science and Public Policy


A leading referred journal on public policies for science, technology and innovation.

From the website of the journal:

“It covers all types of science and technology in both developed and developing countries.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 23 (1996) to present. There are 6 issues per volume.

Print copies from volume 1 (1974) – present are available to order from the West Room of the main University Library.

Access Science and Public Policy via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Computational Biology


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Computational Biology

A molecular model of the bacterial cytoplasm by Adrian Elcock ‘A molecular model of the bacterial cytoplasm’ by Adrian Elcock on Flickr

From the website of the journal on the Mary Ann Liebert website:

“…the leading journal in the analysis, management, and visualization of cellular information at the molecular level. It offers peer-reviewed articles focusing on novel, cutting-edge methods in computational biology and bioinformatics. The Journal is known for publishing articles that strike a balance between two dimensions—in-depth statistical, mathematical, and computational analysis of the methods, and rigorous evaluation of their practical impact in the application domain”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1994) to present.

Access Journal of Computational Biology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry


New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

A state-of-the-art reference work detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods and environmental protection.

ULLMANN’S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry online allows easy round-the-clock access and regular content updates.  The electronic encyclopedia offers a range of advanced functionalities:

HTML format for easy browsing

PDF format for printing

Search for a word or phrase in the entire text, including highlighting of search terms

Perform complicated searches using wildcards and Boolean operators

Quality ranking and context display

Follow cross references via hyperlinks

Access Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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