Monthly Archives: September 2014

ECS transactions

This title was purchased as a result of a recommendation from a member of the Department of Chemistry!


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ECS transactions.


From the Electrochemical Society website for the journal:

ECS Transactions (ECST) is the online database containing full-text content of proceedings from ECS meetings and ECS-sponsored meetings. ECST is a high-quality venue for authors and an excellent resource for researchers. The papers appearing in ECST are reviewed to ensure that submissions meet generally-accepted scientific standards. Each meeting is represented by a volume and each symposium by an issue.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2005) to present. To date there have been 61 volumes published, with the number of issues per volume varying between 1 and 54.

Access ECS transactions via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: Chemistry

This package was purchased because members of the Department of Chemistry and other departments within the School of Physical Sciences recommended several Taylor & Francis titles for purchase!


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: Chemistry.

chemistry bottles with liquid insideThe Taylor & Francis Chemistry Collection includes full text access to current material (from 1997-present) from over 45 journals.For a list of titles included in the collection please click here.

Journals titles in the collection include:

  • Chemistry and Ecology – original papers, short communications and occasional review articles on the relationship between chemistry and ecological processes. The journal will reflect the fact that chemical form and state, as well as other basic properties, are critical in their influence on biological systems and that understanding of the routes and dynamics of the transfer of materials through atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic systems, and the associated effects, calls for an integrated treatment. We have access to current and archive volumes of this title from volume 1 (1982/1983) – present
  • Journal of Asian Natural Products Research – publishes chemical and pharmaceutical studies in…

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New chemistry ebooks

Two new chemistry ebooks are now available!


Organic chemistry, by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2012. 2nd ed.

Organic synthesis the disconnection approach, by Stuart Warren and Paul Wyatt. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2008. 2nd ed.

Click on the links above to access the ebooks via LibrarySearch. All of these ebooks are also available off campus with a Raven username and password. It should be noted that Dawsonera ebooks require the use of a Raven login on campus.

For more information about ebooks and how to access them please visit the ebooks@cambridge website.

All new chemistry ebooks are added to the list we maintain on the Chemistry Library website:

Get apps for Wiley chemistry journals


Access apps for Wiley journals either via the University’s subscription or your own personal one.

What are the benefits of the apps?

Content has been optimized for your mobile device to aid reading text, figures and references.

Individual articles and issues can be saved for offline use.

You can share abstracts, figures, or tables with colleagues or students.

There is no extra cost to existing subscribers and institutional users.

Which journals have apps?

See what is available here.

However, on this list there are a few journals that the University does not currently subscribe to online (although there might be print copies in libraries), so unless you have your own personal subscription to them, you will not be able to use the app: Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, ChemElectroChem, Chemie fur Dummies, ChemPlusChem, Drug Testing and Analysis, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

The full-text content of three of the journals on this list is available to anyone for free – Microscopy & Analysis, Spectroscopy Asia, and Spectroscopy Europe – so you should be able to download apps for these regardless.

How to access the apps:

A subscription is required to access most full-text content. If you already access Wiley journals through a personal member subscription or your institution via Wiley Online Library, you can get access to full-text content on your device, at no extra cost.

You need to be connected to the University network in order to be able to access the full-text content that the University subscribes to. Follow these instructions:

  1. If you don’t have one already, create an account on Wiley Online Library.
  2. Access Wiley Online Library while connected to the University network. Log on to your account (click on ‘Log in / Register’ in the top right hand corner) and visit the roaming access section of ‘My Profile’ and click ‘Activate Roaming Access’. N.B. If you are ‘off-campus’ you could use the VPN if you have set this up at home, or search for a Wiley journal (e.g. ChemSusChem) on ejournals@cambridge and when you click on the ‘Wiley Blackwell Journals’ link you will be prompted for your Raven login and password. You can then click on ‘Login / Register’ to access your Wiley Online Account. Contact the Chemistry Librarian if you have any problems doing this.
  3. Download the app for your selected journal from iTunes App Store. Launch the app and click on ‘Get Access’ (you may be automatically asked how you want to Get Access), select ‘I log in to Wiley Online Library’.
  4. Enter your Wiley Online Library account information.
  5. Access the full-text content via the app!

What if I have an Android device?

There are some journals that have Android apps – the three titles on the list that have free full-text access, as mentioned above (Microscopy & Analysis, Spectroscopy Asia, and Spectroscopy Europe)click here.

Can I use these apps on the Chemistry Library mobile devices?

Yes! The iOS apps have been downloaded onto the iPad and the Android ones onto the Toshiba tablet.

Are you getting the most out of Merck Index Online?


Register for a free webinar to learn about the Merck Index Online which will take place on 23rd September, at 11:30am (UK time) .

According to the RSC the webinar will focus on: 

  • the comparative quality of The Merck Index Online against other providers;
  • the breadth and depth of subject scope;
  • opportunities and advantages of using the Merck Index Online ;
  • how The Merck Index Online can benefit study; and
  • the speed, ease and simplicity of using The Merck Index Online.

The Merck Index is the only authoritative, reliable online source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.

And it is available exclusively from the Royal Society of Chemistry at

Register here.

How to use eresources@cambridge: #4 searching for ejournals by citation and DOI

Another useful guide on how to use eresources@cambridge to find the citation and DOI/PMID you have for a paper.


There may be times when you need to find ejournal articles and are given a citation or DOI to base your search on. Here is a guide to finding the articles you need, no matter what your starting point is. citation and DOITo search articles by citation go to the ejournals A-Z and click on the link to ‘Search Articles by citation (DOI & PMID)’, which can be found under the A-Z list.

Enter as many details as you can from your citation for the article you are searching for into the Citation Linker form to search our holdings for full text articles. You will need to enter at least the article title into the “Article Title” box and its year of publication in to the “Date” box. If you have them, you can also enter the journal title, the journal’s ISSN, the volume number and page numbers into the form. Citation Linker

You can also search…

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