Monthly Archives: October 2014

Clinical chemistry ebook available


Clinical chemistry, 7th ed., William J. Marshall, Stephen K. Bangert, Marta Lapsley.  Edinburgh: Elsevier; 2012.

Click on the link above to access the ebook via LibrarySearch. All Dawsonera 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:

Gold for Gold voucher allocated


Another of the 18 Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge has been used to make the following article immediately open access:

Modelling ligand selectivity of serine proteases using integrative proteochemometric approaches improves model performance and allows the multi-target dependent interpretation of features, Qurrat U. Ain, Oscar Méndez-Lucio, Isidro Cortés Ciriano, Thérèse Malliavin, Gerard J. P. van Westen and Andreas Bender.  Integr. Biol., 2014, 6, 1023-1033. Paper. DOI:10.1039/C4IB00175C,

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here:

Searching for ebooks

A really useful guide to using ebooks.


New to the world of ebooks@cambridge? Here’s a guide to help you start searching.


Do you need a book for your research right now, but you are not in Cambridge or can’t get to your library? Why not search the ebooks collection at the University of Cambridge and see if you can get hold of an electronic copy to read wherever you are?

It is best to use the search options below as the links we provide in the ebook records are designed to identify you as part of the University of Cambridge.

If you go directly to a publisher’s website or perform an internet search you may find that you cannot access material for which we have subscriptions as the website needs the authentication information from the URLs we provide.

There are two ways of searching for ebooks, and they are:

  • LibrarySearch covers all print and electronic holdings of the libraries of the…

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Journal of adhesion science and technology

A new ejournal subscription that may be of interest to chemists.


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of adhesion science and technology


From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology ( JAST ) provides a forum for the basic and applied aspects of adhesion, chemistry of adhesives, coatings and sealants, and structure-properties relationships in adhesive joints and deals with applications of adhesion principles in all areas of technology.

“Progress in adhesion science has slowed in recent years and an innovative approach is necessary to push the subject in to new areas. Our current knowledge is sufficiently advanced to justify deeper research in to those issues that currently lie on the fringes of our understanding, focusing on multidisciplinary research and relationships between structures and properties. To enhance our knowledge of adhesion science, JAST will bridge the gap between the chemistry, mechanics, physics, engineering and joining of materials through accurate and current reporting of…

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BrowZine News Flash: Android Smartphones Now Available

If you’ve been having problems installing and using BrowZine on your Android device – read this post!


News about our trial of BrowZine.

BrowZine can be used with Android Smartphones. 

Available for download from the Google Play store.

A note for users with a problem with BrowZine after download:

If you have had problems with BrowZine, you may need to “cold start” it.  Instructions for doing this can be found here:


Android/Kindle Fire:

Please continue to send your feedback to  Thank you.

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Charity Open Access Fund now available


This new fund is available to help meet open access article processing charges for peer-reviewed research publications resulting from research funded by one or more of six partner charities.

The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust to enable free and unrestricted access to the published outputs of the research the COAF supports.

COAF has provided single combined block grants to 36 UK research institutions, including the University of Cambridge, to meet open access article processing charges. The Wellcome Trust is administering the Fund on behalf of the partners for a pilot phase.

Find out more on the Wellcome Trust website here.

Find out more about Open Access publishing in Cambridge at

Library Help website

helpUsing the University’s many libraries? Get help and advice online via Library Help

Library Help is a new tool aimed at helping you find Cambridge University libraries information under the following headings:

  • Getting started
  • Borrowing
  • Finding resources
  • Research & Study advice
  • IT / Print / Copy

It is intended to be intuitive and easy to use, and has been designed with the input of undergraduate and postgraduate students from throughout the University (including Chemistry!). The content consists mainly of ‘How do I …?’ and ‘Can I …?’ type questions that will hopefully navigate you towards help quickly.

Your feedback is encouraged on this new tool, which is in beta; just follow the link provided on the front page of Library Help.

Visit Library Help here:

(Library Help is hosted on the Libraries Gateway on the University Library website. To get to it without a direct URL you need to go to the UL website at then go to the Cambridge Libraries Gateway, which is a Quick Link on the right-hand side menu bar, and then click on the link to Library Help).