Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cambridge Journals: platform unavailable notification


We have been sent the following notification from Cambridge Journals:-

“Due to essential database upgrades, the Cambridge platforms listed

will be unavailable for up to 17 hours from 01:30 BST
on Saturday 19 September / 20:30 EDT and 17:30 PDT on Friday 18 September.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.”

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Planned upgrade for


We have been sent the following notification from Brill regarding potential access issues on Monday:-

“An upgrade for is scheduled on Monday September 21, from 10:30AM (CET) to 13:30PM (CET). During this time you may temporarily experience loss of access. We apologize for any interruption or inconvenience this may cause.”

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BrowZine is back

Yes, BrowZine is back! Please do give your feedback on it – if you like it let us know and it might be subscribed to!


For a second trial, and now available for your mobile devices and in a standard Web browser version.

BrowZine was previously trialled in Michaelmas Term 2014.  BrowZine is now on trial again until 31 October 2015.  Please write to to tell us what you think of BrowZine.

Go tohereto access BrowZine for a Web browser

From your mobile device

  • Download BrowZine: From your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device, visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for “BrowZine” and download the app to your device. (If you have previously been using BrowZine with our Open Access library, please delete the app and reinstall it.)
  • Access BrowZine: Tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear, please select University of Cambridge. Enter at least one character in the box shown on the following screen and press Continue.

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Born-digital IOP ebooks

Physics ebooks titles that may be of interest to chemists, and that are downloadable.


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The Betty and Gordon Moore Library and the ebooks@cambridge Service are pleased to announce that titles from two complementary, born-digital ebook collections, IOP Expanding Physicsand IOP Concise Physics(Release 1), are now available for registered Cambridge staff and students. These titles serve the needs of undergraduates and researchers.

IOP Publishing states that Expanding Physics titles are “high-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape on key areas in physics and related subject areas.” There are 10 available titles in this collection.

Concise Physics titles “developed with Morgan & Claypool (M&C), focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas or topics where an introductory text is more appropriate. These texts are the “first book” on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book for anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject.” There are 25 available titles in this…

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