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New titles on Very Short Introductions Online

These titles are especially good for undergraduates, and postgraduates supervising undergraduates, to get a basic understanding of a topic.

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VSI

New titles are regularly added to Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Online, the most recently published titles are listed below.

Evolution (2nd ed.)

Branding

Multilingualism

Jewish History

European Union Law

Catholicism (2nd ed.)

Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Globalization (4th ed.)

Clinical Psychology

Organic Chemistry

Intellectual Property

Infinity

This popular and accessible series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.

You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 525 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.

The most popular VSI title amongst University of Cambridge users in 2016, attracting 3,609 “hits” was Rousseau.

Rousseau

Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these…

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New ebooks – June 2017

Chemists might be interested in several of these new ebooks: Introduction to agent based modelling, Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Molecular gels, and Progress in Exergy, Energy, and the Environment.

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during June. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Business1   Business2  Economics1  Education1  9781138203143.indd  Engineering1  English1  HPS1     Land1  MatSci1  Medicine1    MML1    Politics1  Politics2  Politics3  Business3  Business4  Education3  Education4  Education5  Education6  HPS2  HPS3  Land2  MatSci2Geography1   Geography2  Engineering2    Medicine2    Geography3  MatSci3  Politics4   9781138656642.indd  Education8  Business5  Politics5

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New books recently purchased

The following books were recommended by members of the Department of Chemistry and are now available to borrow.

If you are a member of the Department of Chemistry and would like to recommend anything, whether it is an online journal, a book, an ebook, or a database, please see our guidance here. Recommendations are always welcome.

The Physical and Chemical Basis of Molecular Biology: Fundamentals

CREIGHTON: The physical and chemical basis of molecular biology. Helvetian Press, 2011

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis: targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 1996

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis II: more targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2003

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis III: further targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2011

Book cover: Ball Milling Towards Green Synthesis

RANU: Ball milling towards green synthesis. RSC, 2015

The Biophysical Chemistry of Proteins

CREIGHTON: Biophysical chemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. Helvetian Press, 2010

New books purchased

These books were recommended by members of the Department of Chemistry and are now available to borrow from the Chemistry Library.

Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments book cover

Oswald, P., & Pieranski, P. (2005). Nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals : Concepts and physical properties illustrated by experiments / Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski ; translated by Doru Constantin. (Liquid crystals book series). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QD293 .O89 2005

R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics

Lander, J. (2014). R for Everyone : Advanced Analytics and Graphics / Jared P. Lander. (Addison Wesley Data & Analytics Series). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QA76.73.R3 .L36 2014

Biochemistry

Berg, J., Tymoczko, J., Stryer, L., & Gatto, G. (2015). Biochemistry / Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto, Jr., Lubert Stryer. (Eighth ed.). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QP514.2 .B47 2015

Structure and Action of Molecular Chaperones

Gierasch, L., Horwich, A., Slingsby, C., Wickner, S., & Agard, D. (2016). Structure and action of molecular chaperones : Machines that assist protein folding in the cell / Lila M. Gierasch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Arthur L. Horwich, Yale School of Medicine, Christine Slingsby, University of London, Sue Wickner, National Cancer Institute, David Agard, UC San Francisco. (Series in structural biology ; vol. 6). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QP551 .G54 2016

See here for guidance on how to recommend a book or ebook, journal or ejournal, or a database.

 

Find out what books we have recently purchased

Please visit our ‘Recommend a book or other resource‘ web page for a link to a list of what we have recently purchased.library-images-take-2-5482-taken-by-nathan-pitt-university-of-cambridge

The books were either recommended by our readers, or by lecturers as part of their undergraduate reading lists (Blue Books), or were new editions of textbooks.

You will see that we have been purchasing more computational chemistry and drug discovery titles, in order to support the increasing amount of research that is taking place in these areas within the department.

We welcome recommendations for the purchase of books (and ebooks) for the Chemistry Library collections from our readers, as well as for journals and databases. Please see the above website for further information on how to do this.