Category Archives: databases

New e-resource trials page and feedback form

Information on trial access to eresources should now be much clearer thanks to the eresources team!

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For University of Cambridge members, a new web page listing forthcoming, active, and recently completed trials of e-resources has been created here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials

This is linked from the main Cambridge Libraries’ e-resources site (https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources) and includes a new “Eresource Trials Feedback Form”.   This form will now be used for all trials (e-journals; e-books; e-resources) to invite feedback from users of trial access.

Librarians who mail out to their Departments and Faculties can include their own library’s contact details if they prefer to have trial feedback sent directly to their library.   A few general notes of guidance around trials are provided in Information for Cambridge Librarians on eresources (Raven access).

The aim of the new page is to provide clearer information to end-users about what trial access is available and when, and the new form is intended to make the process of providing feedback simpler and more…

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Enzymes Online is a database published by De Gruyter that covers topics relating to the function, analysis, and application of enzymes. The content is selected from journals and books published by De Gruyter in the areas of biology, medicine, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering. Currently the database includes about 1,300 articles. De Gruyter describes the […]

via Trial access: Enzymes Online — ejournals@cambridge

 

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments trial access

Trial access has been extended until 14th May!

Please send your feedback to library@ch.cam.ac.uk – we cannot recommend this resource for purchase without it!

This is a great opportunity for you to try out JoVE content for free, especially JoVE Chemistry!

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The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the complete journal collections from JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Access the trial on campus via https://www.jove.com/

You can also create an account if you use an email address in the Cambridge domain – cam.ac.uk – which will provide access for the trial (“Create an account” on the green LOG IN tab top right on https://www.jove.com).

Trial access ends on 7 May 2018.  Please send your feedback to library@ch.cam.ac.uk.

The University currently subscribes to the JoVE collections in Biology, Neuroscience, and Immunology and Infection.  The trial provides access to all the published collections in JoVE.

JoVE is an innovative publication that consists in providing video demonstrations with protocols in the physical and life sciences.  The ability for scientists to see video demonstrations – rather than textual descriptions only – of experiments significantly improves scientific reproducibility…

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Off campus access enabled for British Standards Online (BSOL)

Great that this resource is now available off-campus too!

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Access to British Standards Online is now enabled for off campus users via this link.

Both the on and off campus links are available from the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Zhere.

Records for standards in BSOL will soon be discoverable in iDiscover.   Access via iDiscover will only be available for on campus users (as we cannot at the moment build the off campus link into the iDiscover records).

The University of Cambridge started providing access to British Standards Online from December 2017.  Unfortunately it was not possible to provide both on and off campus access at the time of going live.  BSOL could not be provided for off campus users via our EZproxy server and BSOL has not yet implemented Shibboleth.  The British Standards Institute expect to implement Shibboleth by the end of the third quarter of 2018.  Until they do, we can provide off campus via…

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British Standards Online (BSOL)

We hope you find this resource useful!

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The University of Cambridge now has on campus access only to the British Standards Online (BSOL) resource at the following URL

http://bsol.bsigroup.com/

Shibboleth access is to be implemented by the British Standards Institute for off campus authentication in the second or third quarter of 2018.  We are working on providing access via EZproxy in the interim.

Access is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z here

http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/az.php?a=b

And records for the standards in BSOL will soon be available in iDiscover and updated weekly.  NB only on campus users will be able to link through to the standards from iDiscover records.

BSOL is an online library of over 90,000 internationally recognized standards with application to a wide range of subjects, from environmental management to IT security, from construction to food safety.

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How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Really useful advice if you ever cannot access an eresource. Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to libsta28.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048 was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart…

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ChemRxiv Beta open for submissions

ChemRxiv is a free online submission, distribution, and archival service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.

ChemRxiv is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. Find out more from this ACS press release: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/august/chemrxiv-beta-open-for-submissions-and-powered-by-figshare.html?hootPostID=c5c5e00bed4e6b0db448b1ba9bc18551.

ChemRxiv itself can be found here.