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 formhere. Thank you for your patience.
These steps should be followed in order to regain access:
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We are keen to help the research process where we may be able to make a contribution towards facilitating text & data mining in the University. To that end we offer a new LibGuide on text & data mining in the growing number of guides in the Cambridge Libraries’ family of LibGuides.
The aim of this guide is to make a start towards exposing the breadth of content (mostly library-subscribed) that may be of potential exploitation by Cambridge researchers wanting to use the techniques of text and data mining in their research. The guide summarizes the main points in the Hargreaves exception and builds on and links out to professional bodies and information sources to provide librarians and University members with a beginner’s guide to first steps in TDM and considerations it is important to make.
The guide provides a means of contacting us to clear any issues that…
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.
Further to the notice promoting the trial access to the SpringerMaterials database we are pleased to inform that the trial has been extended to 30 May 2017 to allow for a full review of this resource for the materials science, chemistry and engineering user communities.
Trial access to SpringerMaterials starts today and ends on 2nd May.
Please go to http://materials.springer.com/ (access within the University of Cambridge only) to get access to the complete database, which has been specifically designed to save you a LOT of time when searching for materials properties.
Please send your valuable feedback on this resource to Clair Castle, Librarian at the Department of Chemistry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the database:
SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.
Vast collection of quality content:
Covering multiple material types, property classes and applications.
Interactive functionality saving time:
Interactive crystal structures, data tables, phase diagrams, and fast data export are tools help save critical time and provide deep insights into material structures and properties.
Materials science related search options:
Multiple search tools to quickly find material property data.
Trusted and curated resource:
Thousands of materials science experts around the globe work to ensure the high quality of the platform.
How SpringerMaterials helps researchers:
Access the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary collection of materials and chemical properties with extensive coverage of all major topics in materials science and related disciplines.
Take advantage of the best and most trusted materials science sources such as Landolt Börnstein data on a single platform. Comprising journals, books and standalone data sets.
Save time with accurate and efficient search results using multiple specialized search and result refinement functions.
Take advantage of interactive functionalities to analyze, manipulate and visual different data types quickly.
Integrate materials data types easily in your research workflow with data export in standard formats.