Category Archives: ebooks

E-Books and E-Legal: What’s the difference?

Really handy guide to what these types of e-books are. I learnt something too!

Here at SPS, we’ve recently sent out the Summer Survey (check your emails if you’ve not done it yet, although reminders are on their way) to get feedback on the services we offer here at the Library. Whilst it is still ongoing, we thought we’d have a little peek at the responses we have had so far.

One point that was made more than once related to e-books; the variation between e-book platforms and formats and the restrictions sometimes in place e.g. not being downloadable or only usable by one person at a time. Whilst it is true that some e-book services are less user-friendly than others, we noticed that some comments seemed to be conflating “normal” e-books with the far more specific Electronic Legal Deposit resources that the University Library has access to.

Why can’t I access this online book/journal article?!?

When searching with iDiscover, you may sometimes see…

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Here is a taster of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during April and May. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library. A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the […]

via New ebooks – April/May 2019 — ebooks@cambridge

New books acquired by the Chemistry Library June-October 2018

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These books were acquired earlier this year and are now available in the Chemistry Library. 

PYE: Properties of glass-forming melts. Taylor and Francis, 2005
YOUNG: Introduction to polymers. 3rd Ed. CRC Press, 2011
HOUSECROFT: Inorganic chemistry. 5th Ed. Pearson, 2018 (also available as an e-book)
BARD: Electrochemical methods: Fundamentals and applications. 2nd Ed. Wiley, 2001
BARD: Electrochemical methods: Fundamentals and applications. Student solutions manual. 2nd Ed. Wiley, 2002
LÁSZLÓ: Strategic applications of named reactions in organic synthesis. Elsevier, 2005

If you are a member of the Department of Chemistry (this includes undergraduates studying chemistry) and would like to recommend a book (or any other resource) for purchase please visit our Recommend a book or other resource website for guidance.

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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The ebooks@cambridge team is pleased to announce the addition of a new ebook aggregator platform to our suite: VLeBooks. VLeBooks complements our existing offering of ebook aggregators in a couple of key ways: Opening up access to trade publishers VLeBooks is provided by Askews & Holts Library Services, a library supplier with a history of […]

via VLeBooks: a broader range of publishers and improved accessibility — ebooks@cambridge

Institute of Physics ‘born digital’ ebooks – Release 3

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The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce that Release 3 titles from two complementary, born-digital ebook collections, IOP Expanding Physicsand IOP Concise Physics are now available for registered Cambridge staff and students. These titles were published online during the academic year 2016-17 and serve the needs of both undergraduates and researchers; they are hosted on the the IOPscience platform.

IOP ebooks allow unlimited concurrent usage and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login). The titles are published in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats, and can be downloaded or read online.

The 70 new titles are searchable in iDiscover and you can also find a list of the titles in both Release 3 collections here. These new titles complement earlier owned and accessible published titles in Physics from Releases 1 and 2.

The ebooks@cambridge team welcome queries or comments on…

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New ebooks – March and April 2018 double issue

Perhaps some of the sciences books here will be of interest?

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Here is a taster of the 177 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during March and April. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

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