Category Archives: ejournals

RSS feeds now available from Cambridge Core

A great way of keeping up to date with the latest research published in your field.

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RSS feeds are now available on Cambridge Core, to alert you to the latest publishing in journals and subjects of your choice.

You can activate the journals feeds from the journals listing page, or from your chosen journal homepage, issue page or article page.  In each case look for the RSS icon, which appears as in the image below. Simply click the icon to sign up to the feed. On the journals listing page the icons are over on the right hand side, corresponding to each journal in the A-Z list. On journals homepages themselves, the icons appear in the image at the top right of the page, next to the existing email alerts icon.

For RSS alerts by subject, choose your subject on the ‘Browse Subjects‘ page, open the subject page and click the same icon at the top right of the page. The subject RSS…

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Oxford University Press article linking from iDiscover

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Articles are not currently linking from iDiscover to the Oxford University Press platform.

If you see an error message then simply copy the article title into the search box on the Oxford University Press page and you will be redirect to the article you need.

The cause of this linking error is currently being investigated and will be fixed as soon as possible.

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Nature Reviews Chemistry

Exciting news about this subscription, which was recommended by a member ot the Department of Chemistry!

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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Reviews Chemistry.

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Reviews Chemistry is an online-only journal for the weekly publication of Reviews, Perspectives and Comments in all disciplines within chemistry…

“Our Reviews aim to be balanced and objective analyses of the selected topic – with descriptions of relevant scientific literature and discussions that are easy to grasp for recent graduates in any chemistry-related discipline, as well as informing principal investigators and industry-based research scientists of the latest advances. Reviews should provide the authors’ insight into future directions and their opinion of the major challenges faced by researchers in the field.

“Perspectives – as the name suggests – take a look at a topic from a slightly different angle. They may offer more personal viewpoints, explain the historical background to a topic, or discuss some of the social, ethical or environmental factors related to…

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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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Open Access coming to iDiscover?

It will be great to be able to locate journal articles more easily on iDiscover!

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Developments over December 2017 and January 2018 may improve prospects for significant benefits to the user’s search experience in iDiscover.

Expanded your results beyond your collection in iDiscover, but hit the paywall as a result?  For some time now, you could hit your Open Access button bookmarklet and get delivery of an OA repository version.   Rather than extend search from outside with a tool, a new agreement should maximise search to discovery to delivery, dramatically decreasing the pain of that journey for users.   Over 2018, we should see the integration of Primo (iDiscover) with CORE, making available in the University’s discovery service many millions of records for OA research articles, following the new partnership of the CORE service with Ex Libris.

The agreement has been described on the JISC involve blog here:

The aggregated content includes metadata (currently 90m records) and open access research outputs hosted in…

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How to get free (and legal) access to journal articles behind paywalls: the Open Access Button

Please have a read of this brilliant post by Lizzie Sparrow. Hopefully it can help you locate and use open access material more easily.

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I’m sure all of you engaged in research will be familiar with messages such as this:

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It’s an example of what you see when you are trying to access a journal article and hit what’s known as a paywall. If you’re lucky, your institution has paid for a subscription: you log in and voila! The PDF appears! If you’re not so lucky, you might feel stumped and as if the only way to read the article is to pay the requested cost.

But, this isn’t necessarily the case? Did you know that usually authors are entitled to make a free version of the article available via their institution? If you’ve ever come to me asking for an article you can only find behind a paywall and I email you back a PDF in 5 minutes, it’s most likely that this is the version I’ve found.

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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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