Friday, July 30, 2010

Major purchase of CUP ebooks

We are delighted to announce that we have purchased all Cambridge University Press e-books published between 2005 and 2010, and prior to 1993 - some 4,732 titles in all. Furthermore, we will purchase their 2011 and 2012 lists too.

The titles include scholarly monographs and contributed volumes for which CUP have electronic rights, but not textbooks. By early 2011 CUP plan to make new e-books available on the platform at the same time that the printed book becomes available.

The Cambridge Books Online site has no restriction on the number of simultaneous users who can access it, and its e-books are presented as simple PDF files that we know readers prefer. Each chapter has been assigned it own DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This allows you to build a stable link to any chapter, which will work off-campus too, by just adding the chapter's DOI to the end of this URL:

Catalogue records will be uploaded shortly but in the meantime you can
search Cambridge Books Online or browse by subject:

Social Sciences (you'll find Archaeology and History here!)
Science & Engineering

Off-campus access is available via EZproxy as usual.

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