Karger ebooks now available


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The UL, the Moore Library and ebooks@cambridge are pleased to announce that Cambridge University members now have access to all frontlist and backlist series and non-series ebook titles published by Karger.

Karger Publishers is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community with high-quality, and in some cases award-winning, research-level texts covering primarily life and clinical sciences, alongside a variety of titles of particular interest to the history of science.

Our turnaway figures from Karger are high (between 800 and 1000 over the last 3 years), indicating a significant level of interest from Cambridge researchers across a wide variety of Karger’s ebook series. We will therefore initially be providing access through an Evidence-Based Acquisition scheme, whereby all Karger ebooks are made accessible to Cambridge users. At the end of the Evidence-Based scheme, most-used titles will be selected for purchase…

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News from Science – new restriction to 10 articles per month

The Science journal platform has recently been updated and a restriction has been introduced on the number of  ‘News’ article that can be read each month.

This new ‘metered access’ is being applied to the University of Cambridge as the ‘News’ articles are content that is not included in the print publication and access is  not available for institutional subscribers.

The 10 news article limit will be applied to each IP each month. If you are using a computer on a network you are likely to share your IP with other users. Once 10 articles have been read by users on the IP the image above will appear.

Access to the journal content on the Science platform is unaffected.

Springer Nature Experiments

You may have heard directly from Springer that they have deactivated their SpringerProtocols platform this week.

All of the SpringerProtocols content is already hosted on SpringerLink  so there won’t be any disruption in accessing this content.

Springer are simply deactivating SpringerProtocols.com as they have developed a new and more advanced research solution Springer Nature Experiments.

Springer Nature Experiments is a free-to-use search tool  that has been designed specifically to find and evaluate experimental procedures and where the whole search logic, filters and metrics are tailored for research protocols.

Once a user has identified a SpringerProtocols protocol in which they are interested in Experiments, they can simply click on Full text or Download and will be taken to the content on its native platform SpringerLink.

You can also access the SpringerProtocols.com deactivation FAQS here.

Access to the SpringerProtocols content on Springer Nature Experiments is provided for on and off campus users via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z link here:


Unfortunately links in iDiscover rely on Ex Libris updating their knowledgebase which they have not yet done.  We have asked them to do this now, but until the changes are made, users linking via iDiscover records for the SpringerProtocols will be directed to the protocol on the SpringerLink platform (rather than on the Springer Nature Experiments platform).


Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics

From the Mary Ann Liebert website for the journal:

“The only peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of diagnosing and managing diabetes with cutting-edge devices, drugs, drug delivery systems, and software.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 15 (2013) to present.

Access Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics  via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “diabetes” by Nervion al dia on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/igKyJa

Historical records of Australian science

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Historical records of Australian science

From the publisher website for the journal:

Historical Records of Australian Science is a bi-annual journal that publishes two kinds of unsolicited manuscripts relating to the history of science, pure and applied, in Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific.

  • Historical Articles–original scholarly pieces of peer-reviewed research of no more than 8000 words in length (without consultation with the editors) (including references).
  • Historical Documents–either hitherto unpublished or obscurely published primary sources (word limit subject to negotiation), along with a peer-reviewed scholarly introduction of between 4000 and 6000 words (including references). The document(s) will appear as supplementary material and the scholarly introduction will appear within the journal.

The first issue of the journal (under the title Records of the Australian Academy of Science), appeared in 1966, and the current name was adopted in 1980. Issues were published annually 1980–90, and bi-annually thereafter. Initially four issues made up a volume, but since 2004, the two issues published each year have been deemed to make up a volume. The online content extends back to Volume 1, Number 1, 1966.”

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1966) to present.

Access Historical Records of Australian Science via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image by Michelle Robinson on Flickr

Journal of Beckett Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Beckett Studies

From the Intellect website for the journal:

The Journal of Beckett Studies has been the journal of record for the established and expanding field of Beckett studies for over forty years. It has always been blind peer-reviewed and is recognised internationally as a scholarly journal of high standard.

“The Journal of Beckett Studies was founded by Beckett’s biographer James Knowlson and well-known Beckett critic John Pilling in 1976.

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 9, issue 2 (2000) to present.

Access Journal of Beckett Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “45” by Klas G on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/49cGqP

Nature Astronomy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Astronomy

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Astronomy is arguably the oldest science, and has featured strongly throughout the history of Nature — the first quasar, the first exoplanet, the nature of spiral nebulae, to name but a few of the advances reported in its pages. The launch of Nature Astronomy now enables much expanded coverage of the modern discipline: the journal welcomes research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas.

“Topics covered in the journal include:

  • Observational astronomy
  • Theoretical astrophysics
  • Computational techniques in astrophysics
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Planetary science
  • Exoplanets
  • Solar & stellar physics
  • Interplanetary & interstellar medium
  • Galactic & extragalactic astronomy
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Astronomical big data”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Nature Astronomy via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team