How to use eresources@cambridge: #4 searching for ejournals by citation and DOI

There may be times when you need to find ejournal articles and are given a citation or DOI to base your search on. Here is a guide to finding the articles you need, no matter what your starting point is.

To search articles by citation go to the Advanced Search function in iDiscover and choose ‘Articles’ from the drop down box for ‘Material Type’.

Enter as many details as you can from your citation for the article you are searching for into the Advanced Search form to search our holdings for full text articles. You will need to enter at least the article title or journal title and choose the year of publication from the “Publication Date” drop down list (or enter a date with the ‘specific date’ option). It would also be useful to enter the name of the author of the article into an ‘Author/creator’ box (change ‘Any field’ to ‘Author/creator’ from the drop down list).

You will need to make sure that the ‘Articles and online resources’ option has been chosen from the three above the search bar.

You can also search by DOI and PMID.

A DOI is a digital object identifier which is used to identify individual electronic  documents. These can be found in the metadata for online articles. A PMID is PubMed ID number which works in the same way as a DOI.

To search for an article by DOI you just need to enter it into the iDiscover search bar. For example, this DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f7198 will show this article.

A PMID search works in the same way, you just need to make sure you put the PMID in the appropriate box in the Citation Linker form. The PMID: 24944039 leads to full text accessvia this iDiscover record:

Why not search for this to see how the Advanced Search works –

By Shigeru Watanabe, Animal Cognition, volume 13, issue 1, 2010, p. 75-85


Genome biology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Genome Biology


From the PubMed Central website for the journal:

Genome Biology serves the biological research community as an international forum for the dissemination, discussion and critical review of information about all areas of biology informed by genomic research. Key objectives are to provide a guide to the rapidly developing resources and technology in genomics and its impact on biological research, to publish large datasets and extensive results that are not readily accommodated in traditional journals, and to help establish new standards and nomenclature for post-genomic biology.

“Genome Biology publishes research articles, new methods and software tools, in addition to reviews and opinions, from the full spectrum of biology, including molecular, cellular, organism or population biology studied from a genomic perspective, as well as sequence analysis, bioinformatics, proteomics, comparative biology and evolution.”

Genome Biology has an impact factor of 10.5.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2000) to present.

Access Genome Biology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image: ‘The Human Genome’ by Victoria Pickering on Flickr –

Journal and Highly Cited Data on the InCites platform

Trial access ends to the replacement of the current version of the Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators on 30 September 2014.

Journal and Highly Cited Data (the module name for Journal Citation Reports – JCR, and Essential Science Indicators – ESI) is now on the InCites platform which offers a much greater ease of use and flexibility for analysing and presenting citation data to support research (and ultimately to support the REF 2020).

Read more about the trial here:

Access the new JCR here

Access the new ESI here:

Click on “Continue without loggin in” if this is your first visit.  Please note this trial is only available on campus via a PC on the University network.

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Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators

Electronic Collection Management

Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators are now available on the re-designed and unified InCites platform for assessing and evaluating research performance on trial access until 30 September 2014.  The trial is currently only available on campus via the following links:

Journal Citation Reports

Essential Science Indicators

The new platform for JCR and ESI offers:

* Improved data clarity with indicators based on publication year.

* New trend data views and visualizations.

* Easy saving and exporting of reports.

* Drill down to access and explore the underlying data that informs Journal Citation Reports metrics.

* Easy analysis and comparison of journal trends over time.

* New exploratory environment promoting discovery and easier analysis.

* Personalisation options to support your workflow.

Please send feedback on the trial to

Please note the trial access to the JCR and ESI on the InCites platform is only available from the links…

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Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry trial

The University of Cambridge has trial access to Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry until 31 October 2014.

Access Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry via the Reaxys interface here.

Please send your feedback on the trial to

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry combines the Reaxys chemistry database with tools for hitset assessment and data export.  It is designed to support researchers in making connections between compounds, targets, and bioactivity, allowing rapid early-stage drug candidate assessment.

Studies in American Jewish Literature

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Studies in American Jewish Literature.


From the Project Muse website for the journal:

“Studies in American Jewish Literature is dedicated to publishing work analyzing the place, representation, and circulation of Jews and Jewishness in American literatures, and to serving as a venue for theorizing, as broadly and intensely as possible, the ways in which it makes sense to talk about identity in literature. We understand this commitment to aesthetic inquiry as uncontained by any particular methodological, ideological, categorical, or national project, and we remain open to new work that seeks to interrogate the relationships between writing, reading, genres, histories, technologies, and thinking. We hope to publish special issues at least semi-regularly”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 27 (2008) to present.

Access Studies in American Jewish Literature via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image ‘ Austerity’ by Anne Helmond on Flickr:

First World War online resources

To mark the centenary of Britain’s declaration of war with Germany at the start of the First World War we have put together a list of eresources that are available to members of the University of Cambridge, either via subscription or which are freely available online.


‘The soldier & his horse (Chipilly) #3’ by jinterwas on Flickr

Cambridge University Library recently digitised the war diaries and journals of the poet Siegfried Sassoon and made them freely available online, here.

The digitised collection …

“…makes available online for the first time 23 of Sassoon’s journals from the years 1915-1927 and 1931-1932, and two poetry notebooks from 1916-1918 containing rough drafts and fair copies of his war poems. Unlike edited printed transcriptions, the digitisations allow the viewer to form a thorough sense of the nature of the physical documents.”

Members of the University of Cambridge can access the Adam Matthew resource The First World WarThis resource offers primary source documents on the personal experiences  the men and women affected by the war as well as official documents on recruitment, development and dissemination of propaganda and the Home Front.

AM map

The First World War site also offers interactive maps which show how the conflict expanded, a visual archive of bespoke galleries and digitisations of material from the renowned War Reserve Collection from Cambridge University Library.

British Pathe have collated a collection of films from their comprehensive First World War archive. The short films include trench warfare, zeppelins, battleships, U-boats and protests against conscription. Use this link to view the collection.

Maney Online offers free access to a World War One Centenary Collection of 100 articles. The articles, from over 25 humanities journals, are available to access until the end of August.

The British Library is offering a database of over 500 historical sources titled World War One. Material from the Europeana 1914-1918 concerning the origins, outbreak and conclusions of the war, life as a soldier and race, empire and colonial troops are covered, amongst other topics.


These are just some of the eresources available on the First World War. To explore our collection further search for articles via a keyword search on LibrarySearch+ (please check the ‘items with full text online’ box from the list on the left hand side of the results screen).