New eresource: SAE Mobilus international technical papers 1998-present

The University of Cambridge now has access to the SAE Mobilus international technical papers from 1998 to the present via this link.  Access is available also via Shibboleth login if coming to SAE Mobilus from Google, etc.

SAE Mobilus  is the new platform of the former SAE Digital Library and offers a much improved interface.  The University Departments of Engineering, and Materials Science and Metallurgy will benefit from the the SAE technical papers that have been peer-reviewed by experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries .

Users may browse the more than 58,000 technical papers on the latest advances in technical research and applied technical engineering information.   Written by the experts developing solutions and new technologies then peer-reviewed by three specialists to ensure credibility, SAE technical papers foster knowledge, collaboration and the exchange of ideas.


New e-resource: SpringerMaterials

The University of Cambridge now has access to the SpringerMaterials database via this link:

Off campus access is via Shibboleth only.  Please use the “Log in” link top right of the SpringerMaterials home page, then click “Sign in via Shibboleth…”.  Ignore the Athens option and use the Find your institution dropdown/search and select “University of Cambridge ebooks service”.  This will prompt a Raven authentication page for you to sign in using your Raven credentials.   (We expect to offer seamless proxy access via HTTPS in due course.)

SpringerMaterials is a database for identifying material properties, covering data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.  New to the resource is SpringerMaterials Interactive, a set of advanced functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data. Examples of these functionalities include interactive graphs, dynamic data tables, and side-by- side comparisons of materials/properties.

SpringerMaterials supports teaching and learning and research and development in the fields of bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy application.

The University Library, working closely with the Departments of Chemistry and Engineering and the Betty and Gordon Moore Library, is delighted to provide the SpringerMaterials database after a trial and feedback in the first quarter of 2017 demonstrated its value to the science community in Cambridge.  An FAQ on SpringerMaterials is available here

SpringerMaterials webinar and trial access coming soon!

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.

SpringerMaterials research benefits:

• A single platform covering curated data from all major topics in materials science, chemistry, physics and engineering
• Take advantage of specialized integrated features to analyze, manipulate, and visualize different data types
• Save time with multiple search methods and advanced result refining options
• Export data in multiple formats for further use in other software/applications

The University has arranged trial access to SpringerMaterials from 5th April until 2nd May, during which time you will be able to access the complete database. Details of how to access the database will be circulated on 5th April.

A webinar demonstrating the database will take place on 5th April between 14:30 and 15:15. You can attend this remotely or view it in the Todd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry. If you are not able to attend on the day, the webinar will be available throughout the trial period, but we would strongly recommend that you attend on the day as it will highlight the most relevant and useful features and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register your attendance at the webinar here:

Please let us know that you want to attend the webinar in person here:

SpringerMaterials infographic

Springer Materials Database (aka Landolt-Börnstein)

Trial access has been arranged to the complete Springer Materials Database until 13 April 2015.

Please send feedback on the trial to  Thank you.

This is the world’s largest resource for physical and chemical data in materials science, but also contains material of interest to physics, engineering, chemistry and many other disciplines.The service contains the complete Landolt-Börnstein database of physical and chemical properties in Materials Science, with over 3000 properties of over 250,000 materials and chemical systemsAccess to a number of subset databases on subjects like inorganic solid phases, thermophysical properties, adsorption, chemical safety, and more…

About SpringerMaterials:

  • SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database that covers the physical and chemical properties in Materials Science
  • All content is critically reviewed by 1000+ external experts in the relevant fields
  • The database contains the complete Landolt-Börnstein New Series, which spans from particles, atoms and nuclei to multi-phase systems.
  • Users can browse for element systems using the periodic table, draw chemical structures and substructures.
  • Complete bibliographic data is provided, along with links to the original content
  • Quarterly updates to the database, with new books added, databases acquired and updated

 The building blocks of SpringerMaterials

 The Landolt-Börnstein Database: 400 volumes, 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations

  • The complete Linus Pauling Files: A comprehensive database about the properties of inorganic solid phases, consisting of 255,000 documents
  • A subset of the Dortmund Database of Software and Separation Technology. Covering the Thermophysical Properties of pure liquids and binary mixtures, with 425,000 data points
  • An Adsorption database covering over 1,000 reversible, equilibrium isotherms
  • A Polymer Thermodyamics database that contains 140,000 datapoints about 150 polymers
  • 44,000 Chemical Safety Documents
  • REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, GHS Globally Harmonized System RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances, WEEE Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Benefits for researchers

  • Unrivaled database containing the most comprehensive collection of the properties of materials and chemicals, with the greatest scope and depth to ensure the researcher finds all the content in a single location.
  • SpringerMaterials features a critical review process that ensures that the researcher can rest assured that the data is accurate, relevant and up to date.
  • Intelligent search and content retrieval system, based on metadata that tags each of the 100,000+ documents with information describing its content like name and type of material, properties names, etc. This ensures the searches are accurate and efficient and the document contains exactly what you are looking for.
  • Powerful and unique Periodic Table and Chemical Structure Search tools enable the researchers to search in an expansive way, and discover related materials for comparison.
  • SpringerMaterials is highly relevant to research in the fields of
    • Physics,
    • Chemistry,
    • Materials Science
    • most Engineering
  • SpringerMaterials is highly relevant to Research and Development in the following areas: Automotive, Aerospace and Aeronautics, Chemical Manufacturing, Electronics, Engineering, Materials and Steel, Oil, Gas and Geosciences, and Energy, Utilities and Environment

New journal backfiles for the Physical Sciences

Cambridge University Library is delighted to announce the new acquisition of journal backfiles in the school of Physical Sciences. The titles are currently published by Wiley-Blackwell but were formerly published by Blackwell Publishing, University Presses, and institutes & associations of physical sciences.


 The Physical Science backfile collection features many of the earliest top-tier journals in their respective field, including several titles published on behalf of academic and professional societies. Nobel laureates such as Robert H. Grubbs, Elias J. Corey, Robert Burns Woodward and Roald Hoffmann, as well as early pioneers in their respective fields such as Ted Belytschko, Thomas J. R. Hughes and René de Borst are represented.

The titles included in the Physical Sciences are grouped by the following areas:


Chemistry Societies

Chemistry Societies II

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Geography and Development

Materials Science


The links above contain lists of the titles available in each of the subject areas together with EZProxy (off and on campus) URLs for direct access to the titles.

Together these subjects offer backfiles for 217 ejournals.

All the titles are listed in the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and will be retrievable in Library Search by mid-November 2014.



Why not browse some titles from the backfiles via the links on our new Pinterest board? Physical Sciences backfiles


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Journal of Flow Chemistry

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Flow Chemistry.


From the Akademiai Kiado website for the journal:

“The primary objective of the Journal of Flow Chemistry will be to stimulate the development and advancement of flow chemistry for the benefit and progress of the chemistry community. The Journal will provide a high-level scientific forum for rapid publication of the latest results of flow chemistry and serve the most important information on scientific events, technology developments, products, etc. for the fast growing flow chemistry community. The main focus of the Journal will be flow chemistry in inorganic, organic, analytical and process chemistry in the academic research as well as in applied research and development in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fine-chemical, petro-chemical, fragrance industry. However, the Journal should not be limited to the above but also include relevant flow chemistry aspects of material science, catalysis, green chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology latest development on flow instruments (engineering, automation), as well as theoretical and IT related topics.”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2011) to present.

Access Journal of Flow Chemistry via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.