Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New eresources@cambridge website

After a successful soft-launch during Easter Term, Cambridge University Library has today officially launched eresources@cambridge. The new site aims to provide Cambridge users with seamless access to a growing collection of subscribed electronic resources. It also has a redesigned help section, covering journal and database access for on and off campus users.

Users can also search for article citations and full text resources by using CrossSearch, a new federated searching service.

With CrossSearch, it is possible to simultaneously search over 300 key resources including, CSA, Web of Science, Science Direct and major ejournal providers. In the advanced CrossSearch interface, multiple subject areas or specific resources can be searched at once. Users can order results with relevancy ranking and clustering options, then view citations and full text in the original native interface.

CrossSearch is available direct to current students and staff within the Cambridge domain. External (off campus) access is offered via a Raven username and password.

eresources@cambridge is the first step in a series of initiatives from the University Library aimed at promoting eresource use amongst all groups of Cambridge users. It is available today at