Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Expanded DRA service at the CSL

The Library has now added four more PCs to its DRA service, bringing the total available to ten. The new machines are located on the 1st floor.

See a member of staff for details.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New ejournals archive Springer Online Archives Collection

The University Library is pleased to announce that it has purchased access in perpetuity to the Springer Online Archives Collection, making available to the university every issue and article from volume 1 onwards to 1996 of 900 journals. The collection complements the existing Springer journal subscription taken out by the Journals Co-ordination Scheme, which covers the years from 1997 onwards, thereby providing access to complete backruns online.

Springer is the world's second largest publisher of scientific, medical and technical journals. All eleven subject collection packages have been acquired.
These include:
• Behavioral Sciences
• Biomedical and Life Sciences
• Business and Economics
• Chemistry and Materials Science
• Computer Science
• Earth and Environmental Sciences
• Engineering
• Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
• Mathematics
• Medicine
• Physics and Astronomy

Both archive and current ejournals are available through SpringerLink. To locate a title or to browse the collection go to the ejournals@cambridge portal at .

Monday, October 6, 2008


The new web portal for science students, science@cambridge was launched today.

Science@cambridge aims to draw users into a virtual library space giving them immediate access to electronic information from their desktop, tools to help them navigate through the vast number of sources available, as well as on-line real-time help from library subject-experts.

This development acknowledges that for many of those working in contemporary science the library is now largely a 'virtual resource'. Science@cambridge will increase access to and knowledge of scientific electronic resources. It will help users discover, search across and improve the use of science e-resources, generally and within discipline specific areas.

Science@cambridge has been developed with the generous support of the Arcadia Trust.