Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New look for OVID

Do you use OVID as a way of searching databases, or finding electronic journals?

Well, it 's getting a makeover on 1st February 2008.
If you'd like any support in using the new interface, please just get in touch with the library, or make use of the "teach yourself" guide.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ebooks for the New Year!

The University has now purchased access to the ebook:-
Concise Oxford textbook of medicine [electronic resource] / edited by John G.G. Ledingham, David A. Warrell

You can access the ebooks either through the Newton catalogue or at the supplier's website, - in this case – MyiLibrary. There is instant access from the university domain.

Outside the @cam domain - You will be asked for your Raven password after you have clicked on Linked resources (see via Newton above) or as you try to enter the MyiLibrary website, http://www.myilibrary.com/browse/open.asp?ID=21513
There are another 50 medical ebooks accessible. A few good examples:-

  • Adler, Michael W. ABC of AIDS BMJ Books 2001 Medicine NetLibrary Jan 2006
  • De Vita. T et al Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology 7th ed Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Medicine Books@Ovid/JISC Nov 2007
  • Bucholz R. W Rockwood and Green’s Fracture in Adults 6th ed Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Medicine Books@Ovid/JISC Nov 2007
  • Gleadle, Jonathan History and examination at a glance Blackwell Publishing 2003 Medicine MyiLibrary Feb 2007

A complete list is available here (PDF file).

Raven passwords are issued by the University Computing Service - further information available. If you do not have one of the above accounts but you are a University Officer, College Fellows, member of University academic or assistant staff, Graduate Student, Research Student or undergraduate, use the form . Passwords will be sent through the UMS.