Thursday, May 15, 2008

New approaches to eresources

Preview the new eresources@cambridge webpages

The new pages allow users to quickly find resources available in their subject area. They can also search multiple resources at once with CrossSearch, a new federated searching service. With CrossSearch, it is possible to simultaneously search key resources (Over 200 , including CSA, Web of Science, Science Direct and major ejournal providers) for full text articles and citations from a single interface.

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

From the subject pages users can start a CrossSearch focused on their subject area, go directly to a resource or view a list of relevant ejournal titles. They can also find contact information for libraries covering that subject area. Information on access and authentication to individual resources is also included at each stage.

Other tabs on the main eresources page allow users to find specific resources or start searching in either CrossSearch, ejournals@cambridge, Newton or DSpace. A new integrated help section provides answers to common eresource queries as well as detailed information on CrossSearch and ejournals@cambridge.

Both CrossSearch and the new pages are still in development, your feedback on both is welcomed.

New Training Sessions and Information Clinics

New times and dates in June and July 2008 are available for Information Skills training sessions providing hands-on training in specific resources including:

  • Cochrane Library
  • PubMed
  • Using NHS ATHENS to search for literature
  • Library Introduction
  • Finding e-Journals
  • Literature searching for Junior Doctors
  • Searching Web of Science

However it may be that you need book an appointment at the Information Clinic - contact the Library for more details.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Plans of the library redevelopment

What will it all look like?

Have at look at what will be in store: