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Connect your ORCID to your Symplectic Elements profile between Monday 16 October and Thursday 26 October for a chance to win a £150 Heffers voucher!

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:42

As part of Open Access Week 2017, any University of Cambridge member with a Symplectic Elements profile can enter this competition.

An ORCID is a unique identifier for researchers (disambiguating Jane Smith from Jane Smith) and meaning that if researchers change their names, their work remains linked together. It is simple and quick to get an ORCID, find out more and register quickly and easily for one here.

Symplectic Elements is an internal University system that collects information about your publications (amongst other things). You can login directly to Symplectic here.

The competition website includes a quick video tutorial on how to link your ORCID with Symplectic, but you can also see step-by-step instructions on the Research Information Moodle site (click on the ‘Enrol’ button if you are not already enrolled).

The winner of the prize draw will be announced on Friday 27 October 2017. Good luck!


Filed under: Open Access, ORCID, Symplectic

How to get free (and legal) access to journal articles behind paywalls: the Open Access Button

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:02

Please have a read of this brilliant post by Lizzie Sparrow. Hopefully it can help you locate and use open access material more easily.

A.G. Leventis Library & Information Services

I’m sure all of you engaged in research will be familiar with messages such as this:

It’s an example of what you see when you are trying to access a journal article and hit what’s known as a paywall. If you’re lucky, your institution has paid for a subscription: you log in and voila! The PDF appears! If you’re not so lucky, you might feel stumped and as if the only way to read the article is to pay the requested cost.

But, this isn’t necessarily the case? Did you know that usually authors are entitled to make a free version of the article available via their institution? If you’ve ever come to me asking for an article you can only find behind a paywall and I email you back a PDF in 5 minutes, it’s most likely that this is the version I’ve found.

So now you want…

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Filed under: ejournals, Open Access, open data

How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:05

Really useful advice if you ever cannot access an eresource. Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to libsta28.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048 was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart…

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Filed under: databases, ebooks, ejournals, eresources

ChemRxiv Beta open for submissions

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:30

ChemRxiv is a free online submission, distribution, and archival service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.

ChemRxiv is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. Find out more from this ACS press release: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/august/chemrxiv-beta-open-for-submissions-and-powered-by-figshare.html?hootPostID=c5c5e00bed4e6b0db448b1ba9bc18551.

ChemRxiv itself can be found here.

 


Filed under: ACS, ChemRxiv, databases, Open Access, open data, preprints, publishing, repositories, researchers, RSC, Text and Data Mining, Text and data mining (TDM)

Advance notice of British Standards Online trial access

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:08

Great news, I look forward to hearing more about the trial.

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A further trial of British Standards Online (BSOL)will be held from 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017.

URL for access and reminders and contacts will be posted here nearer to September.

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Filed under: British Standards, databases, ejournals, eresources

Biomedical and Life Sciences ebooks on SpringerLink

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:07

Some great texts here for Chemistry of Health and drug discovery researchers.

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The Moore Library is pleased to announce that access is now available to Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences 2015- 2017 ebook collections on the SpringerLink platform.

There are currently 1,546 available titles, and further 2017 titles will be added as they are published. Monographs, contributed volumes, handbooks and selected encyclopaedias in Springer designated sub-disciplines such as Animal Models, Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Plant Sciences are included in these collections.

The full text of these titles can be found in and accessed from iDiscover, and are accessible for unlimited concurrent users, both on and off campus via a Raven login.

These collections will be available in full until the 31st December 2017 in the first instance, at which point the most popular titles will be purchased in perpetuity.

A taster of available titles are listed below;

Turksen – Genome Editing

Levitan & Dopico – Vascular Ion…

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Filed under: ebooks

New titles on Very Short Introductions Online

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:08

These titles are especially good for undergraduates, and postgraduates supervising undergraduates, to get a basic understanding of a topic.

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New titles are regularly added to Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Online, the most recently published titles are listed below.

Evolution (2nd ed.)

Branding

Multilingualism

Jewish History

European Union Law

Catholicism (2nd ed.)

Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Globalization (4th ed.)

Clinical Psychology

Organic Chemistry

Intellectual Property

Infinity

This popular and accessible series offers concise introductions across a wide range of subject areas; Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics & Social Sciences.

You can browse by subject or search the collection of currently 525 titles, and you can search at the chapter level. You can create your own personal profile which will give you the option to save titles you are reading, copy, paste and annotate the text.

The most popular VSI title amongst University of Cambridge users in 2016, attracting 3,609 “hits” was Rousseau.

Some of the more recent titles are not yet available in iDiscover, these…

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Text & Data Mining LibGuide

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:08

Please have a look at this brilliant new guide on TDM!

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We are keen to help the research process where we may be able to make a contribution towards facilitating text & data mining in the University.  To that end we offer a new LibGuide on text & data mining in the growing number of guides in the Cambridge Libraries’ family of LibGuides.

The aim of this guide is to make a start towards exposing the breadth of content (mostly library-subscribed) that may be of potential exploitation by Cambridge researchers wanting to use the techniques of text and data mining in their research.  The guide summarizes the main points in the Hargreaves exception and builds on and links out to professional bodies and information sources to provide librarians and University members with a beginner’s guide to first steps in TDM and considerations it is important to make.

The guide provides a means of contacting us to clear any issues that…

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Filed under: databases, ejournals, eresources, TDM, Text and Data Mining, Text and data mining (TDM), Tools to help you do your research

New ebooks – June 2017

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:40

Chemists might be interested in several of these new ebooks: Introduction to agent based modelling, Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Molecular gels, and Progress in Exergy, Energy, and the Environment.

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during June. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

                                                                                  

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