Thursday, September 22, 2016

New platform for Cambridge University Press

Have you looked at our Cambridge University Press databases on the library's A-Z Databases pages recently? Their new platform Cambridge Core has just been launched with all their previously separate databases now accessible from the one site. The new platform allows for seamless searching or browsing across all their journals, books and collections simultaneously. Although James Cook University Library does not have subscriptions to all of the content available on Cambridge Core, the majority of the academic journals are available to JCU students and staff. We like the new layout and their visual clues to locating our subscribed content, such as the green tick shown below.
To search all content, select "Search only content I have access to" by marking the checkbox under the search box on the home page. Filtering on subscribed content only is also available from the research results screen. The number of subscribed and open access resources is displayed conveniently at the top left of your filtering options.  There are  also several methods provided to share, save or export your results. Altmetrics and other information, where available, are displayed within a clear and uncluttered layout. Book descriptions include separate sections for reference lists and reviews.
Open Access resources are clearly indicated and can be separately located by following the links on the 'What we publish' page.

Alternatively as a different search strategy, the 'Browse subjects' functionality uses a hierarchical structure, allowing researchers to select among various formats and sources. Selecting a title displays a summary of the journal or book title, impact factors and other information.

Remember, if the article or book you require is listed on Cambridge Core but  James Cook University does not have access, you are able to request an Inter-library loan or suggest a purchase through the library.

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