Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine: Now available as an e-book

Image of kumar and clark bookThe Library is happy to announce the acquisition of the 8th Edition of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine as an e-book.

Click here for a link to the  e-book record, and go to the ‘Catalogue Record’ tab to find the correct URL to access the book content.

For a more detailed guide to accessing e-books, please see the  SGUL e-books helpsheet on the How to… Guides webpage.


Quick Start Library Guide: 4 – St George’s Library @ home

There is a lot to information take in during your first week, so we have picked out 5 things you need to know about the Library and each day this week we will tell you about a different aspect of the Library service through our blog.


4 – St George’s Library @ home

In addition to borrowing items from the Library, you can access the Library’s extensive collection of databases, e-journals and e-books from home using your SGUL login.

Visit the Library homepage: www.sgul.ac.uk/library and use the links to databases, journals and the catalogue to search for and access the resources you need.

For step by step instructions on accessing library resources using your SGUL login, visit the Library’s How to…Guides page.  Download “Accessing SGUL electronic resources off-site” from the Helpsheets section or view our “How to…” videos.

Six Oxford Handbooks now available online

The following e-books are now available through Books@Ovid:

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
  • Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties
  • Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Click here for access, or search the Library Catalogue

Please note that access to these e-books requires an SGUL login

Scribd launches online book market

As reported on FT.com today, Scribd, a digital document sharing service, has launched an online retail market for books and documents today. An excerpt from their press release states:
Scribd’s library of free original documents to include for-purchase works, many of which are new, exclusive or hard-to-find anywhere else on the Internet. In a radical departure from industry norms, the Scribd Store offers a generous revenue sharing agreement that gives sellers 80% of revenue. Prices are set by the seller and currently range from $1 for a graphic novel panel to $5,000 for an in-depth China market research report.  . . .

The company will soon launch an iPhone application to give readers and buyers access to documents across multiple platforms; the mobile-optimized version of Scribd.com is already very popular. At launch, the beta version of Scribd Store will be open to buyers and sellers in the United States, with international launches to follow. . . .

With Scribd Store’s flexible pricing, publishers have complete control over price and packaging. Sellers can specify selling whole documents, a chapter or an exact selection of pages, or in instalments. They can also choose whether to serialize their books for $1.00/chapter; now, instead of having to purchase a country guide travelers can buy a standalone city chapter from Lonely Planet. Documents can be read on Scribd.com, downloaded to a PC, printed, or made accessible through web-enabled mobile phones. . . .

Sellers on Scribd Store must own the digital rights to the works they wish to sell and provide detailed information about their ownership of those works in order to sell their works through Scribd Store. Sellers can also easily manage their digital rights—choosing viewing/reading options such as “View on Scribd only,” “Download PDF.