Library ♥ E-books

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This month, Library loves E-books! Through the Library you can access many online resources including e-books. We have collections available for SGUL staff and students and  NHS users and accessing them is easy (try one of the QR code posters if you are in the Library).

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E-books chosen by you

Here are some of the latest e-books that have been added to the collection through user choice. Go to the Catalogue Record tab and use the relevant link for SGUL or NHS users to access the content.

clinical-immunologyEssentials of Clinical Immunology

management-of-atrial-fibrillationManagement of Atrial Fibrillation: A Practical Approach

prescribing-at-a-glancePrescribing at a Glance

Oxford Handbooks available online

Oxford Medicine Online  gets you access to over 290 titles including popular books such as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics, Oxford Textbook of Medicine and more.

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Accessing the e-books

Use the Library Catalogue to find and access our e-books:

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Tick the ‘Search only Electronic Books’ box before beginning your search.

You can also use Hunter to search for e-books.

See our webpage on how to access e-books from St George’s Library, for more information.

Find out more – Library pop up Tuesday 21 March 12-2pm

Visit our pop-up library to find out more about accessing e-books and e-resources on Tuesday 21 March 2017 12-2pm. Find us in the Social Learning Space outside the Library 1st Floor Hunter Wing. We will also have some goodies to give away!

Library ♥ E-books

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Through the Library you can access many online resources including e-books. We have collections available for SGUL staff and students and  NHS users. Accessing them is easy (see below).

Two e-books collections that we would like to highlight are the  Oxford Medicine Online and Oxford Scholarship Online Collection.

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Oxford Medicine Online  gets you access to 293 titles including popular books such as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics, Oxford Textbook of Medicine and more.

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Oxford Scholarship Online includes:

  • Neuroscience – 154 titles
  • Psychology –   598
  • Biology  – 235
  • Palliative Care – 82
  • Public Health and Epidemiology – 168
  • Social Work – 164

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 Accessing the e-books

Use the Library Catalogue to find and access our e-books:

ebooks quick search image

Tick the ‘Search only Electronic Books’ box before beginning your search.

You can also use Hunter to search for e-books.

See our page on how to access e-books from St George’s Library.

Offsite access

Please note- if accessing titles from the Oxford Medicine Online  and  Oxford Scholarship Online collection, from outside of the library, you need to do the following before you login :
1. Move to the Subscribers’ Login area on the left-hand side of the screen
2. Select Login with Athens/ Access Management Federation

SGUL staff and students
Type in St George’s, and select from the list before logging in with Shibboleth.

NHS staff
Type NHS England when prompted to identify where you are from, before logging in with Athens.

Find out more

Visit our pop-up library on e-books on Thursday 21 April 2016 12-2pm in the Social Learning Space outside the Library.

Video on how to find and access e-books using Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

Print or digital – what is your reading preference?

ARFIS is the Academic Reading Format International Study to explore the reading preferences of students, originating from work by Information Literacy practitioner Diane Mizrachi at UCLA in the USA. The group have a community Facebook page.

You can contribute to the research by completing the survey which is available online for students in UK higher education from 18th February until 31st March 2016.

Participation will take a total of about 5-10 minutes.

This survey is completely anonymous. No information you provide can be traced to you or identify you in any manner.

The results of the research may further our understanding of how students prefer to read their course material, online or print, and inform the decisions and policies of libraries and lecturers regarding the collection and dissemination of online and print academic materials.

 

Problems with Dawsonera e-books platform

Dawsonera are experiencing performance issues with their e-books platform. Downloads are currently not possible, and although e-books can still be read online, users may experience ‘intermittent problems’ for the rest of this week. Dawson’s are working  to fix the issues.

To find out the latest information on the situation, you can check the @Dawsonera Twitter feed.

Other e-books – provided by Oxford Medicine Online and MyiLibrary – are unaffected.

RESOLVED :DawsonEra e-books website currently down.

** DawsonEra have resolved the problem with their e-books and most DawsonEra e-books are now available to read online or download. **

 

Unfortunately the DawsonEra e-books website is currently down. This is a Dawson’s problem and they are working hard to resolve it as soon as possible.

Other e-books – provided by Oxford Medicine Online and MyiLibrary – are unaffected.

To find out the latest information on the sitauation, you can check the @Dawsonera  Twitter feed.

EDITED: Additional Information

Dawsonera anticipates that their e-books service will continue to be unavailable throughout the weekend. They are working to restore access to the most popular titles first.

ISBNS for e-books tweeted to #dawsonerarestore will be prioritised in the restore process by @dawsonera

 

Resolved: Problem accessing Oxford Medicine Online

The problem with accessing Oxford Medicine Online has now been resolved.

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We’re currently experiencing a problem with accessing the e-books that we subscribe to via Oxford Medicine Online.

We’ve passed information about the issue on to the publisher, and hope that this will be resolved soon.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.