University of Cambridge


The University offers access to an extensive number of electronic books. A Raven username and password is required to access ebooks off campus. Many can be found through iDiscover, but others cannot.

Tips and instructions on accessing the collections

Our ebooks include titles from the following publishers and collections but note access is selective: not all books from all collections are available to the university:

Full = All titles available   Full= Only some titles available   Searchable= Searchable through iDiscover   Searchable= Not searchable through iDiscover  
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Collection Description Available titles
AccessMedicine  Access to Harrison's Principles of internal medicine Selected titles
ACLS Humanities ebooks  History, Humanities All titles
African Writers Series  Literature All titles
apabi Digital Library  Multi-disciplinary; all works in Chinese language All titles
Archaeopress  Archaeopress Archaeology, and Seminar for Arabian Studies titles Selected titles
ASM Handbooks Online  Materials Science All titles
Ben Jonson Online  Multi-disciplinary All titles
Bloomsbury Collections  Ancient History Archive 1983-2012, Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012, Anthropology 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012, Film & Media Studies 2014 & 2015, History 2015 & 2016, Literary Studies 2015, Philosophy 2015, and Theology 2015 & 2016. All Law collections including 2014 -2017 C.H. Beck Hart Nomos and Hart. Selected titles
Bloomsbury Professional Online  Practitioner books in law, tax and accounting. iDiscover searching forthcoming. All titles
Brepols Online  Selective titles Selected titles
Brill  2014 - 2017: Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East & Early Christianity, Classical Studies, Companions in Classical Studies Online I, European History and Culture, International Law, Language and Linguistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy, Social Sciences. Selected titles
Cambridge Core  Hosts all ejournals and ebooks formerly on CJO, CBO, CCO, CHO, SSO & UPO. Multi-disciplinary. Selected titles
Cambridge Law Reports  ICSID Reports & International Law Reports All titles
Chicago Manual of Style  Recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices, 17th and16th editions available All titles
CRCnetBASE  Veterinary Medicine, Engineering Selected titles
CREDO Reference  Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology Selected titles
Dawsonera  Multi-disciplinary. Raven login needed on campus. Selected titles
De Gruyter Online  Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology & Medicine. All languages. Evidence-based scheme until December 31st 2017. Selected titles
Digital Vetenskapliga Arkivet (DiVA)  Multi-disciplinary (check the box marked 'Only documents with full text in DiVA' to access material) Selected titles
Digitalia  Spanish language - Humanities and Social Sciences (until the end of October 2017) All titles
DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)  A multidisciplinary Open Access library of 2200+ titles from 79 international publishers freely available via publishers websites, including titles in several languages. All titles
Duke University Press  AMES, Anthropology, Education, English, History, Music, South Asian Studies and SPS All titles
Early English Books Online  Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 All titles
Ebook Central  Multi-disciplinary. Raven login needed on campus for printing, copying & downloading. As of 12/01/17, Ebook Central incorporates all content previously hosted on Ebrary. Selected titles
ebrary  As of 12/01/17, all ebrary content has moved to Ebook Central. Existing links to ebrary will redirect to Ebook Central. Selected titles
EBSCOhost (was NetLibrary)  Multi-disciplinary Selected titles
Eighteenth Century Collections Online  English language works on all subjects publ. in the 18th century: based on the English Short Title Catalogue. All titles
Elsevier elibrary  13 key medical etextbooks Selected titles
English Historical Documents  History All titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library  History, History of Science, Religion, Psychology Selected titles
GeoScienceWorld  Earth Sciences 2015-16 ebook collections Selected titles
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics  Chemistry, Physics All titles
ICE Virtual Library  Civil Engineering, Construction Selected titles
IEEE Xplore Digital Library  Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics (1974-2011, 2013) All titles
Instant Anatomy  Diagrams, revision questions, lectures, podcasts, audio, oral examination preparation, interactive multiple choice questions on human anatomy. All titles
Intelex Past Masters  Augustine (works (4th release), Austen (letters), Boyle (correspondence and works), Coleridge (collected letters), Dickens (letters (i-xii)), Eliot (notebooks and library), Hegel (OUP translations), Hardy (collected letters), Hume (complete works and correspondence), Luther (works), Nietzsche (werke), Pope (correspondence), Sidgwick: Complete Works, Select Correspondence, Swift (correspondence), Tennyson (letters), Wittgenstein (collected works) and Wordsworth (collected letters). Selected titles
IOP Science  IOP Expanding Physics (release 1 & 2) and IOP Concise Physics (release 1 & 2) Selected titles
JSTOR  21 titles in the following subject areas: Anthropology, History, MML, Music, Political Science and Sociology Selected titles
Kotobarabia  Arab leaders, historicans and philosophers collection. Approximately 5,000 titles, mainly in Arabic, on Arab culture, religion, philosophy and political thought. All titles
Literature Online  Literature All titles
Manchester Medieval Sources Online  Medieval History All titles
MyiLibrary  Multi-disciplinary Selected titles
OAPEN Library (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)  A multidisciplinary Open Access library of 2600+ titles from European publishers freely available as PDF files, including titles in several languages. Includes 90 titles from UK publishers under the OAPEN-UK JISC ebooks project. All titles
Open SUNY Textbooks  An open access multidisciplinary textbook library from the State University of New York. All titles
Ovid  Medical etextbooks Selected titles
Oxford Bibliographies  Criminology, History, Literature, Medieval Studies, Politics and International Relations Selected titles
Oxford Handbooks Online  Archaeology, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion 2015, 2016 & 2017 Selected titles
Oxford History of Western Music  Music All titles
Oxford Reference Online  Multi-disciplinary All titles
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law  Law All titles
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online  Literature Selected titles
Oxford Scholarship Online  Management Studies and Business, Classics, Economics, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religion, and Sociology, as well as Law content from Stanford University and Chicago University up to present. Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology up to early 2009. Selected titles
Oxford Textbook of Medicine  Medicine All titles
Routledge Handbooks Online  Full 2014 collection + 109 selected titles from 2015 & 2016 collections. Multi-disciplinary. All titles
Royal Society of Chemistry  Chemistry, Materials Science Selected titles
Salem Press Online  Literature (English, MML) and History Selected titles
ScienceDirect  Economics Selected titles
SIAM  Mathematics Selected titles
SIAM (off campus)  Mathematics Selected titles
Springer  Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics. Biomedical and Life Sciences 2015-2017 (until 31 Dec. 2017). Selected titles
Stahl Online  Cambridge portfolio of neuropsychopharmacology books by Dr Stahl All titles
Taylor and Francis eBooks  Multi-disciplinary Selected titles
Torrossa  Italian language titles in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Selected titles
University Press Scholarship Online  Oxford Scholarship Online content up to present of Management studies and business, Classics, Economics, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religion, and Sociology, as well as Law content from Stanford University and Chicago University. Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology up to early 2009. Selected titles
Very Short Introductions  Multi-disciplinary All titles
Wiley  Multi-disciplinary Selected titles