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CABI E-Books now available

CAB eBooks Web Ad_square.imgWe have purchased 325 e-books from CABI publishing. Titles have been picked from the following subject areas; Agriculture subject collection, Animal Production and Husbandry collection, Human Health and Nutrition collection and the Veterinary Medicine collection.  A spreadsheet of the new titles can be found here.

These books are hosted on CABI’s own website and as well as reading online, the books can be downloaded for offline reading for 30 days.  A userguide covering DRM restrictions, how to download to different devices etc is available here.

Further info

These books will appear in DiscoverEd soon until then, the CABI platform links can be found on the E-Book AZ list.

Africa Wide Information – database trial

africa wide logoThe Library has set up trial access to Africa Wide Information (Ebsco) until 30th June.

Africa-Wide Information comprises an aggregation of 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America.  Africa-Wide provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary information which documents research and publications by Africans and about Africa.

Africa-Wide covers close to 4 million news articles,  scholarly publications articles, books, reports, theses, citations, and grey literature.  Records include article abstracts and some full text with keyword indexing to enhance relevant retrieval.  The coverage is comprehensive from the 18th century to current and dates back to the 16th century.  Africa-Wide Information is an essential resource for those with an interest in African research and publications and for those doing research in an African context, no matter the subject field.

See the full list of databases included in this trial along with their descriptions at http://www.nisc.co.za/products/22/databases/africa-wide-information

This trial is listed in DiscoverEd and the E-Resources Trial Webpage where links to trial feedback forms can be found.