The Libraries now provides access to around 12,000 Cambridge University Press ebooks published from 2015 to the present. You can find these books by browsing on the Cambridge Core platform or via the Mason Libraries search bar. You can also download this PDF with embedded links to subject area collections – just click on the icon of the subject you are interested in exploring.
Cambridge ebooks are ideal for students’ studies and for faculty’s course reading lists. Just provide the link to a book or chapter in Blackboard, and students will be able to read online or download the book without any restrictions (DRM free).
After years of flat or falling budgets combined with inflation and rising subscription costs, the Libraries has turned to new and innovative ways of providing access to resources for our community. In this case, the Libraries’ payment to Cambridge University Press not only provides access to more ebooks than we would normally purchase, but also serves as a deposit. After 12 months of ebook access, we will use that deposit to buy a selection of Cambridge ebooks for permanent addition to the collection. We ultimately own fewer books, but the Mason community enjoys immediate access to a much larger collection.
The Libraries provides access to many other DRM-free ebooks via JSTOR, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and specialized collections such as our Springer ebooks. Ask your subject librarian how to identify library ebooks for your studies or courses.