Ebook Collections: Cambridge Ebooks

This guide highlights a range of ebook collections, giving details on the content of the collections, and how to use them

Cambridge Ebook Collections

Cambridge Core gives access to all the Cambridge University Press E-books and e-journals the University of St Andrews has access to, including Cambridge Companions and Cambridge History Collections.  The University doesn't have access to all the titles on Cambridge Core.

Using a Cambridge Core Ebook

All Cambridge E-books are supplied DRM-Free which means you can read, print or download as much of the content of an ebook as you need.  There are no restrictions on the number of people who can access the ebook at the same time. Most e-books will have the option to download a PDF of each chapter, some will also allow you to download HTML files.

When you access a Cambridge Core ebook you'll see a page which gives the details of the book, an option to search within the text, and each chapter can be accessed or downloaded from the table of contents.

Screenshot of the Cambridge Companion to Newton, showing the search in this book box at the right of the screen, and the table of contents, with PDF and HTML buttons highlighted.

Finding Cambridge E-Books

All Cambridge ebook titles can be found through Library search:

Enter a title, keywork, author, or a combination of these into the search box, and tick the E-Book only box.

From the results click the eBook button , if you need to login you'll be taken to the University of St Andrews Microsoft Office 365 sign-in page, enter your university email address and password.

You can also search directly from the Cambridge Core website.  Make sure you tick the box "Only search content I have access to" beneath the search box.

Picture of Cambridge Core library search page

Chat with us

Need help? Chat to Library Staff, Monday - Friday, 9.00-17.00 using the box below.  When "Chat with us" is unavailable email library@st-andrews.ac.uk with your question.

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