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1 An introduction to Cambridge Collections Online… Full online access to collections of classic and newly- published scholarly titles in PDF format Contains the Cambridge Companions to literature, philosophy, religion, classics and culture initially; more collections in subject areas will be added soon Over 2,000 essays and close to 70,000 individual pages currently available Each collection is automatically updated with new titles as soon as they become available ROMDIDAC

2 Or browse each collection individually Or browse each collection individually Cambridge Collections Online home page From the home page you may search across the collections using the quick or advanced search… From the home page you may search across the collections using the quick or advanced search… Once logged in, your institution/individual name and subscription details will be listed on the home page Once logged in, your institution/individual name and subscription details will be listed on the home page

3 Using the Collection title browse… Full listing of titles within collection with links to book overview and author details Full listing of titles within collection with links to book overview and author details Quick search option allows searching within this collection only Quick search option allows searching within this collection only Next/previous paging mechanism for easy scrolling through titles Next/previous paging mechanism for easy scrolling through titles Clickthroughs to browse author and chapter options Clickthroughs to browse author and chapter options

4 Using the Chapter browse… Or scroll through the full list of chapters in the collection alphabetically… Or scroll through the full list of chapters in the collection alphabetically… Chapter title, book title, author name and publication year listed for each chapter Chapter title, book title, author name and publication year listed for each chapter Enter a query using the ‘Go to’ option… Enter a query using the ‘Go to’ option…

5 Click through to a full list of author contributors within the collection Click through to a full list of author contributors within the collection Each collection includes an alphabetical list of authors/editors sorted by surname… Each collection includes an alphabetical list of authors/editors sorted by surname… Search the list by author name or use the A-Z listing Search the list by author name or use the A-Z listing Using the Author browse…

6 Author overview The author details feature displays a list of linked content attributed to the author/editor The author details feature displays a list of linked content attributed to the author/editor Author contributions are split down by role Author contributions are split down by role Click through to both chapter and book level Click through to both chapter and book level

7 Title overview Quick search option allows searching within the current title Quick search option allows searching within the current title Details of the print book, plus link through to further information in the catalogue Details of the print book, plus link through to further information in the catalogue Component indicating the collections in which the book resides Component indicating the collections in which the book resides

8 Chapter overview Clearly visible breadcrumb for easy navigation Clearly visible breadcrumb for easy navigation Click forward and back through the chapters of the book Click forward and back through the chapters of the book Full table of contents with current chapter highlighted Full table of contents with current chapter highlighted Chapter extract and link to full content in PDF format Chapter extract and link to full content in PDF format

9 Enter a search term, select the scope and click ‘Search’ Enter a search term, select the scope and click ‘Search’ Using the Quick Search from a chapter… Use the quick search to search across: All collections Subscribed collections This individual title Use the quick search to search across: All collections Subscribed collections This individual title

10 Type in your keyword, select which collection to search across and click ‘Search’ Type in your keyword, select which collection to search across and click ‘Search’ Or use the quick search from the home page… Or use the quick search from the home page… Using the Quick Search from the home page…

11 Search results Search results are displayed in order of relevance… Search results are displayed in order of relevance… Click on author name to view full list of attributed content Click on author name to view full list of attributed content Go directly to the chapter or entire book Go directly to the chapter or entire book Refine search by collection, then title, to narrow search results Refine search by collection, then title, to narrow search results

12 Advanced search Or use the Advanced Search to make more specific searches across the content… Or use the Advanced Search to make more specific searches across the content… Boolean, proximity and stemming searching supported Boolean, proximity and stemming searching supported Fill in one or any of the field with search terms: Term appearing in the full text Author or editor first or last name Full or partial title Subject keyword Publication date ISBN Term appearing in abstract/extract Limit searches to single or multiple collections Fill in one or any of the field with search terms: Term appearing in the full text Author or editor first or last name Full or partial title Subject keyword Publication date ISBN Term appearing in abstract/extract Limit searches to single or multiple collections

13 Chapter overview from search… Words matching the search term within the chapter extract are highlighted for easy reference Words matching the search term within the chapter extract are highlighted for easy reference Full citation details (MLA format) for use in coursework and research Full citation details (MLA format) for use in coursework and research Where the chapter has been reached directly from the search, links to previous/next back to search results appear Where the chapter has been reached directly from the search, links to previous/next back to search results appear

14 Opening a PDF… Where PDF content Is reached from a search, hit-highlighting information is provided Where PDF content Is reached from a search, hit-highlighting information is provided Open the PDF in same or new window, or view within the interface Itself (MS Internet Explorer 6 only) Open the PDF in same or new window, or view within the interface Itself (MS Internet Explorer 6 only)

15 My Collections (Login) Clicking on My Collections in the main navigation bar allows login or registration for first usage of the My Collections personalisation and workgroups feature Clicking on My Collections in the main navigation bar allows login or registration for first usage of the My Collections personalisation and workgroups feature Individual users are automatically logged into My Collections Individual users are automatically logged into My Collections Using the My Collections Personalisation facility… Using the My Collections Personalisation facility…

16 My Collections (Personal view) Bookmarks display a list of saved chapters and corresponding notes Bookmarks display a list of saved chapters and corresponding notes Workgroups lists all workgroups to which the user belongs or has created, together with new announcements information Workgroups lists all workgroups to which the user belongs or has created, together with new announcements information Recent searches automatically lists the last five searches. Saved Searches lists all previous searches bookmarked to the profile. All searches may be re-run. Recent searches automatically lists the last five searches. Saved Searches lists all previous searches bookmarked to the profile. All searches may be re-run. My Collections personal profile displays recent and saved searches, bookmarked chapters and workgroups My Collections personal profile displays recent and saved searches, bookmarked chapters and workgroups

17 My Collections (Save Search) Option to save search appears at the top of each set of search results Option to save search appears at the top of each set of search results

18 My Collections (Adding a Saved Search) Select which workgroup (personal or shared) the search should be saved to; the default option is always the personal workspace Select which workgroup (personal or shared) the search should be saved to; the default option is always the personal workspace Modify the search description for each search Modify the search description for each search Add notes to each new search entry Add notes to each new search entry

19 My Collections (Saved Search) Search has now been added to a list of saved searches in the designated workgroup Search has now been added to a list of saved searches in the designated workgroup Each saved search may re-run, edited or deleted Date of creation is also noted for easy reference Each saved search may re-run, edited or deleted Date of creation is also noted for easy reference

20 My Collections (Bookmark Chapter) Option to bookmark chapter appears at the bottom of each extract Option to bookmark chapter appears at the bottom of each extract

21 My Collections (Adding a Bookmark) Select which workgroup (personal or shared) the bookmark should be saved to Select which workgroup (personal or shared) the bookmark should be saved to Modify the description for each bookmark Modify the description for each bookmark Annotate each chapter with a corresponding note

22 My Collections (Saved Bookmark) The corresponding notes appear under the chapter link Date of creation is also noted for easy reference The corresponding notes appear under the chapter link Date of creation is also noted for easy reference The new bookmark has now been added to a list of saved chapters in the designated workgroup The new bookmark has now been added to a list of saved chapters in the designated workgroup

23 My Collections (Shared Workgroups) A list of created and subscribed workgroups is displayed at the bottom of each profile in alphabetical order A list of created and subscribed workgroups is displayed at the bottom of each profile in alphabetical order In addition to each personal profile, any number of workgroups may be created to share with students, colleagues or friends, or simply for own reference In addition to each personal profile, any number of workgroups may be created to share with students, colleagues or friends, or simply for own reference

24 My Collections (Create a Workgroup) Any title may be appended to the workgroup during set-up Any title may be appended to the workgroup during set-up An introductory paragraph providing an overview of the workgroup or instructions to members may also be added An introductory paragraph providing an overview of the workgroup or instructions to members may also be added

25 My Collections (Join a Workgroup) The passcode is unique to each workgroup and is used by new members to gain entry The passcode is unique to each workgroup and is used by new members to gain entry Following successful workgroup creation a passcode will be displayed at the top of the page Following successful workgroup creation a passcode will be displayed at the top of the page

26 My Collections (Entering a Passcode) To subscribe to a workgroup, each new member should log in to their own personal profile, click ‘Subscribe to a Workgroup and enter the passcode provided by the workgroup creator To subscribe to a workgroup, each new member should log in to their own personal profile, click ‘Subscribe to a Workgroup and enter the passcode provided by the workgroup creator

27 My Collections (Workgroup Added) New announcements are noted next to each workgroup so members are alerted to recent additions posted by the creator on logging into their account New announcements are noted next to each workgroup so members are alerted to recent additions posted by the creator on logging into their account The new workgroup has now been added to the personal profile (in alphabetical order). Users may remove the workgroup at any time by clicking ‘Unsubscribe’. The new workgroup has now been added to the personal profile (in alphabetical order). Users may remove the workgroup at any time by clicking ‘Unsubscribe’.

28 Subscriber Services also available… Usage reports available online to all institutional customers 24 x 7 (ICOLC compliant) Context-sensitive help, guided tour and FAQs available on site Comprehensive customer services, answering all your queries post-purchase Freely downloadable MARC records for your library

29 For further information, orders and free trials please contact ROMDIDAC. S.C. ROMDIDAC S.A. Str. Sfanta Vineri 32, Sector 3, Bucuresti Tel: Fax: Web:


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