Cambridge Companions Online - Guided Tour


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Taken from the renowned Cambridge Companions series of authoritative guides, Cambridge Companions Online brings together subject-based collections of Cambridge titles. We offer four collections based on the Cambridge Companions series: The Complete Companions; The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics; The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture; and The Cambridge Companions to Music.

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Cambridge Companions Online - Guided Tour

  1. 1. Cambridge Companions OnlineCambridge Companions OnlineGUIDED TOUR1. Table of Contents2. Introduction3. The Home Page4. Browsing Content5. The Book Page6. The Chapter Page7. The Author Page8. Advanced Search9. Search Results10. Opening a PDF11. My Companions - Access12. My Companions – Workgroups13. My Companions – Joining and creating workgroups14. My Companions – Saving a Search15. My Companions – Bookmarking16. Subscriber Services17. Account
  2. 2. Cambridge Companions OnlineAn Introduction to CambridgeCompanions Online• Full online access to collections of classic and newly-published scholarlytitles from the essential Cambridge Companions series in PDF format• Contains four collections: The Complete Companions; Literature andClassics; Philosophy, Religion and Culture; and Music• Over 500 titles currently available across all collections• Each collection is automatically updated with new titles as soon as theybecome available• Personalisation tools allow workgroup creation (saving bookmarks andsearches and sharing them with other users)• Account administration area for library access control and management
  3. 3. Cambridge Companions OnlineLogging in and navigating content1.You can log into the site by either using your regular logindetails or via the Athens or Shibboleth portals2.Once logged in, or recognised by IP, your institutionallogo and name will appear in the top right of all pages3.Your access will be displayed in an ‘access box’, whichappears below the login button on all pages, showing linksto the collections you have access to4.From the homepage, you can perform a quick searchacross all Companions or you can search across aparticular collection.5.You can refine your search further using the advancedsearch function6.Use the main browse area to go directly to the titleswithin each collection7.View the latest titles to be added to the platform, bycollection. Click on the covers to link directly to these titlesThe Home Page124 56743
  4. 4. Cambridge Companions OnlineBrowsing ContentBrowsing by collection, title, chapterand author1.From the homepage, you can link directly to browsepages for each collection (Complete, Literature andClassics, Philosophy, Religion and Culture and Music)2.You can also click on the ‘Browse’ tab on the homepageto browse all titles on the site3.Once on the browse pages, you can then choose tobrowse by title, chapter or author4.If you know what you are looking for, you can use thealphabet shown in the grey bar to link directly to content5.Scroll through the listed content using the next button6.Sort listed content by title, author or year of printpublication4233356
  5. 5. Cambridge Companions OnlineThe Book PageViewing content on the book page1.The centre of each book page contains tabsshowing a book description and table of contents2.Click on a PDF icon in the table of contents todownload chapter content or click on the chapter titleto go to the chapter overview page. You can alsouse the chapter dropdown, next to the coverimage, to get to your chosen chapter overview page.3.The book tools provided on all book pagesinclude:•‘Find this book in a library’ (searches the OCLCWorldCat database)•‘How to cite’ (including citation export functions)•‘Alert me when this book is cited’ (with links tosearch the Google Scholar and CrossRef databases)•‘Bookmark and share’ (use various tools orplatforms to save or share content)4.Once on the book page you can refine your searchfurther using the ‘Search within this book’ function.5.Click on ‘Buy the book’ to find the print version ofthe title in the Cambridge University Press catalogue6.See which collection the book is part of within the‘This book is in’ box1245633311
  6. 6. Cambridge Companions OnlineThe Chapter PageViewing content on chapter pagesWhen you click on a particular chapter on a bookpage, or choose a chapter in the chapter dropdown,you are taken to a chapter landing page, where youcan view the PDF related to that particular chapter.The book pages and chapter pages are very similar.Differences between book pages and chapterpages:•Chapter PDF is shown at the top of the chapterlanding page. Click on this to access content.•Chapter author and DOI are displayed in themetadata•Chosen chapter displays in the dropdown•Chapter description shows in tabbed area next tothe table of contents1234
  7. 7. Cambridge Companions OnlineThe Author PageViewing other works by thesame author1. When an author name is displayedanywhere on the site it will appear as a link2. This link will take you through to the ‘authorpage’ which contains a list of content theyhave written, edited or contributed to on thesite3. You can then link through to these titles toview the relevant book or chapter pages123
  8. 8. Cambridge Companions OnlineAdvanced SearchUsing the advanced search functionThe advanced search link is available on everypage of the site and allows you to select specificcriteria to refine your search.1.Select ‘search by access’ to search only titlesfor which you have access2.Use the first dropdown to select the parametersof your search3.Use the second dropdown to further refine yoursearch rules by including and excludingkeywords4.Type in your keyword or phrase and if youwould like to add more search terms simply clickthe ‘More choices’ button to add a new row5.Refine your search further by searching eitherall collections or choosing a specific collection(Literature and Classics, Philosophy Religion andCulture or Music)15112 34
  9. 9. Cambridge Companions OnlineSearch ResultsManaging your search resultsYou can search for content using the quick search or theadvanced search functions.1.When the search results display, there are many toolsyou can use to manage your results:• Sort by relevancy, author, print publicationyear and online publication year.• Change number of results shown on thepage• Results can be viewed as books or chapters• Boolean, proximity and stem searching issupportedManaging your search terms1.You can use the ‘Refine your search’ box to narrowyour search further:• Terms you have entered in your search can beremoved• If the term is not recognised another term willbe suggested• Narrow your results further by collection,author or print publication year2.Use the ‘Show search’ function to view your originalsearch criteria and to amend as requiredSaving your search2.Save your search results as an RSS feed or bookmarkthe search results in your ‘My Companions’personalisation area (See slides 11-15 to learn moreabout the ‘My Companions area)1234
  10. 10. Cambridge Companions OnlineOpening a PDFViewing content within PDFsAll content on the site is contained within PDFsthat are split by chapter.1.If you have access to a title the PDF icon willshow in colour. If you do not have access theicons will be greyed out2.Click on the relevant chapter PDF to view thecontent. This will display in a separate window.3.If you have reached the PDF via a search or ifyou have used the ‘Search within this book’function ‘hit highlighting’ will be in place bydefault‘Hit highlighting’ is when the search termsyou have used are highlighted within thePDF4.To switch this function off, close the PDF andclick ‘turn of hit highlighting’ below the book toolsand then reopen the PDF5.To search the PDF for specific keywords clickCtrl and F on your keyboard and type your keywordinto the search box1231
  11. 11. Cambridge Companions OnlineMy Companions - AccessAccessing the My Companions area1.To access your personalisation area within the site clickon the ‘My Companions’ tab at the top of any page2.If you are not logged in, the page will prompt you toregister for your own personalisation account.3.If you are logged in, you will automatically see the MyCompanions workgroup landing page4.Once you are logged into this area, you can:1. re-run recent and saved searches2. bookmark books or chapters of particularinterest3. create notes for each bookmarked item.4. create shared workgroups which willenable you to share information with otherusers (bookmarks, searches, notes,external links and announcements) withinthe My Companions area.You must register to have access to your personalised‘My Companions’ area.21
  12. 12. Cambridge Companions OnlineMy Companions - WorkgroupsManaging your workgroups withinthe My Companions area1.Once you have logged into the My Companionsarea, two tabs are displayed – your personalworkgroup and shared workgroups2.Your personal workgroup is an area in whichyou can save your searches, bookmarks and lookat your last five searches on the site. You can alsoadd your own notes3.The shared workgroups tab contains groupsyou have created that can be shared with others12 3
  13. 13. Cambridge Companions OnlineMy Companions - Joining and Creating WorkgroupsSubscribing to a workgroup1.To subscribe to a workgroup, type the workgrouppasscode in the ‘Subscribe to this workgroup’ field andclick ‘Join’2.The workgroup passcode can be seen below theworkgroup name. The workgroup owner will need togive you this code to enable you to access their groupCreating a new workgroup3.To create a new workgroup, simply input a workgroupname and any notes you wish to add in the ‘Workgroupactions’ area and click ‘Create’4.The workgroup will appear in your shared workgrouptap5.To share your workgroup, send the workgrouppasscode to selected users6.You can only delete items in workgroups you havecreated12346
  14. 14. Cambridge Companions OnlineMy Companions - Saving a SearchSaving a search in the MyCompanions area1.To save a search in your personalisation areaclick on the ‘Bookmark this search’ link withinyour search results2.Add a title for your search and notes if required3.Select which workgroup you would like thesearch to be added to (you can add it to your ownpersonal workgroup or a shared workgroup)4.Your search will then be saved under therelevant tab in your chosen group. You can re-run,edit or delete your search at any time.5.Your last five searches are automatically savedin your personal workgroup tab412345
  15. 15. Cambridge Companions OnlineMy Companions – Saving a BookmarkBookmarking a chapter or book in theMy Companions area1.To save a bookmark in your personalisation areaclick on the ‘Bookmark this chapter/book’ link withinthe ‘Bookmark and share’ area on any book orchapter page on the site2.Add a title for your bookmark and notes if required3.Select which workgroup you would like thebookmark to be added to (you can add it to your ownpersonal workgroup or a shared workgroup)4.Your bookmark will then be saved under therelevant tab in your chosen group. You can edit ordelete your bookmark at any time.1234
  16. 16. Cambridge Companions OnlineSubscriber ServicesUsing Subscriber ServicesThe Subscriber Services area provides a number of functionsto help library staff to manage and promote the product withintheir institution1.Within the subscriber services area you can downloadMARC records in the following ways:•Insert a date span to access downloadable, system-generated MARC records. These records are created usingour internal database and are available as soon as a title ispublished on the site•Use the OCLC call number reference sheet to obtainMARC records directly from OCLC. OCLC records can bedownloaded as sets by collection and/or month. Please notethat OCLC records are generally available approximately 7-14 days after the date of online publication.In this area you can also find:•Title lists in Excel format showing detailed bibliographicdata for each title by collection including title, author, printpublication date, online publication date, DOI and collection•Promotional materials such as flyers, guided tours andhand-outs to help promote the product in your library•Sign up for updates to enable you to be alerted when a titleis added to the site. Updates can be set up as RSS feeds oremail notifications.11
  17. 17. Cambridge Companions OnlineAccount AdministrationManaging your accountThe Account Administration area can be found within theSubscriber Services tab and can only be seen if you arelogged in as an administrator.1. Within this area you can access the following:•Configure IP address – add/remove/edit the IP rangesassociated with your access•Access to – view the titles/collections that you have accessto as well as active trials•Remote user access – add, edit and remove remote userdetails•Switch accounts – manage more than one account•Usage statistics – access COUNTER usage reports showingusage at a title level. Please note: Pre-30 November 2012usage reports can only be downloaded from the old SubscriberServices area:•Open URL resolver – insert your Open URL resolver to linkcontent to your selected knowledgebase•Update organisation details – update your details includingyour display name, display message and address•Hosting fee reminder – check which date your hosting fee isnext due•Change administrator – enables you to remove yourusername as administrator and set someone else as theadministrator instead using your current password and the newadministrator’s username and password•Update organisation logo – personalise the site by changingthe logo that appears on the top right of all pages•Email preferences – opt-in and out of order-related emailsfor a number of our products1
  18. 18. Cambridge Companions OnlineFree Trials AvailablePlease recommend Cambridge Companions Online to your librarian. Institutionsmay request a free 30-day trial through the site by submitting a trial request formor alternatively, contact your regional online sales team for pricing information.Customers within North and South America:By phone: 845 353 7500By fax: 845 353 4141By email: ccol@cambridge.orgCustomers outside North and South America:By phone: +44 (0)1223 326070By fax: +44 (0)1223 325150By email: