Read all the Very Short Introductions online – but only until December!


Photograph by generalising on flickr

You can now read any of the Very Short Introductions series online for free – but only until December!

ebooks@cambridge have launched a free trial, allowing us access to 363 of the Very Short Introductions. This is available on campus through MCS computers or mobile devices connecting to Eduroam (you may be prompted for your Raven password).

To read the books, go to the Very Short Introductions website and either browse by subject or use the search bar. You can then click through all the chapters directly within your browser window.

There are all sorts of things you can do, such as creating a personal profile where you can save where you are reading and annotate books – check out the help page to learn more.

This resource  will be available until the 31st of December – if you enjoy it then please let the ebooks@cambridge team know by emailing them at, so that they are aware of what people think when they come to deciding whether to extend the subscription.

Happy reading!


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3 Responses to Read all the Very Short Introductions online – but only until December!

  1. evaluna71 says:

    Nice picture and post, but I should clarify that the VSI’s online are not available off-campus (via Raven logins) for this trial – they are available either from University PCs and /or mobile devices (using eduroam) on campus.

  2. homlib says:

    Thanks for the clarification! I have updated our post.

  3. quinlib says:

    Reblogged this on Quincentenary Library Blog and commented:
    This trial is only available on campus. We have put a display in the library on the Very Short Introductions. Please take any of the free bookmarks.

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