As a result of the merger between Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align our eBook collections, collating them all on one platform for our customers to find and use easily.
Starting with the 2016 collections, all titles that would have been available on Palgrave Connect will be integrated into the 10 Springer eBook collections that focus on the humanities, social sciences and business, management and finance disciplines. As of October 1, 2015, titles, collections and existing access rights from Palgrave Connect will start to migrate to SpringerLink and users will be able to access content via SpringerLink directly.
We recognize that this is not an overnight process and will therefore ensure that all content is still fully accessible on www.palgraveconnect.com until all titles have been fully transferred over and all customers have complete access on SpringerLink.
For additional information and a complete list of the 10 eBook collections please visit the Springer eBooks information page.
Launched in February 2009, Palgrave Macmillan's ebook platform, Palgrave Connect, offers libraries a flexible approach to building an ebook collection in Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business.
Palgrave Connect offers institutions the opportunity to purchase a site license for Palgrave Macmillan's complete ebook Collection or to any number of Collections in twelve subject areas. Librarians can also purchase titles from across subject areas and years with our Build Your Own Collections model:
Access to individual ebooks is not available via Palgrave Connect. For information on how to purchase individual Palgrave Macmillan ebooks, please visit our How to Access page.
For online access to Palgrave Connect ebooks your organization must have a site license to one or more Palgrave Connect subject Collections or a Build Your Own Collection.
For example, if your organization has a site license for the Economics & Finance 2010 Collection, the Business & Management 2012 Collection and the Political & International Studies 2011 Collection you will have access to the full text of all the titles in those Collections.
For more information on accessing Palgrave Connect ebook content, please visit our How to Access page.
A preview is available for all titles in Palgrave Connect's subject collections; this enables selected pages of each ebook to be viewed without a current Palgrave Connect subscription (indicated by a red padlock). These selected pages can be viewed by all users but the full content is only available to subscribing or trial users (indicated by a green or orange padlock). The number of preview pages that can be viewed for each ebook on Palgrave Connect will vary.
If you would like access to the full text for your institution please contact your librarian or use our Library Recommendation Form, or you can use the 'Purchase Copy' button to buy a print copy of the title.
If you believe you should have subscriber access to the full ebook please check you are accessing Palgrave Connect from within your institution's network or you may need to login via our Institution / Athens Login page.
Previews are not currently available for titles within Palgrave Connect's reference archives.
Yes; Athens, Open Athens and Shibboleth are all supported by Palgrave Connect. To utilise these services you will need to login via our Institution / Athens Login page.
Currently Palgrave Connect supports the UK Federation for Shibboleth access – additional Federations will be supported in the near future.
If you have any further queries about using Athens or Shibboleth to access Palgrave Connect please contact us using the details here.
Some institutions use proxy servers to network their environment. A proxy server is a computer with a single IP address, which handles all internet traffic for a number of individual computers within an organization. We permit the use of proxy server IP addresses on your registration, provided they serve only computers within your organization, and they do not exceed your access limit.
Palgrave Connect allows you to customize the font size to suit your personal preferences. For more information on this functionality and other accessibility features, please visit our Accessibility page.
Palgrave Connect employs permissive DRM, enabling users in subscribing institutions to download ebook content without any physical restrictions. Ebook content can be copied, pasted, saved and printed. All ebook pages are watermarked to show that the content is copyright material from palgraveconnect.com. When a Palgrave Connect ebook is downloaded a watermarked coversheet is added, including the name of the subscribing institution. For more information, please view our Terms and Conditions.
Users at subscribing institutions are allowed to output copies of ebook chapters for postal or faxed fulfilment of ILL requests for academic, research, or other non-commercial libraries. Digital transmission of articles is permitted on request. Authorized users may print and store reasonable numbers of individual articles for educational purposes and off-line review.
All Palgrave Connect ebooks published after 2011 are available to download as an EPUB file which is a format specifically designed for use with ebook readers. Click here to view a list of Palgrave Connect ebooks which have EPUB files available via a 'Download EPUB' button on the ebook catalogue page. You must have full text or trial access in order to save the EPUB file to your local machine and up-load to an ebook reader.
It is also possible for users at subscribing organizations to upload saved ebook PDFs to their ebook readers, although the PDF files will not be optimized for the device, so (for example) there may be issues with hyphenating and line breaks when font size is increased.
The 'Send to Kindle' function is now available for all titles available in PDF format on Palgrave Connect. For further information, please see 'How does the 'Send to my Kindle' button work?'
Many Palgrave Connect ebooks are available from ebooks.com for individual purchase. We also work with a number of other suppliers and aggregators to provide a range of ebook formats. Click here for further details.
MetaLib configurations for Palgrave Macmillan databases will work for customers using Username/Password (U/P) or IP to authenticate to Palgrave Macmillan. Customers using U/P need to enter the U/P credentials provided by Palgrave Macmillan into a specific field in the MetaLib configuration.
Customers using IP authentication need to register either the IP address of their MetaLib sever or their proxy server, if used, with Palgrave Macmillan. They need not enter any authentication details in the MetaLib configurations for Palgrave Macmillan databases.
OpenURL is a link methodology that seeks to address the 'appropriate copy' problem by presenting generic descriptions of resources which are directed to a link server on the user's side for resolution. A link server uses its own knowledge base of local holdings subscriptions and entitlements to present the user with links to resources that are meaningful to them in their local context.
More briefly said, OpenURL is a link interrupted to add local context.
In practice, OpenURL links from an ebook's references will be targeted at a user's institutional link server for resolution rather than at any given publishing platform. This is termed 'outbound linking'. Correspondingly, inward links directed from an external source to an ebook on Palgrave Connect may take advantage of the standard description terminology used by OpenURL. Such a practice is termed 'inbound linking'.
OpenURL is currently supported on Palgrave Connect for inbound linking only, i.e. as a standards-based 'link to' syntax.
Palgrave Connect maintains an OpenURL resolver to redirect incoming links using the OpenURL syntax. The base URL for this service is:
Simply append a querystring to the base URL above using either the simple (pre-standard) OpenURL format, e.g. for the ebook Global Financial Meltdown use
?title=Global Financial Meltdown
or in full ANSI/NISO standard format
?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=kev:mtx:book&rft.title=Global Financial Meltdown
Both formats are supported. This service supports linking for: ISBN / DOI, Title, Author, Publication Date and Series.
Note that CrossRef also maintains an OpenURL resolver at http://www.crossref.org/openurl
This server does, however, require valid CrossRef user account details.
Outbound OpenURL linking from references is currently being implemented for a forthcoming release of Palgrave Connect.
Two specific resources with background information on OpenURL are:
The OpenURL standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.88-2004) can be found at the NISO website: http://www.niso.org/standards/z39-88-2004/
Information on the CrossRef server is available at: http://www.crossref.org/03libraries/16openurl.html
Please address any specific queries about use of the Palgrave Connect OpenURL interface to email@example.com.
Palgrave Macmillan is taking part in an experiment into open access monographs in the humanities and social sciences.
Together with other publishers, research councils, academics and institutions, the experiment looks at the feasibility of open access monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. open access is starting to grow in prominence particularly for STM journals, and Palgrave Macmillan is keen to participate in investigating what this may mean for the future of HSS monographs.
OAPEN-UK is a project managed and funded by JISC (with additional funding from AHRC) to experiment with scholarly monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences to find out if open access as a model is feasible, and what impacts Open Access may have on print and ebook sales, dissemination, readership and commercial models.
Six of our ebooks are available open access as part of this experiment. They are Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships, Networks in the Russian Market Economy, Cyborgs in Latin America, Social Theory of Fear, Determinants of Financial Development, and History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction. They are also available from the OAPEN Library. The experiment started in September 2011 and is set to run for three years.
These six titles are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license: users are free to disseminate and reuse the ebook. The license does not however permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.
Libraries are welcome to use the Palgrave Connect MARC records for OAPEN titles so as to make these ebooks discoverable from their catalogue.
Any queries about the experiment should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the titles included in the OAPEN-UK project, a number of Palgrave Macmillan titles are now fully open access. These titles will be made open access immediately on publication via Palgrave Connect. The EPUB and PDF are both freely available to download, meaning users can access this open access content on their devices, as well as their laptop/PC, and via institutional repositories.
Open access ebooks will be included in Palgrave Connect, but libraries will not be charged for these titles. Open access titles have been added as a Collection to the MARC records page (see 'Are MARC records available for open access titles?' for further information).
Visit the Palgrave Open website for more information on our open access options.
Palgrave Pivot represents a radical change in scholarly publishing for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business by offering authors the flexibility to publish their research at lengths between the journal article and the conventional monograph, and a commitment to publish within 12 weeks of acceptance with full peer review.
Palgrave Pivot publications are included as part of subject Collections and Build Your Own Collections. For more information, including a list of titles, please visit www.palgrave.com/pivot.
EPUB is the file extension of an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications. Simply put, this means that EPUB is the format that is compatible with the majority of e-reader devices.
ReadCube enhances the reader experience through the ability to add electronic notes and highlights, hyperlinked references and more. ReadCube stores and organizes your PDFs, as well as recommending new scholarly content suited to your interest to ensure you stay up-to-date.
Datasets are made available for selected Palgrave Connect titles. The datasets are hosted on figshare, a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.
Our Backlist Supplement and Extended Backlist Collections include titles not previously available as ebooks via Palgrave Connect and offer libraries significantly broader access to quality scholarship. They also feature seminal and award-winning titles by many of the world's foremost academic writers.
Launched in 2011, our 7 Extended Backlist Collections offer access to over 895 scholarly ebooks published by Palgrave Macmillan in print from 1989-2010
Launched in 2010, our 8 Backlist Supplement Collections offer access to over 1050 scholarly ebooks published by Palgrave Macmillan in print from 1999-2009.
In October 2011 Thomson Reuters announced the launch of the Web of Science Book Citation Index, a new resource covering 25,000 books in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan is delighted to report that 4,760 of its scholarly books were included at launch, with more being added all the time.
Sam Burridge, Managing Director at Palgrave Macmillan, says, 'We are very pleased to be the largest contributor of content in the humanities and the social sciences. We believe the Book Citation Index will play a key part in showing the crucial importance of publishing original scholarly research in monograph format.'
For more information please see: http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/bookcitationindex/
A full list of the Palgrave Macmillan titles included can be viewed by searching for 'Palgrave' at http://wokinfo.com/mbl/.
Our search integration enables visitors on both Palgrave Connect and our Journals platform to search within both sets of resources at the same time, allowing easier discovery of similar scholarly content across our publishing program. Results are displayed on one search results page and can be ranked by relevance, title, author or date. Search results can be filtered to show books only or journals only using a refine by 'content type' option. Journal articles will be viewed in a separate window on our Palgrave Journals platform. You will remain on this platform to view ebooks. For more information please see our search tips.
Titles are uploaded to Palgrave Connect within the same month that the print title is published.
Palgrave Macmillan ebook titles are available via third parties including the major library aggregators. Sales models, ebook formats and DRM permissions vary.
Palgrave Macmillan has partnered with YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker & Taylor.
All ebooks on Palgrave Connect are now available to librarians using GOBI3 on a title-by-title basis. This will enable librarians to integrate Palgrave Connect into their existing selection processes and/or approval plans.
For more information visit YBP Library Services (YBP).
A complete list of all titles in each Collection is available via the Title Page on Palgrave Connect.
You can access lists of all recent and forthcoming titles in each Collection via each Collection's Homepage.
You can also join our mailing list to receive email alerts regarding news and updates to Palgrave Connect.
At present, there are some known issues with using Adobe Reader 9.3 and Firefox 3.6 to browse inside Palgrave Connect ebook PDFs online - we recommend subscribers use Adobe Reader 8 or download ebook content in order to avoid these.
At the bottom of each catalogue page, you will find citation information that can be copied and pasted into a document. Alternatively, use the "citation export" in the top right of the catalogue page to export a .ris file into your citation program.
All ebooks on Palgrave Connect are stored in the Portico repository. Portico, a not-for-profit archive, preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensures that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. Participating libraries, including their students, faculty, and staff, gain access to preserved content when specific conditions or ''trigger events'' occur which cause titles to no longer be available from the publisher or any other source. For more information, visit www.portico.org.
We are also participating in the CLOCKKS venture. CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a profit joint venture between academic publishers and libraries to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community. Content no longer available from any publisher ("triggered content") is available for free. CLOCKSS uniquely assigns this abandoned and orphaned content with a Creative Commons license to ensure it remains available forever. For more information, please visit www.clockss.org.
Please note that there is no post-cancellation access to Connect titles via Portico or CLOCKKS, since titles are purchased on a perpetual access basis (see 'What is your post-cancellation policy?' above).
Palgrave Connect Reference Products provide site license access to major reference works past and present from Palgrave Macmillan.
The Encyclopedia of Strategic Management:With over 700 individually commissioned entries written by academics, practitioners and emerging stars, this resource provides a rich and comprehensive overview of this vibrant field. Covering both the theoretical and the more empirically/practitioner-oriented side of strategic management, the Encyclopedia is set to become the standard reference work on the subject for many years to come.
International Historical Statistics: An impressive and peerless collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania.
The Statesman's Yearbook Archive: Throughout its 150 year history The Statesman's Yearbook The Statesman's Yearbook has been published every year, including through both World Wars. The Palgrave Connect Statesman's Yearbook Archive provides access to content from the first 140 years of publication.
The Dictionary of Economics Archive: When the 1987 volume of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics was published, it instantly achieved international acclaim. The 1987 Archive on Connect is not only a fascinating indicator of how things have changed in the decades since this first edition, but remains a classic scholarly reference in its own right.
Due to their large size ebooks from The Statesman's Yearbook Archive are only available to download or browse inside by chapter.
The Statesman's Yearbook Archive ebooks contain an expandable 'chapters' section on the ebook catalogue page allowing any chapter to be browsed or downloaded.
When browsing inside a Statesman's Yearbook Archive ebook a 'Table of Contents' section displayed next to the PDF can be used to navigate to any chapter within the entire title.
All Palgrave Connect ebooks from 2013 Collections onward are available to browse inside and either by chapter as a single PDF or EPUB of the entire book. The Statesman's Yearbook Archive and Dictionary of Economics Archive are also available to browse inside or download by chapter.
The 'Related content' and 'Content you may also be interested in' sections are designed to allow readers to discover content that best meets their research needs. When a user views an ebook information page Palgrave Connect analyzes the full text of the selected ebook and compares its digital fingerprint to all other Palgrave ebooks and journal articles.
The 'Related content' section contains the 3 books or articles that are most similar to the ebook being viewed based on their digital fingerprint and metadata. The 'Content you may also be interested in' contains an additional 3 books or articles that are similar to the ebook being viewed based purely on their digital fingerprint. This second set of content aims to make visible to researchers some of the more unexpected relationships between Palgrave Connect content.
All ebooks from 2011 onwards are available in EPUB format (in addition to PDF). These titles will display a 'Download EPUB' button on both the ebook information and the browse PDF pages.
Benefits to the reader include: the ability to read on a device, resize the pages, adjust the margins, set text size, search within the book, highlight text and add bookmarks, making the reading experience more personalized.
Examples of EPUB-compatible devices include:
The 'Download EPUB' on Palgrave Connect will allow an EPUB file to be saved to the PC being used to access the platform. The EPUB file can then be transferred to the selected reader using the instructions provided by the device manufacturer.
The download and use of all Palgrave Connect ebooks is subject to our terms and conditions.
You can now send Palgrave Connect ebooks directly to your Kindle. Simply click the send to Kindle icon for any book or chapter and then enter your Kindle's unique e-mail address to enable delivery of the PDF to your Kindle via Amazon's Personal Document Service. The Send to Kindle feature is only available for books and chapters to which you have full or trial access.
Before you use this service you'll need to add email@example.com as a trusted email address as explained on Amazon's Personal Documents Service page.
Your Kindle e-mail address can be found on the Amazon website at 'Your Account > Manage Your Kindle > Your Kindle Account > Personal Document Settings' or within your Kindle's Settings menu. The e-mail address will look like "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "email@example.com".
You can select to send to either the @kindle.com or @free.kindle.com e-mail address. @kindle.com emails will sync over 3G, directly to your device, but may incur a fee from Amazon. Delivery to your device may take longer when using the @free.kindle.com address, and can only be completed when syncing your device over wi-fi, or via USB, but will incur no charge.
Selecting the 'Convert to Kindle format' check box will convert the PDF document to Kindle format (.azw) during the delivery process. Converting files will enable you to change the font size on your Kindle, and inter-paragraph links should function, although some formatting may be lost during the conversion process. To retain the exact formatting and layout of the PDF un-check the 'Convert to Kindle format' check box prior to sending.
Adding your institution's branding to the Palgrave Connect homepage is easy.
This co-branded opportunity promotes to the user that the content they are accessing has been arranged for them by their library.
We therefore invite you to upload your institutional logo by following these simple steps:
Palgrave Macmillan has worked with both Nielsen and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to create MARC 21 records for the ebooks on Palgrave Connect. For more information, please visit our MARC records page. For Build Your Own Collection titles MARC records will need to be requested from OCLC Customer Support this is no longer an automated service.
Open access titles have been added as a Collection to the MARC records page – the Collection will always appear under the current Collection tab of the MARC records page.
Your site license administration account allows an administrator to manage and monitor all elements of your organization's site license. The site administrator will be able to access monthly COUNTER usage statistics for your institution. Please login here and see the 'Statistics' tab for more details.
If you have any problems with accessing these reports please contact:
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorized user. For more information, view our terms and conditions.
Visit our Search Tips page for help with searching.
The availability of Palgrave Macmillan titles in Palgrave Connect depends on a number of factors. Your book will not have been included if it is a student textbook or if we do not hold the rights to publish it electronically. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding the availability of your book via Palgrave Connect.
If you usually receive royalties for sales of your book in print form, you will usually be entitled to receive a royalty for use of your work in electronic forms, including use in Palgrave Connect. Check your author contract to find out the royalty percentage that applies. When in Palgrave Connect are sold in collections, we calculate the royalty based on our receipts for a particular Collection, divided by number of books in that Collection. So if you are entitled to a royalty rate of 2% of net receipts, and your book appears in a Collection with 19 other titles, your royalty will be based on 1/20th of the amount we receive.
Royalties received on sales of Palgrave Connect will appear on your regular royalty statement.
Many of the books we published prior to 2000 do not exist in a digital format that can easily be converted for use on Palgrave Connect. We are currently investigating the possibility of digitizing these, and hope to make many more titles available over time.
If you have queries that are not covered by our Palgrave Connect FAQs, you can also contact the Palgrave Connect Customer Services Team at:
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Information about Palgrave Macmillan's online reference products is available from your regional Palgrave Macmillan Online Sales Representative.
Online access to Palgrave Macmillan journals is available to institutions as a site license. Please see www.palgrave.com/librarians/ for more information.
Print copies of the ebooks featured in Palgrave Connect can be purchased direct from Palgrave Macmillan (where available) via a link on each ebook's Information Page. Simply click on 'Order Copy' in the top right hand corner to be taken to the Palgrave Macmillan website where you can add the print copy to your shopping basket.
Print copies of Palgrave Macmillan titles are also available via all good booksellers and library suppliers.
Please contact us with the details below to request a quote, a Connect Acquisitions Portal account or a free Subject Collections trial: