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E-resources update : Bloomsbury Popular Music has moved!

Mon, 18/10/2021 - 12:28

Bloomsbury Popular Music has migrated on to the new Bloomsbury Music and Sound platform. The previous URL for Bloomsbury Popular Music will be redirected to the new URL: (on-campus access) (off-campus access)

You can also access this digital library from the Databases A-Z or via individual title records for the 260+ e-books included in iDiscover.


This digital library for global popular music brings together leading scholarship and interactive tools to hit the right note for research and learning. It is a resource for students across disciplines including music, ethnomusicology, the performing arts, media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

  • Multiple volumes from the landmark reference work, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, with new volumes from top international contributors added regularly.
  • More than 150 volumes of the widely acclaimed 33 1/3 and 33 1/3 Global book series, providing in-depth analysis of influential albums across diverse musical eras, by artists ranging from Caetano Veloso to Public Enemy 
  • An expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s popular music studies list, comprising edited volumes, biographies, and historical overviews 
  • An illustrated Timeline of Popular Music back to 1900, including dates of 33 1/3 series albums, plus an overview of contextual events in musical and political history, with links to relevant articles
  • An interactive World Map enables users to navigate to books and articles covering a particular country or region that is most relevant to their work
  • Artist pages including curated related content, and biographical information on hundreds of artists and musicians. The artist page biographies are written by André Diehl and Robrecht Herfkens, and will be added to the complete set of artist pages over the forthcoming content updates.

A list of the titles included in the library can be downloaded from the Bloomsbury website.

New Iranian online journals & books, uniquely available at Cambridge University Libraries

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 13:58

We are delighted to announce: The Department for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University Library has purchased an annual subscription to two Iranian full text searchable e-resources launched by Noorsoft of the Computer Research Centre of Islamic Sciences (CRCIS) accessible to members of Cambridge University from September 2021.

Noormags contains about  2216 journal titles, 92795 journal issues, 1322750 articles, 21 subjects, and 524538 authors and these numbers are growing gradually every month.

The journals on the website are categorized into twenty one subjects: social sciences, law, history, geography, economy, language and literature, political sciences, management, psychology, library and information sciences, art and architecture, philosophy and theology, the Qur’an and Hadith, Fiqh and usul (Islamic jurisprudence and its principles), physical education, ethics, religions, educational sciences, accounting, health and interdisciplinary.

The articles available on the website can be downloaded in both HTML and PDF formats in full text and full image.

NoorLib is a full text searchable library of e-books mainly in Arabic and Persian containing 48163 titles in 70695 volumes (by 30327 authors) on the humanities, Islamic sciences, social sciences and more.

Dr Assef Ashraf has commented on the content:

“For what it’s worth, my own view is that these are excellent resources. I have used both extensively in my research. They provide access to difficult-to-obtain and in many cases quite important journal articles and primary sources, among other things. Noormags, for instance, has back issues of pre-revolutionary historical journals like Bar’risi-ha-ye tarikhiYaghma, and Yadigar, not to mention post-1979 journals, that have published rare sources. So they are well worth exploring.”

NoorMags and NoorLib are available via the Cambridge University Libraries A-Z of eresources or directly via the following links:

NoorLib Digital Library


Davoodjalali1365, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Trial access – North Korean news databases

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 09:28

Trial access to North Korean news databases NK News, NK Pro and KCNA Watch is now active and will run until 10 November 2021.

These independent specialist databases provide current information relating to North Korea, including analysis and news in English as well as advanced searching of archived North Korean media (news, magazines, and TV). In addition to the main NK Pro site, we will also have full access to KCNA Watch and NK Cast during the trial.

Please tell us what you think about this eresource by completing the trial feedback form here. Thank you.

NK News – North Korea news and analysis

NK Pro – Databases and research tools including NK leadership tracker, ship tracker and missile tracker

KCNA Watch – Database for accessing and searching official North Korea media

More information about this service here.

A propaganda billboard about the army in Wonsan (May 2, 2010)

Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture

Fri, 08/10/2021 - 11:21

From Intellect Books:

“Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture is a peer-reviewed journal that offers a space for debates on the important nexus of migration and culture. It promotes diverse global and local perspectives by fostering cutting-edge research in this area, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary methodologies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 12 (2021) to present.

Access Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture via the ejournals A-Z or at this link.

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New E-Resource : African Diaspora, 1860-Present

Thu, 16/09/2021 - 07:23

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the  African Diaspora, 1860-Present database on the Alexander Street Press platform.

Essential for understanding Black history and culture, African Diaspora, 1860-Present allows scholars to discover the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, the collection includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera form.

After the abolition of slavery, African diasporic communities formed throughout the world. The circumstances and histories of the establishment of each community were quite different, and as a result, the experiences, cultures and ideologies of the members of these communities vary significantly.

African Diaspora, 1860-present brings these communities to life through never-before digitized primary source documents, secondary sources and videos from around the world with a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France. With content from key partners like The National Archives and Records Administration (US), National Archives at Kew (UK), Royal Anthropological Institute, and Senate House Library (University of London), this first release of African Diaspora, 1860-Present offers an unparalleled view into the experiences and contributions of individuals in the Diaspora, as told through their own accounts. Future releases will include further insights into African diasporic communities with the papers of C.L.R. James, the writings of George Padmore and many more sources.

Major themes include:

  • Migrations of people of African descent to countries around the world, from the 19th century to present day.
  • Diasporic communities including Afro-Brazilian communities in Rio de Janeiro, Black British communities in London, Sidi communities in India, Afro-Caribbean communities in Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba.
  • Movements and ideologies, including the Back to Africa movement and the Pan-African movement.

Text taken from the Alexander Street Press platform

Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels

Also available to access via iDiscover and the Databases A-Z .

Journal of Early Modern Christianity

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:11
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Early Modern Christianity

From the de Gruyter website:

“The Journal of Early Modern Christianity (JEMC) is published with our partner Refo500 and its academic department RefoRC. It intends to contribute to interdisciplinary, interconfessional, and comparative research on early modern Christianity.

“The journal bears out its interdisciplinary character by including a variety of relevant disciplines, such as church history, social history, cultural history, art history, literary history, history of ideas, history of music and archeology. Its interconfessional approach means that it includes contributions covering the major confessions of early modern Christianity, as well as Christian minorities and dissenters that were not recognized by any of these mainstream confessional traditions.

“JEMC also incorporates topics concerning the relationship between Christianity and other religions in the early modern period (Judaism, Islam, etc.). The journal’s comparative approach gives expression to a broader intellectual ambition of stimulating research that is not restricted to a local or national scope, but takes advantage of the rich theoretical possibilities of comparing and synthesizing at a European, international, and even global level. In terms of chronology, the Journal primarily covers the period from 1450 to 1700.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access the Journal of Early Modern Christianity via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:57
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

From the Brepols website:

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia is a multidisciplinary journal that covers the full range of studies in the field, stretching geographically from Russia to North America and chronologically from the Viking Age to the end of the medieval period. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2005) to present. Back issues were added to an already existing subscription.

Access the Viking and Medieval Scandinavia via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 12:48
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

From the University of California Press website:

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual culture of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. A defining focus of the journal is its concentration of current scholarship on both Latin American and Latinx visual culture in a single publication. The journal aims to approach ancient, colonial, modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual culture from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives.“

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2019) to present.

Access the Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Scientific Study of Literature

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 11:43
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Scientific Study of Literature

From the John Benjamins website:

“Literature has an important role in human culture. Broadly interpreted, literature is defined as all cultural artefacts that make use of literary devices, such as narrativity, metaphoricity, symbolism. Its manifestations include novels, short stories, poetry, theatre, film, television, and, more recently, digital forms such as hypertext storytelling. Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) publishes empirical studies that apply scientific stringency to cast light on the structure and function of literary phenomena.

“Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) is the official journal of IGEL (the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature).”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 10 (2020) to present.

Access the Scientific Study of Literature via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Sociology of Development

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 11:04
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Sociology of Development

From the University of California Press website:

Sociology of Development is an international journal addressing issues of development, broadly considered. With basic as well as policy-oriented research, topics explored include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, social movements, and more.“

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.

Access the Sociology of Development via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Max Weber Studies

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 09:26
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Max Weber Studies

From the journal website:

Max Weber Studies seeks an engagement with the fundamental issues in the social and historical sciences: the dilemmas of life-conduct and vocation in the contemporary world, the tracking of rationalization processes and their impact, disenchantment and the return of magic, the ‘uniqueness of the West’ and multiple modernities, the analysis of the stratification of power and its modalities, and the validity of an interpretative science of social reality. The journal asserts the continuing place of Weber in the conversation of both classical and contemporary social and cultural theory.

“The journal is an indispensable source for the translation of new Weber texts and the publication of unpublished correspondence. It offers extensive reviews of every new volume published by the Max Weber Gesamtausgabe and analyses the emerging work-history of Weber’s writings. It is very much interested in milieu analysis of European intellectual thought 1880-1920, in particular movements of social reform, the women’s movement, cultural currents, family history, the universities, and politics both nationally and internationally. The journal also undertakes the reflexive analysis of the reception of Max Weber in different language communities.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2000) to present.

Access the Max Weber Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

A-Z Databases LibGuide: Updated for new academic year

Mon, 06/09/2021 - 09:52

Quickly find databases by subject

The ECM team are updating the A-Z in readiness for Michaelmas, new academic year. New subjects have been added to aid searching.

To use the subject search: Select the subjects you are interested in from the A-Z of databases search menus. Use the ‘All Subjects’ dropdown and click on a subject. You will see a list of databases relevant to your selection. At the top you will see ‘Best Bets’.

The Biological Sciences Libraries team have recently been working with our team to update the biological sciences section. The graphic shows an example of the search results for one of the newly added subjects ‘Pathology’.

Any other Cambridge University Librarians who would like the search results or best bets in their subject areas updated please contact us and let us know which subjects you would like included

New E-Resource : Black Newspaper Collection (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Tue, 31/08/2021 - 11:19

The University of Cambridge has acquired the Black Newspaper Collection from Proquest.

This collection offers essential primary source content and editorial perspectives of the most distinguished African American newspapers in the U.S. Each of the ten Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources. The content, including articles, obituaries, photos, editorials, and more, is easily accessible for scholars in the study of the history of race relations, journalism, local and national politics, education, African American studies, and many multidisciplinary subjects. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago DefenderThe Baltimore Afro-AmericanNew York Amsterdam NewsPittsburgh CourierLos Angeles SentinelAtlanta Daily WorldThe Norfolk Journal and GuideThe Philadelphia TribuneCleveland Call and Post, and Michigan Chronicle.

Each of the ten Historical Black Newspapers are cross-searchable with all other ProQuest Historical Newspapers–including The New York TimesChicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times and The Guardian–allowing researchers to evaluate history from multiple points view from various places throughout the world.

The ProQuest platform offers powerful and easy-to-use tools, including complete cover to cover full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format, and the ability to search many different article types.

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2010)

Baltimore Afro-American  (1893-1988)

Chicago Defender (1909-2010)

Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1962); Call and Post (1962-1991)

Los Angeles Sentinel  (1934-2005)

Michigan Chronicle

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2010)

Also available to access via iDiscover and the Databases A-Z .

Art show takes visitors to Mali village: N. Y. exhibit has spiritual tone. Roth, Katherine.  Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001); Philadelphia, Penn. [Philadelphia, Penn]. 30 Dec 2001: 1_D. 

Archaeometry archive

Fri, 27/08/2021 - 10:34
Extended holdings available on the Journals Search and A-Z : Archaeometry

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1958) to volume 38 (1996). These holdings have been added to our ongoing access from volume 39 (1997) to present.

From the Wiley website:

Archaeometry is an international research journal covering the application of the physical and biological sciences to archaeology, anthropology and art history. Topics covered include dating methods, artifact studies, mathematical methods, remote sensing techniques, conservation science, environmental reconstruction, biological anthropology and archaeological theory. Papers are expected to have a clear archaeological, anthropological or art historical context, be of the highest scientific standards, and to present data of international relevance.

Access the Archaeometry via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Strategy Science

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 15:22
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Strategy Science

From the Informs website:

Strategy Science seeks to publish outstanding research directed to the challenges of strategic management in both business and non-business organizations. The journal is eclectic with respect to methodologies, including field-based work, large-sample empirical work, and computational and analytic models. Strategy Science is open to a wide variety of underlying disciplinary approaches including economics, operations research, political science, psychology, and sociology.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2016) to present.

Access the Black Camera via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 15:04
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2012) to present.

From the Ingenta Connect website for the journal:

The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (JICMS) is a fully peer reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.”

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 6 (2018) to present.

Access Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Open Access Content – new database on OCLC FirstSearch service

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 14:47

A new database of Open Access Content on the OCLC FirstSearch service will help researchers easily find open access resources from the following well-known open content providers:

  • Biomed Central
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Open Address Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)
  • OpenEdition
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Searches of this database retrieve only open access items, saving time for searchers who wish to focus their research on resources from open access sources. “Access” links in FirstSearch records will connect users to full-text open content.

For more information, read the press release.

Access FirstSearch via the Databases A-Z or this direct link.

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Optical Society of America Conference Proceedings Online

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 08:23

The Department of Engineering in the School of Technology now makes available online to the University of Cambridge the conference proceedings of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

You can access the conferences via this link, or go to the Cambridge University Libraries A-Z here. You can also find each of the conference proceedings titles via the iDiscover catalogue.

The conference proceedings number over 800 meetings and comprise over 5,000 conference videos.

Of particular interest in Cambridge will be the availability of the conferences on Optical Fibre Communication, Frontiers in Optics, and Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging.

The Optical Society promotes and delivers scientific and technical information on optics and photonics worldwide that is authoritative, accessible and archived. Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide. 

This resource is available up to 31 December 2022 in the first instance.

Check out the OSA’s video about searching the OSA Publishing Library.

Cambridge University members also have access to the online journals of the Optical Society of America (see the Journals tab here or search for the titles in iDiscover).

Caption: This artist’s impression shows the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure. The E-ELT will be a 39-metre aperture optical and infrared telescope sited on Cerro Armazones in the Chilean Atacama Desert, 20 kilometres from ESO’s Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, which is visible in the distance towards the left. The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.
Credit: European Southern Observatory