Trial access: SAE Mobilus

Trial access is now available to the SAE Mobilus online library of journals, technical papers and standards in mobility engineering via this link.

This trial is only available on campus as it has not been possible to set up off campus via EZproxy and SAE Mobilus does not enable Shibboleth access for institutional trials.

The trial will end on close of business on March 31, 2018.

Please send your feedback on this trial to:  Thank you.

The SAE Mobilus platform includes over 200,000 resources covering a wide range of technologies surrounding the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries.  Content includes aerospace standards, ground vehicle standards, aerospace material specifications, technical papers, eBooks, magazines, video, and journals.  An overview of the platform is available here.

Trial access: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL)

The University of Cambridge has trial access on campus only to the Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) to April 12, 2018.

The link to the trial is here:

We regret that we cannot provide off campus access to this resource.

Please send your feedback on the encyclopedia to  Thank you.

The BBKL is the largest ecclesiastical encyclopaedia worldwide, including more than 20.000 entries about deceased personalities of ecclesiastical history – in the area of theology, religion, philosophy, art history and related subjects.

Launching of the digital cartography tool: Mapping the Enlightenment

The research team of the project Mapping the Enlightenment: Intellectual Networks and the Making of Knowledge in the European Periphery  is thrilled to announce the release of an online digital cartography tool which provides historical information about the travels of Greek-speaking scholars during the European Enlightenment Era through a modern interactive environment!

The project Mapping the Enlightenment was funded by the Research Centre for Humanities (RCH) for the academic year 2016-2017. For more information on the project and for using our mapping tool, please visit our webpage:

Trial access: PsycTESTS

Trial access is now available until 30 March to the PsycTESTS resource via this link.

Please send your feedback on this trial to .  Thank you.

PsycTESTS is a collection of items associated with psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments important to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences.

Focused on a collection of instrumentation tools developed for research but not made commercially available, PsycTESTS helps researchers find scales and measures for their own use. PsycTESTS supports researchers looking to conduct, create, or measure research in multiple fields of study.

New e-resource: Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall. 

Access to the Concert Hall is via this URL:

A pop-up window will appear which prompts you to register with your email address and password or to log in with an existing account. After registering / logging in, you can view all concerts, films and interviews in the Digital Concert Hall free of charge on all supported devices from the network of your institution or from home.

Each season, around 40 concerts are broadcasted live and they can also be viewed at a later date in the concert archive.  The archive already contains hundreds of recordings with all the great artists of classical music. There are also fascinating documentaries and bonus films.

The University subscription is on the basis of 3 simultaneous users, so please logout (last option in the dropdown list under Settings) when you have finished your session so as not to prevent other users from logging in.

Das Bild zeigt den Innenraum der Hamburger Hauptkirche St. Michaelis (Michel), Author: Je-str

Interior of St. Michael’s Church, Hamburg, where Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s cantata Heilig Wq 217 – which forms the introduction to the concert of Brahms’ German Requiem in the Digital Concert Hall – was first performed.  “This ʻHeiligʼ,” according to the composer, “is an attempt … to attract far greater attention and sensation through ordinary harmonic progressions than any anguished chromaticism is able to achieve. It is my swan song …, and should serve to ensure that after my death I am not too soon forgotten.”–Digital Concert Hall programme notes.

New improved site for the Index of Medieval Art

On 30 March 2018 the Index of medieval art will transition to a new site.  The old URL

will be replaced by the new URL:

The new platform promises to be much more user friendly and will include new features such as filtered searching, a date slider, and (mirabile dictu) immediately visible thumbnail images.

Read more about this change here:

Triple-faced Janus, detail of stained glass window of the Labors of the Months, Chartres Cathedral, ca. 1220.