Patrologia Orientalis : trial access

The University of Cambridge has trial access to the Patrologia Orientalis database, published by Brepolis via the following link:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://clt.brepolis.net/pod/pages/Search.aspx

The trial is active from today and ends on 28 August 2019.

Please tell us how this trial has been useful to you via the feedback form.  Thank you.

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is the Online version of the famous collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages, that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.

This initial version of the database allows users to access texts included in the Patrologia Orientalis (PO) series in two forms: the original text and a searchable translation.

The user can search for items (such as keywords or quotes) in the language into which a text was translated in the PO. All the texts in the PO are searchable, and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

The Patrologia Orientalis is a source of prime importance for many disciplines: in Patristic Studies, in History, in Theology, in Canon Law, and so on.

Numerous major works are included in the Patrologia Orientalis. It is only right to draw attention to the Armenian, Copto-Arabic, Ethiopic, and Georgian Sinaxaria, such as the commentated edition of the Ṣoma Deggua and the Ethiopic Me‘eraf, and to Bar Hebræus’s complete encyclopaedia, also known as Candélabre du sanctuaire. The complete collection of the Homiliae Cathedrales by Severus of Antioch is outstanding, published in the Syriac translation by Jacob of Edessa, in the original Greek when extant, otherwise in the Coptic version.

Detail from a panel representing Christ and the Abbot Menas, from the Bawit monastery.

Chinese Newspapers Collection

Trial access is now available to the Chinese Newspapers Collection in the ProQuest Historical Newspapers series via the following URL:

https://trials.proquest.com/access?token=pzXDMQdAmzeiwyBheSntOwTpW

Trial access is available from today until 3 August 2019.

Please tell us how useful this resource would be for you by completing the trial feedback form here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials-feedback-form

The Chinese Newspapers Collection provides insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers.  Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China.  In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.

Siege of Peking, Boxer Rebellion.

 

Book Sales Catalogues Online – Book Auctioning in the Dutch Republic, ca. 1500-ca. 1800

Trial access is now available to Book Sales Catalogues Online – Book Auctioning in the Dutch Republic, ca. 1500-ca. 1800 via the following URL:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://primarysources.brillonline.com/browse/book-sales-catalogues-online

The access is available for review from today until 2 August 2019.

Please tell us how useful this resource would be for you by completing the trial feedback form here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials-feedback-form

Book Sales Catalogues Online offers a comprehensive bibliography of book sales catalogues printed in the Dutch Republic before 1801, providing full access to some 4,000 digital facsimiles from ca. 50 libraries across Europe. The catalogues contain information on books from all over Europe in various languages, such as Dutch, French, and Latin.

Nederlands: Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden in 1610 van Woudanus. 

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online

The University Library and the Divinity Faculty Library are pleased to inform that members of the University now have access to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online published by De Gruyter at this URL:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://www.degruyter.com/view/db/ebr

The user guide is available here:

https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/db21401_EBR_Online_User_Guide_en.pdf

The encyclopedia contains the most current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons within Judaism and Christianity. It documents the history of biblical reception, not only in Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in Islam, other non-Western religious traditions and movements.

This reference work compiles recent scientific research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classical, literary and religious studies and archaeology as well as in cultural fields like literature, visual arts, music, film and dance.

  • Essential resource for scholars in Biblical, Cultural, and Religious Studies and related fields
  • Regular updates of over 2,000 articles per year
  • Access to ahead-of-print articles, i.e., not yet available in the print version

The Encyclopedia is also available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z and via iDiscover.

The First Mourning.  William-Adolphe Bourguereau.  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.  Wikimedia Commons.

 

New resources for American history

Cambridge University Library and the Seeley Historical Library are delighted to announce three major new acquisitions of online archives for the study of American history in the University.

From June 2019 the University has access (on and off campus) to the Congressional Research Digital Collection, the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, and the Chicago Tribune in the Historical Newspapers series, all published by ProQuest, via the following links.

To promote the new resources in your library download and print the “New eResources in American History” A3 format poster.

 

Congressional Research Digital Collection

The CRDC is a collection of research materials – CRS Reports and Committee Prints – created for Congress.

CRS, the Congressional Research Service, is known as research arm of the United States Congress.  CRS issues thousands of reports each year on issues of interest to Congress.

Committee prints are publications pre­pared for the use of a specific committee so often are working stud­ies or compilations of articles prepared in the course of formulating legislation.

This material is often the first place you’ll find topics in the news, and because prints or reports might review pending legislation, or a government program, you’ll find them issued throughout the legislative process.   Material in CRDC can be used for many purposes:  to answer a reference question, create a chronology of events, to come up to speed on a topic, or to see what a proposal was at a specific point in time.

For more help on searching the CRDC visit the ProQuest LibGuide here.

The Congressional Research Digital Collection is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

 

Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection

The Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection comprises the Congressional Record (beginning in 1873 and currently available through 2009), and the predecessor titles including the Congressional Globe (1833-1873), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Annals of Congress (1789-1824).

Help with searching the Congressional Record can be found on the Advanced Search Techniques section of the ProQuest LibGuide here.  ProQuest is currently re-designing the Congressional platform to improve its search capabilities and the “Congress in Context” feature.  For updates on the development over summer 2019 see this page.

The Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

 

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune provided detailed accounts of the Great Fire of 1871, which killed hundreds, nearly destroyed the city, resulted in many reforms, and spurred new growth. In 1893 and 1909, the newspaper’s special Chicago Jubilee issues described and celebrated the city’s tremendous progress. It also reported on the Progressive Movement, followed the works of Nobel Peace Prize-winning social reformer Jane Addams, exposed the activities of mobsters like Al Capone, and reported on the city’s machine politics. To incisively convey ideas, opinions, and emotions, the Chicago Tribune relied on Pulitzer Prizewinning John T. McCutcheon’s editorial cartoons.

Readers can study the progression of issues over time by browsing issues of the Chicago Tribune, which offers coverage of 1849-1995, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.

The Chicago Tribune is findable via iDiscover, the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z, the eresources Overseas and foreign language newspapers page, and the Newspapers LibGuide.

 

A flavour of the Congressional Research Digital Collection

Buzz salutes the U.S. Flag. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I believe we should go to the moon.” — President Kennedy, May 25, 1961, 87-1 (1961), HOUSE: VOLUME 107; (8877-8915) P. 8877.  Permalink.

 

More resources in American history

The study of American history is also supported by the University Library’s provision of access to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post in the Historial Newspapers series and the 19th century United States Newspapers archive and the Early American Newspapers archive, as well as the United States Declassified Documents Online service:

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

19th century U.S. Newspapers Archive

Early American Newspapers Archive

United States Declassified Documents Online

For other resources in American politics and history, please visit the Cambridge LibGuides A-Z page here.  And the Seeley Historical Library Tripos pages here and here.

The Lancet Psychiatry

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : THE LANCET PSYCHIATRY

 

From the  website for the journal:

The Lancet Psychiatry launched in print and online in June 2014, following in the footsteps of other Lancet specialty journals such as The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Neurology. The journal offers the same fast track experience offered by its sister journals for all authors of research papers that are selected for peer review, where articles can be published online within 8 weeks of submission.

The journal publishes a range of article types in psychiatry, including Original Research, Reviews, Personal Views, Comments, and News articles. Topics include psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and psychosocial approaches to all psychiatric disorders, across the life course. The journal covers innovative treatments and the biological research underpinning such developments, novel methods of service delivery, and new ways of thinking about mental illness promoted by social psychiatry. The journal will also advocate strongly for the rights of people with mental health disorders, and welcome the voices of service users.”

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

Access Journal of Pacific Archaeology via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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