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Trial access to SpringerMaterials ends on 30th May.

To support the Chemistry Department’s call for feedback from users, help us understand your need for SpringerMaterials by completing the quesionnaire.

You can access the questionnaire here: The deadline for responses is 9th June.

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International journal of private law

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International journal of private law (IJPL)

Image by David Gaz from flickr

From the journal website:

“IJPL provides a forum for international discussion on all aspects of private law including audio-visual, media, communication and space law, which have not been covered by any journals so far. It explores legal issues facing individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners, and discusses provocative and timely issues facing both the national and international community.

IJPL is dedicated to providing comprehensive, practical, reliable and current information for practicing attorneys, judges, students and academics regarding the practice of private law worldwide.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 8 (2015) to present.

Access the International journal of private law via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Journal for Islamic Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : journal for islamic studies

Image by Alex Proimos from flickr

From the  journal website:

“The Journal for Islamic Studies (JIS) is committed to the publication of original research on Islam as a world culture and civilization. We therefore hope to stimulate and publish research that relates to religion, theology and law.

At the same time, it is also our goal to cover the disciplines of history, culture, art, ethics, politics, international relations, philosophy, history of religions, anthropology and sociology in the variety of ways in which these relate to the world of Islam in its broadest sense. Comparative studies of societies, as well as research with an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focus, are strongly encouraged.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 27 (2007) to present.

Access Journal for Islamic Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.


Tijdschrift voor Theologie

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Tijdschrift voor Theologie (on campus only)

From the Peeters Online Journals website for the journal:

Tijdschrift voor Theologie is edited by leading Dutch and Flemish theologians. This magazine not only answers current issues of faith and religion, but also discusses social issues.

Tijdschrift voor Theologie  publishes research results from all theology topics: religious sciences, exegesis, church and theology history, systematic theology and moral theology / ethics, practical theology, religious psychology, philosophy of religion and sociology.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 47 (2007) to present.

On campus only access to Tijdschrift voor Theologie is available via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Budapest Basilica’ by Michael Grech on Flickr –

Global Jukebox

The Global Jukebox offers access to more than 6000 recordings from around the globe that can now be streamed freely online.

“The Global Jukebox is presented as a free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody, students, educators, scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans to explore expressive patterns in their cultural-geographic and diasporic settings and alongside other people’s. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to advance cultural equity and to reconnect people and communities with their creative heritage.”

Search the database with the map or on the ‘tree’, searching by region or cultural group. Clicking on these images will take you though to the website.









Further details on Global Jukebox can be found in this New York times article from April 18th 2017:

“Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. He spent decades in the field, recording heralded artists like Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as far more obscure musicians, from the British Isles to Haiti. He also created systems to classify this music and explore the links between cultures.

“The website, organized by map and by culture, is free to use. The wide-ranging samples were digitized from hard copies at the Library of Congress and include 1978 field recordings from the Kullu culture in Himachal Pradesh, India; harvest songs from 1954 Romania; and a ballad to John Henry from Asheville, N.C., in 1941, recorded by Lomax.”

Oxford University Press – delay in access to some content on the new platform

The new Oxford Academic journals platform is still missing some content, which is not expected to be made available until August. Most of the missing full text articles and PDFs will be in supplementary material, but also includes many of the archive volumes of Notes & Queries and certain articles in The Library.

Any articles that that only offers the options ‘Cite’, ‘Permission’ and ‘Share’ (please see the above image) and not ‘PDF’ (as in the image below) will be unavailable until August.

If you need articles from Notes & Queries then you can find print copies in the main University Library (classmark R904.2 in the West Room, on the shelves to the right as you enter the room). These volumes are not borrowable, but there are photocopying and scanning facilities in the West Room.

The Library is also available from the University Library (classmark P850.c.54, located on West Four). These volumes are borrowable. The English Faculty Library also has a print this title (classmark P TRA).

If you have any questions about access to an Oxford University Press journal then please contact us