New E-Resource : African Diaspora, 1860-Present

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

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

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Journal of Early Modern Christianity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 .

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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

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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