Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, covering international relations, sociology, international law, social anthropology, geography and regional studies.

This cross-disciplinary journal analyses international intervention, focussing on interactions and practices to shape influence and transform state and society. It looks at internal and external influences, including international organisations, coalitions or single states, and looks at how they compete against each other to establish and institutionalise rule.

The aims and scope of the journal can be found here.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2007) to present.

Access Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

South Asia Archive

Trial access is now available to the South Asia Archive.

Trial ends December 6 2013.

The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within – and about – the South Asian region. It is not merely a repository, but a vehicle for targeted research, and one which has been intelligently structured to ensure efficient content discovery.

Documents have been selected and catalogued by subject specialist editors, with expert commentaries provided to guide users through serial content.  The archive contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the eighteenth century, up to the mid-twentieth century. The archive is derived from original archive materials held by the The South Asia Research Foundation and provides online access to previously unavailable resources in South Asian studies.

Access the trial of the South Asia Archive via this link.

Please send feedback on the trial to eresources@lib.cam.ac.uk

Everyday life and women in America

Trial access is now available to the primary source collection Everyday life and women in America.

Trial ends 16 November 2013.

This digital collection is an unparalleled resource for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history, providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. The collection is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.

Access the trial on or off campus via this link.

Please send feedback on the trial to eresources@lib.cam.ac.uk

Resource of the month (October 2013) : Oxford African American Studies Center

Introducing a new monthly series featuring online resources for the University of Cambridge, Kasia Boddy of the Faculty of English writes:

An ever-expanding editorial project, the Oxford African American Studies Center is already an essential resource for those researching and teaching African American literature, culture and history. Edited by a leading scholar in the field, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, the AASC synthesises a huge range of materials from diverse primary and secondary sources: newspaper stories, speeches, all kinds of ephemera, as well as encyclopedia and dictionary entries, including American National Biography, and articles from OUP’s companions to, among other things, African American Literature and Black British History.

For teaching, I’ve also found the image archive (of over 2,500 images), timelines and collection of primary texts particularly useful. I also regularly refer students to the bibliographies on everything from ‘the Great Migration’ to ‘hip hop’ – many of whose items are linked in directly to the UL catalogue or other online sources. It’s very easy to navigate and find what you need.

In September 2013, the site began publishing a series of ‘Community Spotlights’ focusing on particular cities and regions. The first city to be considered is Atlanta, Georgia – just in time to send my students to read Booker T. Washington’s 1895 ‘Atlanta Exposition Address’ and consider how Ralph Ellison parodies it in his 1952 novel, Invisible Man.

Access the Oxford African American Studies Center on and off campus via this link.

Journal of Semantics

New to ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Journal of Semantics

Journal of Semantics covers the study of meaning, with a focus on formal and experimental methods.

To quote from its ‘scope of this journal’ section “it is explicitly interdisciplinary, in that it aims at an integration of philosophical, psychological, and linguistic semantics as well as semantic work done in logic, artificial intelligence, and anthropology.”

Access Journal of Semantics from the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or via this link

Japan Science and Technology Agency

New on Swetswise Online Content platform: Japan Science and Technology Agency Open Access titles

As part of a pilot project Swets have made available the Open Access content published by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA).

Swets has initiated this pilot project opening up full text access to all of the JSTA Open access titles, approx. 90 in total for all customers of Swets Online Content.

The Open Access titles can be searched via the Swetswise Online Content platform. Off Campus users should login using Shibboleth/Institutional login. A list of the JSTA titles in the pilot can be viewed here.