Oxford Bibliographies: Anthropology

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Oxford Bibliographies: Anthropology

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Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today’s students, scholars, and professionals.

It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.

Access Oxford Bibliographies: Anthropology via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

A state-of-the-art reference work detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods and environmental protection.

ULLMANN’S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry online allows easy round-the-clock access and regular content updates.  The electronic encyclopedia offers a range of advanced functionalities:

HTML format for easy browsing

PDF format for printing

Search for a word or phrase in the entire text, including highlighting of search terms

Perform complicated searches using wildcards and Boolean operators

Quality ranking and context display

Follow cross references via hyperlinks

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Abbreviationes online

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Abbreviationes online

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Abbreviationes Online is a database designed to help researchers in the identification and expansion of abbreviations of Latin words that are found in Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books.

These abbreviations – obtained by contraction, elision, initialism of the words or the use of symbols – were commonly employed by Western scribes from the late Antiquity to the Renaissance when copying Latin texts by hand.  They were also used in the reproduction of Latin texts in European printed books from the middle of the 15th century onwards.

Latin was the common language of literacy in Western Europe from the Roman Antiquity to the Renaissance.  It was the language of religious and liturgical texts, philosophical, historical, legal and scientific treatises, literary texts and legal charters and deeds.  The ability to read and interpret correctly the primary sources of these texts – both in manuscript and in print – is therefore of paramount importance for any researcher, scholar, student and librarian working on any given subject relating to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Abbreviationes Online provides an excellent online tool for the reading and understanding of such texts, supplanting and expanding the traditional printed dictionaries of abbreviations such as Walther, Chassant, Wright and Cappelli.

The database offers multiple search options which allow flexible and complex searches (through wildcard search and fuzzy expert system)

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The results are displayed as lists,


detailed cards, which provide date and location of the first known appearance of the abbreviation among those listed in the database,


or detailed tables, which provide date and location of all the abbreviation instances listed in the database


The database is easily accessible through computers, laptops and smartphones as it is supported by all the main online browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome and their mobile versions.

Annually updated and enhanced, the database is not only the ideal resource tool for any researcher, scholar, student and librarian of medieval and Renaissance written culture, but also the perfect teaching aid for the palaeographical preparation of scholars and researchers of the future.

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ejournals@cambridge thanks Dott. Laura Nuvoloni, Incunabula Cataloguer, Department of Rare Books, Cambridge University Library for this blog post.

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Journal of Geographical Information Science

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mailbox 824 by Sam Javanrouh on Flickr

From the Taylor and Francis website for the journal:

“The aim of this interdisciplinary and international journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of original ideas, approaches, methods and experiences in the rapidly growing field of geographical information science (GIScience). It is intended to interest those who research fundamental and computational issues of geographic information as well as issues related to the design, implementation and use of geographical information for monitoring, prediction, and decision making. Published research covers innovations in GIScience and novel applications of GIScience in natural resources, social systems and the built environment, and relevant developments in computer science, cartography, surveying, geography and engineering in both developed and developing countries.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 11 (1997) to present. Also available from volume 1 (1987) – volume 10 (1996) under the formaer title International Journal of Geographical Information Systems. Full holdings can be accessed by searching for either title.

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Journal of Computational Biology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Computational Biology

A molecular model of the bacterial cytoplasm by Adrian Elcock

‘A molecular model of the bacterial cytoplasm’ by Adrian Elcock on Flickr

From the website of the journal on the Mary Ann Liebert website:

“…the leading journal in the analysis, management, and visualization of cellular information at the molecular level. It offers peer-reviewed articles focusing on novel, cutting-edge methods in computational biology and bioinformatics. The Journal is known for publishing articles that strike a balance between two dimensions—in-depth statistical, mathematical, and computational analysis of the methods, and rigorous evaluation of their practical impact in the application domain”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1994) to present.

Access Journal of Computational Biology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Asian Film Online

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection curated by film scholars and critics, viewers can explore the impact of globalization and urbanization on people’s everyday lives throughout the greater Asian region.

AMIN, a short film by Shahin Parhami, one of the directors featured in Asian Film Online:

Faculty and students engaged in area studies, anthropology, film studies, philosophy, geography, education, religion, gender studies, world literature, urban development, cross-cultural communication, journalism, social sciences, and humanities will benefit from exploring this rare collection of films that make silent voices heard.

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Ethnographic Video Online II

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Ethnographic Video Online II

Building on the success of the University’s access to Ethnographic Video Online I, the University Library is pleased to announce access is now available also to the second collection, Ethnographic Video Online II.  Focusing on issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages, EVO II brings together a wide range of streaming video, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for the study of anthropology, as well as the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database contains more than 700 documentary films, including previously unpublished material from major archives and individual filmmakers.

Watch a video on the new uses of online video in teaching and the importance of learning with video to today’s students :

EVO I and II are now on a much-improved new platform from Alexander Street Press.  If you prefer the old platform or want to check it out as you move to the new one, that is still available here.

Access Ethnographic Video Online II via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.