How to use eresources@cambridge: #1 searching for ejournals

New to the world of ejournals@cambridge? Here’s a guide to help you start searching.

So, you have the title of an article or the details of a journal you need to browse. The first thing you then need to do is choose a search option.

The links from our catalogues are designed to identify you as part of the University of Cambridge. If you go directly to a publisher’s website or perform an internet search you may find that you cannot access material for which we have subscriptions as the website needs the authentication information from the URLs we provide.

Your search options are:

  • Articles and journals search   allows you to search by journal or article title.
  • iDiscover  will search for articles, ejournals, ebooks, databases, and all other electronic material.
  • Journal Search limits your iDiscover search to ejournals only. You can also search via the A-Z of ejournal titles.

ravenIf you are off campus you generally need to log in to Raven to access online material. A Raven log in screen should appear when you click on the link for a journal from any of the search options listed above.

Raven passwords are available to current staff and students of the University of Cambridge. If you have any questions about Raven then please see this page of FAQs from the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

You can also use the Lean Library browser extension available from the ejournals & ersources pages. Lean Library will load URLs through our authentication server if the site includes any access to eresources for us. If we don’t have access to an article Lean Library will search for a freely available version.

Please note, we may not have a subscription to the entire holdings of a journal. The holdings information will be included in the catalogue record. Please check that we have full text access to the specific issue require.


If our holdings state that we should have access but you experience any difficulties then please contact the ejournals@cambridge helpdesk or visit our help pages.

If we do not have a subscription to a title you think we should have send us an email, with the details of the journal and your reason for recommendation, and we will include it in the database of titles to be considered for acquisition. Or complete the recommendation form:

World News Connection news feed ends

From Jan. 1, 2014 the World News Connection (WNC) daily news feed will end.

WNC has been hosted for Cambridge users by East View Information Services for the last several years.  In 2013 WNC was migrated to a new platform.

From Jan. 1, 2014 the WNC will continue to be available from East View via the link in the eresources A-Z but this will only be an archive service with content ending with Dec. 31, 2013.

Previously the WNC service comprised just the data from the U.S. Open Source Center (OSC) from 2005.  Through 2013 East View has added the back-files from 1995 through 2004 making the archive complete from 1995 to 2013.

You can read a full description of the current status and background of WNC on the CRL (Center for Research Libraries) eDesiderata pages  – click on the “CRL Review tab”.

There is also a post about the termination of the WNC service on the AllGov website here.

British Education Index and ERIC on EBSCOhost

From August 2014 it is expected the education databases British Education Index and ERIC will be available on the EBSCOhost platform rather than, as presently, on the ProQuest platform.

To prepare for this transition, access is now available for Cambridge users to the British Education Index and ERIC on the EBSCOhost platform.

To access these two education databases on EBSCOhost please use the links below:

British Education Index

on campus

off campus


on campus

off campus

Literature Online (LION) has a new platform

New interface for Literature Online (LION)

A brand new state-of-the-art interface for the ever-popular Literature Online (LION) resource is now available via the eresources@cambridge A-Z. 

The new Literature Online (LION) features all the existing content – the more than 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama, the ever-growing full-text journal collection, the vast library of reference resources such as biographies, encyclopedias and companions, and the exclusive audio and video offerings – as well as the bespoke and specialist search features and functionalities.

The advanced functionality and in-demand content has been paired with a modern search interface which is more intuitive and straightforward to use and navigate. Literature Online (LION) is now fully mobile-compatible, meaning you can use it on tablets or smartphones, wherever and whenever you need it.

One important change is regarding the My Archive feature of Literature Online (LION); an area of the service which allows you to create a personal repository for saved items and searches. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to migrate My Archive accounts from the old version to the new and so when the legacy version is deactivated you will lose the contents of your account if you have not created a new one.

With a fresh new look, and a more powerful search engine, the new Literature Online (LION) will provide users with a faster, more efficient search experience, while you will continue to benefit from the bespoke features and functionality that make Literature Online the premier tool for serious literary research. Both versions of Literature Online will be available, in parallel, until mid-2014 via the eresources@cambridge A-Z.

Cold Spring Harbour Protocols

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Cold Spring Harbour Protocols.

Cell cycle arrest

‘Cell cycle arrest’ by The Journal of Cell Biology on Flickr via Creative Commons. (journal available here from 1955-present)

A journal from the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory.

From the website for the journal:

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods—a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2006) to present.

Access CSH Protocols via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project will reunite the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett’s works in a digital way, and provide the digital facsimiles of the works with research tools – a transcription, a search engine, an electronic apparatus variorum, and an analysis of the textual genesis.

Railway station and city of Saint-Lô (Normandy) destroyed, Summer 1944 (Source: Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie / National Archives USA)

The project will comprise a digital archive of Beckett’s manuscripts, with facsimiles and transcriptions, organized in 26 modules.  Combining both linear and topographic transcriptions, the project will allow detailed analysis and comparison of variants (including, importantly, variant translations).  Different, not necessarily consecutive, versions can be viewed separately, visualized in parallel.

“BDMP increases the accessibility of the manuscripts by means of searchable transcriptions and other research tools. It enables Beckett scholars to zoom in on digital facsimiles, easily search all the transcribed versions in an electronic format, and do not need to decipher Beckett’s handwriting if they prefer to work with the transcriptions. The project opens up the hermeneutic potential of the manuscripts and highlights the interpretive relevance of particular references that can only be found in the manuscripts.” – Project description page.

Access the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.  To date the works in the Project are

L’Innommable / The Unnamable

Stirrings Still / Soubresauts

Comment dire / What is the word

The publication schedule for future modules is

Krapp’s Last Tape (2014)

Molloy (2014)

The radio plays (2015)

Watt (2015?)

Malone Dies (2016)

Waiting for Godot (2017)

Endgame (2017)

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

New online subscription: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online

Belshazar's Feast

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.  It features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.

Access the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online via the link here.

JAMA Neurology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : JAMA Neurology (formerly Archives of Neurology).

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A journal from the American Medical Association.

From the JAMA website for the journal:

JAMA Neurology brings you an international perspective on a wide range of topics from the leading centers of neurological research.

“The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, neoplasms, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, Alzheimer disease, neurotherapeutics, genetics, sleep disorders, headache syndromes, emergency neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, neurogenerative diseases, ethical issues, and neurobiotechnology.”

The journal is published 12 times a year.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 55 (1998) to present.

Access JAMA Neurology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

High Altitude Medicine & Biology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : High Altitude Medicine & Biology


From the Mary Ann Liebert website:

“…High Altitude Medicine & Biology is the first peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on the latest advances in high altitude life sciences, and is the primary source of information for clinicians, physiologists, and researchers studying the effects of reduced atmospheric pressure and oxygen deprivation. The Journal delivers critical findings on the impact of high altitude on lung and heart disease, appetite and weight loss, pulmonary and cerebral edema, hypertension, dehydration, infertility, and other diseases. It covers the full spectrum of high altitude life sciences from pathology to human and animal ecology.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2000 to present.

Access High Altitude Medicine & Biology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.