The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology


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The University Library is pleased to announce that The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology online is now available for Cambridge University users. “It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary.”

This e-resource replaces the printed Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892 and contains over 4000 entries from over 300 authors from over 30 countries, writing on hymns of the Judaeo-Christian tradition. Any updates will be immediately available as part of the subscription which will be due for review in March 2015.

You can access the dictionary from here, from the eresources A-Z list, and you can search for and link from the catalogue record in LibrarySearch. A link will also be added to the ebooks collection web page.

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Don’t forget the SPS Library CamTools site!

CamToolsSo, we’ve all been there – you have one chapter to read from a book but all the copies are already out and your supervision is tomorrow. What to do… read another book and try to explain why you didn’t get to the library in time to borrow the book? No need – the chapter’s probably ready and waiting for you on the SPS Library CamTools site!

We’ve been working super hard this year to make sure that there’s as much as possible on CamTools to help cover your core readings. So far, since November 2013, we’ve uploaded about 500 new readings to help make your life easier – have a look at the stack of papers – each one is a chapter on CamTools.

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Wind Energy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Wind Energy


‘Wind Turbine’ by Andrew Ferguson on Flickr

From the Wiley-Blackwell website for the journal:

“Wind power is one of the major energy resources that are important components of future energy scenarios.”

“Principal Topics

  • Wind rotors and blades – aerodynamics, aero-elastics, aero-servo-elasticity, aero-acoustics, wakes, rotor and blade design.
  • Structural and mechanical components modeling and design.
  • Electrical engineering of wind power – electrical components, power electronics and controls, generators, grid connection, integration and control of wind power plants.
  • Dynamics and control – control algorithms, sensors, actuators, and load mitigation strategies.
  • Development of resource assessment techniques- prediction, modelling, atmospheric physics, wind farm planning, siting (including off-shore developments), economics and environmental issues.
  • Concept innovations, modelling, systems – design, installation, operation, performance, optimisation and control; small, hybrid and autonomous systems and applications other than grid connection such as desalination, water pumping and heating.
  • Operations and maintenance – reliability, maintainability, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and economics.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1998) to present.

Access Wind Energy via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

How to make the most of Scopus : 20 March 2014

Scopus, with Web of Science, is the most important A&I database of peer-reviewed literature and an essential tool for students and researchers.  A Librarians-In-Training session will provide an update on the new interface for Scopus, now live, and provide you with the information you need to use Scopus to its maximum potential.

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The following topics will be covered:
*       What is Scopus
*       Content coverage in Scopus
*       Document and advanced search
*       Analyze results
*       Citation overview
*       Journal Analyzer and metrics:
–       How find and to compare journals using different metrics like SJR & SNIP
–       Social media impact / Altmetrics
*       Author searching: Author profiles, author evaluator, author profile adjustments, H-index
*       Affiliation searching
*       Mendeley
*       Where to find further information and guidance

Please sign up to attend via the Librarians-In-Training website:

How to make the most of Scopus

When : 20th March 2014

Time : 10:00-11:30 am

Where : Milstein Room, University Library

Presenter : Michaela Kurschildgen, Account Development Manager, Elsevier

Digital Dictionary of American English : DARE

New e-resource : Digital Dictionary of American English : DARE

DARE, the Dictionary of American Regional English, is now available via the eresources@cambridge A-Z here.

DARE is widely acclaimed as the greatest achievement in American lexicography; containing over 60,000 entries, it is exhaustive in its detail and accuracy as a record of regional speech in America.  A video reveals the history of the Dictionary and the project to bring it to its online form :

‘Sovetskaia kul’tura’ digital archive

Following acclaim from the trial Cambridge builds on its Slavonic archival collections with the ‘Sovetskaia kul’tura’ digital archive.

The archive comprises Kul’tura (Culture), an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).  This new digitization from EastView is a digital archive of the newspaper, from its earliest days up to late 2013. Only a very few issues of the newspaper are available in physical form in the University Library.

EastView describe the newspaper as an “indispensable source of information on the developing and ever changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theater, cinematography and arts. In the Soviet period it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-garde composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.”

Index religiosus

New eresource : Index religiosus

The Index Religiosus is a reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History, indexing publications in most European languages, of international scope, and spanning Antiquity to the 20th century.

All aspects of Church History are widely covered, including political, social and economic history and relations with Islam and Judaism.  The new bibliography has as its starting point two existing bibliographies, the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, both of which are taken by the University Library.  From January 2014 onwards, the printed versions will no longer be published in print format and are replaced by the Index religiosus.

Access the Index religiosus via this link.