Web of Science & Google Scholar

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New links have been provided between the Web of Science Core Collection* and Google Scholar

This should help you to find the full text of articles quicker and to be confident that you are accessing good quality citations.

To illustrate what you should see when you perform a search on Google Scholar I searched for ‘lipid protein signalling’ (click on the image of this screenshot to enlarge it):


Underneath each search result you can see a link to Web of Science, and can see how many citations for the article have been found there. If you click on this link you are taken directly to the citations on Web of Science.

There are also reciprocal links to Google Scholar from the Web of Science Core Collection*

When you click on an article in your results list you will see across the top of the screen a link to ‘Look up full-text’…

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MRS Proceedings

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : MRS Proceedings.


From the Cambridge Journals Online website for the journal:

The MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) offers unlimited full-text availability to over 68,000 papers from the well-recognized Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Series – proceedings published from Volume 1 to the present, with more papers added daily. The collection also includes over 5,000 proceedings papers that were never published in print format and are available only online.Proceedings are searchable by author name, paper title, volume number and keyword.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1980) to present.

Access MRS Proceedings via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

ASHRAE Transactions

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ASHRAE Transactions.


From the Thomson Reuters website for the journal:

“Published since 1895, ASHRAE Transactions comprises the Technical Papers and Conference Papers presented at ASHRAE’s Winter and Annual Conferences. Technical Papers undergo one or more double-blind reviews by three or more reviewers and are published with discussion questions and answers. They encompass the wide range of technologies and applications of interest to researchers and practitioners whose work shapes the built environment. Conference Papers generally present applications and case studies, and receive one or more single-blind reviews by two or more reviewers.”

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 54,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.

Now available to members of the University of Cambridge from volume 76 (1970) to present.

Access these titles via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or by clicking on this link.

Audiology and Neurotology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Audiology and Neurotology.


From the Karger website for the journal:

Audiology and neurotology provides a forum for the publication of the most-advanced and rigorous scientific research related to the basic science and clinical aspects of the auditory and vestibular system and diseases of the ear. The journal is of primary importance for all scientists and practitioners interested in audiology, otology and neurotology, auditory neurosciences and related disciplines.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 3 (1998) to volume 13 (2008), and volume 19 (2014) to present.

Access Audiology and Neurotology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Digital Dictionary of American English (DARE) user guide

A user guide to the new Digital Dictionary of American English (DARE) is now available here for download.

Barra Sourdough 1/2

sourdough n. (photograph “Barra sourdough 1/2” Iban, Flickr)

1 freq attrib: Fermenting dough, esp from a continuously replenished supply, used as leavening; a bread made with such dough. orig chiefly West; now widely known See Map

2 A veteran dweller in the wilds, esp a prospector for gold; an old-timer, esp a long-term resident of Alaska.[See quot 1966]

BioOne Trial

Trial access is now available to BioOne until 31 May 2014.

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) at the British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, England. Photo Sunday August 17th 2008. Keven Law

BioOne is a resource produced by a collaboration of societies, libraries, academic institutions and the private sector.

BioOne aggregates high-quality publications in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences to deliver a linked information resource of full-text articles.  BioOne comprises currently 179 titles from 135 publishers, 62 of which are exclusively available online through BioOne, which in all totals over 100,000 articles, growing daily.

BioOne trial access is available here.  Please send your feedback on the trial to yn235@cam.ac.uk.

BioOne is available to use on a Mobile device /iPad or tablet for use on and off campus. To use the mobile site, please go to


Royal Society Open Science

Coming soon (first published here): A new journal from the Royal Society : Royal Society Open Science.  The journal will have a number of distinguishing features:

• objective peer review (publishing all articles which are scientifically sound, leaving any judgement of importance or potential impact to the reader)
• it will offer open peer review as an option
• articles will embody open data principles
• each article will have a suite of article level metrics and encourage post-publication comments
• the Editorial team will consist entirely of practicing scientists and draw upon the expertise of the Royal Society’s Fellowship
• in addition to direct submissions, it will accept articles referred from other Royal Society journals

Royal Society Open Science welcomes the submission of all high quality science including articles which may usually be difficult to publish elsewhere, for example, those that include negative findings. The journal will launch officially later in 2014 and article processing charges will be waived for an initial period. The scope will cover life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science.

On 6 March 2015 the Royal Society will mark the 350th anniversary of the launch of Philosophical Transactions. Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said:

Philosophical Transactions was the first journal dedicated to scientific endeavour and introduced the concepts of scientific priority and peer review. Today more than 20,000 scientific journals around the world are based on these two key principles and it is difficult to imagine a research process functioning without them. The publishing model is continually evolving and it’s important that the Royal Society’s own journal offerings do so too.  We are delighted to be publishing this exciting new journal. We hope the Royal Society Open Science demonstrates our continued support for open access publishing and a commitment to publishing research that benefits science and humanity.”

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Central Asiatic Journal

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Central Asiatic Journal : international periodical for the languages, literatures, history and archaeology of Central Asia

The Journal is devoted to the languages, literature, history and archaeology of Central Asia, and is published twice a year. The definition Central Asia is considered within its broadest limits, including also East Asian cultures (Mongolia, Manchuria, Tibet) on the basis of their relations with the Central Asian region.

Access the Central Asiatic Journal via this link.

Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions.

'Bush fire' by Nicolas Emmanuel-Emile

‘Bush fire’ by Nicolas Emmanuel-Emile

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“The journal addresses the full range of hazardous events from extreme geological, hydrological atmospheric and biological events such as earthquakes, floods, storms and epidemics to technological failures and malfunctions such as industrial explosions, fires and toxic material releases. Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions is the source of the new ideas in hazards and risk research.

With a genuinely international perspective, this journal highlights issues of human exposure, vulnerability, awareness, response and risk. The role of hazards in affecting development, and issues of efficiency, social justice and sustainability are also explored in the journal.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1999) to present.

Access Environmental Hazards via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.