Library of Congress World War I Resources – Music and Posters

The Library of Congress has made 13,501 items of sheet music from the First World War freely available to view online.


The World War I Sheet Music collection covers the years 1914 to 1920 (although there is material from as early as 1911), with the majority of material dating from 1917 onwards.

The collection includes commercially published songs as well as unpublished manuscripts and vanity press material.

Although some of these songs may have been written in Europe all of the known places of publication are in the United States.

The Library of Congress also offers access to free sound recordings from their collection under the title National Jukebox.Some of the songs available as sheet music are available as sound recordings from the time. To listen to ‘Over there’ performed by Nora Bayes on 13th July 1917 please click here.

The resource also offers articles and essays under the heading ‘America’s War, as viewed by Publishers and the Public’. These can be viewed here. The essay ‘Major Themes’ discusses George M. Cohan’s quick musical response to the declaration of war:

“George M. Cohan was already a successful Tin Pan Alley songwriter and Broadway composer/producer when, on the day after war was declared, he composed what became America’s iconic WWI song, “Over There”. His earlier work had often displayed patriotic zeal …“Over There’s” bugle call chorus and stirring lyrics rank among his best songs.  The song’s success1 inspired imitations and helped spur the popularity of songs about American involvement turning the tide and winning the war.  It may be difficult (and perhaps unwise) to distinguish these from the general term patriotic songs, but they speak to a particular mindset or objective, that of a confident nation establishing itself in the arena of world powers.”

Young brave throng

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division has made available approximately 1900 posters created between 1914 and 1920. The image above is titled ‘Join the young brave throng that goes marching along’ and was published as a recruitment poster in London around 1915.

The World War I Posters website has an online catalogue here. 

International Research in Children’s Literature

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Research in Children’s Literature.


From the Edinburgh University Press website for the journal:

International Research in Children’s Literature is essential reading for literary scholars in the field of children’s literature, especially those interested in applications of cultural and literary theories, comparative literatures, and the production and reception of children’s literature as a world literature. The study of children’s literature is an integral part of literary, cultural and media studies, and this scholarly journal, widely international in scope, addresses the diverse intellectual currents of this constantly expanding subject area.

“Edinburgh University Press publishes International Research in Children’s Literature on behalf of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2008) to present.

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Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry Demonstration

You are invited to attend a demonstration of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry

Thursday 7th August, 11:00 am, at the Department of Chemistry, Pfizer Lecture Theatre

Map and directions

Presenter: Dr Charles Martinez, Solution Sales Manager, Life Sciences Elsevier Ltd.

With the demonstration a trial of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry will run from 1st August – 31st October 2014.  (Note RMC will appear as a new search option on the main Reaxys interface, so there’s no need to change application.)  Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is designed to support researchers in making connections between compounds, targets and bioactivity, with tools that give insight into result sets and allow data export and sharing. You are encouraged to attend this demonstration to help familiarise yourself with the database early on so you can quickly begin to evaluate the database over the trial period. The presenter, Dr Charles Martinez, will also supply some structured workflows for you to experiment with.

General information on Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry can be found here

Please register for this event by quickly going to This Link.  Thank you.


Review of Keynesian Economics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Review of Keynesian Economics.


From the Edward Elgar website for the journal:

“The Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE) is dedicated to the promotion of research in Keynesian economics. Not only does that include Keynesian ideas about macroeconomic theory and policy, it also extends to microeconomic and meso-economic analysis and relevant empirical and historical research. The journal provides a forum for developing and disseminating Keynesian ideas, and intends to encourage critical exchange with other macroeconomic paradigms”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 0 (2012) to present.

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International Journal of Public Policy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Journal of Public Policy.


From the InterScience website for the journal:

IJPP addresses public policy issues facing nation states and national/supranational organisations, including governments, and how these approach and solve common public policy problems. It highlights governance, accountability, creation of wealth/wellbeing, and implications policy choices have on nation states and citizens, acknowledging that public policy choice/execution is complex, has ramifications on the welfare of citizens, and that, despite national differences, the actions of nation states are constrained by policies determined by supranational bodies, some not directly accountable to any international body.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2005) to present.

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Journal of Flow Chemistry

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Flow Chemistry.


From the Akademiai Kiado website for the journal:

“The primary objective of the Journal of Flow Chemistry will be to stimulate the development and advancement of flow chemistry for the benefit and progress of the chemistry community. The Journal will provide a high-level scientific forum for rapid publication of the latest results of flow chemistry and serve the most important information on scientific events, technology developments, products, etc. for the fast growing flow chemistry community. The main focus of the Journal will be flow chemistry in inorganic, organic, analytical and process chemistry in the academic research as well as in applied research and development in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fine-chemical, petro-chemical, fragrance industry. However, the Journal should not be limited to the above but also include relevant flow chemistry aspects of material science, catalysis, green chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology latest development on flow instruments (engineering, automation), as well as theoretical and IT related topics.”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2011) to present.

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European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention.


From the Elgar Online website for the journal:

“The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP) is a peer-reviewed journal which serves as a forum for studies in macroeconomic theory, economic institutions and economic policies.

“The editors … aim to engender productive debates and reciprocal interventions between diverse approaches. In particular, they contend that a wide variety of institutional and social factors shape economic life and economic processes. Only a careful study and integration of these factors into economics will lead to theoretical progress and to adequate economic policy recommendations.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2004) to present.

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Contemporary Italian Politics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Contemporary Italian Politics.


From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Contemporary Italian Politics , formerly Bulletin of Italian Politics , is a political science journal aimed at academics and policy makers as well as others with a professional or intellectual interest in the politics of Italy. The journal has two main aims:

“Firstly, to provide rigorous analysis, in the English language, about the politics of what is one of the European Union’s four largest states in terms of population and Gross Domestic Product. We seek to do this aware that too often those in the English-speaking world looking for incisive analysis and insight into the latest trends and developments in Italian politics are likely to be stymied by two contrasting difficulties. On the one hand, they can turn to the daily and weekly print media. Here they will find information on the latest developments, sure enough; but much of it is likely to lack the incisiveness of academic writing and may even be straightforwardly inaccurate. On the other hand, readers can turn either to general political science journals – but here they will have to face the issue of fragmented information – or to specific journals on Italy – in which case they will find that politics is considered only insofar as it is part of the broader field of modern Italian studies. So what we are seeking to do in this new journal is to provide a forum which is designed to promote research in Italian politics and to offer an outlet that counterbalances the fragmentation of the field. In doing this, we also seek to rely on research conducted in Italian, which hardly reaches the English-speaking world.

“The second aim follows from the first insofar as, in seeking to achieve it, we hope thereby to provide analysis that readers will find genuinely useful. With research funding bodies of all kinds giving increasing emphasis to knowledge transfer and increasingly demanding of applicants that they demonstrate the relevance of what they are doing to non-academic ‘end users’, political scientists have a self-interested motive for attempting a closer engagement with outside practitioners.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 5 (2013) to present.

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British History Online (premium content)

The University Library now provides access to the premium content of the British History Online resource run by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.

Comprising high quality digitizations of primary sources for the study of British history, British History Online includes, for example, the “Casket letters” used as evidence against Mary, Queen of Scots (from the Calendar of State Papers for Scotland), an architectural account of the Covent Garden Theatre and the Royal Opera House (from the Survey of London), the Bill of Rights (from the Statutes of the Realm), and Titus Oates’s Narrative concerning the “Popish plot” (from the House of Lords journal).


Now the “premium content” is also available to the University of Cambridge, consisting of the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England (Edward I to Henry VII), all the volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic 1537-1714, the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, plus the Calendar of Close Rolls.

British History Online can be accessed via the eresources@cambridge A-Z at this link.



South Asian Diaspora

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :South Asian Diaspora.

Woman at the market

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“The South Asian diaspora, shaped by dispersions of people, goods, ideas and beliefs that flowed from and through the Indian Subcontinent, is currently one of the world’s largest diasporas. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives all anchor a sense of home for people who have moved outside the region through the centuries. These territories evoke emotional, social, political, economic, cultural and literary affiliations as well, which find expression in multiple ways. The diaspora is also marked by struggles over meanings and tensions both amongst the diasporics and with people in the countries where the diasporics now inhabit. In South Asian Diaspora we aim to explore some of the issues that the South Asian diaspora presents for the contemporary world.”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2009) to present.

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