UNESCO Open Access publications

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has made thousands of publications freely available online.

The UNESCO Open Access Policy begins with this quote from the World Conference of Science, 1999, held under the auspices of UNESCO and ICSU:

“Equal access to science is not only a social and ethical requirement for human development, but also essential for realizing the full potential of scientific communities worldwide and for orienting scientific progress towards meeting the needs of humankind.”

UNESCO has adopted an Open Access policy in order to make it’s publications freely available to the public and  to provide the public with an insight into the work of the organization. Publications are published in a variety of languages, including English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

The UNESCO Open Access Repository includes the following resources:

UNESCO Open Educational Resource Platform 

 Global Open Access Portal

Publications in Open Access

UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

Documents available online via the Open Access Repository include:

Community Media Overview of Information Literacy Early Childhood Education


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Journal of medical ethics

Access to Journal of medical ethics has been extended to the present issue via the BMJ Journals platform.

Access the current issues via this link.

Journal of medical ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice.

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z: Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera is the latest and most ambitious phase in Princeton’s long time commitment to building and providing access to its unparalleled Latin American Ephemera Collection. Open online access to this previously inaccessible subset of the collection became a reality in early 2015 thanks to the generous support provided by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) and to a three-year starting grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The goal of Princeton and its partners is to continue adding hundreds of new digitized ephemeral items per month in the coming years and turn this vast and exceptional collection from a practically inaccessible archive into a dynamic scholarly resource that will support present and future academic activities in interdisciplinary Latin American Studies and in the broader social sciences and the humanities.

Even though a significant number of items from earlier years have been included, the bulk of the materials currently found in the Digital Archive were originally created around the turn of the 20th century and after, with some originating as recently as within the last year. The formats or genre most commonly included are pamphlets, flyers, leaflets, brochures, posters, stickers, and postcards. These items were originally created by a wide array of social activists, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, political parties, public policy think tanks, and other types of organizations in order to publicize their views, positions, agendas, policies, events, and activities. The vast majority are rare, hard-to-find primary sources unavailable elsewhere.

Access the Archive via this link.


Oxford Language Dictionaries Online – Change of site

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is moving from to a new site.

All dictionaries are migrating to the site where formerly the English and Arabic modules of OxfordDictionaries.com had been located.  Now all dictionaries will be available together, creating a single destination for users to explore the languages of today.  The eresources@cambridge A-Z has been updated with the URL for the new site which is:


A redirect is available from the new site to the old site (http://www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com/) until 1 April 2015.


Review of Indonesian and Malaysian affairs (RIMA)

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian affairs

RIMA seeks to publish scholarly studies relating to societies and cultures, understood in the broadest terms, to be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and surrounding areas.

Access the Review of Indonesian and Malaysian affairs via this link.

Bapak Gogon Margono, Sanggar Wayang Gogon puppet production studio. Javanese Shadow Puppet of Hanuman. 2008. Surakarta, Indonesia. Photo © Sarah Buckius.

Journal for peace & justice studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Journal for peace & justice studies

Access the Journal for peace & justice studies via this link

“The Journal for Peace & Justice Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes work from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, social and political theory, and public policy, on substantive problems of peace and justice.

While the journal particularly encourages contributions arising from the Judeo-Christian intellectual traditions, it welcomes submissions from any perspective which seeks to build a just society and promote peace.”

Headquarters of the UNASUR, Photo © Sebastián Crespo.

LLMC-Digital : Law Library Microform Consortium

University of Cambridge members now have access until April 30th to the entire LLMC – Digital Law Library online service (“Law Library Microform Consortium”).

LLMC Digital is a database of full-text legal and law-related publications. It includes books, journals, law reports, legislation, government publications and other documents. The coverage varies with each title, although most of the content dates from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Access the trial via this link (on or off campus).46

Please send feedback on the trial to rmr29@cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

Note the searching help page here: http://www.llmc-digital.org/help.aspx.


Members of Library staff, c. 1958 (Image © The Inner Temple)

Nottingham Medieval Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nottingham medieval studies


From the University of Nottingham’s website for the journal:

“Nottingham Medieval Studies is one of the leading interdisciplinary journals for European history and literature from Late Antiquity through to the Reformation. The journal builds on its traditional areas of strength – the literature an history of Western Europe – with articles in related fields such a archaeology, art history, linguistics, musicology and philosophy, as well as reviews of recent publications by renowned experts in the field.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1957) to present.

Access Nottingham Medieval Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Eilean Donan Castle’ by Pablo Fernandez on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/nxcwTC

Gartner Research database

New access for University of Cambridge members to the Gartner Research database

Cambridge has licensed campus access to core online resources of Gartner, Inc., a leading global information technology research and advisory company.  They provide analysis of technologies, trends and companies. This licence extends to members of the Regent House, current University staff, and students reading for a degree.

Access is via Raven login at this URL: http://www.uis.cam.ac.uk/gartner

Alternatively visit eresources@cambridge A-Z where the Gartner Research database is now listed in the Index, Engineering and Technology, and Business and management studies pages.

“For tens of thousands of technology professionals, Gartner Research is an indispensable daily resource. It’s what you need to know, what you need to do, where you need to look, and who you should be paying attention to. It’s independent, insightful, and instantly applicable to your business challenges.”



Keeping oneself informed about the latest breakthroughs and trends in technology and virtual media assures that no opportunities are missed. – Patrick Lux/Getty Images


Note that use of the database requires an account to be set up for you on Gartner’s system; this will happen automatically if you follow the instructions on the Registering a new account page.  Please note that this will send some data about you to Gartner — details are on the registration page.

Support, documentation and FAQs can be found on the UIS pages here:



Yearbook of international organizations

Available now on the eresources@cambridge A-Z, from 2015 access is provided to The Yearbook of International Organizations via this link.

Compiling and disseminating information and data on international organizations has been one of the UIA’s core activities since 1907. This vast resource of information is published in the Yearbook of International Organizations – the most comprehensive reference work and information resource on international non-profit organizations and associations worldwide.

The over 66,000 international organizations maintained in our database include Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) in 300 countries and territories. Approximately 1,200 new organizations are added each year.

The Yearbook includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and also includes relationships and cross-links with other listed international organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization’s main publications and information services.

Statistics on international organizations are summed up in separate charts, tables and other visual representations, giving an overview of a broad range of organizational data, and making it easy to compare and identify trends.