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


Safeguarding Facing the Cahllenges Innovative ways

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)