Policy Exchange publications

On 27th April the Guardian published an article titled ‘Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Join a think tank’ (Tim Bale, published online Monday 27th April). The article mentions an infographic (below) produced by the Policy Exchange in which they show how they believe they have influenced the manifestos of the three main political parties.

Policy Exchange

As all Policy Exchange publications are free to download in .pdf format we thought we would bring these titles together in one place.

  1. Modernising industrial relations
  2. Cities for growth: solutions to our planning problems
  3. Ending expensive social tenancies: fairness, higher growth and more homes
  4. A right to build: local homes for local people
  5. Future prisons: a radical plan to reform the prison estate
  6. Power down: a plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system
  7. 21st century retail policy: quality, choice, experience and convenience
  8. Taxing issues? reducing housing demand or increasing housing supply
  9. Park land: how open data can improve our open green spaces
  10. Future courts: a new vision for summary justice
  11. Silicon cities: supporting the development of tech clusters outside of London and the South East of England
  12. Electoral omission
  13. Freeing housing associations: better financing and new homes
  14. Swift and certain: a new paradigm for criminal justice
  15. Welfare manifesto
  16. Garden villages: empowering localism to solve the housing crisis
  17. No worker left behind: how to improve pay and work for the low paid
  18. Education manifesto
  19. Clearing the fog of law: saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat

Why not read the reports that have helped shape the manifestos of the three main parties ahead of next months general election? Or why not just browse the titles freely available on the Policy Exchange website?

Central contradictionSmall pieces

Drama Online

Trial access is available now until 28 June 2015 to the Drama Online resource.

Drama Online can be accessed on and off campus via this link.

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.

Please send your feedback to eat21@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.


Then, if you love your wife, or rather dote on her, sir, oh, how she’ll torture you and take pleasure i’ your torments! You shall lie with her but when she lists; she will not hurt
her beauty, her complexion; or it must be for that jewel or that pearl when she does; every half hour’s pleasure must be bought anew, and with the same pain and charge you
wooed her at first. Then you must keep what servants she please, what company she will; that friend must not visit you without her license; and him she loves most she will
seem to hate eagerliest, to decline your jealousy; or feign to be jealous of you first, and for that cause go live with her she-friend or cousin at the college, that can instruct her in
all the mysteries of writing letters, corrupting servants, taming spies; where she must have that rich gown for such a great day, a new one for the next, a richer for the third; be served in silver; have the chamber filled with a succession of grooms, footmen, ushers, and other messengers, besides embroiderers, jewellers, tire-women, sempsters, feathermen, perfumers; while she feels not how the land drops away, nor the acres melt, nor foresees the change when the mercer has your woods for her velvets; never weighs what her pride costs, sir, so she may kiss a page or a smooth chin that has the despair of a beard; be a states
, know all the news; what was done at Salisbury, what at the Bath, what at court, what in progress; or so she may censure poets and authors and styles, and compare

’em, Daniel with Spenser, Jonson with the tother youth, and so forth; or be thought cunning in controversies or the very knots of divinity, and have often in her mouth the state of the question, and then skip to the mathematics and demonstration, and answer in religion to one, in state to another, in bawdry to a third.

Oh, oh!

All this is very true, sir. And then her going in disguise to that conjuror and this cunning woman, where the first question is, how soon you shall die? next, if her present servant love her? next that, if she shall have a new servant? and how many? which of her family would make the best bawd, male or female? what precedence she shall have by her next match? And sets down the answers, and believes ‘em above the scriptures. Nay, perhaps she’ll study the art.

Gentle sir, ha’ you done? Ha’ you had your pleasure o’ me?
I’ll think of these things.

yes, sir; and then comes reeking home of vapour and sweat with going afoot, and lies in a month of a new face, all oil and birdlime, and rises in asses’ milk, and is cleansed with a new fucus. God b’ w’ you, sir. One thing more, which I had almost forgot. This too, with whom you are to marry may have made a conveyance of her virginity aforehand, as
your wise widows do of their states, before they marry, in trust to some friend, sir. Who can tell? Or if she have not done it yet, she may do, upon the wedding day, or the night
before, and antedate you cuckold. The like has been heard of in nature. ‘Tis no devised, impossible thing, sir. God b’ w’ you. I’ll be bold to leave this rope with you, sir, for a
remembrance.—Farewell, Mute.



Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – Digital Repository

The Digital Repository of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) offers online access to over 35,000.


Documents in the repository date from the first publication in 1948 through to the most recent titles and are available to download. The repository holds monographs, periodicals, annual reports, conference proceedings and official documents, written by over 8000 authors in five languages.

Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, has said of the repository:

“In line with our open-access policy, we’re making available to the international community all the documents that have given shape to ECLAC’s thinking, which for more than six decades has aimed to contribute to the development of Latin American and Caribbean countries”

Titles that can be accessed include:

 Economic OutlookEmpleo Economic Survey 2014

The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of ECLAC’s work and guarantee the lasting and safe preservation of its intellectual property in the long term, among other goals.

Image credit: ‘Acre river’ by CIFOR on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/eBo3N4

Translated texts for historians e-library

The Translated texts for historians e-library has moved platform.  The e-library is now available at:


We learned about this rather late in the day so unfortunately the links in the records for the titles in LibrarySearch have not yet been updated.  It is hoped that they will be updated in the second week of May.  We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused.

Please update any links you may be maintaining on your Web pages.  For off campus users using the ezproxy link, this has now changed on the eresources@cambridge A-Z list to:


Any enquiries please email ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

eBook Religion Collection

Trial access is available until 31 May to Ebsco’s eBook Religion Collection. 

Links to the collection can be found below.  Please send feedback on the collection to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk or ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

Part of Ebsco’s Religion and Philosophy Collection, the eBook Religion Collection is a package of e-books featuring more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted publishers. The unique collection covers a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and religious texts. Content in the collection help readers explore religious beliefs, faith, cultural systems and world views.

eBook Religion Collection

On campus http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e093tww

Off campus http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e093tww

Autism Research

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Autism Research


From the Wiley website for the journal:

AUTISM RESEARCH will cover the developmental disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (or autism spectrum disorders – ASDs). The Journal focuses on basic genetic, neurobiological and psychological mechanisms and how these influence developmental processes in ASDs.”

This is the official journal of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including autism, Asperger syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS).

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

Access Autism Research via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ’74/365 – autism awareness’ by Becky Wetherington on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/7jr5qN

Open access: Cambridge University Press open for business

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is launching a new ‘Open Access Monograph Publishing Service’ offering authors a way to publish their books via open access in a fairly priced way.

This service gives authors the option of publishing their work under the Gold Open Access model, supporting the Press’s mission to disseminate knowledge at the highest international levels of excellence.

The standard charge for publication of books under the Gold Open Access model at CUP is £6,500 ($10,000/€9,000) for titles of up to 120,000 words. The charge has been set at this level in recognition of ongoing print sales, but as these diminish the business models and pricing levels may change.

CUP also supports Green Open Access Archiving across books and journals. This new policy allows authors of monographs and certain other books to post portions of their work on personal websites and repositories without compromising any aspect of the publishing process.

Matthew Day, head of open access and data publishing, said: ‘We are excited to launch our new open access policies at the London Book Fair. We want to continue to engage in the open access debate within the industry and our aim is to be the most transparent publisher of re-usable and reproducible research.’

Mandy Hill, managing director of academic at CUP, said; ‘Open Access is incredibly important to the Press and we recognise its importance to researchers across the globe. This new service supports our mission to disseminate knowledge and research of the highest academic rigour globally and meet the ever changing publishing needs of academic communities.’

Last year, CUP published The History Manifesto by David Armitage and Jo Guldi and Martin Eve’s Open Access and the Humanities, as well as three titles through Knowledge Unlatched as open access books.

Cambridge Open Access