St Antony’s International Review (STAIR)

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : St Antony’s International Review


From the IngentaConnect website for the journal:

“The St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is the only peer-reviewed journal of international affairs at the University of Oxford. Set up by graduate students of St Antony’s College in 2005, the Review has carved out a distinctive niche as a cross-disciplinary outlet for research on the most pressing contemporary global issues, providing a forum in which emerging scholars can publish their work alongside established academics and policymakers. Past contributors include Robert O. Keohane, James N. Rosenau, and Alfred Stepan.”

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

Access St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

MDZ (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum) and bavarikon

The Munich Digitization Center (Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum – MDZ) is a freely available eresource which offers digital access to a range of materials, including: manuscripts, sheet music, maps, newspapers, photographs and journals, which are held at the Bavarian State Library and other cultural heritage institutions.

MDZMuch of the text on the website is in English, but, as you would expect from a German website, object titles and descriptions are predominantly in German.

Books that have been digitised for the project date from 7th – 20th centuries, with almost 400,000 books from the 19th century and almost 300,000 books from the 18th century. The most common authors on the site are Martin Luther, Cicero, and Erasmus. This great stats/graphs page lets you search by subject, century, author or keyword at  the click of your mouse.

Some of the highlights of the collection include:

The Ottheinrich Bible

The Gutenberg Bible

Martin Luther’s Bible

2014 exhibition on Paul Heyse

2014 exhibition on Philipp Apian – Die Vermessung Bayerns

2015 exhibition on the Nuremberg chronicle and private library of Hartmann Schedel



MDZ also contributes towards the image database bavarikon.

Along with digitised books and maps this database also includes artworks (including van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and Rembrandt’s ‘Jugendliches Selbstbildnis’), photographs of location and objects, and 3D views of objects.

The resource also allows searching by topic. The topics currently available include sources and representations of the Munich Oktoberfest,  King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Berthold Furtmeyr: Regensburger Buchmalerei der Renaissance.

“The bavarikon portal is a website for art, culture and regional studies presented by the Free State of Bavaria, digitally introducing the artifacts and cultural treasures of Bavaria’s cultural and scienctifical institutions. bavarikon is a module of the Bavarian cultural concept.”

Information about the object is listed for each object in the collection and lets you know if re-use is possible.


Following Altmetric since June 2014, we are pleased to offer a link via the eresources@cambridge A-Z for access to the Altmetric Explorer for Cambridge users.

This link provides access both on and off campus via secure authentication.

Click on the Sign in link at the top right of the home page.

On the Altmetric login page click on the “continue to use the read-only version of the Explorer” link in the sentence “As you are a University of Cambridge customer, please feel free to sign up for a site licence account or continue to use the read-only version of the Explorer”.

Build your own Altmetric donut.


ICPSR (Inter-university consortium for political and social research) data

Please spread the word… if you have students and/or scholars who would benefit from social science data:

We now have access to ICPSR data!

This collection of data could be useful for studies and research in sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations – it has a strong focus on data relating to the USA.

ICPSR is the world’s largest collection of digital social science data –

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

For finding data, please go to

All University of Cambridge staff and students have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings via any computer on campus (via IP-recognition).

Access is direct and quick by accessing the ICPSR website at or from the link on the eresources@cambridge A-Z Economics page (or main index A-Z).

First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your email address and password to download data.

At present access is not available off campus.

Acta Politica

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Acta Politica.


From the Palgrave Macmillan website for the journal:

Acta Politica is one of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline. In the past we have published theoretical and empirical articles, comparative and single-country studies and even some methodological notes. In times of an ever-increasing specialisation in political science, we however strongly believe a broad-ranging political science journal is as important as ever for the international scientific community.

“Despite this broad scope Acta Politica is very selective about the quality of the articles that it publishes. Acta Politica has always been committed to publishing articles with an ‘edge’; providing new insights or new approaches in political science. At the end of the review process, we always ask the question: “What did we learn from this article?””

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 50 (2015) to present.

Access Acta Politica via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Renaissance studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : backfile: RENAISSANCE STUDIES

From the Wiley Online website for the journal:

Renaissance Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal which publishes articles and editions of documents on all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. The articles range over the history, art, architecture, religion, literature, and languages of Europe during the period. Editions of important documents appear in their original languages, with introduction, textual apparatus, notes and (occasionally) translations of the documents and sources into English. The journal also contains a substantial book reviews section and often illustrated reviews of major exhibitions worldwide. “

Backfile now available to the University of Cambridge electronically – in addition to the current content already available – from volume 1 (1987) to volume 10 (1996).

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

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Parliamentary history

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : backfile: parliamentary history

From the Wiley Online website for the journal:

Parliamentary History provides a forum for current research and general interest articles covering the history of parliamentary institutions in the British Isles (including the Scottish and Irish Parliaments) from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. The journal also encompasses legislatures of British colonies before independence, their origin, development and historical importance.

Parliamentary History also publishes the Texts & Studies Series, included in subscriptions to Parliamentary History, as a yearly supplementary volume.Please visit our Aims and Scope page for more information,and the T&SS page to view the supplementary volume for 2008.”

Backfile now available to the University of Cambridge electronically – in addition to the current content already available – from volume 1 (1982) to volume 15 (1996).

Access Parliamentary History via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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New ‘Chemistry Journal Access’ web page

Chemistry Library blog

journal access web page screenshot

The aim of this new web page is to make it easier for you to get to the full text of journals from outside the Department by listing the key journals with links via the University Library’s proxy server (that hosts all our subscribed e-journal content).

When you click on a journal name on the list from outside of the Department you should be prompted for your Raven login details in order to gain full-text access.

It is a work in progress; the most common chemistry journals are listed for now but your suggestions for additions would be most welcome (email link provided at the bottom of the page). Please let us know if you encounter any technical problems.

Follow this link to get to this new web page: (Alternatively, there is a link to ‘Journal Access’ from the Chemistry Library website, on the left-hand side menu bar…

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V&A Collection

Victoria & Albert Museum’s Collections database allows you to perform searches of over 293,000 images in objects in the V&A collection.

V&A special collection The database includes over 1.1 million catalogue records as well as the image collection. Make sure you opt for the ‘Only records with images’ option before performing your search if you do not want to see results without images.


V&AThe images are also grouped by collection. For instance, you can view illustrations and photographs of toys, children’s stories, clothes, and more in the ‘Collection: Museum of Childhood’.

You can also perform searches on all the tags of an image, which include materials, techniques, place of origin, names, galleries, and category (includes porcelain, ceramics, textiles, etc.).

Each time the homepage is visited the selection of images changes which offers a great way to explore random elements of the collection.

CAIRN French Studies collection

New e-journal collection: CAIRN French Studies collection.

The University of Cambridge Journals Co-ordination Scheme is pleased to announce a new subscription to the CAIRN French Studies collection.

The collection can be accessed from this link or via the eresources@cambridge A-Z list.

“Ce qui me passionne, c’est ce que les gens pourraient dire s’ils
avaient les moyens de le dire et non ce qu’ils disent quand ils en ont
tous les moyens” – Le Square de Marguerite Duras, mise en scène de Nicolas
Fleury, à La Maison des Trois Quartiers, à Poitiers

Just now we are waiting on the titles becoming available to us so that we can make them available via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and via LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+.  We expect to be able to do this by mid-July.

Titles subscribed are those listed below the “Accès abonné” legend on the CAIRN home page, covering all subject areas, from France’s leading publishers.