Chinese Cultural Relics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : CHINESE CULTURAL RELICS


From the East View website for the journal:

Chinese Cultural Relics is the official English translation of the prestigious award-winning Chinese archaeology journal Wenwu (Cultural Relics). Published since the 1950s, Wenwu is well known in China and abroad for its quality articles and in-depth reporting of Chinese archaeological surveys and fieldwork. Until the publication of Chinese Cultural Relics, the information presented in this key resource has only been accessible to those who can read Chinese.

“Each issue of Chinese Cultural Relics contains content from three recent issues of Wenwu. In addition to high-quality translation, each article includes the same detailed photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations as in the Chinese publication.
3589149880_b18d9a5988_z“Subjects covered in Chinese Cultural Relics include:

– new archaeological findings
– research and exploration
– bamboo slips and documents
– bronze wares
– inscriptions and epitaphs
– ancient towns and villages
– archaeological preservation
– the archaeology of science and technology
– museum exhibitions…and more”


Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access Chinese Cultural Relics via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an open access digital archive of over 160,000 volumes of biodiversity  literature from a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries.


From ‘A history of the fishes of the British Islands’ by Jonathan Couch

Much of the published literature on biological diversity is available in only a few select libraries in the developed world. These collections are of exceptional value because the domain of systematic biology depends, more than any other science, upon historic literature. Yet, this wealth of knowledge is available only to those few who can gain direct access to significant library collections. Literature about the biota existing in developing countries is often not available within their own borders. Biologists have long considered that access to the published literature is one of the chief impediments to the efficiency of research in the field. Free global access to digital literature repatriates information about the earth’s species to all parts of the world.

'The Biologist' from 'Antartic days; sketches of the homely side of polar life, by two of Shackleton's men'

‘The Biologist’ from ‘Antarctic days; sketches of the homely side of polar life, by two of Shackleton’s men’

The BHL consortium members digitize the public domain books and journals held within their collections. To acquire additional content and promote free access to information, the BHL has also obtained permission from publishers to digitize and make available significant biodiversity materials that are still under copyright.

Because of BHL’s success in digitizing a significant mass of biodiversity literature, the study of living organisms has become more efficient. The BHL Portal allows users to search the corpus by multiple access points, read the texts online, or download select pages or entire volumes as PDF files.


The collection can be searched by title, author, date, collection or contributor. There are 264 volumes in BHL contributed by  Cambridge University Library, many of which are part of Charles Darwin’s Library which was given to the University’s Botany School in 1908 by Charles Darwin’s son Francis.  To browse digitised versions of Darwin’s manuscripts you can also visit Cambridge Digital Library’s webpages.

New titles are regularly being added to this resource. For the most recent additions please see this page.

CAIRN French collection titles in ejournals@cambridge

The Journal Coordination Scheme and ejournals@cambridge teams would like to announce a new subscription to the French Collection from


A list of titles available can be found on the University Library’s website, here, and the titles are available to search in LibrarySearch.

Titles included in the collection are:

  • Les Études philosophiques – This journal is dedicated to a dual vocation: a strong foundation in philosophical tradition and an open-mindedness to current developments of philosophy in the making. The principal field of publication is the history of philosophy, which it covers through studies on historic and contemporary authors, texts, questions and themes.
  • Dialogues d’histoire ancienne – The aim of this general journal of ancient history is to offer diverse methodological approaches, catalog new research domains, and welcome research from areas still considered as peripheral.
  • Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez – A half-yearly review of social sciences and literature.
  • Revue de l’histoire des religions – This journal, whose editorial board is based at the Collège de France, is open to a breadth of contributions, be they French or foreign. Its field of study covers all forms of religious data, including both discourse and experience, from early to modern times, in all latitudes.


Founded in 2005 by four Belgian and French academic publishers, offers an online collection of francophone publications in social sciences and humanities. has launched Cairn International Edition, an English language platform where abstracts and selected articles from key journals on are translated from French into English, enabling users to search, browse and read this content without speaking a word of French.

Records for all available ejournals from this collection can now be viewed in LibrarySearch and the ejournals A-Z.

Image credit: ‘croquis: Aix en Provence – France’ by Guy MOLL on Flickr –

European Review of International Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : European Review of international studies.


From the Budrich Journals website for the journal:

“The European Review of International Studies (ERIS) seeks to be a journal to which those who wish to know what is happening in ‘European’ International Relations can turn. It aims to achieve this goal by an extensive review section of monographs published in European languages and review articles of the literature on substantive themes or significant developments in different European academic communities. Its other principal goal is to publish original articles and from time to time translations of existing major articles not readily available in English.

“ERIS aims:

  • To reflect the European specificities and approaches.
  • To be an outlet in English in particular for non-English language authors but including English language authors.
  • To make the Anglophone world aware of research in other languages.
  • To make non-English language authors aware of research in other non-English academic cultures and languages.
  • To encourage transdisciplinarity across the social sciences and humanities among those concerned with international studies broadly defined.
  • To be eclectic in terms of concept, method and approach with rigorous international academic standards.

In short, we seek to be a journal to which those who wish to know what is happening in ‘European’ International Relations can turn.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access European Review of International Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.