Advances in Experimental Social Psychology


advances in social

From the Science Direct website for the journal:

“Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 44 (2011) to present.

Access Advances in Experimental Social Psychology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

ORCID Launches Crossref and DataCIte Auto-Update

ORCID, the non-profit organization that is working to address the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by providing a registry of persistent identifiers for researchers, today announced the launch of Auto-Update functionality, in collaboration with Crossref and DataCite.

Now, ORCID registrants who use their unique ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript or dataset can opt to have their ORCID record automatically updated when their work is made public.

In addition, other systems that have integrated the ORCID APIs and connected a researcher’s ORCID record — their faculty profile system, library repository, webpage, funder reporting system — can also choose to receive alerts from ORCID, allowing research information to move easily and unambiguously across multiple systems.

Crossref and DataCite, both non-profit organizations, are leaders in registering DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers – a unique alphanumeric string assigned to a digital object) for research publications and datasets. Each DOI is associated with a set metadata and a URL pointer to the full text, so that it uniquely identifies the content item and provides a persistent link to its location on the internet.

Between them, Crossref and DataCite have already received almost a half a million works from publishers and data centers that include an ORCID iD validated by the author/contributor. With Auto-Update functionality in place, provided the researcher includes her/his ORCID iD at submission, information about these works can transit (with the researcher’s permission) to her/his ORCID record.


Owl of Minerva

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : OWL OF MINERVA.

Owl of MinervaFrom the Philosophy Document Centre website for the journal:

The Owl of Minerva features articles, discussions, translations, reviews, and bibliographical information pertaining to Hegel, his predecessors, contemporaries, successors, and influences today, as well as studies that use or enter into debate with a Hegelian approach to philosophical issues. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1969 to present.

Access Owl of Minerva via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Marble Bas Relief of Minerva With Her Owl at the Library Of Congress John Adams Building (Washington, DC)’ by takomablbelot on Flickr –

Links for information about eresources on trial

This post is aimed at Cambridge librarians who may want to find information on what eresources are currently on trial.

Eresources currently on trial are communicated via this blog.  Ebooks currently on trial are communicated via the ebooks blog

Trials are also routinely emailed to the general staff maillists.

There are now two new places to check and discover information about eresources trials:

1. via an eresources@cambridge page for Cambridge librarians here

2. via the Trials section of the “What’s new” page on the ejournals & eresources LibGuide here

The eresources@cambridge site, the Journals Co-ordination Scheme site and the eresources@cambridge Wiki for eresources selection have been updated to include links to these pages about trials.

As the pages say, if you wish to request a new trial or have a question about an existing trial, please write to or for ebooks to

PsycBOOKS via EbscoHost & Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection

PsycBOOKS can now be trialled also via the EbscoHost Platform at this link

This trial runs in parallel with the trial of PsycBOOKS on the APA platform

Trial access is available also at this link for the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection.

Trial access is available up to 8 November, 2015.

Please send your feedback to


Visit The Captured Thought, blog, an experimental analysis of how minds work

IEA Statistics (OECD iLibrary)

Trial access is now available to the IEA Statistics databases on the OECD iLibrary platform.

Access the trial on campus via this link or off campus via this link.

Access ends 12 November 2015.

Please send your feedback on the IEA statistics trial to

OECD iLibrary provides online access to the statisical databases of the International Energy Agency.

It includes access to the annual Energy Statistics and Energy Balances databases; the annual Coal Information, Electricity Information, Natural Gas Inforamtion, Oil Information, Renewables Information, CO2 Emission from Fuel Combustion, Energy Technology R&D, and IEA Forecasts databases, as well as the quarterly Energy Prices and Taxes and Oil Gas Coal and Electricity Statistics.

The Economic and Social Data Service is a single access point to international macro data from the World Bank, IMF, OECD, UN, Eurostat, and IEA as well as UK government surveys, longitudinal surveys, qualitative data, the UK Data Archive.  To access the ESDS data you must first register here and select Login via UK Federation. After fillling out the registration form you will need to confirm via email

Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

New resource via eresources@cambridge A-Z: Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek.

The University Library has started a new subscription to the Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek which can be accessed on and off campus via this link.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Aristarchus’s 3rd-century BC calculations on the relative sizes of (from left) the Sun, Earth and Moon