New Formations

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : new formations

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

New Formations publishes original work that explores the uses of cultural theory for the analysis of political and social issues – be they historical or contemporary – and it publishes work from any discipline which meets this criterion, or which bears directly upon current debates within cultural theory, cultural studies, or the wider critical humanities or social sciences.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2007 to present.

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Arctic & Antarctic Regions

Trial access is now available to the Arctic & Antarctic Regions database.

Access is available until 23 December 2015 via this link

Please send your feedback on the trial to or to Peter Lund at the Scott Polar Research Institute (email:  Thank you.

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This database provides multidisciplinary subject coverage of Arctic and Antarctic studies, indexed from a wide variety of sources. As a top resource for research on the Polar regions, this database offers many titles that are uniquely indexed with EBSCO.

Arctic & Antarctic Regions provides records consisting of abstracts and annotations from 12 database files containing over 1.4 million records from books, dissertations, government reports, monographs, conference proceedings, scientific periodicals and theses. The database provides access to valuable research on cold regions, spanning from 1818 to the present.

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

The English Faculty Library and the University Library are delighted to announce the availability online of the Drama Online “Shakespeare Globe on Screen” collection.

Access the collection via the Drama online platform here.

The Globe’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole says, “We are thrilled to have our productions used as an example of world-class Shakespeare in performance by Drama Online. Sharing the pure and simple joy of seeing Shakespeare in the theatre he wrote for with as many people as possible is in our DNA, which is why we were the first theatre in the world to create its own on-demand video platform, Globe Player. In Drama Online, Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber have created a fantastic portal for students, and we’re delighted that Globe productions will be some of the first video content on offer there.”

Plays are listed here and identified by a video icon next to them.  Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus will be available in 2016.

All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare centres on the tale of Helena’s quest to marry the man she loves. The production, directed by John Dove, stars Sam Crane and Ellie Piercy as Bertram and Helena, and includes performances by James Garnon as troublemaker Parolles and Janie Dee as Bertram’s interfering mother, the Countess of Roussillon. With lavish staging and costume, the production is a triumph that, according to The Independent, ‘leaves the audience reeling with happiness by the end.’ Run time: 166 mins

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare with John Light, Pearce Quigley, Michelle Terry, Luke Thompson and Matthew Tennyson. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface. Run time: 172 mins

As You Like It by William Shakespeare starring Brendon Hughes, Jack Laskey, Trevor Martin, Jamie Parker and Naomi Frederick. Thea Sharrock’s irresistible production of Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of romance. Run time: 147 mins

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. Famous for being the first dramatized version of the Faustus tale, the play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus’s decision to sell his soul to the Devil’s henchman in exchange for power and knowledge. In the first-ever staging of this menacing drama at the Globe Theatre, Matthew Dunster’s production features Paul Hilton as the arrogant, power-hungry Faustus and Arthur Darvill as the sardonic Mephistopheles, and includes several impressive magical stunts along the way. Run time: 166

Henry IV Part 1 by William Shakespeare. The first instalment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare’s greatest historical saga, Henry IV Part 1 is an epic tale of power, treachery and war, exploring the complexity of father-son relationships. Featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance from Roger Allam as Falstaff, the comical mentor to Jamie Parker’s Prince Hal, this is a celebrated presentation of the English classic, expertly directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Run time: 171 mins

Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare. Dominic Dromgoole’s acclaimed Olivier Award-winning production is brought to its conclusion in Part 2 of Shakespeare’s historical masterpiece. Henry IV is a thrilling tale of family, treachery and war that surveys the entire panorama of English life. Staged with ‘terrific aplomb’ (Daily Telegraph) and featuring a stellar line-up, this magnificent Globe Theatre performance showcases some of the Bard’s deftest dramatic skill, and confirms why Henry IV is regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works. Run time: 177 mins

Henry V by William Shakespeare Capped by one of the most famous speeches ever written, King Henry V recalls the momentous English victory at Agincourt. With comic sub-plots to be found among Henry’s soldiers, the production boasts some terrific performances including Sam Cox as the ‘splendidly unhinged’ Pistol (Telegraph). In the title role is Jamie Parker, who ‘casts such a rapt spell that you feel the entire audience would rise up to march behind him.’ (Independent). Run time: 164 mins

Henry VIII by William Shakespeare is one of Shakespeare’s final plays, a political thriller based on the power struggle between the Tudor court and the eponymous king’s ambitious first minister, Cardinal Wolsey. Mark Rosenblatt’s spectacular 2010 production was the Globe Theatre’s first staging of the historical drama since 1613. Featuring stellar performances from Dominic Rowan, Miranda Raison and Anthony Howell, it bursts with intrigue. Run time: 161 mins

Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare with Philip Cumbus, Trystan Gravelle, William Mannering and Jack Farthing. Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare’s most intellectual comedy is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole’s highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Run time: 167 mins.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare featuring Joseph Millson, Samantha Spiro, Stuart Bowman, Billy Boyd, Gawn Grainger. When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing. From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. Run time: 150 mins

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare contrasts the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero, and the cynicism of sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick, who are united in their scorn for love. Marking the debut of director Jeremy Herrin at the Globe Theatre, this production features Eve Best as the feisty and high-spirited Beatrice and Charles Edwards as her cynical counterpart, Benedick. Run time: 166 mins.

Othello by William Shakespeare featuring Eamonn Walker and Tim McInnerny. One of Shakespeare’s most exciting, atmospheric and heart breaking plays. This is a tale of uncontrollable jealousy, deception and murder driven by one of theatre’s greatest villains. Run time: 180 mins.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare with Adetomiwa Edun, Ellie Kendrick, Philip Cumbus, Penny Layden, Rawiri Paratene Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Run time: 171 mins

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare with Christopher Benjamin, Serena Evans, Sarah Woodward, Nathan Amzi, Gareth Armstrong and William Belchambers. The only one of Shakespeare’s plays to be set within his own class and country, this critically-acclaimed production was described by the Daily Telegraph as `brimming with humanity, ingenuity and irresistible charm’. Run time: 145 mins

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare tells the tale of the sharp-tongued Kate, who must marry before her younger sister, Bianca, is allowed to find a suitor. Undaunted by her waspish reputation, Petruccio attempts to woo the not-so-fair maiden, but is faced with a tirade of poisonous insults. Samantha Spiro stars as cantankerous Kate, capable of knocking a grown man down with her fist. With a stellar supporting cast, the production is a triumph, thanks to its ‘riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick’ (The Daily Telegraph). Run time: 167 mins

The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Run time: 161 mins.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Under the direction of Tim Carroll the hilarious tale of misdirection and deception is performed here by an all-male cast, among whom we find Mark Rylance as Olivia and Roger Lloyd-Pack as Sir Anthony Aguecheek. The production also marks Stephen Fry’s triumphant return to the stage as the pompous Malvolio. Run time: 164 mins


Coastal Management

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : COASTAL MANAGEMENT

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Coastal Management is a peer-reviewed, applied research journal dedicated to exploring the technical, applied ecological, legal, political, social, and policy issues relating to the use of coastal and ocean resources and environments on a global scale. The journal presents timely information on management tools and techniques as well as recent findings from research and analysis that bear directly on management and policy.

“Coastal Management is the official journal of The Coastal Society (TCS)”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1973) to present.

Access Coastal Management via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – Complete

The English Faculty Library and the University Library are pleased to report University of Cambridge members now have full access to the entirety of the Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

Until now access has been limited to the early 17th century and Renaissance poetry, prose and drama modules and the Shakespeare module.  Access has today been extended to the full collection to include also the Restoration, 18th century and Romantics poetry, prose and drama modules, plus the Latin poetry module.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides access to more than 600 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poetry, including all of Shakespeare’s plays, the complete works of Jane Austen, Ovid, and Virgil, the poetry of John Donne, and works by Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham. These editions contain over 62,000 different works including more than 400 plays, over 24,000 poems, and more than 37,000 other works — the equivalent of over 309,000 print pages.

Each title within the collection presents the full text of the work, as established by an authoritative editor, accompanied by the editor’s record of important variations in that text, and interpretative and explanatory notes.  Most also have introductions placing the work and the author in a historical context, and explaining the editorial principles and the history of the text.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online can be accessed via this link or via the eresources@cambridge A-Z. The pre-existing titles from the earlier modules are findable in LibrarySearch.  The newly-subscribed titles will be findable in LibrarySearch by mid-December 2015.

Piety has found

Friends in the friends of science, and true pray’r

Has flow’d from lips wet with Castalian dews.

Such was thy wisdom, Newton, childlike sage!

Sagacious reader of the works of God,

And in his word sagacious.




William Cowper, The Task, III, l. 249-254

l. 254. in his word sagacious. Newton’s Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John was published posthumously in 1733. Johnson defines ‘sagacious’ as ‘Quick of thought; acute in making discoveries’, and quotes Locke: ‘Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions.’

John D. Baird and Charles Ryskamp (eds), The Poems of William Cowper, Vol. 2: 1782–1785

Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

Trial access is now available to Nineteenth Century US Newspapers.

Access the trial via this URL:

The trial ends on 15 December 2015.

Please note that this content will be available through Artemis Primary Sources, Gale’s new research platform. Please find direct access to Artemis through the following link:

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From the Afro-American Churchman (Petersburg, Virginia), November 1, 1887, Issue 17:

“Niagara Falls Dry for a Day” … The singular syncope of the waters lasted all the day, and night closed over the strange scene …

Emerging Sources Citation Index – Web of Science

There is a new index in the Web of Science Core Collection:  Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).  The index expands the citation universe and reflects the growing global body of science and scholarly activity.

“ESCI complements the highly selective indexes by providing earlier visibility for sources under evaluation as part of SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI’s rigorous journal selection process. Inclusion in ESCI provides greater discoverability which leads to measurable citations and more transparency in the selection process.”

Emerging Sources Citation Index can be searched by selecting the Core Collection on the Web of Science platform and clicking on “More Settings”.  Tick the Emerging Sources Citation Index box.

ESCI is starting with 1,500 titles and aims to reach 5,000 within 2 years.  40% are in the sciences, 40% in the social sciences, 20% in the humanities.  46% are Open Access titles.  By positioning ESCI in the Core Collection, users are empowered to see the largest collection of peer-reviewed scholarly literature possible, while also being able to refine their focus on the highly curated and rigorously selected journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

There is a YouTube video describing the ESCI in more detail here:

International Philosophical Quarterly



From the Philosophy Document Cener website for the journal:

“Since 1961 International Philosophical Quarterly has provided a peer-reviewed forum in English for the international exchange of basic philosophical ideas. The journal stands in the general tradition of theistic and personalist humanism without further restriction of school or philosophical orientation, and is open to the philosophical discussion of contemporary issues and historical studies. Truly international in scope, IPQ enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Université de Namur in Belgium.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1961 to present.

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Open Library of Humanities

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : open library of humanities.

Following the launch of the Open Library of Humanities earlier this year, journals published on this platform are now available via the ejournals A-Z.

The following seven journal titles are included:

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

Access the Open Library of Humanities via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or the links above.

Huntington Library Quarterly

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Huntington Library Quarterly (coverage extended).


We now have online access up to the present for this journal.

From the Huntington website for the journal:

The Huntington Library Quarterly publishes articles on the literature, history, and art of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in Britain and America, with special emphasis on:

  • the interactions of literature, politics, and religion;
  • the social and political contexts of literary and art history;
  • textual and bibliographical studies, including the history of printing and publishing;
  • American studies, through the early nineteenth century; and
  • the performance history of drama and music.

The journal also publishes book reviews and review articles on important work in early modern studies. The Intramuralia section now reports comprehensively on the Huntington’s acquisitions of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera.

This journal is published 4 times a year.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1937 to present.

Access Huntington Library Quarterly via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.