Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s e-learning platform

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s (RCEM) e-learning platform offers Open Access content mapped to the RCEM’s curriculum. Content on the platform includes reference resources, exam preparation and professional development materials, and weekly podcasts on Emergency Medicine.



Clicking on the links provided leads to a selection of articles on all subjects in emergency medicine. To refine your search click on the ‘menu’ icon on the header line and select the topics of interest to you from the drop down menu.

Each article will display an abstract and details of the number of likes and comments it has. If you are a member of RCEM you can login to the platform and add your own comments.

You can also access the College’s Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) site from the platforms homepage where everything is available as either a podcast or a blog.

Paediatric TraumaThe podcasts can be downloaded as mp3s, with new podcasts being made available regularly.

A number of podcasts have been made available from  RCEM’15 Month from the RCEM Annual Scientific Conference in Manchester.

The material available on this platform is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial 3.0 UK: England and Wales. The material is free to use for educational purposes with an attribution to RCEM.

International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development


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From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“The International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development is the official publication of the Sustainable Building Research Center and serves as a resource to professionals and academics within the architecture and sustainability community.
“The International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development aims to support its academic community by disseminating studies on sustainable building technology, focusing on issues related to sustainable approaches in the construction industry to reduce waste and mass consumption, integration of advanced architectural technologies and environmentalism, sustainable building maintenance, life cycle cost (LCC), social issues, education and public policies relating to urban development and architecture.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2010) to present.

Access International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Theoria: a journal of social and political theory

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : theoria.


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From the ingentaconnect website for the journal:

Theoria is an engaged, multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal of social and political theory. Its purpose is to address, through scholarly debate, the many challenges posed to intellectual life by the major social, political and economic forces that shape the contemporary world. Thus it is principally concerned with questions such as how modern systems of power, processes of globalization and capitalist economic organization bear on matters such as justice, democracy and truth.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1997 to present.

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

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction



From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“The International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction addresses the cognitive, creative, social, health, and ergonomic aspects of interactive computing.

“It emphasizes the human element in relation to the systems and contexts in which humans perform, operate, network, and communicate, including mobile apps, social media, online communities, and digital accessibility. The journal publishes original articles including reviews and reappraisals of the literature, empirical studies, and quantitative and qualitative contributions to the theories and applications of HCI.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1989) to present.

Access International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

New eresource: Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

Access is now available to the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources via this link.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources is a British Academy research project at the University of Oxford.  Based entirely on original research, the DMLBS is the most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin to have been produced and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin.  Completed in print in 2013, the DMLBS is a definitive survey of the vocabulary of one of the most important languages in British and European history.

Publication of the Dictionary by Brepolis was announced on the DMLBS blog here.

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BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource

Now available via educational username/password access: BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource

The BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource contains hundreds of TV and radio programmes from the BBC’s Shakespeare collection, as well as more than a thousand photos from classic Shakespeare productions.

The programmes on this site are only available for streamed playback in an educational setting, such as in a classroom, lecture theatre or for academic research

To access the programmes contact the English Faculty Library to obtain the username and password which has been granted to us by the BBC for educational use.

Search and find Shakespeare programmes at the website:

Click on the “Log in” button below the message: “To view this media, you need to authenticate yourself as being part of a formal educational institution in the UK. Find out more”

Use the username and password to login.

As a back-up, the username and password can also be obtained by writing to



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Trial access to 14 February 2016 has been arranged by the Chinese Department at the University Library to the following resources.  Access is only available on campus.

If you find these e-resources useful please let know.


光明日报 (1949-Aug 2013)

解放军报 (1956 to date)

人民日报 (1946-May 2012)

申报 (1872-1949)

Until 31 January 2016:




Official Publications Online

New on eresources@cambridge & LibGuides A-Z:  Official Publications Online

Cambridge University Library now makes available the Official Publications Online resource in its entirety, on and off campus, from the Stationery Office (TSO, formerly HMSO).

Official Publications Online includes UK, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh legislation, Command and House papers (including White Papers, Green Papers, Annual reports and accounts, Departmental reports, and the Treaty series), Hansard, Bills of Parliament, votes and proceedings, Select Committee Reports and Public Bill Committee Debates.  In other words, all the official publications you need in one place with no need to search through different websites.  Official Publications Online also offers:

  • PDF availability on the day of publication so that you have instant access
  • Single, comprehensive search engine across all official publications to make it easier to find the information you need
  • Customisable email alerting service and RSS feeds to keep you up to date

You can access Official Publications Online via this link.  The University Library has joined with the Squire Law Library to make this resource available that was previously limited in access to certain locations in the University.



New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : BIOMICROFLUIDICS.


From the AIP website for the journal:

Biomicrofluidics is an online-only journal from AIP Publishing designed to rapidly disseminate research that elucidates fundamental physicochemical mechanisms associated with microfluidic, nanofluidic, and molecular/cellular biophysical phenomena in addition to novel microfluidic and nanofluidic techniques for diagnostic, medical, biological, pharmaceutical, environmental, and chemical applications. As of 2013, Biomicrofluidics is the top non-review fluid physics journal indexed by Thomson Reuters.

“Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Microfluidic and nanofluidic actuation (electrokinetics, acoustofluidics, optofluidics, and magnetic Hall effect devices)
  • Biophysical transport and characterization (DNA, single protein, ion channel and membrane dynamics, cell motility and communication mechanisms, electrophysiology, and patch clamping)
  • Wetting, nano-rheology, and droplet platforms (capillary wicking, surface patterning, digital droplet platforms, surface acoustic waves)
  • Molecular and bioparticle sorting, manipulation, and transfection (di/electrophoresis, magnetic beads, optical traps, electroporation)
  • Genomic and proteomic analysis (rapid gene sequencing, protein arrays, carbohydrate arrays, and microRNA profiling)
  • Cell culture, manipulation and analysis (single cell assays, plasma separation, stem cell transfection, tumor cell isolation)
  • Biosensors (immuno-, nano-reporter, molecular beacon, FRET, aptamer, nanopore, plasmonic, and Raman sensors)
  • Pathogen detection and point-of-care diagnostics (molecular diagnostics, polymer biochips, paper-based assays, hybrid designs)
  • Drug delivery and discovery platforms (high throughput screening platforms, biomarker/pathway discovery, gene/cell therapy)
  • Biomaterials synthesis and tissue engineering ( flow focusing, nanofiber electrospinning , hydrogel scaffolds, wearable sensors)
  • Fuel and solar cells (biofuel cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, direct methanol fuel cells, energy harvesting devices)

“With a primary focus on high-quality, original research articles, the journal also will organize special sections that will help elucidate and define specific challenges unique to the interdisciplinary field of biomicrofluidics.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2007) to present.

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

En attendant Nadeau

Following the ruptures in September 2015 in the editorial staffing performed by Patricia de Pas in her dramatic restructuring of La Quinzaine littéraire, staff declaring themselves most faithful to its original founder, Maurice Nadeau, have launched a new journal, entitled En attendant Nadeau.

Completely free and open access and online, the journal is formed by the editors Jean Lacoste, Pierre Pachet and Tiphaine Samoyault, as they set out on a new project but fidèles à leur histoire commune autour de Maurice Nadeau. 

The first issue is online now (available in PDF soon) here and will be listed this week in ejournals@cambridge A-Z and next month in iDiscover.

Under review in the first issue of En attendant Nadeau“Histoire du cochon regicide” par Dominique Goy-Blanquet