Rock Music Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Rock Music Studies.


From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“Published three times a year, Rock Music Studies publishes articles, book and audio reviews, and opinion pieces on rock music and its numerous subgenres.

“To best focus this international journal, the editors of Rock Music Studies, which evolved from Popular Music and Society, limit the usually all-inclusive definition of rock to exclude other genres such as doo-wop, country, jazz, soul, and hip hop, but include roll and roll, rockabilly, blues rock, country rock, jazz rock, folk rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, prog rock, metal, punk, alternative, and other subgenres of rock.”

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

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

Image credit: ‘Bon Jovi’ by Umberto Rotundo on Flickr –

BBC Monitoring

Trial access is now available to the BBC Monitoring portal.   This trial starts today and extends to 31 December 2016.

Access is via Shibboleth login both on and off campus.

Go to

Click on the Login box

Click on “Login via Academic Institution”

Click on Cambridge

Please send your feedback to or tell your subject librarian what you think.

BBC Monitoring’s news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by our analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as ‘real time’ reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis. Current users include universities, research institutes and think tanks, government ministries, a number of UN agencies, as well as international organisations such as the OSCE, NATO and the European Union.

Content includes:

  • BBC Monitoring Portal – a database comprising ‘real time’ news updates from around the world, analytical reports and an extensive archive of geopolitical information dating back to 1996. The BBC Monitoring portal contains c.4 million stories and 5,000 reports, as well as up-to-date government lists for all countries.
  • Terrorism Digest – A daily summary of reports regarding Jihadist and other terrorist activity, and counter-terrorism operations.
  • Regional Roundups – weekly summaries of key events shaping the political and security landscape across five key regions, in North Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and Central Asia. Published weekly and delivered as a PDF via email.*
  • Media Environment Guides – Detailed and insightful reports on the media landscape (sources, levels of openness, key media players etc) within key countries.

*(If you have interest in the Regional Roundups please contact


Manuscript Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Manuscript Studies.

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

Manuscript Studies is a new journal that embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age. It has been conceived with four main goals in mind. First, to bridge the gaps between material and digital manuscript research; second, to break down the walls which often separate print and digital publication and serve as barriers between academics, professionals in the cultural heritage field, and citizen scholars; third, to serve as a forum for scholarship encompassing many pre-modern manuscripts cultures—not just those of Europe; and finally to showcase methods and techniques of analysis in manuscript studies that can be applied across different subject areas”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2016) to present.

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

Image credit: detail from ‘Shakespeare First Folio (SSS.10.6)’ taken from the Cambridge Digital Library