America’s Historical Newspapers : Early American Newspapers Series 1-13

The University Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of all 13 series of the Early American Newspapers collection published by Readex.

The EAN is the single most comprehensive online resource for searching and browsing early American newspapers, comprising thousands of fully searchable historical newspapers from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., searchable by series, by place of publication, by era or by decade

Access this new resource at this URL on or off campus or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

As the first draft of history, American newspapers have preserved essential records and detailed accounts of the people, issues and events that shaped the nation for hundreds of years. In the 1800s, American newspapers were often published by small-town printers and reflected the interests and values of the communities they served. But as the country grew and changed, so too did its newspapers. In the 19th century, the number of titles published rose dramatically, and newspapers were transformed by an increasing emphasis on society, industry, scientific advances, investigative journalism and human-interest stories. By the early 20th century, nearly every town in the United States had its own newspaper.

An essential digital record of American history, culture and daily life

Early American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind. Currently featuring more than 2,000 titles from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Early American Newspapers provides an unparalleled record of daily life in hundreds of diverse American communities. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, election returns, matrimony and death notices, maps, cartoons, illustrations and more, these historical newspapers offer researchers essential local and national perspectives on American history, culture and daily life across three centuries.  Advanced capabilities allow users to search or browse by date or era, by language, by place of publication or individual title. Users can easily view, magnify, print and save digital images of whole issues, pages and individual articles.


More than 90 sources and superior bibliographic control

Early American Newspapers has been created through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and more than 90 other institutions. This joint effort has led to the creation of a historical newspaper collection of unparalleled breadth and depth. A distinguished academic advisory board guides the title selection process.


Global Environment

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :  Global Environment

From the Ingenta Connect website for the journal:

“The half-yearly journal Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences acts as a forum and echo chamber for ongoing studies on the environment and world history, with special focus on modern and contemporary topics. Our intent is to gather and stimulate scholarship that, despite a diversity of approaches and themes, shares an environmental perspective on world history in its various facets, including economic development, social relations, production government, and international relations.”

This journal is published by White Horse Press.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 10 (2017) to present.

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

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Nelson Mandela Archive

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has created an online portal for the exploration of archival material relating to Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela early life

It is possible to view the site as an online exhibition where the digitised exhibits are interspersed with explanatory text. Clicking the digitaised images gives access to the item within the larger collection and gives access to a detailed description to each item.

By browsing the archive you can also watch videos and read digitised versions of primary sources, which include diaries, letters and drafts of speeches.

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory delivers the core-work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to support its Founder’s ongoing engagement in worthy causes on his retirement as President of South Africa. The Foundation is registered as a trust, with its board of trustees comprising prominent South Africans selected by the Founder.The Centre of Memory was inaugurated by Nelson Mandela on 21 September 2004, and endorsed as the core work of the Foundation in 2006. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Time of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day.

Transcripts for videos are available in the the details section on the portal.


Laval théologique et philosophique

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Laval théologique et philosophique

From the Érudit platform for the journal:

“Laval théologique et philosophique is published three times per year by the Faculty of philosophy and the Faculty of theology and religious studies at Laval University in Quebec City. The journal’s mission is to disseminate the work of researchers, provide a synthesis of major questions relating to theology and philosophy, and to open new lines of investigation and research in these fields.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Érudit platform from volume 1 (1945) to the present.

Access Laval théologique et philosophique via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

The Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL) is a new peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law relating to security issues, such as International Humanitarian Law or International Criminal Law. The Journal aims to provide a forum for top quality international research into all facets of the law governing the use of force, covering issues such as the nature and scope of the inherent right of self-defence, the use of force authorised by the UN Security Council and force employed for humanitarian purposes. As such, it has a focused mandate, whilst engaging with the ‘jus ad bellum’ broadly defined, ensuring a wide appeal.

“In addition to publishing research of the highest quality and impact, of both a theoretical and more practical nature, the Journal will support the conducting of research, through a digest of state practice on the use of force – a relatively unique feature for an international law journal – which will act as a key means of assessing the development of customary international law in the area. The Journal also features book reviews that significantly engage with the key works in the field.”

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

Access Journal on the Use of Force and International Law via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Essays in French Literature and Culture

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Essays in French Literature and Culture

From the Informit website for the journal:

Essays in French Literature and Culture was established in 1964 and was originally called Essays in French Literature; the new title reflects the evolution of research in French and Francophone studies in Australia. While focusing on Australian research, the journal is overseen by an editorial board spanning Australia, America, Britain, Canada and, of course, France.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 45 (2008) to present.

Access Essays in French Literature and Culture via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Canadian Bulletin of Medical History.

From the University of Toronto Press website for the journal:

“Founded in 1984, the CBMH/BCHM is the leading national journal for the history of medicine, health, and related fields. Its aim is to situate the history of health, medicine, and biomedical science within local, regional, and international contexts. We publish high quality, original, refereed articles in French and English.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 34 (2017) to present. Volumes 1-32 are available as Open Access.

Access Canadian Bulletin of Medical History via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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