Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music


From the Erudit platform for the journal:

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music / Intersections : revue canadienne de musique, formerly Canadian University Music Review / Revue de musique des universités canadiennes, a bilingual journal, was founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society. As the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research, it is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.

The current focus of the journal is in large part upon the traditional fields of music scholarship and research, but studies in popular music and culture are playing a greater role in the journal’s output.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit platform,from 2005 to present.

Access Intersections.Canadian Journal of Music via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Etudes Litteraires

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ETUDES LITTERAIRES

From the Erudit platform for the journal:

Études littéraires a été fondée en 1968 par une équipe de professeurs du Département des Littératures de l’Université Laval pour diffuser la recherche effectuée au sein de ce département et pour lui permettre d’entrer en dialogue avec des collègues d’ailleurs. Comme le Département des Littératures réunit de nombreux secteurs allant des études classiques aux littératures québécoises et canadiennes en passant par les littératures française, anglaise, allemande, hispanique, le théâtre et le cinéma, il va de soi que la revue a couvert dès le départ le champ de la littérature générale et s’est voulue ouverte à l’interdisciplinarité

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit(Freely Accessible) platform from 1968 to 2013.

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

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New Russian and Ukrainian historic and rare newspaper archives online: Niva digital archive, Vestnik Evropy archive; and, Donetsk and Luhansk collection

The University Library is delighted to introduce to Cambridge three new digital archives from East View.


Niva digital archive

Niva, an illustrated weekly journal of literature, politics and modern life was the most popular magazine of the late-nineteenth-century Russia. It was published from 1870 to 1918 in St.Petersburg. The journal was widely read by an audience that extended from primary schoolteachers, rural parish priests, and the urban middle class to the gentry. It contained large colored prints of art by famous Russian artists. The journal had a section on Russian classical writers: Gogol, Lermontov, Goncharov, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and many others. By the early 20th century Niva had a circulation of over 200,000.

Vestnik Evropy archive

One of the first Russian literary and political journal. Together with literature and arts the journal enlightened its readers on problems of internal and foreign policy of Russia, history and political life of foreign countries. It became conservative since 1815

Donetsk and Luhansk collection

This database incorporates 10 newspapers from the self-proclaimed “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of Ukraine from 2013 to 2015. Newspapers in this database cover the earliest period of the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian-backed militants and the Ukrainian state and contain valuable research material from relatively inaccessible, war-torn areas. The database contains contains issues from the following titles: Boevoe znamia DonbassaBoevoi listok NovorossiiDonetsk vecherniiEdinstvoNasha gazetaNovorossiiaVostochnyi DonbassXXI vekZaria Donbassa, and Zhizn’ Luganska.


Lidar Digimap now included with Aerial Digimap

Aerial Digimap is expanding; earlier this year Edina added a new tranche of Getmapping Plc’s detailed, 25cm resolution orthophotography images, covering around 30% of the country. A second update is expected, which will provide data flown in 2016 to go into the service over the next academic year.  Aerial Digimap has the most detailed aerial imagery available as a national coverage and working towards it being the most up-to-date collection too.

And we have more good news for you…

At the beginning of June, Lidar Digimap was made available for users to preview until 31st July 2017.  We are delighted to advise that as part of our Aerial Digimap subscription users will have continued access to Lidar Digimap until 31st July next year.

More information about the Lidar Digimap collection can be found here:

and here:


Reference and User Services Quarterly moves to OA

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces that its Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal will move to open access beginning with the fall 2017 issue.

RUSQ disseminates information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists and other professionals involved in user-oriented library services. The decision to move RUSQ from subscription based to open access was based on many factors, most notably the open access movement strongly supported by librarians. Other factors include ensuring a continued pool of strong authors and articles, ease of access for readers as well as broader worldwide access as the cost for professional journal subscriptions is extremely prohibitive.

“It is essential for RUSA to clearly live the values that we espouse as professionals; the move to open access is an important step in that direction,” states RUSQ Editor, Barry Trott. Read more about the transition from the editor in the first open access issue out this fall.

RUSQ has earned its distinction as a major title in the literature of librarianship, dating back to its origin in 1960 under the title RQ. The RUSA board is pleased with the decisions and invites librarians everywhere to engage with RUSA and its many authors through RUSQ,” says RUSA President, Chris LeBeau.

RUSA represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services and collection materials they need. Learn more about RUSA.

Scientific American joins JSTOR Life Sciences

First published in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US. The magazine has published articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize-winning scientists and built a loyal following of influential and forward-thinking readers. The archives of Scientific American include articles penned by Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Stephen Jay Gould, Bill Gates, and more.

Scientific American is being included in the JSTOR Life Sciences collection; the full run of the journal from 1845 to 2012 will be available, with new content added each year. The addition of Scientific American expands JSTOR’s coverage of a broad range of scientific fields, and will additionally benefit interdisciplinary researchers working across the humanities and social sciences.

Today, Life Sciences is JSTOR’s largest collection, totalling more than 10 million pages, with approximately 300,000 pages of new content added each year.

The addition of Scientific American to the collection provides access to a large gap, from 1869 to 1908, in our current provision of the archive online from other sources, and can be accessed via this link:

The recent fatal collapse of the Bridgman Building in Philadelphia, which took place while it was yet under construction, sounds another warning as to the great perils attaching to careless construction of armored concrete buildings, and the growing necessity for the very strictest supervision of such work. Never has the engineer developed a more useful material of construction than when he devised that ingenious and thoroughly scientific combination known as armored or reinforced concrete. On the other hand, never did he open up to the eyes of the unscrupulous and “shoddy” builder such prospects of unlawfully but quickly acquired gain. Intelligently designed, carefully compounded, and put together with due deliberation and proper time allowances for setting and bonding, armored concrete is one of the cheapest and most reliable forms of building construction the world has ever known. But whenever the design is in­trusted to incompetent hands, and the construction done by contractors whose sole concern is to rush the work and secure early payments for the same, armored concrete is one of the most perilous materials that could be imagined. Already the ignorance and cupidity which are rampant have succeeded in putting armored concrete under a heavy cloud of distrust, from which it will take many a long year to recover. If the public is not to lose entire confidence, some speedy reform or drastic preventive legislation must be quickly introduced. The design of reinforced con­crete, at least in the case of the more important structures, should be restricted to engineers and architects who are familiar with this branch of the arts, which should be safeguarded by laws drawn up for its special protection

— Scientific American, August 7, 1907, 97, 7: 114

Migration to New Worlds, Module 2 trial access

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the second module of Migration to New Worlds until 31 August 2017.

The Migration to New Worlds resource is accessible via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

Please send your feedback on this trial to Rachel Rowe, Smuts Librarian for South Asian and Commonwealth Studies, email:  Thank you

Module 1 of Migration to New Worlds was acquired by JISC Collections for the nation in 2015.  Module 2 is entitled “The Modern Era” and begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict.

This later chapter of the migration story is brought to life through organisational papers, providing detailed insight into the daily running of services for new immigrants (particularly in the United States); government correspondence and pamphlets encouraging immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada; oral histories, objects and accounts documenting key personal reflections on European migration experiences and correspondence, scrapbooks and journals outlining colonisation schemes in New Zealand and the United States.

PDFs not downloading in ScienceDirect

Please be aware that there is currently a problem on the ScienceDirect platform whereby full text

HTML is available but attempting to download a PDF of the article results in a paywall.


In order to obtain the PDF we would suggest trying a different browser and/or deleting all the history, cookies and cache from your browser before closing and re-opening it.

Elsevier are currently working on a fix with the highest level of priority.