History of Humanities

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : History of Humanities.

From the University of Chicago Press website for the journal:

History of Humanities, along with the newly formed Society for the History of the Humanities, takes as its subject the history of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day.

“By exploring the history of humanities across time and civilizations and along with their socio-political and epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.”

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

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

Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies.

From the Berghan website for the journal:

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

“The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (2002) to present.

Access Sibirica via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or from this link.

How to get free (and legal) access to journal articles behind paywalls: the Open Access Button — Chemistry Library blog

Originally posted on A.G. Leventis Library & Information Services: I’m sure all of you engaged in research will be familiar with messages such as this: It’s an example of what you see when you are trying to access a journal article and hit what’s known as a paywall. If you’re lucky, your institution has…

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Qualitative Research Journal

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Qualitative Research Journal.

From the Emerald Insight website for the journal:

Qualitative Research Journal (QRJ) is an international journal devoted to the communication of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the human sciences. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic, covering all methodologies that can be described as qualitative. It offers an international forum for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and promote good qualitative research practices.

“Qualitative Research Journal deals comprehensively with the collection, analysis and presentation of qualitative data in the human sciences as well as theoretical and conceptual inquiry.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 6 (2006) to present.

Access Qualitative Research Journal via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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International Journal of Islamic Architecture

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Journal of Islamic Architecture

From the Ingenta Connect website for the journal:

“The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 6 (2017) to present.

Access International Journal of Islamic Architecture via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ARTMargins.

From the MIT website for the journal:

ARTMargins publishes scholarly articles and essays about contemporary art, media, architecture, and critical theory. ARTMargins studies art practices and visual culture in the emerging global margins, from North Africa and the Middle East to the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australasia. The journal seeks a forum for scholars, theoreticians, and critics from a variety of disciplines who are interested in postmodernism and post-colonialism, and their critiques; art and politics in transitional countries and regions; post-socialism and neo-liberalism; and the problem of global art and global art history and its methodologies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2012) to present.

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


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Trial access to Exact Editions

Trial access is now available to the magazine titles published by Exact Editions which comprise the entirety of the back issues online.  Access is available until 11 October 2017 at the following URL:


Mobile users can also download the ‘Exactly’ app on an iOS or Android device from the relevant app store, and instantly access every title.

Some of the titles Exact Editions features are described below.  They are quite mixed in terms of communities of interest, and range from the creative arts industries to contemporary politics and business, so please inform your users as you think appropriate.  A full list of the titles accessible in this trial can be examined in this sheet.

Please tell us about your impressions of this resource/the title(s) by writing to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Your feedback will inform whether or not we take this resource any further forward.  Thank you

Dazed & Confused

 A trailblazer for emerging talent, and proudly independent, Dazed & Confused magazine aims to set the cultural agenda, both on and offline. Founded by Jefferson Hack and Rankin in 1991, Dazed is celebrating its 20th year of publication and has made its entire archive of back issues available for digital subscribers. The independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its ground-breaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent.


Established in 1935, Geographical is the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and one of the leading magazines in its field.

Readers can use the magazine to:

  • Keep up to date with the world, its people and its places through our news pages and topical features on nature and conservation.
  • Explore far-flung cities, towns and villages. Meet their inhabitants and immerse yourself in their culture.
  • Discover weird and wonderful wildlife. Learn more of the world around you through insightful features and stunning photography.


 Gramophone has been the world’s leading authority on classical music since 1923. With 13 issues a year every edition will enrich your classical music pleasure with in-depth articles on established and new artists from across the globe. Each issue includes over 160 reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs, books and downloads plus a wide range of fascinating articles and features written by our globally acclaimed expert writers. The entire 90 year archive is available to all digital subscribers.

Jazzwise Magazine

Over the last ten years Jazzwise has become the biggest-selling jazz magazine in Britain. With agenda-setting news and comment, a comprehensive gig guide, in-depth features, exclusive interviews and over 100 CDs, books and DVDs reviewed in each issue it’s become widely acknowledged as the monthly music bible for serious music fans.

Le Monde Diplomatique (English Edition)

 Le Monde Diplomatique (just LMD or the Diplo to its many readers) is a famous voice in world journalism, published in 30 languages. It offers in-depth analysis of current affairs and intelligent firsthand reporting. The monthly English edition is a concise version of the French parent edition. It is distributed in digital form by Exact Editions.

New African

 Every month over 220,000 people read New African to keep abreast with the affairs from the continent. Published continuously since 1966, the English language monthly has consistently brought an African point of view to international news. It is the essential magazine for government officials, businessmen, professionals and Africa-watchers. New African is distributed in over 100 countries, and consulted whenever Africa is mentioned. It is the leading commentator on African affairs and Africa’s best-selling magazine. The backfile is available from 1977 onwards.

New Internationalist

New Internationalist tackles today’s most challenging global issues, confronts inequality and injustice and reports on positive changes happening around the world. Well-known for writing about topics – such as the failures and injustices of the global economic system – before they reach the wider media, it is an essential read for those who want to explore progressive and alternative approaches. An established leader of independent media since 1973, New Internationalist is written for their readers and funded by them.

Opera Magazine

 Described as “the bible of the industry” (The Daily Telegraph), Opera has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for over 60 years.  Founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, they continue to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of reviews (live performances, recordings, books, CDs and DVDs), features and analysis, plus listings of all major opera houses and events worldwide. Their long-standing editors – Harold Rosenthal, Rodney Milnes and, since 2000, John Allison – have ensured continuity and their editorial board is made up of the most distinguished opera critics from Britain’s national newspapers. Though London-based, they have a network of international correspondents, covering performances from every corner of the globe.

Prospect Magazine

 Prospect has acquired a reputation as the most intelligent magazine of current affairs and cultural debate in Britain. Both challenging and entertaining, the magazine seeks to make complex ideas accessible and enjoyable by commissioning the best writers, editing them vigorously and packaging their work in a well designed and illustrated monthly.

Resurgent & Ecologist

 In Resurgence & Ecologist you’ll find positive, informed and original perspectives on environmental issues, engaged activism, philosophy, arts and ethical living. Plus, an extensive book review section, green living, poetry, images and contemporary design. With an intriguing mix of ideas, insights and commentary on environmental issues that can’t be found anywhere else, Resurgence & Ecologist is a magazine not to be missed. Digital subscribers receive access to the entire archive of issues dating back to July 1970.

Selvedge Magazine

Selvedge magazine offers textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Directed towards an international audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping. It is published every other month and a digital subscription includes access to the entire back issue archive.

The Tablet

 Unique in its international coverage of religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts, The Tablet is a weekly Catholic journal which has been reporting on events of significance for over 170 years. Every week The Tablet provides in-depth and balanced coverage on a wide range of subjects and its contribution to topical issues is strengthened by its contributors: each issue contains the work of writers drawn from all over the world, whose names are familiar in their particular field of experience.

The Wire

The Wire is an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream music. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant-garde rock, electronica, hip-hop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional music and beyond. Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership.

Subscribers through Exact Editions will be able to access every back issue since the first issue was published in the summer of 1982. This is a unique resource with over 370 issues and 25,000 pages of underground music history.


Churchill Archive now online for University of Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that the Churchill Archive has been acquired for full access to all members of the University of Cambridge.  Access is available now via the following link:


Cambridge University Library would like to acknowledge the generosity of the private donation made with the support of Bloomsbury that led to the acquisition of this important archive for all our students and researchers.

The Archive can also be accessed via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z here.  Access is alternatively available via Shibboleth login on the http://www.churchillarchive.com/ site if you prefer to go to the site directly when off campus.  (As this resource is an archive, there are no individual MARC records for its contents in iDiscover, but a “collection-level” record for the archive will be added shortly.)

The Churchill Archive is a unique resource that brings nearly 800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his life, together online for the first time.   The original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, include Churchill’s personal correspondence with his family and friends; financial and legal papers; political and constituency-related materials; ministerial and official correspondence; drafts of his speeches; as well as notes, drafts, and proofs of his many articles and books.

To complement the core content, the Churchill Archive offers an expanding range of additional materials, including pedagogical resources and secondary materials, plus editorially-selected links to other resources, video and audio content, and biographical and bibliographic databases.



A “Collection Highlights” section reveals themes of special interest in Churchill’s career and over the historical periods covered by the Archive, including how he used the power of words to boost the nation’s morale, how some exceptionally influential women supported him in his work and personal life, and most recently highlighting how he fostered the “special relationship” between this country and America, in the era of Soviet expansionism after the Second World War in particular.

For readers coming to the Archive afresh, or who are unfamiliar with researching with archival materials, there are heplful pages (FAQs; MyArchive) on interpreting documents and navigating the Archive’s content, with some advice about microfilm transcriptions and conventions of cataloguing and taxonomy in the organization of the papers over time.

A “Teaching and Research” page demonstrates the wealth of potential sources in the Archive for the study of topics in twentieth-century history, including for example an in-depth guide on Winston Churchill and the Islamic World by Warren Dockter, University of Cambridge.

Read the blog of the Churchill Archive and keep up to date with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College at their site here.


Churchill’s visit to the College, 17 Oct 1959, ref. CCPH 4/2


Journal of Complex Networks

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : JOURNAL OF COMPLEX NETWORKS.


From the journal homepage:

“The Journal of Complex Networks publishes original articles and reviews with a significant contribution to the analysis and understanding of complex networks and its applications in diverse fields. Complex networks are loosely defined as networks with nontrivial topology and dynamics, which appear as the skeletons of complex systems in the real-world. The journal covers everything from the basic mathematical, physical and computational principles needed for studying complex networks to their applications leading to predictive models in molecular, biological, ecological, informational, engineering, social, technological and other systems. “



Now available to the University of Cambridge volume 1 (2013) to present.

Access Journal of complex networks via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

New platform for L’Année philologique

L’Année philologique will no longer be available on its current site after 30 September 2017.

From 1 October 2017, L’Année philologique will be available on the Brepols site here.

L’Année philologique collects annually scholarly works relating to every aspect of Greek and Roman civilization (authors and texts ; literature ; linguistics ; political, economic, and social history ; attitudes and daily life ; religion ; cultural and artistic life ; law ; philosophy ; science and technology ; and the history of classical studies).  Significant space is accorded to the auxiliary disciplines (archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology and paleography)