Nature Astronomy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Astronomy

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Astronomy is arguably the oldest science, and has featured strongly throughout the history of Nature — the first quasar, the first exoplanet, the nature of spiral nebulae, to name but a few of the advances reported in its pages. The launch of Nature Astronomy now enables much expanded coverage of the modern discipline: the journal welcomes research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas.

“Topics covered in the journal include:

  • Observational astronomy
  • Theoretical astrophysics
  • Computational techniques in astrophysics
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Planetary science
  • Exoplanets
  • Solar & stellar physics
  • Interplanetary & interstellar medium
  • Galactic & extragalactic astronomy
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Astronomical big data”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Nature Astronomy via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

Nature Biomedical Engineering

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Biomedical Engineering

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Biomedical Engineering aspires to become the most prominent publishing venue in biomedical engineering by bringing together the most important advances in the discipline, enhancing their visibility by means of opinion and news articles, and providing overviews of the state of the art in each field through topic-, disease- or technology-focused review articles.

“The journal’s editorial team strives for excellence in content selection, commissioning and editing, in author and reviewer service, and in engagement with the biomedical engineering community. In particular, Nature Biomedical Engineering aims to

  • cover the full spectrum of research from the interdisciplinary discipline of biomedical engineering, inspire biomedical engineers to help solve outstanding health challenges, and effectively disseminate the successes of the discipline to the wider scientific community.
  • uphold the standards of content quality and author service expected of the Nature-branded family of journals.
  • engage with the broad biomedical engineering community, through regular editorial presence at key conferences, visits to laboratories and hospitals, and participation in social media.

“Research in biomedical engineering involves both discovery and invention. Clinical advances provide input for further improvements in methodology and for generating hypotheses to be tested in the laboratory; and conversely, the results of fundamental advances in biology, medicine, materials and physicochemical and engineering processes can lead to the development of therapy and technology that may reach the clinic. Indeed, major inventions of biomedical engineering — such as artificial joints, magnetic resonance imaging, heart pacemakers, heart–lung machines and angioplasties — are built on findings stemming from basic research and have enabled further discoveries. By publishing content that traverses field boundaries, Nature Biomedical Engineering helps to build bridges between bench researchers, clinicians and medical engineers.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

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New e-resources in Japanese & Japanese studies

The University Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the following e-resources to support the study of Japanese and Japanese studies in the University.

All resources are listed in the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.


‘Maisaku 毎索’ gives us the archives of the Mainichi shinbun from 1872 to the present. In addition to the regular Japanese newspaper, the database also includes the English-language ‘The Mainichi’ since 2008, the weekly ‘Ekonomisuto’ since 1989, and searchable ‘Yoron chôsa’ from 1945 to 2017. Our subscription allows 2 concurrent users, so please log out when you are done.


‘Zassaku Plus 雑誌記事索引集成データベース’ is a citation database that indexes articles from magazines and journals from the Meiji period onward. It is not a full-text database but rather an aid to finding articles on your topic. It should be a good short-cut to finding out what has been written and where to find it. Please be aware that you may be logged out automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity.


‘Kadokawa kogo daijiten 角川古語大辞典’ is a multi-volume dictionary of classical Japanese with about 100,000 main entries plus many examples. Our new subscription allows you to search this via JapanKnowledge. We also have a new link for JapanKnowledge, which should work with Raven instead of the VPN.


‘Fûzoku gahô 風俗画報’ was an illustrated magazine published 1889 to 1916. It’s now available to be searched in all 518 issues and 41,000 pages with many illustrations. Like the Kadokawa classical dictionary, this is an add-on subscription within JapanKnowledge.

Nature Sustainability

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Sustainability

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Launched in January 2018, Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal publishing the best research about sustainability from the natural and social sciences, as well as from the fields of engineering and policy.

Nature Sustainability will publish significant original research from a broad range of natural, social and engineering fields about sustainability, its policy dimensions and possible solutions. Understanding how to ensure the well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world is the overarching goal of sustainability research. 

“Decades of academic work have helped to shed light on this crucial issue, but only recently in a more open and joined-up way across different research fields. There is now a much stronger call for integrated knowledge about the Earth, social and technological systems and their interfaces, particularly from outside academia as shown by the global Sustainable Development Goals agenda promoted by the United Nations. Against this backdrop, researchers will find even stronger support to develop a deep understanding of those interactions and find answers to questions like:

  • How extreme are the impacts of human actions on the natural environment and what are their implications for the continuation of life on Earth?
  • Are there long-term solutions to environmental crises and of what kind?
  • To what extent are environmental and human crises connected?
  • Why do social inequalities and human suffering persist across the globe?
  • How do we measure environmental and human well-being and track progress of policies and interventions to ensure it?
  • What kinds of behavioural and institutional barrier inhibit the transformations needed to achieve more sustainable lifestyles, economies and societies more broadly?

“Nature Sustainability will cover topics including agriculture and food security, biodiversity conservation, circular economy, cities and urbanisation, climate change in holistic context, development, ecosystem services, education, energy, environmental behaviour, environmental degradation, environmental law, green infrastructure, health and environment, human population, innovation, land use and land use change, natural capital, natural resources management,  policy, pollution, poverty, supply chain,  waste, water–energy–food and water-soil-waste connections and others, all as related to sustainability.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2018) to present.

Access Nature Sustainability via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Nature Catalysis

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Catalysis

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Catalysis brings together researchers from across all chemistry and related fields, publishing work on homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysts, incorporating both fundamental and applied studies. We have a particular interest in applied work that advances our knowledge and informs the development of sustainable industries and processes. Nature Catalysis provides coverage of the science and business of catalysis research, creating a unique journal for scientists, engineers and researchers in academia and industry.

“Nature Catalysis publishes work across the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis including:

  • Catalytic synthesis
  • Catalytic mechanisms
  • Catalyst characterization and monitoring
  • Computational and theoretical catalysis
  • Nanoparticle catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Organometallic catalysis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Enzymatic and chemoenzymatic catalysis”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2018) to present.

Access Nature Catalysis via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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New eresource: Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

New to the LibGuides Databases A-ZOpen Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

The mission of the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever.

As the initial phase of this mission, the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) has gleaned high quality content from hundreds of publisher sites, institutional repositories, museums, scholarly societies and public domain collections. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. Highlights from the collections contain published books from Brill, de Gruyter, the Society of Biblical Literature and the University of Chicago among others. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. The OADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians.

The OADTL is proud to be the world’s only fully open access library running OCLC’s WorldShare Management System as its operating system. The searching, discovery and retrieval are truly sophisticated and reliable.

The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary and Singapore Bible College.

New eresource: SAE Mobilus international technical papers 1998-present

The University of Cambridge now has access to the SAE Mobilus international technical papers from 1998 to the present via this link.  Access is available also via Shibboleth login if coming to SAE Mobilus from Google, etc.

SAE Mobilus  is the new platform of the former SAE Digital Library and offers a much improved interface.  The University Departments of Engineering, and Materials Science and Metallurgy will benefit from the the SAE technical papers that have been peer-reviewed by experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries .

Users may browse the more than 58,000 technical papers on the latest advances in technical research and applied technical engineering information.   Written by the experts developing solutions and new technologies then peer-reviewed by three specialists to ensure credibility, SAE technical papers foster knowledge, collaboration and the exchange of ideas.


Early Medieval Europe – archive access

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Early Medieval Europe

From the Wiley website for the journal:

Early Medieval Europe provides an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century. The journal is a thoroughly interdisciplinary forum, encouraging the discussion of archaeology, numismatics, palaeography, diplomatic, literature, onomastics, art history, linguistics and epigraphy, as well as more traditional historical approaches. It covers Europe in its entirety, including material on Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Scandinavia and Continental Europe (both west and east). Early Medieval Europe is unique in its chronological, methodological and geographical scope. Filling an important gap, it is indispensable reading for all students and scholars of the early medieval world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1992) to present.

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Trial access: BIZ Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli

The University of Cambridge has trial access to the BIZ Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli resource until 17 July 2018 via this link.

Access is available on or off campus but is restricted to 5 simultaneous users, so if you have finished your session please remember to exit your browser session.

You do not need to login, access to the  Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli is enabled on the left of the platform under “Bookshelf”.

The BIZ (Italian Library Zanichelli) is an online collection of over 1,000 texts of Italian literature up  to the early decades of the twentieth century.

Please send your feedback on this trial to  Thank you.



The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :  The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

From the Sage website for the journal:

“The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology is a leading international journal for the publication of Egyptological research. The journal publishes peer reviewed scholarly articles (main articles and brief communications), fieldwork reports, and reviews of Egyptological books. It is published twice a year.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 85 (1999) to present. Access from 1914 to 4 years ago is available via JSTOR.

Access Journal of Language and Politics via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “Ramses II at Karnak” by Slices of Light on Flickr –