Trial access – RRIMO : Recent Researches in Music Online

From 19th November until 19th December members of the University of Cambridge can access A-R Editions RRIMO : Recent Researches in Music Online

A-R Editions has published Recent Researches in Music—critical performing editions of music in seven series—since its inception in 1962. The series fall into two basic categories: editions that span the history of Western music, and editions with ties to specific cultural milieus. Most editions in Recent Researches in Music are devoted to works by a single composer or in a single genre.

Access includes the complete content of scores and partbooks that can be read online, printed or saved. The text is fully searchable.

The seven series are:

Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Recent Researched in the Music of the Renaissance

Recent Researched in the Music of the Baroque Era

Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era

Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Recent Researches in American Music

Recent Researches in the Oral traditions of Music

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Trial access – Aluka

Trial access has been arranged for members of the university of cambridge to Aluka : World Heritage Sites (Africa) and Aluka : Struggles for FreedoM (South Africa) from 12th November to 12th December 2018 on the JSTOR platform.

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Aluka : World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of more than 86,000 objects in 30 sub-collections. The resource links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites.

The materials in World Heritage Sites: Africa serve researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Diaspora studies, folklore and literature, geography, and history, as well as those focused on geomatics, advanced visual and spatial technologies, historic preservation, and urban planning. The collection is also a tool for museums, libraries, NGOs, and government organizations that manage or oversee cultural heritage sites, as well as for experts and professionals engaged in the conservation and management of such sites.

Spatial and contextual data

Spatial data includes 3D models and plans of structures and surrounding landscapes, geographic information systems (GIS), ground plans, façade views of structures, stereo and digital images, panorama images, and digital video.

The contextual data and materials include scholarly research, books, historical and recent documents, maps, site plans or diagrams, and photographs and slides.

Aluka : Struggles for Freedom

The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

The resource consists of 76 different collections of more than 20,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, pamphlets, speeches, and interviews with those who participated in the struggles.

Trial access – Music Online: Classical Scores Library

From 12th November until 12th December members of the University of Cambridge can access the Alexander Street Press Music Online : Classical Scores Library

Music Online: Classical Scores Library is the largest and most authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This multivolume series contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and John Tavener.

Alexander Street Press describe the resource as…

“…a series of four volumes with a mission to provide a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works. The collections encompass all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition and theory for a variety of scholars.”

Our trial access is to all four volumes of the library.

The resource can be browsed by title, genre, instruments, people, publishers, time periods and composers.

For information on getting the most out of the library during the trial please take a look at the LibGuide.

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Hot off the press: New Gale Digital Scholar Getting Started “Walkthrough” Guide

The trial of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab for the digital humanities in Cambridge has been running now for three weeks.

Gale has just published, hot off the press, a Getting Started Walkthrough Guide to help the TDM practitioner new to the Lab understand what it contains and how to go about mining the content with the tools inside it.

The Walkthrough Guide can be accessed here:

Please send us your feedback on the Lab – we want to hear from you!    Please find the feedback form here:

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Trial access: World Christian Database

Trial access is now enabled to the World Christian Database from the publisher Brill via this link:

Trial access runs from 6 November to 6 December 2018.

We need to hear your thoughts about this database to know what value it would bring if we made it available in future.   Please contribute your feedback via this online form:

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The World Christian Database (WCD) includes detailed information on all major world religions. Extensive religious and secular statistics are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 238 countries and 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. The WCD incorporates the core data from the World Christian Encyclopedia(WCE) and World Christian Trends (WCT).  However, statistics in the WCD constitute a significant update of the data published in WCE/WCT in 2001.

WCD is an initiative of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

For more information please visit the Brill site for this resource here:

Some YouTube videos about searching WCD are available here:


New e-resource trials page and feedback form

For University of Cambridge members, a new web page listing forthcoming, active, and recently completed trials of e-resources has been created here:

This is linked from the main Cambridge Libraries’ e-resources site ( and includes a new “Eresource Trials Feedback Form”.   This form will now be used for all trials (e-journals; e-books; e-resources) to invite feedback from users of trial access.

Librarians who mail out to their Departments and Faculties can include their own library’s contact details if they prefer to have trial feedback sent directly to their library.   A few general notes of guidance around trials are provided in Information for Cambridge Librarians on eresources (Raven access).

The aim of the new page is to provide clearer information to end-users about what trial access is available and when, and the new form is intended to make the process of providing feedback simpler and more user-friendly.  Giving prompts for feedback and collecting the basic few data elements in the form should also make for more systematic analysis of the feedback.

Trial access: Area studies: India

Trial access is now enabled to Area studies: India from Adam Matthew Digital.

Access is enabled until 30 November 2018 via this link

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Area studies: India is a resource for the study of the British Indian Empire and the history, culture and literature of the Indian subcontinent from 1712 to 1942.  It includes:

  • The official and personal papers of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, 1898-1905, from the India Office Records at the British Library
  • Rare printed works of colonial literature from India and volumes of travel writing from Indians travelling to the West, 1712-1933
  • Printed weekly abstracts compiled by the India Office, summarising both English- and Indian-language newspapers from British India


Trial access: Literature Online (LION) Premium Collection

Trial access to the new Literature Online (LION) Premium Collection is now available until 1 December 2018 via this link:


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A LibGuide about LION Premium is provided by the publisher here:


Literature Online Premium offers a unique combination of materials which respond to and support the full interdisciplinary breadth in which literary studies are researched today.

The LION core collection is now enriched with the addition of two brand new collections:

These enrich the original core content at all levels:

  • The largest collection of primary works: Over 500,000 primary works from the 8th century to the present day; the largest, most inclusive library of texts assembled online. All re-keyed to 99.95% textual accuracy so users can be confident they’re getting all the relevant hits and not missing anything.
  • The latest scholarly opinions in your field: With an ever-growing library of full-text journals, biographies, and reference volumes, users will be uniquely able to contextualize their subjects and gain greater perspective and clarity.
  • A relevant and diverse range of voices: With the canon available alongside the more marginal, unanthologized and forgotten voices, new and previously impossible connections can be made.

NellaLarsen1928, one of the Harlem Renaissance writers featured in LION Premium