JSTOR’s Lives of Literature Collection

JSTOR is providing free access online to its new Lives of Literature Collection until 29 February 2020 via this link.

We would be grateful for any feedback on this collection via the feedback form.

This resource supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature. With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text. It will contain 120 journals that are all new to JSTOR when completed.

Oxford research encyclopedia of politics

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Oxford research encyclopedia of politics via this link


The title will be in iDiscover and is listed in the Databases A-Z.

William R. Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of the ORE in Politics, writes:

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics facilitates connections, focuses on mechanisms, provides a sense of context and history, and helps identify research questions that can inform new research, whether in classic areas or emerging ones. Articles examine the evolution and/or structure of research programs and their dynamics, the questions, tensions, and puzzles that drive research, and the interaction between theory, method, and empirics. Because the focus is on the needs of researchers deepening their understanding of cognate areas, professors developing a reading list or preparing for a lecture, and students beginning research on their own, they will find the ORE of Politics as the reliable source of information and insight.

Read the ORE in Politics currently featured article on National Parliaments and the European Union.

Trial access: BFI collections on Screen Studies — ebooks@cambridge

Free trial access to two British Film Institute ebook collections is now available on Bloomsbury’s Screen Studies platform. BFI Film Classics and BFI Film Studies. You can navigate to browse both collections by selecting the Collections option from the homepage toolbar, or use the search box to take you straight to a particular title or […]

via Trial access: BFI collections on Screen Studies — ebooks@cambridge

DETAIL Inspiration : new e-resource

The University of Cambridge now has full access on and off campus to the DETAIL Inspiration database via this link:


DETAIL Inspiration

An online image and reference database for architects in the German and English language. The full-text database includes photos, drawings and technical information collected over the last 30 years. The database is optimised for mobile devices and includes a professional search function and filter option.

DETAIL contains over 3,500 architecture and construction projects and references available for download as pdf files. The database is updated monthly, with over 156 new projects and references added each year.

The King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, Dhahran, DETAIL Inspiration database

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology : new e-resource

The University of Cambridge now has full access on and off campus to the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology via this link:


The Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

criticalcollective.in : Trial access

Trial access to criticalcollective.in is now available on campus via


and off campus via


criticalcollective.in is the website of Critical Collective, an initiative of the art critic Gayatri Sinha, to address the gap in writing on and preservation of visual arts in India, and particularly categories of art less well represented (such as video and photography).

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