Chinese Literature and Local History Databases : access until 3rd September 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access to three databases on the Erudition platform until 3rd September 2020.

Please send your feedback about any of these eresources using the online form.

When you click on a link to the databases you will need to choose the Ancient Classics option, which includes the three following subject areas.

Chinese Classic Ancient Books (Zhongguo guji ku 中国基本古籍库)

Chinese Local History 1-3 ( Zhongguo fangzhi ku 中国方志库 1-3)

Chinese Popular Literature (Zhongguo suwen ku 中国俗文库)

A guide to accessing the databases is available as a PDF.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

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New e-resource: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

Cambridge University members now have access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History.

Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History is part of the larger online Oxford Research Encyclopedia, a dynamic digital encyclopedia continuously updated by the world’s leading scholars and researchers.

You can also access the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History via the Databases A-Z.

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Target: international journal of translation studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Target: international journal of translation studies

From the John Benjamins website:

“Target promotes the scholarly study of translational phenomena from any part of the world and welcomes submissions of an interdisciplinary nature. The journal’s focus is on research on the theory, history, culture and sociology of translation and on the description and pedagogy that underpin and interact with these foci… The purpose of the review section is to introduce and discuss the most important publications in the field and to reflect its evolution.

“Target now also publishes translations of its articles and reviews into multiple languages which are linked to the original article, bringing into practice the journal’s core topic and honoring multilingualism.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 32 (2020) to present.

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

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Art & Architecture Archive : access until 17th September 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access to ProQuest’s Art & Architecture Archive until 17th September 2020.

Please send your feedback about any of this eresource using the online form.

Art & Architecture Archive is a major research resource comprising the digitized backfiles of many of the foremost art and architecture magazines of the twentieth century. Offering unprecedented access to the archives of key consumer and trade publications, it is a unique collection of the essential primary sources for studying the history of these subjects. The magazines cover the spectrum of sub-disciplines, from fine and applied arts, through to interior design, industrial design, and landscape gardening. Issues are scanned from cover to cover in high resolution color and presented in page image format with fully searchable text.

Trade magazines, widely recognized as indispensable sources for art and architecture, are also strongly represented. Research materials and technical guidance are available to those working in areas including graphic design, construction, and product design, in publications such as Print, Architectural Review, and Graphis, respectively.

In combination, the consumer magazines and the trade publications comprise an invaluable reference source, as a historical record of the art and architecture industries. Through reviews, advertisements, exhibition listings, and awards, users may trace the careers of major artists and architects, as well as the history of the commercialization and marketing of art.

Art & Architecture Archive also serves wider research in the humanities and social sciences, with sociologists and historians, for example, able to locate primary sources attesting to the relationship between art movements and social trends.

The ability to cross-search these magazine backfiles within a single database creates an unrivalled opportunity for researchers to locate a comprehensive body of primary source material relating to particular individuals, topics and movements, across a variety of publications and document types. A single search may return industry news items, interviews with major artists, and features about technological developments, as well as photographs / illustrations, architectural plans, statistics, and reviews.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

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Text taken from the ProQuest platform

Theater Heute

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Theater Heute

From the journal website:

“Theater heute ist seit seiner Entstehung zur Instanz für die kritische Begleitung des deutschsprachigen Theaters geworden. Gegründet wurde die Zeitschrift im Sommer 1960 von Erhard Friedrich und Henning Rischbieter.

“Zusammen mit dem späteren Dramaturgen und Regisseur Ernst Wendt entwickelte Rischbieter eine Zeitschrift, die über die feuilletonistische Tageskritik weit hinausging. Dabei beobachtete Theater heute von Anfang an nicht nur das Geschehen auf den Bühnen im deutschsprachigen Raum – einschließlich der DDR – , sondern auch international.

“Neben Rezensionen trat die Reflexion übergreifender Zusammenhänge und Tendenzen im zeitgenössischen Schauspiel. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt lag auf neuer Dramatik; jeden Monat wurde und wird ein neues Stück vollständig abgedruckt – eine Enzyklopädie der dramatischen Weltliteratur. Seit Mitte der sechziger Jahre ermittelt die Redaktion alljährlich in einer Kritiker-Umfrage das Theater, das Stück, den Regisseur sowie die Schauspieler und Nachwuchsdarsteller des Jahres – diese im Jahrbuch veröffentlichte Wahl zählt bis heute zu den meistbeachteten Auszeichnungen in der deutschsprachigen Theaterszene.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2004 to present.

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

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