Clearing history, cookies and cache from your browser may fix your access problem

If you find that you lose access to an erseource and you keep seeing the same error message you may need to clear the history, cookies and cache from your browser.

To help speed up the loading time for pages your browser may use a stored copy of a page rather than load it fresh every time you visit the same URL. If you visit a page and see an error message this page may become the copy that your browser loads in order to speed up your access. If this happens you will need to delete all of you history, cookies and cache, from the beginning of time, in order to regain access to the site.

Most browser’s will require the same steps to delete history, etc. In Chrome you will need to go in to the settings by clicking on the three dots to the right of the URL navigation bar.


When you click on the final ‘History’ option you are offered you should see an option to ‘Clear browsing data’.



You should then see a list of the things that can be deleted form your browser. We recommend clearing the history, cookies and cache. 

You may also see a drop down list that allows you to choose how much of the history, etc. you will delete. Please choose the longest amount of time offered.

After you have cleared the data please close and re-open your browser before testing your access again.

If you continue to experience a problem with access please contact the ejournals@cambridge helpdesk

New e-resource: Black Freedom Struggle In the US

Today, EdTech leader ProQuest is proud to announce the launch of the Black Freedom Struggle website – a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries for anyone studying U.S. Black history.

“Primary sources are essential to teaching and learning African American history because they make it possible to center the experiences and perspectives of African Americans,” said Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University. “ProQuest’s Black Freedom Struggle website provides a rich array of source material on African American efforts to secure civil and human rights – from slavery to the present – allowing students to pursue exciting avenues of inquiry, and enabling teachers to teach African American history accurately and effectively. It’s an incredible collection, one I’m eager to use in classroom instruction and for students to mine for research projects.”

The Black Freedom Struggle website will include more than 2,000 documents curated around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle:

  • Resistance to slavery by enslaved persons and the abolitionist movement of the 19th century
  • The end of slavery during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era
  • The fight against Jim Crow segregation
  • The New Deal and World War II
  • The Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement from 1946-1975
  • …and the contemporary Black experience since 1976.

“At ProQuest we believe that knowledge and trusted information can help guide progress and change – and as an EdTech provider, we have a unique responsibility to take action,” said Matti Shem Tov, ProQuest CEO. “Offering the Black Freedom Struggle website to schools and communities is one way we’re striving to create a better, more equitable, and more compassionate future.”

“I’ve been helping students with their National History Day projects for many years. Many students choose projects centered around the topics of slavery, civil rights, Black history, and African-American men and women who have shaped the nation,” said Nina Thomas, Manager, History Center & Museum at the Westerville Public Library in Ohio. “One of the biggest hurdles in helping middle and high school students is helping them find quality primary sources for their projects. Having a website that makes it easy to find these sources in the specific time periods they’re studying will make helping them with their projects a lot more efficient.”

The Black Freedom Struggle website is available to anyone at no charge. Its intention is to support a wide range of students and patrons – including high-school and college students – with reliable, easily discoverable materials that can be used for assignments and special projects focused on U.S. Black history. Educators can use this primary source material in the classroom for culturally responsive teaching, and for building essential critical thinking and information literacy skills.

Learn more or visit the Black Freedom Struggle website at

EPWRF India Time Series database

The University of Cambridge now has online access to the EPW Foundation’s EPWRF India Time Series database, an interactive database launched in January 2011. This initiative taken by the EPW Research Foundation (EPWRF) has the aim to provide credible time series data facilitating research across various sectors of Indian Economy.

Access the EPWRF India Time Series database here:

Note there is a limit of 5 users that can access the database at any one time, so please log off when you have finished your session. Thank you.

EPWRF India Time Series is a unique online database with its comprehensive coverage of Indian economy for a fairly long time period and it comprises over 50,000 variables capsuled in 20 modules.

The database tries to provide in continuous time series from 1950 depending on the availability.

  • Time series data
    • Comprising major sectors with various periodicities
    • Timely updation of data
  • User-friendly interactive online system
    • Ease of identifying variables
    • Versatility of data variables/series selection
    • Easy to download and export to excel file
  • Enhancing Research
    • Saves time spent on data compilation
    • Plotting of data variables/series
    • Availability of ‘Meta Data’ at a click
Indian Power Plus 1000 cc 1920, Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden 

Black Camera : an International Film Journal

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : BLACK CAMERA

From the JSTOR website:

Black Camera, a journal of Black film studies, is devoted to the study and documentation of the Black cinematic experience and aims to engender and sustain a formal academic discussion of Black film production. The journal includes reviews of historical as well as contemporary books and films, researched critiques of recent scholarship on Black film, interviews with accomplished film professionals, and editorials on the development of Black creative culture. Black Camera challenges received and established views and assumptions about the traditions and practices of filmmaking in the African diaspora, where new and longstanding cinematic formations are in play. The journal devotes issues or sections of issues to national cinemas, as well as independent, marginal, or oppositional films and cinematic formations.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1985) to present.

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


Pharmacy in History

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : PHARMACY IN HISTORY


From the JSTOR website:

Pharmacy in History is a quarterly journal devoted to exploring the place of pharmacy in the history of civilization.  Generally, each issue contains two peer-reviewed research papers; a notes and departments section comprised of short research communications, news of the field, and article abstracts; plus a book review section.  The journal is indexed every three years.  Research articles examine the history of the pharmacy profession, pharmacy’s place in society, drug discovery, the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the marketing of medicines, and the progress of the pharmaceutical sciences.  All peer-reviewed articles are fully documented.  Pharmacy in History also strives to include high-quality illustrations throughout each issue. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 4 (1959) to present.

Access the Pharmacy in History via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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