New E-Resource : Black Newspaper Collection (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

The University of Cambridge has acquired the Black Newspaper Collection from Proquest.

This collection offers essential primary source content and editorial perspectives of the most distinguished African American newspapers in the U.S. Each of the ten Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources. The content, including articles, obituaries, photos, editorials, and more, is easily accessible for scholars in the study of the history of race relations, journalism, local and national politics, education, African American studies, and many multidisciplinary subjects. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago DefenderThe Baltimore Afro-AmericanNew York Amsterdam NewsPittsburgh CourierLos Angeles SentinelAtlanta Daily WorldThe Norfolk Journal and GuideThe Philadelphia TribuneCleveland Call and Post, and Michigan Chronicle.

Each of the ten Historical Black Newspapers are cross-searchable with all other ProQuest Historical Newspapers–including The New York TimesChicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times and The Guardian–allowing researchers to evaluate history from multiple points view from various places throughout the world.

The ProQuest platform offers powerful and easy-to-use tools, including complete cover to cover full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format, and the ability to search many different article types.

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2010)

Baltimore Afro-American  (1893-1988)

Chicago Defender (1909-2010)

Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1962); Call and Post (1962-1991)

Los Angeles Sentinel  (1934-2005)

Michigan Chronicle

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2010)

Also available to access via iDiscover and the Databases A-Z .

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Art show takes visitors to Mali village: N. Y. exhibit has spiritual tone. Roth, Katherine.  Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001); Philadelphia, Penn. [Philadelphia, Penn]. 30 Dec 2001: 1_D. 

Archaeometry archive

Extended holdings available on the Journals Search and A-Z : Archaeometry

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1958) to volume 38 (1996). These holdings have been added to our ongoing access from volume 39 (1997) to present.

From the Wiley website:

Archaeometry is an international research journal covering the application of the physical and biological sciences to archaeology, anthropology and art history. Topics covered include dating methods, artifact studies, mathematical methods, remote sensing techniques, conservation science, environmental reconstruction, biological anthropology and archaeological theory. Papers are expected to have a clear archaeological, anthropological or art historical context, be of the highest scientific standards, and to present data of international relevance.

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

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Strategy Science

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Strategy Science

From the Informs website:

Strategy Science seeks to publish outstanding research directed to the challenges of strategic management in both business and non-business organizations. The journal is eclectic with respect to methodologies, including field-based work, large-sample empirical work, and computational and analytic models. Strategy Science is open to a wide variety of underlying disciplinary approaches including economics, operations research, political science, psychology, and sociology.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2016) to present.

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

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2012) to present.

From the Ingenta Connect website for the journal:

The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (JICMS) is a fully peer reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.”

Access Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Open Access Content – new database on OCLC FirstSearch service

A new database of Open Access Content on the OCLC FirstSearch service will help researchers easily find open access resources from the following well-known open content providers:

  • Biomed Central
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Open Address Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)
  • OpenEdition
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Searches of this database retrieve only open access items, saving time for searchers who wish to focus their research on resources from open access sources. “Access” links in FirstSearch records will connect users to full-text open content.

For more information, read the press release.

Access FirstSearch via the Databases A-Z or this direct link.

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Optical Society of America Conference Proceedings Online

The Department of Engineering in the School of Technology now makes available online to the University of Cambridge the conference proceedings of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

You can access the conferences via this link, or go to the Cambridge University Libraries A-Z here. You can also find each of the conference proceedings titles via the iDiscover catalogue.

The conference proceedings number over 800 meetings and comprise over 5,000 conference videos.

Of particular interest in Cambridge will be the availability of the conferences on Optical Fibre Communication, Frontiers in Optics, and Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging.

The Optical Society promotes and delivers scientific and technical information on optics and photonics worldwide that is authoritative, accessible and archived. Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide. 

This resource is available up to 31 December 2022 in the first instance.

Check out the OSA’s video about searching the OSA Publishing Library.

Cambridge University members also have access to the online journals of the Optical Society of America (see the Journals tab here or search for the titles in iDiscover).

Caption: This artist’s impression shows the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure. The E-ELT will be a 39-metre aperture optical and infrared telescope sited on Cerro Armazones in the Chilean Atacama Desert, 20 kilometres from ESO’s Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, which is visible in the distance towards the left. The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.
Credit: European Southern Observatory