RetroNews : access until 30th November 2022

RetroNews is now available to access until 30th November 2022 as a trial resource.

If you would like to send your feedback about this resource you can do so via the online form. Feedback will be used to help decide on new eresource acquisitions.

RetroNews, the National Library of France’s press site, gives free and open access to 700 press titles published between 1631 and 1950. In addition to the resources on Gallica, RetroNews is both a digital space for consulting archives , a research tool and a magazine for all giving to discover the history by the press archives.

Created in 2012 to increase the pace of the digitization of the BnF and make digitized documents more accessible, BnF-Partenariats designed and implemented, with the initial support of the National Fund for the Digital Society, a new entirely dedicated online service to the old press: retronews.fr .

With RetroNews, everyone can consult all the press titles, short articles or videos for free and without registration. The site also offers subscribers exclusive editorial content (audio version, long formats, documentations on the history of the press), as well as advanced functionalities and expert search tools indicated by a specific color code. The revenues generated by RetroNews through subscriptions make it possible to digitize new newspapers and continuously enrich the site.

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JSTOR collections available until 30th June 2023 (Lives of Literature, Security Studies, Sustainability, Arts & Sciences XV)

Our access to the JSTOR collections that have been made available during the Covid-19 pandemic will continue until 30th June 2023.

All of our JSTOR databases are listed in the A-Z Databases.

Please send your feedback about these collections via the online form.

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Arts & Sciences Collection XV

Collection XV has been added to our library in addition to collections I to XIV that are already available to us. A title list for this collection is available here. Now, when you search the JSTOR platform, you will have full text access to all of the collections.

Lives of Literature

JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.

A complete title list is available to view here.

Security Studies

Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.

Sustainability

Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

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British Online Archives – access all collections – Extended to 31 March 2022

From 1 February 2022 Cambridge University members will have access to all the digital archives on the British Online Archives platform.

The collections can be accessed on campus here or off campus here.

These primary source collections cover a diverse range of subjects and time periods, from colonialism and the world wars to political activism and international relations.

British Online Archives is making this access available as part of its response to the continuing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in recognition of the importance of remote learning for higher education.

British Online Archives – access all collections

From 1 February 2022 Cambridge University members will have access initially for 30 days to all the digital archives on the British Online Archives platform.

The collections can be accessed on campus here or off campus here.

These primary source collections cover a diverse range of subjects and time periods, from colonialism and the world wars to political activism and international relations.

British Online Archives is making this access available as part of its response to the continuing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in recognition of the importance of remote learning for higher education.

JSTOR collections available until 30th June 2022 (Lives of Literature, Security Studies, Sustainability Arts & Sciences XV)

We have access to 4 further JSTOR collections until 30th June 2022.

Please send your feedback about these collections via the online form.

Lives of Literature

JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.

A complete title list is available to view here.

Security Studies

Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.

Sustainability

Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

Arts & Sciences Collection XV

Collection XV has been added to our library in addition to collections I to XIV that are already available to us. A title list for this collection is available here. Now, when you search the JSTOR platform, you will have full text access to all of the collections.

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HathiTrust ETAS collection access now available

Any print book held in the University Library that is available as a digitised book on HathiTrust can now be read on their platform. Access is made available to simultaneous users only when multiple copies of the book are available in print. If one copy of a book is available in the print  collection of the University Library HathiTrust will allow one person at a time to view the digitised copy.

Access is available by logging into the HathiTrust platform with Raven.

This is a temporary service only available for the pandemic. Under the terms of the special emergency arrangement access to books on the platform will be withdrawn when restrictions to accessing the print collections are removed.

The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) makes it possible for authorized member library patrons to obtain lawful access to specific materials in the corpus, specifically digitised items in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by their own library when that book is not currently available due to the temporary disruption in service.

Not every book will be available to view in full. You will see that some books are marked ‘Limited (search-only)’. These books are not included in our ETAS collection as we do not hold print copies of these titles (please check iDiscover for an electronic version of the title). Titles in our collection will include a link marked ‘Temporary Access’. The ‘Full View’ records will be out of copyright texts that will remain available after our ETAS access ends.

The books that are available for ‘Temporary Access’ will be available to link from iDiscover records for the print title: https://idiscover.lib.cam.ac.uk/permalink/f/t9gok8/44CAM_ALMA51660935800003606

HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of 200+ academic and research libraries, preserving 17.4+ million digitised items. HathiTrust holds the largest set of digitized books managed by the academic, research, and library community.

Information about ETAS is available from the HathiTrust website: https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-User-Information

To view the HathiTrust Statement of Accessibility please see this page: https://www.hathitrust.org/accessibility

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database : access until 21 March 2021

Cambridge University members have temporary access to the Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database until 21 March 2021.

Please tell us what you think about these resources by completing the feedback form here. Thank you.

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Classics) – 中华经典古籍库(1-7)  

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://publish.ancientbooks.cn

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 1) – 中华石刻数据库-宋代墓志铭数据库·初编

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=1

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 3) – 中华石刻数据库-三晋石刻大全数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=3

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 4) – 中华石刻数据库-汉魏六朝碑刻数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=4

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 5) – 中华石刻数据库-唐代墓志铭数据库·初编

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=5

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Bibliography) – 中华古籍书目数据库  

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://bib.ancientbooks.cn/docGuji/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Reference) – 中华文史工具书数据库(一期)(二期)           

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://refbook.ancientbooks.cn/DocDictionary/dicIndex.jspx

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Academic) – 中华文史学术论著库       

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://academic.ancientbooks.cn/docLunzhu/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Chinese Medicine)- 中华善本古籍数据库-海外中医古籍库         

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://books.ancientbooks.cn/banke/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Southwest) – 西南联大专题数据库      

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://southwest.ancientbooks.cn/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Databases (Examination) – 历代进士登科数据库        

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://examination.ancientbooks.cn/docDengke/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Literature) – 籍合文库             

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://wenku.ancientbooks.cn/docWenku/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Calligraphy) – 中华书法数据库 

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://calligraphy.ancientbooks.cn/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Buddhism) – 历代教外涉佛文献数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://publish.ancientbooks.cn/docShuju/platformSublibIndex.jspx?libId=27

Please also note that access to the TEPS (Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services) database is now restored until 30 June:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://www.airitilibrary.com/

These resources are also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers + Taiwan Academic Classics : access until 30 March 2021

Cambridge University members have temporary access to two new Chinese databases until 30 March 2021.

Please tell us what you think about these resources by completing the feedback form here. Thank you.

 

China Comprehensive Gazetteers (中國綜合方誌庫):

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://ccg.eastview.com/

This historically significant collection of difangzhi (地方志) contains unique primary sources on Chinese history. The source of the original materials is the collection at the National Library of China, whose holdings are extensive and often unique.

 

 

Taiwan Academic Classics: 

 https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://p.udpweb.com/

This database offers classic works from China/Taiwan and contemporary scholarly thought from academic societies in Taiwan and around the world.

 

Royal Geographical Society & Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland digital archives : access until 16 March 2021

In addition to the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) digital archive access, Cambridge University members have temporary access to the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Anthropological Institute digital archives via the Wiley Online Archives platform.

Access is available until 16th March 2021.

Please send your feedback via the online form.

Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) archive

Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) was founded in 1830. The learned Society promotes the advancement of geographical science in all its aspects. The Society’s archive contains vast collections of documents, maps, photographs, expedition reports, manuscript materials and books, and span 500 years of geography, travel and exploration. The RGS holds one of the largest private map collections in the world. It includes one million sheets of maps and charts, 3000 atlases, 40 globes (as gores or mounted on stands) and 1000 gazetteers. The earliest printed cartographic item dates back to 1485.

The Archive includes Maps, Atlases, Charts and Plans; Expedition Reports; Fieldnotes, Correspondence and Diaries; Grey Literature; Photographs, Artwork and Illustrations; Journal Manuscripts; Photographs; Proceedings, Lectures, and Ephemera. The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas, and supports educational needs in Anthropology, Area Studies; Cartography and Visualizations, Colonial, Post-Colonial & Decolonisation Studies; Development Studies; Environmental Degradation; Historical & Cultural Geography; Historical Sociology; Human Geography; Identity, Gender & Ethnic Studies; Geology; International Relations; Trade and Commerce, and Law and Policy relating to Colonization.

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland archive

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.

This archive includes maps, photographs and manuscripts.

Anthropology Resource Centre : access until 2nd December 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access to Anthropology Resource Centre until 2nd December 2020.

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

The Alexander Street Anthropology collections offer comprehensive, multimedia resources for the study of anthropology, including the largest collection of ethnographic videos and previously unpublished archival field materials. Content is presented on a multimedia platform that reflects the integrated methods of field research, through linking and cross-searchability of text, audiovisual and archival primary sources. Our resources work in tandem to bring the fieldwork process to life by juxtaposing original fieldwork with subsequent published ethnographies, as well as follow up studies and visual ethnographies that span a century.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Text taken from the Alexander Street platform.