Early European Books new platform

Early European Books is now available from the main ProQuest platform here:


EEB is no longer hosted on the old Chadwyck-Healey platform.

Here is also the link to an article regarding the migration of Early European Books, which includes a lot of useful information:


And a bespoke LibGuide on EEB here:



Literature Online (LION) moves to ProQuest platform

From January 21, 2019 Literature Online (LION) is now available via the main ProQuest platform.  Access to LION on its now legacy platform will continue until 1 August 2019.

ProQuest provide some explanation of the platform change here.  The main advantages are that now LION can be cross-searched with the other resources on the main ProQuest platform, and content updates will be more in line with publishing (articles in journals from publishers with whom ProQuest has an agreement will be loaded into LION quicker than they were on the legacy platform).

The Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z has been updated so there are now two links for LION, one for LION on the ProQuest platform and one for LION on its legacy platform:



Links to articles in LION from iDiscover are currently going to the legacy platform.  There are some article and book records that are not linking properly.  Please let us know if you encounter any bad links (write to: ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk).  Thank you.



Cambridge Elements

Today marks the official launch of Cambridge Elements!

Cambridge Elements provide a completely new format for publishing scholarly material: succinct and significant, peer-reviewed research that combines the best features of books and journals.

From today, Cambridge Elements will be available to purchase via Cambridge Core through a range of options: as a complete collection, in subject or series clusters, title-by-title, or as part of an Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) agreement.  To find out more about accessing and purchasing Elements, visit the librarian information page, or download the price list.

So, what’s the hype all about?

Cambridge Elements offer an original approach to scholarly publishing: incisive, rapidly published, and peer-reviewed like a journal, Elements also benefit from the careful commissioning and series editing you would expect from a book series, with enough space to develop a theme in greater detail than is possible in a journal article.

Additionally, Cambridge Elements were conceived from the start for a digital environment, and will benefit from a range of additional features, such as video abstracts, embedded audio and video files, impact metrics, and a host of citation and annotation tools.

Want to know more?  In this video, Phil Meyler, Publishing Development Director for Science, Technology and Medicine at Cambridge University Press, explains why we are launching Elements, and what makes them different.

Trial access – RRIMO : Recent Researches in Music Online

From 19th November until 19th December members of the University of Cambridge can access A-R Editions RRIMO : Recent Researches in Music Online

A-R Editions has published Recent Researches in Music—critical performing editions of music in seven series—since its inception in 1962. The series fall into two basic categories: editions that span the history of Western music, and editions with ties to specific cultural milieus. Most editions in Recent Researches in Music are devoted to works by a single composer or in a single genre.

Access includes the complete content of scores and partbooks that can be read online, printed or saved. The text is fully searchable.

The seven series are:

Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Recent Researched in the Music of the Renaissance

Recent Researched in the Music of the Baroque Era

Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era

Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Recent Researches in American Music

Recent Researches in the Oral traditions of Music

Send us your feedback about this trial.

Trial access – Music Online: Classical Scores Library

From 12th November until 12th December members of the University of Cambridge can access the Alexander Street Press Music Online : Classical Scores Library

Music Online: Classical Scores Library is the largest and most authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This multivolume series contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and John Tavener.

Alexander Street Press describe the resource as…

“…a series of four volumes with a mission to provide a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works. The collections encompass all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition and theory for a variety of scholars.”

Our trial access is to all four volumes of the library.

The resource can be browsed by title, genre, instruments, people, publishers, time periods and composers.

For information on getting the most out of the library during the trial please take a look at the LibGuide.

Send us your feedback about this trial.



Hot off the press: New Gale Digital Scholar Getting Started “Walkthrough” Guide

The trial of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab for the digital humanities in Cambridge has been running now for three weeks.

Gale has just published, hot off the press, a Getting Started Walkthrough Guide to help the TDM practitioner new to the Lab understand what it contains and how to go about mining the content with the tools inside it.

The Walkthrough Guide can be accessed here:


Please send us your feedback on the Lab – we want to hear from you!    Please find the feedback form here:


Thank you.

New e-resource trials page and feedback form

For University of Cambridge members, a new web page listing forthcoming, active, and recently completed trials of e-resources has been created here:


This is linked from the main Cambridge Libraries’ e-resources site (https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources) and includes a new “Eresource Trials Feedback Form”.   This form will now be used for all trials (e-journals; e-books; e-resources) to invite feedback from users of trial access.

Librarians who mail out to their Departments and Faculties can include their own library’s contact details if they prefer to have trial feedback sent directly to their library.   A few general notes of guidance around trials are provided in Information for Cambridge Librarians on eresources (Raven access).

The aim of the new page is to provide clearer information to end-users about what trial access is available and when, and the new form is intended to make the process of providing feedback simpler and more user-friendly.  Giving prompts for feedback and collecting the basic few data elements in the form should also make for more systematic analysis of the feedback.