MLA International Bibliography to move to EBSCOHost

The Modern Language Association (MLA) recently announced that in future it would provide its MLA Bibliography resource through the EBSCOHost platform only.   It had formerly not made such a restriction and Cambridge enjoyed access via the ProQuest platform which integrated MLA Bibliography with Literature Online (LION).

The move has produced some consternation in the publisher and library worlds, not least because of the disconnect with Literature Online.  The other disadvantage is the lack of indexing of EBSCOHost resources by Ex Libris in Primo, which means MLA Bibliography will not be indexed in our iDiscover.

ProQuest has issued a statement about this development here “Concerning the MLA International Bibliography Exclusivity with EBSCO” and the MLA has documented its move to customers here “Letter to MLA Bibliography Customers“.

The move for Cambridge will come into force in May 2019 when our access via ProQuest will expire.  We have secured trial access via EBSCOHost to 30 April 2019 to enable users of the MLA Bibliography to get used to the bibliography on its new platform and this can be accessed here or via the link on the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

If you have any feedback about this move please email ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

 

Springer Nature Experiments

You may have heard directly from Springer that they have deactivated their SpringerProtocols platform this week.

All of the SpringerProtocols content is already hosted on SpringerLink  so there won’t be any disruption in accessing this content.

Springer are simply deactivating SpringerProtocols.com as they have developed a new and more advanced research solution Springer Nature Experiments.

Springer Nature Experiments is a free-to-use search tool  that has been designed specifically to find and evaluate experimental procedures and where the whole search logic, filters and metrics are tailored for research protocols.

Once a user has identified a SpringerProtocols protocol in which they are interested in Experiments, they can simply click on Full text or Download and will be taken to the content on its native platform SpringerLink.

You can also access the SpringerProtocols.com deactivation FAQS here.

Access to the SpringerProtocols content on Springer Nature Experiments is provided for on and off campus users via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z link here:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://experiments.springernature.com/

Unfortunately links in iDiscover rely on Ex Libris updating their knowledgebase which they have not yet done.  We have asked them to do this now, but until the changes are made, users linking via iDiscover records for the SpringerProtocols will be directed to the protocol on the SpringerLink platform (rather than on the Springer Nature Experiments platform).

 

New e-resources in Japanese & Japanese studies

The University Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the following e-resources to support the study of Japanese and Japanese studies in the University.

All resources are listed in the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

 

‘Maisaku 毎索’ gives us the archives of the Mainichi shinbun from 1872 to the present. In addition to the regular Japanese newspaper, the database also includes the English-language ‘The Mainichi’ since 2008, the weekly ‘Ekonomisuto’ since 1989, and searchable ‘Yoron chôsa’ from 1945 to 2017. Our subscription allows 2 concurrent users, so please log out when you are done.

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://dbs.g-search.or.jp/WMAI/WMAI_ipcu_login.html

 

‘Zassaku Plus 雑誌記事索引集成データベース’ is a citation database that indexes articles from magazines and journals from the Meiji period onward. It is not a full-text database but rather an aid to finding articles on your topic. It should be a good short-cut to finding out what has been written and where to find it. Please be aware that you may be logged out automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity.

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://zassaku-plus.com/

 

‘Kadokawa kogo daijiten 角川古語大辞典’ is a multi-volume dictionary of classical Japanese with about 100,000 main entries plus many examples. Our new subscription allows you to search this via JapanKnowledge. We also have a new link for JapanKnowledge, which should work with Raven instead of the VPN.

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://japanknowledge.com/library/

 

‘Fûzoku gahô 風俗画報’ was an illustrated magazine published 1889 to 1916. It’s now available to be searched in all 518 issues and 41,000 pages with many illustrations. Like the Kadokawa classical dictionary, this is an add-on subscription within JapanKnowledge.

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://japanknowledge.com/library/

New eresource: Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

New to the LibGuides Databases A-ZOpen Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

http://oadtl.org/

The mission of the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever.

As the initial phase of this mission, the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) has gleaned high quality content from hundreds of publisher sites, institutional repositories, museums, scholarly societies and public domain collections. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. Highlights from the collections contain published books from Brill, de Gruyter, the Society of Biblical Literature and the University of Chicago among others. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. The OADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians.

The OADTL is proud to be the world’s only fully open access library running OCLC’s WorldShare Management System as its operating system. The searching, discovery and retrieval are truly sophisticated and reliable.

The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary and Singapore Bible College.

New eresource: SAE Mobilus international technical papers 1998-present

The University of Cambridge now has access to the SAE Mobilus international technical papers from 1998 to the present via this link.  Access is available also via Shibboleth login if coming to SAE Mobilus from Google, etc.

SAE Mobilus  is the new platform of the former SAE Digital Library and offers a much improved interface.  The University Departments of Engineering, and Materials Science and Metallurgy will benefit from the the SAE technical papers that have been peer-reviewed by experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries .

Users may browse the more than 58,000 technical papers on the latest advances in technical research and applied technical engineering information.   Written by the experts developing solutions and new technologies then peer-reviewed by three specialists to ensure credibility, SAE technical papers foster knowledge, collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

 

RSS feeds now available from Cambridge Core

RSS feeds are now available on Cambridge Core, to alert you to the latest publishing in journals and subjects of your choice.

You can activate the journals feeds from the journals listing page, or from your chosen journal homepage, issue page or article page.  In each case look for the RSS icon, which appears as in the image below. Simply click the icon to sign up to the feed. On the journals listing page the icons are over on the right hand side, corresponding to each journal in the A-Z list. On journals homepages themselves, the icons appear in the image at the top right of the page, next to the existing email alerts icon.

For RSS alerts by subject, choose your subject on the ‘Browse Subjects‘ page, open the subject page and click the same icon at the top right of the page. The subject RSS feeds will alert you when new content is published in both books and journals in your chosen subject.

In all cases, clicking on the icon will open a new tab from where you can sign up for RSS feeds.

If you have any feedback or questions for us about these new feeds, please email us at: corefeedback@cambridge.org

If you’re not familiar with RSS feeds, there is a recently updated explanation here.

Please note that the RSS icon will not appear on journals which are no longer published, even if they have content hosted on Cambrdge Core, as these titles will no longer be providing any new content.

Re-posted from the Cambridge Core blog.

Launching of the digital cartography tool: Mapping the Enlightenment

The research team of the project Mapping the Enlightenment: Intellectual Networks and the Making of Knowledge in the European Periphery  is thrilled to announce the release of an online digital cartography tool which provides historical information about the travels of Greek-speaking scholars during the European Enlightenment Era through a modern interactive environment!

The project Mapping the Enlightenment was funded by the Research Centre for Humanities (RCH) for the academic year 2016-2017. For more information on the project and for using our mapping tool, please visit our webpage:

https://mapping-the-enlightenment.org/