New e-resource: Global Health database

The Medical Library and the University Library have arranged access for the University to the Global Health database, aka CABI Global Health.

Access is available for 4 users simultaneously.   Once you have finished using the database please log out of it.

Global Health is available via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z

Produced by CABI, this database was created to ensure that key literature from all sources can be brought quickly and easily to the attention of those working in the field. The database covers all aspects of public health at both international and community levels, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields.

A promotional flyer is available here to help promote this resource in your library.

Global Health is the only specialized bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health, completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature that is not covered by other databases, providing users with a truly global perspective.

Literature in this database is selected by subject specialists to include only relevant papers, and content is directed by an international editorial advisory board. Global Health covers journals, such as BMA (British Medical Association), Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health (Lamar Soutter Library, Massachusetts), Core Public Health Journals Project (US Medical Library Association) and World Public Health Association.

About CABI:

CABI is not like most other publishers. Our commitment to publishing databases, books and other information resources is not driven by profit. We are a not-for-profit organization with a mission that has scientific research and international development at its core. CABI improves lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

More than 800 million people in developing countries live in rural areas–the majority relying entirely on what they can grow themselves in order to survive. Through our work, not only are
scientists and institutions provided with the knowledge they need to support their own work, but also smallholder farmers are helped to lose less of their crops to pests and diseases,
improve crop quality and yield, and create better livelihoods for their familes.

New Oxford Bibliography Online in International Law

The Squire Law Library and the University Library have arranged access to the International Law bibliography in the Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) series.

Access is available now from this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.  The title, along with the other 14 OBOs to which the University Library subscribes, will be available in iDiscover from early October in time for the start of Michaelmas Term.

Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is designed to provide authoritative guidance. The field is rife with debate and controversy, as with most anything that deals with such a complex system of rules and principles meant to govern the relations between states and other institutional subjects, such as the United Nations or the European Union.

Because scholarship in this field is so bound up with diplomacy, the vast array of potentially relevant material that appears on the free web can overwhelm even the savviest scholars. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, records of court decisions, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them. In this situation what is most needed is expert guidance. Researchers at all levels need tools that help them filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries

The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a plenary session in 2014.

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine.

From the Future Medicine website for the journal:

“3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of making a 3D object from a digital file. 3D printing has been in use for several years in certain areas such as manufacturing, and the aerospace and automotive industries. Excitingly, 3D printing, and the related field of 3D bioprinting, is now being used in increasingly advanced ways in healthcare, allowing new levels of precision, personalization and cost efficiency.

“Published by Future Medicine, the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine (ISSN: 2059-4755) is a peer-reviewed, print and electronic journal poised at the brink of an exciting new era in healthcare. Encompassing all aspects of bioprinting and 3D printing of relevance to medicine, the journal provides a forum for research, review and commentary in a fast-moving, inter-disciplinary research area.

“Key topics covered include:

  • 3D printing and bioprinting as they relate to:
    • Implants and prosthetics
    • Medical devices and device components, such as hearing aids, dental implants and surgical implements
    • Surgical guides
    • Tissue engineering
    • Organ replacement
    • Biological materials for drug and toxicity screening
    • Pharmaceutical research and fabrication
  • Regulatory and safety issues
  • Development of 3D printing equipment and technology
  • Patent and copyright issues
  • Health economics

“Spanning many fields, including biomedical engineering, medical devices, tissue engineering and biomaterials, the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine presents key data and opinions as they emerge. Unsolicited article proposals are welcomed and authors are required to comply fully with the journal’s Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Policy as well as major publishing guidelines, including ICMJE and GPP3.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart it. It is important to choose the option to delete ‘Everything’ (Firefox), from ‘the beginning of time’ (Chrome), or any equivalent time span in the browser you are using, in order for this to be effective
  • Try using a different browser entirely.
  • Perform a complete browser refresh/reset (for example using Firefox instructions here). This will reset the browser to factory settings and users may not want to do this if they use add-ons on their browser as they may lose stored passwords and data.
  • Locate the resource on a publisher’s site and access it via Shibboleth/institutional login (if you need any assistance with this please contact us using the form here)

Migration to New Worlds, Module 2 – Extension of trial access

Trial access to the Migration to New Worlds, Module 2 archive has been extended to 30 September 2017.

This extension will give Cambridge further opportunity to examine the Module’s contents.

We would be grateful for any feedback you can send us on your experience of this archive.  Please send your feedback on this trial to Rachel Rowe, Smuts Librarian for South Asian and Commonwealth Studies, email:  Thank you

The Migration to New Worlds resource is accessible via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

Module 1 of Migration to New Worlds was acquired by JISC Collections for the nation in 2015.  Module 2 is entitled “The Modern Era” and begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict.

The original notice of this trial can be found here.

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music


From the Erudit platform for the journal:

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music / Intersections : revue canadienne de musique, formerly Canadian University Music Review / Revue de musique des universités canadiennes, a bilingual journal, was founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society. As the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research, it is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.

The current focus of the journal is in large part upon the traditional fields of music scholarship and research, but studies in popular music and culture are playing a greater role in the journal’s output.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit platform,from 2005 to present.

Access Intersections.Canadian Journal of Music via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Etudes Litteraires

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ETUDES LITTERAIRES

From the Erudit platform for the journal:

Études littéraires a été fondée en 1968 par une équipe de professeurs du Département des Littératures de l’Université Laval pour diffuser la recherche effectuée au sein de ce département et pour lui permettre d’entrer en dialogue avec des collègues d’ailleurs. Comme le Département des Littératures réunit de nombreux secteurs allant des études classiques aux littératures québécoises et canadiennes en passant par les littératures française, anglaise, allemande, hispanique, le théâtre et le cinéma, il va de soi que la revue a couvert dès le départ le champ de la littérature générale et s’est voulue ouverte à l’interdisciplinarité

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit(Freely Accessible) platform from 1968 to 2013.

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

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