LGBT databases available until 30th June 2020

The ProQuest LGBT Magazine Archive and the LGBT Thought and Culture database are available to access until 30th June 2020.

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LGBT Magazine Archive

A searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years.

The archives of magazines serving LGBT+ communities are of central importance for research into LGBT history, often being the principal sources for the documentation of gay cultures, lives, and events. Researchers consulting these publications may trace the history and evolution of myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, including legal contexts, health, lifestyle, politics, social attitudes, activism, gay rights, and arts/literature. Despite the value of these publications for research, however, locating the backfiles in print format has been difficult for researchers as they have not typically been collected by libraries.

The archives of 26 leading but previously hard-to-find magazines are included in LGBT Magazine Archive, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type. Crucially, the complete backfile of The Advocate is made available digitally for the first time. The oldest surviving continuously published US title of its type (having launched in 1967), it is the periodical of record for information about the LGBT community; it has charted the key developments in LGBT history and culture for over 50 years. As one of the very few LGBT titles to pre-date the 1969 Stonewall riots, it spans the history of the gay rights movement.

LGBT Thought and Culture

is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community with content including selections from The National Archives in Kew, materials collected by activist and publisher Tracy Baim from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, the Magnus Hirschfeld and Harry Benjamin collections from the Kinsey Institute, periodicals such as En la Vida and BLACKlines, select rare works from notable LGBT publishers including Alyson Books and Cleis Press, as well as mainstream trade and university publishers.

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Bloomsbury subject collections : available until 30th June

Until 30th June 2020 eight Bloomsbury collections are available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education.

Bloomsbury Cultural History

Offering exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury’s ground-breaking Cultural Histories series alongside an extensive eBook collection and primary sources from leading global institutions

Bloomsbury Design Library

Gives comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day.

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Offers systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world.

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers

Features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought.

Bloomsbury Food Library

Providing an extensive collection of food content, Bloomsbury Food Library offers students, researchers, and scholars an unprecedented insight into this diverse field of study.

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

Offers a global perspective on this rich field of study, bringing together high quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and object images in a one-stop digital resource that will open up the medieval world.

Bloomsbury Popular Music

A unique source of scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context.

Porn Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Porn Studies

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.

“Porn Studies is an interdisciplinary journal informed by critical sexuality studies and work exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability. It focuses on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world. Because pornography studies are still in their infancy we are also interested in discussions that focus on theoretical approaches, methodology and research ethics. Alongside articles, the journal includes a forum devoted to shorter observations, developments, debates or issues in porn studies, designed to encourage exchange and debate.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access Porn Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies.

From the Berghan website for the journal:

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

“The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (2002) to present.

Access Sibirica via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or from this link.

Twentieth Century China

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Twentieth Century China.

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

Twentieth-Century China, a refereed scholarly journal, publishes new research on China’s long twentieth century. Articles in the journal engage significant historiographic or interpretive issues and explore both continuities of the Chinese experience across the century and specific phenomena and activities within the Chinese cultural, political, and territorial sphere—including the Chinese diaspora—since the final decades of the Qing. Comparative empirical and/or theoretical studies rooted in Chinese experience sometimes extend to areas outside China, as well. The journal encompasses a wide range of historical approaches in its examination of twentieth-century China: among others, social, cultural, intellectual, political, economic, and environmental. Founded as a newsletter in 1975, Twentieth-Century China has grown into one of the leading English-language journals in the field of Chinese history.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Project Muse platform from volume 33 (2007) to present.

Access Twentieth Century China via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Revista Hispanica Moderna

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Revista Hispanica Moderna.

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From the Ovid website for the journal:

“Founded in 1934 as Boletín del Instituto de las Españas at Columbia University, Revista Hispánica Moderna has been regarded since as one of the most distinguished international venues for academic research in Spanish. RHM is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal committed to the dissemination of outstanding scholarship on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literary and cultural studies. It publishes essays and book reviews in Spanish, English, or Portuguese on the full spectrum of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultural production in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and in all historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present..”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 60 (2007) to present.

Access Revista Hispanica Moderna via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

This title is also available from volume 1 (1934) to 3 years ago from JSTOR at this link.

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Journal of Austrian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Austrian Studies.

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From the journal website:

The Journal of Austrian Studies is an interdisciplinary quarterly that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the history and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the Habsburg territory. It is the flagship publication of the Austrian Studies Association and contains contributions in German and English from the world’s premiere scholars in the field of Austrian studies. The journal highlights scholarly work that draws on innovative methodologies and new ways of viewing Austrian history and culture. Although the journal was renamed in 2012 to reflect the increasing scope and diversity of its scholarship, it has a long lineage dating back over a half century as Modern Austrian Literature and, prior to that, The Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 45 (2012) to present.

Access Journal of Austrian Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

The preceding journal, Modern Austrian Literature, is available from 1968-2011 on JSTOR from this link. From 1963 to 1967 the journal is available with the title Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association and is available from JSTOR via this link.

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Hispanofila

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Hispanofila.

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From the Project Muse website for the journal:

“Hispanófila, a journal that accepts essays on any literary, linguistic, or cultural topic dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, appears three times a year. Articles may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Only work that has not been previously published is considered for publication with Hispanófila. The journal, founded by Professor Alva V. Ebersole, was brought to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 151 (2008) to present.

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

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Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies.

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From the Ovid website for the journal:

The Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS) is a peer-reviewed semiannual journal sponsored by the Khaldunia Centre for Historical Research in Lahore, Pakistan. The journal aims to develop critical ideas on less explored and innovative themes in social, cultural, art, architectural, political, and economic histories. Scholars engaged with current historical debates about any region and period can submit articles on a particular theme thus initiating a dialogue on theoretical and methodological issues. PJHS publishes reviews on significant new publications on the theme of the issue. By moving beyond the dualistic discourse on secularism vs theocracy, capitalism vs communism, traditionalism vs modernism, colonialism vs postcolonialism, meta-narrative vs micro-narrative, and so on, each issue aims to promote rigorous scholarship helpful in understanding our past and its contradictions.”

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

Access Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies  via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Heritage & Society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Heritage & Society

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From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Heritage & Society is a global, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarly, professional, and community reflection on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on contemporary society. We seek to examine the current social roles of collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management, public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts such as authenticity, significance, and value.

“The journal provides an engaging forum about tangible and intangible heritage for those who work with international and governmental organizations, academic institutions, private heritage consulting and CRM firms, and local, associated, and indigenous communities. With a special emphasis on social science approaches and an international perspective, the journal will facilitate lively, critical discussion and dissemination of practical data among heritage professionals, planners, policymakers, and community leaders.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2008) to present.

Access Heritage & Society  via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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