SAGE Research Methods Online : Video, Cases, & Datasets – trial extended to 14 March 2021

Trial access to the Video, Cases, and Datasets collections on the SAGE Research Methods Online platform has been extended to 14 March 2021.

Access is enabled via the Cambridge Libraries Eresources A-Z or directly via this link.

For a nifty neat introduction to the video, cases & datasets see the LibGuide on SRMO and the guide’s individual pages on the video, cases and datasets. There is a User guide and content lists available here.

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SAGE Research Methods Online : Video, Cases, & Datasets – trial access

Trial access has been enabled for Cambridge University to the Video, Cases, and Datasets collections on the SAGE Research Methods Online platform until 28 February 2021.

Access is enabled via any device accessing via a VPN connection to the University Data Network (see here for VPN service from the UIS) or via the link provided here or via the Cambridge University Libraries A-Z link on this page. UPDATE – SAGE has enabled access via Shibboleth successfully.

For a nifty neat introduction to the video, cases & datasets see the LibGuide on SRMO and the guide’s individual pages on the video, cases and datasets. There is a User guide and content lists available here.

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

New eresource : SAGE Research Methods Foundations

The Sage Research Methods Foundations platform is available to use following a trial of access.

SAGE Research Methods Foundations provides a concise introduction to methods and research terms for those who are new to research in general or to that particular method. While a general search can provide an overwhelming number of results, SAGE Research Methods Foundations offers a targeted list of entries to guide users through the content. The navigation menu puts the entry in context, so users can easily find more general topics related to a method or continue on to more specific sub-topics. Each entry will give users a general understanding of the topic and help them focus their search for additional content if they wish to dive deeper.

The hundreds of entries—written by a renowned international roster of methods experts—cover qualitative and quantitative methods, key research studies, and profiles of important researchers. Foundation Entries cover the history, development, and debates around the major topics in research methods, and each Foundation Entry is related to supportive entries, as well as Pioneers in each field. These biographical entries evaluate the lasting contributions of both classic figures and lesser-known researchers whose work had gone unrecognized, including female and ethnic minority scholars.

Content & Features
  • Dynamic site architecture guides users through content
  • Entries are grouped into thematic series
  • Newly commissioned content covers hundreds of methods and research concepts, including key studies and profiles of key figures in research
  • What’s Next tool guides users through a natural progression through concepts based on what they’ve already viewed
  • Content is connected to the Methods Map


Periodicals Archive Online (complete) : access until 31st May 2020

Complete access to Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) is available until 31st May 2020 in addition to our perpetual access of the JISC colecltions within PAO.

Please send any feedback you have about this archive via the online form.

Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.

Providing access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online.

Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 700 journals comprising more than 3 million articles and 15 million article pages. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, to give undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a growing collection of key journals in the humanities and social sciences.

All of the journals in Periodicals Archive Online are of significant value to scholars. Whilst the majority of titles are peer-reviewed academic journals, a number of carefully selected publications are included that were not originally scholarly in nature but now represent essential research material.

Newspapers, journals composed entirely of pictorial matter and journals that are indexes (i.e. abstracts, current contents services or bibliographies) are not considered. Monograph series may be included, however.

ProQuest databases : access until 30th June 2020

Access is available until 30th June to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, ProQuest Central, and Academic Video Online.

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


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.


ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.


Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press journals : access until 24th September 2020

We have access to the Bristol University Press and Policy Press journals available on the Ingenta Connect platform until 24th September 2020.

If you would like to send feedback about these titles you can do so via the online form.

Bristol University Press strives to publish world-class scholarship that advances theory, knowledge and learning within and beyond academia.

This exciting new university press questions the status quo, disrupts current thinking and reframes ideas in a global context.

Areas of interest for Bristol University Press include:

  • Politics and International Relations
  • Economics and Society
  • Human Geography
  • Law
  • Business and Management

    “Policy Press are dedicated to publishing that counts and serves a wider purpose, producing books with care and craftsmanship. They publish on subjects where other publishers don’t go. And their books make a difference.”

    Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, author of Injustice

    Areas of interest for Policy Press include:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Work
    • Health Policy and Social Care
    • Education
    • Poverty

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.

New e-resource : Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

Following a recommendation for access we can now announce that the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education is now available to members of the University of Cambridge.

“As a field of study, education draws widely from other disciplines while constituting a discourse all its own. It is simultaneously a field of study, a set of social and professional practices, and a range of social institutions. Educational researchers are concerned with the purposes of education, how people learn, the implications of various ways of teaching, the pedagogical and social effects of organizational and institutional arrangements, and ultimately with improvement in all these. They examine education’s relation to and effect upon culture, socialization, politics, national and international development, social change, social maintenance, and conflict. Educational researchers study informal learning, public pedagogies, technologies, social problems and social contexts. They are also charged with sorting out various schemes to improve effectiveness and efficiency, distinguishing between fad and improvement, hype and substance.

“The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education will be the authoritative resource for those who wish to understand this complex field of inquiry and endeavor. Education is one of the largest fields of study across the globe. It is of concern to citizens and parents, politicians and policymakers, educators and scholars. The ORE of Education provides thorough and balanced syntheses of what is known, what is disputed, and what is in progress in education research. The syntheses will be gateways to new domains of inquiry, providing provocative ideas and incisive critiques as well as addressing the broad controversies that mark education. The ORE of Education will be the singular resource for access to all that is known and all that is being thought in and about education.

“The digital format of the ORE of Education enables continuously revisable articles so that there will be minimal lag between primary research and the syntheses provided in the Encyclopedia. It is a resource that invites repeated perusal. As a born-digital resource, the Encyclopedia is able to offer multimedia content both in terms of providing substantive videos and audio recordings as well as cross-links that are embedded so that readers can follow a point across the ORE of Education, Oxford University Press’s other scholarly resources, and the wider literature to discern novel connections or digressions. The ORE of Education enables the development of definitive understandings as well as the creative exploration of ideas.”

George W. Noblit, PhD
Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education is available to access via the Databases A-Z and iDiscover (from 1st April).


Trial access to Oxford Research Encyclopaedias

Trial access is now enabled up to 30 November 2019 for the following disciplines from Oxford Research Encyclopaedias:

African History
American History
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Natural Hazard Science
Asian History
Environmental Science
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Climate Science
International Studies
Latin American History
Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Education

The University of Cambridge has trial access from today to 30 November 2019 to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Education.

Access the resource here:

With over 140 articles and summaries available, the ORE provides in-depth overviews of the major areas of research and will continue to grow with the field over time.

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