Arctic today

New on Databases A-Z : ARCTIC TODAY

Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going


From the  database website:

ArcticToday is the comprehensive news source reporting on the Arctic, from the Arctic.

An independent digital news site, ArcticToday partners with media organizations from around the circumpolar north, offering readers on-the-ground reporting, international news, features and community perspectives from one of the world’s fastest-changing regions.”

The University of Cambridge now has full access on and off campus to Arctic today via this link.

The title will be in iDiscover. It is listed in the eresources newspapers page and the newspapers libguide.


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ARCTIC





From the  journal website:

ARCTIC is a peer-reviewed, primary research journal that publishes the results of scientific research from all areas of circumpolar scholarship. Original scholarly papers in the physical, social, and biological sciences, humanities, engineering, and technology are included, as are book reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor, and profiles of significant people, places, or events of northern interest.

The journal is multidisciplinary; any manuscript submitted for publication should, therefore, be of potential appeal not only to specialists but also to readers whose principal interests do not coincide directly with the subject addressed in the paper.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1948 (volume 1) to present.

Access Arctic via the journal search or from the iDiscover record.

Journal of flood risk management

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : journal of flood risk management.

From the Wiley website for the journal:

Journal of flood risk management provides an international platform for knowledge sharing in all areas related to flood risk. Its explicit aim is to disseminate ideas across the range of disciplines where flood related research is carried out and it provides content ranging from leading edge academic papers to applied content with the practitioner in mind.

Readers and authors come from a wide background and include hydrologists, meteorologists, geographers, geomorphologists, conservationists, civil engineers, social scientists, policy makers, insurers and practitioners. They share an interest in managing the complex interactions between the many skills and disciplines that underpin the management of flood risk across the world.”

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

Access Journal of flood risk management via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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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.

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“The Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) and its predecessors (The Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society) have maintained continuous publication since 1878 except for the years of the Second World War. Originally produced by colonial administrators for an almost entirely expatriate readership, JMBRAS has evolved into the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with history, culture and society in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The journal, which appears twice yearly, serves an extensive local readership as well as a wide range of libraries throughout the world. Current issues are available electronically to academic libraries through Project MUSE, and older issues through JSTOR. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 83 (2010) to present.

Also available from volume 37 (1964) – volume 84 (2011) via JSTOR.

Access Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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New journal backfiles for the Physical Sciences

Cambridge University Library is delighted to announce the new acquisition of journal backfiles in the school of Physical Sciences. The titles are currently published by Wiley-Blackwell but were formerly published by Blackwell Publishing, University Presses, and institutes & associations of physical sciences.


 The Physical Science backfile collection features many of the earliest top-tier journals in their respective field, including several titles published on behalf of academic and professional societies. Nobel laureates such as Robert H. Grubbs, Elias J. Corey, Robert Burns Woodward and Roald Hoffmann, as well as early pioneers in their respective fields such as Ted Belytschko, Thomas J. R. Hughes and René de Borst are represented.

The titles included in the Physical Sciences are grouped by the following areas:


Chemistry Societies

Chemistry Societies II

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Geography and Development

Materials Science


The links above contain lists of the titles available in each of the subject areas together with EZProxy (off and on campus) URLs for direct access to the titles.

Together these subjects offer backfiles for 217 ejournals.

All the titles are listed in the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and will be retrievable in Library Search by mid-November 2014.



Why not browse some titles from the backfiles via the links on our new Pinterest board? Physical Sciences backfiles


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Historical geography

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Historical geography

Sample an article Negotiating Displacement during the Colonial and Early Independence Period along the Zambia-Mozambique Border

From the publisher’s website for the journal:

Historical Geography is an annual journal that publishes scholarly articles, book reviews, conference reports, and commentaries. The journal encourages an interdisciplinary and international dialogue among scholars, professionals, and students interested in geographic perspectives on the past. Concerned with maintaining historical geography’s ongoing intellectual contribution to social scientific and humanities-based disciplines, Historical Geography is especially committed to presenting the work of emerging scholars.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2000) to present.

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