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.

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Journal of Geographical Information Science

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mailbox 824 by Sam Javanrouh on Flickr

From the Taylor and Francis website for the journal:

“The aim of this interdisciplinary and international journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of original ideas, approaches, methods and experiences in the rapidly growing field of geographical information science (GIScience). It is intended to interest those who research fundamental and computational issues of geographic information as well as issues related to the design, implementation and use of geographical information for monitoring, prediction, and decision making. Published research covers innovations in GIScience and novel applications of GIScience in natural resources, social systems and the built environment, and relevant developments in computer science, cartography, surveying, geography and engineering in both developed and developing countries.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 11 (1997) to present. Also available from volume 1 (1987) – volume 10 (1996) under the formaer title International Journal of Geographical Information Systems. Full holdings can be accessed by searching for either title.

Access International Journal of Geographical Information Science via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Migration Letters

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Migration Letters: an international journal of migration studies.

emigration and immigration

“Emigration and Immigration” by Psycho Delia on Flickr

From the website for this journal:

an international leading scholarly journal for researchers,
students, scholars who investigate human migration as well as practitioners and quick dissemination of research in the field through its letter type format enabling concise sharing of short accounts of research, debates, case studies, book reviews and viewpoints in this multidisciplinary field of social sciences.

The journal is published 3 times a year and is now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2004) to present.

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