Migration to New Worlds, Module 2 trial access

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the second module of Migration to New Worlds until 31 August 2017.

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

Please send your feedback on this trial to Rachel Rowe, Smuts Librarian for South Asian and Commonwealth Studies, email: rmr29@cam.ac.uk.  Thank you

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.

This later chapter of the migration story is brought to life through organisational papers, providing detailed insight into the daily running of services for new immigrants (particularly in the United States); government correspondence and pamphlets encouraging immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada; oral histories, objects and accounts documenting key personal reflections on European migration experiences and correspondence, scrapbooks and journals outlining colonisation schemes in New Zealand and the United States.


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America is required to declassify all records after a period of 25 years. These documents have been made available online in the CREST archive. 

Over 12 million pages have been made available as full text in electronic format. It has only been possible to view these records online from January 2017, previously access was only available on site the National Archives in Maryland.

The CREST collection covers a myriad of topics, such as the early CIA history, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Berlin Tunnel project, the Korean War, and the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. The documents also extensively address developments on terrorism, as well as worldwide military and economic issues.

The CREST Archive is freely accessible and can be used by anyone.

For a more detailed search you may want to use the U.S. Declassified Documents Online (USDDO) database by Gale. USDDO offers access to over 600,000 pages of primary source information from presidential libraries, the Department of State, Department of Defense, CIA, FBI, United Nations, and National Security Council, amongst others. The documents cover the period 1900-2008.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online’s greatest value lies in the wealth of facts and insights that it provides in connection with the political, economic, and social conditions of the domestic U.S. and foreign countries. Materials as diverse as State
Department political analyses, White House confidential file materials, National Security Council policy statements, CIA intelligence memoranda, and much more offer unique insights into the inner workings of the U.S. government and world events in the twentieth and twenty-first century.

A modern interface allows researchers in foreign policy, public policy, international law and security, modern history, area studies, journalism, and more to easily locate and analyse records from numerous agencies and libraries

USDDO is provided by subscription and requires a Raven login for off-campus access.

Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie.

From the website for the journal:

“The Journal for Cultural Philosophy (Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, “ZKPh”) is dedicated to the interface between philosophy, cultural theory and history. It is a forum for writers who interpret the concept of culture as a genuine philosophical topic and who seek to investigate topics concerning problems or paradigmatical aspects of the philosophy of culture. Each volume deals with a special theme.”

To view the full text of an article you need to click on ‘Read’ above the ‘Abstract’ tab on the article page.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2007 to present.

Access Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Acadiensis.

From the Érudit website for the journal:

“Acadiensis was established in 1971 in order to promote the study of the history of Atlantic Canada. From the beginning, the region and its history have been broadly defined. The scope includes not only the territory of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces but also northern New England, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic as they impinge on the history of the region. Contributors have included historians (who account for the largest single group of authors) as well as specialists in historical geography, economic history, folklore, literature, political science, anthropology, sociology, law and other fields. Comparative studies dealing with more than one region are also welcome. Articles are accepted and published in either English or French.

“This publication is published twice annually, in the Spring and Autumn.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1971) to present.

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

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Scandinavian Studies


From the University of Illinois Press website for the journal:

“Scandinavian Studies, official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, focuses on the languages, cultures, and histories of the Nordic region, including the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It is an interdisciplinary journal spanning work in the humanities and social sciences, and as such serves as an outlet for original research in the languages, literatures, histories, cultures, and societies of the region, ranging from medieval to contemporary times.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the JSTOR Complete Current Scholarship Collection platform from volume 82, no. 1 (2010) to the present.

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

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Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française.

From the Erudit website for the journal:

La Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française est consacrée à l’histoire du Québec, du Canada français et de l’Amérique française. Cette définition inclut l’étude des relations avec d’autres groupements et les travaux de nature comparative. Les pages de la revue sont également ouvertes aux réflexions méthodologiques et théoriques sur l’histoire moderne et contemporaine. La revue publie des articles, des bilans historiographiques, des notes de recherche, des notes critiques et des comptes rendus, qui contribuent au progrès de la connaissance historique. À l’occasion, par exemple à la suite de congrès ou de colloques, elle peut éditer des numéros spéciaux thématiques. La revue ne publie que des textes en français.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit platform from volume 1, 1947 to the present.

Access Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of the Polynesian Society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the Polynesian Society

From the journal website:

Journal of the Polynesian Society [publishes] papers from a wide range of social, cultural, indigenous and historical disciplines on topics related to the past and present lives and cultures of peoples of Pacific/Oceanic heritage, including those of the traditional cultural areas of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. This includes submissions in the areas of social anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, history, museum and material culture studies, Māori and Pacific Studies, linguistics and biological anthropology. The Journal is published quarterly and includes main articles (typically between 7000-10,000 words), shorter communications (4000 words or less), correspondence and book reviews.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the journal website from volume 121 (2012) to present. Access from vol 1 (1892) to volume 122 (2013) from the JSTOR platform.

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

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