JSTOR collections available until 30th June 2023 (Lives of Literature, Security Studies, Sustainability Arts & Sciences XV)

Our access to the JSTOR collections that have been made available during the Covid-19 pandemic will continue until 30th June 2023.

All of our JSTOR databases are listed in the A-Z Databases.

Please send your feedback about these collections via the online form.

Arts & Sciences Collection XV

Collection XV has been added to our library in addition to collections I to XIV that are already available to us. A title list for this collection is available here. Now, when you search the JSTOR platform, you will have full text access to all of the collections.

Lives of Literature

JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.

A complete title list is available to view here.

Security Studies

Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.

Sustainability

Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

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Scientific Study of Literature

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Scientific Study of Literature

From the John Benjamins website:

“Literature has an important role in human culture. Broadly interpreted, literature is defined as all cultural artefacts that make use of literary devices, such as narrativity, metaphoricity, symbolism. Its manifestations include novels, short stories, poetry, theatre, film, television, and, more recently, digital forms such as hypertext storytelling. Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) publishes empirical studies that apply scientific stringency to cast light on the structure and function of literary phenomena.

“Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) is the official journal of IGEL (the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature).”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 10 (2020) to present.

Access the Scientific Study of Literature via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2012) to present.

From the Ingenta Connect website for the journal:

The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (JICMS) is a fully peer reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.”

Access Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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JSTOR collections available until 30th June 2022 (Lives of Literature, Security Studies, Sustainability Arts & Sciences XV)

We have access to 4 further JSTOR collections until 30th June 2022.

Please send your feedback about these collections via the online form.

Lives of Literature

JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.

A complete title list is available to view here.

Security Studies

Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.

Sustainability

Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

Arts & Sciences Collection XV

Collection XV has been added to our library in addition to collections I to XIV that are already available to us. A title list for this collection is available here. Now, when you search the JSTOR platform, you will have full text access to all of the collections.

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British Library 19th Century Collection now freely accessible on Historical Texts

The British Library 19th Century Collection is now freely available to search on the JISC Historical Texts platform.

We do not have a direct link to the collection on Historical Texts, but you can use this link https://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/results?collection=bl&size=120 to browse the collection using the Advanced Search function.

In partnership with Microsoft, the British Library has digitised, and made freely available under Public Domain Mark, over 60,000 volumes (around 25 million pages) of out of copyright 18th & 19th century texts. Items within this collection cover a wide range of subject areas including geography, philosophy, history, poetry and literature and are published in a variety of languages.

A title list for the collection is available to download.

This presentation given by Adrian Edwards, Lead Curator Printed Historical Sources, provides an overview of the selection process that shaped this digitisation.

Titles in the collection include:

Wives and daughters. An every-day story … With eighteen illustrations by George Du Maurier. volume 1 and volume 2 by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Nautical Gazetteer; or, Dictionary of maritime geography, etc. by Henry Hurst, etc.

Notes of a Two Years Residence in Italy by Hamilton Gaele

Descriptive and historical notices of some remarkable Northumbrian Castles, Churches and Antiquities, in a series of visits to the ruined Priory of Finchale, the Abbey Church of Hexham, etc. With biographical notices of eminent persons. Series 1. by William Sidney Gibson

New e-resources: Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Authored by the experts, Oxford Research Encylcopedia articles deliver in-depth thinking & analysis of a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and on emerging themes in the sciences.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Cambridge University members now have access online to all the OREs published.

The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Cambridge University now has access to all the OREs which currently comprise the following subjects: African history; American history; Anthropology; Asian history; Business & Management; Climate science; Communication; Criminology and Criminal justice; Economics and finance; Education; Social work; Environmental science; Global public health; International studies; Latin American history; Linguistics; Literature; Natural hazard science; Neuroscience; Physics; Planetary science; Politics; Psychology; Religion.

These online encyclopaedias have been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.

CounterText

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :

CounterText

From the Edinburgh University Press website:

CounterText is uniquely centred on the study of literature and its 21st-century extensions. Is literature what it used to be? Are the broader resonances of the literary being overtaken in the drifts towards image cultures, digital spaces, globalisation and technoscientific advances? Or might the literary simply be elsewhere? CounterText seeks and commissions contributions that explore this fluid ‘post-literary’ reality in its various forms and challenges.

“For CounterText, the post-literary is the domain in which any artefact that might have some claim on the literary appears. Inevitably, most of these artefacts will conform to familiar manifestations of the literary, doing little to reconfigure cultural givens and accepted notions of textuality. However, the post-literary domain also allows for vital and challenging migrations and mutations of the literary. Such artefacts might be called ‘countertextual’. The countertextual is strategic, energetic, metamorphic and revelatory of the charged evolutions and radical transformations of the literary today.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.

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

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JSTOR collections available until 31st December 2020 (Struggles for Freedom South Africa, World Heritage Sites, Lives of Literature, Security Studies, Sustainability)

We have access to 6 further JSTOR collections until 31st December 2020.

Please send your feedback about these collections via the online form.

Aluka : Struggles for Freedom Southern Africa

The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

Aluka : World Heritage Sites Africa

World Heritage Sites: Africa is a versatile collection of more than 86,000 objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage and rock art sites.

It offers more than 86,000 objects in 30 sub-collections, providing visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites.

Lives of Literature

JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.

A complete title list is available to view here.

Security Studies

Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.

Sustainability

Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

Arts & Sciences Collection XV

Collection XV has been added to our library in addition to collections I to XIV that are already available to us. A title list for this collection is available here. Now, when you search the JSTOR platform, you will have full text access to all of the collections.

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ProQuest One Literature

DATABASE UPGRADE :  lion : ProQuest ONE LITERATURE

Proquest one literature

 

Three Million Citations and Growing

The destination for all aspects of literature research, teaching and learning

Literary research, teaching and learning is evolving in exciting ways. Scholars are stepping beyond the Western canon to analyze diverse and lesser-known voices. Faculty are tapping multiple formats, like audio and video, to create immersive experiences for their students.

Developed in collaboration with faculty, scholars and librarians leading the call for a comprehensive literature resource, ProQuest One Literature is now the destination for all aspects of literature research, teaching and learning.

A discipline-specific user experience offers scholars and students a path to understand and interpret authors, movements and diverse points of view, and expert indexing brings disparate formats and literary content together to support the unique needs of literary researchers.

This is an upgrade from the Literature Online (LION) resource

The study of literature is evolving–and it’s time for a modern approach to support it.

  • Multi-Format & Varied Content: primary texts, full-text journals, historic literary criticism, videos, dissertations, eBooks and more
  • Diversity: a focus on diversity—black and global writers supports diversity in scholarship, bringing different perspective to researchers & students
  • Community:  A product of the community, for the community.  Informed by collaboration with respected advisors, development partners and product early adopters
  • Discipline User Experience: an experience centered around authors, movements and works help users frame and interpret their research topics. A literature user experience highlights varied content types across criticism, primary works, reference, dissertations, video and more

Help with using this resources can be found at http://proquest.libguides.com/pq1lit

Access  ProQuest One Literature the Databases A-Z, or via the direct links at the top of this post.

ProQuest One Literature : trial access

The University of Cambridge has trial access to ProQuest One Literature until 31 March 2020 via this link:

https://trials.proquest.com/access?token=amBfniMbfVbIUOhjVsBFywCDB

Please tell us what you think of this database using the feedback form here.  Thank you.

ProQuest One Literature contains LION, the Black Writing Collection, World Literature Collection and Historic Literary Criticism as well as a host of additional content and the ABELL indexing service.

ProQuest One Literature offers:

  • Diverse and Rich Content: Rare and hard-to-find texts from black and world writers introduces new perspectives.
  • Multi-format Varied Content: Full-text journals, literary criticism, videos, dissertations, ebooks, primary texts, and more.
  • Discipline Experience: User experience centered on the three essentials of literary research—works, authors and movements—with expert indexing that brings varied content types together.
  • Ever-Growing: Content will continue to grow to support literary students, teachers, and scholars.
  • Community Centric: Collaboration with the library and faculty advisory groups makes a resource of the community for the community.