Springer Mathematics and Statistics Archive

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge University Libraries has acquired the Springer Mathematics and Statistics Archive in perpetuity. 

The yellow Springer maths books are a striking feature of any library, and this acquisition gives us access to the complete back catalogue from the 1800s up until 2005. Our analysis of Springer electronic books usage showed that at least half the books requested are for this older material.

This collection includes both the Grundlehren series, arguably one of the most important sources in early 20th century mathematics, and the influential Ergebnisse series from the 1930s. 

The archive also contains the entire series of Lecture Notes in Mathematics, the production of this series revolutionised mathematics publishing by introducing camera-ready printing of typewritten manuscripts thus speeding up the dissemination of mathematics. 

Applied Mathematical Sciences monographs is also included, and contains many of Springer’s most cited mathematics books. 

It is possible for readers to request a ‘print on demand’ soft-backed version of any the volumes contained in the collection for £24.99.

We are sure that this purchase will bring a very real benefit to mathematicians and other scientists working in the University of Cambridge.

You can access the 7,000+ titles via iDiscover or as a collection through the Cambridge University Libraries A-Z or direct at this link.

New e-resource: British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS): Collections on the advancement of science 1830-1970

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS): Collections on the advancement of science 1830-1970 is now available to for members of the University of Cambridge to access.

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) was founded in 1831. The Association was created to promote the advancement of science in all its aspects. Its main aim was to improve the perception of science and scientists in the UK.

Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830-1970)

The BAAS archive from Wiley Digital Archives contains an aggregation of collections from the BAAS and from archival collections related to the BAAS, contributed by various institutions across the United Kingdom.

The BAAS Collection

The BAAS collection documents the efforts of the British scientific community to establish science as a professional activity and make Britain into a globally competitive centre for science.

Many of the prominent names of British science since the early 19th century are associated with the BAAS. These include past Presidents such as William Ramsay; Norman Lockyer; John Scott Burden Sanderson; Albert, Prince Consort; Charles Lyell; William Fairbairn; Thomas Henry Huxley; and Oliver Lodge.

The BAAS collection contains a broad collection of document types: reports, manuscript materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures and catalogues; field reports and minutes; annual reports.

WDA: BAAS includes reports; fieldnotes, correspondence and diaries; grey literature; photographs, artwork and illustrations; journal manuscripts; photographs; proceedings, lectures, and ephemera.

The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas, and supports educational needs in a broad range of subjects and disciplines including the History of Science, Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Mathematics; Engineering; Area Studies; Colonial, Post-Colonial & Decolonisation Studies; Development Studies; Environmental Degradation; Historical Sociology; Geology; International Relations; Trade and Commerce, and Law and Policy relating to Science.

Text taken from the Wiley platform.

Photo by Clive Kim from Pexels

Journal of Complex Networks

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : JOURNAL OF COMPLEX NETWORKS.


From the journal homepage:

“The Journal of Complex Networks publishes original articles and reviews with a significant contribution to the analysis and understanding of complex networks and its applications in diverse fields. Complex networks are loosely defined as networks with nontrivial topology and dynamics, which appear as the skeletons of complex systems in the real-world. The journal covers everything from the basic mathematical, physical and computational principles needed for studying complex networks to their applications leading to predictive models in molecular, biological, ecological, informational, engineering, social, technological and other systems. “



Now available to the University of Cambridge volume 1 (2013) to present.

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

Process Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Process Studies.


From the PDC website for the journal:

Process Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that may be defined as referring primarily, although not exclusively, to the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and his intellectual associates, most notably Charles Hartshorne. With this focus, Process Studies seeks to explore process thought more broadly as it appears in related philosophies and theologies and to apply the Whiteheadian conceptuality to other fields, such as aesthetics, biology, cosmology, economics, ethics, history of religions, literary criticism, mathematics, political thought, psychology, physics, social science and sociology. The journal is published by the Center for Process Studies.”

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

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

Image credit: ‘Principia mathematica’ by A. N. Whitehead and Bertrand Russell – classmark S348.b.91.1-3 (3 vols), available to order in the West Room at Cambridge University Library.

Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: Upgraded to Full Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: upgraded to the full collection.



The subscription to the Taylor and Francis Journal Collection has been upgraded by adding the Science & Technology Library to the Social Science & Humanities Library, providing access to about 350 extra titles in the fields of engineering, computer science, environment and agriculture, mathematics, statistics and physics.

For a list of titles included in the Science and Technology Library please click here.

The new collection includes a number of journals which have been recommended for purchase in the last year, including:

The Full Collection includes most journals published by Taylor and Francis, but some titles which are not part of a collection are not covered. Newly published journals will not be automatically included either.

Access titles from the Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z.


Lecture Notes in Mathematics archive

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library and the University Library are pleased to announce the University of Cambridge now has access to the entire archive of the Springer series Lecture Notes in Mathematics back to 1964.

Lecture Notes in Mathematics is an essential resource providing access to new developments in all areas of mathematics and their applications. The type of material covered includes research monographs, and slightly more unusually and more difficult to source, Lectures, on a new field or presentations of a new angle in a classical field, and reports of intensive courses on topics of current research.

Access the Lecture notes in mathematics backfile via this link or via the eresources@cambridge A-Z.  Records for the individual monographs and lectures will be available in LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ mid-month.

Polyhedron models by fdecomite on Flickr.

Duke Mathematical Journal backfile

New e-journal backfile access: Duke Mathematical Journal (DMJ100)

Published since its inception in 1935 by Duke University Press, the Duke Mathematical Journal is one of the world’s leading mathematical journals. In 2013, the Institute for Scientific Information awarded DMJ an impact factor of 1.724, making it one of the top ten journals in the field. DMJ emphasizes the most active and influential areas of current mathematics.

Access the Duke Mathematical Journal via this link.

Nobel Prize-winner John F. Nash whose Nobel seminar the DMJ published and for whom the DMJ published an honorary volume.

Journal of Topology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Topology.


From the Oxford University Press website for the journal:

“The Journal of Topology publishes papers of high quality and significance in topology, geometry and adjacent areas of mathematics. Interesting, important and often unexpected links connect topology and geometry with many other parts of mathematics.”


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

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

Image credits: ‘Figure Eight’ by Clay Shonkwller on Flichr – https://flic.kr/p/hAUSfX