New E-Resource – Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers

We are very pleased to announce that the Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (Premium Collection) is now available to Cambridge University members.

The Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection includes publications from the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. It provides unique insights into the history of individual countries across this dynamic region, as well as broad viewpoints on key historic events from the late nineteenth century through the present.

Researchers will find a wealth of unique content from the Middle East and North Africa, much of which has never been digitized or available as open access material. Content in this collection is predominantly in Arabic, but also includes key titles in English and French. Subscribing institutions also receive access to five in-copyright titles from the region: al-Akhbār (الاخبار, Lebanon, 2006-2019), al-Dustūr (الدستور, Jordan, 1967-2000), al-Jumhūrīyah (الجمهورية, Egypt, 1962-1986), al-Riyāḍ (الرياض, Saudi Arabia, 1972-1996), and Filasṭīn (فلسطين, Israel/Palestine, 1956-1967).

This collection is also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers Premium Collection- Trial access

Trial access to Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers Premium Collection is available to 21 May 2022 for Cambridge University members.

Please tell us about your use of this resource and if you want continued access to it via this feedback form.

From the publisher website:

“From the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have stood at the crossroads of history. The Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection includes publications from across this dynamic region, providing unique insights into the history of individual countries, as well as broad viewpoints on key historic events from the late nineteenth century through the present.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

 

 

New E-Resource : Arab Digest

We are pleased to announce that Cambridge University members now have access to Arab Digest via this direct link.

​​From the publisher website:

Events in the Middle East and North Africa are highly complex and fast-moving. Arab Digest  provides high quality information, a discerning news filter and expert analysis suitable for business leaders, diplomatic strategy, academia and journalism.

Arab Digest is centered on a core membership many of whom contribute their regional experience or expertise for circulation. They include decision-makers in business and politics, people in the British FCDO and other foreign ministries, plus a number retired from those sectors or from diplomacy, MI6 or the CIA. Business members who depend on Arab Digest for regional analysis include blue-chip names such as Barclays, HSBC, BP, Chevron and BAE. Arab Digest is read by numerous members of the British House of Lords and House of Commons, as well as European, US, Arab and Turkish leaders, OPEC, the IEA and IFC. Other recipients include individuals serving in the military and a number of European, American and Arab embassies. Mainstream media recipients include the BBC, Economist, Associated Press, Washington Post and others, as well as a number of more specialised magazines, freelance journalists, filmmakers and authors. In academia Arab Digest goes to senior figures at many leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Princeton, Rice, KCL, Berkeley, Harvard, SOAS and AUB. Think tanks include Chatham House, IFRI in Paris, the Council on Foreign Relations and others in Washington, New York, Europe and the Gulf.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

From the Indiana University Press website:

Founded in 1976 (as the Turkish Studies Association Bulletin), each issue of the Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association contains the latest scholarship on the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey, and includes state of the field essays, book reviews and review articles that examine the wide ranging studies that cross disciplinary, national, ethnic, imperial, periodized, religious, geographic, and linguistic boundaries and take as their focus the diversity of peoples, influences, approaches, times, and regions that make up the Turkish and former Ottoman worlds.

“The Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association is published semiannually by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Middle East & Africa Database and Eurasia Atlantic Database

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the Middle East & Africa Database and Eurasia Atlantic Database from the Reference Corporation up to 11 November 2016.

Access to the Middle East & Africa Database is at this link:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://mida.referencecorp.com/

Access to the Eurasia Atlantic Database is at this link:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://eura.referencecorp.com/

We want to know what you think of this resource.  Is it useful to you; if so, in what way?  Please send us your thoughts and feedback by writing an email to: ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you!

The Middle East and Africa Database is a bibliographic and fulltext database that provides area coverage (especially for political development, social development, foreign policy, economic development, investment, oil and petrochemicals, trade and technological industries) for the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Arabs, Iranians, Turks and Africans worldwide, including in Europe and North and South America. The database is designed to provide easy bibliographic and fulltext access to journals, newspapers, conference proceedings, press releases, books, manuals, magazines, and ephemera.

The Eurasia Atlantic Database is a bibliographic and fulltext database that provides intensive area coverage (especially for economic development, investment, trade and technological industries) for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and lesser coverage to Western Europe. The database provides unusual historical depth for Soviet and WWII history, including diplomatic/historical documentation such as diplomatic papers and the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials in fulltext. All Reference databases are designed to provide easy bibliographic and fulltext access to journals, newspapers, conference proceedings, press releases, books, manuals, magazines, and ephemera.

The University Library subscribes to the print edition of the Middle East and Africa Database: “Middle East Abstracts and Index“.  The Library is interested in gaining an understanding from this trial of whether this tool is required in print form or online.  Thank you.

 

JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

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‘Syrian refugee’ by Bengin Ahmad (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.

Law, political science, and education content anchors the collection, and other titles in criminology and criminal justice, history,  social work, psychology, and sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the social sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, language and literature, and Middle East studies.

The collection will feature a minimum of 125 titles at completion, and appeals to both the academic and practitioner audiences.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

Journal of Arabian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Arabian Studies

'Dust storm in Saudi Arabia' by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr

‘Dust storm in Saudi Arabia’ by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“…the only journal focusing on the Arabian Peninsula, its surrounding waters, and their connections with the Western Indian Ocean (from West India to East Africa), from Antiquity to the present day. It covers a wide range of topics, in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. It presents the results of new observations and original research, providing authoritative information in an accessible way to appeal to the general reader as well as the specialist.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2011) to present.

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

Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize

Brill supports early-career scholars with the new Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize.

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing.

The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals.

The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree after 1 January 2011. Any eligible article should be full-length (8.000-12.000 words) and an original contribution to the field of Islamic and/or Middle East Studies. Each year the competition will be hosted by one of Brill’s journals. Die Welt des Islams has kindly agreed to host the 2014 competition.  Submissions should thus fit the scope of that journal. For more information on the journal and its scope, please visit this link.
Read more: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-announces-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-career-paper-prize