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.

Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile from Pexels

Photo ’15’ by Duncan C from Flickr.

British Archives Online : trial extended until 30th June 2020

British Archives Online have generously been made accessible to the University of Cambridge by Microform Academic Publishers until 30th June 2020.

Please send us your feedback about this, and any of our other trials, via the online form.

British Online Archives is one of the United Kingdom’s leading academic publishers.

The richness and diversity of BAO’s 89 collections (currently and growing) both for the study of British and global history is staggering and will provide an online library of great value to researchers at Cambridge.

The Archive hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

Whether you’re an individual interested in your family’s history, a librarian looking for ways to adapt in the digital age, or a professor in search of innovative teaching tools, we have something to meet your needs.

Newsbank databases : available until 30th June 2020

A number of newspaper databases have been made available on the Newsbank (Readex) platform for access until 30th June 2020.

Please send your feedback about these eresources via the form.

Collections included in our access are:

Evans Digital Edition (Web)

  • Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • From the bibliography by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol’s Supplement
  • Published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society

Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition (Web)

  • Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published during the early 19th century
  • From the bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker
  • Published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society

Rand Daily Mail, 1902-1985

Quintessential reporting on South Africa from the Boer Wars to the apartheid era

African Newspapers: The British Library Collection

More than 60 African historical newspapers from the nineteenth century

African Newspapers, 1800-1922

African Newspapers, Series II, 1835-1925

Explore African History and Culture during the 19th and 20th Centuries

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Historical Newspapers from South Asia
Explore South Asian History and Culture during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Latin American Newspapers (Series I)

Latin American Newspapers (Series II)

Historical Newspapers from Latin America
Explore Latin American History and Culture during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Digital Collection All Regions, 1941-1996

  • An archive of 20th Century news from around the world
  • Global views on United States foreign and domestic policy after World War II
  • Covers the Cold War, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and more

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees, 1941-1996

Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid-to-late 20th century

Pravda Archive: Global Perspectives, 1959-1996

Articles published by Pravda during the Cold War and the years immediately following, from 1959 to 1996, collected and translated into English by the CIA

Early European Books (15 collections(complete)) : access until 31st May 2020

Our access to the Early European Books collections has been extended to include all 15 collections until 31st May 2020.

Please send any feedback you have about the Early European Books collections to us via the online form.

Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources which also includes a number of items printed further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarians, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource opens the door to some of the world’s most significant holdings of early printed books.

All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, as do all pre-1701 works in European languages printed elsewhere. Early European Books builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials. Books in English or printed in the English-speaking world that are already represented in EEBO are nevertheless included in Early European Books where they form an integral element of library holdings made available for digital capture.

Early European Books offers full-colour, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artefacts.

Detailed descriptive bibliographic metadata accompanies each set of facsimile Document Images to support browsing and searching. Users of Early European Books are also provided with functionality that allows them to pinpoint particular images containing manuscript annotation and various kinds of non-textual printed matter including illustrations and maps.

Text taken from the ProQuest platform.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press journals : access until 24th September 2020

We have access to the Bristol University Press and Policy Press journals available on the Ingenta Connect platform until 24th September 2020.

If you would like to send feedback about these titles you can do so via the online form.

Bristol University Press strives to publish world-class scholarship that advances theory, knowledge and learning within and beyond academia.

This exciting new university press questions the status quo, disrupts current thinking and reframes ideas in a global context.

Areas of interest for Bristol University Press include:

  • Politics and International Relations
  • Economics and Society
  • Human Geography
  • Law
  • Business and Management

    “Policy Press are dedicated to publishing that counts and serves a wider purpose, producing books with care and craftsmanship. They publish on subjects where other publishers don’t go. And their books make a difference.”

    Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, author of Injustice

    Areas of interest for Policy Press include:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Work
    • Health Policy and Social Care
    • Education
    • Poverty

Archives Direct (National Archives online) : trial extended until 31 July 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access until 31 July 2020 to Archives Direct, via this link:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk/

Access is available via the link in the Cambridge Libraries A_Z of eresources.

 

Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew, the official archive of the United Kingdom. Containing diplomatic correspondence, letters, reports, surveys, material from newspapers, statistical analyses, published pamphlets, ephemera, military papers, profiles of prominent individuals, maps and many other types of document, it consists of the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the British state’s point of view — from the collection website

Apartheid South Africa

Confidential Print: Africa

Confidential Print: Latin America

Confidential Print: Middle East

Confidential Print: North America

Foreign Office Files for China

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Foreign Office Files for Japan

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East

Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia

The Nixon Years

Women in The National Archives, Kew

 

Oxford research encyclopedia of politics

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Oxford research encyclopedia of politics via this link

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://oxfordre.com/politics

The title will be in iDiscover and is listed in the Databases A-Z.

William R. Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of the ORE in Politics, writes:

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics facilitates connections, focuses on mechanisms, provides a sense of context and history, and helps identify research questions that can inform new research, whether in classic areas or emerging ones. Articles examine the evolution and/or structure of research programs and their dynamics, the questions, tensions, and puzzles that drive research, and the interaction between theory, method, and empirics. Because the focus is on the needs of researchers deepening their understanding of cognate areas, professors developing a reading list or preparing for a lecture, and students beginning research on their own, they will find the ORE of Politics as the reliable source of information and insight.

Read the ORE in Politics currently featured article on National Parliaments and the European Union.

Trial access to Oxford Research Encyclopaedias

Trial access is now enabled up to 30 November 2019 for the following disciplines from Oxford Research Encyclopaedias:

African History
Education
Literature
American History
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Natural Hazard Science
Asian History
Environmental Science
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Climate Science
International Studies
Politics
Communication
Latin American History
Psychology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Linguistics
Religion

Please tell us what you think about these e-resources by completing the feedback form here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials-feedback-form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nation Digital Archive: trial access until 30th April 2019

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to The Nation Digital Archive on the EBSCOhost platform.

Enjoy an unparalleled history of The Nation featuring thousands of historic articles, letters and editorials dating back to 1865.

It’s a unique and fascinating journey through America’s past, including exact page images as they originally appeared, led by giants like…George Bernard Shaw, Margaret Bourke-White, Emily Dickinson, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Robert Frost, Arthur Miller, Sylvia Plath, James Thurber and Kurt Vonnegut, in their own words.

The full page views are available as PDF downloads.

Access is enabled until 30th April 2019.  Please send us your feedback via the online form here.

Visual Arts Research

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Visual Arts Research

 

From the JSTOR website for the journal:

” Visual Arts Research provides a forum for historical, critical, cultural, psychological, educational and conceptual research in visual arts and aesthetic education. Unusual in its length and breadth, VAR typically publishes 9-12 scholarly papers per issue and remains committed to its original mission to provide a venue for both longstanding research questions and traditions alongside emerging interests and methodologies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 34 (2008) to present. Volume 8 (1982) to volume 38 (2012) are available via the JSTOR Arts and Sciences VIII archive.

Access Visual Arts Research via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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