Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“The Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) and its predecessors (The Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society) have maintained continuous publication since 1878 except for the years of the Second World War. Originally produced by colonial administrators for an almost entirely expatriate readership, JMBRAS has evolved into the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with history, culture and society in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The journal, which appears twice yearly, serves an extensive local readership as well as a wide range of libraries throughout the world. Current issues are available electronically to academic libraries through Project MUSE, and older issues through JSTOR. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 83 (2010) to present.

Also available from volume 37 (1964) – volume 84 (2011) via JSTOR.

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The FRANCIS and PASCAL databases are now available via this link on the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z:

The site Free Access to Pascal and Francis is an archive of the PASCAL and FRANCIS bibliographic databases in exact, human and social sciences, produced by the Inist-CNRS since 1972 and hitherto accessible with a subscription.

Three search modes are featured: simple, advanced, expert. You can also browse the content of PASCAL and FRANCIS by keywords (vocabulary) or by thematics (classification).

“The opening of the FRANCIS and PASCAL bibliographic data on this website fits into the recommendations expressed by the Scientific Information Department of the CNRS, which advocate the dissemination and opening in free access of the Pascal and Francis archive.”

“In its 1 (initial) Version the site offers a free access to more than 14 million bibliographic references of articles, conference papers and conference proceedings produced by the Inist-CNRS from 1984 to 2015 for PASCAL (12 millions) and from 1972 to 2015 for FRANCIS (2 millions). It will become progressively enriched with other document types and with records of partners having cooperated to PASCAL and FRANCIS supply in the past.”

Arctic & Antarctic Regions

New eresource: Arctic & Antarctic Regions

The Scott Polar Research Institute with Cambridge University Library is delighted to have enabled online access to the database Arctic & Antarctic Regions to support the study and understanding of the polar regions which has been of such importance at the University since the establishment of the SPRI in the early 20th century.

Arctic & Antarctic Regions is the world’s largest collection of international polar databases.  With over 1 million records from 1800 to the present, Arctic & Antarctic Regions covers a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. Many sources are indexed only in Arctic & Antarctic Regions making it the best resource for research on cold regions anywhere, from temperate regions with cold winters to the Himalayas of Tibet.

Access Arctic & Antarctic Regions via this link or via eresources@cambridge or via LibGuides Databases A-Z.  Citations in the database will link to full text articles when these are subscribed; when the content is not subscribed a page will direct you to other options (print; Inter-Library Loan).

“First, personhood: Eveny conceptualise this emanation of your intention quite literally as a projection of yourself, which in the Eveny language is called your djuluchen. Ulturgasheva explains that a djuluchen is an aspect of a person which ‘departs ahead of its owner’ and arrives before the owner’s actual appearance: one part of your person arrives at your destination before the rest of you, and waits for the rest of you to catch up and reassemble into your full person. A djuluchen may occasionally reproduce unpacking noises as a sort of pre-echo, and even the shape and movements of the person as a kind of vision. We might see this as similar to the way people are teleported in some science fiction. Or more closely to the indigenous idiom, and to the slow and laborious reality of travel which concerns us here, we can say that different parts of you travel at different speeds, like the gap between a flash of lightning and the thunder which follows.”

Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. Casting Timeshadows: Pleasure and Sadness of Moving among Nomadic Reindeer Herders in north-east Siberia. Mobilities, v. 10, p.518-530. doi:10.1080/17450101.2015.1062298

eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology trial

Trial access is now available (ending date TBC) to the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases.

Access the trials via the links below:

eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF Archaeology

The eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database containing descriptive information on cultures (based on the Outline of World Cultures -OWC) and ethnic groups from around the world. eHRAF is unique because each culture contains a variety of documents (books, articles, and dissertations) that have been subject-indexed at the paragraph level by anthropologists according to HRAF’s comprehensive Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This feature extends search capability well beyond keyword searching, allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. As an ethnographic database, eHRAF appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.

eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on archaeological traditions of the world and is modeled after eHRAF World Cultures. eHRAF is unique because each archaeological tradition contains a variety of documents (books, articles, and dissertations) that have been indexed and organized according to HRAF’s comprehensive tradition and subject classification systems: the Outline of Archaeological Traditions (OAT), and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). These retrieval systems extend search capability well beyond keyword searching thus allowing for precise tradition and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. The eHRAF Archaeology database provides researchers and students access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions.

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According to Smithsonian magazine, “In a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, a folklorist and anthropologist say that stories like Rumpelstiltskin and Jack and the Beanstalk are much older than originally thought. Instead of dating from the 1500s, the researchers say that some of these classic stories are 4,000 and 5,000 years old, respectively.”

Theoria: a journal of social and political theory

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : theoria.


“Je suis Charlie petite fille” by Serge klk (on Flickr)

From the ingentaconnect website for the journal:

Theoria is an engaged, multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal of social and political theory. Its purpose is to address, through scholarly debate, the many challenges posed to intellectual life by the major social, political and economic forces that shape the contemporary world. Thus it is principally concerned with questions such as how modern systems of power, processes of globalization and capitalist economic organization bear on matters such as justice, democracy and truth.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 1997 to present.

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New Formations

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : new formations

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

New Formations publishes original work that explores the uses of cultural theory for the analysis of political and social issues – be they historical or contemporary – and it publishes work from any discipline which meets this criterion, or which bears directly upon current debates within cultural theory, cultural studies, or the wider critical humanities or social sciences.”

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

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Families, Relationships and Societies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : families, relationships and societies.

From the IngentaConnect website for the journal:

Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a social science journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course. It explores family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus.”

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

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