Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music


From the Erudit platform for the journal:

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music / Intersections : revue canadienne de musique, formerly Canadian University Music Review / Revue de musique des universités canadiennes, a bilingual journal, was founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society. As the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research, it is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.

The current focus of the journal is in large part upon the traditional fields of music scholarship and research, but studies in popular music and culture are playing a greater role in the journal’s output.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from the Erudit platform,from 2005 to present.

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Etudes Internationales

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : ETUDES INTERNATIONALES

From the Erudit website for the journal:

” Founded in 1970, Études internationales is a multidisciplinary French-language journal that deals with international relations and international development, as well as international business and commerce. It welcomes analytical articles concerning the range of social sciences interested in international problems, notably, political science, economic science, law, history, geography, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Études internationales also looks at international relations from a general perspective. It publishes works on all current, past and future aspects of the international system, relations between nations, international public and private organizations, transnational forces, world economic problems, international ideologies, countries’ foreign-policy processes and the related internal factors, and international studies theory and methodology. All manuscripts, without exception, are submitted to a reading committee before publication. Articles must clearly be of interest to readers from the standpoint of scientific analysis of international affairs; the editorial committee does not accept simple descriptions or chronological narratives. Études internationales does, however, print brief notes in which events, institutions and ideas may be analyzed from a more descriptive perspective. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from Erudit platform from 1970 to present.

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Letras Femeninas

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : lETRAS fEMENINAS

From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“Letras Femeninas publishes critical and creative works providing extensive coverage of the scholarship in the literature and culture of Hispanic women writers. Members of the Association (AILCFH) submit articles, critical essays and book reviews dealing with Hispanic women’s literature. Members of AILCFC can also submit unpublished poems, plays, and short stories.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from PRISMA Database from 2001 to present and  from the Single Journals platform from 2015 to present. Access from 1975 to 2011 is available from the JSTOR Arts & Sciences VI platform .

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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.”