Bloomsbury ebook subject collections : access until 30 May 2020

The University of Cambridge has access to the Bloomsbury ebook subject collections until 30 May 2020. The Bloomsbury collections provides access to over 8000 academic books across 22 subject areas in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Subject Collections of Latest Research
Anthropology, Art & Visual Culture, Biblical Studies, Business & Management, Classical Studies & Archaeology, Design, Economics, Education, Fashion, Film & Media, History, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Middle East Studies, Music & Sound Studies, Natural History, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theology, and Bloomsbury Open (interdisciplinary)

Archive Collections
From Bloomsbury’s legacy of renowned imprints in key subject areas such as Ancient History, Christology, Continental Philosophy, Classical Literature, Modernism, Philosophy of Education, and Shakespeare Studies

Special Collections

The prestigious Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, The Churchill Collection, International Critical Commentary, and more.

Landmark Texts Collections
Online versions of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections print sets. Covering Japanese History, Biblical Studies, History (British, European, Latin American and history of science and technology), Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Philosophy and Shakespeare Studies, this historic content is reissued from extensive bodies of work from imprints such as Athlone Press, Pinter, T&T Clark, Burns & Oates, Cassell Academic, and Continuum.


Textbooks on Cambridge Core : access until 31 May 2020

The University of Cambridge has access to Textbooks on Cambridge Core until the end of May 2020. Cambridge Core provides access to a collection of over 2000 ebooks, including Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements.

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Key features of textbooks on Cambridge Core:

  • Unlimited concurrent users, meaning any number of readers can access the resource simultaneously
  • New editions are available on publication, ensuring users can access current and up-to-date learning materials
  • Key textbooks available from across our programme, within physics, earth science, life science, mathematics, engineering, and the social sciences and humanities
  • Easy navigation to the content you need at book and chapter levels
  • Users have the ability to save their searches and content to their bookmarks for easy access at a later date
  • Extensive bibliographic reference functionality; fully referenced content with all references displayed, OpenURL compatible and linked online through CrossRef.


ProQuest databases : access until 30th June 2020

Access is available until 30th June to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, ProQuest Central, and Academic Video Online.

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.


ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.


Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

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:

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


University of California journals : Access to 30 June 2020

Free access to all UC Press journals through June 2020

In recognition of the impact of coronavirus on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, University of California Press is making all of their online journals content free to all through June 2020. Access via this link:

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UC Press journals span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with key subject areas that include history, literature & criticism, film & media, music, religion, and sociology.

Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, Spring 2020; (pp. 83-89) DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2020.20.1.83

A Literary History of the Mandarin Orange in Canada

Great balls of golden wonder … round, perishable globes … Here a ripe pyramid most carefully laid …

See how the oranges have caught up all the light!

What joyous tones they hold

Of vivid, bold,

Hot colour!

They glow like balls moulded of molten gold. (Bowman 2015: lines 113–23)


Society Digimap

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : SOCIETY DIGIMAP

From the  Digimap website:

Explore a range of demographic data with the newest Digimap collection. Society Digimap provides a wealth of census and socio-economic data for Great Britain. The processing required to visualise Census and other demographic datasets can be a barrier to use for many interested in the value of the datasets.

By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance Survey data, users can access the rich information to gain valuable insights for their areas of interest without the need to learn how to use a GIS.

Now available to the University of Cambridge.

Access Society Digimap via the Databases A-Z or from the iDiscover record.

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
American History
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Natural Hazard Science
Asian History
Environmental Science
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Climate Science
International Studies
Latin American History
Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Know : a journal on the formation of knowledge

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : know


From the journal website:

KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge investigates the construction, transmission, and contestation of forms of knowledge from antiquity to today. What people know and how they claim to know it, the very choice of things as objects of knowledge, are products of history, politics, and culture.

The flagship publication of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, KNOW uncovers and explicates this vast terrain in both past and present.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Know via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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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.

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

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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.

Access Etudes internationales via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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