Vietnam under French rule: now available through Cambridge Archive Editions Online


ebooks@cambridge and the South Asian Studies Library are pleased to announce that members of the University now have online access to the first four volumes of Vietnam under French rule 1919-1946 : the nationalist challenge and the Japanese threat, published by Cambridge Archive Editions and available through East View Information Services. Access is available on and off-campus here and there is a record for the set in iDiscover.

Cambridge Archive Editions Online presents a wealth of historical reference materials from the National Archives which otherwise would remain unknown, difficult to access, or fragmentary. For many years CAE has specialized in the history of the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. Now, through collaboration between Cambridge University Press and East View, these materials are made searchable and accessible with document-level citations and rich indexing.

CAE1The first four volumes of Vietnam under French rule supply some of the key documents which illustrate the sometimes surprising role played by the British government in shaping the territories which were to become Vietnam. By way of illustration, Volume 1 contains an appeal to Britain for the recognition of Annamite claims made at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 by one Nguyen ai Quoc (later known as Ho Chi Minh), which was dismissed by Foreign Office officials as insignificant and unworthy of reply. Yet Volume 4 closes in the early months of 1946, as the British government and British troops stationed in the southern half of a divided Indochina oversaw the evacuation of Japanese troops and facilitated the re-entry of the French.

This purchase was jointly funded by the South Asian Studies Library and ebooks@cambridge. If you have any questions about the resource or platform, please contact either the Librarian at the South Asian Studies Library or ebooks@cambridge.



Facet Publishing titles are now on Cambridge Core

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Facet Publishing ebooks for library and information professionals are now live on Cambridge Core.

“Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the library and information association is the leading publisher of academic and professional books for library and information professionals, students and researchers of Library and Information Science and archivists, records managers and the cultural heritage community globally.”

For the cataloguers out there you may be interested in J. H. Bowman’s Essential Cataloguing: the basics and Vanda Broughton’s Essential Classification (2nd ed.). essential cataloguing bowman          essential classification broughton

For those working in research data management you may find titles such as Andy Tattersall’s Altmetrics or Rice and Southall’s The Data Librarian’s Handbook useful.  altmetrics        data librarians handbook

Subjects covered also include Archives Management, Acquisitions and Collections Development, Copyright Information Law and Ethics, Information Literacy, Library Design, Museums and Cultural Heritage, and Scholarly Communication.

Layout 1   information literacy   copyright   rare books

Facet publications are available for all University of Cambridge registered staff and students to access, both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and these titles will be searchable in iDiscover soon.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team on

New ebooks – May 2018

Here is a taster of the 83 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during May. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts & Humanities

AMES1  Phil1  AMES2  Div1  MML1  MML2  AMES3  MML3  Film1  Perf1  Engl1  Engl2

Humanities & Social Sciences

Anth1  Educ1  Geog1  Hist1  POLIS1  SAS1  Sust1  Educ3  Geog2  POLIS2  Educ4  Geog3  POLIS3  Sust2  Educ5  Geog4  POLIS4  Educ6  POLIS5 POLIS6  Crim1  HPS1

Science, Engineering and Medicine

Eng2  Med1  Sust2  Eng3


Business & Management

Bus2  Bus1  Bus3  Bus4   


Intersentia and Wits University Press books available on Cambridge Core

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Cambridge Universty Press have partnered with the following two publishing houses in 2018:

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Intersentia Ltd is an independent and rapidly developing international publishing house based in Cambridge, UK. The Intersentia list covers private and public law, as well as the criminal law of different jurisdictions, European Union law, comparative law, international law and human rights. They publish academic, professional, and educational monographs and edited collections.

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Wits University Press was established in 1922. As the oldest university press in South Africa, it is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. It is highly regarded for the high quality and progressive content of its publications, as well as it’s increasingly broadening author base, including researchers from across Africa.

Intersentia and Wits University Press ebooks are hosted alongside tens of thousands of other partner press and Cambridge University Press titles on Cambridge Core and the titles are available for University of Cambridge registered users to access (on and off campus via a Raven login) in the usual way. All the titles available so far (83 Intersentia and 83 WUP) were published in 2018. You can download a list of available titles from the relevant press home page on the Cambridge Core site or from Intersentia and Wits University Press. These collections will grow as new titles are published and added to Cambridge Core.

These newly available titles will be available in iDiscover soon.

Please click on the dust jacket images below to access the full text of some of these newly published titles:

European Contract Law     Human rights in a positive state     Children's rights

Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid     Fees must fall    The First Ethiopians

If you have any questions, please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at

Duke University Press: new ebooks for 2018

Raymond Knapp traces the musical legacy of German Idealism as it led to the declining prestige of composers such as Haydn while influencing the development of American popular music in the nineteenth century, in Making Light: Haydn, Musical Camp, and the Long Shadow of German Idealism, published recently by Duke University Press.        making light

Knapp identifies in Haydn and in early popular American musical cultures such as minstrelsy and operetta a strain of high camp—a mode of engagement that relishes both the superficial and serious aspects of an aesthetic experience—that runs antithetical to German Idealism’s musical paradigms. Making Light is just one of 35 new titles published so far in 2018, now available on the Duke University Press Books platform for University of Cambridge registered users, thanks to continued funding by the University Library. Click on the covers below to view the full text of some of these titles in subjects including African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology/Ethnography, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Film & Television Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies/Queer Theory, Gender Studies/Feminist Theory, Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, and Science Studies.

M archive    Fractivism    Ezili    garbage

archiveology    Tropical riffs    Bodyminds    Primer for teaching African Studies

A further 95 titles will be published online during 2018 and alongside these, members of the University have access to the owned 2017 and 2016 collections and over 2,200 back list titles published between 1964 and 2015. Full-text availability is indicated at the title and chapter level by the following symbol Available.

All available titles are listed on iDiscover and access is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the iDiscover records. If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password. Alternatively, you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the Duke University Press Books platform.

If you have any comments or questions about this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team at


Cambridge Elements on Cambridge Core

Cambridge University Press have recently started to publish titles in their innovative Cambridge Elements series; these are “original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and providing comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences. Regularly updated and conceived from the start for a digital environment, they provide a dynamic reference resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners.”

Cambridge University Press are allowing free access to published Elements on the Cambridge Core platform for a limited period of time; there are currently 14 available titles spanning series such as Corporate Governance, Emerging Theories and Technologies in Metamaterials, Religion and Violence, Flexible and Large-Area Electronics, Political Economy, Public Policy, and Evolutionary Economics.

All of the titles are available to read online (as PDFs or in HTML) or may be purchased in print and all of them are searchable in iDiscover.


There are many more series with titles forthcoming, these include;






New ebooks – March and April 2018 double issue

Here is a taster of the 177 titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during March and April. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section of the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.

All of the titles can be found in iDiscover. Alternatively, click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Arts & Humanities

Arch1  AMES1  Div1  Engl1  MML1  AMES2  Engl2  Arch2  MML2  AMES3  Eng3  MML3  MML4  MML5

Humanities & Social Sciences

Econ1  Educ1  Hist1  HPS1  POLIS1  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Soc4  Educ2  Educ3  Hist2  Hist3  Soc6  Educ4  Educ5  Hist4  LatAm1  POLIS2 Soc7  Soc8  SAS1

Sciences & Medicine

Physics1  MatSoc1  Med1  Psych1


Business & Engineering

Engineering  Business  Business2  Business3  Business4  Business5


Oxford Handbooks Online – new titles for 2018


The ebooks@cambridge service is pleased to announce the purchase of the 2018 Oxford Handbooks Online collections in twelve subject areas across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This purchase adds to the considerable backfile of handbooks already available to the Cambridge community via the Oxford Handbooks Online platform, and has been funded by the UL’s English Collections budget, the Connell Fund, and the Squire Law Library.


The twelve subjects covered are: Archaeology, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion. Here are a few of the completed 2018 titles that are already available – click on the covers for authenticated access:

water politics     community music     american sports law     freedom

Later medieval     economic geography     ethics of war     sources of international law

Monthly updates to the platform ensure that chapters from as yet unfinished handbook titles are available online in advance of print publication. With this, University of Cambridge registered users receive the most current, and authoritative coverage possible, although bibliographic records will not appear in iDiscover until handbook titles are complete.

Brand new titles in 2018 (not in iDiscover yet) include…


Oxford Handbooks Online can be accessed on and off campus via Raven. MARC records for completed ebooks in the 2018 collections are available in iDiscover  (ebooks in previous years’ collections are already searchable through iDiscover) with regular updates for completed new titles added during the year.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on if you have queries or feedback on this collection.

algorithmic music  eating disorders  computational economics


Institute of Physics ‘born digital’ ebooks – Release 3


The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce that Release 3 titles from two complementary, born-digital ebook collections, IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics are now available for registered Cambridge staff and students. These titles were published online during the academic year 2016-17 and serve the needs of both undergraduates and researchers; they are hosted on the the IOPscience platform.

IOP ebooks allow unlimited concurrent usage and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login). The titles are published in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats, and can be downloaded or read online.

The 70 new titles are searchable in iDiscover and you can also find a list of the titles in both Release 3 collections here. These new titles complement earlier owned and accessible published titles in Physics from Releases 1 and 2.

The ebooks@cambridge team welcome queries or comments on these new titles, please email us on

ringed planet    beyond curie    effective science communication    searching for dark matter

principles-of-lightning-physics                lectures-on-general-relativity-cosmology-and-quantum-black-holes

New Routledge Handbooks Online titles available now

genomics  veils  thinking and reasoning  queer development

Thanks to the Connell Fund there are 72 new handbook, international handbook, companion, and history titles available for Cambridge University users on Routledge Handbooks Online. These have all been selected by Faculty and Departmental librarians and they cover the following subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology & Classics, Business & Economics, Communication Journalism Media & Culture, Development Studies, Education, Environment & Sustainability, History, Linguistics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Security Studies, and Sociology. These new titles complement the existing collection on the Routledge Handbooks Online platform and bring the number of accessible titles up to 502.

All titles are free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and available in PDF and HTML format. All chapters have an accompanying abstract. The titles are available on and off campus (using a Raven login) and all of them are searchable in iDiscover. You are also able to filter your searches on the platform so that only “full access only” (owned) titles and chapters are displayed.

Complete list of new titles:

of interest for Archaeology & Anthropology

  • Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
  • Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice
  • Routledge Handbook of Latin American Culture
  • Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling
  • Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration
  • Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance
  • Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics
  • Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies
  • Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism
  • Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health
  • Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research
  • Routledge History of Global War and Society
  • Routledge Companion to Spatial History
  • Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • Routekdge History Handbook of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military
  • Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health
  • Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

of interest for Divinity

  • The Biblical World
  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

of interest for Education

  • Handbook of Techniques for Formative Evaluation
  • Handbook of Data-based Decision Making in Education
  • Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education
  • Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology
  • Handbook of Motivation at School
  • Handbook of Special Education 2nd ed
  • Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play
  • Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education
  • Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction, 2nd edition

of interest for Philosophy

  • Ancient Philosophy and Religion Vol 1
  • Early Modern Philosophy and Religion Vol 3
  • The Nietzschean Mind
  • Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy
  • Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School
  • Routledge Handbook of Metaethics
  • Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism

of interest for POLIS

  • Routledge Handbook of European Elections
  • Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science
  • Routledge Handbook of IPE
  • Routledge Handbook of Security Studies
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations
  • Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors
  • Ashgate Research Companion to the Politics of Democratization in Europe
  • Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations
  • Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics
  • Handbook of Education Politics and Policy 2nd ed
  • Routledge Companion to Art and Politics
  • Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

of interest for Psychology

  • International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
  • Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

of interest for Sociology

  • Handbook of Immigration & Refugee Studies
  • Handbook of Mass Media Ethics
  • Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics
  • Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism
  • Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture
  • Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories
  • Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality
  • Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies
  • Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights
  • Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication
  • Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication
  • Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action
  • Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment
  • Routledge Handbook on Consumption
  • Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, 2nd ed
  • Handbook of Communication and Social Interaction Skills
  • Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies
  • Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

If you have any queries please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at