Routledge Handbooks Online

RHO homeThe ebooks team is pleased to announce that, thanks to a collaborative purchase by Cambridge libraries, all Cambridge staff and students can now access the entire Routledge Handbooks Online collection. Available subject collections include Asian Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, and Sociology.

Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) is available on and off campus (via Raven login) from this link. All RHO titles are available for searching in LibrarySearch.

Content can be searched, sorted and displayed by chapter or by ebook title and is

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) free
  • for unlimited concurrent access
  • available in HTML or PDF format
  • downloadable
  • printable
  • annotatable

Click on the book covers to link directly to a selection of RHO titles.

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics online

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A reminder that the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 95th ed., 2014-15, is available online as an ebook, on- and off-campus|eresources|74068.

The Handbook is an authoratitive resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, and is useful not just for the physical sciences, but also for the related disciplines of biology, geology, and environmental science. Content includes physical property data and mathematical formulas.

The latest 95th ed. includes 22 new tables and major updates and expansions, details are given here:

You can search the Handbook by chemical structure: simply download the intuitive Marvin Sketch Java Applet from ChemAxon and then draw your structure query. Search over 10,000 compounds.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law is now available to members of the University of Cambridge.

5-OPIL-OSAILOxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press.

OSAIL includes over 70 titles, by over 100 authors, with regular uploads of new titles. Click here to view the OSAIL title list

OSAIL includes all of Oxford’s leading general texts such as Oppenheim’s International Law and Rosalyn Higgins’ Problems and Process. It also includes all of the titles in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law such as the commentaries on UN Charter edited by Bruno Simma, on the Statute of the ICJ edited by Andreas Zimmermann, and on the Torture Convention by Manfred Nowak. In addition it includes all titles from the Oxford International Law Library series and other selected authoritative works by authors such as James Crawford, Christine Gray, William Schabas, and Dinah Shelton.

6326877778_d4894a1262_zYou can search the full text of all the titles or search just one title at a time. Advanced search also allows you to search just the tables to find mentions of particular cases and instruments. Browse functionality enables you to view lists of authors and contributors, titles covering specific subject areas, or to view lists of cases and instruments cited, see in which books and on which pages they have been written about and then go straight to those references.

All the titles in OSAIL are linked to the Oxford Law Citator enabling you to find out more about any case or instrument cited and to link through to case reports in Oxford Reports on International Law or to related content from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

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Policy Exchange publications

Originally posted on ejournals@cambridge:

On 27th April the Guardian published an article titled ‘Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Join a think tank’ (Tim Bale, published online Monday 27th April). The article mentions an infographic (below) produced by the Policy Exchange in which they show how they believe they have influenced the manifestos of the three main political parties.

Policy Exchange

As all Policy Exchange publications are free to download in .pdf format we thought we would bring these titles together in one place.

  1. Modernising industrial relations
  2. Cities for growth: solutions to our planning problems
  3. Ending expensive social tenancies: fairness, higher growth and more homes
  4. A right to build: local homes for local people
  5. Future prisons: a radical plan to reform the prison estate
  6. Power down: a plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system
  7. 21st century retail policy: quality, choice, experience and convenience
  8. Taxing issues? reducing housing demand or increasing housing supply
  9. Park…

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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – Digital Repository

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The Digital Repository of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) offers online access to over 35,000.


Documents in the repository date from the first publication in 1948 through to the most recent titles and are available to download. The repository holds monographs, periodicals, annual reports, conference proceedings and official documents, written by over 8000 authors in five languages.

Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, has said of the repository:

“In line with our open-access policy, we’re making available to the international community all the documents that have given shape to ECLAC’s thinking, which for more than six decades has aimed to contribute to the development of Latin American and Caribbean countries”

Titles that can be accessed include:

 Economic OutlookEmpleo Economic Survey 2014

The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of ECLAC’s work and guarantee the lasting and safe preservation of its intellectual property in the long term, among other goals.


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Translated texts for historians e-library

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The Translated texts for historians e-library has moved platform.  The e-library is now available at:

We learned about this rather late in the day so unfortunately the links in the records for the titles in LibrarySearch have not yet been updated.  It is hoped that they will be updated in the second week of May.  We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused.

Please update any links you may be maintaining on your Web pages.  For off campus users using the ezproxy link, this has now changed on the eresources@cambridge A-Z list to:

Any enquiries please email  Thank you.

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eBook Religion Collection

Originally posted on ejournals@cambridge:

Trial access is available until 31 May to Ebsco’s eBook Religion Collection. 

Links to the collection can be found below.  Please send feedback on the collection to or  Thank you.

Part of Ebsco’s Religion and Philosophy Collection, the eBook Religion Collection is a package of e-books featuring more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted publishers. The unique collection covers a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and religious texts. Content in the collection help readers explore religious beliefs, faith, cultural systems and world views.

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Open access: Cambridge University Press open for business

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Cambridge University Press (CUP) is launching a new ‘Open Access Monograph Publishing Service’ offering authors a way to publish their books via open access in a fairly priced way.

This service gives authors the option of publishing their work under the Gold Open Access model, supporting the Press’s mission to disseminate knowledge at the highest international levels of excellence.

The standard charge for publication of books under the Gold Open Access model at CUP is £6,500 ($10,000/€9,000) for titles of up to 120,000 words. The charge has been set at this level in recognition of ongoing print sales, but as these diminish the business models and pricing levels may change.

CUP also supports Green Open Access Archiving across books and journals. This new policy allows authors of monographs and certain other books to post portions of their work on personal websites and repositories without compromising any aspect of the publishing…

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Off-campus access to eresources

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We are currently experiencing problems with access to eresources from off-campus.

Access to eresources via the links on the ebooks@cambridge webpages, ejournals A-Z, databases A-Z, LibrarySearch, Newton and LibrarySearch+ are all currently affected.


If you copy the link from the catalogue and delete our prefix ( you can then use the URL to go direct to the ejournal website. These websites often have a Shibboleth or Institutional option for logging in.

RavenSelect the University of Cambridge from the drop down box or enter the name into the search box. You should then see the Raven log in screen. Please note: you should only ever enter your Raven details into the official Raven log in screen. Please do not enter your details into the websites own log in screen.

This issue is being investigated and access will be reinstated as soon as possible.

On-campus access to ebooks, ejournals and databases should be…

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DiVA portal

A new link to freely accessible research material has been added to the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge webpages.

Be sure to check the box next to ‘Only documents with full text in DiVA’ before searching.

DiVA portalThe DiVA portal is a finding tool for research publications and student theses written at 36 universities and research institutions. DiVA – Academic Archive Online, is a publishing system for research and student theses and a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications.

There are 183,049 full text documents in DiVA. There are 79,669 entries in English with others being in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, German, French and Finnish. Subjects covered include humanites, social sciences, engineering, and business administration.

The universities and institutes repositories that can be searched via DiVA are:

Blekinge Institut of Technology

Dalarna University

Ersta Sköndal University College

Swedish National Defence College

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Högskolan i Borås

Halmstad University

Stockholm School of Economics

University of Gävle

University of Skövde

Jönköping University

Kristianstad University

University West

Karlstad University

Royal College of Music Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

Royal Institute of Technology

Linköping University

Linnaeus University

Mälardalen University

Mid Sweden University

The Nordic Africa Institute Nationalmuseum Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Nordic Council of Ministers

Swedish Museum of Natural History

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Örebro University

Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Red Cross University College

Södertörn University

Sophiahemmet University College

Stockholm University

Umeå University

Uppsala University

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

Here are a few examples of resreach that can be found in the portal:

The soapstone birds of great Zimbabwe : archaeological heritage religion and politics in postcolonial Zimbabwe and the return of cultural property – doctoral thesis by Edward Matenga, Uppsala University, 2011

Search for neutral Higgs bosons of the minimal supersymmetric standard model in pp collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector Aard, G., et al., Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, Vol. 11, 056-

The state of Guinea-Bissau: African socialism or socialism in Africa?

Aaby, Peter, Research report 45, ISSN 1104-8425 ; Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, Uppsala