Early European Books Collections 3 and 4

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The University Library is delighted to announce that the JISC has negotiated with ProQuest to make available to UK HE institutions collections 1-4 of the Early European Books resource.   This extends the access for Cambridge to include collections 3 and 4.

Collection 3 is substantially larger than the previous collections, containing 3 million pages in total, from more than 10,000 volumes scanned at four different libraries. It encompasses works in all major European languages, printed in the cities which led the explosion of the print industry in the early modern era, such as Nuremberg, Basel, Leiden, Paris and Venice. This breadth of scope gives a wide-ranging overview of the intellectual life and historical upheavals of early modern Europe. The collection contains the founding works of modern sciences such as botany, anatomy and astrology, together with accounts of travel, exploration and warfare, and influential works of literature, philosophy and humanist thought…

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Oxford bibliographies online: Classics

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Adding to Oxford bibliographies online in Anthropology, Atlantic history, British & Irish literature, Criminology, Film and media studies, International relations, Medieval studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology, the University of Cambridge now has access to the Oxford bibliography online in Classics.

“The study of the ancient world is a cornerstone of Western scholarship. It possesses a long history with a rich, well-established critical literature, and it is also a highly active field, which constantly produces new discoveries, interpretations, and theories. In addition to a vast body of scholarship, Classical Studies has been quick to move online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of electronic resources. Oxford Bibliographies in Classics provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload in all media.” — OUP…

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Oxford bibliographies online: Chinese studies

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New for eresources@cambridge: Oxford bibliographies online in Chinese studies.

Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies is a multi- and inter-disciplinary enterprise covering the study of China across all disciplines. It developed mainly from two sources. First, a long-standing tradition of Sinology, still strong in Europe, has used philological and literary tools to study mainly the humanities and pre-modern China. Second, from the Second World War, an “area studies” approach – initially closely linked to US foreign policy needs and remaining predominant in the US, Canada and Australia – has focused on modern China using interdisciplinary (mainly social science) methods. More recently, China’s rapid growth has led to the rapid expansion of the field, while scholars originally from the PRC have led a trend to identify primarily with a discipline rather than an area.

Many China scholars still feel, however, that scholarship on China has had too little influence on the…

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Complete collection of Wiley ‘o’books now available!

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The University Library have arranged a pilot which opens up full-text access to the complete Wiley ‘o’ books collection, currently comprising almost 15,000 monograph titles, hosted on Wiley Online Library. The ‘o’books are immediately available from here.

This collection includes all Wiley monographs published in all available subject areas across all publication years. Subjects covered include Agriculture, Chemistry, Earth Space & Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Social & Behavioural Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. This collection will grow as new titles are published.

The catalogue records for these Wiley titles are loaded into LibrarySearch and Cambridge librarians can identify them as they are tagged Wiley EBA trial. Wiley ebooks are available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login).

Available titles are indicated with a golden unlocked padlock icon as illustrated in the following screenshot.

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You may browse for titles alphabetically, by subject, or search for a known title, and you can filter your search by publication type. Wiley Online Library allows users to select and read chapters online, or print or save them as PDFs. There is unlimited concurrent access.

Please note that Wiley etextbooks are not included in this collection.

The access will continue until the 30th April 2015 in the first instance. This is a usage based purchase model which means at the end of this period it is likely that the most popular titles in the collection will be retained.

The ebooks@cambridge team and the University Library are keen to know what you think about this Wiley ‘o’books collection, please send any comments or questions to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.