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

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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 http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk/?itemid=|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: https://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482208672.

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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