New ebook titles – January 2016

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

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Gli    History beyond the textSustainable infrastructure    KusamakuraChildren as readers in children's literature  Surface acoustic wave devices and their signal processing applications  New perspectives on the study of ser and estarThe grammar of repetition       Speaking frames  Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen  Liquid pleasuresstructural holes  Social theory and philosophy for information systems    Markets and Malthus  Phase theory  Developing narrative theoryGenetic variation among influenza viruses  Understanding kidney diseases  British urban policy  Prolonged labour  Latin Palaeography    Moda a Firenze 1540-1580  Passeggiate-nomadi-sul-grande-schermo-di-Andrea-Panzavolta-COVER  Purismo e antipurismo a Napoli nell'Ottocento  Preistoria e protostoria egea e cipriota    Women and property in early modern England  Transport stirrup jars of the Bronze Age Aegean and east MediterraneanSupporting transitions in the early years  Brain function and responsiveness in disorders of consciousness  Talking Haiti   The Cambridge Introduction to Franz Kafka  Materialist film  Children reading picturebooks     Contrastive studies in construction grammar  Minority education in China  Le teorie della luce e della visione ottica dal IX al XV secolo  Tullia d'Aragona, cortigiana e filosofa  Researching Northern English    Questionnaires in second language research  Rate-independent systems


Official Publications Online


New on eresources@cambridge & LibGuides A-Z:  Official Publications Online

Cambridge University Library now makes available the Official Publications Online resource in its entirety, on and off campus, from the Stationery Office (TSO, formerly HMSO).

Official Publications Online includes UK, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh legislation, Command and House papers (including White Papers, Green Papers, Annual reports and accounts, Departmental reports, and the Treaty series), Hansard, Bills of Parliament, votes and proceedings, Select Committee Reports and Public Bill Committee Debates.  In other words, all the official publications you need in one place with no need to search through different websites.  Official Publications Online also offers:

  • PDF availability on the day of publication so that you have instant access
  • Single, comprehensive search engine across all official publications to make it easier to find the information you need
  • Customisable email alerting service and RSS feeds to keep you up to date

You can…

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Librarie Droz databases trial


Trial access is now available for one month from today 12 January to 10 February 2016 to three online collections of texts in the humanities from the publisher Librarie Droz (Click on the title to link to the database):-

Calvin Database

This collection comprises all the texts of works by John Calvin published by the Librairie Droz between 1960 and 2012.

Humanisme et Renaissance

Founded in 1950 by Eugénie Droz, the collection Humanisme et Renaissance includes more than 550 titles. It has grown to become the most important collection in the world of sources and studies on Humanism (Poliziano, Ficino, Erasmus, Bude …), the French Reformation (Lefevre d’ Etaple, Calvin, Farel, Beza …), and the Renaissance (Hieronymus Bosch, Rabelais, Ronsard, Primatice …). It also covers medicine, science, philosophy, the history of the book and all forms of knowledge and human activity in the sixteenth century, from c. 1450 to the…

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The new helpful “LibrarySearch+ sidebar”


In fact the LibrarySearch+ sidebar isn’t totally new as we’ve been experimenting with it and trialling it since late summer 2015.  We are now confident it is working smoothly after some initial queries and so before the year’s through here is a brief description of what it is and how it helps you use LibrarySearch+ to the best advantage.

What is the LibrarySearch+ sidebar? 

It’s a pane that appears on the right of your browser window when linking from certain citations you find in LS+.   In LS+ click the link, e.g. “Full Text Online” below a LS+ citation, and LS+ will open a content page.  The sidebar will appear to the right of the content, e.g. article full text.

Citation & journal information

The sidebar helpfully contains the citation that you read on a LS+ search results page.  Once you’ve clicked on a link on that results page and left…

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Duke University Press ebook collection

All Duke University Press ebooks in the humanities and social sciences are now available to members of the University of Cambridge from the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform. Initially this access is thanks to a free trial which runs until the 31st of March 2016, but it is expected that the University Library and ebooks@cambridge will purchase access for at least another 12 months after this date.

Read 200 ebooksRecords for individual titles appear in LibrarySearch and you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.

Access to this ebook collection is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the LibrarySearch records.If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password.

There are currently 2,150 titles available titles, this number will grow as more books are published and added to the site on a monthly basis. New front-list publications are added as they are published, and the available archive collection contains 1,250 titles published between 1964 – 2007.

These ebooks are DRM-free, you can print or read online, or download PDFs by chapter, and they are available for unlimited concurrent users.

Some recently published titles are highlighted below; click on the book covers to access the full text.

sensing sound                   how would you

emergent religious affects     reel world     islam


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