Major historical texts now available free via InteLex Commons

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With immediate effect, Cambridge University members can now access additional texts of major historical significance, at no extra cost, alongside our InteLex Past Masters collections.

Past Masters Commons makes available a growing series of important texts and translations, uncovering the history of philosophy and thought. Over time, the Commons will build up an unparalleled body of material, which includes as of now the following collections, ranging from the classical, through the late renaissance and the enlightenment, to the Nineteenth Century:

  • WrightThe Collected Works of Chauncey Wright (XML). Mathematician and philosopher Wright was a co-founder of The Metaphysical Club and an early and passionate defender of the theories of Charles Darwin.
  • SuarezFrancisco Suárez’ massive Disputationes Metaphysicae (Latin, XML). A key figure in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century revival of scholasticism, Suarez  taught both philosophy and theology and created an extensive written legacy which has influenced many later philosophers.
  • MontesquieuThe Complete Works of Montesquieu (English translation, XML). Famed for his theories on the separation of powers – an area of lasting and highly current relevance – Montesquieu is one of the most significant political philosophers of the enlightenment, whose body of work ranges across a variety of subjects relating to history, government, science and society.

  • PlotinusPlotinus’ Enneads (English translation, searchable image format). A neoplatonist who lived in the Third Century AD, Plotinus – through his Enneads – exerted considerable influence on philosophical thinking, including that of the Church Fathers.

Coming soon in 2017 are works by Montaigne, Tolstoy, Charles Sanders Peirce and Dugald Stewart, with even more to follow.

The individual titles within these collections can be found now through a search of iDiscover, with the exception of the Suárez collection, for which, unfortunately, MARC records cannot be provided by InteLex.

InteLex Past Masters

We are able to access this body of material free of charge as a customer of the premium collections available through InteLex Past Masters. For those of you who are not familiar with this service, here’s a list of those collections (click on the links for authenticated access):

As with the Commons collections, these texts can be found in iDiscover.
Please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions about this resource or other aspects of ebook provision at the University.

 

Oxford Handbooks Online for 2017

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The ebooks@cambridge service is pleased to announce the purchase of the 2017 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 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. As content within the 2017 collections is published, it will become immediately available to Cambridge users on the Oxford Handbooks Online platform. Here are a few  2017 titles that are already available – click on the covers for authenticated access:

Archaeology1  Classics1  Economics1  Law1  Linguistics1  Literature1  Music1  Philosophy1

To find out more about Oxford Handbooks, ‘the world’s most trusted source for scholarly research reviews’, see the Oxford Handbooks Online website.

Oxford Handbooks Online can be accessed here on and off campus via Raven. MARC records for ebooks in the 2017 collections will be added to iDiscover in the near future (ebooks in previous years’ collections are already searchable through iDiscover) with regular updates for new titles added during the year.

As usual, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions about Oxford Handbooks Online or any other aspect of ebook provision at the University.

New ebooks – April 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during April. 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.

Business1   Classics1  Economics1  Education1  Engineering3  English1  History1  HPS1  Italian1  Land1  Law1  Music1  Politics1  SPS1  AMES1  Computer1  Economics2  Education2  Education3  Education4  English2  HistArt1  HistArt2  Land2  Politics2Politics3   Business2  Education5    Education6     HistArt3  Politics4  Italian2   Economics3  Education7  HistArt4  Politics5

Stahl Online

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The ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that we now have access to a new online resource to interest medical students and academics. Stahl Online is home to the complete set of reference works written or edited by leading psychopharmacologist, Dr Stephen M. Stahl, including Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology.

Stahl Online offers a database of psychopharmacological drugs with regularly updated content, including information on new drugs and dosage. The resource is illustrated with clear diagrams and evidence-based principles for the use of psychopharmacologic drugs to support postgraduate teaching.

Published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the Neuroscience Education Institute, Stahl Online hosts 14 key titles including those shown below. You can click on the covers to access the full content.

Stahl1 Stahl10 Stahl6 Stahl4 Stahl2

  • Comprehensive, illustrated teaching and learning resources covering: antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilisers, ADHD, chronic pain, anxiety, stree, PTSD, substance abuse and violence
  • Fully searchable drug database, including information on side effects, dosing, special conditions, and food and drugs to be avoided
  • Downloadable figures and illustrations for use in teaching
  • Easy to navigate platform
  • Unlimited user concurrency

The following volumes are being added to the platform as they become available;

  • Stahl’s Illustrated Sleep and Wake Disorders
  • Stahl’s Self-Assessment Examination in Psychiatry, 2nd edition
  • Violence in Psychiatry
  • Case Studies, Volume 2
  • Stahl’s Illustrated Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

The titles are searchable in iDiscover and are available to access on and off campus (with a Raven login).

If you have any comments about this ebook collection, please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – March 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during March. 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.

Theology1   Education1  Education2  Engineering1  English1  Geography1  History1  HPS1  Italian1  Land1  Land2  Linguistics1  MML1  Music1  Philosophy1  Sociology1  Sociology2  English2  HPS2  Land3  Law1  Sociology3  AMES1  Business1  Education3Education4   English3  Geography2  HPS3     Land4  Sociology4  Education5   Education6  English4  History2  Land5

Duke University Press: new ebooks for 2017

Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travellers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade, in Afro-Atlantic Flight published this month by Duke University Press. flightAfro-Atlantic Flight is just one of 23 ebooks published so far in 2017 that are available on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform to members of the University of Cambridge, 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, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender Studies/Feminist Theory.

 

illegible will  media theory  woman  facing planetary  feminist life  beyond settler  ebergy pharmocracy

In addition to a growing collection of new titles, members of the University have access to 1250 titles published between 1964 and 2007 from the archive collection.

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 eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.

If you have any comments or questions about this collection please contact the ebooks@cambridge team by emailing ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

109 new ebooks available from Routledge Handbooks Online

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The ebooks@cambridge team is pleased to announce that 109 new handbooks are now available to Cambridge University members via Routledge Handbooks Online. These new titles have been selected by Faculty and Departmental librarians from the 2015 and 2016 collections and cover a wide range of subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology & Classics, Asian Studies, Business, Communication, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Geography, History, Literature, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and South Asian Studies.

94 of the new titles have been funded by the Connell Fund, which was also used for our recent acquisition of new ebook collections from Bloomsbury Collections, about which we posted recently. Below is a selection of these titles. Click on the covers to access the ebooks via authenticated links. You can see a  complete list of these 94 new titles by downloading RHO title selection Connell 2016-17.

Sociology1  Arch1  Business1  Education1  Sustain1  Geog1  Hist1  MiddleEast1  Phil1  Politics1  Religion1  Geog2

15 of the new titles have been funded by the South Asian Studies Library. Again, here is a selection with links (and the full list can be downloaded here: RHO Asian Studies):

Asian1  SAS1  SAS2  Asian2

About Routledge Handbooks

Routledge Handbooks bring together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today. The online versions are available DRM-free, as HTML and pdf files, and are fully searchable thanks to the platform’s search tools and rich meta-data, including abstracts for each chapter.

Access to Routledge Handbooks Online

The Routledge Handbooks Online platform can be accessed on and off-campus here. Records for the new and existing individual handbooks will be listed within iDiscover within the next few days.

Need help?

As ever, please send your comments or queries about this platform or any other aspect of ebook provision to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

 

St Patrick’s Day ebooks

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the ebooks@cambridge team.

To celebrate here are a brief selection of recently published academic monographs which are available to access as ebooks through iDiscover, or are coming soon. Click on the covers to access the full text.

Sixties ireland daly   standish   anglo irish troubles

feminst judgements   unapproved    irish sanctuary

flowing tides     letters catholic poor    small nations

 

New ebook collections now available from Bloomsbury

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The number of ebooks available to members of the University via Bloomsbury Collections has recently increased significantly with the purchase of several new collections.

The following collections have been purchased on the recommendation of the Connell Fund librarians, using part of the Connell Fund ebooks allocation for 2016-17:

  • Anthropology 2017 – 11 titles
  • History 2016 – 74 titles
  • Philosophy 2015 – 54 titles
  • Theology 2015 – 21 titles

A complete list of titles within these collections is available to download to Excel here: bloomsbury-titles. Here is a small selection – click on the covers to access the ebooks via authenticated links:

Duchy of Warsaw  Britain in the Middle East  atonement  eucharist  logic-of-the-digital  soviet-street  birth-of-the-english  desire-in-ashes

Additionally, the Squire Law Library has purchased all of the archive and front list Law ebook collections on the Bloomsbury Collections site:

  • C.H. Beck ∙ Hart ∙ Nomos 2014 – 2017
  • Comparative Law, Legal History and Legal Studies
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract, Tort and Restitution
  • Corporate and Financial Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law
  • European Law
  • Family and Social Law
  • Hart Publishing 2014 – 2017
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Labour & Discrimination Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Litigation & Civil Procedure
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • The Law of Property and Trusts

This opens up access to nearly 1,100 extra titles, including all the Hart published books, along with C.H.Beck and Nomos published law titles. A small selection of titles with authenticated links appears below, and a complete list is available to download here: bloomsbury-law.

innovations  enforcing-pollution-control  judging-europes-judges  constitution-of-japan  relocation-disputes  art-copyright  democtractic-aspects  law-policy-reproductive

All of these new collections are now switched on and can be accessed on and off campus via Bloomsbury Collections. MARC records have been loaded for most individual titles (some records pending for History and Philosophy) and are searchable now in iDiscover. Records for titles within Anthropology 2017 and Hart and Beck 2017 will be loaded as they become available.

As usual, the ebooks@cambridge service will be happy to respond to any queries about these collections via ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – February 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during February. 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.

ames1   anthropology1  arch1  business1  classics1  economics1  education1  engineering1  english1  geography1  hps1    italian1  law1  linguistics1  medicine1  mml1  physics1  politics1  sociology1    sas1  vet1  ames2  anthropology2    arch2  economics2education2   engineering2  geography2  italian2     law2  physics2  politics2   medicine2  geography3  english2  business2