Enhanced access to Peter Lang monographs

Peter Lang

The ebooks@cambridge Service and the University Library is pleased to announce that free, perpetual, full-text access is now available to a defined collection of over 1,350 Peter Lang research monographs. These titles were published since 2010 and have been purchased in print by the University Library. Along with their Open Access monographs the total of accessible ebook titles on the Peter Lang platform numbers just over 2,200.

Peter Lang publishes research monographs predominantly in German and English and some other European languages across all disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences including;

  • Art
  • Economics and Management
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Film and Performance Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • History
  • International Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Romance Languages and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Univesity of Cambridge registered users have access to all titles dispaying a green unlocked padlock green iconand also to those displaying a yellow unlocked padlock icon (the Open Access titles) yellow icon.

You can access the full text in html or PDF format for reading online or by downloading chapter PDFs. Please click on ‘Expand All’ under the Table of Contents section at the foot of each book page to open up the chapter access. All accessible titles are searchable in iDiscover and are available with unlimited concurrency both on and off campus (via a Raven login for non open access titles).

There is a publisher-supplied user guide with information on searching, browsing, and citing references which you can access from here.

Jean Barois     Der Zweite Weltkrieg im polnischen und deutschen kulturellen Gedächtnis    Santiago de Compostela     Transatlantic Poe

aristotle on the meaning of man     hearts and minds     Les littératures du Maghreb et d_Afrique subsaharienne     Metalinguistic perpsectives on germanic languages

Please contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or feedback.

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Open Book Publishers are “changing the nature of the traditional academic book”

OBP1Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge.There are currently 67 published and 18 forthcoming titles spanning subjects including  Anthropology, Archaeology & Religion, Digital Humanities, Economics, Politics & Sociology, Law, Literature & Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Women & Gender Studies. To see a full list of published monographs and if you want to find out more about the vision behind OBP, their website is available from here and an interactive electronic version of their Winter 2016 catalogue can be found here. You can click straight into the full-text of the ebook version from within this catalogue.

OBP’s academic monographs are published in hardback, paperback, PDF and ebook editions, and they also include a free online edition that can be read online via the OBP website, and embedded anywhere. OBP titles are free to share and re-use, through Creative Commons licences.

OBP are challenging the standard “reproduced” ebook format by creating interactive ebooks, incorporating moving images, links and sound into the text. Their more traditional titles are complemented with freely available digital resources, including extra chapters, reviews, links and image galleries. These resources can be found alongside the relevant ebook on their website.

To read the ebooks directly from the website click on Read the PDF or Read the HTML buttons on the front page of each book title. To download a PDF, epub or mobi version of a title, just click on the relevant download button, as shown in the sceenshot below.

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OBP ebooks can be found in LibrarySearch, and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the world, no Raven login required.

Cambridge University Library is a member of the OBP Library Members Scheme.

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History of Cartography

All 3 volumes of History of Cartography is now freely available to view online and download from the University of Chicago‘s website.

8399506431_f76ba3ca60_zThe first volume of the History of Cartography was published in 1987 and the three books that constitute Volume Two appeared over the following eleven years. In 1987 the worldwide web did not exist, and since 1998 book publishing has gone through a revolution in the production and dissemination of work. Although the large format and high quality image reproduction of the printed books (see right column) are still well-suited to the requirements for the publishing of maps, the online availability of material is a boon to scholars and map enthusiasts.

Chapters from the first 6six books can be downloaded as PDFs. Click on the links below to access the ebooks (volume three is in 2 parts, but they have the same cover)

HistCar1HistCar21  histcar22  histcar23    HistCar31part 2

Image credit: ‘District of Adelaide, 1839’ by State Library of South Australia on Flikr – https://flic.kr/p/dNeECp