Brill Humanities, Social Sciences 2017, & International Law monographs 2014-2017

The University Library is pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the following 2017 HSS subject collections…

asian-studies          biblical         classics         european-1

european-2       literature        religion           sociology

                                    language         muslim

Asian Studies

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity

Classical Studies

European History and Culture I

European History and Culture II

Language and Linguistics

Literature and Cultural Studies

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Social Sciences

The 2017 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014, 2015, and 2016 collections, already available to our users on Brill Online and searchable in iDiscover.

The Squire Law Library is also pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the International Law ebook collections, 2014-2017 inclusive.These titles can be also found in iDiscover and currently number 202.

int-law-2017         law-2015        law-2016          law-2017

Brill ebooks are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login). You can download  or print chapters from the ebooks in PDF format, or read them online. As new 2017 titles are published, they will be added to the Brill ebooks platform and loaded into iDiscover on a monthly basis.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any feedback on Brill ebooks, or if you want to recommend any unowned titles for purchase.

Henry Sidgwick: complete works and selected correspondance

220px-Henry_SidgwickWe are pleased to announce that ebooks@cambridge and the Casimir Lewy (Philosophy) Library have purchased access to The complete works and selected correspondance of Henry Sidgwick through the Intelex Past Masters platform.

The online collection contains the complete published works of Henry Sidgwick, including both the First and Seventh editions of The Methods of Ethics. Also included is a substantial body of correspondence, much of it previously unpublished, including the matched correspondence between Sidgwick and Henry Graham Dakyns, available in this collection for the first time in its entirety.

On and off-campus access to this collection is available here. Records for individual items in the collection will be available in LibrarySearch very soon.

Bloomsbury ebooks – purchased collections

Bloomsbury logoFollowing a recent trial of the Bloomsbury Collections online platform, the ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that with thanks to the Connell Fund, Cambridge staff and students now have access to 11 ebook collections containing over 400 titles.

Bloomsbury Collections hosts scholarly books from their Academic division, spanning the humanities and social sciences. The benefits of using ebooks on this platform include:

  • Instant access to 100s of key works, easily navigable by research topic
  • Cite, share and personalize content
  • Search full text of titles; filter by date, series or subject
  • Browse by subject
  • Find the most relevant book chapters quickly and intuitively
  • Hyperlinks: find works in the same subject or by the same author; link between text and endnotes or bibliography
  • Download and print chapter PDFs without DRM restriction
  • Use on your tablet or smartphone

The immediately available collections are:

Ancient History Archive 1983-2012
Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012
Anthropology 2014
Anthropology 2015
Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012
Film & Media Studies 2014
Film & Media Studies 2015
History 2015
Literary Studies 2015

Anthropology 2016 and Theology 2016 collections are now live on the site, and will be searchable in Librarysearch very soon.

All of these activated titles (except for Anthropology 2016 & Theology 2016 – coming soon!) are searchable in LibrarySearch, and registered users can access these ebooks both on and off campus, with a Raven login.

Accessible titles are indicated with the unlocked padlock icon as shown. unlocked padlock

Some popular titles during the trial were…

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

 

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 ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

60 day free trial of Bloomsbury Collections

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FREE TRIAL EXTENDED UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2016

The ebooks@cambridge Service have organised a free 60 day trial to the ebooks on the Bloomsbury Collections platform, spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. The site features the latest research publications from Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Academic, T&T Clark and The Arden Shakespeare, alongside scholarship from historic imprints Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press. You can access the trial platform from here. Click on the Shibboleth login page and select the University of Cambridge, you will then need to enter your Raven login.

You can also access the Bloomsbury platform from the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge website.

University of Cambridge registered students, researchers and academics have full-text access to over 4,000 titles, including: various publisher and subject-based Archive & Landmark Texts collections; and the following subject collections; Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies & Archaeology, Law, Education, Film & Media Studies, History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Natural History, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theology. The Shakespeare Archive 2003- 2012 and The Churchill Collection are also included.

The open padlocked icon indicates full-text access. padlock icon

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Bloomsbury Collections offer

  • unlimited concurrency for multiple users
  • the ability to download and print chapter PDFs
  • subject browsing, full text searching
  • the ability to cite, share and personalize content
  • mobile device compatibility

You can see a list of all the collections by clicking here, where a full title list is also available to download.

Trial access ends on Thursday 10th December. Please do contact the ebooks@cambridge team with your comments on both the content and the usability of the Bloomsbury Collections ebooks platform; send your emails to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Brill Humanities & Social Sciences monographs 2015

Brill banner ebooksThe University Library is pleased to announce that University of Cambridge users can now access Brill Online’s 2015 published ebook titles across the following 9 Humanities & Social Sciences subjects. The number of ebooks in these collections will increase as new titles are published throughout the year.

Asian Studies

Brill 1

 

 

 

 

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East & Early Christianity

Brill 2

 

 

 

 

Classical Studies

Brill 3

 

 

 

 

European History & Culture

Brill 4

 

 

 

 

Language and Linguistics

Brill 5

 

 

 

 

Literature & Culture

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Middle East & Islamic Studies

Brill 6

 

 

 

 

Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy

Brill 7

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences

Brill 8

 

 

 

 

 

These titles are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on campus and if you are away from Cambridge (with a Raven login). Catalogue records will be loaded into LibrarySearch in early February and there will be regular monthly updates.

The 2015 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014 collections and Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies (1) already available to our users on Brill Online.

You can also access the Brill Online platform from the ebooks@cambridge collections web page, along with hints and tips.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any feedback or questions.

Uh oh it’s OHO – what do you think about this free trial?

OHO bannerThe ebooks team have arranged for free trial access for University of Cambridge members to the full content of Oxford Handbooks Online, you can access the platform from here.

The trial period provides access to the Oxford Handbook series in 14 disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences, containing in-depth high-level review articles by scholars at the top of their fields. The online articles appear in advance of their print versions, or are born digital, this ensures the most authoritative coverage anywhere.

Subjects covered:

Archaeology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion.

OHO is available both on and off campus (with a Raven login) and the articles and ebooks are offered with unlimited concurrency. Articles can be downloaded as PDFs and you can create your own personal account on the platform to take advantage of further user features such as setting favourite titles and saving searches. For the trial period the catalogue records will not be available in LibrarySearch.

To help you get the most out of this trial there is a useful short video guide to using OHO which is available from here, and the latest content updates can be perused from here.

Free access is due to end on Wednesday 30th April, but in the meantime it would be REALLY useful if you could email the ebooks team with your feedback on OHO, both on the usability of the platform and the content. These comments will be analysed in conjunction with usage statistics and if OHO proves to be a popular resource then selected subject modules may be purchased using the Connell Fund. Please email ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any comments.

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Chill with the Brill… 2014 Humanities & Social Sciences ebooks now available

Brill bannerThe University Library is pleased to announce that University of Cambridge users can now access Brill Online’s 2014 published ebook titles across the following 8 Humanities & Social Sciences subjects. This collection will increase as new titles are published throughout the year.

Asian Studies

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East & Early Christianity

Classical Studies

European History & Culture

Language & Linguistics

Middle East & Islamic Studies

Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy

Social Sciences

These titles are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on campus and if you are away from Cambridge (with a Raven login). MARC records will be loaded into LibrarySearch as soon as possible and there will be monthly updates.

If you click on the ebooks tab tab you can sort Brill’s ebooks by Title A-Z or Newest Titles First, and filter them by subject. Owned content is marked with a owned icon icon and open access content with a oa icon icon.

read onlineYou can open whole books or chapters which display as pop ups in your browser, and by right-clicking you can search in these or print. By clicking on Open in New Window at the top of the pop-up, the document will open as a PDF file which you can print, save or convert to a different format. You can download these PDFs to e-readers, including Kindles.

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You can also access the Brill Online platform from the ebooks@cambirdge collections web page, along with hints and tips.

If you have any questions or comments about Brill ebooks please contact the ebooks team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk