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May 19, 2017

The Global Jukebox offers access to more than 6000 recordings from around the globe that can now be streamed freely online.

“The Global Jukebox is presented as a free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody, students, educators, scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans to explore expressive patterns in their cultural-geographic and diasporic settings and alongside other people’s. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to advance cultural equity and to reconnect people and communities with their creative heritage.”


Archives of sexuality and gender trial extension

May 18, 2017


To allow for a fuller overview, understanding and appreciation of the Archives of sexuality and gender, access has been extended until June 15, 2017.

Please visit the Archives.  And tell us what you think, email

The earlier blog post about this trial is here.  Thank you.

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E is for…Ebooks or Exams?

May 12, 2017

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You may have seen some recent reports in the press about the demise of eBooks… but in academic circles this is not necessarily the case.  A couple of weeks after these reports, the eBooks team at Cambridge University Library published a blogpost analysing eBook usage for 2016 in the University, recording 3.3 million hits for that year.

At exam time, when most libraries are filling up with students revising for exams, eBooks can be a saviour when the book you desperately need to refer to can’t be found in any library!   Students sometimes find it difficult to search for eBooks, but “iDiscover”, the online library catalogue for the University of Cambridge, has a filter for eBooks on the drop-down menu at the main search box:
Ebooks iDiscover search

EBook records in a list of results should be identifiable by the words [electronic resource] in square brackets after the title, and also by a…

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New Books April 2017 on Pinterest

May 9, 2017

Uploaded on the SPS Library Pinterest now a wide sample of the new titles for Sociology and Land Economy acquired during April.


Trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies

May 5, 2017


The University Library has arranged trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies: the Archives of Sexuality and Gender (Gale Cengage) and LTBT Life with Full Text (Ebsco).

Archives of Sexuality and Gender can be accessed from this link until 5 June 2017

Archives of Sexuality and Gender is an ongoing, growing series of archives comprising primary sources in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more.  To date only Part I has been released: “LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I”. This collection presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond and illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations…

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E-journals on Business, Economics, Politics and Technology

May 4, 2017


Recent issues of e-journals of inter-departmental interest available from, accessible via e-journals@cambridge, include, amongst others, the International Review of Behavioral Economics, the Strategic Behavior and the Environment and the Review of Behavioral Economics.

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Historical Texts trial

May 2, 2017


Trial access is now enabled to the Historical Texts platform until 31 May 2017 via the following link:

Historical Texts brings together Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.

Via this platform is also included the UK Medical Heritage Library collection (UKMHL) which is Open Access and accessible here.

The main purpose of this trial is to review the appropriateness of the platform for Cambridge users.  An overview of the collections included in the platform can be foundhere.  Note that Cambridge currently has access to EEBO and ECCO on separate (publisher) platforms, but not to the British Library 19th Century collection.

You can contact the Historical Texts platform directly via email ( during the trial for any queries.

Please send your feedback on the trial to

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