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Churchill Archive now online for University of Cambridge

September 14, 2017


The University Library is delighted to announce that the Churchill Archive has been acquired for the University of Cambridge and access is available now via the following link:

or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z here.  Access is also available via Shibboleth login on the site if you prefer to go to the site directly when off campus.  (As this resource is an archive, there are no individual MARC records for its contents in iDiscover, but a “collection-level” record for the archive will be added shortly.)

The Churchill Archive is a unique resource that brings nearly 800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his life, together online for the first time.   The original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, include Churchill’s personal correspondence with his family and friends; financial and legal papers; political and constituency-related materials; ministerial and official correspondence; drafts of his speeches; as…

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How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

September 11, 2017

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Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition

August 23, 2017


CMS blog

To paraphrase the words of the Chicago Manual of Style team, on Monday 21st August two rare events were celebrated in the US: a solar eclipse and the unveiling of the new Chicago Manual of Style Online.

ebooks@cambridge is pleased to announce that current staff and students of the University now have access to the new 17th edition, on and off-campus, via iDiscover or directly via this link.

About the Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is a style guide for American English, published by University of Chicago Press, prescribing writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The Chicago citation style is also recommended to students by a number of Cambridge University departments for use in essays and other forms of work.

What’s new in the 17th edition?

As well as a much more up-to-date look, the site has been enhanced with additional content. Of…

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Summer Vacation Borrowing- Save the Date!

June 1, 2017

Now that Summer vacation is just round the corner, we would like to remind you of some important dates for your calendar!

Due to our generous renewal period, all loans will be due: Tuesday 13th June

No borrowing: Wednesday 14th June– the library is still accessible while the staff stock check the books ready for Vacation borrowing.

Please note £3.00 fine per item/per day will be added to any books not returned by the due date.


Vacation borrowing commences: Thursday 15th June

New Return Date: Thursday 5th October

Overnight loans remain active throughout the vacation period


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

MusiCB3 Blog

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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