Extra Russian eresources available into September

Good news – access to these three resources has generously been extended by East View for Cambridge staff and students until 30 September 2020.

East View have opened up access to their Rossiĭskaia gazeta Digital Archive, Novaia gazeta Digital Archive, and Essential Russian Classics e-book collection to Cambridge staff and students until the 31st of July.

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More extended access to Francophone e-resources at Cambridge: Cairn and Brepols

As part of temporary measures to help universities during the lockdown period, Cairn, an important online collection of francophone publications in social sciences and humanities, are offering free access to all their c. 10.000 ebooks and pocket encyclopaediasfrom major French, Belgian and Swiss publishers (“Ouvrages” and “Que sais-je ?/Repères” tabs in the top banner), until 31st May 2020. Access is through Raven, at this link (Connexion > Grande Bretagne > University of Cambridge (accès distant)). Cambridge University Library also subscribes annually to 156 of the Cairn journals (out of c. 500 in total), as part of a package called “French studies and humanities” on the platform “Cairn international edition” (see the A-Z Databases: Francophone Area Studies).

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Classiques Garnier ebooks

Classiques Garnier is a major French academic publisher in the field of literature, history and social sciences. We are delighted that in the current confinement circumstances, the publisher has set up for Cambridge University Library temporary online access to all its ebooks in the collections (series) that we have previously purchased any titles from. Any member of the University with access to Raven can either use this EZproxy link or use the portal A-Z Databases: Francophone Area Studies: C, selecting Classiques Garnier Numerique.  Following either route, clicking “Accès aux bases en ligne” and “Livres et revues numériques” provides a “UK Cambridge” connexion enabling access to the Classiques Garnier ebooks (in html or pdf).

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Moving online

At the time of writing, the University Library remains open (with reading rooms shut) but it will close its doors to readers at 5pm today until further notice.  Given the situation, it seems rather perverse to promote print material through this blog until the UL is fully operational again.  Over the next few weeks, our posts will instead focus on books, journals, and databases which are available electronically, certainly to University staff and students.

Last September, I wrote a blog post about foreign-language ebook packages, whose details it might be useful for readers to remind themselves about now: https://europeancollections.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/foreign-language-ebooks/

The Library’s FAQs about library services during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/news/coronavirus-faqs

We wish all our readers good health.

Mel Bach