Trial access to Exact Editions


Trial access is now available to the magazine titles published by Exact Editionswhich comprise the entirety of the back issues online.  Access is available until 11 October 2017 at the following URL:

Mobile users can also download the ‘Exactly’ app on an iOS or Android device from the relevant app store, and instantly access every title.

Some of the titles Exact Editions features are described below.  They are quite mixed in terms of communities of interest, and range from the creative arts industries to contemporary politics and business, so please inform your users as you think appropriate.  A full list of the titles accessible in this trial can be examined in this sheet.

Please tell us about your impressions of this resource/the title(s) by writing to  Your feedback will inform whether or not we take this resource any further forward.  Thank you

Dazed & Confused

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Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1996 trial access


Trial access has been arranged to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1996 from 27 March – 25 April 2017.

Access is via the following URL:

As the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent world history. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, it provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S.—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Please send your feedback on this trial to  Thank you.

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Rand Daily Mail trial access


Trial access has been arrange for the Rand Daily Mail 1902-1985

Access is available from the below URL on and off campus from now until March 29, 2017:

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The Rand Daily Mail, a Johannesburg daily, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall.   From its early beginnings in 1902, the Rand Daily Mail was known for its controversial yet courageous journalism. Despite significant pressure from the conservative government, its writers openly addressed issues that white readers knew little about.

Just now the issues loaded are for the period 1940-1985.  Issues for the period 1902-1939 are in production now at Readex and the entirety of the collection will be launched by April…

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Major newspaper archives – trial access


Trial access is now available until 20 March 2017 to historical newspaper archives :

Daily Mail –

The Telegraph –

Financial Times –

British Library Newspapers (adding access to collections III, IV, V; the University currently has access to collections I and II) –

Please note that all these collections are accessible through Gale (Artemis) Primary Sources:

Please send your feedback on these archives and what this access means to you to    Thank you.

MARRIED IN A COLLEGE CHAPEL. – For the first time for over two centuries a marriage was celebrated yesterday in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.  The contracting parties were Miss Gertrude Maud Butler, daughter of Dr. H. Montagu Butler, the master of Trinity, and Mr. B. M. Fletcher, of Dorking.  The Bishop of Ely officiated.

Daily Mail (London, England),Thursday, December 19, 1901, Issue 1768, p.

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BBC Monitoring


Trial access is now available to the BBC Monitoring portal.   This trial starts today and extends to 31 December 2016.

Access is via Shibboleth login both on and off campus.

Go to

Click on the Login box

Click on “Login via Academic Institution”

Click on Cambridge

Please send your feedback to tell your subject librarian what you think.

BBC Monitoring’s news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by our analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as ‘real time’ reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis. Current users include universities, research institutes and think tanks, government ministries, a number of UN agencies, as well as international organisations…

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Middle East & Africa Database and Eurasia Atlantic Database


The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the Middle East & Africa Database and Eurasia Atlantic Database from the Reference Corporation up to 11 November 2016.

Access to the Middle East & Africa Database is at this link:

Access to the Eurasia Atlantic Database is at this link:

We want to know what you think of this resource.  Is it useful to you; if so, in what way?  Please send us your thoughts and feedback by writing an email to:  Thank you!

The Middle East and Africa Database is a bibliographic and fulltext database that provides area coverage (especially for political development, social development, foreign policy, economic development, investment, oil and petrochemicals, trade and technological industries) for the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Arabs, Iranians, Turks and Africans worldwide, including in Europe and North and…

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Wageningen Academic Publishers ebook & ejournal collections on trial


Wag iconAbout Wageningen Academic Publishers

Being located in the midst of one of the world’s most famous food & agriculture research centres (Wageningen University and Research Centre) in the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers publish research in the Life Sciences.

Cambridge University users have free access to ebook and ejournal content from here, between the 18th April until Friday the 27th May.

e-book collections:

The Wageningen Academic Publishers e-book collections constitute a valuable resource for academic staff and students in the Life Sciences and related Social disciplines. The collections include monographs, handbooks and proceedings. They can be browsed in the following subject categories:

Please note, a small number of books displayed on the platform are not available as ebooks, these will show up on the platform with a white square icon.

The majority of titles will show with a green…

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Film, television, theatre & dance


In tandem with the trial of FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals and associated resources for film studies, trial access is also available to the following two further bibliographies for theatre & dance and for film & television respectively until 31 March 2016:

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is a research tool for the study of theatre and performing arts comprising a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated database of journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. IBDT with Full Text also contains author-supplied abstracts, author-supplied keywords and author affiliations.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text            

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is an online tool for Film and Television research, providing a collection of full-text and bibliographic coverage from scholarly and…

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eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology trial


Trial access is now available (ending date TBC) to the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases.

Access the trials via the links below:

eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF Archaeology

The eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database containing descriptive information on cultures (based on the Outline of World Cultures -OWC) and ethnic groups from around the world. eHRAF is unique because each culture contains a variety of documents (books, articles, and dissertations) that have been subject-indexed at the paragraph level by anthropologists according to HRAF’s comprehensive Outline of Cultural Materials(OCM). This feature extends search capability well beyond keyword searching, allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. As an ethnographic database, eHRAF appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.

eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database…

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