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 9 ebook collections containing over 400 titles (with 2 brand new collections coming soon).

Bloomsbury Collections hosts scholarly books from their Academic division, spanning the humanities and social sciences. The benefits of using ebooks on thisplatform 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…

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Research skills material available at the African Studies Library

We’ve purchased a small collection of general research skills materials which are now available to borrow (7 day loan period) from the African Studies Library.

The titles are located just after our languages section, next to the MPhil shelves (Overnight Loans).

Here they are on the shelves!

Close up research  location shelves















A research skills board has been created on Pinterest which includes other relevant items available within the University.

This board will be updated during the term to include other general resources, so keep checking it!  Pinterest may require you to login, but you may do this using a Facebook or Twitter login.

Here’s a snapshot of what is available on the board, click on the image below to browse…