Monday, September 15, 2008

Cambridge Histories Online - trial

Stanford University Libraries is currently trying out Cambridge Histories Online.

http://histories.cambridge.org
Stanford's access is via-IP address, so you must be using a computer on the campus network for it to work.
Please check it out and send comments back to me.

Of interest to this group are probably the following multi-volume titles from this series:

  • The Cambridge Modern History
  • The Cambridge Economic History of Europe
  • The New Cambridge Medieval History
  • The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism
  • The Cambridge History of Political Thought
  • The Cambridge History of Italian Literature
  • The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy;... of Later Greek and early Medieval Philosophy; ... of Renaissance Philosophy, ... of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy
and many others - from the trial site you can browse by subject

Here's the info from the vendor:

"The Cambridge Histories have become an established and essential component
of the academic research library, and now, for the first time, over 250 of
these well-known, used and trusted volumes published since the 1960's are
available online, adding immense value to the texts and enhancing any
aspect of historical research. Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) will be an
indispensable research tool for undergraduates and academics alike. It
offers impressive functionality, enabling quick and easy access to content
and the tools to make the content usable in a time effective way, including
extensive bibliographic reference linking, personal archives, citation
export, remote access and user control display features. CHO covers 14
subject areas, including General History, Regional History, Literary
Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. And an average of 5 new titles
will be added each year!

Your trial is IP authenticated so please, if you haven't done so already,
log on to http://histories.cambridge.org. "

1 comment:

Katie said...

This is fantastic! I'm too poor to buy the volumes, and the library ones are always checked out or quickly recalled...

brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections