Answered By: Hope Williard
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019     Views: 303

Yes and no! The library subscribes to Cambridge Companions Online and Cambridge Journals Online via Cambridge Core. So the answer is yes in the sense that you can access any of the hundreds of Cambridge Companions. To do so, click on the databases tab on the library homepage and then go to the databases themselves to search further:


Unfortunately, the answer is also no, because we do not subscribe to the full range of material on Cambridge Core, such as Cambridge University Press monographs. Our users can see them but not access them. There are two ways to hide material we do not have access to.

If you have entered Cambridge Core via Cambridge Journals online, make sure to tick the box below the main Cambridge Core search bar (the one that says 'search all book and journal content') that says 'only show content I have access to.'


If you have entered the Cambridge Core database by clicking on the 'Cambridge Companions Complete Collection' on the library databases page, you will see two search bars--the 'search all journal and book content' one at the top and a larger search bar that says 'search Cambridge Companions' a bit further down the page. If you search in the second search bar, you will automatically be looking through content to which we subscribe.

If you do search the 'search all journal and book content bar', you can select 'Only show content I have access to' in the 'Refine your search' options.


If you need to read a Cambridge University Press book which is not available to us via Cambridge Core, please search the main library catalog to check if it is in the library. If we do not have it, please request it via more books or inter-library loan (both services are free and unlimited for all users). Members of staff who need books for teaching are encouraged to contact their Subject Librarian.

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