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  • Mennonites and their many migrations

    One winner (best adapted screenplay) in the 2023 Oscars is Women talking, a film adaptation of the novel by the Canadian author Miriam Toews, a fictional response to real events that took place in a Mennonite community in Bolivia. When … Continue reading →
  • Waiting for Swan Lake : the war against Ukraine and awaiting the end of Putin

    “Every day we wake up and hope that they will be showing Swan Lake on TV.” The ICC arrest warrant issued yesterday for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian children’s rights commissioner, for the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children … Continue reading →
  • New resources for economics & business : new datasets via WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

    New datasets are now available to all members of the University via the WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) platform:

    Capital IQ Capital Structure
    Capital IQ Key Developments
    Capital IQ People Intelligence
    Capital IQ Transactions
    Capital IQ Transcripts
    S&P Compustat Executive Compensation
    S&P Compustat Global
    Compustat Global – daily updates

    Cambridge economists and business students can now access Capital IQ data so that it can now be cross searched on WRDS with other datasets such as Compustat.

    WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across mulitiple disciplines including accounting, banking, economics, finance and statistics. It provides access to Capital IQ Capital Structure, Capital IQ Key Developments, Capital IQ People Intelligence, Capital IQ Transactions, Capital IQ Transcripts, S&P Compustat Executive Compensation, S&P Compustat Global and Compustat Global daily updates.

    Using a standard query structure – for example company name, dates of interest, financial parameters – students can create customised reports. These can then be stored, revisited and exported.

    For access to these data please simply complete the WRDS Registration Form.

    We are delighted to announce this major upgrade for data for economics and business studies for Cambridge, achieved by the joint efforts of the Marshall Library for Economics, the Judge Business School, and Cambridge University Library.

    JASPER, Marshall Library mascot, the #EconomicsCat with our Bloomberg Terminal

  • Artists’ books from Cuba

    The Latin American and Iberian Collections team has recently acquired a small but utterly compelling collection of books published by Ediciones Vigía. These are beautiful and hugely imaginative hand-made artist books created in Matanzas, Cuba. Although in nature very different … Continue reading →
  • Meet…Meg Webb

    What has your road to librarianship been? I’ve wanted to be a collections specialist since my first year of undergrad, whether that was manuscripts, early printed books or music. I’m hopefully taking up a PhD in medieval musicology this autumn … Continue reading →
  • Women and Social Movements – Trial access

    Trial access to Women and Social Movements is provided to Cambridge University members until 15 April 2023.


    The Women and Social Movements collection of products constitute a resource for students and scholars of U.S./World history and U.S./World women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements between 1600 and the present, the collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.’

    From the publisher website

    Please tell us what use you have made of this resource, and if you would have a use for it in the future, please complete the evaluation form here