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  • Some resources on racism in Latin America

    As mentioned in the article Estudios sobre el racismo en América Latina by María Dolores París Pombo, studies about racism in Latin America have only started to become prominent since the Eighties. París Pombo argues that this may have to do with … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 8 July 2020 - 10:11am
  • New eresources : e-Anatomy and vet-Anatomy (IMAIOS)

    Cambridge University members now have access to the IMAIOS e-Anatomy and vet-Anatomy databases, following the conclusion of  our recent trials.


    e-Anatomy is an award-winning interactive atlas of human anatomy. It is the most complete reference of human anatomy available on web, iPad, iPhone and android devices. Explore over 6700 anatomic structures and more than 670 000 translated medical labels.



    vet-Anatomy is an interactive atlas of veterinary anatomy based on medical imaging. vet-Anatomy has been created on the same framework than the popular award-wining e-Anatomy, but dedicated to animals.

    Text from the publisher website.


    You can also access e-Anatomy and vet-Anatomy  via the Databases A-Z.

    Timestamp: 7 July 2020 - 12:45pm
  • Health Information Week 2020

    This week is Health Information Week,’a national, multi-sector campaign promoting high-quality information for patients and the public.’ The themes for this year’s Health Information Week are ‘finding information you can trust,’ and ‘wellbeing,’ with a specific focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Medical Library will be taking part as always, although in these times of remote working, this will be solely via Twitter. Make sure you’re following the Medical Library’s Twitter account, where we will be sharing great health information resources, all aimed at the general public. If you have any resources of your own that you would like highlighted, tweet them at the Medical Library’s account and we will share them. You can also go to the dedicated Health Education England website, and explore the resources they’ve made available there.

    The post Health Information Week 2020 appeared first on Medical Library.

    Timestamp: 6 July 2020 - 9:00am
  • The Jewish Women’s Archive: Encyclopedic and Archival Resources

    The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is a non-profit organization, headquartered in America, which runs a digital archive and encyclopedia that is free-to-access and indispensable for researchers of Jewish history and literature alike. While the JWA does focus mostly on Jews in North America, and particularly the United States, its resources do also cover a wide range of figures and topics that are relevant to the study of other Jewish communities, whether in Europe or throughout the rest of the world.

    There are a number of resources openly available on JWA’s website (, including a multimedia gallery, a regular podcast on Jewish women’s issues, and multiple collections which tell Jewish women’s stories. These collections are particularly useful for people exploring Jewish Studies. They center on themes such as women rabbis, Judaism and feminism, and Jewish American history, providing well-written and insightful introductions to these topics.

    One of the most substantial resources that the JWA offers is its encyclopedia, which consists mostly of thoroughly-researched Jewish women’s biographies. The encyclopedia is linked as the first option under the website’s “Collections” header, but also can be accessed directly at Here, you can search either by name or topic, with subjects such as “Education,” “Sports,” “Activism,” or “Science,” to name a few. Each of these also has readily-available subcategories in drop-down menus – “Science,” for instance, expands into topics such as “Agriculture” and “Medicine” – but you can also easily browse their entries by scrolling; each biography is clearly organized and illustrated when possible, making for easy browsing.

    Screenshot of Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) web site

    The biographies themselves are short overviews of Jewish women’s lives and impacts. They provide excellent insight into these figures and, accompanied by bibliographies, form the basis of further reading as well. This is not only the case for modern Jewish women – though recognizable and recent people such as Estée Lauder and Hannah Arendt have entries – but also women throughout Jewish history, such as Babatha, a Jewish landowner from the turn of the 2nd century, and Abigail, King David’s second wife.

    Alongside these entries, the JWA’s encyclopedia also has articles which cover more thematic approaches to Jewish women’s histories. For instance, Deborah Dash Moore – a leading American historian – has written an overview of Jewish assimilation in the 20th-century United States, while other articles cover topics such as contemporary female English Jewish artists and Baghdadi Jewish women in India. These articles are scattered throughout the encyclopedia’s various categories. Together with their surrounding biographies, they help to provide context for those who are less familiar with these figures or their moments in Jewish history.

    Screenshot of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, by categories, showing “Politics and Government”

    This encyclopedia is a strong and freely-available online resource that forms the basis both for introductory explorations of Jewish women’s experiences and further reference. If you are learning about or researching Judaism in general, it is an incredibly useful collection for all kinds of themes and topics. Or, if you just want to browse and read a little about interesting Jewish women throughout history, it is the go-to place for that, too.

    Elijah Teitelbaum

    Timestamp: 3 July 2020 - 2:54pm
  • Beethoven the arranger: exploring the countryside

    Continuing our celebrations of the Beethoven 250 anniversary, I thought we might take a little look at one of the, perhaps, dustier corners of his output – that of his arrangements of some of his own works (not to be … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 3 July 2020 - 8:29am