Journals and online resources

Journals and online resources

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You might have finished studying but you still have free access to some online academic resources, even when you’re not in Cambridge.

Access Cambridge Core with

Access EBSCO with

Access Emerald Insight with

Access HSTalks via

Access IEEE with

Access JSTOR via

Access Project MUSE with

Or if you do not have an email address, start by registering for a free account.

Access to online journals and e-databases was one of the benefits alumni said they appreciate in the 2016 alumni survey, so we're working with partners like the University Library to make more available.

What's available?

For alumni and former postdocs

All alumni and former postdocs have free online access to:

  • Cambridge Core
  • EBSCO Educational Databases
  • HSTalks' Business and Management Collection
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Project MUSE
  • Emerald Insight

Thanks to the University Library and Cambridge Judge Business School Library.

For alumni

In partnership with the University Library we are delighted to offer alumni access to:

  • JSTOR digital library of academic journals, free of charge.

More about each collection

Cambridge Core

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What is Cambridge Core?

Cambridge Core is the new platform for academic content from Cambridge University Press. With over one million journal articles and more than 30,000 books, Cambridge Core is the new central destination for academic research.

What can I access?

Cambridge alumni and former postdocs have access to all the content published by Cambridge University Press that the University Library has subscribed to or purchased for access by full members of the University. 

This includes the complete Cambridge Companions collection, the Cambridge Histories series, CUP scholarly monographs or “ebooks”, the great majority of the academic online journals published by the Press, as well as many of those journals’ archives going back to volume 1, and the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online.

EBSCO Educational Databases

How do I access EBSCO Education Databases?

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What is 'EBSCO Educational Databases'?

EBSCO Educational Databases is an online education resource comprising British Education Index (BEI); ERIC; Educational Administration Abstracts; Education Abstracts; and Child Development & Adolescent Studies.

What can I access?

EBSCO Educational Databases comprises the following five databases:

British Education Index (BEI)

This database covers all aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. Indexing British education journals, theses and more, this resource is searchable by educational level and age group.


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. It is essential for education researchers of all kinds.

Educational Administration Abstracts

This bibliographic research database covers areas related to educational administration. This includes educational leadership, educational management and educational research.

Education Abstracts (HW Wilson)

This bibliographic database covers key areas of education and related fields. Education Abstracts is an essential tool for education research and is ideal for education students, professionals and policy makers.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies

Child Development & Adolescent Studies, produced by NISC, provides indexing and abstracts for the literature on the growth and development of children through to the age of 21. Content covers worldwide biomedical and social sciences sources and includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 to 2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Emerald Insight

How do I access Emerald Insight?

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What is Emerald Insight?

Emerald is a global publisher providing high quality, peer-reviewed research. With nearly 50 years' experience, Emerald manages a portfolio of over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 teaching cases. 

What can I access?

Free access to the following journals, which includes over 2600 articles is provided free of charge all matriculated University of Cambridge alumni and former postdocs. 

  • International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies
    ISSN: 2046-8253
    Access start year: 2012
    First accessible volume: 1
    First accessible issue: 1
  • Journal of Children’s Services
    ISSN: 1746-6660
    Access start year: 2006
    First accessible volume: 1
    First accessible issue: 1
  • Journal of Knowledge Management
    ISSN: 1367-3270
    Access start year: 1997
    First accessible volume: 1
    First accessible issue: 1
  • Sensor Review
    ISSN: 0260-2288
    Access start year: 1994
    First accessible volume: 14
    First accessible issue: 1
  • Social Responsibility Journal
    ISSN: 1747-1117
    Access start year: 2006
    First accessible volume: 3
    First accessible issue: 2

To limit search results to Cambridge’s subscription only, please select the option "Only content I have full access to" in the search function.

HSTalks Business and Management Collection

HSTalks Business and Management Collection

How do I access HSTalks?

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Or if you do not have an email address, start by registering for a free account.

What is HSTalks?

The Henry Stewart Talks Business and Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, video lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia for universities, business schools, colleges and continuing professional development. There are over 850 contributing editors, speakers and case study presenters and more than 30,000 informative slides.

Topics include marketing, management, finance, accounting, strategy and more. New lectures and case studies are released every month.

Visit the HSTalks website to sign up for monthly updates. Please note that you will need to return to the alumni website and login with your account details to access the resources.

What can I access?

Alumni and former postdocs have access to the entire Business and Management Collection, the same as students and academics currently at Cambridge. To access the resources as an alumnus/a or former postdoc, use your account details to login and select the HSTalks option when you do so. When you get to the Business and Management Collection, you'll see a message confirming that your access is provided through the University.

Go to the login page

For help using the HSTalks website or searching the Business and Management Collection, see HSTalks' quick start guide (PDF), from page four.


How do I access IEEE ASPP?

Access IEEE with

What is IEEE ASPP?

IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP), is made available via the IEEE Xplore® digital library and provides access to the IEEE core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals.

What can I access?

Alumni and former postdocs can now access 179  of IEEE’s journals, transactions and magazines in electrical engineering and computer science, comprising over 324,000 peer-reviewed full-text articles.


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How do I access JSTOR?

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Or if you do not have an email address, start by registering for a free account.

What is JSTOR?

JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship that includes leading academic journals across the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. It includes over 2,000 academic e-journals, as well as other materials valuable for academic work, such as primary sources. It allows you to read a huge range of academic work online. 

What can I access?

To view a full list of content available to Cambridge alumni, current staff and students, log in to JSTOR.

Free access to the JSTOR digital library is available to all matriculated University of Cambridge alumni. On accessing the JSTOR website you should see a message displayed in the right sidebar: 'Your access to JSTOR provided by University of Cambridge Library'.

Alumni have access to the same set of JSTOR Archive Collections as students and faculty at Cambridge. There are currently over 2,305 e-journals available, with collections including Arts & Sciences I-X, Life Sciences, the Ireland collection and 19th-century British pamphlets, as well as a number of individual journal titles. The collection includes the entire back-run from the first issue of every journal, including the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, first published in 1665. 

JSTOR is continually digitizing journal volumes and issues but you will normally find that the most recent content (up to 3 years ago) is not available.

Project MUSE

How do I access Project MUSE?

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What is Project MUSE?

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.

MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating.

What can I access?

Free access to Project MUSE is available to all matriculated University of Cambridge alumni and former postdocs.

On accessing the Project MUSE website you should see a message displayed at the top of the page: ‘Access provided by Cambridge University Library’.

Cambridge alumni and former postdocs are eligible to access the Standard Collection of 355 journals through Project MUSE. A full list of the in that collection are listed here:

To limit search results to Cambridge’s subscription only, please select the option on the left hand side of the screen, "Only content I have full access to".